Professional to Focus on Talent Recruitment, Retention, and Training

Quinn Evans, a leading national planning and design firm, has announced that Sarah Kesher has joined Quinn Evans as team development director, serving all six offices in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic. Kesher brings more than 25 years of experience to the role and will focus on staff development and retention, professional education, training, and coaching, with a focus on team-oriented leadership development.

Kesher brings broad-ranging experience and skills to the firm, including expertise in business strategy and growth initiatives, institutional training, brand development, team coaching, marketing, and client engagement. As team development director, a new position at Quinn Evans, she will lead efforts to foster productive engagement with the firm’s diverse staff, practice areas, and client communities; facilitate ongoing professional growth and development; and encourage the recruitment of top-tier talent.

“Quinn Evans’ success lies in the diversity of our talent, and the multidimensional perspectives and experiences we bring to the table,” says Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, president and CEO. “Within our creative, people-oriented culture we are continually looking to open diverse pathways for our employees to thrive and contribute to the best of their abilities. Sarah will play a key role in maintaining our longstanding commitment to talent development, teamwork, and collaboration across our firm. We continue to believe that team development and growing diverse leaders is the key to leadership and innovation within our changing profession and essential to address the complex challenges of a more sustainable and equitable built environment.”

Sarah Kesher