Grid Modernization expert

Bill Abolt

Vice President, Energy

Bill Abolt is a Vice President at AECOM where he focuses on energy, sustainability and smart, resilient urban infrastructure in the largest metropolitan economies in North America. He has over 31 years of experience managing complex environmental, energy and public issues and programs. He has developed, administered and implemented comprehensive energy and sustainability programs for utilities, government and private clients. He has extensive experience with alignment of grants, incentives and other third party resources with project and enterprise-wide budgeting, planning and sustainability goals. Previously, he served as Environment Commissioner, Director of the Office of Budget and Management and Chief of Management, Office of the Mayor, for the City of Chicago, where he was responsible for developing Chicago's strategy to become one of the greenest cities in the nation. He is a member of the Green Ribbon Committee of the Chicago Climate Action Plan; the Midwest Advisory Council of the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Civic Consulting Alliance Leadership Council; the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, Neighborhood and Placed-based Assets Strategy Team and a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (Class of '92.) He has served as an adjunct instructor in Public Policy and Administration at both Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has developed and taught graduate courses on subjects including public budgeting, energy and climate policy, urban sustainability, intergovernmental management and capital and development finance.