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CH2M HILL Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, to Improve American Competitiveness

CH2M HILL Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, to Improve American Competitiveness

DENVER – CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, will sponsor for the fourth Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting to be held June 23-25 in Denver, Colorado to advance solutions that improve the economic recovery and long-term competitiveness of the United States.

“The Clinton Global Initiative is known for collaboration that leads to action. We are excited to be joining the dialogue with thought leaders and public servants so that we can identify opportunities to capitalize on the innovative spirit and intellectual capital of American business, academia, and philanthropy to advance the solutions to the challenges facing our cities, our infrastructure, and our future talent pipeline,” says CEO Jacqueline Hinman.

On Wednesday, June 25 CEO Jacqueline Hinman will participate in a Breakout Session hosted by Bloomberg TV, “A New Competitive Era: America in the World.” The event will be live streamed beginning at 8 a.m. MT.

The CH2M HILL Foundation is proud to announce a $100,000 grant to DSST (Denver School of Science and Technology) Public Schools to establish the Higher Education Partnerships for STEM Workforce Development as part of its CGI Commitment to Action. DSST seeks to build a comprehensive pathway for Denver secondary students pursuing STEM careers through open enrollment public charter schools in Denver. At full enrollment, DSST will serve over 6,500 students (approximately 18% of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) secondary school population) in 14 schools on seven campuses and will nearly double the number of four-year college-ready DPS graduates by 2023. This new program will bolster support for the 60% of DSST seniors who intend to major in STEM. The ultimate goal of this program is to infuse a diverse group of 250 new STEM professionals into the workforce by 2020, many of whom will remain in Colorado as a pipeline of talent for CH2M HILL and other employers reliant on STEM-capable employees.

“I am very grateful for the generous support and visionary leadership CH2M HILL has provided DSST Public Schools in the critical area of increasing the K-12 pipeline of future STEM employees. The company’s support has enabled DSST to rapidly scale to 9 schools in Denver and build a whole new generation of engineers, scientists, programmers and health professionals,” said Bill Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer for DSST Public Schools.

In addition, CH2M HILL will share its expertise through participation in two working groups.

Bob Bailey, director of competitive cities will participate in the Infrastructure for Cities and States Working Group, which will build on CGI’s ongoing efforts with leading American cities to move the needle on infrastructure financing. The group will convene senior city and state officials and private sector leaders from finance, infrastructure development, and organized labor to advance cross-sector partnerships and solutions to a range of barriers impeding U.S. infrastructure modernization.

Elisa Speranza, CH2M HILL Chief Communications Officer and Ellen Sandberg, CH2M HILL Vice President of Community Investment will join the STEM Education Working Group, focused on a dialogue regarding skilled mentoring, STEM teaching, and after-school STEM learning.

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environment, nuclear, energy, facilities and urban environments. With US$6.6 billion in revenue and 26,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. Visit us at ch2mhill.com, twitter.com/ch2mhill and facebook.com/ch2mhill. Search for jobs at ch2mhill.jobs.

About the Clinton Global Initiative America 

The Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America), a program of the Clinton Global Initiative, addresses economic recovery in the United States. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made over 300 commitments valued at more than $15 billion when fully funded and implemented. To learn more, visit cgiamerica.org.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders year-round and at its Annual Meeting to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI also convenes CGI University, which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their communities and around the world. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 2,800 Commitments to Action, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $103 billion. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

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