Founder and CEO, ELLIS GLOBAL
Anne Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Anne previously held leadership positions with AECOM, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s leading infrastructure firms. At AECOM, she led the development and implementation of enterprise-wide programs that supported the company and its clients in areas including innovation, knowledge sharing, sustainability, government relations and ethics. Anne also led several of the company’s strategic initiatives: merger and acquisition due diligence and integration; business system alignment; and operational excellence in bid and proposal work.
Anne offers a unique combination of skills. She is able to identify and evaluate current and future trends and translates them into practical and effective implementation plans. She is considered one of the industry’s foremost thought leaders. A prolific author and frequent speaker at universities and at professional, technical and industry forums, Anne has been featured in national digital and print media such as Ascent, the publication of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and has appeared on numerous broadcast media such as the History Channel.
Anne delivers value based on her practical experience as a structural engineer working on an array of iconic infrastructure and building projects as well as her role in shaping the industry’s regulatory and policy environment on an array of global issues such as trade policy, standards, and construction science and technology to advance the E&C industry.
Virginia Tech University, BS, Civil Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer, Virginia, 1984
Affiliations & Leadership Positions
Charles Pankow Foundation, Executive Director (2018)
American Concrete Institute, President (2013-2014) and Fellow
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee, Appointee by U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2002-present)
National Coal Council, Appointee by U.S. Secretary of Energy (2017-present)
National Institute of Building Sciences, Board of Directors (2016-2019)
Structural Engineering Institute Futures Fund, Board Member (2017-2022)
Structural Engineering Institute Global Activities Division, Executive Committee (2017-2019)
Building Seismic Safety Council, Board of Directors (2017-2019)
Carbon Upcycling UCLA, Advisory Board (2017-present)
American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow
American Coal Ash Association, Member
Inductee, Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence (2013)
Virginia Tech Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni (2007)
Chapter Honor Member, Chi Epsilon
Concrete Construction magazine – one of the industry’s most influential people (2013)