McNamara is a Senior Vice President who joined WSP as Director of Strategic Initiatives in 2020 and most recently served as the East Region Development Director, where he was responsible for leading and supporting major pursuits across all business lines.
The Northeast district includes more than 1,500 employees in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
“For more than 25 years, Ian has developed and implemented strategies that have driven business growth and facilitated collaboration for large infrastructure and development projects — in the U.S. and internationally,” said Jerry Jannetti, East Region President at WSP. “With this new role, Ian is focused on continuing to build and strengthen our performance across business lines, while working with our regional teams to support opportunities for growth.”
Beginning his career in the transportation sector in Ireland, McNamara’s career background includes project development, operations management, urban planning and mobility, as well as serving as Investment Director for infrastructure programs. At WSP, he has been involved in winning and leading major transmission and distribution programs as well as complex urban transportation solutions and developments in the semiconductor sector.
McNamara graduated from University College Cork in Ireland with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering, and a master’s degree in transportation engineering. He also completed studies in organizational design for digital transformation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.