Denver — CH2M HILL announced that Lee McIntire will retire as chairman of the Board of Directors at the September 2014 board meeting. McIntire served as CEO from 2009 through 2013 and as chairman since 2010. He joined the firm in 2006 as president and COO. During that time, the company experienced significant growth, expanding in the U.S. and internationally.

McIntire guided CH2M HILL from 15,000 employees with $3 billion in annual revenues when he joined the company to a firm with 27,000 employees and $6 billion of revenue today. During McIntire’s tenure, the company has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies and repeatedly named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list. He is also widely credited with inspiring the company’s relentless focus on safety.

Under McIntire’s leadership, CH2M HILL managed some of the world’s most complex and significant programs, including the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the Mumbai airport, and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Program.

As a recognized thought leader on critical global issues such as the nexus of water, energy and environment, McIntire was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for corporate citizenship and in 2012 he received the International Bridge Builders Award from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. McIntire has consistently lent his leadership to a number of important organizations around the world, including the Business Roundtable, World Economic Forum, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, and the U.S.- Brazil CEO Forum.

“It has been an extreme privilege to serve this great company,” McIntire said. “And I look forward to its continued success under the leadership of Jacqueline Hinman, and her team.” Hinman became president and CEO at the beginning of the year.

“Lee is a long-time industry leader and we greatly appreciate what he has done for us, especially internationally and with program management,” Hinman said. “We wish him the very best in this new chapter."