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Charismatic CEO with success driving business strategies and operating discipline for value creation. Results orientation toward growth, organizational turnaround, and business model and commercial innovation, with a strong focus on ethics and purpose-driven outcomes. Career background in the engineering industry; applicable expertise in the following sectors:   services/ people businesses, infrastructure, energy, industrials.  Experienced board member of global corporations and nonprofits.

Jacqueline (Jacque) Hinman

CEO & Boardmember



2005 - 2017 and 1988-1996

CH2M (CH2M HILL) was a Global, Fortune 500 professional services leader in engineering, construction, procurement, program management, and operations, delivering complex projects for governments and the private sector. With 2017 annual revenues of $5.4 billion and more than 20,000 employees in 40 countries and 300 offices, CH2M delivered sustainable solutions for water, transportation, facilities, sport and event, energy, nuclear, environmental and industrial markets around the world. Historically employee-owned, CH2M was a public filer with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Chairman and CEO
2014 - 2017

Became Chairman and CEO in 2014 to execute a turnaround. Among immediate steps taken: 1) Stabilized the firm’s financial position; 2) Refined the business portfolio and strategy to reduce risks and increase profitable, organic growth focused on client demand and growing geographies; 3) Realigned the company's structure and developed a new leadership team comprised of existing executives and new hires; 4) Realigned the corporate culture, increasing transparency and communications, aligning employee and supplier behaviors, improving workforce and board diversity and health and safety performance, and achieving accolades for the firm’s purpose-driven and highly ethical culture and 5) Established client-centric account management, paving the way for accelerated, more profitable growth.  Advanced key executive relationships with Fortune 500 clients and maintained relationships with government and elected official clients and stakeholders.

Milestones delivered while CEO: Achieved significant growth in revenue, sales and profit; Improved financial stability and balnace sheet; Advanced industry rankings/ awards and client satisfaction scores, positioned in the top 3 globally in key markets/ services; and Successfully executed ownership transition and recapitalization. After leading the Board’s consideration of options in order to provide capital to retired shareholders, executed a merger agreement with Jacobs Engineering in August 2017. Exited the business following December 2017 transaction closing.

 President: International, Facilities & Infrastructure,  and Center for Project Excellence Divisions
2008 - 2013

As International Division President, directed $2.5 billion annual revenue business with 12,000 global employees in 30 countries. Improved organic growth, operating discipline and safety, achieving 20% or greater improvement in each area.  In 2011, oversaw M&A and steered the acquisition of U.K. engineering leader Halcrow Group, serving as chairman and CEO. Oversaw the successful delivery of significant global projects, including:  Panama Canal Expansion; MASDAR, Abu Dhabi Sustainable City; Doha Water Program, Qatar; Dounreay, Scotland Nuclear Decommissioning; London 2012 Olympics and Crossrail (UK).

As Facilities & Infrastructure Division president, oversaw $2B revenue global business in the Water, Transportation and Facilities sectors, providing consulting, project management, engineering, construction management, design-build and operations & maintenance services. 

As President of Center for Project Excellence, oversaw CH2M’s project delivery center responsible for global standards, processes, systems and tools for the company’s consulting, engineering, design, cost estimating, scheduling, construction management, and O&M businesses, as well as its Environmental, Health & Safety programs.

SVP, Global Business Development
2005 - 2008

Oversaw CH2M’s international business development and sales activities.  Improved backlog, sales capture rate and sales efficiency by 50%, and secured significant large projects

TYCO Infrastructure/ Earth Tech
SVP, Global Facilities & Infrastructure Division
1997 - 2003

Managed operations and sales for the $1 Billion annual revenue Earth Tech engineering and construction division within Tyco, serving the pharmaceutical, chemicals, industrial, telecom, government and transportation sectors.  From 1997-2001, served as CEO of Talisman Partners, a technology and software consulting firm acquired by Earth Tech.

BS, Civil Engineering, 1983

The Pennsylvania State University

Executive Program, 2014

Stanford University


Registered Professional Engineer

LEED Accredited Professional


2017, Engineering and Construction Capital Association Lifetime Global Achievement Award

2016, Construction Management Association of America Global Leadership Award

2016, National Academy of Construction Induction

2015, University of Denver International Bridge Builders Award

2015, Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award

2015/2016, STEM Connector, Top 100 Leaders in STEM

2018/2017, CH2M: Forbes “Best Employers for Diversity” and “America’s Best Large Employers”

2017, Hinman: Engineering and Construction Capital Association Lifetime Global Achievement Award

2016, Hinman: Construction Management Association of America Global Leadership Award

2016, Hinman: National Academy of Construction Induction

2017/2016/2015/2014, CH2M, "World's Most Ethical Company Award", Ethisphere

2015, Hinman: University of Denver International Bridge Builders Award

2015, Hinman: Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award

2015/2016, Hinman: STEM Connector, Top 100 Leaders in STEM

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