Chrissy Thom leads our global strategy across a diverse set of markets and clients, reinventing what it means to incubate and deliver innovation in partnership with our talented people and clients. Growth, Strategy, & Solutions (GSS) represents our extended team of global experts that connect across people, markets and digital.
With a technical background in Biology, Chrissy was always drawn to science as a means of service and the art of the possible in how we create a better world.
As Jacobs’ Resilience Executive Sponsor, she leads with passion, thinking beyond today to inspire the team to consider every facet of resilience — from infrastructure to mental health to inclusion and diversity — to drive solutions from resiliency planning and design, to response and recovery and through long-term operations.
It’s incredibly exciting and inspiring to lead a global team, and if I’m honest, it also comes with opportunities to grow for me personally and for our great company.
favorite children. Motherhood and leadership provide Chrissy with endless cross-learnings and enjoyment.
officemates: Hondo, Sassy. and Juno. Chrissy's three dogs share her home office and express opinions during video meetings.
year Chrissy was honored with a company-wide Mentor of the Year award — it’s still very important to her role today.
places: United States & Austria. She grew up in the rural southeastern U.S., juxtaposed with a heavy Austrian influence.
Chrissy’s 20-year career focuses on challenging what’s next. Under Chrissy’s leadership, the GSS team strategically positions Jacobs for growth and innovation, unlocking true global intelligence to benefit customers.
Her technical background is Ecology, where systems-thinking and integrated analysis are foundational to her approaches. She is known as a driven, authentic leader with demonstrated strength in global and cultural inclusion and connectivity. She brings experience grounded in all facets of Jacobs’ business – Operations, Sales, Project Delivery and Solutions & Technology.
As a mentor and role model for many, Chrissy leads Jacobs’ global team of world-class experts across the buildings and infrastructure portfolios.