Dan Adams is the CEO of McMillen Jacobs Associates, a mid-sized heavy civil engineering firm specializing in tunnel and dam projects and featuring design-build capabilities.
Dan sat down with Will to talk about his long history as a field and design engineer and, now, as a C-suite executive managing the challenges of leading 500+ employees at a global firm in the midst of a pandemic.
He has a unique perspective that’s been shaped through work on many notable projects – like the UW Link Extension, the SR 99 Tunnel, the West Seattle Bridge, and Boston’s “Big Dig” – and it results in valuable insight; in the interview, he shares how Seattle is coping with its infrastructure needs in comparison to the methods of other cities around the nation and globe.
The discussion included topics like: Crisis management, maintaining a dynamic corporate culture with a remote workforce, the challenges of managing a sales pipeline in the COVID-19 era, and employee communication.
Listen in to find out Dan’s perspective on how things will likely change – both for the worse, and, potentially, for the better – in the wake of the pandemic.