Business Briefs 12/13/2019

Licensed architects

Becker Morgan Group congratulates Kevin M. Utz, AIA, and Joseph M. Kott, AIA, on passing their professional exam to become licensed architects.

They fulfilled the educational, experience and examination requirements set forth by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards to become two of 18 licensed architects on the Becker Morgan Group staff.

Utz graduated from Marywood University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Architecture and has been with the firm for four years.

He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chesapeake Bay serving as president-elect on the Board of Directors.

Since joining Becker Morgan Group, Utz has developed a concentration in commercial facilities, taking an active role in many of the firm’s large projects, most notably the award-winning Datwyler Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Middletown, Delaware.

Kott is a graduate of Temple University, holding a Master of Architecture (2017) and a Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management (2014).

He joined the firm in 2018 and has five years of professional experience with a concentration in hospitality.

Outside of the office, Kott is an adjunct professor and a member of the Architectural Advisory Board at Delaware Technical Community College. Most recently, Kott has been involved with the Ocean City convention center expansion and improvements.

Appointment

Merrill Lynch recently announced that Zach Newton has been appointed resident director of the company’s Ocean City office.

Newton will lead the Ocean City office’s team of Merrill financial advisors to continue to deliver individualized wealth management strategies to local individuals, families and businesses.

Newton, a resident of Berlin, joined Merrill in 2016. He received a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University.

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