KSA Welcomes John Reidy as Director of Municipal Services
John Reidy is a senior engineering director with thirty years of experience with a demonstrated ability to lead large-scale water/wastewater engineering projects, manage business operations, develop new business opportunities, and provide organizational leadership and vision. John will represent KSA as the Director of Municipal Services. He will oversee all civil, mechanical and electrical engineering services for community facilities such as water and wastewater treatment plants, street and drainage improvements and recreational facilities. He has a proven track record in developing and managing municipal markets, leading business development efforts and efficiently implementing business plans.
KSA President and CEO Mitch Fortner noted, “John is a proven leader in the municipal engineering industry. I have enjoyed getting to know John over the last year and we are now thrilled to welcome him into the KSA family. His experience and background are a perfect fit for KSA and our clients, and I believe he will have an immediate impact, helping us to grow our organization around the idea of solving complex problems for our municipal clients."
"We look forward to putting his leadership experience to good use at KSA, helping to build people who build the future.”
Throughout his career, John has been actively involved in large scale projects and programs. The experience and knowledge he gained while working on large, highly visible projects around the country will be a major asset to KSA, our projects, and to our clients. Before joining KSA, John developed, taught and led a Project Management (PM) Bootcamp to orient and mentor new project managers into the municipal civil engineering market. He was also on the steering committee for leadership programs sponsored by the water professional organizations in Georgia and Tennessee.
John’s passion for a healthy and clean environment began early in his career while working on the Boston Harbor Project which transformed one of the nation’s most polluted water bodies into one of its most pristine. John held several project leadership roles on the construction management team of the $1.5 Billion Clean Water Nashville Program which is updating infrastructure to reduce sewer overflows, reduce health risks, and improve water quality in the Cumberland River and its tributaries. He is a big proponent of eco-friendly and sustainable green practices. John is a lover of the outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking.
John is an active member of numerous professional associations and is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and Massachusetts. Most notably, John is an active participant in a C-Level Cohort Roundtable group where he contributes to, and benefits from, discussions centered on civil engineering and business leadership topics. He attended Villanova University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and later received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.