Mark Lenz Appointed Vice President and Buffalo Operations Manager
(BUFFALO, NY – June 5, 2023) – Mark Lenz, PE has joined Hazen and Sawyer as Vice President and Operations Manager for the Firm’s new Buffalo, NY office.
For well over two decades, Mark has focused on improving quality of life for local communities through the planning, design, and construction oversight of municipal drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and water resiliency improvements. Leveraging the creative and technical skills of project and client teams, he has led the planning, design, and implementation of more than $10 billion of improvements to municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities across more than 30 states and several continents.
Mark has worked closely with wastewater utilities to develop and prioritize Long-Term Control Plans to reduce combined sewer overflows and has also guided drinking water utilities through regulatory changes, including the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, Stage 2 D/DBP Rule, AWIA (Risk & Resilience Assessments and ERPs), and Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. His collaborative approach has facilitated negotiations with stakeholders and regulatory bodies, resulting in cost-effective measures to enhance water quality while ensuring affordable rates for residents.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to the Hazen team. We see him as playing a key role in continuing to build upon our current successes while growing our Northeast Region footprint,” said Peter Young, Hazen Northeast Regional Manager. “In addition, his depth of experience and capabilities will assist us with the successful management, execution, and delivery of various large water and wastewater infrastructure projects across other regions as well, helping us meet our clients' future project needs nationwide.”
Mark shared, “I am very excited about the opportunities here at Hazen. I am eager to collaborate with Hazen experts across the country, exchanging ideas and techniques as we create sustainable water and wastewater solutions that solve our clients’ challenges and serve as the backbone for our communities to thrive today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.”
Mark has both an MS and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. He is active in several industry associations, including the Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association.