Denver, CO, August 4, 2006 - CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, consulting and construction management firm, has named Dr. Brian Cullis vice president and global lead for the firm’s new Enterprise Information Strategies line of business.
In this capacity, Cullis will employ proven management consulting tools and practices within new, enterprise-wide information resource solutions to assist government and commercial organizations in fulfilling their business transformation agendas.
The Enterprise Information Strategies consulting business will complement CH2M HILL’s Enterprise Spatial Solutions, Enterprise Collaboration Solutions and Utility Information Solutions lines of business, giving CH2M HILL the ability to guide clients from initial information strategy development through effective implementation of long-term sustainable solutions. Each of these lines of business are part of the firm’s Communications and Information Solutions Business Group.
Dr. Cullis joins CH2M HILL following his retirement from the US Air Force (USAF) where he served with distinction for 26 years. Notably, Cullis envisioned and led the implementation of the USAF GeoBase program, now a flagship for how large governmental agencies with worldwide assets can effectively transform their enterprise operations through smart, shared use of spatial information resources.
The rapid adoption of GeoBase practices spurred the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2003 to appoint Dr. Cullis as lead in the development of the Defense Installation Visualization Tool, an imagery and GIS-based decision support system, which allowed unprecedented situational awareness for senior leaders during the 2005 base realignment and closure (BRAC) deliberations. In his last two years of active duty, Dr. Cullis was executive manager for the new Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI), fusing the respective spatial information infrastructures of worldwide US Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force installations.
Cullis holds a B.S. in geography from the US Air Force Academy, a M.A. in geography from the University of California-Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of South Carolina.
About CH2M HILL
Headquartered in Denver, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global firm providing engineering, construction, operations, and related technical services to public and private clients. With more than $3 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry leading program management, construction management for fee, and design firm, as ranked by Engineering-News Record (2005). The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications, construction, and industrial facilities. CH2M HILL has more than 14,500 employees in 200 offices worldwide