Woolpert Announces 2022-2023 Culture Board, Celebrates Staff Advancing Core Values
DAYTON, Ohio (April 12, 2022) — Woolpert is honored to announce the members of its 2022-2023 Woolpert Culture Board. Each member of the Culture Board represents one of Woolpert’s six core values, which drive the firm’s progressive culture. Members of the Culture Board, which was established in 2019, are nominated by staff throughout the company and selected by CEO Scott Cattran, with support from the firm’s leadership team.
The 2022-2023 Woolpert Culture Board members and their corresponding core values are:
- Progressive – Richard Washington
- Industry Leading – Jill Geboy
- High Performing – John Baer
- Supportive – Corrina Taylor
- Balanced – Joe Bissaillon
- Focused – Rick Bennett
This year’s Culture Board was drawn from across Woolpert’s architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting markets, as well as from the firm’s companies and offices around the world. As a group and individually, they will provide input on key Woolpert initiatives and play a pivotal role in advancing firmwide culture.
Cattran said the Culture Board was created to support the staff as Woolpert continues to grow organically and through acquisitions.
“The concept really came from wanting to get opinions from all levels and all parts of the company,” Cattran said. “Our reward is that we hear their opinions, but we also want them to get a reward. That’s why we offer them additional perks like the Corvette. It aligns with our ‘high performing’ core value and is just a way to say thank you.”
Each Culture Board member gets possession of the Woolpack 2020 Core Value Corvette for around a month. Several members from the inaugural Woolpert Culture Board—which included Hala Abdelaziz, Nick Isenberg, Jen Kouns, Tom Less, Jake Schierloh and Vince Sclafani—used their time with the car to give back. Sclafani met with the Blue Angels Foundation about ways to support the group through the car, and Abdelaziz shared it to support a Joshua’s Great Things fundraiser.
Cattran thanked each member of the initial group for their invaluable contributions, both internally and externally, and lauded the new members for taking on the challenge to represent, support and advance the Woolpack.
“Our staff is our true value, and we appreciate the work of every single person, every day,” Cattran said. “The Culture Board is the face of our outstanding staff, and we are excited to see how they can help us move forward this year in both our strategic plan and in our overarching goal to become one of the best companies in the world.”About Woolpert
Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is an ENR Top 150 Global Design Firm, has earned six straight Great Place to Work certifications and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. The firm has 1,900 employees and more than 60 offices on four continents. For more, visit woolpert.com.