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Kellie Ajjan Named Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is pleased to announce the hiring of Kellie Ajjan as the company’s new senior vice president of human resources for its buildings, civils, and investments operations in the U.S. In her new executive role, Ajjan oversees the development and execution of the company’s people strategy and practice, including compensation and benefits, recruiting, training, talent development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

She will also work in close coordination with senior leadership, including human resources and operations functions such as Balfour Beatty’s global business, with an emphasis on aligning policies and initiatives such as compliance, ethics, and employee engagement within the company’s three business lines. In addition, Ajjan will retain direct responsibility for the HR-related action plans and deliverables outlined in Balfour Beatty Communities’ compliance monitorship to ensure this important work continues to move forward without interruption.

“We are excited to appoint Kellie to a new human resources role that serves all our business lines,” says Erin Stenman, president of Balfour Beatty U.S. “Her experience in leading strategic human resource operations as well as being a trusted business partner within our business makes her a great fit for this position as she builds upon Balfour Beatty’s strong human resources structure and policies that supports the connection between field and office employees and elevates our recruiting, talent management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. We look forward to her leadership and passion for developing our teammates as we strive to be an employer of choice and committed project partner in our communities.”

Prior to her new role, Ajjan served as senior vice president of Balfour Beatty’s investments business for nearly 10 years, where she was responsible for human capital strategy, including employee and labor relations, organizational development, talent and performance management, staffing, and success planning. She was also overseeing the benefits team for all three U.S. businesses. Ajjan will continue to oversee these operations in addition to her new responsibilities in this newly appointed role.

Ajjan worked for Sunoco, Inc. and AMETEK serving in various human resource management roles before joining Balfour Beatty. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, where she was a scholar athlete, and has obtained a master’s in business administration from Pennsylvania State University. Ajjan is also a board member of Quest Therapeutic Services in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 

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