Episode 12: Kelli Howard - Talent & Workforce Development

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We are excited to share Amplify podcast episode 12 featuring Kelli Howard, Director of Workforce Development! 


Kelli has over 16 years of experience in recruiting, with more than eight in the A/E/C industry. She leads the talent acquisition and learning and development teams, with a primary focus in attracting and retaining top talent at SAM. In an effort to identify future leaders in the organization, Kelli established SAM’s Internship Program in 2012 and has helped it evolve over the years.

Kelli is a graduate of Texas State University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Kelli truly enjoys connecting people to their passion, and she has been a major contributor to the exponential growth at SAM. Kelli works to develop strong relationships with universities and high schools across the country to expose students to the Geomatics and Land Surveying profession. Her passion to see people succeed does not stop when they come on board as she collaborates with Human Resources to create programs for professional development and career advancement opportunities.


In this episode, Kelli reflects on her 12-year journey at SAM and discusses the evolution of our organization's growth, talent, and culture. She highlights memorable moments at SAM, her career progression, and the success stories of our team members. Learn more about our comprehensive training programs, career paths, and talent acquisition strategies in this 20-minute thoughtful conversation.

Are you looking to connect with Kelli and her team? Visit our careers page to learn about life at SAM and apply below.