Project Manager

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN)

Conroe, Texas

Dedra Ecklund has focused her career on the management and design of water and wastewater systems for public entities. She has designed or managed more than 50 projects ranging in construction cost from $150,000 to $200 million for cities throughout the state of Texas. She has also given back to the profession, starting a program called Public Speaking for Engineers which encourages engineers to become comfortable with public speaking.


  • Southeast Transmission Water Line (SETL), Project Manager
  • Lift Station Evaluations—Pearland, Texas, Project Manager
  • Water Plant No. 3—The Woodlands, Texas, Project Manager
  • Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation for Emerald Forest Utility District, Designer and Engineer-of-Record

Public/Professional Service: American Water Works Association—Texas Section (TAWWA), Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Sterling Ridge Village Association (SRVA), board member, Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EFTA), volunteer

Education: B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University

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