Melva Pete: 2017 Corporate Executive of the Year

Melva Pete: 2017 Corporate Executive of the Year

A year ago, Melva Pete was given the task of building a world-class human resource program for the 430 employees at one of the fastest-growing pipeline infrastructure companies in the country, SAK Construction. And she had to do it fast.

“We are in a tremendous growth mode, so that number of employees will increase rapidly over the next two to three years,” said Pete, vice president of human resources at SAK Construction.

Joining the SAK team last year, Pete oversees all aspects human resources, and she serves as a member of the executive team.

“Part of the reason I like being in HR is the ‘H,’ the human element,” Pete said. “I love working with people. My management style is to empower people and to give them the tools to be the best at what they do.”

On Friday, November 17, Pete received the Corporate Executive of the Year Award at the St. Louis American Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Business networking luncheon and awards reception. The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis.
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