HR Green Welcomes Leigh Thomas as a Regional Manager for Water and Wastewater
Leigh has 30 years of experience in water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse systems for infrastructure monitoring and assessments, asset management, modeling, master planning, rehabilitation, risk prioritization, design, method selection and specification development, construction management, and regulatory compliance.
In this role, Leigh will oversee business practices, business development/marketing, and delivery for all HR Green Water Business Line services in Central Texas. She will be instrumental in the I-35 corridor from the Dallas Metroplex to South Texas. Leigh will also provide cross-geography support with her vast technical depth of knowledge and experience gained in serving clients’ infrastructure needs throughout Texas and the nation throughout her career.
“I am honored to join HR Green in part due to its mission of “Building Communities, Improving Lives” with a proven legacy of growth and excellence for over 110 years. Joining an established team of multi-disciplined professionals eager to accept and pioneer through the immense challenges facing our nation’s infrastructure is exactly what energizes me and the team I will be expanding.”
Leigh earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed professional engineer in four states, NASSCO PACP/MACP/LACP certified, and a graduate of the UT Austin Project Management Program.
She is currently serving as Water Environment Federation (WEF) Delegate, is the past President of the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT), past chair of the WEAT Collection Systems Committee, and has served as WEAT Secretary and Member at Large. Leigh has been selected as a Delegate at Large to the WEF House of Delegates (HOD), representing the member constituency of women engineers and water advocates from 2023 to 2026.
She is a past recipient of the WEAT Sidney L. Allison Award, WEF Presidential Service Award, and WEF Arthur Sidney Bedell Award, a WEAT Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (5S) inductee, and a recipient of the WEAT Outstanding Service Award.
Leigh is a published author in the journals of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Water Environment Federation and regularly speaks regionally and nationwide on water and wastewater-related topics.