United States Energy Association Appoints Mario Azar to Board of Directors

Incoming Black & Veatch Chairman and CEO joins leading industry association as megatrends reshape the infrastructure landscape

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The United States Energy Association has appointed Mario Azar, incoming Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch to its Board of Directors. The USEA Board includes senior executives from U.S. energy corporations, trade associations, and other organizations all of which represent the interests of the energy industry.

Our nation’s changing grids, regulatory systems, and emerging technologies demand that energy organizations be flexible and adjust to the reality of the era we are in,” said USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis. “The addition of Mario will ensure that USEA is equipped to navigate these obstacles for years to come.”

Vicky Bailey, USEA Executive Chairperson added, “Mario’s knowledge of the energy landscape will help USEA grow as an organization and adapt to the challenges of our rapidly transforming sector.”

Azar’s global leadership experience spans more than three decades in the energy and industrial fields, much of it in engineering and construction solutions. Prior to joining Black & Veatch in 2018 as the president of the global power business, Azar served in multiple executive roles and led large global businesses at Siemens, and previously Westinghouse, including as CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas and Marine, an engineered solutions and integration business unit operating globally in over 21 countries. He also founded a private consulting firm focused on energy and heavy industry.

“Global megatrends are reshaping how the world addresses its infrastructure needs and it is a pivotal time to be part of the USEA when you think about governments, utilities and companies and the need to collectively transform how we operate,” said Azar.

“There are many integrated solutions needed to drive sustainability, deliver next-level reliability through resilience, and turn data into action; and engaging with leading industry associations such as the USEA creates opportunities to advance those efforts.”

Editor’s Notes:

  • As incoming Chairman and CEO Azar becomes only the eighth senior leader in the founder, managing partner or Chairman and CEO role in Black & Veatch’s 107-year history.
  • Please click here to download a high-resolution image of Mario Azar.

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is a 100-percent employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2021 exceeded US$3.3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

About USEA

The United States Energy Association (USEA) is a nonprofit, apolitical, nonlobbying organization founded in 1924. USEA’s mission has two pillars of equal importance. USEA serves as a resource, by convening energy stakeholders to share policy, scientific, and technological information to foster the advancement of the entire energy sector. Internationally, USEA promotes energy development by expanding access to safe, affordable, sustainable, and environmentally acceptable energy in partnership with the U.S. Government.

Contacts

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DOMINIC LEVINGS | +1 (202) 312-1231 P | DLevings@usea.org