- Performance management
- Talent development and management
- Interim human resources director
- Family business
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, Northwestern University
What Clients Value Most
Meg Brown brings a wealth of experience ranging from a high-tech position with a Fortune 100 company to operations management and HR director positions for family businesses. As a result, Brown offers expertise in both the broader challenges of the HR function, having managed the HR aspects of a buyout and strategic planning initiatives, and the targeted issues associated with recruiting, developing, and training talent.
Getting Results for Clients
- Developed and presented a Strategic Talent Management Plan to the Executive Committee of a large construction company, transforming the role of Human Resources from transactional to a strategic partner. The project led to decreased turnover among high potential employees, increased competitive advantage in the war for talent and added an estimated $500K to the bottom line through accelerated career advancement and a comprehensive talent review process.
- Managed the Human Resources integration of a company acquisition for the purchased entity.
- Designed a college recruitment program to attract the top students at specifically targeted universities. Recruits from this program have become the company’s highest potentials for future leadership.
- Improved company ability to conduct layoffs efficiently with a decreased impact to the business through effective human resources management.
- Created an employee handbook for a chemical company experiencing 4X growth. The handbook led to increased employee accountability using leading edge Human Resources policies.
Prior to CSI
- Meg began her career as a consultant for Deloitte conducting large scale technology implementations with Fortune 500 companies. From there she went to work as an Operations Manager at Environmental Management Corporation (EMC), a family business, where she oversaw 5 industrial wastewater treatment plants. During this time Meg identified her true career interest and passion for organizational development and human resources and accepted a recruiting role within EMC.
- After recruiting in the water and wastewater field, Meg became Human Resources Manager for all of EMC. She was responsible for all hiring, onboarding, policy enforcement and terminations for an employee population spread throughout the country. During this time EMC was purchased by the BOC Group and Meg facilitated the HR aspect of the buyout ensuring consistent employee relations and ongoing successful employee performance.
- In 2005, Meg moved into the construction industry as Human Resources Director for Paric Corporation, also a family business, managing programs and procedures for a professional and labor workforce. She participated in strategic long range planning and contributed to the overall company direction. She successfully completed a turnkey talent management project that fast tracked the acquisition of high potentials and streamlined employee development to produce top quality results. She was the lead for Paric’s comprehensive talent review process.
In The Community
Meg is on the board of St. Martha’s Hall, a not-for-profit agency, which provides a shelter care program for abused women and their children. She also serves as a Parish Council member at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Ellisville, MO.