Black & Veatch Appoints Chief People Officer to its Board of Directors

Black & Veatch chief people officer Andrea Bernica joins the company's board of directors. Photo Credit: Alison Barnes Martin Photography

Posted April 18, 2024

Overland Park-based Black & Veatch announced it has appointed chief people officer, Andrea Bernica, to the company’s board of directors.

“In my time with the company, I have been motivated and inspired by the dedication, talent and integrity our employee-owners bring to the clients we serve, and I am excited to work with my fellow directors in advocating for our people and advancing our position as the engineering & construction industry’s Top Talent Destination,” Bernica said in a release.

Bernica, who joined the company in 2011, was appointed the role of CPO in September last year. During her career with the company she served as chief of staff, lead employment and corporate counsel.

“Andrea exemplifies the qualities of a strong and effective leader and is a role model and mentor to our many talented women professionals and leaders,” Black & Veatch Chairman and CEO Mario Azar said in the release. “She has shown an unwavering commitment to keeping our employee-owners at the core of everything we do to deliver solutions to our clients.”

Bernica is now one of three women on the Black & Veatch board of directors, accompanied by independent directors Nomi Bergman and Vicki O’Meara.