Judith (Judy) Nitsch is the founding principal and chairman of the board at Nitsch Engineering Inc. She is a current member of the Boston Architectural College's Board of Trustees and a former trustee of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Early life and education
Nitsch grew up in western Massachusetts. She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 1975, with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. In 2010, Nitsch received an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In 2015 she received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from WPI.
Nitsch is a founding principal and chairman of the board at Nitsch Engineering, Inc., which is located in Boston. In 2011, Nitsch was named one of CE News Power List professionals for her work in civil engineering.
Service and memberships
In 1989, Nitsch was elected as the first alumna member of WPI's Board of Trustees. For sixteen of her twenty-three years as a member, she was chair of the Facilities and Campus Infrastructure Committee. In this time, WPI constructed the Rubin Campus Center, the LEED-certified Bartlett Center Admissions building, the LEED Gold-certified East Residence Hall, and the LEED Gold-certified Sports and Recreation Center. The Nitsch/Magliozzi Green Roof and the Nitsch/Magliozzi Entrance are named for her and her late husband, Tony Magliozzi.
Nitsch served on the Board of Directors for CREW Network for five years as well as serving as the president in 2014. She was also president of both the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Currently Nitsch serves as the vice-chair of the Boston Architectural College's Board of Trustees. She is also on the board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce where she serves as co-chair of its Real Estate Development Committee. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in 11 states and is a fellow of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
Honors and awards
Nitsch has received the American Society of Civil Engineers' Parcel-Sverdrup Engineering Management Award, Boston Society of Architects Women in Design Award, the Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council's Leading Women Award, the Woman of the Year from the Women's Transportation Seminar-Boston Chapter, and the Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers' Young Engineer Award.
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