Staff Highlights and Information
ASM acquires Hawaii-based consulting firm, Rechtman Consulting
Rechtman Consulting has been acquired by ASM Affiliates. Going forward the company will operate as ASM Hawaii. Bob Rechtman will be leading ASM Hawaii as Managing Director for its Hawaii and Pacific operations. The transaction involved the assets of Rechtman Consulting including its existing contracts and proposals. All the current employees have joined ASM Hawaii.
"I am excited about the opportunities this acquisition provides to me and my employees," says Bob Rechtman, Managing Director ASM Hawaii. "The cultural resource management industry today requires marketingand financial resources that, as a small operator, Rechtman Consulting was no longer able to afford on its own. I believe that ASM's values and mine are closely aligned. Together we will be able to better serve our existing clients and expand into new markets that we were previously not able to enter."
Welcome ASM's newest COO, Mr. Bill Graham, M.C.P. - Biography
After beginning his career in Cultural Resources Management, Bill broadened his professional practice to encompass the entire range of environmental planning. He has overseen environmental impact analyses, documentation and permitting for projects nationwide. A key feature of his experience has been the direction of large-scale cultural and biological field efforts in support of permitting under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act or the laws and regulations protecting natural resources. Direction of environmental monitoring and compliance programs during project construction is an area of particular expertise Bill brings to our firm. He has conducted extensive work on Tribal lands and is experienced in the coordination of Native American consultation. He has extensive experience managing large, multidisciplinary projects conducted for the Federal government and for state and local agencies. These projects have been performed for the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Caltrans, California Department of Parks and Recreation, SANDAG, the City of San Diego, and many other municipalities. His experience at large consulting firms allows him to provide leadership to ASM at a time when the company is experiencing growth in both its client base and its geographic footprint.
Dr. David S. Whitley was recently quoted in a National Geographic Article for his contributions regarding womens involvement in Native American cave art.
TEDx Talks - Manhattan Beach
Dr. David S. Whitley will be one of a few select speakers contributing to the 4th Annual TEDx Talks in Manhattan Beach on November 16th. This is a huge honor as TED Talks are viewed around the world from people with backgrounds in a range of topics including Archaeology, Music Composition, Film Production and Business Management.
ASM in the Community
Arch in the Park
ASM staff members will be volunteering at the San Diego County Archaeological Society’s Arch in the Park October 19th at the Los Pensaquitos Ranch House off Highway 15. For more information click here
SDG&E Volunteer Day
ASM recently participated in SDG&E's Volunteer Day.