Karl Eric Spinnenweber
President, Amentum


Dissertation: Prepare and Perform in a Dangerous World – Two Studies of Organizational Performance in Hazardous Contexts.

Karl is an Executive Vice President and General Manager (VPGM) at AECOM a $19B firm. Karl has profit and loss responsibility for a $1B global organization of 8,300 employees providing clients with engineering and logistics solutions. Prior to AECOM, Karl held executive positions at CSC including VPGM of Maritime, VPGM of Army, Vice President of Intelligence, and VP of Strategic Business Development.

Karl earned an MBA from Duke University’s Global Executive Program, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, received an M.S. in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences from George Washington University, a DBA from the Fox School of Business, and holds a B.S. in Marine Engineering Systems from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He obtained a U.S. Coast Guard Engineering License and served as a Naval Reserve Officer. Karl was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, VA Chapter, and serves on the Board of Directors of multiple businesses and charities.