Pasadena's Parsons Appoints Roell as Interim President of its Federal Business Unit

Published : Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 10:56 AM

Effective immediately, Parsons announces the appointment of Thomas L. “Tom” Roell as interim President of its Federal business unit (BU). In this role, he will be responsible for serving a variety of U.S. federal government agency customers in the environmental, infrastructure, security, and intelligence services markets. In addition to his role as President of Parsons’ Federal BU, Mr. Roell will maintain his position as Vice Chairman, Chief Risk Advisor.

“We are pleased that Tom has taken on this added leadership role,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ Chairman and CEO. “Having previously held the position of President of what is now Parsons’ Federal business unit, Tom has the right knowledge and expertise to continue to contribute to the success of our business by leading our efforts to meet our U.S. federal government agency customers’ needs.”

Mr. Roell joined Parsons in 2003 and has more than 45 years of industry experience in corporate, project, and business management. Prior to his appoint as Vice Chairman, Chief Risk Advisor, Mr. Roell served as Group Executive – Operations & Risk, where he was responsible for worldwide BU operations, enterprise risk, quality management, and global initiatives focused on sustainability, innovation, and project management. Before that, he was President of Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group—now known as Federal—where he was responsible for the successful worldwide performance of the BU. Before joining Parsons, Mr. Roell held senior executive positions in the government, environmental, and power sectors of the engineering and construction industry.

Mr. Roell holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He began his career as an engineer for nuclear plants and large industrial plants in the basic steel, aluminum, chemical, cement, and other industries. He is based in Parsons’ Pasadena, CA, corporate headquarters.

Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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