Michael S. Burke is chairman and chief executive officer of AECOM (NYSE: ACM), a premier, fully integrated infrastructure firm that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets in more than 150 countries through 87,000 employees.
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 the incoming chairman of the Business Roundtable’s Infrastructure Committee, leading the organization’s efforts to advocate for the modernization of our nation’s infrastructure assets. In addition, Mr. Burke is an active member of the 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. Mr. Burke previously served on the Board of Directors for LA 2028, the committee responsible for bringing the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles.