KANSAS CITY, MO. — On Feb. 15, CRB, a global provider of construction, engineering and architecture solutions for a variety of industries, announced Courtney Holt has been appointed as general counsel. Holt succeeds Jim Scott, who will be retiring later 2022 after eight years with the company.

A 2011 graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Law, Holt originally joined CRB as assistant general counsel. She was responsible for legal matters, including contracts, disputes, corporate laws and governance, compliance, employment and more. Holt will now lead all aspects of the company’s legal affairs and enforce compliance of company policies and business activities. She will also continue to work closely with CRB’s senior leaders to guarantee all legal and contractual needs are met, including implementation of risk management.

021822_CRB personnel_Courtney Holt_Embedded.jpgCourtney Holt, general counsel for CRB. (Photo courtesy of CRB)

During his time with CRB, Scott developed and directed a strong legal team, including hiring Holt, and has been integral in developing the governance model for the company. In 2019, he became senior associate at CRB and played an important role in integrating the company’s design and construction teams into a single entity in 2021.

“Jim’s mentorship has been instrumental in not only my personal development, but also the development of the legal group's role here at CRB,” Holt said. “I will do my very best to live up to the high standard he has set. My focus will be on leading an approachable and agile team that provides timely, knowledgeable and trusted advice to the organization.”

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