SVP and Human Resources Director is First Female to Join Board in T&M’s 50-Year History
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – T&M Associates, a leading national consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company, has appointed Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources Lynn Spence to its Board of Directors. With 20 years of human resources experience across a range of industries, Spence brings a strong employee relations element to the board, which has become a key strategic differentiator for the firm. She is the first female to hold a board position at T&M, representing the ongoing shift towards a more diverse leadership profile within the industry. Prior to this appointment, Spence was part of the company’s five-year strategic planning team which was designed to accelerate growth by diversifying T&M’s capabilities, expanding its geographic footprint, and investing in its employees.
“At a core level, T&M is about one thing: our people,” said T&M President and CEO, Gary Dahms. “As the ‘owner’ of that asset, Lynn holds one of the most important and influential positions in the company. Based on the experience, innovation and commitment she brings to that role – along with her innate business acumen and goal orientation – she makes an outstanding addition to our board. We are privileged to have her.”
Since joining T&M six years ago, Spence has worked closely with its executive team to elevate the human resources function and ensure that it aligns directly with the firm’s organizational goals. She has leveraged best practices in HR to modernize all aspects of the function and keep pace with T&M’s rapid growth. Adept at technology, Spence was ahead of the curve in utilizing social media as the primary strategy for building a premier talent network, reshaping the way T&M approached employee acquisition to draw top talent to the firm. Recognizing the importance of employee well-being, she created Wellness Works, T&M’s robust employee wellness program and restructured many of T&M’s benefit programs. She also developed a career progression path program that provides access to career development tools and criteria and promotes open communication, personalization, diverse skills development and advancement. It has made a significant contribution to retention and fostered positive employee morale and a collaborative work environment.
Spence resides in Eatontown, NJ with her husband and two young daughters. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Joseph’s College. She is certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Certified Professional.
About T&M Associates
T&M Associates, a full-service consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company, is proud to celebrate 50 years of client partnerships, innovative projects, teamwork, growth and community service in 2016. Headquartered in Middletown, NJ, the company is consistently recognized by national and local trade organizations for project excellence, including ranking in the top half of Engineering News Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. T&M’s tagline, “Your Goals. Our Mission,” encapsulates its commitment to develop effective, creative and timely strategies and solutions to achieve its public and private clients’ business objectives. T&M employs a team of 400 business and technical professionals and operates from 19 office locations throughout Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio.