Schlesinger Leads PRIME AE’s National Federal Team

February 2021 | PRIME

PRIME AE today announced the hiring of Bob Schlesinger as Senior Vice President for Federal Programs. Schlesinger will have immediate responsibility for all aspects of PRIME AE’s Federal operations, including supporting existing customers and growing PRIME AE’s Federal portfolio.

Schlesinger has served in the Federal space for more than four decades leading engineering and facilities management organizations. He was responsible for strategy development, program execution, and operational performance in multiple settings including as an executive for offices with over 380 staff, command of an 800-person Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Director of Facilities and Environment at Commander, Navy Installations Command, and Chief of Staff for the 2,000-person Navy Region Northwest.

A retired United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer, Schlesinger offers first-hand knowledge and insight into government operations, facility and infrastructure maintenance, and design/construction management. His strategic role with PRIME AE will advance the firm’s success in executing project goals of Federal agencies on a national basis involving the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, including USCG and FEMA.

“Bob brings with him a record of exceptional client service and success that will be a true benefit for our Federal clients and partners and for PRIME AE,” said Kumar Buvanendaran, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We pride ourselves in attracting top talent, and Bob is a prime example of the caliber of leader and talent found at PRIME AE.”

Schlesinger holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Master’s in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Rhode Island and Washington. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction, and an Envision Sustainability Professional.

Schlesinger is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineering and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) where he is a Fellow, Foundation Board Member, and Past President of both the Orange County and Seattle Posts.

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