About Us

 

Those Amazing Professions (TAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people from all backgrounds about careers in underserved professions. We develop engaging print and interactive electronic materials that teachers, counselors and young people throughout the U.S. can use in the classroom for the engineering, construction and architecture professions. TAP accepts funds from foundations as well as contributions from companies, associations and individuals for the development of these materials.

 

TAP is comprised of industry leaders and professionals with a
passion for educating and mentoring our nation’s youth.


Executive Director, Rose Reichman

President of Reichman Frankle Inc. (RFI), Ms. Reichman has over 30 years’ experience in developing strategy for and implementing multifaceted marketing campaigns and other communications programs. Her experience includes workingwith public agencies, private sector firms, and a number of industry associations such as the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York and the
General Contractors Association of New York. Ms. Reichman was a partner in Trilogy Publications LLC, publisher of Those Amazing….series, and is experienced in developing and marketing books for underserved professions. She serves on the boards of
the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York and the ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey. Ms. Reichman is a graduate of the
University of Michigan and earned a Masters in English from New York University.

Prior to forming Reichman Frankle Inc. in 1989, she was a vice president and director of communications at Parsons Brinckerhoff. 
Her earlier work experience includes teaching high school English in New York City and in Berkley, Michigan.


Educational Consultant, Phyllis Grossman Kaplan

A professional educator with a successful career in multiple aspects of teaching and development, Ms. Kaplan served as
professional development committee representative for the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and adjunct professor
at William Paterson University where she designed, developed and taught courses in technology for middle school programs.


Board of Directors

Richard T. Anderson, FAICP, FCIOB, NAC, HON AIANY
President Emeritus, New York Building Congress (NYBC

Felice Farber
Director of External Affairs for the
General Contractors Association of New York (GCA)

Carl Galioto, FAIA
President, HOK 

Robert D. Goodman
Executive Managing Director, Colliers International

Jeffrey M. Levy
President of J. J. Ryan Associates, Inc.

Bruce Lilker, P.E., LEED AP
President of Lilker Associates

Linda Rosenberg
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
and a member of the executive management committee
for STV Group

 

TAP is currently raising funds for development of Those Amazing Architects, digital, an interactive website that will expose high school students to all aspects of the profession and stimulate their interest in this timeless, fascinating and rigorous discipline.  A print version of the website will also be developed.

Lively text, photos, videos and testimonials from prominent and cutting edge professionals will cover topics such as:

  • What is architecture?
  • How does it happen?
  • Where do architects fit in?
  • What’s it like to be an architect?
  • How do I become one?
  • Architecture today

 

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