Arcadis has appointed Mary Ann Hopkins as global leader of its Water and Environment business lines. Hopkins joins the professional services firm from Parsons Corporation where she served as Group President, responsible for the worldwide operations of the company’s Federal arm.
Prior to joining Arcadis, Mary Ann Hopkins worked at Parsons Corporation in a number of roles gaining increasing levels of seniority since beginning at the firm in 1989. In Hopkins’ most recent role at the company, which she took on in 2012, she was Group President, responsible for the worldwide operations of the company’s Federal business unit – an arm with 4,200 staff and $1.1 billion in revenues. Previously, from 2009, Hopkins worked as Executive Vice President at the company, responsible for Direction of the company’s Global Business Development. Earlier roles include (Senior) Vice President of Business Development, from 2003 until 2009; Program Manager, from 1998 until 2003; Section Manager, from 1995 until 1998; and Project Engineer. Hopkins started at the firm in 1989.
Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University and completed the Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business – Advanced Management Program. Hopkins is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Board Director position at International Relief & Development.
In her new role, as global leader of the firm’s Water and Environment business lines, Hopkins will lead the firm's operations in the two sectors. In addition, she has been named a member of Arcadis' Executive Board. Hopkins succeeds Zack Smith, who retired from the position in Q4 2015.
Commenting on the addition, Arcadis CEO Neil McArthur, says, “With clear strengths in business development, Mary Ann will ensure relentless client focus across the region. She will be a great fit to work with the regional leadership teams, as well as build out our global strategy for the Water and Environment businesses. With the strategic insights and operational expertise she brings, we look forward to working with her."
Hopkins says that she is “very excited" to join Arcadis, a firm she has always respected. "I look forward to working with all of the talented staff, and the regional leadership teams at Arcadis to make meaningful contributions in North America, positioning Latin America for future growth, and leading Water & Environment. My passion for ensuring clients receive the best of what we can offer aligns perfectly with Arcadis' core values of Client Focus and Collaboration."