Visit the CDW Booth at EBCNE's Career Fair March 4
Hiring managers from CDW will be connecting with future environmental and engineering professionals at the Environmental, Energy, and Engineering Career Fair on March 4. Sponsored by the Environmental Business Council of New England, the event promises to attract hundreds of students and recent alumni from a range of environmental and engineering fields and disciplines seeking paid internships and full-time employment. The event takes place at the Hynes Convention Center in Downtown Boston from 4:30-6:30pm. Weren't able to make it? Check out our Careers Page and forward your resume for consideration.
Creating Just and Equitable Transportation Systems
CDW is a proud sponsor of the WTS Boston Chapter. The February WTS luncheon in Boston featured Reggie Ramos speaking about her experiences as the head of Transportation For Massachusetts, a statewide coalition focused on creating just and equitable transportation systems. Prior to joining T4MA in 2023, Ramos served in roles at the MBTA and the Institute for Human Centered Design in Boston, launching expanded Fairmount Line service and free bus projects and contributing to subway, light rail, and commuter rail station design to ensure access for people with disabilities.
CDW Hosts Booth at SAME Small Business Event
More than 300 members and friends attended the SAME Boston Post's Annual Contract Opportunities & Small Business Showcase at the Westin Waltham. CDW's Kathy Campbell and Betsy Lawson enjoyed hosting a booth and engaging with sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, and speakers who made the event such a success.
Season for Giving Back
CDW's charitable giving this season matched employees' donations dollar-for-dollar to the organizations they choose to support. These organizations included: Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg, Greater Boston Food Bank, Ladybug Love, The Second Step, Hydrocephalus Association, Acme Theater Productions, MetroWest Free Medical Program and The Massassachusetts Bail Fund.
Congratulations to CDW Engineering Assistant Rayssa Fonte who was sworn in as a U.S. citizen earlier this month. Rayssa interned at CDW while studying civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She was hired full-time upon graduation in May 2022. In the office she modifies project plans, details, and specifications as needed on AutoCAD Civil 3D. In the field, she has worked as a Resident Observer at a wastewater treatment plant to assist with engineering services during construction, as well as other assignments. Great member of the CDW team!
CDW Exhibits at Second Keolis DBE Fair
CDW was pleased to participate in the Keolis Commuter Services Diversity Fair in Somerville on November 2. The event spotlights DBE firms ready and available to support the railroad sector. The CDW booth was 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 the third annual event!
On-the-job Training for Newest Hires
CDW's newest environmental scientists Mitchell Lockwood (standing) and Trevor Russo (seated, front) are brought up to speed on current projects by Bryant Dana. Since joining CDW in 2022 as an environmental scientist, Dana has been supporting large construction projects, including those for MassDOT, MSBA, and the MBTA. CDW continues to recruit, hire and develop new talent. Visit our Careers page for more information on open positions and how to apply.
It's Back to School for our Summer Interns
What a great summer for CDW to have had the talents and energy of two terrific interns. Daniel is studying civil engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and Mira is majoring in biology at Bates College in Maine.
Are you a college student thinking about a career in environmental or civil engineering? CDW is happy to review your resume for summer or full-semester internships. Visit our Careers page for more information on how to apply.
Employee Appreciation Night at the Woo Sox and Farewell Sendoff
CDW employees and their families and friends were treated to what has become a summer company tradition -- a rainy night Woo Sox game at Polar Park in Worcester! While the teams battled it out on an increasingly soggy field, our group enjoyed food, drink, and camaraderie under the protected section along the left field line. The home team was up 5-2 going into the ninth inning, but with two outs and two strikes on the batter, Scranton rallied with a two-run homer. They continued to score two more runs and take the lead 6 to 5. The Woo Sox remained scoreless in the bottom of the ninth and suffered the loss. There's always next year, however, for another fun corporate outing for all ages!
Thanks to all who participated and a special farewell to Quinn, CDW's intrepid environmental scientist who is moving to Austria for his next adventure. We'll miss you and know that you'll always have a place here at CDW!
Continued Growth for WBEs in Environmental Business Sector
CDW President & CEO Kathy Campbell speaks to the growing importance of WBE firms in the growing environmental business sector both now and, increasingly, in the years ahead as projections are for continued strong growth. Read the full interview in the most recent edition of the Environmental Business Journal. (Reprinted with permission.)
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.