Fehr Graham welcomes Kyle Saunders as Chief Strategy Officer

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announces the hiring of Kyle Saunders as Chief Strategy Officer.

With more than a decade of experience in municipal leadership and water infrastructure, Saunders joins Fehr Graham's administrative leadership team. He is spearheading the firm's growth strategies, analyzing operational Key Performance Indicators and fostering relationships across the firm.

Fehr Graham President Mick Gronewold is optimistic about the contributions Saunders brings to the firm.

Kyle's leadership and experience in operations, organizational health and management of large teams are exactly what we need to better shape and ultimately drive our strategic goals forward. His ability to connect strategy with operation will be pivotal as we continue to expand and enhance our services across the Midwest."

Mick Gronewold, President

To connect strategy and operation, Saunders will lead the firm's Branch Managers, and Human Resources and Marketing teams to propel initiatives and integrate merger and acquisition efforts.

"Joining Fehr Graham is a tremendous opportunity to build on the firm's success," Saunders said. "I look forward to working with the teams to enhance and develop strategies that propel growth."

Saunders' career includes roles at the City of Rockford, where he started as a Senior Engineering Technician and ascended to Director of Public Works. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Business Administration and Management from Rockford University. He also earned a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a member of the Illinois Section American Water Works Association and chairs its Water Utility Council. He lives in Rockford with his wife, Kelly.