Parsons' Leketa to Join Dean's Advisory Council at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
PASADENA, CA Anthony "Tony" Leketa, Parsons Executive Vice President for Construction Services, has been invited to join the Dean of Engineering's Advisory Council at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The council serves as an advisory board on the growth and development of the engineering program to David Cyganski, Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering and Professor of Engineering Leadership.
"I'm honored to be selected to serve Dean Cyganski as an advisor," said Leketa. "My training in the engineering program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute served as a solid basis for my career, and I view this appointment as an opportunity to give something back and help prepare future leaders in the field of engineering."
Leketa, a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, holds a Master of Science in civil engineering and a Bachelor Sciecne in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He is a Fellow and past President of the Society of American Military Engineers and a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Leketa has more than 40 years of experience managing design and construction programs and projects around the globe. In his current role, he oversees construction services for Parsons' U.S. Government customers, including the execution of the Department of Energy's Salt Waste Processing Facility, a first-of-its-kind project valued at $1.7 billion.
Since joining Parsons in 2005, he has held a series of senior leadership positions, including President of Parsons Water and Infrastructure, one of Parsons' four global business units; Senior Vice President, Division Manager, Installations and Environment; and Vice President, Deputy Division Manager, Energy, Systems, and Security. Leketa retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a member of the Senior Executive Service, the highest level of career civil service, after a 35-year career. Among his career achievements are the Everglades Restoration Program and a $4 billion worldwide Army planning, design, and construction program.