Principal and Chief Financial Officer
Area of Expertise
Linda Havard – Chief Financial Officer and Principal, Gensler Linda brings more than 30 years of experience as a financial and operating executive and business partner to her role overseeing all aspects of finance for global design firm, Gensler. Prior to joining Gensler, Linda served for six years as Chief Financial Officer at the global law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP and for 13 years as Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Playboy Enterprises, Inc. She also spent 15 years, including as Vice President of Corporate Planning and President of ARCO Pipe Line Company, at Atlantic Richfield Company (now BP Amoco).
Linda is actively involved on numerous nonprofit boards, focusing on education, mental health and promoting women in business, serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and as founding member and President of Leadership California.
Linda was most recently invited to join the International Women’s Forum, the CFO Executive Summit and the Advisory Council for Women in Leadership, Professional Development at California State University, Chico. Linda has also been celebrated as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times.
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