Charissa, as CEO/President of FMG Architects, has recently assumed full responsibility for FMG, a 100% woman/minority owned small business. She has over 25 years of experience in transportation and project delivery. Under Charissa’s leadership, the firm has grown from a niche architecture firm to a multidisciplinary business in architecture and program management. She’s passionate about creating a level playing field for small businesses by promoting policies that elevate their role in project delivery through collaboration and creativity. She is committed to fulfilling client needs and developing partnerships through collaboration and trust. She embodies the firm’s diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and believes this to be a vital part of what differentiates FMG and its commitment to equity. She remains vigilant about retaining the firm’s core values of heart-centered leadership, innovation and inclusion, while also evolving to the ever-changing business climate to continue to build a bright transportation future.