URS Corp. has named John J. Plezbert business development director in the Chicago office of the company’s Infrastructure & Environment Division.
In his new position, Plezbert will lead business development efforts with both public- and private-sector clients.
Plezbert comes to URS after 40 years of service in the public sector in Chicago. He served the Public Building Commission of Chicago as first deputy executive director, where he was responsible for managing an agency with a portfolio of more than $3 billion of capital projects in planning, design and construction. He also led the restructuring of the agency in 2006 after being appointed by its chairman, Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Previously, he served as first deputy commissioner for the Chicago Department of General Services and held a variety of management positions with the Chicago Department of Aviation.