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Senior Vice President
MS. BREKKEN has over ten years’ experience working for Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., one of the largest engineering and construction firms in North America. In her role of Business Development director, Ms. Brekken dramatically expanded Kiewit’s presence in the Alaska Area market, pursuing high-profile resource development projects such as the $7B Donlin Gold mine project and the $3B Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric project. She also managed client engagement and proposal efforts, resulting in the procurement of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of work in Alaska.
During Ms. Brekken’s tenure on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project in Los Angeles, she provided strategic analysis and key support in bringing a troubled $500M dispute to a successful resolution for both the contractor and the client on one of the largest public works project in North America.
In addition to Lara’s professional experience, she is also a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner. As a coach, Lara uses the proprietary Energy Leadership Index Assessment and Core Energy Coaching process to help her clients become powerful leaders in the workplace, at home, and the world at large.
As Senior Vice President, Lara is responsible for overseeing Paradyne’s flagship Sixth Factor Academy, one of the most dynamic and effective development experiences for executive and business leaders in North America’s engineering and contracting industry.
In this pivotal role, Ms. Brekken is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the client’s Academy experience, including in-depth follow-up coaching.
Ms. Brekken brings experience, insight, curiosity, and expertise to her work with executives and managers at Paradyne’s many client companies, both Fortune 100/500 firms, as well scores of progressive, fast growing mid-market companies.
Ms. Brekken lives in San Marcos, California and in her free time enjoys hiking in the beautiful hills of San Diego, spending time at the beach, traveling, and quality time with friends.