HBC’s very own Sharon Christensen, Director of Administration, and Annie Mark, Senior HR Generalist, were featured in Los Angeles Business Journal’s special edition of “Women of Influence: Construction, Architecture, and Engineering.” Both were nominated due to their tremendous contributions to HBC, and we could not be more proud of them! Read on to learn more about Sharon and Annie.
Director of Administration
Sharon Christensen joined Howard Building Corporation early in her career and, over the last 14 years, she has not only grown into an asset to the company – she has grown into a leader.
Sharon currently oversees all personnel in our Los Angeles office. More than being able to lead a diverse group of people, Sharon has the keen ability to inspire. She motivates her employees to continue to learn and grow, stand up for what they believe in, and give back to the community. As a female leader in the construction industry, Sharon has demonstrated that it is possible to succeed and make a difference through compassion, kindness, and fortitude. She is deeply passionate about bringing diversity into the construction industry, and she works tirelessly alongside the HR department to make HBC a great place to work for everyone.
Senior HR Generalist
After more than a decade in HR, recruiting, and workforce planning for companies such as Broadcom and Option One, Annie came to us in 2017 to help jumpstart our HR Department. From analyzing employee surveys in the beginning and building new programs like HBC University and Wellness out of the data, to helping us control vendor contracts, launch new benefits, and implement a new HRIS and payroll system, she’s been an instrumental administrator behind the scenes while taking every necessary moment for employee-owners’ individual needs.
She is deeply passionate about the welfare of HBC employees, and has built out a robust Wellness Committee to address wellness-related topics and concerns throughout the year. Last May, she developed a month-long educational campaign surrounding mental health awareness. In addition to webinars and other learning events hosted throughout the month, employees participated in a succulent planting event to help spur community and decrease stress. Annie also organized a widely successful Fitness Challenge that allowed employees to team up and compete against each other while reaching their fitness goals. In addition to wellness, Annie contributes to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Sustainability; and Employee-Ownership committees. Annie’s enthusiasm and passion for making HBC a great place to work has far-reaching repercussions beyond just the confines of our company. By increasing the happiness of our employees, they are better poised to make the world a better place.