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  Every acquisition is an opportunity to learn more about our own company and where it’s going.

Kenna Houncaren

Vice President, Acquisitions

Edmonton, Alberta

You could call Kenna a project person. She loves to dig in, get involved, and see a project to close. As vice president of acquisitions, Kenna gets to work with companies on the acquisition front end, during the getting-to-know-you phases and negotiations—but the real reward comes when she gets to see these companies and people find their way in Stantec, take leadership positions, and work with her again in different contexts.

Kenna originally joined Stantec on a one-year contract covering corporate legal functions. As we began to acquire more and more companies, she stayed on to fill a need, and now, over eight years later, she’s working on acquisitions full time.

Part of her job is in helping our new team members transition into integration planning, but she’s also involved in strategic planning and real estate management.

With two young daughters at home, Kenna says she spends most of her spare time doing princess parties and playing rousing games of Barbie spy squad. She and her husband spend most of their weekend running the girls to dancing, skating, and gymnastics. 

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