Sharing WSP impacts, opportunities and perspectives arising from the pandemic and a global future that is not what it used to be.

Led by Tom Lewis, Sector President from WSP USA and Founding Board Member for the new International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure*

August 27, 2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST | Watch recorded session

Invited panelists:

Allie Reilly, Associate Consultant from US Advisory Services and the Accelerator for America team that developed the New Infrastructure Playbook

Suzanne MacCormick, Global Healthcare Business Growth Director, based in the UK

Nolan Rome, Senior Vice President and US Healthcare Director

As one of the world’s leading professional services firms, how is WSP adapting and adjusting both as a company and in its ability to help clients and societies thrive in a pandemic-impacted world?   WSP’s short answer is by tackling the challenges head on, creating opportunities, both internally and externally, and by staying agile, empowered, sustainable and resilient. This panel of WSP leaders from the US and the UK will share compelling corporate, industry and project examples in which they have been engaged since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world.

Reading materials:

WSP Insights, What Will Covid-19 Mean for Workplace Culture? Will Physical Distancing Be The End Of The Office?

WSP, COVID-19: Helping Communities Respond

Accelerator for America (AfA), Community Serving Infrastructure. A Playbook For A New Infrastructure Partnership.

International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure, An Action-Oriented Coalition.

The Resilience Shift, Resilient Leadership: Emerging Insights.

WSP, Impact of COVID-19 on Global Supply Chains.  

WSP, What Has Covid-19 Taught Us About Healthcare Delivery? 

WSP, WSP USA Leads Report on Global Practices for Healthier Transit.  


Tom Lewis, PE, JD, Market Sector President, WSP USA and SIAB member

Tom Lewis is a Market Sector President for WSP USA, with a background in infrastructure engineering, sustainability and resilience, emergency and disaster management, logistics and large Federal/Military and State/Local government programs and projects. Prior to its acquisition by WSP, Tom served as president of Louis Berger U.S., and prior to that as its lead executive on environment, emergency management, sustainability, and climate resilience working across the U.S. as well as globally.

Tom is a licensed professional engineer (PE) with both a BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and also holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence with focus on environmental law/regulation from Rutgers.  Tom has also served on a variety of boards and committees. This includes but is not limited to the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board with the Zofnass Program at Harvard, and as a founding partner of the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Allie Reilly, Associate Consultant, Climate & Sustainability, US Advisory Services, WSP USA

Allie Reilly is an Associate Consultant with WSP’s US Advisory Climate & Sustainability team, which supports public sector clients across the country to understand their risks to climate hazards and develop strategies to improve resilience. Allie is passionate about supporting clients to understand climate-related impacts to socially vulnerable populations and to identify equity-based solutions. Allie holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Brown University and an MSc from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

Suzanne MacCormick, Global Healthcare Business Growth Director, based in the UK

Suzanne is a clinical planner and global healthcare lead at WSP.  She joined WSP in 2018 following 25 years running her own healthcare consultancy.

Suzanne has spent much of her career championing the delivery of clinical excellence. She uses her expertise as a clinical planner to underpin the delivery of strategic and operational solutions for healthcare and ensure robust solutions that meet the brief and exceed expectation. She has taken several organisations through capital project development from inception to delivery and has shown them how estates can be an enabler to deliver their clinical aspirations.

Most recently, she been working with clients across the globe helping them to prepare, respond and recover from the impacts of COVID 19. She has also been advising clients on how to adapt urban environments, from offices, to malls, to international airports, to meet the challenges of pandemics

In 2018 she co-developed WSP’s future readyä healthcare toolkit which provides a robust foundation to ensure that all estates- based developments meet the demands of today and are fit to deliver tomorrow’s technology.


*WSP is an ZPH SIAB member company.


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