Sundt Construction appointed Eric Hedlund to a position on the Sundt Foundation board of directors, replacing Ray Bargull, the contractor’s longtime CFO who retired earlier this year.

Hedlund, Sundt’s executive vice president and COO, manages the company’s Building Group. He is a past president and life director of the Arizona Builders’ Alliance and has held a number of leadership positions with national construction industry organizations.

The Sundt Foundation was established by Sundt in 1999 to give its employee-owners a means of giving back to their communities. It provides financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and adults through organizations located near a Sundt office or major construction project.

The Foundation is primarily funded by contributions from Sundt employees and company matching. This year, the organization surpassed the $5M mark in grants awarded since its inception.

The Sundt Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of nine employees, four appointed by the company and five elected by the membership. The board convenes quarterly to approve grants based on recommendations made by employee committees in each Sundt office.

In another announcement, Sundt promoted Marian Enriquez to the newly created position of Manager of Employee Owner Experience and Diversity.

In her new role, Enriquez will be part of the company’s talent management team, responsible for leading a strategy intended to help create an environment where people can thrive and perform their best. In addition to maintaining employee-owner relations, her duties also include providing leadership on workforce and subcontractor diversity, equal employment opportunity, and human resource and federal contracting compliance.

Additionally, Enriquez will continue serving as Sundt’s Small Business Liaison Officer and overseeing the company’s subcontractor diversity program, which has been recognized by numerous highly regarded minority associations.

Enriquez joined Sundt 11 years ago and has been promoted to roles of increasing responsibility. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in business management, both from the University of Phoenix. Enriquez also is certified as a Master Human Capital Strategist, Professional in Human Resources and Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional.