Advisory board


Julie Chang

Advisor to CEO of Jacobs

Advisor to CEO and Chairman of Jacobs, a Fortune 250 firm with over 55,000 employees and $14 billion in revenue committed to creating a more connected and sustainable world. Known for her servant leadership, bringing out the best in people by aligning company goals with individual passion and purpose. Ms. Chang is global business leader at the forefront of building mission driven companies.

Prior to her current role, she served as Vice President of the Northeast region overseeing a portfolio spanning from Maine to New Jersey.  She led 1,200 professionals delivering client engagements ranging from major climate response and energy decarbonization initiatives, expansion of regional aviation and rail networks and the build out of healthcare and life science facilities.  Previously she was also the Director of New York Operations. Under Julie’s leadership the New York office grew to a combined team of over 450 professionals providing consulting, planning, design and CM services for a host of New York and regional clients.

Prior to joining Jacobs, Julie was the NY General Manager for Sam Schwartz, an engineering, planning and consulting firm.  Julie also launched the resilience practice and was a Chief Economist providing consulting services around the globe in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Morocco for more than a decade with Ecology and Environment Inc. and Waterfield Portola. 

Ms. Chang serves on the Boards of Sustainable Westchester, the New York League of Conservation Voters, and ACEC NY.  She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University.  Julie lives in Pelham, New York with her husband and three sons and splits her time between Dallas and NYC.