Black & Veatch Appoints Gregory L. Robinson to its Board of Directors

by Savoy Staff

As megatrends in the infrastructure markets continue to shape the world, Black & Veatch has appointed Gregory L. Robinson, a 33-year veteran of NASA, to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors.

Robinson, best known for his role in turning around and successfully leading the completion and on-orbit delivery as program director of the James Webb Space Telescope program for NASA, also was instrumental in examining and adapting NASA’s governance policies as it recovered from the Columbia space shuttle disaster. He also guided the strategic reorganization of NASA’s John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, which led to accelerating its research and technology maturity through the creation of global partnerships.

“Being an engineer at heart, and with his experience leading one of the greatest projects in modern times, Greg will be an inspiration to our employee-owners,” Black & Veatch Chairman and CEO Mario Azar said. “He will also play a key role on the board in guiding our company as we continue to address megatrends impacting the world, and as we foster the culture of innovation needed to achieve our vision of being THE leader in sustainable infrastructure.”

Robinson, a faculty member at Columbia University in New York, continues to be a resource for many government organizations and institutions, bringing his leadership, program management, risk management, technical expertise, innovation, and diversity and inclusion experience to his roles, including with the Department of the Navy Science & Technology Board of Directors and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advisory Council.

During his career, Robinson also served as NASA’s deputy chief engineer. He also was the acting national environmental satellite, data and information service deputy assistant administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he led the acquisition and management of all NOAA satellite systems. Prior to his reassignment to NASA headquarters, he spent 11 years in various leadership positions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

“Black & Veatch’s reputation as a highly respected, global innovator is driven by its strong commitment to its purpose and values, and its long-term strategic vision,” Robinson said. “The company through its employee-owners brings solutions to some of the world’s most pressing infrastructure needs. I look forward to helping Black & Veatch continue to build on its success.”

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