Friday, August 31, 2012

DWSD Hires General Manager for Wastewater Operations Group

Wendy R. Barrott has been hired by DWSD to serve as General Manager for the Wastewater Operations Group, which includes the City of Detroit’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is not a new position. 

Wendy Barrott
Ms. Barrott is expected to take the lead in administering Air Emissions (incinerators, emergency generators), and Residuals Disposal Management (disposal of grit, bio-solids, screenings, grease, and rubbish). She will also assist in the further development and implementation of the Department’s Green Infrastructure plans.  As General Manager, Ms. Barrott will report to the Assistant Director for Wastewater Operations, Sam Smalley  

Prior to joining DWSD, Ms. Barrott served in 2011 as the City of Ann Arbor’s Community Energy Coordinator, and helped implement the City’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program (read more here, and here). 

Prior to her work in Ann Arbor, Ms. Barrott worked as the Director of Energy and Environmental Services for the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana (2006-2010); as the Board Administrator to the Detroit Area Regional Transportation Authority (DARTA) (2004); and as the Director of Air Quality for the Wayne County Department of the Environment (1997-2003). 

Ms. Barrott began her professional career at General Motors in 1983 where she worked as an engineer responsible for environmental compliance, permitting, and plant operations issues. Ms. Barrott held various positions with GM between 1983 and 1997, including Superintendent of Environmental Operations. 

Ms. Barrott holds both a B.S. and M.A. in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University (1983) and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and was awarded a Smart Growth Leadership Certificate from the University of Maryland.

Ms. Barrott has two LinkedIn Profiles (here and here).

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