Erika Wade

Project Implementation Strategist

Change agent. Interpreter. Transformative. 

Erika Wade is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience in project management, process improvement, operational planning, and facility design. She excels in developing strategic partnerships with clients and stakeholders to improve workflow, revenue, and customer satisfaction.

Erika Wade is a hands-on, agile leader driven to develop strategic partnerships with clients and stakeholders. Her leadership experience positions her to identify, influence, and provide key strategies to improve workflow, revenue, and customer satisfaction.



Adapting to today’s climate has lent her the essential skills of deftly navigating between ‘big picture’ thinking while fully attuned to understanding the complexities of working with diverse teams and engagements. As an experienced leader, she has the capacity and capability to plan, implement, and monitor projects from conceptual design to occupation. She highly values clear, concise communication, organization, and creativity, as these are value-added assets essential to being a successful partner.

Erika’s key skills include project management, complex problem-solving, project scoping and planning, facilitation, operations planning and improvement, cross-functional collaboration, and project activation, move planning, and implementation.




Washington University Medical Campus - Neuroscience Research Building

During her tenure as Senior Project Manager at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis from 2018 to 2022, Erika Wade served as a crucial member of the Capital Projects and Physical Planning team. Her responsibilities encompassed the entire project lifecycle, from project initiation and comprehensive planning to design and successful project close-out. Erika played a key role in the management and activation of noteworthy campus renovations and new construction projects, including the pioneering $616 million Neuroscience Research building, covering an expansive 609,000 square feet. Additionally, Erika skillfully oversaw the joint WUSM/BJC Ambulatory Cancer Center, a sprawling 657,000 square foot facility that significantly enhanced the institution’s medical infrastructure.

Barnes Jewish Campus

Erika planned, designed, and activated the new and renovated facilities on campus, including New Central Production kitchen for the North Campus (BJH, Parkview, and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals), expansion of the existing underground North Garage encompassing new tunnels, dock facilities and support workspaces, implementation of a 22-vehicle self-guided, wireless automatic cart transport system. 

Metro St. Louis

Erika collaborated with headquarters and locally led the conversion of the 22-store, multi-unit Metro St. Louis district to the Pfresh market strategy, which included in-store renovations, store-wide training and workflow process improvements.