Faculty/Staff Current Students
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

Alan McKim



As the founder of an innovative, highly successful business, Alan McKim exemplifies Northeastern’s entrepreneurial spirit. After establishing Clean Harbors in 1980 at age 25, he took the company public while studying in the university’s Executive MBA program.

Today, Clean Harbors is the foremost provider of environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America, serving a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of private entities, and federal, state, provincial, and local governmental agencies in the United States and Canada.

McKim has been a visionary force in advancing Northeastern’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. He joined the Northeastern Corporation in 1989 and was elected trustee in 2010. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.