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Chris Toomey

Vice President, Major ProjectsBoston

Chris Toomey

Vice President, Major ProjectsBoston

Helps clients deliver major projects and capital programs in sectors ranging from transportation to energy to real estate. Brings more than 30 years of experience in designing and managing major infrastructure projects and programs worldwide.

As a leader of McKinsey’s work in major projects, Chris helps clients develop, implement, and deliver major capital programs. He serves leading organizations in the global infrastructure sector, as well as in other sectors with large capital programs, such as real estate and energy.

Chris has more than 30 years of experience in successfully delivering major capital infrastructure projects worldwide. His experience spans all modes of transportation infrastructure—including rail, highways, airports, and ports—as well as housing and real estate, gas pipelines, wastewater systems, and resiliency programs.

In all these sectors, he has been responsible for the design, management, and performance of multibillion-dollar infrastructure programs and projects. He also has extensive hands-on experience in the actual construction of projects, across diverse sectors.

Before joining McKinsey, Chris was a senior vice president with AECOM, where he directed major programs in North America, Africa, and the Middle East—including the Libyan Housing and Infrastructure Program.

Chris has advised senior government officials on a broad range of topics. He has developed effective capacity-building and knowledge-transfer programs at both the corporate and national level, as well as serving on the faculty of the US Military Academy and as an occasional lecturer at Columbia University.

Chris also served nearly 26 years in the US Army Corps of Engineers, retiring as a Colonel. He is a registered professional engineer in New York and Virginia and a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers.

Published work

Critical resilience: Adapting infrastructure to repel cyberthreats,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Climate resilience: Asset owners need to get involved now,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

How advanced analytics can benefit infrastructure capital planning,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Past experience

  • AECOM, senior vice president, global programs
  • Shaw Group, senior program manager
  • Willbros, director, government programs
  • Willbros West Africa, regional manager
  • Pacific Northwest National Lab, director, Department of Defense programs


US Naval War College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MSc, mechanical engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MSc, material science and engineering (polymers)

US Military Academy, West Point