“The in-depth experience Ken brings to our organization will play an integral role in the long-term success of Black & Veatch,” said Karen Daniel, Chief Financial Officer of Black & Veatch. “Our relationship with key financial partners enables us to deliver the important infrastructure projects needed to maintain or improve the quality of life in communities around the world.”
Williams brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, strategy, sales, business development, marketing and engineering. He has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, risk management and treasury. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of a non-profit organization that focuses on working with children and families to overcome poverty. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer for an engineering and project management corporation.
Williams holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas, and an executive MBA from the University of Tennessee. He will be based in the Black & Veatch World Headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.
“Black & Veatch is highly regarded in the industry for its ability to complete challenging infrastructure projects,” said Williams. “In addition, the company has a strong reputation and commitment to its professionals and the communities where we live and work. I am excited to have a role in fulfilling these commitments.”
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About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients’ needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions are provided from the broad line of service expertise available within Black & Veatch, including conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, program management, construction management, environmental, security design and consulting, management consulting and infrastructure planning. With $2.7 billion in revenue, the employee-owned company has more than 100 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries on six continents.