Laura Hughes Joins Burns as Director of Business Development

Burns recently welcomed Laura Hughes to the team as Director of Business Development. Laura excels at understanding her clients’ goals and project drivers, and has a demonstrated history of exceptional client development across multiple sectors.

Most recently, Laura served as VP/Life Sciences Market Sector Leader (North America) at Arcadis, where she managed and grew key global strategic accounts including J&J, Novartis, and Pfizer, and was responsible for driving sales across the sector. She has also worked as Business Development Director for Jacobs (Philadelphia, Atlanta), and was Vice President/Operations Manager for Transportation at JJG (now Jacobs). Laura began her professional career as a Project Engineer at Black & Veatch and Roy F. Weston, Inc., giving her the unique ability to understand our clients’ goals from a technical, operational and strategic level.

Laura is an expert at developing strategies and facilitating collaboration that solves our clients’ most complex engineering challenges. Welcome to Burns, Laura – we are so happy to have you!

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