Jacque Crenca Hinman (1979)

Jacque Crenca Hinman has journeyed from Silver Spring to the far corners of the globe in her role
as the CEO of one of the largest engineering firms in the world. Jacque was always a high achiever at every level. At Blair, she was involved in the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, O’Debs, President of the Poms, and Mu Alpha Theta. She didn’t stop there, receiving the Distinguished  Alumni Award from Penn State.

Jacque spent the majority of her career with CH2M Hill, joining the firm in 1988. She held numerous top-level management positions and was a key executive on many high profile projects, including three projects of which she’s most proud: the design and construction of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; the expansion of the Panama Canal; and Masdar, Abu Dhabi—the world’s first sustainable city.

She broke several glass ceilings in the male-dominated world of engineering, and during her tenure
as a CEO her company was named a “Best Large Employer,” “Best Employer for Diversity,” and one of the “Top 50 Companies Changing the World.” She promoted diversity and inclusion during her tenure as Chairman and CEO, achieving numerous goals not typical of the industry, including the 2020  Women on Boards recognition for a board composition of 30% women.