The College of Business

Distinguished Lecture Series

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 11:00am

Ann has 30+ years of experience in project, programme, operations and business development in the engineering, construction and environmental markets. She began her career as a project manager and progressed through key Operations and Business Development leadership roles, including serving as President of both the engineering & consulting and construction businesses within MACTEC and CEO of MACTEC, Inc., which became a part of the Amec family of companies five years ago.

As the Amec Foster Wheeler Global Environment & Infrastructure Market President, she managed E&I America’s Sector Program including the responsibility for the growth of E&I services across the Americas, Europe and Growth Regions with an emphasis toward building a strong customer focused sector team within Environment & Infrastructure globally. Under her leadership, the Sector teams, in collaboration with Operations, achieved significant market diversification and growth and advanced the integration of our E&I business with our Oil& Gas, Mining, and Power and Process businesses.

Earlier this year, Ann accepted the position of President, E&I Americas and leads a high-performance team concentrating on growing the business through delivering profitable engineering, consulting and project management services to customers across the broad geography of the Americas. She maintains visible and active roles with several of E&I’s key customers and, together with the Group Managers and project teams, has helped drive a customer focused culture within E&I.

Currently, Ann is President of Environment & Infrastructure on a global level reporting directly to the CEO of Amec Foster Wheeler plc. Her background of strong operational experience and strategic vision for growth serves her well. She is well-respected among peer companies and colleagues in the engineering and environmental consulting industry.

Ann holds a BS in Geology and an MBA from Tennessee Technological University.


Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Peggy Noonan is a widely admired columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the best-selling author of eight books on American politics, history and culture. In 2008 the National Journal dubbed Noonan’s political column indispensable to an understanding of the presidential year, and Forbes Magazine called her column “principled, perceptive, persuasive, and patriotic.” Noonan’s essays have appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Washington Post and other publications, and she provides frequent commentary on television.

In her most recent release, The Time of Our Lives, Peggy chronicles her career in journalism, the Reagan White House, and the political arena. Released in November 2015, Peggy has placed all of her best work into one place and with her signature wit, takes a sharp look at the American life.