Dr. Dima El-Gamal, PhD, PE, LEEDAP
Profession: Capital Improvement Planning Director, Great Lakes Water Authority
Dima El-Gamal is the Capital Improvement Planning Director for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) and is the Vice Chair of the West Bloomfield Township Planning Commission. Prior to joining GLWA in 2021, Dr. El-Gamal spent more than 23 years at Stantec Consulting in Ann Arbor, securing and delivering over $150 million in funded projects for municipal clients throughout the state of Michigan. She led water and wastewater infrastructure services, and played key roles in business development, asset management, master planning and quality control. She encourages young women to pursue their passion, believing that the influx of talented women already in the field of engineering will grow to a future where women are leaders in the industry.
She belongs to several organizations including, Interfaith Committee Muslim Unity Center, (Education Liaison, Civic Engagement Committee; Elected Officials Liaison), Civil Engineering and Environmental Advisory Board, Wayne State University (Commissioner and Former Vice Chair), Civil Engineering and Environmental Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Wayne State University, Friends of 1001 Inventions Michigan, Chair, and The Michigan State Board of Professional Engineers to which she was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2021. Dr. El-Gamal received many awards with Wayne State University Hall of Fame 2022 Distinguished Engineer being the latest. She holds a B.S. from Aleppo University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Wayne State University.