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Parson’s Chairman and CEO to Deliver Remarks at UCLA’s 2015 Executive MBA Commencement

Published on Friday, July 24, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Charles L. 'Chuck' Harrington

Parsons announced that its Chairman and CEO, Charles L. “Chuck” Harrington, will speak at the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Anderson School of Management’s 2015 Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) commencement tomorrow. The ceremony, which will be attended by about 70 graduates and their families, will take place in Royce Hall at 2:30 p.m.

“I’m honored to have been selected to address the Executive MBA graduates at my alma mater,” stated Harrington. “I look forward to sharing with them what I’ve learned over the past three decades as well as to celebrating with them and their families.”

The Anderson EMBA program is designed to produce emotionally intelligent leaders with a global perspective. Participants are C-level executives, directors, consultants, and entrepreneurs from every major industry. EMBA students receive instruction from world-class faculty, opportunities to immerse themselves in international experiences, a worldwide network of successful alumni, and practical training.

An Anderson graduate, Mr. Harrington holds an EMBA with concentrations in finance and marketing. He has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. Mr. Harrington became CEO and then Chairman of Parsons in 2008, and he was named President of the corporation in 2009.

In addition to his responsibilities at Parsons, Mr. Harrington serves on the boards of numerous organizations and he was honored by the New York Building Congress with a 2015 Industry Recognition Award in late 2014.

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 defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. 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

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