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Former DOT CIO Richard McKinney Joins AECOM as Enterprise IT Strategy VP

Richard McKinney

Richard McKinney, formerly chief information officer at the U.S. Transportation Department, has joined AECOM’s management services group as vice president of enterprise information technology strategy.

McKinney will oversee the delivery of AECOM’s systems engineering and information platforms and services to clients, the company said Wednesday.

John Vollmer, president of AECOM’s management services group and an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, said McKinney’s experience and leadership would help the Los Angeles-based engineering firm “continue to both shape and deliver on our clients’ strategic vision for IT transformation.”

Prior to DOT, McKinney served as a senior fellow at the Center for Digital Government.

He spent six years at Microsoft as a government technology adviser and nearly six years as CIO for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville in Tennessee.

McKinney held executive roles in various departments in the state government of Tennessee such as information technology consultant at the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration and assistant commissioner for administration at the state’s Department of General Services.

He has been chairman of the Metropolitan Nashville government’s cable access television committee since 2005.

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