Mr. Nitza is an accomplished engineer with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an MBA. He has over 20 years of civil/environmental engineering experience in drinking water, sanitary sewer, stormwater utility, drainage and other water quality related fields. Ted has helped many public and private utilities grow through direct engineering efforts as well as through the development of new markets, relationships and approaches to organic customer growth and utility partnerships, shared services agreements, regionalization efforts and the acquisition or sale of utility infrastructure and other assets. Before merging with Walden, Ted was the Founder and President of The Secant Group, LLC (TSG) in Fort Wayne, Indiana for more than 15 years. Retained by the City of Fort Wayne and other municipal and private utility clients for growth, expansion, utility acquisition, large-client retention, utility start-ups, and other projects and programs for the drinking water and sanitary sewer utilities. In addition to direct engineering, his expertise includes planning and strategic business studies, rate and funding studies, expert testimony and utility related lobbying efforts. He is also an Executive Producer for several utility focused training and continuing education programs for best management practice, regulatory issues, field safety and engineering ethics.