SOURCE: Parsons


March 15, 2010 18:45 ET

Parsons Appoints Squires to Lead Middle East and North Africa Initiatives

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) -  Parsons today announced that Jeffrey F. Squires has been appointed President, Parsons MENA (Middle East and North Africa). In his new role, Mr. Squires will be responsible for providing overall leadership, driving all business development opportunities, expanding the sales team, and promoting Parsons' core values and strategic objectives in the MENA region. This appointment complements Parsons' expanding services and reach in the region.

Mr. Squires joined Parsons in 2005 and has since held a succession of positions throughout the corporation. His most recent position was Vice President, Transportation Program Development. In this capacity, Mr. Squires was responsible for customers in project finance and delivery strategies.

"Jeff brings more than 35 years of experience to the position, and we look forward to working with him in what is a continued key growth area for Parsons," stated Chuck Harrington, Parsons' Chairman and CEO.

Parsons has been active in the Middle East for more than 30 years and has 3,000 employees working from six offices in Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Squires holds a bachelor's degree in geography from St. Anselm College and a master's degree in urban and regional studies from Minnesota State University. He is based in Parsons' regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of setting industry standards, is a leader in many diversified markets such as communications, education, energy, environmental, facilities, federal government, healthcare, infrastructure, life sciences, transportation, vehicle inspection, and water/wastewater. Parsons provides technical and management solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional, and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit