The leadership team at Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)  just got a little stronger!

M. Denise Carter, P.E. has been named chief strategy officer of the “Engineering News Record” Top 100-ranked firm, per PR Newswire.

According to the company’s website, GPI is “paving the way in sustainable and innovative engineering design and construction solutions.

Previously, Carter led a staff of more than 250 administrative, professional and technical staff at the Metro New York offices of GPI as the branch manager.

“I’m thrilled to add Denise to GPI’s executive leadership team,” said Christer Ericsson, P.E., president, and CEO of GPI in an official news release. “Denise is a strong leader and has a proven track record of success in operational strategy and business development that aligns very well with GPI’s growth goals and vision. Denise will help amplify GPI’s strategic objectives and further solidify our industry leadership position of creating infrastructure that people need most.”

For more than 50 years, GPI has had a commitment to doing quality work and has corporate headquarters in New York with more than 40 offices across the U.S.

In her new role, Carter will spearhead and implement business strategy across the entire GPI organization. She will also be responsible for the integration of business operations and services that will optimize staff and promote organizational development and growth.

As a member of the strategic planning team, Carter will be responsible for organizing the roles of corporate service leaders and senior/executive/regional managers in order to optimize both collaboration and efficiency across all service lines and locations.

Carter brings over 39 years of engineering and construction-related experience as a licensed professional engineer.

She first joined the firm in 1999 and has had a role in working on some of the largest, high-profile public works projects in the New York metropolitan area.

Now that she steps into her new role as chief strategy officer, Gregory Zenk, P.E. has assumed the role of branch manager of the Metro NY operation.