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Climate Action KC Adds Black & Veatch Expertise to Governing Board

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 17, 2023--

Black & Veatch Chief Client Officer Patrick Hogan, who helps guide the global critical infrastructure leader’s alignment of its full portfolio of integrated solutions and services with clients’ needs, has been named to the executive board of regional nonprofit Climate Action KC (CAKC).

Championing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for a more resilient, equitable and healthy community, CAKC brings together more than 100 local and state elected officials along with leaders from civic, nonprofit, public and corporate organizations. As part of the governing board, Hogan brings expertise in decarbonization innovations and solutions – a key tenet of Black & Veatch’s service offerings to a diverse client segments and markets rapidly evolving with the acceleration of sustainability goals.

“With increasing episodes of dramatic, devastating effects of climate change come the imperatives of the urgent need to lower our carbon footprints. That begins locally, and Climate Action KC is at the forefront of visions of cleaner, greener communities where we live and work,” said Hogan.

“The work we do daily with our clients and our company’s own focus areas align with Climate Action KC’s objectives of creating a more resilient, equitable and healthy community, as exemplified in our recent 2023 corporate sustainability report,” added Hogan, who also serves on the company’s leadership team.

Hogan, who joined Black & Veatch in early 2023 after two decades with Honeywell, has deep experience in fostering collaboration, from building sales communities to cultivating client relationships and taking cutting-edge solutions to market to address the changing needs of government, utility, commercial and industrial clients.

“With his deep technical background, Patrick will help the Climate Action KC stay engaged with the ever-evolving climate technology, as well as the priorities of the private sector in the Kansas City region,” said Hillary Parker Thomas, CAKC’s board chair. “Representing Black & Veatch, a company with an aggressive zero-carbon commitment, Patrick’s perspective and skills are an excellent addition to the leadership of the board.”

A key focus of CAKC is its Climate Action Plan first published in 2021, calling for local governments to collaborate on achieving zero net emissions in a 10-county region around Kansas City by 2050. The nonprofit believes that’s doable through such things as investing in renewable energy sources and making buildings more energy efficient.

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About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is a 100-percent employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2022 were US$4.3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

About Climate Action KC

Climate Action KC is a nonprofit regional collaborative that brings elected officials and community leaders together to reduce emissions, invigorate the economy, promote public health and improve the quality of life across the Kansas City region. CAKC recently published its Regional Climate Action Plan in coordination with the Mid-America Regional Council for the bi-state metropolitan area of 10 counties in Missouri and Kansas. For more information about Climate Action KC, click here.

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