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BUSINESS NEWS AECOM AWARDED THIRD CONSECUTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION CONTRACT FROM THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AECOM , the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District to continue providing nationwide environmental remediation services through the MAMMS III contract. The multiple-award contract, with a shared program ceiling of $240 million, includes five base years and up to two additional option years. “Our dedicated environmental experts consistently deliver for the USACE and have a flawless safety record on this technically complex and challenging work,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “We look forward to continuing to partner closely with the U.S. Department of Defense and local communities to return previously restricted lands to safe, sustainable, recreational and residential uses.” AECOM has supported the USACE Baltimore

District’s remediation programs for more than 26 years. Under the new contract, AECOM and its specialty subcontractors will continue to provide a wide range of environmental services, including investigations, field activities, engineering, remedial actions and design, and support for environmental-related regulatory programs. environmental “We’re proud to continue this longstanding partnership with the USACE to restore land, water, and air quality to sites nationwide,” said Frank Sweet, chief executive of AECOM’s global environment business. “This important work ties directly to our firmwide environmental, social and governance objectives, which are rooted in our commitment to delivering a better world.” Throughout its decades-long involvement with this critical work, the AECOM team has remained on the leading edge of technical innovations, consistently pursuing research and development to improve efficiencies and capabilities. AECOM leverages its U.S.

Department of Defense Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation to successfully remediate impacted sites across the nation. AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. AECOM’s teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020.

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JH: One of our foundational principles is “continuous improvement” both individually and as a company. We update our focus yearly and develop quarterly priorities and strategic goals to implement changes to increase client service, support for our staff, corporate accountability, and community stewardship. We’re typically working on four to six key strategic projects at any given time. “We evaluate all decisions that we make as a company against our mission to balance being supportive of our people, trusted advisors to our clients, accountable to our company, and good stewards of our community.” TZL: Have you had a particular mentor who has guided you – in school, in your career, or in general? Who were they and how did they help? JH: I’ve had many mentors throughout my career. In particular, the first personal coach I worked with helped me understand that I needed to take a holistic approach to my life – that work and personal life were not separate. Nancy Oelklaus, Jon Stigliano, Mark Cook, Brad Clossen, and Jennie Leov are professional coaches who have guided me over the years as well as numerous engineering leaders I met through NSPE including Trish Smith, Kyle Womack, Bill Fendley, and Dan Witliff. TZL: In one word or phrase, what do you describe as your number one job responsibility? JH: To drive the culture of the organization and maintain the strategic vision.

and all individuals. Our coach also conducts a yearly, 360-review that allows employees to provide anonymous feedback to each other, managers, and leaders. She then offers guidance and coaching to individuals on feedback received. TZL: Tell me a little about how you moved into your current role of president? How long have you been with the firm? Did you work there in another role prior to your current position, etc.? JH: I’ve been with MWM since 1990. I started fresh out of architecture school as a draftsperson, then pursued my degree in engineering and rose through the ranks to become a principal in 1999 and president in 2007. I’ve always had a stereotypical engineering mindset. When I first started out, I tended to be focused mostly on speed and efficiency. I worked hard on my ability to collaborate and empathize with colleagues and it has paid off both for myself personally as well as the firm. TZL: It is often said that people leave managers, not companies. What are you doing to ensure that your line leadership are great people managers? JH: As mentioned earlier, a coach is available to all staff. In particular, she works with all managers on communication and mentoring skills and is available to facilitate discussions as necessary. She provides training and guidance in areas such as feedback conversations, career pathing, and mentoring so that all employees are supported consistently. TZL: Is change management a topic regularly addressed by the leadership at your firm? If so, elaborate.

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