Board Members & Committee Chairs

BOARD MEMBERS
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
MEETING MINUTES

 

BOARD MEMBERS:

Steve Wurster, PE, CFM, CPSWQ, Chair
Steve is the Water Resources Team Leader and Chief Operating Officer at Ruekert Mielke in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  Steve began his career at Ruekert Mielke 18 years ago, shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  His experience includes green infrastructure, stream bank stabilization, watershed based water quality improvements, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, flood control, local drainage and assistance with municipal floodplain management programs.  Through his work with local governments, Steve is well-versed in assisting municipal staff and elected officials navigate the sometimes treacherous transition between politics and storm water management.  Noteworthy projects include TMDL master planning and wetland rehabilitation in the City of Watertown, stream channel daylighting in the Village of Mukwonago, replacement of a storm water pump station in the Village of Waterford and stream bank stabilization in the City of Greenfield.  Steve is married with two children, ages 10 and 13, and can be found fishing in his spare time.

E-mail: Steve Wurster

  Laura Rozumalski, PE, Vice Chair

Laura is owner and president of FreshWater Engineering LLC in Madison, WI. She is a technical expert in multi-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling, stormwater green infrastructure design, waterways restoration, sediment transport, and H&H modeling. Her high level responsibilities include project management, construction oversight, fieldwork, and building and managing client relationships. A recognized leader who delivers results.

E-mail: Laura Rozumalski

  Kristen Belan, PE, CFM, Secretary
Kristen Belan is a project manager in the Municipal Services Division at R.A. Smith National in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Kristen grew up in Mukwonago, Wisconsin (when it was mostly farm fields), and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering in 1994. Her first job was as a consulting engineer for private residential development, which she quickly realized that it wasn’t at all what she wanted to do. So within a few months after graduating from UWP, she enrolled in the Milwaukee School of Engineering and attended graduate school in Environmental Engineering while continuing to work full-time in private development for a few years and then as a municipal engineering consultant for a few more years more until she finally graduated with a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 2002. By the time she graduated from MSOE, however, most of what she had studied (site remediation) was no longer a skill in high-demand (locally), and many of the funding sources for that type of work were drying up (PECFA, Superfund, etc…). So she continued working as a municipal engineering consultant and has grown to love every aspect of it, except for the evening meetings (Kristen is an early to bed, early to rise kind of person). Although she may not ever use her graduate degree (let’s face it, if you don’t use it you lose it), going to school full-time while working full-time taught her the time management skills she uses in her current role as a project manager. Kristen is excited to use her management skills in her role as the new WAFSCM secretary. Kristen is a data junkie and research fanatic, and is even a little obsessive when it comes to organization, which is why her job as an engineering project manager is a good fit for her. She has even been known to say that if she could “swim” in data, she would. In order for her to solve a problem, she must first immerse herself in the details through thinking, reading, feeling, cutting/pasting, and even coloring before she can organize it into something meaningful. Kristen once bought modeling clay and built a model of a river reach to figure out how a contractor could construct the proposed improvements. We all know how challenging construction staging and access can be. Kristen still lives in Mukwonago with her husband and youngest son (she has two grown sons as well). Although she has an adventurous spirit and would like to try living somewhere new, she will likely remain in Mukwonago for a while to care for her aging parents who live close by and also to allow her son to remain in the same school district through high school graduation. After that, she is looking forward to spreading her wings a little…and maybe even a lot!

E-mail: Kristen Belan

 Minal_Hahm_sm Minal Hahm, PE, CFM, Treasurer
Minal Hahm is a Principal Engineer at M Squared Engineering, LLC, located in Cedarburg, WI. She has eighteen (18) years of experience in civil engineering including Hydrologic and Hydraulic analysis (H&H), stormwater management system design and analysis, roadway/highway infrastructure design, recreational facilities design, residential and industrial land development, agency permitting, regulatory permitting, and public works design. Her career experience includes both the public and private sectors. Prior to starting M Squared, she was with Lake County Stormwater Management where she served as the Permit Engineer. Her experience in both Illinois and Wisconsin keeps her involved with both WAFSCM as well as IAFSM. M Squared continues to serve the public and private sectors in both Wisconsin and Illinois. Some major clients include the Illinois Medical District, MMSD, WisDOT, WDNR (DOA-DSF), and IDOT. Minal is a member of APWA, WTS, IAFSM, and WAFSCM.

E-mail: Minal Hahm

Ryan Kloth, PE, CFM, Past Chair
Ryan is a Water Resource Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager with Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises, LLC (OTIE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Ryan has twenty (20) years of experience in Water Resource Engineering and Floodplain Management. Ryan’s specific experience includes: Stormwater Management Analysis and Design, Water Control Structure Analysis and Planning, Hydraulic Analysis of rivers and streams, Floodplain Management, Streambank Stabilization Design, Residential and Commercial Land Development, Environmental Permitting, GIS, and Resident Engineering.  Projects of note that Ryan has been involved with include: ProHealth Care Cancer Center in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Kerry Centre-Spring Brook Stream Relocation in Beloit, Wisconsin, Beloit College Center for the Sciences, City of Hartford, Wisconsin TMDL Analysis, Wade House Learning and Visitors Center-Greenbush, Wisconsin, Fort McCoy Adaptive Management Project, and Misawa AFB Stormwater Management Project-MISAWA AFB, Japan.  Ryan has been a member of WAFSCM for almost nine years and has held other positions on the WAFSCM Board including Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair.  Ryan has a wife and two children, in his spare time he enjoys, golf, hunting, guitar, and spending time with friends and family.

E-mail: Ryan Kloth

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Stormwater Management Committee Laura Rozumalski
Floodplain Management Committee Jon Lefers
Coastal Management Committee OPEN
Membership Committee Kristen Balen
Awards Committee Laura Herrick
Annual Conference Committee Laura Rozumalski
Education Committee Minal Hahm
Website Committee Ryan Van Camp
Newsletter Committee Betsy Powers

MEETING MINUTES:

Meeting minutes can be found by clicking here.