Lynne Putnam, P.E., will manage water & wastewater projects
Dewberry has hired Lynne Putnam, P.E., as a senior program manager in the Baltimore, Md., office. In her new role, Putnam will be responsible for managing water and wastewater projects and pursuits, focusing on innovative technical work, schedule adherence and project quality.
Putnam has more than 30 years of experience in both public and private sectors. While at Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, she helped pioneer the use of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems for unfiltered wastewater at large plants for the Water Environment Research Foundation. She has worked on several other UV disinfection projects in the southeast, as well as planned and implemented several water reuse projects in California and Florida. She was recently involved in the design, construction management and start-up of two MIEX treatment systems to remove disinfection by-product precursors for plants in a city on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
“My goal at Dewberry is to expand our offerings in the Baltimore office, as well as work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to deliver high-quality projects that exceed expectations,” Putnam said. “In the water and wastewater industry, there are always new challenges and opportunities for growth and learning. I’m excited that being at Dewberry will provide many opportunities to expand and share my abilities; encouraging innovation along the way.”
Putnam has been awarded the Thomas P. Smith Award; an honor recognizing outstanding contributions to the Florida Water Environment Assn. (FWEA), Big Bend Chapter, and promoting wastewater education in the region. Putnam has held the positions of chair, secretary and membership chair of the chapter. As an award recipient, she has also been nominated for the FWEA statewide Leroy H. Scott Award.
Putnam has a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a member of Florida Water Environment Assn., the Water Environment Federation, the American Water Works Assn., the American Water Works Assn. – Chesapeake Section and the Florida Section American Water Works Assn. She is a frequent lecturer and published a