Chris Williams Joins Stantec as Senior Vice President to Lead US Federal Program
Denver, CO – Chris Williams has joined Stantec—a global engineering, architecture, and consulting firm—as senior vice president leading the firm’s US Federal Program. Williams will work from one of Stantec’s Denver offices to provide leadership and focus in support for the program, while leading Federal strategy and growth in alignment with Stantec’s key regions and sectors.
Williams has more than 35 years of experience in operations and sales, delivering innovative solutions to US Government clients around the world. He has been responsible for winning and executing signature programs globally, leading consulting, program management, design, design build, commissioning, operations and maintenance, and environmental studies and remediation services.
Prior to joining Stantec, Williams served as division vice president for Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Division, Global US Army and Corps of Engineers (USACE) Portfolio Director of Operations. He previously worked as group vice president at CH2M HILL National Governments (CH2M), where he oversaw a record 18 percent growth in two years across Global Facilities, Infrastructure and Environmental units. During his time at CH2M, he led several major global security programs, including the $11 billion US Forces Korea Relocation Program.
“We’re thrilled to have Chris join our US Federal Program,” says Mike Kennedy, Stantec executive vice president and US regional operating unit leader. “His deep knowledge and leadership within the Federal sector coupled with his client relationships and ability to effectively manage large-scale government projects will be a huge asset as we look to grow our Federal presence. It’s an honor to welcome him to our team.”
Williams graduated from Fort Lewis State College in Durango, Colorado, with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geotechnical Studies before continuing his leadership training at the University of Michigan Business School and Thunderbird School of Global Management. He served as International Committee Chairman for the Society of American Military Engineers and is also a member of the Association of the United States Army, the National Defense Industrial Association, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
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