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Christman Company Promotes Gibbs



The Christman Company has promoted Marty Gibbs to senior vice president and general manager of the construction management and real estate development firm’s regional office in Knoxville.

Gibbs, who has served in construction management in Knoxville since 1998, started with Rentenbach Constructors Inc., and provided vital leadership in 2013 when the company merged with Christman. He served as vice president and general manager for the Knoxville operations before his recent promotion. Gibbs earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from UT in 1998 and an Executive MBA in strategic leadership in 2021 from the university’s Haslam College of Business. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a construction specialist in higher education, healthcare and other facilities and also is American Society for Health Care Engineering certified and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate.

During Gibbs’ tenure, Christman has been recognized by the Knoxville Chamber with a Pinnacle Business Award for its impact on regional economic prosperity. Projects underway in the region include the renovation of the University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium and renovation of the TVA East Tower for use by UT and Knox County Schools.


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