Ralph R. Peterson
Ralph Peterson is the Chief Executive Officer of CH2M Hill.
Mr. Peterson carried out "extensive work on the Clinton administration's National Environmental Technology Strategy initiative."  "He has served on the Board of the World Trade Center-Denver, the National Congress for the Advancement of Minorities in the Environmental Professions, the Board of the Construction Industry Round Table, and the CEO Coalition to Advance Sustainable Technology. He also serves on the Board of the Colorado Energy Science Center, and Chairs the Advisory Board of the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists." 
Mr. Peterson is also a co-founder of the Colorado Environmental Business Alliance, a coalition of environmental service and manufacturing companies. "In addition, he serves as CH2M HILL's representative to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and to the Business Environment Leadership Council of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change." 
- Director, Meridian Institute
- Honorary Degree Recipients: Ralph R. Peterson, www.alumnifriends.mines.edu, Accessed August 2006.