Home    AECOM    Insight

Great news! AECOM relaunches its prestigious Fellows program

Great news! AECOM relaunches its prestigious Fellows program

 June 12, 2024

 Read time

AECOM President Lara Poloni [pictured above] has announced the relaunch of AECOM Fellows program. This prestigious program is the cornerstone of AECOM's TechEx strategic initiative, designed to honor exceptional technical leaders whose groundbreaking work has had a profound and lasting impact on AECOM, its clients, and the global infrastructure community.

Announcing the program's relaunch, Lara said: "In my career I have been fortunate to benefit from the mentorship of some truly outstanding technical rockstars. To reinforce the importance of technical leadership, I'm thrilled that we are expanding our AECOM Fellows program company-wide. AECOM Fellows are respected mentors, innovators, thought leaders, and practioners, all recognized for their long-term contributions to AECOM's success and their respective technical fields."

Visionary leaders cultivating a culture of technical excellence

Rosa Gwinn AECOM

The relaunch of the program also sees the induction of two visionary leaders: Dr. Rosa Gwinn, global PFAS technical lead and Ken Butler, P.E., global head of complex structures in AECOM’s Transportation business.

“For decades, Rosa and Ken have played a vital role in cultivating our culture of technical excellence, and delivering innovative solutions to our clients’ complex challenges. Their appointments as AECOM Fellows honor them as technical luminaries and celebrate their achievements in advancing our industry leadership. We look forward to their continued contributions to our success," added Lara.

Decades of unparalleled experience

Rosa and Ken each boast decades of unparalleled experience at AECOM. They have distinguished themselves as industry trailblazers and esteemed mentors within the Company, and their contributions have established new benchmarks for excellence in their respective fields.

AECOM Chief Executive Officer Troy Rudd said: “As we relaunch the AECOM Fellows program, we are thrilled to honor Rosa and Ken as our newest inductees. Their remarkable expertise and technical leadership have significantly impacted our industry and our organization. This recognition underscores their unwavering commitment to technical excellence, innovation, and advancing our purpose of delivering a better world, while positioning us as the firm of choice for top talent.”

Once inducted as an AECOM Fellow, Rosa will continue to expand her influence, leadership and impact. Rosa will support knowledge sharing across the Company through mentorship and career development, fostering the next generation of technical leaders, while helping ensure the highest standards of technical quality across AECOM’s projects. Rosa's role will also extend to strengthening strategic partnerships and advancing cutting-edge research and development.

A globally recognized authority

Rosa is a globally recognized authority in the identification and mitigation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), with over 30 years of experience at AECOM and its legacy companies. As the leader of AECOM’s Global PFAS Initiative, Rosa has developed innovative PFAS evaluation protocols and contributed to critical publications and global presentations. Rosa's expertise is highly sought after by regulatory bodies, exemplified by her invitation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to join an industry and technology roundtable focused on accelerating innovation in addressing PFAS in drinking water.

Commitment to technical excellence

The relaunch of the AECOM Fellows program marks a significant milestone in AECOM’s ongoing commitment to technical excellence and innovation. By celebrating the achievements of leaders like Rosa, AECOM reinforces its dedication to advancing the infrastructure sector and inspiring future generations of innovators.

Accelerate a leadership career at AECOM

With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, AECOM's services are in great demand.

Join AECOM to get all the benefits of being part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking, transformational work with big impact, work flexibility, and a wide array of compensation and benefits programs.


Search jobs

Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and following us on LinkedIn, X, Instagram and Facebook.

Disclosure: Where Women Work researches and publishes insightful evidence about how its paid member organizations support women's equality.


Join our women's careers community