Clark Nexsen Announces Promotions

Clark Nexsen Promotions

We are excited to announce the promotion of Aaron Brumo to associate principal and Xander Ellenbogen, Richard Funk, and Julie Leary to associate. These promotions recognize the significant contributions each has made to Clark Nexsen’s growth as a leading architecture and engineering firm.

Promoted to Associate Principal

Aaron Brumo, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Architect, Asheville

Aaron believes great design begins with listening to clients’ end goals in order to create thoughtful, functional, and exceptional spaces. His experience spans a variety of project types including K-12 and higher education, commercial, and community and cultural. Aaron has led teams to design the Carolina Day Lower School and  Edneyville Elementary School in western North Carolina and the new City Hall in Forsyth, Georgia. He is currently working on Jonesborough Elementary School, the firm’s first significant project in Tennessee.

Promoted to Associate

Xander Ellenbogen, AIA, LEED AP
Architect, Asheville

Xander has overseen and managed projects through design and construction and was instrumental to the transformational renovation of Owen Hall at UNC Asheville. As an emerging practice technology leader within the firm, Xander leads CNCPT’s drone group and was the first person at Clark Nexsen to become a commercial drone pilot. He has served as BIM job captain for numerous projects and has helped make time-saving process improvements related to BIM, Newforma, and Revit.

Richard Funk, PE
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Macon

Richard joined the firm in 2010 and has more than 30 years of engineering experience. He sets a rigorous standard for his work and is trusted by clients to manage all facets of the projects – from scope and fees through design and construction. He often brings a different perspective to project issues and generously shares his knowledge with younger engineers and architects.