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Tighe & Bond announces promotions for five team members


Jan. 30, 2014
<b>Briony Angus </b><p><i>Reminder Publications submitted photo

Briony Angus

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WESTFIELD – Last month, Tighe & Bond promoted five employees who have demonstrated exceptional performance, client service and leadership. This includes three who have been promoted to Associate within the firm’s Stock Ownership Program: Briony Angus, AICP, Susan Guswa, P.E., and David Popielarczyk, P.E.

Angus, a project manager who joined Tighe & Bond’s Westfield office in 2008, is an environmental and land use planner with 15 years of experience managing development projects that require approvals from local, state and federal regulatory agencies. She serves as the firm’s Renewable Energy Market Champion, and provides expert guidance to clients on regulatory, technical, policy, and financing issues related to renewable energy projects. In addition, she is a frequent presenter on renewable energy topics at conferences throughout New England.

A certified land use planner, Angus is a member of the American Planning Association, and the chair of the Amherst Conservation Commission. She has a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.

Guswa, a senior engineer who joined Tighe & Bond’s Westfield office in 2003, has more than 18 years of experience. She serves as a project manager and design engineer for major wastewater upgrades throughout New England, and is Tighe & Bond’s Wastewater Technical Practice Group Leader. In addition, she is the chair of the Program Committee and past chair of the Plant Operations Committee for the New England Water Environment Association. Her expertise includes wastewater, reclaimed water, and stormwater with a focus on comprehensive planning, treatment and nutrient removal.

Guswa holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. She is a member of the Water Environment Federation and the New England Water Environment Association.

Popielarczyk, a senior engineer who joined Tighe & Bond’s Westfield office in 1986, has more than 27 years of experience in the planning, evaluation, design, and construction management of water resources and wastewater projects. His expertise includes hydraulics, sewer system studies, infiltration/inflow evaluations and pipeline design. He has developed cost-effective solutions to the water and wastewater needs of clients ranging from small, local communities to large water/wastewater utilities throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. He also serves on the Collection System Committee for the New England Water Environment Association.

Popielarczyk received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the New England Water Works Association, the New England Water Environment Association, and the Water Environment Federation.

In addition to these new associates, Tighe & Bond promoted two other staff into the firm’s Stock Ownership Program as new members: Gary Roberts, an environmental scientist in Westfield, and Joseph Persechino, P.E., LEEP AP, a project manager in the firm’s Portsmouth, N.H., office.



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