Samuel L. Gude III is Chief Executive Officer of Integral Gude, The Integral Group’s program management and construction operation. Mr. Gude has a proven track record of leadership and innovation within the construction industry. Prior to Integral, he founded Gude Management Group (GMG) in 2005, after having served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for a global construction management and general contracting firm. During his 25 year construction career, he worked on a number of landmark projects including the Centennial Olympic Stadium. Embracing a commitment to client satisfaction, Mr. Gude founded GMG on the principle that every challenge has a viable solution. Over the first 5 years, GMG grew to over $4.5 million in annual fee revenue under his leadership. With over 30 years of experience, he has managed over 150 education, transportation, government, health-care, sports, cultural and corporate construction projects valued at more than $3 billion.
Mr. Gude has a lifetime commitment to community service and civic involvement and currently serves on the board of trustees of the Atlanta Technical College, CIFAL Atlanta, and board of directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Governor’s Go Build Georgia Advisory Council. He also serves on the board of advisors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Central Atlanta Progress. He has chaired a number of community and charitable efforts including the Alliance Theatre Executive Board Facilities’ Committee and the United Negro College Fund Small Corporations Fundraising Division. He is a past board member of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.
Mr. Gude attended the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and is a graduate of Mercer University where he received a Bachelor of Organization Leadership. He received his Global Executive MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta and Regional Leadership Institute.