Katie Miller is the President of Left Lane Advisors and a Principal of Fehr & Peers with over 25 years of experience in managing and developing leaders at all levels. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Business Administration, and is a certified professional coach with experience ranging from project management to business and corporate development to coaching senior professionals on leadership, talent management, and succession planning.
She specializes in helping executive leaders define their desired culture and core values while working with them to translate that culture into reality as well as working with growing companies including start-ups to develop effective, high-performing, trust-based teams. She facilitates workshops on Emotional Intelligence, Influence, Effective Communication, and Conflict Management and she actively sits on multiple professional organization advisory boards. Katie is certified in: LEA 360, OSI Competency 360, Hogan Personality Assessments, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, Total SDI.
Affiliate Advisor/Executive Coach
Matt stepped away as President/CEO of Fehr & Peers in 2020 after serving in that role for over 15 years. He spent a total of 28 years with the firm in a variety of roles, ranging from Project Manager, to Office Manager, to COO before becoming CEO in 2004. Matt’s focus was on leadership development, oversight of the firm’s strategic and operational initiatives, as well as personnel issues and financial performance. He also led or oversaw the firm’s major growth initiatives, including several new offices, two acquisitions, an internally-funded research and development program, and a robust career development program. During his tenure, Fehr & Peers expanded nationally to include 15 offices and roughly triple in size.
In 2013, Matt began providing management consulting services via Left Lane Advisors – the firm’s subsidiary focused on leadership development and executive coaching. He has since advised many A/E industry CEOs and other senior executives on the full range of organizational issues including leadership development and succession, ownership transition, strategic planning, recruiting and retention, visioning and alignment, operational excellence, and growth initiatives. Matt now supports Left Lane Advisors’ clients as an Affiliate where he continues to serve as Advisor and Executive Coach to several A/E industry executives.
Marion Donnelly is a Principal and Chief Financial Officer at Fehr & Peers with more than 30 years of experience in accounting and delivering corporate services. She began developing a corporate services team at Fehr & Peers in 1987 in anticipation of the firm’s desired growth. She now leads Administration, Accounting, Communication, Human Resources and Information Technology in providing effective and strategic services across the company. As CFO, she is responsible for all financial matters including cash-flow management, banking and legal relations, human resource initiatives including regulatory compliance and employee benefit programs, insurance and tax and accounting issues. Specific consulting areas include strategic planning, process and procedural development, change management, staff assessment/empowerment, system evaluation/implementation; and more.
Information Technology Director
Will Brooks is the Director of Information Technology at Fehr & Peers and has more than 20 years of experience in overseeing the architecture and implementation of all operational and business support systems. Will joined in 2008 to provide leadership in I.T. operations that led to the development of our innovative and robust technology infrastructure. Will has led a variety of initiatives throughout his career from hardware migrations to data center build outs. Specific consulting areas include implementation and design of Unified Communications, virtualization, scalable network design, and technology consolidation.
Cheryl Croshere, PhD
Dr. Cheryl Croshere is a leadership consultant for Left Lane Advisors and a project manager for Fehr & Peers. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology along with degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Women’s Studies that allow her to see our industry through a unique lens. She integrates her planning experience with her background as an ethnographic researcher, a union organizer, a non-profit spokesperson, and a university professor of culture, race, and gender to deliver a multi-faceted perspective to her clients and speaking audiences. Cheryl offers consulting and workshops on organizational culture and change management, negotiation, and leadership and facilitation that maximizes great team outcomes. Additionally, she consults on professional negotiation which she has been studying and practicing since 2011 when she was elected as a union president and tasked with negotiating on behalf of 12,000 academic workers. Some of her exciting, most recent work includes a ground-breaking study for Los Angeles Metro called “Understanding How Women Travel,” the first major undertaking of its kind by a US transportation agency to research, analyze, and publish findings about the diverse mobility needs of its women customers.