Walz is a senior water resources engineer at Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design, and construction management firm. Based in its corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa., he provides quality assurance and independent technical review on dam, water resources, and geotechnical projects. He has made significant contributions as a principal designer or team leader on more than 60 major dam projects.

“This lifetime honor for Art could not be more well-deserved,” said William B. Bingham, P.E., vice president and national practice leader for the Dams Practice at Gannett Fleming. “Throughout his career, Art has worked tirelessly to further dam safety and continues to serve as a tremendous resource and mentor to both our firm and the dam industry.”

Walz is a registered professional engineer and holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master of science in geotechnical engineering from the University of California – Berkeley. As a former president and active member of USSD, he also serves the profession through his involvement with ASDSO, SAME, and the international-commission-on-large-dams, where he was a vice president.