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Bob Pragada


Bob is President and Chief Operating Officer of Jacobs, where he oversees the global operations of both the Critical Mission Solutions and People & Places Solutions lines of business, generating $14 billion in revenue. His tenure at Jacobs has been defined by his efforts leading enterprise-wide transformation, such as the $5 billion CH2M Hill acquisition, which directly led to material improvement in the company’s profitability and market leadership.

Bob graduated from the United States Naval Academy and began his Naval career as a Civil Engineer Corps and Seabee Officer, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Bob had many highlights during his career in the Navy, including serving the President of the United States as the facilities director at Camp David. He also earned a Master of Science in engineering and management from Stanford University.

Bob is deeply passionate about fostering an inclusive workplace that invites colleagues to bring their whole selves to work. He is the Executive Sponsor for the Jacobs Careers Network, and staunch advocate for veteran, LGBTQ+, disabled and Black and Indigenous People of Color communities.