Woodard & Curran Names Jeff Stearns Director of Water Practices

Andover, MA Woodard & Curran has named Jeff Stearns Director of Technical Practices for Water Infrastructure, effective June 1, 2021. Stearns was the firm’s Operations Leader for its Municipal Strategic Business Unit (SBU). The Director of Technical Practices is responsible for overseeing the Municipal Wastewater, Drinking Water, and Recycled Water Practices, building the technical teams and coordinating between the Practices and Business Development to ensure the firm is meeting clients’ needs.

Stearns joined Woodard & Curran in 2006 and held a variety of roles with progressively more responsibility, beginning as a Project Engineer and growing into his most recent role as Operations Leader starting in 2018.

Woodard & Curran Municipal SBU Leader Tom Hazlett explained, “Jeff has proven his ability to think strategically about where the industry is heading and our place in it, which is critical as we develop our next strategic plan. He has demonstrated the leadership skills and business acumen to create and strengthen the connections between our technical practices, operations, people, and markets.”

“My focus and my passion are on our people,” said Stearns. “I believe that by creating effective processes and structures to support our people, promoting collaboration, and fostering innovation, our business will grow and thrive. In this role, I will be working to improve the connections across practices and between the different functions within the SBU. It’s a challenge I’m very much looking forward to!”

“I am confident that Jeff will be very successful in this new position,” said Hazlett, “working with our Practice Leaders, Chief Technologists, and all staff within the Water Infrastructure Practices to deliver high quality results for our clients.”

Woodard & Curran is a privately held company known for handling a wide range of water and environmental issues, solving complex problems with creativity and tenacity. The firm celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019, and remains committed to its mission to: develop and perpetuate a safe, enjoyable, gratifying, and fulfilling place to work with the important objectives of growth, freedom, challenge, recognition, and reward; deliver to clients and the community a continually expanding range of high-quality consulting engineering, science, and operations services; and in all endeavors of the company to act in a character of good faith and fairness, and at all times, hold protection of the environment in a regard superior to that of all other interests.