Jack Michael (Mike) Bellamy, a distinguished civil engineer with more than 30 years of leadership, construction, and facilities management experience, has been named the vice president for facilities and campus development, Yale President Peter Salovey and Senior Vice President for Operations Jack Callahan announced today.
In the new role, Bellamy will lead the planning and implementation of new facilities projects across the university and advance Yale’s commitment to the sustainable development and operation of the campus. He will join the university operations team led by Callahan.
He will begin on Oct. 3.
Bellamy is currently the executive director for facilities services at the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States.
“Mike brings to Yale extensive expertise in building high performing teams responsible for large capital and facilities programs that support the mission and growth of complex organizations,” Salovey and Callahan wrote in a message to the Yale community.
In his role with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Bellamy directs environmental management; property management; real estate; and facilities planning, programming, design, and construction. He coordinates region-wide security, clinical technology, and biomedical engineering services for an integrated care delivery system serving more than 800,000 health plan members in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Additionally, he oversees the implementation of a $3.5 billion capital program that supports rapid membership growth.
His responsibilities also include enabling the development and deployment of an accelerated construction strategy for “next generation” medical office buildings.
Earlier in his career, Bellamy was the senior facilities executive for engineering, design, and construction for the Smithsonian Institution. In that role, he oversaw the planning, capital budget formulation, geo-spatial engineering, design, and construction for the world-renowned museum and research organization. Among his many accomplishments at the Smithsonian, he implemented facilities services across a physical plant of 11 million square feet in 600 facilities. Additionally, he led the completion of a $2 billion capital program that encompassed the National Zoo, 19 museums, and nine research centers located across the United States and in the Republic of Panama.
At the Smithsonian he also guided the planning, programming, and design of the $500 million National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Bellamy also has vast international experience through his service with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe. As the regional capital program lead for Northern Italy and executive director for construction operations, he oversaw planning, design, and construction services for the expansion of facilities and infrastructure at U.S. military bases in Aviano, Vicenza, and Pisa, Italy. In addition, he provided construction engineering, building commissioning, and other services to U.S. military bases located in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Bahrain, and parts of the African continent.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, where he played Division 1 football as a safety. He then obtained a Master of Science degree in building construction management from Purdue University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a combat engineer and infantry officer in command and in staff roles for more than a decade.
In their message, Salovey and Callahan also thanked Anthony Kosior, the interim leader for Facilities and Campus Development, for guiding the team during the transition.
“Mike will build on the exceptional work members of the Facilities and Campus Development staff have accomplished so far during this historic period of investments in Yale’s buildings and spaces,” they wrote. “Mike and the facilities team will play a vital role in supporting the university’s mission of education and research and realizing our aspirations for the future.”