Williams joins Stantec as senior vice president

Chris Williams

Chris Williams joined Stantec as senior vice president leading the firm’s federal program.

Williams will work from one of Stantec’s Denver offices to provide leadership and focus in support of the program, while leading federal strategy and growth in alignment with the firm’s key regions and sectors.

Williams has more than 35 years of experience in operations and sales, delivering solutions to U.S. government clients around the world. He has been responsible for winning and executing signature programs globally, leading consulting, program management, design, design build, commissioning, operations and maintenance, and environmental studies and remediation services.

Prior to joining the firm, Williams served as division vice president for Jacobs’ buildings and infrastructure division, and Global U.S. Army and Corps of Engineers portfolio director of operations. He previously worked as group vice president at CH2M Hill National Governments, where he oversaw a record 18% growth in two years across global facilities, infrastructure and environmental units. During his time at CH2M, he led several major global security programs, including the $11 billion U.S. Forces Korea Relocation Program.

Williams graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor of Science in geology and geotechnical studies before continuing his leadership training at the University of Michigan Business School and Thunderbird School of Global Management. He served as International Committee Chairman for the Society of American Military Engineers and is also a member of the Association of the United States Army, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

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