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Barry Barber Discusses Kimley-Horn’s Culture on ACEC Podcast

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Kimley-Horn Chairman Barry Barber spoke on how a robust corporate culture can strengthen firms against changing economic, market, and ownership dynamics on the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Engineering Influence podcast. 

Barry recounted how the firm’s leadership built our culture around service, respect, and excellence from the beginning—empowering practice leaders to make project decisions, encouraging great people to join our teams, and allowing the firm to grow organically and remain profitable. While he predicted how Kimley-Horn may change with emerging technology and future growth, Barry noted that our people-oriented values and culture are here to stay. 

“We focus on hiring and growing a person at a time. We think that's a great way for us to maintain our culture and profitability and really stay true to our core.”

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Barry Barber

Barry Barber

As Kimley-Horn’s Chairman, Barry Barber helps drive practice growth and supports our visionary culture and values. Barry serves as part of the Company Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and Advisory Committee to coordinate activities and collaborate with regional leaders throughout the firm. He has a rich history of experience in human resources, recruiting, and operational, business, and resource management.