George J. Pierson Past Advisor Mr. George J. Pierson was President and CEO of Parsons Brinckerhoff, which was acquired by WSP in 2014. A licensed engineer and lawyer, he is currently the President of The Pierson Advisory Group. Mr. Pierson joined Parsons Brinckerhoff in February 2006 as General Counsel and Secretary. He was named Chief Operating Officer of the firm’s Americas operating company in January 2008, and was named President and CEO of Parsons Brinckerhoff in January 2010. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mr. Pierson had a distinguished career as a construction lawyer. From 2003 to 2006 he was Partner and Director of the International Construction Practice Group of Peckar & Abramson, PC, a leading construction law firm. From 1992 to 2002, he held a variety of positions at Kvaerner PLC (Previously Davy McKee), including Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Legal Director of the firm’s Engineering, Technology, and Construction Division and Vice President of Strategic Development of the Non-Ferrous Mining Division. Mr. Pierson has a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, an MBA with Honors from St. Mary's College of California, an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied on a Graduate Fellowship, and a B.S. summa cum laude in civil engineering from Bucknell University.