Clayco Announces Katie Lane as Chief Talent Officer

The proven leader will be instrumental in talent acquisition, member development, retention initiatives and assume the crucial role of culture keeper for the organization.

SAINT LOUIS – JUNE 8, 2023 – Accomplished executive and industry leader Katie Lane was named Clayco’s new Chief Talent Officer, the full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm announced today.

Lane, who previously served as COO/Master Trainer at Dale Carnegie, will strengthen Clayco’s leadership team by bolstering talent management strategies and training initiatives. Additionally, she is charged with fostering Clayco’s continued culture of excellence.  Lane brings 15 years of experience in the training and development field with a track record of championing inclusivity and diversity.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Katie join our team as Chief Talent Officer,” said Bob Clark, Founder and Executive Chairman of Clayco. “Katie brings a wealth of experience to our team and will play a pivotal role in shaping our company’s future. Her inspiring background in talent management across multiple industries and passion for growing top-tier workforces make her a tremendous addition to our leadership team.”

Clark has been acting as interim CTO at Clayco prior to Lane’s arrival. She will work closely with him during the transition period to ensure a seamless handover of responsibilities.

“I’m eager to step into this new role with Clayco and grow its high-performance culture and ambitious people with their many bright minds and adventurous spirits,” Lane said. “This opportunity will be a great challenge and I’m looking forward to supporting such tremendous vision, growth and success. Bob has done an amazing job fostering talent and promoting a positive workplace culture and I’m honored to build upon his foundation.”

“Katie’s strategic vision and expertise in cultivating a high-performance culture, will be instrumental to attracting top talent to Clayco, nurturing our existing employees, and ensuring our company remains a destination of choice for professionals seeking growth opportunities,” said Clark.

During her time at Dale Carnegie, Lane was responsible for creating and maintaining customized learning and development solutions for large corporate clients. She successfully expanded the regional footprint of the office and led a team of nearly two dozen, ensuring organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Lane will report to Clayco COO Steve Sieckhaus.

About Clayco
Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm that safely and sustainably delivers the highest quality solutions to clients across North America on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $5.2 billion in revenue for 2022, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast-track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential-related building projects. For more information, visit