Jim Shives

Senior Vice President of Administration

Jim Shives oversees the administrative functions of the company, including accounting, information systems and facilities management. He manages a critical support structure that keeps everything at GPD Group operating smoothly, so our teams can focus on the tasks at hand.

He started as a co-op in 1974 and was hired full time as a structural engineer. He has grown with the company and gained extensive experience managing multiple departments and disciplines. With a long history and diverse background in the operations of the company, Jim understands our passion for delivering powerful solutions to our clients.

He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from The University of Akron and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.