SOURCE: Parsons


March 24, 2011 13:01 ET

Parsons Appoints Bannister as Senior Vice President and Regional Development Executive for Greater Chicago

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Parsons is pleased to announce that Leroy W. Bannister, Jr., has been appointed Senior Vice President and Regional Development Executive for the Greater Chicago Region. While the primary focus of Mr. Bannister's position will be on Greater Chicago, he has a wealth of experience in the Midwest and will be assisting corporatewide efforts to pursue work in many surrounding states.

Mr. Bannister joined Parsons in 2008 and most recently served the Midwest region in our Government Relations organization. He has more than 35 years of experience in a variety of legal, executive, and senior-level management positions in both the private and public sectors. Earlier in his career, he served as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of the Special Counsel, as the president of a Chicago-area community bank, and in a number of government positions with the City of Chicago, including Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel, and First Deputy Director of Procurement.

"Leroy's diverse experience will be helpful as we continue to expand our business," said Jim Shappell, Parsons Group Executive, Development/Strategy. "We're fortunate to have him on the Parsons team and are pleased to appoint him to this new role."

Mr. Bannister has a bachelor of arts in business administration from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit