Board of Advisors
Rhonda Harris, (BS CE '84)
President, South Central Region
MBA, Southern Methodist University
BSCE, University of Texas at Arlington, 1984
Rhonda Harris has a broad range of experience in municipal utility planning, design engineering, construction, operations and management. Her firm, PRO-OPS, provides management and operations consulting services for environmental systems and facilities, including water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste. Her primary focus has been on water and wastewater operations management, administration and training.
Ms. Harris has been a consultant for municipal water operations in locations ranging from Hawaii to Florida. Here in North Texas, she worked with the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and implement storm water treatment regulations, including the development of operating permits for major municipal entities such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Irving, Arlington, Garland and Mesquite. She was the project engineer and project manager for a new City of Dallas treatment plant that processed 300 million gallons of wastewater a day.
Ms. Harris is a registered Professional Engineer and holds certificates for water and wastewater operations and training. She has been an active participant in several professional organizations, including president of the Water Environment Association of Texas and of the national Water Environment Federation. She has received numerous national and international awards for her professional activities.