Stephanie Griffin, P.E., CFM, F.ASCE, a senior project manager at Halff Associates Inc., who has more than 20 years of experience as a stormwater engineer, water resources engineer, and project manager, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Griffin focuses at Halff on stormwater planning, flood planning, stormwater/drainage utilities, and funding. She combines her water planning experience and flood planning experience to assist communities in developing flood plans that mitigate current and future flood risk. She has the unique perspective of having prepared and implemented flood mitigation plans and projects from the consultant’s and the owner’s perspectives. Her goal is to apply her expertise in the development of the first-ever statewide regional flood plans that will roll up into Texas’ first State Flood Plan.
Prior to joining Halff, she spent more than five years with the City of Grand Prairie, serving as the stormwater utility manager and floodplain administrator. She managed the City’s Stormwater Utility program, as well as the City’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) program.
Griffin began her career in long-range water supply planning and prepared the first-of-their-kind Region C Water Plans in 2001 and 2006 that the Texas Water Development Board rolled into the 2002 and 2007 State Water Plans. The State of Texas began this bottom-up approach to developing the state water plan following the ongoing droughts in the mid- to late 1990s. Griffin had the opportunity to work with a group of volunteers, key stakeholders, water providers, municipalities, counties, and the public to develop a water plan for the 16-county area in North Texas for the 50-year planning horizon. If the recommended projects are implemented, the region will have enough water supply for municipal purposes through 2050.
Griffin has been an ASCE member from the beginning of her career. She has authored several papers and presentations for ASCE conferences, and recently participated in the ASCE Texas Section’s “legislative dial-in.” She is currently engaged in the Texas Government Affairs Committee (GAC). In addition, she is actively involved in other organizations to include the Texas Floodplain Managers Association (TFMA) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).
She holds bachelor and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University, respectively.