Brown and Caldwell announced Susan Gehoski has joined the leading environmental engineering and construction services firm as its new chief people officer (CPO).
With over 20 years of experience at Fortune 100 and 500 companies, Gehoski has held various human resources (HR) leadership roles, providing strategic direction in start-up, mergers and acquisitions, and growth modes for healthcare, manufacturing, engineering and professional services, and utilities.
Before joining Brown and Caldwell, she served on the leadership team at a global mining company, building its HR function and serving as an executive advisor to implement strategic people plans to support business objectives.
Her broad experience includes business strategy, talent management, leadership development, change management, organizational design, and employee experience.
As CPO, Denver-based Gehoski will lead Brown and Caldwell’s people and culture strategy as it continues to grow across North America and the Pacific. In the last five years, the firm has increased its headcount by one-third to over 1,900 employee-owners.
She will play a key role in enhancing creative people-centric approaches in support of Brown and Caldwell’s growth aspirations as it invests in its people through leadership and technical development programs, benefit options, and continuing education. She will counsel and lead all talent and HR-related initiatives while serving as a culture steward for the company. Additionally, Gehoski will work to further shape Brown and Caldwell’s award-winning culture of inclusion to empower its people.
CEO Rich D’Amato commented on the hiring: “I am delighted to welcome a leader of Susan’s caliber to lead our exceptional HR team to continue to attract and grow top talent while strengthening our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her skills and experience will help further our legacy as the place to work on the most complex water-related and environmental projects to improve communities.”