William O. Hixon, PE, BCEE, Second Vice President/Secretary

William O. Hixon, PE, 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.

Mr. Hixon leads the collaborative-delivery community of practice for Arcadis Water Business Line and is the Arcadis Leader for Construction Services for the Southeast United States, with over 41 years of experience in the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment systems and improvements. Bill has been involved in design-build projects for over 25 years and also serves as a technical advisor for project teams involved in design-build project delivery. He is responsible for providing quality assurance and risk analysis for significant construction projects, including providing constructibility reviews, cost estimating, and schedule planning. He has conducted numerous workshops for engineers, teaching the basic principles involved in preparing bidding and contract documents.