Building Strong Leaders
Exceptional leadership is essential to how we operate. We know that in order to retain and attract top talent, quality leadership is essential to create a positive workplace. We focus on continual development within our teams to advance skills and enhance future opportunities for our team members. We know that to bring the best quality to our customers, we need strong leaders, and we work with each employee to help them achieve their fullest potential.
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP
DEAN ANAGNOST, PE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
With more than 26 years of experience with us, Dean knows our customers and markets. His experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer and, most recently, he became our leader and CEO in 2017. He works tirelessly to drive strategy that emphasizes integrity, community, and trust. He knows our team is the best out there, and that every customer interaction is an opportunity to create something great for our communities and nation.
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER (CCO)
Greg joined us in early 2018 as Chief Commercial Officer, a role new to KLJ. With global experience and extensive industry perspective, Greg leads the identification, development, marketing, sales, and delivery of our engineering and engineering-related services. He puts the customer first — which is why he fits in well at KLJ.
BARRY SCHUCHARD, PE
CHIEF VALUE OFFICER (CVO)
With more than 30 years at KLJ, Barry knows what exceptional service looks like, and how to deliver it. His strengths are understanding our customers and their industries, and building strong relationships. As our CVO, Barry helps our team drive innovative goals to help bring an exceptional experience to every project, every time.
ERIC MICHEL, PE
VICE PRESIDENT, ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Eric brings nearly 30 years of regional, national and global industry experience to our leadership team and he’s no stranger to KLJ. After competing against us, he partnered with us and officially joined KLJ in 2017. He has expertise leading multi-disciplinary engineering firms and leads our energy and natural resources division.
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Susan completes the financial planning, analysis, and reporting as well as budget management for us. While most of her customers are internal, she takes providing an excellent experience seriously. She consistently reviews reports and performance measurement tools to help us understand when and how we should adjust.
MARK ANDERSON, PE
VICE PRESIDENT, ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
Mark has nearly 25 years with us, and it has been an amazing career so far. He is known for his knowledge, compassion, and his expertise as a great engineer and leader. Mark recently took on an exciting new role, leading multiple market sectors for us. We are excited for him to continue to mentor others on how providing an exceptional customer experience can lead to a great career.
STEVE SYNHORST, PE
VICE PRESIDENT, SPECIAL PROJECTS
Steve has been with us for nearly 10 years and brings more than 30 years of experience in leadership, project management, and aviation. He takes every opportunity to get to know our customers and brings exceptional leadership to the market sectors he oversees. Steve uses his energy, enthusiasm, and humor to mentor other KLJers through a great career.
VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT SERVICES
Tom focuses on customer experience and business development and works hard to understand what is most important to our customers. He created a business development program and team that puts the customers first and brings an energy to the office that creates an outstanding work environment.
VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND BRANDING
Emily is the chattiest member of our leadership team, which is fitting as she leads our corporate communications and branding. Paying attention to where and how we are represented, Em works with an awesome team to represent the company in the most creative ways — take a look at our website for an example!
VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
As leader of our human resources team, Bob maintains a keen focus on understanding what makes KLJ a great place to work. KLJ is recognized for great leadership, winning strategies, meaningful and challenging work, winning compensation and benefits, and maintaining a safe environment. Bob helps us meet those goals every day.
Troy leads the safety efforts for our entire company, with a specific focus on project and worksite safety. He holds multiple national safety certifications and leads employee safety programs across the company. Safety is a key aspect of who we are, and getting people home safely at the end of each day is our goal. Every person, every project, every time.
VICE PRESIDENT, PROCESS AND SYSTEMS
Darcy leads our process and systems, and as a lean six sigma green belt spends her days identifying opportunities to make us more efficient as a team. She works to help us keep our brand promise of an exceptional experience by identifying ways we can do things better for the benefit of our customers.
As general counsel, Sandi provides the legal support and guidance our growing company needs. She has more than 30 years of experience, which she uses to help us look at opportunities through the lens of balancing risk and reward.