Olsson Names Sarah Foster Water Practice Leader. Announces Scott Ingvoldstad New Leader of Western Region


May 25, 2022

Denver, Colorado (May 25, 2022) – Olsson, a nationally recognized engineering and design firm, announced today that Western Region Leader Sarah Foster has been named the firm’s new leader of its Water practice. The firm also announced the hiring of Scott Ingvoldstad to replace Foster overseeing the Western region, which consists of operations in Colorado and Arizona.

In her new role, Foster will oversee the growth strategy for Olsson’s Water Resources and Water/Wastewater teams, manage and develop staff and initiate strategic initiatives for the practice. She has extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment.

Foster has more than 20 years of project management and client service experience in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain area. She has extensive knowledge in the development of permit acquisition and regulatory compliance strategies, municipal engineering and land development.

“Sarah is passionate about helping our clients find solutions to protect one of the most valuable resources on earth – our water,” said John Olsson, the firm’s executive vice president for consulting services. “Sarah is service-oriented and a strong manager and will do well in her new role.”

Ingvoldstad joins Olsson after overseeing the Colorado and Wyoming operations for a global enterprise engineering and consulting firm. He also served as vice president of the firm’s water business in the Southwest district and was the executive managing director for Panasonic North America’s CityNOW program aimed at accelerating the pace at which municipalities plan for and adopt emerging technologies.

He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the natural resource policy and engineering industries covering water, transportation, climate sustainability and resilience.

“At Olsson, Ingvoldstad will manage the firm’s operations and staff development, oversee management of large projects, work with staff to develop and maintain client relationships and execute the firm’s overall strategic initiatives in the Western region,” said Ryan Beckman, president at Olsson. “Scott has spent his career solving challenges and improving communities – two things that will serve him well at Olsson.”

Ingvoldstad earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Colorado College.

Olsson is a nationally recognized engineering firm made up of people who craft expert solutions and designs that improve communities. The firm offers design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental and technology. For more information, go to www.olsson.com.

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