Judy Nitsch was the founding principal of Nitsch Engineering, and retired on April 1, 2020. Her work over her 40+ year career in the civil engineering field focused on the design and management of site development and infrastructure-related projects. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Judy has been a Registered Professional Engineer in 27 states and is currently registered in 11 states. She received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from WPI in 2015, and an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2010.

Judy is a Peer in the U.S. General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program. Additionally, she is in her third term as a member of the U.S. Department of State Overseas Building Operations Industry Advisory Group.

Judy served on the Board of Directors of CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women) for five years and was the 2014 President of this national organization. Watch an interview with Judy about her involvement with CREW Network and its value for the industry here. She has also served as President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts and President of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE.

Judy currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Boston Architectural College. In 1989, she was elected the first alumna member to WPI’s Board of Trustees; she served as Chair of the Facilities and Campus Infrastructure Committee for 16 years. Judy serves on the board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and is co-chair of its Real Estate Development Committee. She is a Trustee of Eastern Bank, a member of the ULI Boston Advisory Board, and a Fellow of ACEC, ASCE, SWE, and SMPS.