Press Release

GEI Consultants Hires Julie Jennings Kale as Senior Vice President, Human Resources

October 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—October 8, 2015— GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, is pleased to announce that Julie Jennings Kale, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has joined the firm as the new Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for the development, implementation, administration and continuing evolution of the company’s HR team and functions. As part of GEI’s Executive Team, she will work directly with the team to address all Human Resources needs including: strategic leadership; employee engagement; performance management; risk management; human resources development; workforce planning and employment strategies; total rewards; learning development; and employee and labor relations.

Ms. Kale brings over 20 years of experience in human resources to GEI. Her career highlights include successfully inspiring and leading teams to increase profitability and achieve organizational goals and objectives, and creating service-oriented human resources functions that support innovative organizations in optimizing performance and growth. Ms. Kale comes to GEI from Dignity Health Medical Foundation in Rancho Cordova, CA, where she was the HR Director for their ambulatory care division. She directed three departments and a team of up to 32 employees in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Onboarding, HR Business Partnering, Employee and Labor Relations, Absence Management, Communication, Organizational Effectiveness, Learning & Development, HRIS/Workforce Intelligence, Employee Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation for over 2,500 union and non-union employees in over 100 locations throughout California. Prior to Dignity Health, she worked as a Corporate Employee Relations Manager for Waste Connections, Inc., and Director of Human Resources for Java City.

“Julie has a successful track record of thinking and acting both strategically and tactically to develop solutions aligned with the mission and goals of an organization,” says Raymond D. Hart, P.E., G.E., President and CEO of GEI. “Her natural leadership style, coupled with her sharp business sense, is a real strength as we continue to grow our business and expand our services across the nation. We expect her proven skills will help us to maintain our high performing client-focused culture through our future growth.”

Ms. Kale holds an Associate of Arts degree in Business from Cosumnes River College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management from California State University, Sacramento. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Health and Wellness at American College of Healthcare Sciences with an expected graduation date of May 2016.  She has also been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

About GEI: GEI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, geotechnical and waterfront engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 50,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information on GEI, please visit

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