Kodiak Building Partners announced the retirement of chief human capital officer Sue Lords. Lords joined the company as vice president of human resources in 2018 and was promoted to the role of chief human capital officer in 2020. In addition to her role as chief human capital officer, Lords served as a founding board member of the Kodiak Building Partners Foundation for two years.

“Sue’s extensive experience in human resources in the building products distribution industry has helped guide our growing business and expanded our national footprint,” CEO Steve Swinney said in a prepared statement. “We relied on Sue’s deep human resources expertise throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to form internal initiatives for both our operating companies and corporate office, and we have valued her leadership and insights in shaping and building Kodiak’s HR function.”

During her time as chief human capital officer, Lords led Kodiak’s people strategy and was responsible for planning, developing, and administering the human resources practices and programs in accordance with the goals and objectives of Kodiak with company leadership. Prior to joining Kodiak, Lords served in similar roles at ProBuild Holdings, Strober Organization, and the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information and Technology.

“I was thrilled to get back into the industry when I joined Kodiak in 2018 and to be a part of a growing, phenomenally successful, and family-oriented organization,” Lords said. “I have always had sawdust in my blood and genuinely enjoyed the business, but I have especially enjoyed the people that I had the pleasure of working with and mentoring.”

Kodiak said it is actively looking for a replacement for Lords in the chief human capital officer role.

Highland Ranch, Co.-based Kodiak Building Partners operates 103 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.