Board of Directors

Woodard & Curran’s Board of Directors guides the firm in three primary areas: financial management, strategic planning, and ownership transfer. It oversees four committees: Finance, Compensation & HR, Governance & Nomination, and Strategic Priorities.

Membership is comprised of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, five additional Internal Directors, and three External Directors whose credentials further strengthen the Board’s knowledge and expertise.

Douglas McKeown, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Doug has over 25 years of experience in management, sales, and marketing in environmental consulting and contract operations. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was Senior Vice President and Manager for the Operations and Management Business Center, overseeing a business group of 200 employees operating over 45 plants throughout the United States.

Joseph barbagallo, PE, BCEE

Joe is the leader of Woodard & Curran’s Municipal & Institutional Strategic Business Unit, helping clients responsible for developing, managing, operating and maintaining water, wastewater, and other civil infrastructure to preserve the environment and build strong communities.


Duff has more than 30 years of consulting experience solving complex environmental problems for industry and the public sector. His work includes a wide array of site remediation and environmental compliance projects under state and federal programs.

Thomas hazlett, pe

Tom is Director of Woodard & Curran's Municipal Water Infrastructure Practices, serving as a connector to all different parts of the organization from sales to delivery, from engineering to operations, and from junior to senior staff. Under his leadership, the practice has significantly grown year after year. His experience on large-scale municipal wastewater infrastructure projects includes planning, permitting, public outreach and education, municipal funding, detailed design, bidding, construction administration, startup, and operations.

Dave MacDonald, PG

Dave is Woodard & Curran’s Environment & Remediation Business Development Leader. Throughout his career, he has applied his significant environmental consulting and strategic risk management experience at industrial and commercial use facilities as well as at projects involving land purchase and redevelopment, environmental restoration, water supply, and water treatment. 

 Alyson Watson, PE

Alyson is the leader of Woodard & Curran’s Municipal West Strategic Business Unit. She specializes in water resources planning and water quality analysis and is known for her work with multi-disciplinary teams on integrated regional water management planning, water resources planning, water quality planning, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, water treatment analysis, permitting, and microbial and other contaminant risk analysis. 

rebekah eggers, global industry leader, ibm

Rebekah is Global Industry Leader for IBM's Energy, Environment & Utilities, Watson IoT business. She is a business developer known for her ability to penetrate new markets, produce sales results, and grow market share and profitability. In addition to her consulting role, she frequently serves as a keynote speaker internationally on the topics of water innovations, technology, and data management.

Steve Guttenplan, Retired Executive Vice President, AECOM Water

Steve is a former President of Metcalf & Eddy/AECOM and served as Global Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President for AECOM Water. He retired from that role in 2011. He held numerous positions in a 25-year career at CH2MHill, including serving on their Board from 2001-2004.

Bruce Wagner, CEO, finance authority of maine

Bruce is the CEO of the Finance Authority of Maine. He has a strong background in business management, development, and renewal, having served as a Division President at W.R. Grace, CEO of Barber Foods, and CFO at Martin's Point Health Care. He has also served on the Boards of Directors at Mercy Hospital, the Portland Community Health Center, and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.

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