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Bill Nylic Named NYWEA President; First Young Profes­sional Elected

February 24, 2020

William Nylic NEW YORK CITY CDM Smith is pleased to announce that Bill Nylic, PE, PMP, a CDM Smith project manager, has been elected president of the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA), a member association of the inter­na­tional Water Environment Federation. Nylic will become the 92nd president of NYWEA, and the youngest person to hold the position in the orga­ni­za­tion’s history.

Nylic began his career with CDM Smith in 2007 following the completion of his undergrad degree in envi­ron­men­tal engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. Since then, he’s gone on to complete a master’s degree in 2013 and currently serves as a project engineer and project manager in the firm’s Long Island office. Nylic has experience with multi­-dis­ci­pline projects including regulatory agency funding compliance, potable water disin­fec­tion, chemical bulk storage design and compliance, odor control studies, public outreach, water and wastewater process designstorm water collection, inflow and infil­tra­tion reduction, outfall design, UV disin­fec­tion, pilot plant design and operation and digester gas treatment

“I’m grateful to CDM Smith for offering me the flexibility to serve the water community in this role as the youngest person to hold this position in the orga­ni­za­tion’s history,” says Nylic. “It is inspiring to work for a firm that is not only providing a legendary client experience deeply rooted in technical excellence, but one that is also community-minded and committed to improving quality of life through local efforts.”

Nylic first became involved with NYWEA through the student chapter at RPI, eventually moving to the local Long Island and Lower Hudson Chapters, and ultimately the statewide association. Over his 15 years of involvement, he has served as Student Chapter President, Young Profes­sion­als Committee member, editor of the Long Island Chapter newsletterYoung Profes­sional Repre­sen­ta­tive on NYWEA’s Board of Directors, and recipient of the NYWEA Young Profes­sion­als Award in 2018.

“I’m excited to continue my dedication to community service in this new role and drive the orga­ni­za­tion’s future direction. I’ve always enjoyed volun­teer­ing and I find that NYWEA is an excellent blend of service, technical experts, education, and rela­tion­ships formed with people who care about water quality throughout the orga­ni­za­tion,” he says. 

The New York Water Environment Association, Inc. (NYWEA) was founded in 1929 as a non-profit, educational orga­ni­za­tion dedicated to protecting and enhancing our precious water resources. NYWEA serves the best interest of the public by promoting sustainable, clean water quality management through science, education and training. Today the Association has over 2,500 members repre­sent­ing diverse backgrounds and specialties, dedicated to expanding their knowledge and capa­bil­i­ties and cultivating a forum that enables them to play a vital role in shaping an envi­ron­men­tally sound future.

CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construc­tion firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities. Passionate about our work and invested in each other, we are inspired to think and driven to solve the world’s envi­ron­men­tal and infra­struc­ture challenges.

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