September 10, 2014

Michelle Carroll, SPHR, is passionate about serving people, believing Human Resources is a strategic partner within the business of architecture. She recently joined HKS as director of human resources. 

Carroll is a performance-driven, creative human resources (HR) professional with more than 12 years of broad experience in management, generalist and recruiting roles. She has provided strategic HR leadership in implementing firm-wide policies, procedures and practices to maximize investment in human capital with international firms such as Grant Thornton, LLP; Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLP and Syntroleum Corporation. 

“After spending more than 10 years as an HR business partner in both the accounting and oil and gas arenas, I’m thrilled to expand my horizons working alongside the creative leadership at a firm with such a rich legacy as HKS,” said Carroll. 

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational and Interpersonal Communications and is licensed as a Professional in Human Resources (2003) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (2010). She’s a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the HR-arm of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable.

According to HKS President and CEO Dan Noble, “Michelle is passionate about what she does and is committed to moving us forward. In just four months, she has made a lot of positive changes from new recruiting processes to transfer procedures, onboarding and the promotions process. I know she will continue to make a big impact on the firm.”

HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top five architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $77 billion in more than 1,498 cities located in 84 countries. The firm operates from 27 offices worldwide. For more information, visit or contact Trish Martineck at



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