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AECOM appoints Heather Rim as senior vice president and chief communications officer

May 19, 2015
By Business Wire News


AECOM announced today that it has appointed Heather Rim as senior vice president and chief communications officer, effective June 8. Based in Los Angeles, Rim will lead all aspects of AECOM’s global corporate communications, including corporate brand and reputation management, public and media relations, thought leadership programs, employee communications and engagement initiatives, crisis and issues management, and social media and digital communications. She will also partner at the corporate level to advance strategic marketing, philanthropy, community relations, government relations and financial communications. Rim will report to Kevin Lynch, executive vice president and chief strategy officer.

Rim will join AECOM from Avery Dennison — a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions with over 25,000 employees in more than 50 countries around the world. Since 2010, she has led corporate communications initiatives in support of the company’s transformation to a more externally focused and sustainable enterprise, and currently serves as vice president, Global Corporate Communications.

Prior to Avery Dennison, she was vice president of communications for the Disney ABC Television Group, where she designed and implemented global communications strategies to inform and engage employees across the company’s entertainment and news television groups. Previously, Rim held corporate communications, marketing and investor relations roles at companies including WellPoint Health Networks, Countrywide Financial Corporation and KPMG.

“Heather brings substantial communications experience, demonstrated business results and strong leadership skills to help advance AECOM’s vision to be the world’s premier, fully integrated infrastructure firm,” said Lynch. “In particular, Heather’s experience in executing programs to support business transformation will be a valuable asset as we continue to build AECOM’s global brand and an aligned, collaborative and client-focused culture that sets the industry standard for professional and technical excellence.”

An active member of the Los Angeles community, Rim serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Downtown Women’s Center. She is also a member of prominent professional organizations for senior communications executives, including the Arthur Page Society, The Seminar and The Forum-Group. Rim holds a master’s degree in communications management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Azusa Pacific University.


AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

Ed Mayer, 732.564.3380
Vice President, Corporate Communications