Jane Chmielinski is Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer of AECOM. During early 2008, Jane transitioned from President of DMJM Harris to serve as Group Chief Executive, Corporate Development. In this position, Jane provides operational leadership oversight to ensure coordination across geographies, business lines and government operations, while continuing to advance and better align corporate services (including Corporate Communications, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Safety). To assure appropriate enterprise oversight, Jane is also responsible for the execution of corporate-level business performance reviews, risk management processes and human capital strategies. Jane understands the responsibility of corporate stewardship within her community and her profession and is personally involved in a number of professional associations including the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).
She currently serves on the Mineta Transportation Institute Board of Trustees, the New York Building Foundation Board of Governors, the Women Builders Council of NY Board of Directors and the ACE Mentor Program Board of Directors. A strong champion for promoting the industry through an educated work force, Jane was an active member of the Diversity Board for the Grove School of Engineering at City College of New York for several years, including a term as Chair. AECOM Technology Corporation is a global leader in professional technical and management support services, also leveraging a distinct global footprint that differentiates us in the marketplace. Today, AECOM has over 43,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries around the world and annual revenue grew by 23 percent to a record US$5.2 billion during fiscal year 2008.
Jane received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is currently a member of the ACE Mentor Program, Inc., the Mineta Transportation Institute, the New York Building Congress (NYBC), the New York Building Foundation (NYBF), the Women Builders Council of New York (WBC), and is an Advisory Board Member to the Rudin School at NYU.
In this episode, Jane talks about the challenges in attracting and retaining the best and brightest to the engineering profession, with a particular focus on collaboration and teamwork. She also discusses mechanisms for the industry to best promote and inspire innovation by breaking down silos and offers her perspective on the opportunities ahead via large infrastructure investments.