STV Appoints Chris Haney, P.E., as New National Water Operating Group President
ATLANTA, GA – STV, a professional services firm that plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across North America, today announced that Chris Haney, P.E., has joined the firm as the national water operating group president. In this role, Haney will work with STV leadership to expand the firm’s water practice across North America. Haney will use his industry knowledge and experience to tap into new opportunities, scale the practice and position the firm as a powerhouse player in the market.
“Chris brings a wealth of industry knowledge and business development expertise to this expanding market at STV,” said Greg Kelly, P.E., president and CEO at STV. “Water is a fundamental part of our lives and Chris will help develop generational solutions for this crucial resource in the communities we serve.”
Haney has nearly 30 years of experience in the water industry, with a track record for building dynamic teams and delivering award-winning projects for major water and wastewater utilities and agencies. During the past 20 years, he has served in various leadership roles leveraging effective strategies and technical expertise to rapidly grow new business lines and geographies while leading clients through some of their most challenging projects and programs. His expertise includes water and wastewater treatment with an emphasis in resource recovery and applications of new technologies, alternative delivery, sustainability and resiliency.
Haney received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in Georgia, Florida and Texas. He is an active member of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Georgia Association of Water Professionals and ACEC Georgia. He also serves on the Water Tower Research Advisory Committee. He will be based in metro Atlanta, where STV has three local offices.
The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), the single largest federal investment in water infrastructure in U.S. history, and other forms of public and private funding are driving a generational transformation of the sector. As part of its 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, STV is expanding its industry markets, services and geographic footprint to meet the needs of current and future clients.
STV has extensive experience with water and wastewater infrastructure in Texas, the Carolinas, New York and across the U.S. In Austin, STV served as lead designer for the rehabilitation and improvement of the South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, one of the city’s two major municipal treatment facilities. In Dallas, STV converted the Central Regional Wastewater System’s grit removal basins to higher-capacity vortex basins. In San Antonio, STV provided a full suite of design and construction management services for the Vista Ridge Regional Supply Project (VRRSP), the largest public-private partnership (P3) water project in North America at the time of its completion. In Charlotte, STV’s design of sewer lines for the Little Sugar Creek Tributary garnered an Honor Award from the North Carolina chapter of ACEC.
Founded in 1912, STV is a leading national infrastructure-focused professional services firm, providing engineering, architectural, planning, environmental, program management and construction management services for transportation systems, buildings, water, energy and other facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has more than 55 offices across North America. The firm is ranked 37th in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms survey and is 11th in its transportation category. In 2022, STV signed the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) Pledge, becoming one of the first architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms to commit to advancing equity in infrastructure. Learn more at stvinc.com.