October 15, 2013 18:48 ET

CH2M HILL Appoints Gregory S. Nixon as Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, is pleased to announce that Gregory S. Nixon has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.

Mr. Nixon will be responsible for overseeing a global legal team and risk management professionals who provide legal, insurance and compliance support for the company. As a member of the executive management team Mr. Nixon will report to CEO Lee McIntire.

"Gregory Nixon has a strong record as a respected general counsel and leader who achieves results through collaboration, and we are honored to have him as part of the CH2M HILL family," says CEO Lee McIntire. "He brings a tremendous depth of experience from both the private and public sectors that will add to the strength of our leadership team."

Mr. Nixon joins CH2M HILL from DynCorp International Inc., a multi-billion dollar global logistics, aviation and operations company, where he served as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Before DynCorp International Inc., Mr. Nixon was at McKinsey and Company, Inc., where he served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.

Prior to McKinsey & Company Inc., Mr. Nixon was Principal and Associate General Counsel of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., and prior to that, he was in private practice in the Commercial Litigation group of the international law firm of Howrey LLP. Mr. Nixon retired from the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Before practicing law, Mr. Nixon was a supervisory Congressional investigator and engineering program manager.

Mr. Nixon holds a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University. He served on President Obama's transition team in 2008 and on President Clinton's Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission team in 1993.

Active in the community, Mr. Nixon currently serves on the Advisory Board of Global Kids Inc., and formerly served on the Board of Directors of National Inventors' Hall of Fame and the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Inc. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the Economic Club of Washington D.C. and is an active member of the D.C., Maryland and Virginia Bar Associations. Mr. Nixon is a licensed patent attorney.

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$6.3 billion in revenue and 28,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record. The firm has been named five consecutive times to Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list. Visit us at, and Search for jobs at