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Matthew Johnson joins Fehr Graham Board of Directors

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the addition of Matthew Johnson to the Board of Directors.

Johnson joined the firm in 2014 and became an owner in 2019. He will continue to manage the firm's Champaign office where he leads professionals who have completed significant civil and structural engineering projects in Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, Mahomet, Monticello and Villa Grove. He has also led numerous engineering projects on the University of Illinois campus.

A licensed civil and structural engineer, Johnson specializes in water and wastewater treatment plant design and construction. He recently designed the $35 million wastewater treatment plant in South Beloit and has helped dozens of communities reimagine water and wastewater infrastructure.

"Joining the board was an obvious next step for Matt," said Mick Gronewold, Fehr Graham's Board Chairman and one of the firm's owners. "His technical capabilities and leadership skills have been the reason for our growth in the Champaign market. He's a strategic thinker, who strives to make Fehr Graham better. Bringing him in as a voting member of the board is a huge positive for our team."

Johnson is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, American Water Works Association, Illinois Water Environment Association, Water Environment Federation and Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies. A Champaign native, Johnson makes it a priority to be involved in his hometown. He is a member of Champaign West Rotary and the University of Illinois Alumni Association.

He's a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil Engineering. He is a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois, and a Licensed Professional Engineer in Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana and Washington.

Johnson and his wife, Abby, live in Champaign with their five children.

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