Cynthia Paul, Pat McCann Join Harris & Associates' Board of Directors
Cynthia Paul and Pat McCann have joined Harris & Associates’ Board of Directors. These individuals complete the Board under the newly developed composition and competency guidelines that were established following Harris’ conversion to a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) firm.
Cynthia and Pat join current Harris Board members Guy Erickson, former Harris president and chairman; Lisa Larrabee, president and CEO; Mike Motil, chief operating officer; Byron Tobey, chief strategy officer; and Robert Wilson, principal for Robert K. Wilson Consulting.
“The new board members bring broad and deep industry experience aligned with Harris’ strategic plan into their new positions,” said President and CEO, Lisa Larrabee. “We are looking forward to their external perspectives and the contributions they will make to our firm.”
Cynthia is the managing director and national practice leader for business development at FMI Corporation, a management consulting, investment banking and research service for the engineering and construction industries. She assists companies with developing market strategy, winning key clients and projects, and creating a customer-focused culture. Cynthia’s experience includes leadership development, corporate training, and establishment and implementation of best practices.
Pat has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental, engineering and construction industries. He worked for sustainability consultant Weston Solutions from 1996 until March 2013. He was named chief operating officer in 1997, president in 1998, and chief executive officer in 2003. While serving as CEO, Pat focused on growing the firm’s sustainable development practice by establishing new markets in brownfield redevelopment, clean energy and water resources. Currently, Pat serves as vice chairman of Water for People, an international organization that focuses on providing sustainable water and sanitation to the developing world.
Cynthia has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Fort Lewis College and a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from the University of Denver. She has been with FMI since 2003. Pat has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in economics from State University of New York and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech.
Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today's complex challenges in planning, construction and design. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California, Nevada and Washington with a staff of nearly 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in water, municipal, transportation, and education markets. www.WeAreHarris.com