Chris Mitchell Elected Next President & CEO
Guiding Fehr & Peers into the Future
We are pleased and excited to announce that the shareholders of Fehr & Peers have unanimously elected Chris Mitchell, P.E. as the next President/CEO. This decision is the culmination of a multi-year effort to transition this role as Matt Henry (President/CEO for the past 15 years) prepares to step away in 2020.
Chris joined Fehr & Peers in 2000 after graduating from UC Berkeley with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He steadily progressed from an entry-level engineer to roles as Project Manager, San Francisco Office Leader, Principal-in-Charge of the Rockies Region, Principal-in-Charge of Corporate Communications, and most recently as Companywide Director of Operations. Throughout his career, Chris has proven time and again to be an outstanding leader who excels at developing others, fostering growth, and embodying the firm’s core values. He has the full support of the firm as we embark on our journey to achieve our vision of “transforming transportation consulting as the most trusted partner in the communities we serve.”
To ensure a smooth transition, Chris will assume the role of President in July of 2019, while Matt Henry will remain the CEO for a one-year overlap period. Chris will take on the CEO role in the summer of 2020, after which time Matt will move to a part-time role as Principal with Left Lane Advisors — Fehr & Peers’ subsidiary specializing in management consulting and executive coaching.