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AECOM Alaska names Jack Colonell as coastal & ocean engineering senior consultant


Jack Colonell

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (Apr. 3, 2017) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced that it has hired Jack Colonell to serve as senior consultant for coastal & ocean engineering for its Alaska operations, effective immediately. In this role, Dr. Colonell brings over forty years of global expertise in coastal and offshore environments. Since 1980, he has held multiple leadership roles with AECOM-acquired firms, including Woodward-Clyde Consultants and URS.


“We are thrilled to welcome Jack back to our team; Jack brings with him an extensive knowledge of coastal and marine environments across the globe,” stated AECOM Alaska Operations Manager Laura Young. “We are extremely fortunate to have somebody of Jack’s caliber rejoin us and look forward to working with him again.”


Dr. Colonell holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering, from the University of Colorado, Washington State University and Stanford University, respectively. Prior to his career in consulting, he was professor of marine science at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF) and professor of civil and ocean engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.



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