Sue Evans, PhD

Sue Evans, PhD, Evans Incorporated
Founder, President and CEO

Sue founded Evans Incorporated in 1994. She continues to guide the growth and vision of the company.

Sue has always applied her analytic left brain and intuitive right brain to find creative human-centered solutions to complex organizational and technical problems. Driven by that unique approach, Sue founded Evans as a business transformation and change management company focused on people, not just processes.

Sue received her BS in Computer Science from University of Dayton. During her undergraduate program, one particular class set the course for Sue’s career. The class was taught by an Air Force Major and introduced Sue to the field of Human Factors Engineering, and underscored the importance of the relationship between people, work, organizations, and technology. It started Sue’s interest in human-centered change.

Sue went on to receive her MS and PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan; she is also Board-certified as a Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

For over 35 years, Sue has focused on aligning human, organizational and work systems. She has worked with Federal government agencies, International financial organizations, non-profits and Fortune 500 companies to improve business processes and create effective work environments. Sue takes pride in her ability to transform businesses and to ensure people feel enriched, empowered and engaged in their work.

Sue’s first job: Aside from helping out in the office of her father’s heating and air-conditioning company in Milwaukee, Sue’s first job was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She used her skills in software engineering to develop a computer-aided design (CAD) system to help engineers design cockpits that would safely accommodate different sized pilots during all phases of flight operations.