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J. Kevin Heinly

Managing Director, Gensler

As managing director of Gensler’s San Diego office, Kevin Heinly is responsibility for client development, project leadership and strategic vision. Heinly left Gensler’s Los Angeles office for San Diego in 2009. The office’s client list includes private developers, Corp.s, public REITs, and government entities. Heinly also serves on industry and civic boards, including the Downtown San Diego Partnership. Recent honors include Glassdoor.com recognizing Gensler among nine companies to look out for.

ALMA MATER: Lehigh University, University of Maryland

BUCKET LIST: Ride along with and watch the Tour de France.

CAR: Who cares? He spends his money on boats.

BUSINESS ADVICE: “Hire the best talent and get out of their way.”