Sarah Brownell Returns to HDR to Lead Southeastern U.S. Health Business Development

Sarah Brownell
Sarah Brownell

Sarah Brownell, LEED AP, has rejoined HDR as a business development director for health in the Charlotte, North Carolina, office. In this position, Brownell will be responsible for growing and developing the health architecture practice in the U.S. Southeast region, focusing on building and winning new business relationships and opportunities throughout the region. 

With over 15 years of experience in business development, Brownell brings a strong background in market segment analyses and research as well as a passion for leading pursuits teams in creating strategic action plans. As a board member and the incoming president of the Southeast Chapter of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, Brownell supports knowledge sharing and professional development within the industry. 

“I am beyond thrilled to return to HDR,” Brownell said. “I am looking forward to working with the deep bench of amazing talent we bring from across the Southeast to help our clients solve complex healthcare challenges.” 

“We are excited Sarah has rejoined HDR and we know she will be an exemplary business development director for our Southeastern health practice,” said Sandy Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, NCARB, HDR’s Eastern U.S. health director. “Sarah will be integral to our strategic growth trajectory working with the Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa and Virginia offices.”

Prior to her return, Brownell served as the vice president of business development for healthcare design and strategy at ERDMAN. Brownell earned her Master of Business Administration at Queens University of Charlotte.