The Nation’s Fastest-Growing Engineering and Consulting Firm Taps Top Talent to Strengthen Key Leadership Team and Support Growth
Orlando, FL – Universal Engineering Sciences® (UES), a privately-held national leading engineering and consulting company specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting, has appointed Sheila Norden to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer. Sheila is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive Human Resource strategy supporting the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, including Talent Management, Rewards and Recognition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. UES plans to hire 1,500 new positions within the next three years. The company has tripled in size in the last 18 months, through both acquisition and organic growth.
“Sheila is a well-respected change leader with expertise in all HR disciplines and proven successful people leadership,” said UES President Brian Kirkpatrick. “Her expertise in leading the HR due diligence process and integrations for acquisitions and mergers will prove invaluable as we continue our rapid growth.”
Sheila most recently served as Vice President, HR Experience at McKesson Corporation, a global healthcare company, where she spent the majority of her 25-year career. Under her leadership, the HR team supported more than 25,000 employees in North America, including 4,000 people leaders. Delivering HR excellence was a key factor in supporting high Net Promoter and Customer Service scores. She also served at Crestar Bank, now Truist, in various HR and benefits related positions. Sheila holds an M.S. in Human Resources and a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Business Administration at Liberty University.
“I’m excited to join UES at this moment of its journey,” said UES CHRO Sheila Norden. “Together, we will build the infrastructure to deliver the talent needs that currently exist, as well as support and deliver the talent needs of UES in the future. Putting great talent in place, building teams and helping them grow will enable UES to continue to be successful.”