LEADERSHIP

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

Eric Michel, PE

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Eric Michel, PE

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Eric joins KLJ with energy and passion for the engineering industry. He brings decades of construction, engineering, and executive leadership to our company, with an enthusiasm for KLJ and its history. A leader with a heart for people and a mind for business, in his role as CEO, Eric is looking forward to helping KLJ reach its full potential by building on the strong legacy and foundation built over the company’s nearly 85-year history. A straight-forward and candid leader, Eric enjoys getting out in the field, connecting with KLJers across the company, and with the clients and communities we have the opportunity to serve.

Dan Greenfield

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Dan Greenfield

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Dan brings significant experience to KLJ regarding financial analysis and strategy, helping us make the right investments as we grow. He helps us provide an exceptional experience for our clients, which is the bottom line we care most about.

Martin Fritz

Chief Administrative Officer

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Martin Fritz

Chief Administrative Officer

Martin brings a continuous fire in the belly to KLJ and provides strategy development, leadership, and management oversight of KLJ safety, legal, risk management, insurance, office / facilities leasing and construction, and related administrative management.

Mark Anderson, PE

Vice President, Environment and Public Works

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Mark Anderson, PE

Vice President, Environment and Public Works

Mark is known for his knowledge, compassion, and expertise as a great engineer and leader. Mark leads our environment and public works division and continues to mentor others on how providing an exceptional customer experience can lead to a great career.

Lanny Harris, PE

Vice President, Energy and Natural Resources

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Lanny Harris, PE

Vice President, Energy and Natural Resources

Lanny leads our energy and natural resources division, bringing decades of experience in telecommunications, as well as leading one of our previous subsidiary companies. Lanny is straightforward, bringing a positive outlook at each opportunity.

Emily Johnson

Vice President, Corporate Communications and Branding

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Emily Johnson

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!

Darcy Volk

Vice President, Process and Systems

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Darcy Volk

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.

Cody Aldinger

Vice President, Information Technology

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Cody Aldinger

Vice President, Information Technology

Cody operates with an entrepreneurial spirit, bringing innovative ideas and processes to our company – helping us meet our internal and external needs!

Kristi Spindler

Vice President, Human Resources

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Kristi Spindler

Vice President, Human Resources

Kristi leads KLJ's Human Resources Group, focusing on employee engagement, performance management processes, and supporting the overall people needs of the company. Years of HR experience in our industry gives Kristi great insight and understanding to what it takes to support our people, our clients, and our company.

Jon Markusen, PE

Production Director

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Jon Markusen, PE

Production Director

Jon’s been with KLJ for more than 20 years and it’s safe to say he understands our business and knows our clients well. His technical expertise is in transportation planning and design. He’s used that experience to mentor many within the company looking to develop their technical careers. As a production director, Jon oversees components of KLJ's production and project work, ensuring we deliver professional engineering and related services and works to help develop our technical talent as they progress with the company.

Jess Karls

Production Director

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Jess Karls

Production Director

Jess brings significant experience as a project and client manager to her new role. Joining the production director team, Jess will be responsible for implementing production practices that help grow our company and will focus on development training and geographic growth in our existing footprint.

Jennie Krause, PE

Director, Project Management Office

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Jennie Krause, PE

Director, Project Management Office

Jennie brings energy, experience, and enthusiasm to our Project Management Office. Her strong project management background, and cross-discipline experience means there isn’t much Jennie hasn’t encountered on a project. Her focus on developing strong technical project management processes and capabilities allows the company to continue to evolve, grow, and deliver progressive infrastructure solutions to communities around the nation.

Troy Clark

Safety Director

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Troy Clark

Safety Director

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.