Shay Ralls Roalson

Shay Roalson

M.S.C.E., 1999
Senior Project Manager
Turner Collie & Braden

Shay Ralls Roalson, P.E., has 15 years of experience in the design of water and wastewater pumping, conveyance and treatment facilities for municipal clients.

After earning a bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University, Roalson spent four years working for Camp Dresser & McKee in Annandale, Virginia. In 1997, she returned home to Texas to pursue a master’s degree and wrote her thesis on water softening for potable water treatment using water from Austin’s Ullrich Water Treatment Plant. Shay earned her master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999.

After completing her degree and becoming a licensed professional engineer, Shay returned to Camp Dresser & McKee in the Austin office. In 2002, she joined the Austin public works group of Turner Collie & Braden, an AECOM company, where she currently manages municipal water and wastewater design and construction projects. Turner Collie & Braden named her Employee of the Year in 2003.

Shay is active in professional organizations and her community. She helped found the Capital Area Chapter of the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association in 1997. She currently chairs the Texas Section whose young professionals committee honored her with their inaugural Maverick Award in 2003. In 2006, the Travis Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers named her Young Engineer of the Year.

Shay has also been active in Austin’s University Presbyterian Church as a member of the mission and service committee, where she connected her church to the international aid organization, Water For People, so the church could fund a water project in a small Mexican border town. She also served as a high school youth advisor, church elder, chair of the youth committee and is a Friend of Alec in support of the Cockrell School. Shay and her husband Brad have two young sons, Cooper, two and a half, and Malcolm, eight months.

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