D/P/S Names New CFO, CMO

August 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Emily Allen to Chief Financial Officer and Julie Walleisa to Chief Marketing Officer. 

Benjamin Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, said “Julie and Emily have contributed significantly to D/P/S’s success and we are excited to formally recognize their expanded roles. Their in-depth knowledge of our firm and industry, along with their expertise in these critical areas, make them uniquely qualified to lead these efforts.”

Emily Allen has been with D/P/S for 15 years and is a licensed interior designer. Allen earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management in 2014 and serves on the boards of Viante NM and the UNM Anderson School of Management Foundation.

Kendal Giles, Chief Operations Officer, said “Emily is passionate about improving our internal systems and processes to increase efficiency and spur innovation. She brings a great balance of new ideas with maintaining rigor on the important controls that have kept D/P/S strong for over 60 years.”

Julie Walleisa is a registered architect and accredited educational planner who has been with D/P/S for 17 years. Walleisa earned her Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has provided strategic oversight of D/P/S’s marketing and business development efforts for several years while leading design projects.

“Bringing in work in our industry is all about understanding what our clients really need and seeing the potential each project has to impact the whole community,” founding Principal Dale Dekker said. “Julie’s approach and strategic insight helps position us for exciting projects where we can do our best work.”

“D/P/S as a firm is committed to continuously strengthening our design services, leadership, and company resiliency.” Gardner said. “Emily and Julie’s leadership in these new roles will help us continue to grow and prosper by enhancing our strategic approach to financial management and business development.” 

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