Mark Morris, PhD, Named AECOM SVP Environment Business, Director of Strategic Planning and Technical Services
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
AECOM has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Morris as senior vice president, director of strategic planning and technical services for its environment business. Dr. Morris will oversee AECOM’s strategic planning and technical service offerings focusing on global diversification, technical excellence and driving growth of global practices with private and public sector clients. He will be a member of the environment senior leadership executive committee.
“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Morris join AECOM,” said Matthew Sutton, AECOM chief executive, environment. “His distinguished leadership experience in strategic planning and international business development comes at a critical time for us as we move to be the premier environmental service provider in the world.”
Dr. Morris brings 30 years of environmental management experience and joins AECOM from CH2M, where he was senior vice president, global strategy and business development director for the environment and nuclear group. His tenure included executive business development and international operations management, with responsibilities around the world. His program management experience includes work in 17 countries, including head of environment and sustainability for the London 2012 Olympic Games. A strong technical leader, Dr. Morris holds a doctorate in civil engineering and master’s in environmental engineering from Virginia Tech.
As technical services director, Dr. Morris will drive technical excellence across AECOM’s comprehensive environmental practices to solve clients’ most challenging issues. He leads AECOM practice experts in air quality, environmental health and safety management consulting, impact assessment and permitting, remediation, water, natural resources and emerging technologies. He will oversee AECOM’s Technical Practice Network, a network of experts sharing best practices and collaborating to solve client technical challenges.
Dr. Morris succeeds SVP Dale Sands, who has taken on a new executive assignment focusing on business development and growth in metro regions around the world, leveraging AECOM’s extensive climate adaptation expertise with the UN, NGOs, and private industry firms.
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm, with a leading environmental practice, positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world. AECOM blends global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering client solutions. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $19 billion during 12 months ended June 30, 2015. www.aecom.com.
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