Press Release

Elizabeth Savage joins GEI as Senior Water Resource Practice Lead

May 6, 2021

Industry veteran brings unmatched flood mitigation expertise to Texas communities

Dallas, TX (May 5, 2021) – Elizabeth Savage has joined GEI Consultants as a Senior Water Resource Practice Lead. Based in GEI’s Dallas branch, Elizabeth’s breadth of experience will enable the GEI team to support communities across the State of Texas. Her work will help to address the state’s growing water needs with sound, hazard-informed development decisions.

“The addition of Elizabeth to our team underscores GEI’s commitment to provide the very best integrated water management for the people of Texas,” says Rachel Hayden, Vice President of GEI. “Elizabeth has experience and knowledge of the needs of individual communities throughout the state, as well as flood planning and flood mitigation expertise through her work with FEMA.”

Elizabeth is a civil engineer and program management consultant with more than 20 years of experience in watershed hydrologic/hydraulic analysis and large-scale floodplain mapping projects. Elizabeth’s primary focus throughout her career has been support to FEMA floodplain mapping, flood management and hazard mitigation assistance teams.  She has supported flood mapping in various states and supported the development of hundreds of countywide flood studies. In the last decade Elizabeth has assisting in aligning local, State and Federal water resource programs – supporting various disaster recovery and state flood planning and flood mapping efforts across the nation.

“There are a range of opportunities for communities and companies to transform their tomorrow – water is at the heart of it all,” says Elizabeth. “There are opportunities to cooperate with our clients to build a strong economic base, to inform revitalization and development strategies, to address water supply needs, to reduce flood impacts, to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, and to identify climate adaptation approaches. These opportunities are at the heart of what GEI provides. I am very lucky to be able to draw on my experiences, and on the wealth of knowledge across our national team, to tackle challenges – big and small – with meaningful solutions and advances. I am excited to build a well-rounded team of professionals to meet the needs of our clients to support their tomorrows.”

Over the past decade Elizabeth has supported various agency collaboration efforts across Federal, State, Regional and local teaming efforts. Most recently acting as the chief architect of Base Level Engineering for the Federal Emergency Management Agency – a revolutionary and innovative approach that has rapidly expanded the availability of flood data across the nation and increased the transparency, interaction and efficiency of federal mapping and mitigation programs.  She has a proven track record of innovative and integrated solutions supporting partnerships and shared solutioning across various levels of government.

Elizabeth earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Youngstown State University. She is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and New Mexico and is a certified Program Management Professional.

 About GEI: GEI Consultants, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that delivers professional services that improve our world’s built environment. With more than 900 staff and 42 offices in North America, GEI is a leader in providing multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services to a range of private and public sector clients, both domestically and abroad.

As an employee-owned firm, we foster personal relationships with our clients and support our staff in a partnership model, which is underpinned by continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. We retain proven, recognized experts and attract the best minds to deliver to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit, and innovation that is rare in our profession. We engineer solutions in five primary end markets: Water Resources, Energy, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Industrial. For more information on GEI, please visit

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