Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
At CH2M, we solve the world’s toughest infrastructure and natural resource challenges. We built our company around innovation, creativity and collaboration, underpinned by our ability to deliver global expertise in the context of local knowledge. We love solving complex problems, and we think it’s a privilege to be doing work that advances the well-being of our clients and communities.
- Jacqueline Hinman, Chairman and CEO
Jacqueline (“Jacque”) Hinman brings more than 30 years of industry experience to her role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CH2M, a purpose-driven engineering and consulting firm focused on delivering infrastructure, energy, environmental and industrial solutions for clients and communities around the world. Since its establishment in 1946, CH2M has grown to become a Fortune 500 leader with $5.4 billion in annual revenues and more than 20,000 employees.
Having served on CH2M’s board of directors since 2008, Jacque was elected Chairman and CEO of CH2M in 2014.
She stresses operational excellence in accordance with the ethics, purpose and values that define CH2M’s culture and market leadership. To address the incredibly complex challenges that clients entrust to the firm, CH2M harnesses industry-leading diversity and an inclusive, collaborative approach. The result allows the firm to innovate in big ways, bringing well-balanced, holistic, triple bottom line solutions that advance our clients’ social, environmental and economic goals.
Under Jacque’s leadership, CH2M has been recognized among the world’s top engineering firms in annual industry rankings in Engineering News-Record and listed among the Ethisphere Institute’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for eight consecutive years. In 2016, CH2M became the first professional services firm to receive the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award, regarded as the highest commendation of sustainable business and corporate citizenship. In 2015, CH2M received the Stockholm International Water Institute’s most prestigious Industry Water Award for global contributions to innovative water reuse technologies. As one of the first engineering firms to sign the UN Global Compact and publish its performance via the Global Reporting Initiative, CH2M also stands as the only company in its industry to have received the Catalyst award for innovative organizational approaches and proven, measurable results addressing the recruitment, development and advancement of women.
An active advocate for business and infrastructure innovation, STEM education and diverse workforce development, Jacque serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable and chairs its Infrastructure Committee. She is also a member of the Business Council and has served on the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Infrastructure, and as a featured contributor to McKinsey’s Voices of the Global Infrastructure Initiative.
In 2016 Jacque received the Construction Management Association of America’s Global Leadership Award, and also was inducted into the National Academy of Construction. Named among the STEMconnector® top "100 CEO Leaders in STEM", Jacque also was honored with the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies’ International Bridge Builders Award. In addition, for her leadership advancing America's transportation infrastructure, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials designated her among leading "Women Who Move the Nation".
Before serving as CH2M’s Chief Executive Officer, Jacque served as President of the firm’s International Division, leading its multinational business with a focus on Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Singapore, and China. Jacque also oversaw CH2M’s largest acquisition, of the $1 billion Halcrow Group in the United Kingdom, for which she served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through its integration.
During her career with CH2M, Jacque has stewarded a number of iconic projects and programs that solidified CH2M’s global industry leadership, including expansion of the Panama Canal; the MASDAR sustainable city in Abu Dhabi; and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, regarded as the most sustainable in history.
Jacque earned her bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and received the University's highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, in 2015. A graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program, Jacque also is a registered professional engineer and accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.