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Cardno Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Professional infrastructure and environmental services firm Cardno has announced the appointment of Todd K. Wager as Chief Operating Officer, effective July 11th.

Reporting to Cardno’s CEO and Managing Director Richard Wankmuller, Mr. Wager will be a key member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. He will support the CEO with the day-to-day operations, marshalling resources to create value for shareholders and driving a performance-based culture. He will be responsible for working with the leadership teams across the globe to effectively and efficiently implement the company strategy and specific business plans consistent with Cardno’s vision and values. He will also be responsible for streamlining business processes to drive organic growth as well as prioritizing customer, employee, and organizational requirements.

Mr. Wager is a senior leader with more than 25 years of international experience. He joins Cardno after an accomplished career with a major competitor where he managed groups working on a range of infrastructure and environmental projects in the oil, gas, and water sectors. Mr. Wager’s most recent position was Group President of the organization’s Transportation Group, which followed his role as Group President of Government Services. Each of these groups were over AU $1.5 billion in size and global in their scope. His particular talent lies in devising innovative strategies to build high-performing businesses, and then working with global teams to successfully implement the necessary processes and programs.

Mr. Wager received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with distinction from Georgetown University with an M.A. in international affairs. He is a graduate of the International Security Program at Stanford University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Mr. Wager served as a member of the Executive Group of the Homeland Security Division at the National Defense Industrial Association and on the Executive Committee of the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects at Stanford University. He is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was appointed to the Florida Council of 100 which serves as an advisory group to the state’s governor.

Cardno CEO and Managing Director Richard Wankmuller said: “I am delighted Todd will be joining the Cardno team. He is a strategic and operational leader with exceptional business acumen, who has led high-performing, cross-functional teams to meet goals and objectives. He will be a strong contributor and leader for Cardno.”

Wager said: “As I considered my next career move, I was looking to both make a meaningful near-term contribution as well as to have the chance to grow as a leader. At Cardno I have both and I consider myself fortunate to have joined this company at this point in time. I have deep experience in every market they’re in or seek to serve and I’m eager to grow the business – particularly in North America. And for some time I’ve wanted to work for a publicly traded company as enhancing shareholder value interests me. This is a great fit and I can’t wait to get started.”

Mr. Wager will be based in Tampa, Florida.

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