William L. Bailey, PE, SE

CEO & President

“As design professionals, everything we do affects people. And, if we do our jobs well, it makes their lives better.”  

That’s CMT CEO and President Bill Bailey’s guiding philosophy. Rooted in his commitment to excellence, this belief shines through in the varied work he’s done across his distinguished career, from designing bridges, to mentoring staff, to leading CMT as our chief executive. Above all, Bill cares for the people he works for and the people he works with and is committed to providing them with the very best. 

With CMT since 1989, Bill’s leadership qualities are informed by insights and experience derived from a wide-spanning professional path that has included the roles of chief structural engineer, Indianapolis office manager, Continuous Improvement program leader, and human resources officer. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University, and in 2021, was honored with the prestigious Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award presented by the university’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering. 

As CEO of CMT, Bill has targeted a few key priorities to sustain as well as advance the firm’s long-standing commitment to bringing value to all we do. One of his foremost objectives is to drive continuous technological advancements to ensure the firm remains on the leading edge of utilizing the most innovative and efficient practices in our profession. Bill is also dedicated to reinforcing and continuing CMT’s culture of quality as the heart of everything done at the firm. And thirdly, Bill is focused on maintaining and elevating CMT’s corporate responsibility efforts – extending the scope of the great work accomplished in the past and fostering an environment for continued impact in the future. 

“It’s an honor to be charged with furthering CMT’s long legacy of excellence,” Bill says. “Great people, exceptional clients, challenging and rewarding projects – that’s what makes me so proud to be a part of CMT.”