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Irvin Bishop, Jr., Black & Veatch CIO, Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

Forbes Technology Council is an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives

Irvin Bishop, Jr., EVP, Chief Information Officer (CIO) with global engineering and consulting leader Black & Veatch, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.

Bishop, who joined Black & Veatch in 2020 after leading award-winning digital innovation programs with iconic brands such as The Coca-Cola Company and AT&T, was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Irvin into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Bishop has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Bishop will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Bishop will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“I am honored to be accepted onto the Forbes Technology Council and join such an esteemed community of leaders and innovators,” Bishop said. “Advancements in digital technology are allowing us to tackle the global megatrends – electrification, decarbonization, digitalization, resilience and more – that are rapidly transforming our world. This new relationship with Forbes will further cement Black & Veatch as a leader in raising awareness and working to solve the world’s greatest infrastructure challenges.”




Editor’s Notes:

  • Earlier this year, Black & Veatch promoted Bishop was to executive vice president, reflecting his focus on the deployment of data optimization and other transformative technologies to bolster the company’s value to clients.
  • Download a high-resolution headshot of Irvin Bishop.
  • In 2020, Forbes honored Black & Veatch by placing the company on its annual list of Best Employers for Diversity.


About Forbes Councils

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive. For more information about Forbes Technology Council, visit To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit


About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2020 exceeded US$3.0 billion. Follow us on and on social media.


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