CDW Names Bill Betters Chief Operating Officer
CDW is excited to announce that William Betters, PG, LSP has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Hired in 2014 as Director of Environmental Services, Bill brought his leadership skills to organizing and managing CDW's multidisciplinary team servicing the Keolis Commuter Rail Task Order Contract as well as other high-profile and complex projects and client accounts.
Bill is active daily in staff mentoring and client management with a calm and steady demeanor. He develops effective internal teams and maintains a strong network of external partners for the successful completion of private sector and government transportation and infrastructure projects. Bill has always made CDW, its clients, and its staff a priority. He has been a CDW shareholder since 2017.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth Sciences with a Physics Minor from Salem State College, and a Masters in Geology from Boston College. He is a Professional Geologist in NH, and a Licensed Site Professional in Massachusetts.
With his strong business knowledge gained over the course of his 30+ years in the industry and his technical and scientific expertise, he is uniquely qualified to expand his role as COO. As COO, Bill will oversee the activities of each of CDW’s technical departments, including maintaining operational excellence, helping drive the strategic and marketing plans forward, helping mitigate risk, and working to improve existing procedures and controls.
Congratulations, Bill. We look forward to CDW’s and your continued success!
Summer Interns Join the Team
CDW President & CEO Kathy Campbell welcomes this summer's interns Mira and Dan to the team! They will help us support our municipal services clients with a variety of hands-on projects. Working with the next generation of talent is a win for all involved. Have a great summer; learn lots!
2023 WTS Annual Conference Held in Atlanta
Shown in the photo at the right are members of the Executive Women's Roundtable -- always one of the networking highlights of the WTS Annual Conference. The theme of the 2023 conference held in Atlanta was The Great Intersection: Transportation and Equity. CDW President & CEO Kathy Campbell attended from the WTS-Boston Chapter which named CDW Employer of the Year in 2021.
CDW Invited to MBTA's First DBE Program Networking Event
Thanks to the MBTA for hosting its first Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Networking on May 5. Providing a space and time for prime contractors and DBEs to meet in person to discuss teaming opportunities is a great step toward increasing the number of DBEs on MBTA projects. In action here is CDW's Kathy Campbell, PE, LSP, LEED AP, ENV SP with Brian Vaillancourt of AECOM. Thanks, too, to American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) for supporting the event. Big success -- let's make this an annual event!
CDW Invited to MBTA's First DBE Program Networking Event
WBE's Showcased at Engineering Diversity Networking Forum RI
CDW President & CEO Kathy Campbell chatted with AECOM's Bob Fagone, Senior Program Director, New England Transportation, during the Engineering Diversity Networking Forum in Providence, RI, April 27. The casual meet-and-greet format allowed RI Certified DBE/WBE/MBE to discuss future teamings with engineering firms, prime consultants, and state and federal agencies. CDW holds certifications throughout New England as well as New York and California.
Thanks to The RI Department of Administration Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (RIDOA-DEDI), Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC-RI) and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS-RI) for sponsoring!
CDW Hosts SWEP-MA Networking Event at Framingham Office
CDW is delighted to be hosting the Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP-MA) at our Framingham office for an evening of networking and discussion. The topic will be Dr. Valerie Young's TED talk "Thinking your way out of imposter syndrome".
SWEP is a national non-profit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, engineering, business, and policy. CDW encourages its employees to join professional organizations to further their careers and understanding of the industry.
CDW Hosts Booth at SAME Small Business Event
More than 300 members and friends attended the SAME Boston Post's 20th Annual Contract Opportunities & Small Business Showcase at the Westin Waltham. CDW's Betsy Lawson and Kathy Campbell enjoyed hosting a booth and engaging with sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, and speakers who made the event such a success.
CDW Employees Support Variety of Organizations for Holiday Giving
Celebrating the diversity of our staff, CDW's charitable giving this season matched employees' donations dollar for dollar to the organizations they choose to support. These organizations included: YW Boston; Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg, Greater Boston Food Bank, Ladybug Love, Keefe Tech Boosters Club, Convivium Musicum, and Boston GLASS -- Justice Resource Institute's support of LGBTQ+ youth of color.
EBC Winter Garden Party a Festive Tradition
Always a pleasure for CDW to help sponsor the annual Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc. Winter Garden Party. Kicking off the holiday season with good cheer and festive networking were CDW atendees (left to right): Brian Miller, Sue Cahalan, Alyssa King, Kathy Campbell, and Betsy Lawson.
CDW extends warm holiday wishes to all.
Sue Cahalan Promoted to Associate
Sue Cahalan started with CDW Consultants 14 years ago, bringing with her skill sets to expand CDW’s Building Sciences Group. Since then, she has been an invaluable asset to our organization. Sue is a reliable take-charge leader who ably navigates tight deadlines and project challenges with dedication, organization, and creativity. Her technical and technological fluency go hand in hand with her engaging people skills and educational know-how. Her expertise in connecting a deep knowledge of sustainability and geological sciences to complex projects are often in demand, and she is widely published. In addition to her work at CDW consultants, she serves as a conservation commission co-chair working on wetland and resiliency projects. She holds a BA in Business Management from North Adams State College, a BS in Geology and Marine Science from Northeastern University and an ALM in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University DCE, where she still is a part time lead graduate teaching assistant.
Bryant Dana joins the Environmental Services Division
Bryant Dana is a 2021 graduate of Westfield State University in Westfield, MA, with a Bachelor of Science degree. Double majoring in Environmental Science and Regional Planning, he was also a 4-year Dean's List and Student Athlete Honor Roll student. He joined the CDW's field services team of the Environmental Services Division where he is rapidly exposed to the variety of important services we offer to our clients. Bryant is also looking forward to expanding his skills with asbestos inspector training to support our building sciences group. Welcome to the team Bryant!
Kathy Campbell at SAME Boston Post Small Business Event
The Society of American Military Engineers hosted its Small Business Commitee event on CPAR ratings and federal government contracting. Featured speakers included Kim Nelson on small business, Dave Heislein on the US Army Corps, and Mike Berl on NAVFAC.
Brian Miller Promoted to Associate
Brian Miller joined CDW as an environmental scientist in 1998 and became a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) in 2007. Over the years, he has worked with scores of public and private entities to assess and clean up contaminated properties of all sizes and complexities. Brian's expertise includes helping clients to navigate the Massachusetts Contingency Plan as well as to support permitting and hazardous materials assessments. He often serves as CDW’s liaison at key construction projects where communication between all parties is critical for success. The strong relationships Brian has forged with clients and colleagues alike speak to his responsiveness and resolve to see projects through to completion. Congratulation Brian on your well-deserved promotion to Associate.
CDW Now Certified as a DBE in Vermont
We're happy to announce the expansion of our established presence as a Disadvandaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firm in New England to the state of Vermont.
Besides Vermont, CDW is proud to be certified as a DBE in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, and California, and as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.
CDW Invited to Exhibit at Keolis's First DBE Fair
CDW participated in the first Keolis Commuter Services Diversity Fair highlighting DBE firms ready and available to support the railroad sector. Thanks to KCS leaders Stephan Oehler (left) and Andrew Jacobs (right) for stopping by the CDW booth staffed by CDW President & CEO Kathy Campbell and Marketing Manager Betsy Lawson. Keolis partnered with the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council in hosting this B2B networking event. We're already looking forward to next year.
Woo Sox Outing a New Seasonal Favorite
Good thing the conversation and camaraderie were in high gear at the second (annual?) CDW Employee Summer Baseball Outing to Polar Park. The Durham Bulls put up nine runs in the fifth inning on the way to 16-0 win over the Worcester Red Sox, It became a bullpen game for Worcester, and Durham plated two in the second, nine in the fifth and five in the sixth, all on the way to the home team's worst loss of the season. Oh well! We'll cheer the local team on again next year!
Two Join the Environmental Services Division
Rayssa Fonte (photo at right) is a 2022 graduate in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She joins CDW full time as an Engineering Assistant with the Environmental group. In 2021 Rayssa served as an assistant resident engineer for CDW for the CDM Smith Kingston project. Welcome back!
Also joining the CDW team for the summer is Nicole Biagioni. A 2022 graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Nicole will intern at CDW before she heads off in the Fall for graduate school in meteorology.
Quinn Moore is CDW's Newest Hire
Quinn Moore is a 2022 graduate of College of the Holy Cross in Worcester with a Bachelors' degree in Environmental Science. He joins the CDW field services team of the Environmental Services Division and is rapidly learning the variety of critical tasks we perform for our clients to help them achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.
Come Visit Us at Our New Office in Framingham
CDW continues to adapt and respond to the changing needs of our clients and employees. Our new Framingham office allows for more collaborative work spaces when staff are in person as well as hybrid options for remote work from home or the the job site. We're conveniently located off the Mass Pike and Route 9. Happy to give you a tour!
CDW Consultants, Inc.
4 California Avenue, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone number remains the same: 508-875-2657
CDW Sponsors Joint EBC & SWEP Forum with DEP Leadership
CDW was proud to help sponsor the annual Leadership Series with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) on April 13. The program was co-hosted by the Environmental Business Council of New England together with the Society of Women Environmental Professionals – Massachusetts Chapter. MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg was the keynote speaker and he highlighted the programs and priorities of the four regional DEP offices as well as the headquarters.
Alyssa King Joins CDW Team as Program Manager
Alyssa joins the Environmental Services Division with 10+ years of diverse experience in environmental consulting and lab services. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from UMass-Amherst and has developed expertise in the preparation of Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) documents, ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, estimating and proposals, soil disposal coordination, and subcontractor field oversight. She has jumped right in at CDW assisting with Keolis compliance services, and is tracking the various services CDW performs on the many existing and incoming House Doctor and Master Services Agreements. Welcome to the team, Alyssa!
Continuing the Discussion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
CDW employees participated in a lively, challenging discussion of how diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) impacts the environmental field. The virtual event was hosted by the Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP). DEI impacts every business through workforce, customers, suppliers, marketing and environmental health and safety (EHS) concerns, and is an ongoing priority for CDW.
Committed to our Communities
CDW is pleased to present the proceeds its 2021 charitable giving drive to the Greater Boston Food Bank. Employee contributions were matched dollar for dollar by CDW. Feedback from employees and clients alike has been heart-warming – we all want to be part of the solution to end food insecurity in our communities. Last year, 117 million pounds of healthy food passed through the GBFB Distribution Center in South Boston for sorting and then was delivered to food pantries, soup kitchens, meal programs at senior centers, and more than 600 partner agencies across Eastern Massachusetts. Thank you GBFB for all you do toward your bold mission to end hunger here.
In early December, we were able to celebrate the holiday season together with a festive luncheon and gift swap. Recent news of the rapid rise of COVID-19 variant Omicron is concerning to all and CDW is taking it very seriously. We remain committed to the health and safety of all our clients, our communities, and to the well being of our staff and their families. All employees are fully vaccinated and incorporating best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. We're here to help -- and to get the job done safely. Stay smart and healthy everyone!
CDW Named WTS-Boston Employer of the Year
CDW is thrilled to be named the 2021 Employer of the Year by the Boston Chapter of WTS. CDW offers all employees opportunities to advance their careers and knowledge through encouraging active participation in WTS and other organizations, including serving in leadership positions on committees and boards. This happens because senior staff are themselves active WTS members, including CDW President Kathy Campbell.
Proud to be a Sponsor for WTS Scholarship Golf Fundraiser
Great weather and good spirits abounded at the annual WTS-Boston Annual Golf Outing at Stow Country Club. The event raises money for the WTS Scholarship Program for women pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. Read about the 2021 winners.
Doing the Heavy Lifting!
CDW field staff are busy transporting geotechnical rock cores to MWRA's Deer Island for testing and analysis. This is infrastructure resilience from the ground up! Summer 2021 has been an extremely busy time for CDW. To keep pace, we've hired new staff including interns from UMass-Boston and UMass-Lowell. Check out our Careers page for additional opportunities.
CDW President Elected to SAME Boston Post Board
CDW President Kathy Campbell was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Boston Post. She will serve a three-year term for this prestigious organization, during which the Post will turn 100 years old!
CDW Partners with UMass Boston in Federal Internship Program
CDW welcomes Phu Dao, the company’s first junior environmental scientist hired through the Federal Work‐Study Internship Program (FWSIP) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The initiative provides academically/career‐related opportunities for college students to work in a professional industry while pursuing their studies. A Boston native majoring in biology, Phu will be mentored by Christine Walsh, project manager at CDW, in the areas of environmental assessment and wetlands permitting for water supply projects. Their first virtual training session was all smiles!
Conversations with Kathy & Liz ... Interactive SWEP Event
CDW's Kathy Campbell and Elizabeth Krol from EBI Consulting hosted an interactive discussion about how women can best define their career path, find opportunities despite challenges, and develop and leverage their network for success in the environmental consulting. The event was hosted by the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Massachusetts (SWEP-MA). The mission of SWEP is to encourage and promote the leadership, achievement, professional and personal development of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, engineering, business, and policy.
Exploring how organizations can proceed with more intentional anti-racism work
CDW employees have accepted the invitation to join in the virtual conversation on Thursday, February 11 at 10:30am: "Becoming part of the solution" to explore how individuals and organizations can proceed with more intentional anti-racism work. Three fundamental questions will be explored: What is racism? Why should everyone be more concerned about it? What can we do to eradicate it? Consider joining in, too.
Giving Back to the Communities We Serve
We're grateful to CDW employees who generously supported CAPIC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund this holiday season. CAPIC is a grassroots non-profit that provides emergency assistance to families in Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. We're proud of the work our employees have done in these communities over the years. Now CDW is proud to match their contributions.
New Waltham High School Breaks Ground
CDW’s environmental engineering team has been hard at work behind the scenes to prepare for the groundbreaking at the new Waltham High School. Great project. Great team!
President Kathy Campbell is certified as Envision© Sustainability Professional
CDW is proud to announce that Kathy Campbell has become certified as an Envision© Sustainability Professional! Envision© is a comprehensive sustainability rating system using social, economic, and environmental criteria directly to the planning, design, construction, and long-term operation of physical civil infrastructure.
New Website and Logo Launched for 30th Anniversary
We're pleased to announce the launch of our new logo and website. Thank you to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and President of the Senate Karen E. Spilka for helping us celebrate. The Citation reads -- In Recognition of 30 years providing civil and environmental engineering services that improve the resilience of our Massachusetts communities.
A Whale of a Good Time
Responding to the realities of COVID-19, CDW did not throw a large and festive 30th anniversary party as planned. Rather, we recognized the momentous achievement by treating employees and their families to an afternoon of whale watching that offered spectacular sightings.
SAME Celebrates its Centenary
CDW has been a proud member of the SAME Boston Post for 10 years and we’re happy to be part of the national organization’s 100th celebration. Founded in 1920, the Society of American Military Engineers builds leaders and leads collaboration among government and industry to develop multi-disciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.
CDW is pleased to be teaming with Perkins Eastman for the renovations and construction at Boston Arts Academy. Housed in a former warehouse across from Fenway Park that is over 100 years old, the BAA is Boston's only public high school for the visual and performing arts.
Christine Walsh Joins as Environmental Services Project Manager
Join us in welcoming Christine Walsh as Project Manager within CDW’s Environmental Services Division. Christine earned her M.S. in Environmental Science & Policy from Clark University and has years of experience managing assessment and remediation projects in New England. Her skills and experience will be used to manage multi-site environmental assessment and permitting projects for a major water utility. Great to have you aboard!
Turning Grief into Action
CDW, together with its employees, is making a financial contribution to support YWBoston.org, a Boston organization working every day to eliminate racism and bring equity and opportunity to people of color in our communities.
Charlie Shepherd Retires from Civil Engineering Team
What a great project manager, coworker, and friend Charlie Shepherd has been to so many over the years. Most Friday afternoons he'd be the last to leave the office or job site. It's just not going to be the same without you. Happy retirement, Charlie!
Our Work is Essential
CDW provides essential services and has been operating continuously throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We are steadfast in our continued commitment to all of our clients, and to the well-being of our staff and their families. All of our remote systems are in place and there continues to be no noticeable difference to services. Stay healthy everyone!