Director of People Development

Carolynn Smith

As Director of People Development at Forell/Elsesser since 2007, Carolynn has worked in the California A/E industry for over 19 years. She has been involved with the A/E/C community for even longer having been raised in a construction family in Scotland. With this strong industry background, Carolynn works closely with engineers and the Accounting department to integrate sound, efficient administrative practices into the daily management of projects at Forell/Elsesser.

Carolynn also manages the firm’s Human Resources including new hires, the Integrated Skills Development internship program, and employee benefits. She also works with project staff to facilitate the firm’s weekly staff meetings; orchestrate company events; and oversee the production of project specification documents, reports and fee proposals. Carolynn received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom.

When she isn’t in the office, Carolynn works on keeping up with her French or training for her next marathon.



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