Lee McIntire joined TerraPower as chief executive officer (CEO) in August 2015. He brings more than 35 years of executive leadership and governance experience to the company. He has led and grown large, global businesses.
Previously, McIntire served as chairman, CEO and president of CH2M HILL variously from 2006 to 2014. CH2M HILL is a Fortune 500, employee-owned company and a recognized leader in consulting, engineering and program management. During his tenure, CH2M HILL enjoyed growth and stability, increasing the number of employees to more than 30,000, expanding its international presence to more than 100 countries and doubling revenues.
Prior to joining CH2M HILL, McIntire was a partner and executive vice president, and served on the board of directors of the Bechtel Corporation from 1989 to 2004. McIntire served on the Chairman’s Leadership Council and was president of several of Bechtel’s multibillion-dollar companies.
McIntire currently serves on the Nuclear Energy Institute’s board of directors, and the boards of TerraPower and the Encana Corporation. He also lends his leadership to a number of organizations around the world as an advisor to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (Presidents’ Circle); National Academy of Construction; and Denver Art Museum. He has served on the Business Roundtable; World Economic Forum (Governor of Infrastructure and Urban Development Industries); World Business Council on Sustainable Development; National Petroleum Council; Council on Competitiveness; Aspen Institute’s Commission on Arctic Climate Change; and BAE Systems (British Aerospace) PLC Board of Directors. McIntire is a presidential appointee to the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum, and a recipient of both the Woodrow Wilson Award and the Korbel Award for International Business.
McIntire holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska College of Civil Engineering, and a master’s degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. He also attended the Executive Management Program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and served as executive-in-residence at the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management.