Christopher Griffith is KCI’s president and chief operating officer. He joined KCI in 1997 after serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. Within two years, he was leading KCI’s construction management group as senior vice president, and by 2006, was heading up KCI’s Mid-Atlantic region as executive vice president. In 2010, he became discipline manager for construction services. His continued success led to his appointment of overseeing the firm’s Environmental, Communications Infrastructure, Site/Facilities and Resource Management disciplines. He was promoted to COO in 2017 and president in 2021.
Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the United States Naval Academy as well as master’s degrees in business administration from Boston University, civil engineering from the University of Maryland, and ocean engineering from the University of Hawaii. He is a registered professional engineer in four states and a certified construction manager.
In 2021, Griffith was appointed as member of the board of directors for both the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the National Aquarium. He is also a longstanding member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, and the YMCA of Harford County’s Community Leadership Board. Previously, Griffith served as board member for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and chaired the CMAA’s Standards of Practice/Professional Development Committee, where he became involved in training the next generation of industry leaders.