As president-elect, Sauter will act as an advisor to the group’s president and other officers on its board of directors, as well as serve as chair for the board’s governance committee. He will then serve as EWB-USA president during 2014 and past president in 2015.
“I am honored to assume these responsibilities for an organization that so closely mirrors AECOM’s purpose and core values,” said Sauter. “At AECOM, our employees have an incredible opportunity to plan, design, construct and manage projects from inception through completion, while advancing human progress around the globe. I look forward to continuing to support EWB-USA as it works to improve quality of life around the world.”
Sauter’s appointment is the latest milestone in AECOM’s corporate citizenship efforts with strategically aligned charitable and philanthropic organizations worldwide.
“In addition to the significant positive impact that Engineers Without Borders makes in communities around the world, it also fosters a spirit of engagement within companies who support EWB,” said Jane Chmielinski, AECOM chief operating officer. “We are proud of Greg for being selected for this honor and we offer our continued support of EWB.”
Beyond its ongoing work with Engineers Without Borders in numerous countries, AECOM fosters relationships with groups such as Water for People, the Red Cross and the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust that include volunteer activities and hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations annually.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2012. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at aecom.com.
About Engineers Without Borders USA
EWB-USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects. EWB-USA members work with local communities and NGOs in more than 40 developing countries around the world on projects such as water, renewable energy, sanitation and more. EWB-USA has grown from a handful of members in 2002 to more than 12,400 members today and has over 400 projects worldwide. EWB-USA maintains more than 300 dedicated chapters and has impacted the lives of more than two million people. For more information, visit www.ewb-usa.org.
Source: AECOM Technology Corporation
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