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February 10, 2010
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(BPRW) Black & Veatch CFO Honored for Outstanding Leadership by Engineering Profession

Karen Daniel Receives 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Chairmans Award for Her Personal Achievements and Positive Impact on Company Performance

(BLACK PR WIRE) (February 10, 2010) BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Karen L. Daniel, Chief Financial Officer of Black & Veatch, has been recognized for her personal and professional achievements in receiving the prestigious 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Chairman�s Award.
Despite a demanding business schedule, she always finds time to encourage and teach students the basic business principles for success, stated Yvonne Petite, a Webster University adjunct professor, who is among persons that nominated Daniel. She challenges students to make a difference in the lives of others.
At Black & Veatch, Daniel is responsible for leading the global companys financial functions including treasury, tax, accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and financial systems. Daniel is also a member of the Board of Directors of Black & Veatch, which has $3.2 billion in annual revenue and has completed projects in more than 100 countries on six continents.
Karen has demonstrated a unique ability to help the company beyond her achievements in our financial operations by guiding enhancements of the engineering aspects of our company, said Len C. Rodman, Chairman, President and CEO of Black & Veatch. Her leadership skills are stellar and while she is very driven, Karen has the unique ability to coach others as she helps strengthen their financial and business expertise."
BEYA recognizes the achievements of diverse leaders and rewards excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The Chairman’s Award recognizes career accomplishments by persons not limited to those who are engineers by profession. Daniel was chosen from hundreds of other government and business applicants for the award.
Martha W. Gilliland, Black & Veatch Board Member and former Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, observed: Karen is dedicated to developing and mentoring future leaders in the company and community, making a difference in the lives of minorities, and contributing her time and efforts in improving the community.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions are provided from the broad line of service expertise available within Black & Veatch, including conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, program management, construction management, environmental, security design and consulting, management consulting and infrastructure planning. With $3.2 billion in revenue, the employee-owned company has more than 100 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries on six continents. 

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