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Williams Named Black & Veatch’s CFO, Joins Company’s Leadership Team

Michael Williams
Michael Williams
OVERLAND PARK, KS — Michael Williams, Black & Veatch’s interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since June, has been appointed as the company’s CFO. Williams also joins the company’s leadership team.

Williams, who joined Black & Veatch in 2011 and previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, was instrumental in the company’s recent organizational transformation.

As interim CFO, he provided key leadership that has helped keep Black & Veatch on a strong year-over-year growth trajectory. The company continues to achieve new records in earnings and backlog.

Williams also has been a key influencer to building and enhancing Black & Veatch’s employee ownership structure. “Being a 100 percent employee-owned company that is making a difference across the world through sustainable infrastructure solutions is truly something special and makes Black & Veatch an incredible place to serve and build a career,” Williams said.

“Michael is a model of the employee-owner mindset and a true steward of Black & Veatch’s financial success,” said Mario Azar, Black & Veatch’s Chairman and CEO. “As CFO, he will continue to protect and grow our financial strength while keeping us focused on long-term performance and profitable growth.”

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As CFO, Williams leads more than 350 global Black & Veatch finance professionals and provides key leadership in the company’s financial, operational, commercial, and risk management strategies.

Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Williams worked in the audit practice of KPMG in Dallas, Texas, and Grant Thornton in Kansas City, Missouri, serving public and privately held clients spanning industries ranging from manufacturing and financial services to engineering, construction, and industrials.

Williams received bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting from Baylor University.

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