One of our core values is to have a “Relentless Pursuit of Improvement” in our work, and no one embodies this more than HPM’s Brad Cook. Always willing to rise to any challenge that comes his way, Brad puts our clients first and promotes honesty and transparency across his team. He adapts to our constantly changing industry with ease, and prioritizes building strong relationships with clients, partners and suppliers. Because of his relentless pursuit of improvement and his ability to guide others through difficult projects with fairness and hands-on support, HPM is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad to Program Executive.
As Program Executive for the $1.3 billion Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) program, Brad is leading the charge to build two new replacement facilities in Elmore and Escambia, Alabama. Once fully staffed, Brad will provide oversight to over 40 team members. His fellow team members have remarked on his hard work, humility and reliability which he brings to every project.
Brad, who began his career at HPM in 2004, began working on the University of Alabama account in 2007. Over the past nearly 18 years, he has managed some of the most complicated and challenging projects — including Lakeside Dining, the Ferguson Center addition/renovation, Fresh Food foodservice, Bryce Main stabilization/renovation as well as the performing arts center projects. After leading the UA account, Brad transitioned to leading the ADOC program as a senior program manager, where he has leveraged his extensive program management skills and expertise to provide excellent results for our client.
Brad exerts great effort to care for his staff and works in the best interest of his clients. It is evident that he strives to do the right thing instead of what is easy, while always looking on the bright side of complicated situations. I look forward to seeing how he will continue to grow in his new role and lead his team and HPM to success on the ADOC account.