Michael E. McKelvy
Michael E. McKelvy joined Gilbane Building Company in 2014 as President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2016, his role was elevated to President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Gilbane, he was Chief Delivery Officer at CH2M HILL and for over 27 years served in a variety of senior executive roles and assignments around the world. His career focus is in architecture and construction with a broad-based background in both domestic and international markets, as well as vertical and horizontal construction. He has construction experience worldwide in more than 20 countries and expertise in a variety of delivery methods.
Mr. McKelvy served for seven years on the CH2M HILL, Inc. Board of Directors on the Executive, Audit, Governance and the Search committees. CH2M HILL, acquired by Jacobs in 2017, was a $6 billion global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations and program and construction management with 26,000 employees. While at CH2M HILL, he served as Chairman of the Board for the CWI, LLC., in Idaho Falls; Chairman of the Board of the CH Plateau Remediation Company (CHP) in Hanford, Washington; and was on the Board for the Professional Services Council (PSC). Both CWI and CHP were enterprises formed to remediate nuclear waste for the Department of Energy.
Mr. McKelvy has over 36 years of experience in design and construction and is a Registered Architect in 16 U.S. states and a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana Tech University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. McKelvy was elected to Gilbane, Inc.’s Board of Directors in 2017 and is currently Chairman of the Board of Meeting Street in Providence, Rhode Island, a nonprofit school that focuses on children with special needs.