Leadership – Board of Directors

Daniel S. Deiseroth, P.E. | Executive Vice President | Gateway Engineers

Daniel S. Deiseroth, P.E.

President

Office: 412-921-4030 ext. 110

ddeiseroth@gatewayengineers.com

Daniel S. Deiseroth currently serves as Gateway Engineers' President and is a member of the Board of Directors. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in four states and has been involved in land planning since he joined Gateway in 1985. He also currently serves as the Director of the Land Development Team for the company and works on all aspects of commercial and residential land development projects while also overseeing multiple municipal clients.

Daniel is a dynamic and dedicated executive who has assisted in diversifying the company's business sectors through strategic networking and market intelligence. As a member of the Board of Directors, he contributes to the efficiency of operations and long-term planning. Daniel is a member of various industry related organizations and routinely spends time mentoring young engineers to help them reach each of their professional goals.

Daniel S. Deiseroth, P.E. | Executive Vice President | Gateway Engineers

Daniel S. Deiseroth, P.E.

President

Daniel S. Deiseroth currently serves as Gateway Engineers' President and is a member of the Board of Directors. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in four states and has been involved in land planning since he joined Gateway in 1985. He also currently serves as the Director of the Land Development Team for the company and works on all aspects of commercial and residential land development projects while also overseeing multiple municipal clients.

Daniel is a dynamic and dedicated executive who has assisted in diversifying the company's business sectors through strategic networking and market intelligence. As a member of the Board of Directors, he contributes to the efficiency of operations and long-term planning. Daniel is a member of various industry related organizations and routinely spends time mentoring young engineers to help them reach each of their professional goals.

Jason D. Jesso, PMP, R.L.A., A.S.L.A. | Chief Executive Officer | Gateway Engineers

Jason D. Jesso, PMP

Chief Executive Officer

Office: 412-921-4030 ext. 156

jjesso@gatewayengineers.com

Jason D. Jesso, PMP, RLA, A.S.L.A., currently serves as The Gateway Engineers, Inc. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a member of the Board of Directors. He received a BS in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University in 1997 and an MBA from Waynesburg College in 2002. He also received a Certificate of Academic Achievement from the Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence at the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007.

Jason joined The Gateway Engineers, Inc. in 2000 as an experienced Project Manager with a broad array of technical competencies in Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Business Operations. He was appointed to Director of Operations in 2009, COO in January 2011, and CEO in January 2015. He currently leads the Project Support Services Team. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Project Management Institute.

Jason D. Jesso, PMP, R.L.A., A.S.L.A. | Chief Executive Officer | Gateway Engineers

Jason D. Jesso, PMP

Chief Executive Officer

Jason D. Jesso, PMP, RLA, A.S.L.A., currently serves as The Gateway Engineers, Inc. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a member of the Board of Directors. He received a BS in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University in 1997 and an MBA from Waynesburg College in 2002. He also received a Certificate of Academic Achievement from the Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence at the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007.

Jason joined The Gateway Engineers, Inc. in 2000 as an experienced Project Manager with a broad array of technical competencies in Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Business Operations. He was appointed to Director of Operations in 2009, COO in January 2011, and CEO in January 2015. He currently leads the Project Support Services Team. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Project Management Institute.

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William E. Lestitian

Chief Executive Officer/Managing Shareholder, Rothman Gordon

412-338-1116

WELestitian@rothmangordon.com

William E. Lestitian is a member of The Gateway Engineers, Inc. Board of Directors. Bill currently serves as Rothman Gordon's Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Managing Shareholder. He is the first to hold such a post in Rothman Gordon's 60 year history. Prior to his current role, Mr. Lestitian had served on the firm’s Management Committee since 2002. He received his B.B.A. from The University of Notre Dame in 1984 and his J.D.,cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1990.

Mr. Lestitian is also the head of the Corporate & Business Department of Rothman Gordon. Using his experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lestitian advises closely-held and family-owned businesses on capital formation, forms of business organization and related tax implications, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, and shareholder disputes. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

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William E. Lestitian

Chief Executive Officer/Managing Shareholder, Rothman Gordon

William E. Lestitian is a member of The Gateway Engineers, Inc. Board of Directors. Bill currently serves as Rothman Gordon's Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Managing Shareholder. He is the first to hold such a post in Rothman Gordon's 60 year history. Prior to his current role, Mr. Lestitian had served on the firm’s Management Committee since 2002. He received his B.B.A. from The University of Notre Dame in 1984 and his J.D.,cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1990.

Mr. Lestitian is also the head of the Corporate & Business Department of Rothman Gordon. Using his experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lestitian advises closely-held and family-owned businesses on capital formation, forms of business organization and related tax implications, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, and shareholder disputes. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

W. Scott Rusmisel, P.E. | Project Manager | Gateway Engineers

W. Scott Rusmisel, P.E.

Project Manager

Office: 412-921-4030 ext. 185

srusmisel@gatewayengineers.com

W. Scott Rusmisel joined Gateway Engineers in February 2000, and currently serves the company as a Project Manager, Market Segment Leader, Shareholder, and Board Member. 

Mr. Rusmisel is actively involved in private and commercial development throughout the region and represents several municipalities in Southwestern PA. His experience with various design and construction projects including municipal improvements, residential developments, commercial developments, and natural gas development has made him an asset to the company.

W. Scott Rusmisel, P.E. | Project Manager | Gateway Engineers

W. Scott Rusmisel, P.E.

Project Manager

W. Scott Rusmisel joined Gateway Engineers in February 2000, and currently serves the company as a Project Manager, Market Segment Leader, Shareholder, and Board Member. 

Mr. Rusmisel is actively involved in private and commercial development throughout the region and represents several municipalities in Southwestern PA. His experience with various design and construction projects including municipal improvements, residential developments, commercial developments, and natural gas development has made him an asset to the company.

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Michael C. Zavoina

Independent Consultant

412-921-4030

mzavoina@gatewayengineers.com

Michael C. Zavoina currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Joining The Gateway Engineers, Inc. in 1998 as the Director of Finance and Resources, appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and CEO in 2007, Mr. Zavoina progressively enhanced the company's business model using efficient project operations as the focal point.

Mr. Zavoina has helped transform the company into a strategic project management focused organization. By combining innovative leadership strategies with proven management tactics, he implemented an organizational approach to project management. Mr. Zavoina belongs to several leadership and management organizations in the engineering industry and frequently serves as a guest speaker at related conferences.  Although he retired as CEO in 2012, Mr. Zavoina is an active Board of Directors member and consults regularly with company leadership.

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Michael C. Zavoina

Independent Consultant

Michael C. Zavoina currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Joining The Gateway Engineers, Inc. in 1998 as the Director of Finance and Resources, appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and CEO in 2007, Mr. Zavoina progressively enhanced the company's business model using efficient project operations as the focal point.

Mr. Zavoina has helped transform the company into a strategic project management focused organization. By combining innovative leadership strategies with proven management tactics, he implemented an organizational approach to project management. Mr. Zavoina belongs to several leadership and management organizations in the engineering industry and frequently serves as a guest speaker at related conferences.  Although he retired as CEO in 2012, Mr. Zavoina is an active Board of Directors member and consults regularly with company leadership.