Dawn Usher, M.B.A, SPHR
Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer
The human capacity for growth and change never ceases to amaze Dawn Usher, which is why her greatest reward is watching Silverado associates grow as leaders.
In addition to helping create company strategy and removing barriers to generate successful outcomes, Dawn’s most important role is to grow leaders for tomorrow and to be a role model for Silverado’s culture. She also leads a team that improves company-wide processes to better position the company for growth.
Dawn’s background encompasses Fortune 200 experience, start-ups, rapid growth companies, mergers and acquisitions, and franchises. She has significant expertise in change management, organizational development, compensation and benefits, risk management and entrepreneurial skills gained through her own start-up. She has worked as both a practitioner and consultant in the manufacturing, retail, life sciences and transportation industries.
A healthy, adventuresome, well-traveled life is Dawn’s greatest passion, which she shares with her husband Rick. She shares, “We only have one body and brain, and research shows if we don't exercise both we're minimizing the quality of our lives”. Dawn’s outlook on life also inspired Silverado’s Wellness Program that motivates associates to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.