July 27, 2018 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that Angela Moulton, Environmental Engineer and Project Manager with CDM Smith, is a recipient of the 2018 EBC Ascending Leader Award.
Ms. Moulton is a highly regarded Project Manager responsible for successfully delivering multi-million-dollar design projects, including new large diameter (24”) drinking water transmission mains and new wastewater pump stations in very complex, urban environments. Ms. Moulton leads multi-disciplinary design teams, navigates client needs, and innovates to achieve successful solutions to many engineering issues earmarked to improve our environment and infrastructure. She provides excellent client service and is a leading resource internally to many junior and senior staff at CDM Smith as well as externally to clients.
Mentoring has always been a passion for Ms. Moulton. In 2014, she was chosen to be an official onboarding mentor at CDM Smith and has had an outstanding influence on the experience of new hires and junior staff entering their professional careers. In this role she provides technical and non-technical advice and guidance to junior staff, encouraging committee involvement and career advice. All of her mentees have obtained advance degrees over the past four years and have very positive outlooks and promising careers underway.
Ms. Moulton recently volunteered in the Citizen’s School community outreach program where she led a team of five engineers that taught an inner city seventh-grade class the importance of water conservation. The program included weekly lesson plans and science experiments over a semester of school, culminating with a poster presentation to a panel of judges. As part of her interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach, she volunteered and gave a lesson to a sixth-grade class regarding civil and environmental engineering.
One of the “founders” of the Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) Young Professional (YP) committee, Ms. Moulton saw the opportunity to enhance the lives of young women engineers. The WEN YP group provides a motivational forum for young women in the engineering community to meet and discuss the challenges women face in the engineering world. Ms. Moulton’s vision is that in the not-so-far future there will no longer be a need for “WEN” as the engineering and environmental community gender gap in STEM becomes less pronounced.
As an active member of the New England Waterworks Associated (NEWWA) YP, she recently helped organize the inaugural YP presentation / networking event this summer to provide YPs an opportunity to discuss their project work and gain experience in presentation skills by presenting in a casual low-stress environment. She herself has presented at NEWWA Spring Conference in 2016 and 2017.
Recognizing her early leadership skills, she was nominated by CDM Smith to attend both the Genesis Program and the Emerging Leaders Forum offered by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and is a proud graduate of both. She has also been very involved with the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES) leading in 2015 as the Chair of the Engineering Management Group where she was responsible for organizing routine meetings, soliciting speakers, leading events and reporting back to the BSCES Board. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Waterworks Association’s Legislative Committee recognizing the need to understand, engage and stay involved in the politics that set standards for the engineering practice.
Ms. Moulton comments “I’m extremely honored and excited to be presented with this award! I am proud of the work I have done to mentor others. I truly enjoy helping young engineers find their way, and I appreciate all the leadership opportunities I have been given.”
Each year, the 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.
Ms. Moulton will be honored at the EBC Annual Summer Garden Party in Boston on August 9, 2018.
The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.