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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael S. Burke
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Juris Doctorate,
Southwestern University School of Law

Bachelor of Science, Accounting,
University of Scranton

California Bar Association

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Member, Board of Directors

Business Roundtable
Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Infrastructure Committee

World Economic Forum
Co-Chair of the Steering Committee,
Infrastructure and Urban Development

Corporate Board Membership
Rentech, Inc.
Board of Directors

Community Engagement
Children's Bureau
Board of Directors
LA 2028
Board of Directors



Michael S. Burke is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm delivering professional services across the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to consulting and construction management.

Mr. Burke has served as a key AECOM leader since he joined the company in 2005 and has been instrumental in the evolution of AECOM from a private company to a public firm whose staff of architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction professionals serve clients virtually anywhere in the world. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2006 and, prior to his appointment as CEO in 2014, Mr. Burke had been president of the company since October 2011.

Mr. Burke directed the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which was one of the 10 largest NYSE listings for 2007, and one of the largest engineering industry IPOs of all time.

Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Burke served as Western Area Managing Partner at KPMG LLP. He joined KPMG in 1990 and was admitted to the partnership in 1995. He also was a member of KPMG’s Board of Directors, a position he held for five years. As a member of the Board of Directors, he served as the chairman of the Board Process and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.

Mr. Burke is a Member of the 2018 Business Roundtable Board of Directors and Chair of its Infrastructure Committee. The Committee is leading the organization’s efforts to advocate for the modernization of U.S. infrastructure assets. Globally, he is the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, Infrastructure and Urban Development Industries, World Economic Forum. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers.

In addition, Mr. Burke is an active member of the Los Angeles community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Children’s Bureau, which helps at-risk children through state-of-the-art child abuse prevention and treatment services. He previously served on the Board of Directors for LA 2028, the committee responsible for bringing the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles.

AECOM partners with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm with revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2018. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.