Regional Director, Rail & Transit
Irrespective of their role, characteristics or experiences, Bennie approaches colleagues without bias or preconception. As Inspirational Ally and recipient of Hatch’s inaugural Positive Change Awards, he consistently demonstrates patience and understanding for those around him and engages people on a personal level.
Bennie is always prepared to invest in newly engaged staff members, often from underrepresented groups, and is completely committed to developing and empowering people. He sees diversity as a major strength for Hatch—something we can celebrate, respect and leverage.
As a nominator reflected, “Bennie is one of the kindest, most compassionate, respectful and honest people I know. He is someone who walks his talk in every sense of the expression. He cares deeply for his work family and will support them unconditionally. He interacts similarly with clients, demonstrating strong core values of honesty and integrity. Bennie can be relied upon and trusted without question.”
A true leader by example, Bennie believes positive change is about making a difference in people’s lives by engaging and impacting others in a positive way, stating, “people need to hear that they are appreciated, their contributions add to the value that is being created, and they must be continuously challenged to improve and grow their careers.”
What does positive change mean to you?
“It is about making a difference in people’s lives by engaging and impacting them in a positive way. People need to hear that they are important to the company and that their individual contributions are valued and appreciated.”
What are you most proud of?
“I am proud of working for such a great company like Hatch. The leadership and the people within Hatch make this an awesome company to work for!”
Why do you believe in diversity and inclusion?
“I believe we need to acknowledge people for the different values and views they bring to the table. I see diversity as a major strength for the organization that we can acknowledge, respect, and leverage.”
What do you think are the toughest challenges facing our clients?
“Being able to grow in very tough economic circumstances.”