“As a proven strategic business leader and technology partner who has successfully delivered business performance in services, cyber, product development, supply chain and lean manufacturing, Barbie has a strong record of improving bottom-line performance and fueling top-line growth,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch. “With experience in CIO, program management, and profit and loss roles, she blends technology leadership with project management discipline to drive operational excellence.” Bigelow has more than three decades of experience in IT, including leadership positions with Jacobs Engineering Group and TASC, a spinoff of Northrup Grumman, which provided professional services for the intelligence community and public sector as well as Lockheed Martin and IBM. “Collaborative software, 3D modeling, drones and other technologies are dramatically reshaping how we help clients plan for and execute on their most critical infrastructure projects,” said Bigelow. “It’s an extraordinary moment in engineering, and I’m ready to help Black & Veatch expand its leadership position and prepare for future growth.” Bigelow has a strong commitment to higher education, serving on the Industrial Advisory Council for Computer Science at George Mason University and on the Board of Advisors at the University of Tennessee, Tickle College of Engineering. In addition, she serves on the executive advisory board at Moxie Rocket and has founded two companies to help clients assess cyber risks and execute strategic moves while leveraging technology to accelerate growth and increase margins. “Barbie was chosen based on her significant global digital leadership, her reputation for nurturing innovation and her track record of helping stakeholders see the risk/value of leveraging technology to achieve superior client experiences and success,” said Edwards. “I am confident in her ability to continue building upon the success of our IT team in support of the company’s strategic objectives.” Editor’s Notes: Bigelow holds a Bachelor of Science in biology/chemistry from Tusculum University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Media Contact Information: CHRISTOPHER CLARK | +1 913-458-2778 P | +1 816-674-0572 M | email@example.com 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2017 were US$3.4 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources. Southeast Asia’s Journey Toward a Cleaner Energy Future Strong economic growth, low gas prices and environmental goals are transforming natural gas demand in Southeast Asia.