2017 Gala Honoree

On November 1, 2017, we honored Chris Ward at our Annual Urban Green Gala. View photos of our 2017 Gala on Flickr

Chris Ward
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive of Metro New York, AECOM

Chris Ward is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Metro New York, for AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with the ability to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets globally. In this role, Ward leads strategic growth and profitability of the Design and Consulting Services group in the New York City Metro area. His areas of responsibility include transportation, water and wastewater, environment, power and buildings, and encompasses more than 1,600 architects, engineers, scientists and support staff. His 30-plus-year career in infrastructure and government comprises experience in both the public and the private sectors, including a successful tenure at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he led the World Trade Center rebuilding effort and executed the turnaround at the site by implementing creative engineering solutions.