SSOE Group Named All-Star Employer Among Oregon Companies By Samaritan Health Plans

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 29, 2018 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, was named as this year’s Oregon All-Star Employer by Samaritan Health Plans for exemplifying best in workplace wellness, an important aspect of being a sought-after employer in Oregon.

Brett Susany—who serves as Principal Division Manager and Program Manager of SSOE’s Portland-based Advanced Technology business unit—accepted the award on behalf of the firm on Saturday, May 26th during the All-Star event at Goss Stadium on the Oregon State University campus. Brett joined the Oregon State University Beavers’ winning PAC-12 baseball team, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the game and receiving the exclusive 2018 workplace wellness trophy and official Oregon State Beavers game jersey in front of thousands of fans. In addition, the firm was given a batter’s box of prizes, glove full of tickets for employees, and the unique opportunity to take photos with Benny Beaver as part of the game-day experience. Four lucky employees from SSOE’s office in Hillsboro were invited to enjoy the game from the exclusive Omaha Room.

To demonstrate SSOE’s commitment to employee health, the firm has implemented a holistic benefits program that advances employee success and satisfaction, which helped them receive their All-Star Employer nomination. The SSOE benefits program offers fully paid health insurance for employees and their family that addresses the needs of the firm’s diverse employee population. In addition, they provide, at no cost to the employee, vision insurance, long-term care coverage, employee assistance program coverage, patient advocate program coverage, and life and AD&D insurance coverage.

SSOE’s Advanced Technology (AT) business unit provides support to the firm’s semiconductor and high-tech clients across the U.S. and around the world through the leadership of Catherine Myers, PE, Senior Vice President, AT Strategic Business Unit Manager; Brett Susany, Vice President, Division Manager, AT; Clem Wood, Vice President, Operations Manager, AT; Jeremy Woodgate, PE, SE, Principal Division Manager, AT; and Raul Estrada, PMP, Division Manager, AT. A Top 5 Semiconductor Design Firm for the past 5 years (ENR), SSOE assists high-tech clients in addressing today’s demanding, time-sensitive, and ever-changing facility challenges—creating innovative solutions to make them successful.

A Home Run for SSOE
Through its community and university partnerships, SSOE works to generate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers and expand the talent pool for the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. To be recognized among the more than 35 Oregon companies that competed for the All-Star honor proves SSOE is creating a healthy, happy, and high-performing work environment for its employees.

To view the list of 2018 nominees, click here.

About Samaritan Health Plans
Samaritan Health Plans is part of an extensive network of hospitals, doctors, clinics, specialists, and caring professionals who work in tandem to provide organizations and individuals with the best care and service possible. Headquartered in the beautiful Willamette Valley, the dedicated wellness organization is one of Oregon’s healthiest employers according to the Portland Business Journal and one of the top 100 healthiest places to work in the U.S.—winning a number of awards for their focus on wellness.

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About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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