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Bill Abolt

Bill Abolt

Vice President, AECOM
Bill Abolt is a Vice President at AECOM where he leads the Company’s Energy Business in the United States and is responsible for all aspects of its operations, growth and financial performance. AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, and we work with our clients to develop energy solutions that accelerate decarbonization and build a more resilient and sustainable future.

Prior to joining AECOM, he was a Vice President at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure (a CB&I company.) He developed and led its Sustainability, Energy and Carbon Management National Practice and directed consulting projects for clients including Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy, Sustainable Chicago 2015 and the Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Boardwalk.

Before Shaw, he served as Environment Commissioner, Director of the Office of Budget and Management and Chief of Management, Office of the Mayor, for the City of Chicago, where he managed the City’s multi-billion-dollar budget and was responsible for developing Chicago's strategy to become one of the greenest cities in the United States.

Bill has over 30 years of experience managing complex energy, environmental and public issues and programs. He is a member of the Green Ribbon Committee of the Chicago Climate Action Plan; the Midwest Advisory Council of the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Civic Consulting Alliance Leadership Council; the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, Neighborhood and Placed-based Assets Strategy Team and a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (Class of “92.)

He serves as an adjunct instructor in Public Policy and Administration at both Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has developed and taught graduate courses on subjects including public budgeting, energy and climate policy, urban sustainability, intergovernmental management and capital and development finance.