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Olsson Associates creates senior leadership team

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Engineering and design firm Olsson Associates has created a new leadership body to support the growing firm’s future plans and operations. Leaders in this group are responsible for implementing firmwide strategy and working to align efforts across the company’s footprint.

The senior leadership team includes those who serve in some of Olsson’s most senior-level leadership positions today:

  • Len Swartz, Site/Civil practice leader
  • Rick Hanny, Field Operations practice leader
  • Steve Van Voltenberg, Survey practice leader
  • Tony Stanton, Water practice leader
  • Dave Roberts, Facilities practice leader
  • Daryoush Razavian, Railroad market leader
  • Jered Morris, director of business development
  • Brian Chaffin, Nebraska region leader
  • Sterling Cramer, Kansas/Iowa/Missouri region leader
  • Jimmy Sparks, Oklahoma region leader

Each will continue his current role while joining this new team, and the individuals will be elevated with the title of senior vice president after serving as a region leader, practice leader, market leader, or director for one year. Members of the senior leadership team report to individuals within Olsson’s six-person executive team, led by CEO Brad Strittmatter.

“The timing and need for this leadership team was important to our firm as we continue to support our clients, expand our services and grow geographically,” said Ryan Beckman, president.

The new senior leadership team is spread across Olsson’s operations – both in geography and disciplines. Olsson’s growth in geography, service offerings, employees and overall operations contributed to the need for this group.

“Our growth has provided our employees a lot of opportunities for career advancement,” Beckman said. “We are working hard to ensure that we’re building the company to support our future needs, which focus on providing great opportunities for employees and excellent service to our clients.”

Olsson Associates offers comprehensive design and consulting services in infrastructure, environmental, field services and facilities. The firm was ranked No. 106 on Engineering News-Record’s top 500 design firms national list in 2017. Established in 1956, the employee-owned firm has more than 1,100 employees in nearly 30 offices across eight states.


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