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Lounging Series with Steve Hanks, Former CEO, Washington Division of URS

By May 5, 2008 January 17th, 2020 blog

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Steve Hanks, former CEO of the Washington Division of URS. In the summer of 1978, Steve became a corporate attorney at international engineering and construction company Morrison Knudsen Corporation, Boise . Following a stream of promotions in the legal department, he was named senior vice president and general counsel in 1992. In 1999, he led the acquisition of the government services business of CBS’s Westinghouse Electric Company, a move that doubled Morrison Knudsen’s size and greatly expanded its market reach in nuclear services and environmental remediation. Steve was named president of Morrison Knudsen in 2000, the year it acquired Raytheon Engineers & Constructors. He led the integration of Morrison Knudsen, Westinghouse Government Services and Raytheon Engineers & Constructors into a much larger engineering, construction and management company named Washington Group International. In 2001, he became chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Washington Group International. In addition to the positive impact Steve made for Washington Group and the engineering and construction industry, he also has made a difference through community service. His past service includes being president and director of the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation and the Discovery Center of Idaho, a hands-on learning center for youth. He currently is president and a board member of the Western Region Boy Scouts of America and serves on the National Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the Danny Thompson Memorial Leukemia Foundation, Inc., and the Business Roundtable. He also is a director of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of welding and cutting products.

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