Emily Basalla, PE, CFM

Wisconsin Regional Director

Previously serving as Southern Wisconsin Area Manager, Ms. Basalla elevated to the role of Wisconsin Regional Director in 2023. She has been with the firm since graduation from the University of Missouri – Columbia in late 2003. Ms. Basalla leads a group of professionals by focusing on delivering quality work while promoting efficiencies through software and technologies. She understands the importance of emerging technologies and encourages ideas and innovation from all employees. As a function of this core belief, Emily also assisted in the implementation and compliance of Civil 3d standards for her area.

Emily has a strong background as a project manager with experience in civil, environmental, and municipal engineering projects. She takes a creative approach to every project with the goal of integrating functional roadway, drainage, and storm sewer designs with sustainable solutions in a community context. Ms. Basalla provides comprehensive solutions to drainage conveyance and maintenance issues, including permitting, with minimal community disruption. Ms. Basalla has experience in stormwater design, green infrastructure, water main relocations, sanitary sewer design, wastewater treatment processes, pavement replacement, and roadway widening projects.

Emily’s experience in municipal engineering has made her well versed in development reviews, floodplain management, and the NPDES permitting processes. Her knowledge, experience, and tenacity ensure all needs are met and the municipality will experience a smooth and consistent delivery of projects. Ms. Basalla is a Certified Floodplain Manager with a proven level of expertise in floodplain mapping, national and state level requirements, and the administrative procedures necessary for viable community floodplain management. Her approach to engineering is to protect public health and safety and improve the quality of the community while preserving the natural environment.