In her new executive leadership role, Gagnier is accountable for the strategic direction, development, and management of all HSEQ frameworks, metrics, and reporting standards in the U.S. region.
“Jennifer plays a pivotal role in bolstering our unwavering commitment to delivering a consistently high level of excellence for our clients,” said Lou Cornell, President and CEO of WSP in the U.S. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role and is an integral part of WSP’s dedicated efforts to ensure and maintain a best-in-class HSEQ culture throughout our business operations.”
With more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of HSE programs, Gagnier has a background from several industries — including health care, aviation, water, civil, justice, manufacturing, environment, and construction. Her experience also includes planning, design, construction management, program management, design build, operations, and maintenance projects.
“I’m ready to work with our amazing team at WSP and collaborate with our clients to help set the firm’s standards and strategic direction of HSEQ,” Gagnier said. “The No. 1 goal is to build a robust culture that leads to continuous HSEQ performance. To accomplish that, it means benchmarking best practices and establishing strong relationships — internally and externally.”
Gagnier, who previously served as an HSE Senior Director for a global engineering firm, will provide expert counsel to diverse stakeholders and work together with senior leaders while establishing WSP as a leader in HSEQ.
Gagnier is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety, and she is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and Women in Safety Engineering.