May 7, 2010
The classifieds in this issue include three chief executive officer positions!
Schrader New Chairman of PB
Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has announced the appointment of Richard A. Schrader as its next chairman. He succeeds Keith J. Hawksworth, who is retiring after 33 years with the firm.
In his new position, Schrader, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, will provide broad policy oversight for PB and will undertake additional duties in service of the broader Balfour Beatty Group. Other members of the PB Board of Directors are George J. Pierson, chief executive officer (CEO), and Ashok Kothari, a 35-year PB employee and longtime board member.
Schrader joined PB in 1983 and has served on its board since 1992. Earlier, he served 11 years on active military duty in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with assignments on military construction projects. He has also served on the faculty of the United States Military Academy at West Point as assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences.
Hawksworth, who joined PB in 1976, served as CEO from December 2007 through December 2009 and during that time led a strategic planning process that resulted in PB’s October 2009 merger with Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure group operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.
He also served as chief operating officer of PB’s international division and head of the firm’s Asia-Pacific operations.