PEOPLE: AECOM Appoints Davert

AECOM Technology Corp., a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced a key appointment as the company continues to grow its business domestically and globally. Marshall Davert joined the company on Aug. 1, 2011, as executive vice president, responsible for the Water business line in the Americas. In this role, Davert oversees the performance, strategic direction and growth of AECOM?s Water business in all areas, including water, wastewater, water resources and community infrastructure in the Americas. He will be based in AECOM?s Dallas office.

?We are delighted to welcome Marshall to AECOM,? said Rob Andrews, AECOM global managing director, Water. ?His experience leading mega-global water projects will be vitally important as we continue to expand AECOM?s Water business line.?

Davert has more than 25 years of experience in major global water projects involving multiple political and institutional stakeholders, including planning, design, construction, implementation and management. His most recent position was with MWH, an international water consulting and construction services firm, where he filled key roles in the successful implementation of many MWH projects. While based in Sydney, Australia, Davert was president of the company?s Asia-Pacific division and was responsible for an operating group that consisted of 1,500 staff members, with revenues of $175 million.

In addition to being a registered professional engineer, Davert has a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from San Diego State University, and both a master of science and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in civil engineering. Davert has also completed the Harvard Business School General Manager Program. He has been active with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and he was one of the founding directors of CalWater, a political action committee advocating for legislative and financial support of critical water resources projects throughout California.

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