Gewalt Hamilton Associates Announces Anika Moore, MAIO, as Chief People Officer


Welcome Anika Moore, CPO. Anika standing in front of gray background, with her title on her left side. Vernon Hills, IL – Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (GHA), a leader in civil engineering consulting, is proud to announce the appointment of Anika Moore, MAIO, as the company’s first Chief People Officer (CPO). Having previously served eight years as GHA’s Director of Human Resources, Anika returns to the company as CPO, bringing a strong commitment to driving forward the company’s ambitious growth and development goals.

The creation of the CPO position reflects GHA’s commitment to its most valuable asset – its people. Recognizing the vital role employees play in achieving strategic objectives, the CPO will spearhead initiatives that solidify GHA’s position as a premier destination for career development and achievement.

This includes leading the development of GHA University (GHA U). GHA U exemplifies the company’s vision for employee development, focusing on creating a well-defined career lattice, team-based project execution, and a robust learning management system. This program will be tailored to meet individual career objectives and aspirations, enabling professional growth and advancement within the company.

“I am honored to fill the position of CPO and to return to GHA, a company I truly love,” said Anika Moore. “It’s been incredibly touching to be welcomed back. I’m eager to build on the strong foundation we have and to take GHA to new heights.” Anika brings extensive experience and a strong grasp of GHA’s culture and values.

Todd Gordon, P.E., CEO of GHA, expressed his enthusiasm for Anika’s return and the future of GHA under her leadership. “Anika’s appointment as CPO is a testament to our commitment to making GHA the best place for our employees to grow and achieve their goals. Her role in establishing GHA University will be instrumental in transforming our organizational culture and ensuring every team member has the resources and support they need to reach their fullest potential.”

Anika is recognized as a Strategic Human Resource Leader, I/O Practitioner, and Certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional. Her approach to embracing the future and new possibilities has made her a trusted advisor and motivator, known for building relationships that yield lasting results. This expertise will be invaluable as she leads GHA’s efforts to foster an inclusive, innovative, and forward-thinking workplace culture.

As CPO, Anika will also resume her role as Director of the Administration Division, working closely with the team on exciting new initiatives designed to enhance the employee experience and continue to develop a strong, positive culture. Her leadership will enhance GHA’s collaborative environment, foster individual growth, and reinforce the company’s position as an industry leader in employee development and satisfaction.

Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (GHA) is a Professional Engineering and Land Surveying firm licensed and registered in the State of Illinois. For more than 40 years, GHA has been providing civil engineering, surveying, and related services to municipal governments, townships, county and state agencies, school districts, park districts, colleges and universities, and private organizations.


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