ZAPATA welcomes Afsaneh (Sunny) Abree, business development manager, as the newest member of the team. She will play an important role in ZAPATA’s business planning process, working closely with the leadership team to develop strategic goals and initiatives.

Ms. Abree has over two decades of business development (BD) and marketing experience in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry. She has held a wide range of responsibilities from establishing new markets to developing new clients, as well as maintaining existing client relationships and implementing coaching and training programs for technical staff. Ms. Abree will be based out of the firm’s Atlanta office; her work will involve traveling to meet with clients and industry partners and participating in industry events, such as SAME meetings and conferences.

Ms. Abree will manage BD activities that support ZAPATA’s architecture and engineering program and work with Federal and major utility clients, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, and U.S. Air Force. She will drive growth by identifying, developing, and pursuing key client opportunities. This includes expanding ZAPATA’s presence in the healthcare, higher education, and infrastructure market sectors. Additionally, she will work with internal directors and program managers to assist them with maximizing all existing Department of Defense (DoD) contract capacities.

Ms. Abree has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Azad University of Tehran. She enjoys coaching, reading, writing, and mentoring; and she is trained as a Certified Integral Coach and an Enneagram teacher and Somatic trainer. When she is not traveling, Ms. Abree enjoys tending to her garden.

Welcome to ZAPATA, Afsaneh!

ZAPATA® is a full-service architect-engineering (A-E) firm and Department of Defense (DoD) contractor founded in 1991. Our diverse team of professionals collaborates with clients to provide sustainable and resilient solutions to complex challenges. We are a small business and trusted partner with proven experience to provide comprehensive facility, infrastructure, and security design services. At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.