Giffels Webster Promotes Three to Partners

Michael G. Darga, Jill Bahm, Justin Wellman
From left: Michael G. Darga, Jill Bahm, Justin Wellman // Photographs courtesy of Giffels Webster

Giffels Webster, a Detroit-based consulting firm specializing in planning, land development, and infrastructure solutions, has promoted three to partners.

Michael G. Darga joined the firm in 2008 and has served as a senior project manager, specializing in urban redevelopment and multimodal transportation initiatives. He has more than 34 years of experience in the industry and was previously the engineer of design for Wayne County’s Public Services. Darga serves as president for Friends of the Rouge and is a board member for Tour de Troit.

Jill Bahm served as principal planner of Clearzoning for eight years before it was acquired by Giffels Webster in 2016. She held the same position at Giffels Webster, specializing in long-range planning, downtown development, and community engagement projects. Bahm has more than 23 years of experience in the planning industry and serves as a board member for Main Street Oakland County, Mend on the Move, and the Huron Valley Council for the Arts.

Justin Wellman joined Giffels Webster in 2013 and has served as senior project manager, specializing in municipal infrastructure and federally funded transportation design and contract administration projects. He was most recently a member of the city of Royal Oak engineering department and has more than 21 years of experience in the industry.

“Each member of our leadership team offers their unique perspective and expertise,” says Scott Clein, president and partner at Giffels Webster. “The new partners will continue to deliver value to our communities through the innovative, insightful solutions our firm has prided itself in for the last 66 years.”

The partners will maintain their current roles. As leadership team members, they will have a heightened role in company policy and overall management of the firm.