Black & Veatch Chief Client Officer Patrick Hogan has been named to the executive board of regional nonprofit Climate Action KC (CAKC), according to an Aug. 17 press release.

Hogan helps guide the company’s alignment of its full portfolio of integrated solutions and services.

CAKC brings together more than 100 local and state elected officials along with leaders from civic, nonprofit, public and corporate organizations to champion efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Black & Veatch’s Patrick Hogan Named to Regional Climate Group
Patrick Hogan (Source: Black & Veatch)

Hogan brings expertise in decarbonization innovations and solutions, “a key tenet of Black & Veatch’s service offerings to a diverse client segments and markets rapidly evolving with the acceleration of sustainability goals,” according to the press release.

“With increasing episodes of dramatic, devastating effects of climate change come the imperatives of the urgent need to lower our carbon footprints. That begins locally, and Climate Action KC is at the forefront of visions of cleaner, greener communities where we live and work,” Hogan said.

Hogan, who joined Black & Veatch in early 2023 after two decades with Honeywell, has deep experience in fostering collaboration, from building sales communities to cultivating client relationships and taking cutting-edge solutions to market to address the changing needs of government, utility, commercial and industrial clients.

A focus area for CAKC is its Climate Action Plan, first published in 2021, calling for local governments to collaborate on achieving zero net emissions in a 10-county region around Kansas City by 2050. The nonprofit aims to do so by investing in renewable energy sources and making buildings more energy efficient.