KCI is pleased to announce the promotion of Vice President James Deriu to Resource Management Discipline Manager, responsible for nationwide oversight of the firm’s natural resources, water resources, asset management and geospatial solutions practices. In this new role, he will be tasked with business development, strategic planning, operations, recruiting and staff development for a team of more than 150.
Deriu joined KCI 15 years ago as an environmental scientist and project manager. He was promoted to regional practice leader of natural resources in 2010 and vice president six years later. In working with federal, state and municipal clients, Deriu has been involved in major projects delivering innovative solutions for water quality assessment and management programs, TMDL and NPDES permit compliance, environmental mitigation for infrastructure improvements, and restoration of miles of streams and acres of wetlands.
James's leadership has been a cornerstone of KCI’s Resource Management discipline for many years, and he has embraced every new challenge with enthusiasm. His technical expertise and managerial leadership, combined with his ongoing drive to support the firm at every level, will help us continue to grow and expand into new services, clients and regions.
Gary M. Mryncza, PE, PH, LEED APSenior Vice President, Water Market Leader
Deriu holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental science from Gettysburg College and Towson University, respectively. He has been active in a variety of professional organizations. Deriu is currently serving as a director of the American Council of Engineering Companies / Maryland and previously led the organization’s Environmental Committee. He is a graduate of Leadership Maryland and Leadership Baltimore County and is currently serving as the employee-elected representative to KCI’s board of directors. Deriu is on the board of trustees for the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and he has led KCI’s industry participation in the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) initiative with Baltimore County Public Schools and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) since 2017.