Danyelle R. Sweitzer Human Resources Director, GPD Group Danyelle Sweitzer is the Human Resources Director with GPD Group (GPD), an architecture and engineering firm that serves the diverse markets of community facilities, education, housing, parks and recreation, power distribution, public works, retail commercial, site development, telecommunications and transportation. Founded in 1961, GPD has grown from a handful of employees to over 600 professionals in 13 offices nationwide. GPD is headquartered in Akron, with offices in Chardon, Cleveland, Garfield Heights, Columbus, Marion and Youngstown, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Louisville, Phoenix, and Seattle. As the Human Resources Director at GPD since 2010, Danyelle is responsible for recruitment and staffing, benefits, learning and development, employee relations and career services. Since joining the firm, Danyelle oversaw the implementation of several strategic wellness initiatives (which led to recognition from the American Heart Association as a “Fit-Friendly Worksite”) as well as the company-wide leadership training program with The University of Akron. She is a certified (PHR and SHRM-CP) human resource professional with over 16 years of experience in human resource management. Prior to coming to GPD, she held the position of Human Resource Generalist for SSOE, Inc. and the Human Resource Manager for EOM, Ltd. Danyelle is also an active volunteer. She donates her time and talents to The International Soap Box Derby, Habitat for Humanity, Girls on the Run, The United Way of Summit County, The Autism Society of Summit County, The Heart Association, Akron Public Schools, The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Western Reserve, Girls on the Run of Northeastern Ohio, and the GPD Employees’ Foundation. Danyelle is proud to serve on the board of directors for The International Soap Box Derby and Girls on the Run of Northeast Ohio. Danyelle is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. She graduated from Marlington High School and earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Mount Union. She obtained her master’s degree in Organization Leadership from Malone University. She lives in Hartville with her husband Rod and their children.