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Christine Ballard Named NJBIZ Best 50 Women In Business

May 7, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – T&M Associates, a leading national engineering and technical services consulting company, announced that Vice President and Water Resources Regional Practice Leader Christine Ballard has been named one of NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business. Each year, an independent panel of judges recognize 50 exemplary female executives across a wide array of sectors. Winners are acknowledged for their professional success, community involvement and advocacy for women. NJBIZ will honor each nominee at an awards reception and ceremony on March 19 at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ. Additionally, the group was highlighted in the publication’s March 2018 issue.

Throughout the past 15 years of her career, Ballard has tackled – and succeeded at resolving – challenges related to New Jersey’s infrastructure crisis. As a water resources leader, Ballard continuously works to improve the state’s current water system to ensure safe and accessible drinking water for residents. Ballard’s management style is to lead by example and to offer hands-on support to her team. Together, they work to improve the safety, reliability, and administrative oversight of water infrastructure. As a result, they develop updated water and wastewater management plans and utility improvement plans that comply with the Water Quality Accountability Act and work well into the future.

Ballard is intimately tied to local communities and plays an indispensable role as Asbury Park’s City Engineer, Eatontown’s Sewerage Authority Engineer and the consulting engineer for several other public utilites. Her experience includes design and inspection of water distribution systems, water treatment plans and pumping stations, as well as design and contract administration for sanitary sewer pump stations, force mains and sanitary sewer gravity lines.

“Being honored as one of NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business is an accomplishment that Christine can rightly add to her portfolio of extraordinary achievements,” said Gary Dahms T&M’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Not only is Christine an asset to our firm, but she is highly regarded for her advocacy efforts toward the clean, safe drinking water that she believes New Jersey residents should always enjoy. Thank you, NJBIZ for recognizing the impact that Christine has made throughout the state.”

As a trusted mentor and role model, Ballard strives to inspire young women to explore and advance within the field of engineering. She is the founder of T&M’s Young Professionals Group, a career development program for young professionals, and an advocate for the company’s Project Lead the Way program, which supports STEM education in high schools through classroom presentations. Ballard also participates in T&M’s “Operation Outreach” volunteer community service program.

Ballard earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and received her Master of Science in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a board member/water committee member for the Association of Environmental Authorities (AEA). Ballard is also heavily involved with the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Water for People Committee. She resides in Middletown, NJ.

About T&M Associates
T&M Associates is a full-service environmental, engineering and transportation consulting company committed to dependable, results-driven service that spans industries and communities nationwide. With its headquarters in Middletown, NJ, the company is consistently recognized by national and local trade organizations for project excellence, including ranking in the top half of Engineering News Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms and in the top 150 on their list of Top Environmental Firms in the US. T&M’s tagline, “Your Goals. Our Mission.” encapsulates its commitment to develop effective, creative and timely strategies and solutions to achieve its public and private clients’ business objectives. T&M employs a team of 350 business and technical professionals and operates from 19 office locations throughout California, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.tandmassociates.com/.