AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced that CWEA member Zeynep Erdal, PhD, PE, has been named regional business line leader for its water business in the Los Angeles Metro+ region, which encompasses Southern and Central California and Nevada, effective immediately. In this role, she will be responsible for setting growth strategies, planning execution and delivery for client service excellence, as part of AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS).
“We are pleased to have someone of Zeynep’s caliber join AECOM here in Los Angeles,” said Kelli Bernard, AECOM’s chief executive for the LA Metro+ region. “Her technical expertise as well as business operations experience will be a tremendous asset for us as we continue to grow in the LA Metro market.”
Ms. Erdal has more than 20 years of technical delivery and innovation experience in the water industry. Since 2002, she has served as a client services manager and principal technologist at CH2M HILL, where she was responsible for business development and providing industry leadership in wastewater reclamation, biosolids, renewable energy and sustainable water system solutions.
A frequent author and speaker at global conferences, and a long-time leader in water industry organizations including Water Environment Federation, WateReuse, American Water Works Association and others, Ms. Erdal is a highly regarded subject matter expert in helping solve complex technical issues in collaboration with other water industry leaders.
Ms. Erdal graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environment Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and received her master’s from The Ohio State University. She was awarded her PhD in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Ms. Erdal will be based out of AECOM’s office in Orange, CA.