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J|D Announces Promotion of Two to Vice President



Media Contact: Kurt Schwager, 734-961-3200

Detroit, MI – Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D) is pleased to announce is pleased to announce that Jacob Sotsky and Matthew Shaw have been promoted to Vice President. In their new roles, Jacob will lead J|D’s Planning practice area, Matthew will be responsible for leading the firm’s Program & Construction Management (PMCM) practice area.

Jacob Sotsky has worked with J|D for over 13 years, joining the firm as an intern in 2005 and working through various business lines during his tenure. Since then, Jacob has gone on to be instrumental in numerous projects, including serving as a Program Management Advisor to Los Angeles World Airports for their Landside Access Modernization Program and as the Deputy Project Manager for the development of airport master plans for Memphis/Shelby County Airport Authority’s three airports. He is currently serving as the project manager for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Master Plan Update and is serving in the same capacity for on-call planning efforts at Sacramento International and Richmond International Airports.

Jacob Sotsky | V.P. of Planning Practice Area

Matthew Shaw | V.P. of PMCM Practice Area

Matt Johnson, Senior Vice President of the Planning Division, said of Sotsky, “I’m very excited for this move. I have worked with Jacob since he first joined the firm and he not only shares our company’s values, but he also has a unique mix of entrepreneurial spirit, technical knowledge, and the ability to mentor our staff. There is no doubt in my mind that he will execute on our company strategy and ensure that our clients get the very best service.”

Matthew Shaw joined J|D in 2014 after more than 15 years of experience in airport facility development and corporate real estate management. Since joining J|D, Matthew has developed the PMCM practice area, which provides program and construction management to airport tenants. Under his leadership, the practice area has delivered numerous premium airport lounges and food and beverage concepts at some of the nation’s largest airports, including Los Angeles International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Boston Logan International Airport.

Brad Jacobsen, Executive Vice President, and leader of J|D’s Implementation Services Division, said of Shaw, “We are so pleased to announce Matthew’s promotion.  He joined us with a vision of the PMCM practice area and basically built it from the ground up.  He rose to the challenge, and we are really excited to see how he continues to grow and evolve in his new role.”

Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D) is a professional consulting services firm specializing in services for the aviation industry. Formed in 2001, our team provides solutions that are technically sound and thoughtfully designed to improve the travel experience at airports. From roadways to airways, we pursue ideas, concepts, and answers to improve the journey for the traveling public. From its founding, J|D has been dedicated to reliable, convenient, and safe transit options that meet the rapidly changing safety and security needs of the transportation industry. Offering an array of diversified technical services, we provide strategic advice to improve performance and improve the traveler’s journey, making your vision an attainable reality. We also provide valet services at multiple airports through Fly Away Valet, our signature valet company, owned and operated by J|D. Learn more about us at www.jacobsendaniels.com and by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter @JourneywithJ|D.

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