Nitsch Engineering Announces Three New Certified Floodplain Managers

Nitsch Engineering is pleased to announce that three of our Professional Engineers have earned the designation of Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM): Chief Engineer Sandra A. Brock, PE, LEED AP BD+C; Project Manager Anthony Donato, PE, LEED AP; and Senior Project Engineer Aaron A. Gallagher, PE, LEED AP BD+C.

Floodplain management has become increasingly important as flood disaster losses have increased. According to the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), CFMs use their knowledge and abilities to “help reduce the nation’s flood losses and protect and enhance the natural resources and functions of its floodplains.” In passing the CFM certification exam, Ms. Brock, Mr. Donato, and Mr. Gallagher each proved their knowledge of floodplain management, including topics such as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a community’s responsibilities, floodplain mapping, coastal flooding, regulatory standards and procedures, flood insurance, flood hazard mitigation, and natural and beneficial functions (e.g., wetlands).

About the Certified Floodplain Manager Program

The Association of State Floodplain Managers established the national program for professional certification of floodplain managers in 1998, following five years of research. The program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhance the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain managers. For more information on the CFM program, visit