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Advisory Board Member

Stephanie Dreher

Engineer and Project Manager, City of New Orleans

Stephanie Dreher is a professional civil engineer and senior project manager with the City of New Orleans Sustainable Infrastructure Group, which currently manages storm water management and green infrastructure projects as part of its National Disaster Resilience Program.

She has more than 25 years consulting experience in civil-engineering design, environmental permitting, extensive policy and technical knowledge in program management, and federal contract procurement law. She has managed federal grants for many dedicated leaders of state agencies, local governments and private organizations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Texas.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Stephanie spent five years in her home state embedded with Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, assisting architects and engineers in navigating the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public assistance program for the design and construction of major projects such as the new Mississippi Department of Public Safety Complex and Buccaneer State Park. Stephanie provided technical expertise and verified regulatory compliance for the nearly one billion federal dollars obligated for roads and public utilities. As senior technical advisor, she partnered with local governments, MEMA and FEMA staff to create and implement federally funded infrastructure reconstruction programs in the Cities of Waveland ($60 Million), Pass Christian ($20 Million), Long Beach ($20 Million), Gulfport ($100 Million) and Biloxi ($300 Million).

Stephanie has bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Auburn University.