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Terry Hagen, Bob Pragada Named Jacobs COOs in Series of Exec Moves

Terry Hagen

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has promoted Terry Hagen and Bob Pragada to chief operating officers in a string of leadership changes that will take effect on Oct. 1.

The executive moves seek to support the company’s leadership and growth initiatives in the professional services sector, Jacobs said Wednesday.

Hagen, a three-decade Jacobs veteran, will lead the newly established technology and innovation operation and corporate teams related to federal government relations, information technology and international relations in his new role as COO.

Bob Pragada

He will continue to oversee the company’s aerospace, technology, environmental and nuclear business.

Pragada will manage global non-nuclear environmental platforms as head of buildings, infrastructure and advanced facilities business and oversee the energy, chemicals and resources business in his COO post.

Vinayak Pai, president of ECR business, will directly report to Pragada.

Kevin Berryman

Pragada will also be responsible for contracts management and local and state government relations as part of the firm’s move to combine its engineering, project delivery, consulting and maintenance lines of business.

Kevin Berryman, who joined Jacobs as chief financial officer in 2015, will continue to serve as CFO with expanded oversight of the company’s global business services, corporate communications, strategic project integration and real estate functions.

Joanne Caruso

Joanne Caruso, most recently senior vice president of human resources, will transition to the role of chief legal and administration officer responsible for compliance, HR, insurance and legal functions.

Caruso will also oversee Jacobs’ sales and operational centers of excellence covering global supply management, project delivery, global security, health, safety and environment.

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