Executive Board Members

President - Lucas Billesbach
JEO Consulting Group Inc.
Phone: 402-392-9910

Email: [email protected]

Mr. Billesbach is the Environmental Engineering Department Manager at JEO Consulting Group. Lucas received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2005 and his Master’s in Business Administration from Creighton University in 2010. Lucas is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in Nebraska and Iowa and has a wide range of experience in water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. Lucas was Chair of the Great Plains Conference from 2013 to 2015. Lucas is married to his wife Sarah and has 3 children; Quentin, Lucille, and Evita.

President Elect - Amit Shrivastava
HDR Engineering
Phone: 402-926-7122

Email: [email protected]

Amit Shrivastava

Amit is Project Manager at HDR with 17 years of experience in environmental engineering projects, including water treatment, permitting, wastewater treatment, facility planning, program management and construction management. Amit is registered profressional engineer in NE and SD. Amit received his Master of Science Environmental Engineering degree from University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2001 and Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from Osmania University, India in 1999. Amit was chair of the Great Plains Conference from 2016 to 2018. When not at work, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife Shubhra and twin boys Ari and Veer.

Vice President - George Hunt, Ph.D., PE
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Email: [email protected]

Amit Shrivastava

Dr. George A. Hunt received his B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and an M.E. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, specializing in environmental engineering, from the University of Virginia. His graduate research focused on hydrodynamic and water quality modeling of coastal waters.

Dr. Hunt has over 20 years of professional experience in civil engineering both in engineering consulting firms as well as at state and federal agencies including the North Carolina Division of Water Quality and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most recently, Dr. Hunt was a senior civil engineer at Burns and McDonnell in Omaha, Nebraska and is an assistant profession of practice at the University of Nebraska in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of surface water hydrology, hydrodynamic and water quality modeling, and watershed management. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Iowa and Nebraska.

Past President - Dave Sykora
City of Omaha
Phone: 402-444-3922

Email: [email protected]

David Sykora

Born and raised in Omaha. David attended Creighton Prep and received a Degree in Geography and Environmental Sciences from UNO. David has been with the City of Omaha in Wastewater for 9 yrs and is a Nebraska class IV Wastewater operator. David is currently the Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant superintendent.

When not at work, Dave enjoys fishing, working on cars, and enjoying time with his wife and 5 children.

Federation Delegate - Michael Millius
Phone: 402-xxx-xxx

Email: [email protected]

Mike.Milius Intranet

Mike hads covered a wide range of disciplines with emphasis on water and wastewater engineering projects  Mike graduated from teh University of Nebraska in 1990 with a BS in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas.  Mike serves as a project manager for large multidiscipline projects at Olsson Associates.  In addition to his expertise in water and wastewater treatment design projects, mike has developed extensive experience in treatment plant start-ups, trouble shooting, and operations.


Federation Delegate (Elect) - Scott Aurit
Phone: 402-926-7082

Email: [email protected]

Mike.Milius Intranet

Scott graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Biological Systems Engineering in 1999. He is currently serving as the Wastewater Section Manager at HDR while working on the City of Omaha’s Combined Sewer Overflow Control Program. His combined sewer overflow program and project management experience includes numerous wastewater conveyance projects and oversight of the implementation of wastewater treatment plant improvements, lift station improvements, tunnel projects, large diameter force main projects, and high-rate treatment facilities. He has successfully lead long term control plan basin studies and assisted in the development and implementation of long term control plans. Scott has designed various water/wastewater projects including conveyance sewers, transmission mains, lift stations, water treatment plants, and other related municipal projects.

Scott has served in various roles and committees in NWEA and WEF over the past 15 years, including NWEA president and WEF delegate-at-large. Scott is an active member in the WEF Collection Systems Committee.

Secretary - Brittany Travers
Engineered Equipment Solutions
Phone: 402-880-0321

Email: [email protected]

Britany Travers

Brittany joined Engineered Equipment Solutions (EES) in early 2011 and is the Regional Manager of the Nebraska territory.  EES is a manufacturer’s representative company focusing on water and wastewater process equipment. Prior to that, she worked for 2 years at a rep firm in another territory.  Brittany earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.  Brittany grew up in Columbus, NE and currently lives in Omaha with her husband, Matt, and sons, Hudson and Sullivan.


Treasurer - Marc Rosso
Senior Construction Engineer



Mark Rosso

Marc Rosso currently serves as Treasurer for the NWEA. Marc is a 1990 graduate of the University of Colorado with Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. He has 30 years of experience in civil engineering work in many disciplines. Marc has been heavily involved in association work for NWEA, AWWA and APWA since coming to Lincoln in 2005. He was inducted into the NWEA 5S society in 2017. Early in his career in 1998 he presented at WEFTEC in the small systems track on the Hay Springs, NE Wastewater Land Application project. On the water side he serves as the Vice Chair for the Nebraska Section of AWWA and is also a member of the AWWA Membership Engagement and Development Committee.

NWOD Delegate - Jeff Tiemann
Phone: 402-990-8303

Email: [email protected]


Jeff TiemannBio coming soon..

Director-at-Large - Jeremy Walker
Phone: 402-458-5657

Email: [email protected]

Jeremy Walker

As a senior engineer for Olsson’s Water/Wastewater team, Jeremy leads a wide range of water resource recovery projects. His Olsson tenure began in 2005. He is a 2018 alumnus of WEF’s Water Leadership Institute. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska and Iowa.

A lifelong Nebraska resident, Jeremy resides in Lincoln with his wife Melissa and sons Sullivan and Carson..

Director-at-Large - Blake Birkel
JEO Consulting Group
Phone: 402-934-3680

Email: [email protected]

Jeremy Walker

Blake is the Water Infrastructure Group Leader at JEO Consulting Group with 14 years of experience working on a variety of drinking water and wastewater projects. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Environmental Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. Since joining the NWEA in 2007, he has served on a multiple committees for the association including the Great Plains Conference, Membership, Publications, Scott Wilbur Award and Young Professionals.

Blake was born in Columbus (NE) and currently resides in Omaha with his wife (Andrea) and three children (Hannah, Halle and Mason)..