Lori Kelleher

Lori Kelleher

Retired President and CHRO at Black & Veatch

Ms. Lori Kelleher recently retired as President and CHRO working in global businesses ranging from $350M to $3.0B with locations in over 100 countries. She is regarded as a business leader that provides business insight, transformational leadership, and strategic vision for organizations to strengthen productivity, operational performance, and shareholder value. She is a member of the Cotter Consulting Advisory Board. Ms. Kelleher was on the executive team and reported to the CEO of Black & Veatch, a $3.0B global construction and engineering company. In addition to human resources, Ms. Kelleher had global responsibility for real estate, facilities, construction equipment, fleet, and internal communications. She also served as the Chair of the Black & Veatch Foundation. In 2018, Ms. Kelleher joined the Board of Directors for First Federal Bank of Kansas City. Prior to Black & Veatch, Ms. Kelleher served as Vice President of Global Human Resources for Hollister Incorporated and held various other human resource positions. Currently, she is a Director of SOCI and a Governance Fellow with NACD. Ms. Kelleher holds a B.S. from Miami University.



  • Kansas City Business Journal: Women Who Mean Business 2015 Awardee

It is a privilege to be associated with a successful women-owned and led company, especially as our industry strives to engage and attract young women to STEM careers. I’m excited to contribute, through the Advisory Board, to Cotter’s future success.

— Lori Kelleher