EBC Presents Colleen Heath with Ascending Leader Award
BROOKLINE, Mass. — CDM Smith is proud to announce that Colleen Heath, PE, has been presented with the Environment Business Council’s (EBC) Ascending Leader Award. A project technical leader and project manager in the firm’s Boston office, Heath works on numerous water distribution system design and planning projects in the New England area. Recently, Heath was part of a team that was selected for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Metropolitan Tunnel Redundancy Program, in which she’ll support the evaluation of tunnel route alternatives through hydraulic analyses to help the MWRA achieve a fully redundant water system for future generations. Heath has a variety of experience in water distribution system hydraulic modeling, water system master planning, water loss control evaluations, pipeline condition assessment, water distribution and transmission main rehabilitation and replacement projects, water storage tank rehabilitation, and pumping station modifications.
Each year, the Environmental Business Council (EBC) recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Recipients are leaders within their own organizations, often acting as mentors to junior staff, providing thought leadership on critical issues, and leading teams on difficult or large projects. They also represent their organizations through participation in industry associations and committees, supporting the growth of the environmental and energy sectors. Early career success and rapid advancement in the industry are hallmarks of award recipients, who are often involved civically as well.
Over the past several years, Heath has received several other awards for her commitment to leadership and advancement of the water industry. For her work with the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), Heath was honored with the 2016 Younger Member of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding service through active participation in the association and their communities. In 2017, Heath was presented with the ACEC National Young Professional Award and ACEC/Massachusetts Young Professional Award which both recognize the accomplishments of young engineers who have made outstanding contributions to the profession, possess a high level of integrity and whose work has made a positive impact on society. Heath is the current Chair of the Membership Committee for NEWWA and is a former Chair of their Young Professionals Committee. Additionally, she serves on the Water Loss Control Committee and Water Main Rehabilitation Committee for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and will be a contributing author to the AWWA Manual M36 on Water Audits and Loss Control Programs.
Heath’s regional team leader at CDM Smith, Mary Mancini P.E., shares that “I am so pleased and proud of Colleen for this wonderful recognition which compliments so perfectly her already outstanding young career. Colleen is a natural and intuitive leader and very highly valued at the firm. She is widely recognized for both her technical and project management savvy and for her enormous dedication and contributions to the industry overall. She is also a very attentive mentor and our junior staff look to her for guidance, direction and leadership. Well done, Colleen!”
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