Brian Hoppy Named Chair of HDR Foundation Board

Brian Hoppy

Brian Hoppy has been named chair of the HDR Foundation board of directors. He assumes the role from Eric Keen, HDR’s chief executive officer, who will remain on the board as an ex-officio member. 

“When we established the HDR Foundation nearly eight years ago, we had no idea what the response would be from either the nonprofit community or from our employees," Keen said. "But our employees have really embraced it as an extension of the work we do every day. I’m so impressed by their volunteer efforts, and I’m so proud that the HDR Foundation has become an established partner in helping them make a lasting impact in the places they call home.”

“The time is right to transition the leadership of the Foundation to others in our organization who can continue the Foundation’s important work," he added. "I look forward to continuing to support the Foundation in an advisory role.”

Hoppy has been involved with the HDR Foundation since its inception, sponsoring several grant applications, volunteering on projects funded by the Foundation and serving as a Foundation Ambassador. He was most recently a member of the HDR Foundation board, a position he has held since January 2019. 

“I want to thank Eric for trusting me to continue the important work of the HDR Foundation,” said Hoppy, who, in addition to serving as chair, leads the firm’s cross sector services.

“I have long felt that the Foundation is an embodiment of HDR’s collaborative and caring culture," he said. "Whenever asked, our employee-owners rise to the challenge to help one another. I am excited to work with Nancy Hales, the Foundation’s executive director, and my fellow board of directors to build upon the success the Foundation has achieved to date, and to further expand the Foundation’s reach and opportunities to serve.”

About the HDR Foundation

At HDR, we strongly believe that giving back is not only a civic duty, but a privilege. As company founder H.H. Henningson noted nearly a century ago, “There is always time enough for kindness.” The HDR Foundation is an extension of that mission, aiming to benefit the communities in which we live and work.

The HDR Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that align with HDR’s areas of expertise: education, healthcare and healthy communities, and healthy environments. As an employee-funded and employee-driven foundation, preference is given to organizations located in communities in which HDR employees live and work, and those which have strong employee involvement. Since its inception in 2012, the HDR Foundation has provided more than $3 million in grants to over 150 organizations. You can learn more at

About HDR 

For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 10,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future. For more information, please visit

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