GMK Adds Clinton Earnest to Electrical Engineering Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – October 5, 2017 – GMK is proud to announce that Clinton S. Earnest has joined GMK’s engineering division as an electrical engineering associate to support the division’s design efforts primarily in the commercial and government market sectors.

Mr. Earnest offers four years of engineering and project management experience, with an emphasis on team leadership, planning and scheduling, design review, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining GMK, Mr. Earnest held engineering positions at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, first as fire protection oversight and program engineer and then as a battery program and DC system engineer for Units 2 & 3. In the latter role, he oversaw development of the battery monitoring and maintenance program to ensure DC standby and uninterruptable power supply systems for the units. Previously, he developed and implemented SCE&G’s construction era fire protection program to monitor contractor fire protection activities and ensure regulatory compliance during various construction projects at the nuclear station.

“Clinton is a skilled project manager with proven communication skills within cross-functional teams,” said GMK’s director of electrical engineering Tyler Tucker, PE. “He adds depth to our electrical engineering resources and enhances our firm’s overall architectural and engineering service offerings.”

Mr. Earnest holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of West Florida. He also served for two years in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer during Operation Enduring Freedom on the USS Gettysburg with responsibility for multiple electrical, computer, and communications systems.

GMK Associates, Inc. (, is a multi-disciplinary planning, design, and construction services firm focused on the healthcare, education, government, utility, senior living, and hospitality industries. Established in 1966, the firm is based in Columbia, SC, with satellite offices in Greenville, SC, Raleigh, NC, and Augusta, GA. GMK employs close to 70 professionals and is comprised of five interrelated divisions — architecture, engineering, interior design, design-build, and construction services.