Theresa O'Grady

Vice President and Water Resources Group Manager, Aurora, IL

Despite the fact that water is a finite resource, most people still take it for granted. That’s because professionals like Theresa O’Grady are so good at helping clients manage water in all its forms.

From system planning and modeling to treatment plants and distributions systems, Theresa is an expert at pinpointing how to optimize water infrastructure that allows clients to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. With CMT since 1994, Theresa manages client relationships in the Chicago Metro area, as well as providing expert consulting to clients across the company.

“CMT is often called on when there’s a problem—new regulations, lack of capacity, degraded water quality, aged infrastructure,” Theresa says. “I enjoy working with communities to the find the best possible solutions.”

Theresa is a strong advocate for ongoing improvement to the management of water infrastructure. “I enjoy volunteering with other water professionals to educate others and to shape the landscape of the water industry,” she says. That dedication has her serving on the AWWA national Board of Directors, having served and Chaired on the Illinois AWWA Section Board and the Engineering and Modeling Applications Committee.