Col. Nicholas Desport, RA, LEED AP BD+C, USAF (retired), has joined Merrick & Company as Director of Business Development for its High Performance Facilities (HPF) business unit. He will support the firm’s business growth in the Washington, DC, area and East Coast, as well as throughout the Department of Defense and Aerospace market.
Desport brings more than 25 years of experience in planning, design, construction, environmental, real estate, and lifecycle operations & maintenance. After retiring from the United States Air Force, he served as Deputy Director and Director of Programs, Membership and Post Operations for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
Desport holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design from Kent State University and a Master of Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management from the University of Maryland. He is a registered architect in the state of VA, a fellow of SAME, and a life member of the Society of Presidential Military Aides.