Professional Profile: Frank DeVita, 2019

Frank DeVita

Name: Frank DeVita

Title: Vice President, Division of Environmental Remediation and Multimedia Compliance

Company: D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C. 

Location: Woodbury, NY

Birthplace: FloralPark, NY

Education: AS, Engineering Science

First job: Environmental field technician, hazardous waste remediation

First job in real estate or allied field: Environmental engineer, redevelopment of Brownfield Sites throughout New York State

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Routinely involved in the development and implementation of remedial alternatives for properties affected by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants.  I am committed to deepening and extending my knowledge depth as an industry expert that others can go to for ideas, help and strategy. I’ve had amazing mentors and managers in my current/past positions, so I’d like to be able to provide similar guidance to others, while at the same time continuing to develop my leadership role within the firm and be a results-focused resource supporting our clients.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Switch out of “work mode;” put cell phone aside; and spend quality time with my family.

Favorite book or author: “Under One Roof: Lessons I Learned from a Tough Old Woman in a Little Old House,” by Barry Martin and Philip Lerman.

Favorite movie: The Godfather

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded?  Imagine Dragons - Origins (Album)

One word to describe your work environment: Rewarding

Rules to live by in business: Know what you don’t know; surround yourself with good people; and always be upfront and honest in everything you do.  

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Frank Sinatra, Patsy’s Restaurant (NYC)

What is your dream job? My dream job would be a position that allows me to be analytic and creative, and collaborate with people who are excited about their work.