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Bob McLean

Bob McLean

Vice President
Facilities & Real Estate

Bob McLean joined Johns Hopkins in 2015, after 30 years with the United States Navy.

His professional career as a senior leader encompasses every phase of facilities management, capital projects, planning, real estate and environmental services in both the national and international arenas.

With extensive experience leading large engineering and facility service organizations, Bob oversaw and delivered major facility development and maintenance services with diverse partners such as government, international, and contract workforces. Bob is known as both a principled decision maker, as well as a strong leader who promotes organizational and individual staff development.  Creating and managing large budgets contributes to his overall reputation as a dynamic seasoned professional.

Bob arrived at Johns Hopkins in August 2015, after his last Naval posting in Naples, Italy.  There he led 1,200 military and civilian personnel, managed a physical plant of 9,000 acres and 6,000 facilities valued in excess of $9 billion.

Press Releases

Johns Hopkins names former naval officer as VP for real estate and facilities; The Hub, 8/10/2015

  • Mitch Bonanno
    Chief Real Estate Officer
    Mitch Bonanno has more than 25 years of real estate development and construction operations experience. Bonanno is the former senior vice president and director of development for Vornado/Charles E. Smith of Arlington, Virginia. He works within the JHFRE office to support a broad range of university and health system activities. Bonanno earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Maryland as well as a Master of Science in Real Estate from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
  • David Ashwood
    Sr. Director of Plant Operations
    David Ashwood is the Senior Director of Plant Operations for Johns Hopkins University. David has over 30 years’ experience working for the University and is responsible for oversight of approximately 5 million square feet of campus space and 250 staff. He manages all aspects of the physical plant at Hopkins, including utilities generation and distribution, energy purchasing and management, maintenance, grounds, and custodial operations, and sustainability. David began his career at JHU as Chief Engineer of the Power Plant and was progressively promoted throughout his tenure to Senior Director of Plant Operations. David is a graduate of the Calhoun Marine Engineering School and holds a Coast Guard Unlimited Steam and Motor Marine Engineering License. Additionally, David is a Certified Energy Manager.
  • David Alexander
    Director of Financial Operations
    Dave Alexander has a wealth of experience with both Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health Systems.  Dave returned to JHFRE after spending the last 12 years with Central HR as their Financial Officer/Director. In that role, he performed a wide variety of financial duties, including the financial management of the University’s Employee Fringe Benefits program, which exceeds a half billion dollars annually. Dave worked 3 years with Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Facilities team as Director of Finance & Administration. Prior to that, he worked in increasingly responsible financial positions within JHHS.  
  • Lee Coyle
    Sr. Director of Planning & Architecture
    Lee Coyle’s professional career has spanned 30 years. Before joining JHU, he led design teams that specialized in programming, planning and design through implementation for the many building typologies found in the higher education setting, including projects for academics, scientific research, student life, recreation, and athletics. As a practicing architect, he led design teams responsible for planning, design, and implementation of nearly two million square feet of education space constructed across the United States. Today, he brings a strong knowledge base of best practices for higher education planning and design to the JHU community.
  •  Julian Goresko
    Director of Sustainability
    Julian Goresko is the Director of Sustainability for Johns Hopkins University and brings over ten years of experience working in the sustainability and higher education sectors. Before joining JHFRE, Julian was a Senior Sustainability Manager at the University of Pennsylvania, where he led university-wide strategic planning efforts, implementation, and engagement programs for their Climate Action Plan 2.0. At JHU, Julian is responsible for helping to lead the university’s sustainability vision and working with stakeholders across the entire campus to identify practices and programs that advance Hopkins’ role as a leader in sustainability. Julian has broad experience in all aspects of university life and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Environmental Studies with a focus in sustainability.

  • Amy Mercurio
    Sr. Director of Design & Construction
    Amy L. Mercurio started at Johns Hopkins Facilities as a Senior Project Manager in 2008. Currently, as Senior Director of Design & Construction, Amy is responsible for all design and construction activities on the historic Homewood campus, the Peabody campus, other Baltimore locations, Washington DC, and Montgomery County. Amy is a graduate of the Penn State Harrisburg Structural Design & Construction Engineering program and has lived in the Baltimore area since 1993, when she joined The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.
  • Greg Smith
    Director of Transportation Services
    Greg Smith joined Johns Hopkins University in 2005 and has had continuous oversight of the parking and transportation operations since then, along with forays into property management and custodial operations.  The mission of JHU Transportation Services is to provide safe, reliable, efficient transportation services.  Previously, Greg was an Industrial Engineering consultant and account manager at H. B. Maynard & Co, now a part of Accenture.  He participates in many sports including tennis, basketball, running and cornhole and is a huge JHU sports fan, often seen at events on campus rooting for the Blue Jays.
Johns Hopkins University
Facilities & Real Estate
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Baltimore, MD 21211
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