Maggie Walsh is Vice President and Strategic Pursuits Leader for the Transportation Business Group at HDR, a leading consulting company in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. The company is ranked #5 in ENR and is known for delivering top quality service to clients across the globe. She leads teams in securing new work by providing guidance, oversight and support for highly visible and game changing project pursuits. She keeps her focus on strategic client development programs across all transportation industry market sectors including transit, freight rail, highways, bridges, aviation and maritime. Collaborating with area marketing and operations leadership, Maggie’s partnership helps identify, screen and capture client and project opportunities resulting in transformative growth for HDR employees.
Maggie has been involved in the design and construction industry for twenty-seven years as a strategy officer, marketer, communicator, and facilitator. She has a reputation for effectively communicating technical, policy, and management issues related to the design and construct industry in terms that are easily understood by a technical and non-technical audience and presented in a manner that promotes consensus building.
For over a decade, Maggie served on the Board for WTS International, a professional organization with a vision to achieve equity and access for all women in the Transportation industry. She chaired this Board for the 2018-2020 term. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation. While living and working in the United Arab Emirates, she served on the Advisory committee of AmCham, a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce with a mission to promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. For several years, she served on the board of Step Up Women’s Network, a national organization dedicated to girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.