Diversity & Inclusion

Our Diversity Vision

To be a company that embraces diversity, is inclusive, and thrives on learning so that our employees feel respected and invited to contribute to the success of our company, clients, suppliers and communities.

We value diversity because it is the key to building a culture that enables our employees to collaborate and generate innovative ideas for our customers.

Day & Zimmerman Diversity

We are Many Diverse Voices of Betterment

Employee Resource Groups

The Day & Zimmermann Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) originated in 2002 and are organized around common communities of interest in support of the Company’s business objectives. ERGs are open to any D&Z employee and support the Company’s diversity and inclusion programs.

  • LGBT and Allies Resource Group 
  • Parents Resource Group
  • People of Color Resource Group
  • People with Disabilities Advocacy Resource Group
  • Veterans Resource Group
  • Women's Resource Group
  • Young Professionals Resource Group

Learn more about ERGs

Diversity & Inclusion IN ACTION

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Diversity & Inclusion Action Plans

Each D&Z business unit develops specific action plans to meet the our strategic D&I objectives. These plans are reported on quarterly to our Leadership Council.

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Talent recruitment and retention

D&Z analyzes recruiting and retention efforts quarterly in order to ensure D&Z is leveraging best practices and resources on recruiting, retaining and developing diverse talent.

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D&Z has an incredibly talented workforce willing to share its knowledge by mentoring. Our Women’s Resource Group also offers informal, virtual mentoring programs via D&Z Circles.

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Diversity & Inclusion Performance

As part of our annual performance reviews, employees are appraised on their ability to bring our core value of diversity to action.

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Diversity training

We have several programs that provide diversity and inclusion training throughout an employee’s career. D&Z strives to ensure that all employees understand its policies and the leadership behaviors that foster an inclusive culture.

Diversity & Inclusion Governance

The Executive Diversity & Inclusion Board (EDIB) is a governing body that establishes the Company’s strategies for diversity and inclusion.  The Board’s mission is to build upon the Company’s diversity and inclusion strategy and operationalize our diversity action plans across D&Z.

All employees are expected to understand diversity as our core company value and recognize the Company’s commitment to creating an inclusive culture.

  • Hal Yoh, Chairman & CEO
  • Fran Coady, SVP, Human Resources
  • Steve Selfridge, President, Government Services
  • James Chesnut, VP, Nuclear Operations
  • Lisa Cooney, General Counsel, Yoh/Labor & Employment Law
  • Erica Freedman, VP, Talent & Org Development
  • Don Halferty, VP, Operations, DZMG/AO
  • Preston Hawkins, Corporate Finance & Treasury
  • Pavan Khoobchandani, Division Counsel, Government Services
  • Sue Passante, Diversity & Inclusion Leader
  • Matt Rivera, VP Marketing & Communications, Yoh

Additionally, two divisional Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committees, along with our Employee Resource Groups, round out our network of diversity and inclusion leadership and governance.  

Supplier Diversity

Day & Zimmermann is committed to partnering with innovative and competitive minority-, women- and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises to ensure the needs of our diverse customers are understood and are met.

Building relationships with qualified suppliers who support the operation of our business reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of our customers and helps us successfully deliver on our promises. As part of our commitment, Day & Zimmermann is a corporate member of the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council & Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-NJ-DE.

We believe that our continued commitment to supplier diversity will strengthen the diverse communities and markets we serve. We encourage all such suppliers to provide their qualifications via the online Supplier Registration process.