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Jacqueline Hinman

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Jacqueline Hinman
Jacqueline Anne Crenca[1][2][3]

Maryland, United States[4]
Alma materPennsylvania State University
OccupationBusiness executive
EmployerCH2M Hill (Chairman, president and CEO)
Home townEnglewood, Colorado, U.S.[4]
FamilyGeorge (husband)[4]

Jacqueline Anne "Jacque" Hinman[1][3] P.E. LEED, her maiden name is Crenca and used earlier Rast[2] as her surname which was from a previous marriage, (born 1961), is one of a small number of women who run Fortune 500 companies. She was most recently the chairman, president and CEO of CH2M Hill, a major US engineering company.[5]

Early life and education

Hinman received her bachelor's degree in civil/environmental engineering from Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering in 1983. She also attended the Stanford Executive Program in 2013. She is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) with accreditation under the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.[6]


First jobs with CH2M

In 1988, Hinman joined CH2M Hill in the environmental business. She worked for ten years doing design management, project management, business development, and client group management. In 1997 she became the CEO of management consulting firm Talisman Partners, which was acquired by the Infrastructure Division of Tyco in 2001. From 2001 until 2004 Hinman was senior vice president of Tyco's Facilities and Infrastructure Business. She owned the Azimuth Group from 2004 to 2005, serving as a senior management consultant for the construction and engineering industry.[7]

After returning to CH2M Hill Hinman was appointed to the board of CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd on May 6, 2008.[7] From 2007 until 2011 she served in multiple Executive Roles for CH2M, including serving as president of the Facilities and Infrastructure Division, and Sport and Major Programs Division, and the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. Hinman was especially instrumental in developing the firm's sport program management business, capitalizing on its historic involvement in the sustainability aspects of the Olympics (Atlanta, Sydney, Salt Lake City, Vancouver) and expanding the company's work into infrastructure and overall sport program management for the London and Rio Olympics.[8] Beginning in 2011 Hinman served as President of the International Division of CH2M Hill, and oversaw the acquisition of UK-based Halcrow Group, for which she served as Chairman and CEO until its integration.[9]


Hinman took over as president and CEO in January, 2014. In July 2014 the company announced the appointment of Hinman to be the chairman of the board replacing McIntire who had retired from that position on September 18, 2014.[5]

According to The Denver Post-Business in October 2013, her position is noteworthy as engineering has traditionally been a field in which men have dominated.[10] According to Mark Leftly of the UK's The Independent in September 2013, since her rise to the head of CH2M Hill she is “one of the most powerful women in the industry.”[11]

Hinman has promoted diversity and inclusion during her tenure as Chairman and CEO, achieving numerous goals not typical of the industry, including the 2020 Women on Boards recognition for board composition of 30% women. Hinman has been a noted reference on improving corporate cultures and diversity.[12][13]Kornferry: The Breakthrough Formula: Women CEO's

Under Hinman's leadership, CH2M expanded upon its recognition for industry leadership, inclusive culture, and impact on the world. The company was named by Fortune in 2017 as one of the "Top 50 Companies Changing the World" and as a Forbes "Best Employer for Diversity" and "Best Large Employer".[14][15]

2022 World Cup

CH2M Hill served as a program management consultant for developing the 2022 World Cup stadiums and practice fields, attaining the contract in early 2012.[16] As a result of this relationship, by late 2014 Hinman and CH2M were under pressure from several NGO campaigns to better protect the migrant workers on this project in Qatar, who are barred from leaving the country or changing employers. To address this challenge, CH2M worked with its client, the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, to institute an improved worker welfare program and contractor verification program to improve the conditions for the construction workers, and worked with several international organizations to establish better worker welfare standards in the construction industry. Article: A Culture of Improvement CH2M was named as a "World's Most Ethical Company for a record 9th consecutive year in 2017.[17][18]

Merger with Jacobs Engineering

CH2M merged with Jacobs Engineering in December 2017 to create a formidable global provider of technical, management, and construction solutions. As Chairman and CEO, Hinman oversaw the CH2M Board's evaluation of recapitalization options, eventually choosing Jacobs in August 2017 as the best choice for the company's shareholders, employees, clients, and stakeholders. The company's shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger. Hinman exited the business upon the completion of the merger in December 2017.

Board memberships

On April 1, 2019, Hinman was named a Director of the newly formed Dow Inc.,[19] after having served on the Board of DowDuPont since June 2018. She is also a Board member of International Paper and the nonprofit organization Catalyst[20]

See also


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  11. ^ Leftly, Mark (18 September 2013). "Jacqueline Hinman to head CH2M". The Independent. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  12. ^ "View from the Top: CH2M's Jacqueline Hinman is building a pipeline of promotion for women". Denver Business Journal. 2017-07-21.
  13. ^ "How to Get More Women to Be C.E.O.s". The New York Times. 2017-07-25.
  14. ^ https://www.ch2m.com/newsroom/news/ch2m-named-fortunes-top-50-companies-change-world
  15. ^ https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-diversity/list/
  16. ^ "CH2M HILL appointed Programme Management Consultant". www.fifa.com. FIFA. February 20, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
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  18. ^ Gibson, Owen; Pattisson, Pete (December 23, 2014). "Death toll among Qatar's 2022 World Cup workers revealed". theguardian.com. The Guardian. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  19. ^ "Company Overview of Dow Inc.", Bloomberg, April 2, 2019.
  20. ^ "DowDuPont Announces New Members of Agriculture, Materials Science, and Specialty Products Divisions’ Advisory Committees", Dow Inc., June 29, 2018.
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