G. Bryan Salzmann, a founding partner and shareholder of Central Pennsylvania-based law firm, Salzmann Hughes, P.C., founded GMS Funding Solutions to respond to numerous client requests for consulting services from various entities, including municipal and county governments, economic development corporations, non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses.
Clients frequently sought assistance with matters such as pursuit of competitive grants and favorable term loans, financial and economic analysis, and assistance in permitting, project budgeting and timeline achievement. A common theme of unfulfilled or unsatisfactory funding, financing and project management assistance plagued many private and municipal entities, specifically related to advancing comprehensive capital projects. Bryan sought to address these, and other project management and agency coordination challenges, by establishing GMS.
GMS has since evolved into three complementary service areas – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, FINANCING CONSULTING, and PROJECT MANAGEMENT. This full service consulting model has allowed GMS clients to save millions of dollars through strategically solicited lending proposals, procurement of grant and low-interest loan funding and meticulous project management, delivering projects on time and often under budget.
In addition to Bryan’s 25+ years of law practice, specializing in land use, zoning and environmental issues, and commercial and residential real estate, he has served as a Board Member for the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation (CADC) for more than 10 years and currently serves as the Solicitor to the Cumberland Valley Regional Development Corporation (CVRDC). As a result, Bryan is able to offer clients the benefit of his extensive experience in many areas involving 501(c) 6 economic development corporations.
Bryan currently leads the Project Management service area.