Shaw named Garver’s Chief People Officer


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John Shaw has joined Garver as Chief People Officer and will manage the company’s human resources efforts nationwide.

With almost three decades of human resources experience, Shaw brings broad knowledge from across the healthcare, banking, and construction industries. He also brings with him vast experience in talent acquisition, strong skills in building relationships that help drive business, and a passion for providing “best in class" services.

Shaw previously served as Kiewit Corporation’s Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, where he managed a team supporting over 28,000 employees geographically dispersed across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Under Shaw’s leadership, he directed the restructuring of human resources across the company to create a more efficient and effective HR model.

“We are thrilled to have someone with John’s expertise to lead human resources for our growing company,” said Garver President and CEO Brock Hoskins. “We believe John’s passion and alignment with our mission will enhance our ability to meet our growth objectives and take great care of our people.”

As Garver’s Chief People Officer, Shaw will be responsible for managing Garver’s health and retirement benefit programs, recruitment, learning and development, and wellness initiatives.

Garver has long been praised for its workplace culture that includes a competitive pay structure and employee benefits, commitment to employees maintaining a work-life balance, and a leadership team that is responsive to employee feedback. For nine years running, Garver has been named to Zweig Group’s top three Best Firms to Work For and named No. 1 “Best Firm to Work For” in the multi-discipline category in 2022. The list recognizes outstanding workplaces at A-E consulting firms across the country based on benefits offered and employee satisfaction.

“Garver’s award-winning corporate culture is what drew me to the company,” Shaw said. “I’m proof that effective recruiting works. When a recruiter reached out to me, I almost thought it was too good to be true. I quickly realized, however, that there's a reason Garver is recognized for its workplace culture.”

Shaw will be based in Garver’s Rogers, Arkansas, office and manage a team of human resources professionals who serve more than 1,000 employees across the United States.

About Garver

Founded in 1919, Garver is an employee-owned multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural, and environmental services firm with more than 1,000 employees across the United States. Offering a wide range of services focused on aviation, construction, facilities, federal, survey, transportation, water, and wastewater, Garver sits in the top 125 of the Engineering News-Record's prestigious Top 500 Design Firms list and is consistently recognized as a best firm to work for. Learn more at