Hanson hires learning and development manager


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March 22, 2017

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291

Hanson hires learning and development manager

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Kelly Gust, learning and development manager, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield headquarters. Her responsibilities include partnering with the vice president of human resources and business leaders to drive talent management and leadership development strategies as well as develop tools and solutions for performance management, succession planning, coaching and career planning to develop staff to meet the firm’s needs.

Prior to joining Hanson, Gust was a director of learning and development for H. D. Smith in Springfield. She also served as a training and development manager for Hot Topic Inc. in City of Industry, California; senior manager of organizational capability for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. in White Plains, New York; and a human resources consultant for talent management for Southern California Edison in Rosemead, California.

Gust earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from California State University, Long Beach. She is a member of the Association for Talent Development and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is certified as a senior professional in human resources and strategic workforce planning.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.


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