TLC Leadership

TLC is managed by a Board of Directors, most of whom have multiple roles in the firm. TLC Engineering for Architecture, Inc. is a closely held corporation classified as a large business. Members of the Board include:


Front (Left to Right): Rania Sadrack – Principal, Mark Gelfo – Director, Bob Danner – Vice President,
Frank Pohl – Board Advisor, Lawrin Ellis – Principal, Bill Daly – CFO

Back (Left to Right): Matt Wiechart – Director, Gary Krueger – Vice President, Michael Sheerin – Chairman / CEO,
Brett McKinstry – President / COO (in memoriam), Brian Lomel – Director, Moncef Hadiji – Principal

Michael Sheerin

Michael Sheerin
PE, LEED AP, Chairman/CEO


Michael became CEO of TLC in January of 2015, after many years of leading TLC's healthcare engineering efforts and being responsible for the firm’s corporate healthcare strategic planning and performance. Michael joined TLC in 1995.

He has devoted considerable time to the development of standards affecting the healthcare industry, including

  • Chair of the newly published ASHRAE Standard 189.3-2017 - Sustainable High Performance Healthcare Facilities
  • Vice Chair of the ASHRAE Standard - 170 Healthcare Ventilation
  • Member, Health Guidelines Revision Committee, 2018 Cycle for the FGI Guidelines
  • Member and Chair, Mechanical Sub-Committee, for the NFPA 99 Revisions Committee

He is a frequent and enthusiastic presenter on changes in healthcare standards and design.

Michael embraces the joy of having family life and teenaged kids and their volleyball endeavors. He is a big fan of the National Park System, from the AT to Yosemite, and will literally “take a hike” if you let him. He is also an enthusiastic tennis player and a casual golfer.

Michael graduated cum laude from the City College of New York/CUNY, with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering. The product of public higher education, he is a Foundation Board Member and proud supporter of Seminole State College.

James D. Ferris

James D. Ferris
PE, Chief Operating Officer 


Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University, a Master of Science degree from New York Polytechnic University and a handful of years of experience designing predominantly electrical systems for civil projects, Jim joined TLC in 2006 as an Engineer. Twelve action-packed years after joining TLC, Jim was named Manager of TLC’s Healthcare Operations, TLC’s largest business unit, and has transitioned into the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Growing up as the son of a mechanical contractor, Jim realized early that engineering was his life’s work. His biggest decision came when he chose design over construction; the driving factor being the satisfaction he finds in solving design challenges with critical analysis and creativity. During his TLC tenure, Jim has authored more than 10 technical articles in national publications and has continuously presented at regional and national industry events.

Outside of the office, Jim enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Jacqueline, along with their children Aidan and Alaina. Always looking for leadership development opportunities, Jim thrives when participating in Cub Scout activities with his son.

Robert D. Danner

Robert D. Danner
Vice President 


For more than 30 years, Bob's been crafting solutions to client challenges at TLC. He diligently worked his way through the ranks, rising to become Director of TLC's largest operating unit, Healthcare, and managing the team responsible for delivering literally hundreds of successful projects around the world every year. Like many of TLC's senior healthcare staff, when the state of Florida contracted out document review and building inspections for healthcare facilities, Bob focused specifically on this effort, making him a very well- versed design professional in understanding the complexities of Florida's healthcare codes, specifically in the electrical discipline. In addition to assuming full responsibility for the Healthcare Operating Unit, Bob was appointed to serve on the firm's Board of Directors in 2015, bringing his years of experiencing the TLC culture to shape the future of the firm.

Bob's family influences his non-work hours. He and his wife actively support their adult son who teaches and coaches today's youth, just as Bob influences TLC's younger engineers. Whether it's on a volleyball or basketball court, or in the healthcare studio, Bob teaches the importance of working as a team to achieve common goals.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Bob's nearly become a Florida native, proudly calling Orlando home since the early 1970's. He's seen firsthand the many changes in central Florida as Disneyworld opened and created the hospitality industry. The rapid growth of central Florida and resulting demand for high quality healthcare has kept Bob busy - and will for years to come.

Gary Krueger

Gary Krueger
PE, LEED AP BD+C, CM, Vice President


Having joined TLC with the merger of Gardner Griffith into TLC in 1998, Gary is the firm's most senior structural engineer, director of the Cocoa office, a Board member and leads many of the firm's federal projects. He has a wide array of project type experience, including high rise construction, long span space trusses and considerable experience addressing the unique high wind load requirements common in coastal areas, as well as hardened or mission critical facilities. Gary is active in the sustainable design community as a LEED accredited professional since 2005, USGBC Branch Steering Committee Vice Chair, LEED administrator on award winning projects and as author of sustainable design articles.

Gary is very active in the community serving on the boards of several non-profit organizations, as President of the local Rotary Club and providing pro-bono engineering services to the community. When not at work at TLC or in the community, Gary is a fierce weekend warrior, whether committed to recreational basketball or home improvement projects.

Gary holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Structural Engineering from the Michigan State University. He is also a Certified Manager as recognized by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers and a Diplomat member of the American College of Forensic Engineers.

Mark A. Gelfo

Mark A. Gelfo
PE, LEED Fellow, CxA, EMP


Mark keeps a vigilant focus on how TLC's strong sustainability credentials may benefit clients and position TLC for future opportunities, while coordinating the delivery of Energy Services across the firm. After several years in TLC's healthcare practice, Mark took the helm of TLC's Jacksonville office, and he has managed numerous noteworthy healthcare and sustainable design. Mark serves on the national board of the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) and is currently the Vice Chair of USGBC's Florida chapter and is a LEED Faculty member of USGBC.

Mark employs a “work hard, play hard” philosophy, so when he’s not working, Mark enjoys running and training for local races throughout North Florida and has completed destination races in Disney World, Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando and Pennsylvania. Although he has completed two full marathons, he swears “never again” and is content to stick with half-marathons and shorter races. Mark is also a science fiction nerd and considers himself a “Trekkie” and will be happy to tell you why Kirk is better than Picard.

Mark is a proud alumni of Penn State University with a BS in Architectural Engineering.

A. Brian Lomel

A. Brian Lomel


Brian's years of mechanical engineering shine through his quick wit, ability to demonstrate to developers that quality building systems are worthwhile and his commitment to improving new and existing buildings, for the occupants, operators and owners. Recognized for his story-telling approach to educating and sharing information with industry partners, Brian uses his sense of humor to apply his knowledge of how buildings really operate and how building occupants do not always use the building as intended to make his points about simplicity in design and operation. Brian's ability to translate engineering jargon into business language and numbers and vice versa helps his client get the most out of their design team. Prior to his current role in advising building owners on how to achieve sustainability goals, Brian managed the firm's South Florida office and he has built a vast network of really smart people throughout South Florida and across the country.

Brian and his wife Angela, along with fur children Busy and Lolo, reside in Wilton Manors. They're frequently found in Tiki Bars or on the way to a great concert. He will tell you that it is “great to be a fuzzy bee” from Georgia Tech, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to being a LEED AP and a CxA, Brian is among the first WELL APs in the country, demonstrating his leadership and commitment to health and wellness in building design. That commitment to wellness inspires him to run, even if it's only to the next great restaurant.

Matthew J. Wiechart

Matthew J. Wiechart


As a young engineer, Matt jumpstarted his career at a small engineering firm. With six years of previous experience focusing on design and project management, he found his way to TLC's Ft. Myer's office in 2001. After years of dedication, Matt transferred to the Orlando Operating Unit as a senior mechanical engineer.

Collaborating with clients to assure project needs are met, managing staff workloads to produce quality designs and balancing budgetary limitations are just a few of Matt's responsibilities. As both a LEED AP and commissioning agent, he is committed to using mechanical principles and energy conservation methods to create sustainable designs. Matt particularly enjoys working on complex buildings that allow innovative approaches. His inherent ability to quickly address and resolve project concerns coupled with his creativity and passion make him an outstanding leader and team player.

Matt has been appointed as one of TLC's newest board members, after years of demonstrating expertise and positively contributing to the betterment of the company.

To relax, Matt enjoys running early in the morning where he finds quiet and tranquility. Matt values long-lasting connections with friends, colleagues and even his two loyal dogs, Bear and Brandie.

Matt holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Professional in High-Performance Building Design and Commissioning Project Management.

Bill Daly

Bill Daly
CPA, CFO, Secretary/Treasurer


Bill wrangles the numbers while managing TLC's accounting and human resources groups. He brought decades of financial experience in other industries to TLC in 2003 and his skills have been crucial in successfully navigating the stormy economic seas in recent years. The business of engineering is an intricate dance of balancing labor availability with workload. Information produced by Bill's accounting group is crucial to the management of the firm. Equally important are negotiating the myriad of contracts for office space, support services, insurances and more. Bill has demonstrated skill and patience in negotiating in the best interests of TLC staff, shareholders and clients. Bill became a subject matter expert on 179d, educating TLC clients on the financial advantages of energy efficient design, while positively contributing to the firm's bottom line.

Bill and his wife, Kim, stay active functioning as taxi drivers and ATMs for their three teenage children. In addition, Bill is a long time volunteer at his church and is an avid reader of political thrillers. Time permitting, Bill enjoys golf, following the Florida State Seminoles (regardless of sport) and following the Orlando Magic.

Bill is a proud alumni of The Florida State University with a BS in Accounting.


“TLC is a great place to work, because our work product and our lives are infused with our collective Sustainability values. Getting to design sustainable project solutions for our customers to achieve their dreams is very rewarding.” 

Brian Lomel, Corporate,
TLC Team Member

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