Kay Breeden

Senior Managing Director, CBRE

Kay Breeden leads CBRE’s GWS America’s HSE Platform.

Kay joined CBRE with over 30 years of hands-on leadership experience, including 15 years leading global EHS organizations in three major companies, and 15 years in consulting Fortune 100 industries including chemicals, oil & gas, power & utilities, construction & engineering, aerospace & defense, technology, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products. Prior to joining CBRE, she served as Global EHS and Sustainability Vice President at Seagate Technology, where she created a world-class organization that was recognized by multiple external assessment bodies. Under her leadership, Seagate sustained performance improvement including; 95% reduction of injury illness rates, 95% waste reduction, 40% cost reduction, while maintaining an outstanding regulatory compliance record. Her consulting experience was within Booz Allen and Hamilton where she led the EHS technical compliance consulting practice.

Kay earned a Master of Science degree in Bioengineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, from the University of Illinois.