Engineering 2025 Outlook Panel

Ralph S Davis, PE
Steven L Edwards, PE

Steve Edwards is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Black & Veatch. Edwards assumed this position in November 2013 and has overall responsibility for the company's engineering, consulting, construction and related infrastructure businesses in the power, oil and gas, water, telecommunications, and security markets worldwide. With revenues of $3 billion, Black & Veatch is consistently ranked in the Top 10 categories for power generation, power delivery, water infrastructure development and telecommunications in Engineering News-Record magazine and is ranked in the Top 150 of the Forbes list of Largest Private Companies. The company is the 12th largest employee-owned corporation in the United States, according to the National Center for Employee Ownership.

Since joining Black & Veatch in 1978, Edwards has been responsible for a variety of global projects and business lines. He was named Chief Operating Officer in March 2013 in a transition role before becoming Chairman and CEO. He was appointed to the Black & Veatch Board of Directors in 2012. Edwards is a registered professional engineer and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

Raymond Kowalik, PE

Mr. Ray Kowalik has been the Chief Executive Officer at Burns & McDonnell, Inc. since December 31, 2016. Mr. Kowalik served as an Executive Vice President and President of Global Practice at Burns & McDonnell, Inc. since January 2015 until December 31, 2016. Mr. Kowalik served as the President of Energy Division at Burns & McDonnell, Inc. since January 1, 2009. He served as Vice President and General Manager for Energy Division at Burns & Mc Donnell, Inc. He serves as the Chairman of Burns & McDonnell, Inc. and has been its a Director since January 1, 2009

Thomas O'Grady, PE
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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8:30 am
End Time: 
9:45 am
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Imperial Ballroom
Leadership & Risk Management