Michael B. Watson, PE, Second Vice President/Secretary

Michael B. Watson, PE, Senior Vice President and Director of Alternative Project Delivery for the water sector, is the Second Vice President/Secretary on the WDBC Board of Directors. In this capacity, he chairs the board’s Governance Committee, is responsible for the oversight of, compliance with, and updating the Council’s bylaws and ensuring that the roles and responsibilities of the officers are fulfilled. In the event of the absence of either the operations manager or executive director, he is also responsible for establishing the agenda and minutes of those meetings of the board of directors and/or Executive Committee; and exercising the duties of the president in the absence of the first vice president.

Based in Sacramento, California, Mike draws on the global resources and talents of the company to create high-performing design teams who partner with contractors and developers to successfully deliver design-build and P3 water and wastewater treatment, water resources, and conveyance projects across North America.  
Prior to this position, Mike was the West Division Director for MWH Americas Engineering and Technical Services (ETS) with P&L, revenue growth, and project delivery responsibility for a $150M per year, 500-person professional services unit. He specializes in team-building, strategic pursuits, risk management, claim management and negotiations, and executive engagement.