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Nylic Named NYWEA President; First Young Professional Elected

Bill Nylic
Bill Nylic
NEW YORK, NY — CDM Smith announces 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 undergraduate degree in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. Since then, he has 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 design, storm 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,” Nylic said. “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 newsletter, Young 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," he said. "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."