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Olsson Associates announces changes in executive leadership

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Olsson Associates’ Board of Directors has appointed Brad Strittmatter, the firm’s president since 2009, as chief executive officer. Ryan Beckman, the firm’s senior vice president of sales and new business, has been tapped as the firm’s next president.
                                                                                            StrittmatterAs CEO, Strittmatter will continue to focus on developing and strengthening the 1,000-employee firm’s position in the consulting industry and establishing long-term vision. He will work to define and evaluate growth strategies, allocate capital resources, communicate with shareholders, engage in community affairs, cultivate client relationships and recruit emerging leaders. Strittmatter will continue to serve as acting chairman of the firm’s board.                                            




BeckmanAs president, Beckman will lead the consulting business. He will be responsible for overseeing operational activities, implementing growth strategies and defining firmwide initiatives that support the firm’s strategic plan.

“Our firm has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years. This leadership change will help us meet our firm’s goals and provide the best experience for our employees and clients,” Strittmatter said.

“One of our guiding business tenets is that we endeavor to provide great opportunities for employees, and they in turn put our clients’ needs first, resulting in successful projects,” said Strittmatter. “This is something that Ryan and I both strongly believe in.”

Strittmatter joined Olsson in 1996, while still a civil engineering student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). In 2007, he was promoted to executive vice president and managed the firm’s technical practice groups. In 2009, he was named president.

Beckman joined the firm in 1995, shortly after receiving his B.S. in civil engineering from UNL. His career included building and then leading the firm’s geotechnical department, as well as overseeing the field and survey teams. In 2009, he was promoted to senior vice president of sales and new business.

Olsson Associates offers comprehensive design and consulting services in site/civil, transportation, water, environmental, field operations, survey and facilities. The firm was ranked No. 116 on Engineering News-Record’s top 500 design firms national list in 2016. Established in 1956, Olsson has 30 offices in the Midwest and Southwest U.S. The employee-owned firm has 250 people at the firm’s headquarters in Lincoln and more than 1,000 companywide.

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