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Barbie Bigelow Selected as CIO of Black & Veatch

Overland Park, Kansas
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Innovator and industry leader to lead Digital Strategy and IT teams as technology transforms infrastructure market

Black & Veatch today announced that Barbie Bigelow has been selected as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Company. Bigelow will lead digital strategy and the Information Technology (IT) services team which provides the advanced tools and technologies required to execute increasingly complex global infrastructure projects. She will be based in Overland Park, Kansas.

“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.

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