At Sanborn Head, leadership is rooted in our philosophy of working in the interest of the greater good. Our leaders are guided by a sense of stewardship – taking great care of the firm today so that it will thrive and endure over time.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors fulfills a governance role for the firm by setting the vision and guiding progress toward our strategic goals. At heart, the Board considers matters of firm value – creating value through growth and opportunity, sustaining value over the long term, and preserving value through risk management and oversight. Our directors represent different perspectives within the company; our two outside directors bring a healthy perspective from their leadership experiences in the industry.

“Leaders within Sanborn Head are not only dedicated to serve our clients’ needs and make the project a success, but also dedicated to helping me succeed as an employee.”

Response to 2019 employee survey

Charlie Head, PE, PG

Founding Principal and Chair, Board of Directors

Barret Cole, PG, LEP

President and CEO; Member, Board of Directors

Jenn Sanborn, PE

Member, Board of Directors

Vern Kokosa, PE

Member, Board of Directors

Dave Adams, PE

Member, Board of Directors

Robb Googins

Outside Member, Board of Directors

Dick Orton

Outside Advisor, Board of Directors

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee oversees the management of our business operations. This team is primarily responsible for executing our strategic plan and coordinating daily functions relating to finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, and compliance. The Executive Committee works closely with our Market Leaders who focus on the delivery of technical services to our clients, staff learning and development, and new business opportunities.

Barret Cole, PG, LEP

President and CEO, Executive Committee

Matt Poirier, PE

Executive Vice President and COO, Executive Committee

Mary Beth Dopfer, CPA

Senior Vice President, Finance, Executive Committee

Charlie Head, PE, PG

Founding Principal, Executive Committee