KCI Promotes Chris Griffith, PE, CCM to Chief Operating Officer

KCI has promoted Christopher J. Griffith, PE, CCM, to Chief Operating Officer. He will supervise the firm’s daily operations within the Water, Utilities and Site/Facilities markets as well as the Construction Management Discipline. His responsibilities will include overseeing KCI’s performance measures, financial goals, business development and risk management.

A former officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, Griffith was hired as an associate by KCI’s construction management group in 1997. He was appointed head of the group a year later, and then senior vice president in 1999. In 2006, Griffith took the lead of KCI’s Mid-Atlantic region and was promoted to executive vice president. With the company-wide reorganization in 2010, he became discipline manager for construction services before he was appointed to his most recent role, overseeing the firm’s Environmental, Communications Infrastructure, Site/Facilities and Resource Management disciplines.

Chris’s experience with our senior management team and his thorough understanding of our operations has allowed him to successfully lead many of our business units. His proven leadership and broad-based management expertise make him ideal to serve as chief operating officer.

Nathan J. Beil, PE, D.WREChairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Nathan J. Beil, PE, D.WRE

Griffith earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the United States Naval Academy and master’s degrees in business administration, civil engineering, and ocean engineering from Boston University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Hawaii, respectively. He is a registered professional engineer in four states and a certified construction manager.

Griffith is active in a host of industry and community organizations. He is a past board member for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and chaired the organization’s Standards of Practice/Professional Development Committee, where he became involved in training the next generation of industry leaders. He is also a long-standing member of the Society of American Military Engineers. Locally, he served as past president of CMAA’s National Capital Chapter, and past director of the American Council of Engineering Companies / Maryland. He currently serves on the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Maryland Competitiveness Coalition Committee, the Harford County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Committee and the YMCA of Harford County’s Community Leadership Board.