TEMPE, Ariz. (December 9, 2019) – Sundt Construction, Inc. has promoted Nicole Calamaio to senior vice president and chief human resources officer. In this role, Calamaio will be responsible for talent acquisition, administrative talent development, craft workforce development, human resources and total rewards.
“Nicole’s experience and passion for people make her ideal addition to Sundt’s executive leadership team,” said G. Michael Hoover, the company’s President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “She lives our mission, purpose and values and is committed to making Sundt an industry leader in all aspects of talent management and employee engagement.”
Calamaio joined Sundt in 2014 as corporate director of total rewards and was promoted to corporate director of human resources three years later. Last spring, Calamaio was promoted to the position of vice president of talent management where she was responsible for providing leadership in the area of human resources, total rewards and administrative workforce development. Since joining Sundt, she has redesigned the compensation program to ensure it is competitive and improved the employee benefits program, which is among the best in the industry. Additionally, Calamaio successfully implemented a talent management tool to advance Sundt’s talent capabilities and to enhance the employee experience.
Calamaio has more than 20 years of industry-specific talent management experience, five of which have been with Sundt. She is especially knowledgeable about employee-ownership and has worked actively to advocate for employee stock owner plan (ESOP) companies at the national political level. She holds a master’s in human resources from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in human resources from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 129-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is owned entirely by more than 2,000 employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in eight major trades. Half of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 54th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
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