Paul J. Gennaro is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for AECOM, the world’s #1-ranked engineering/infrastructure design firm, with over $8-billion in annual revenue and 45,000 employees serving clients in over 130 countries.
He leads all aspects of AECOM’s global corporate communications efforts, including: corporate brand and reputation management, public and media relations, internal communications, crisis and issues management, financial communications, marketing communications and government relations. He is also a member of AECOM’s Operations Committee. Since 2006, Paul has led communications in support of dramatic growth, including the doubling of the workforce, the tripling of revenue and the execution of over 40 acquisitions. He has developed and executed communications strategies in support of AECOM’s award-winning initial public offering, its global rebrand and its recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Prior to joining AECOM, Paul managed all global corporate and marketing communications for Johns Manville, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. His 25-year career also includes leadership roles for Ingersoll-Rand, Dell and American Express. He began his career as a U.S. Navy journalist and public affairs officer.
Paul is recognized as a thought leader on ethics and communications as well as corporate reputation. He serves as Chairman of the Communications Advisory Board for the Ethisphere Institute, which annually recognizes the World’s Most Ethical Companies. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Emory University Center for Ethics, and is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, The Seminar and The Conference Board Council on Corporate Communications Strategy.