Christopher Ward

Industry Consultant

Chris Ward works with the AVAIO team on the development and diligence of opportunities in the transportation sector.

Mr. Ward has over thirty years of experience in infrastructure and government with a focus within the transportation sector. Mr. Ward was previously CEO, Metro New York, for AECOM. In this role, his areas of responsibility included transportation, water and wastewater, environment, power, and buildings and places, which encompasses more than 1,600 architects, engineers, scientists and support staff.

Prior Experience:

  • Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey where he led the World Trade Center rebuilding effort, delivering on a commitment to open the 9/11 Memorial by the 10th anniversary of the tragic events at the site

  • Executive Vice President for major projects at Dragados USA, where he was responsible for significant business development throughout the United States

  • Served in various roles in New York City during Michael Bloomberg’s first term as mayor, leading the Department of Environmental Protection in a robust expansion of its capital plan

  • Managing Director at the General Contractors Association of New York, Inc.

  • Chief Executive Officer of American Stevedoring, Inc.

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