Lisa Lattu Joins LAN as Senior Project Manager
By Jay Srinivasan
Lisa Lattu, P.E., AICP, joins planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a senior project manager. In this role, Lattu will be responsible for providing project management and growing the firm’s water resources and planning services.
Lattu has 24 years of experience as a water management professional. She has expertise in several areas, including strategic planning, emergency planning, water purification systems, groundwater reduction, supply/demand analysis, wastewater modeling and project management.
Previously, she served as a managing engineer at Houston Public Works for 15 years where she directed the Southeast Water Purification Plant and partnerships, strategic planning efforts to ensure adequate water supply. Her responsibilities included establishing the water supply portfolio for 1.4 billion gallons of surface, reuse and groundwater supply, including planning for drought conditions, floods and other emergencies. Prior to that, she served the City of Davenport, Iowa, as a senior planner. She also served a national consulting engineering firm for five years.
“Having served a public agency and a private consulting engineering firm, Lisa brings a unique blend of leadership and technical skills,” said Mackrena Ramos, P.E., LAN’s vice president. “With her addition, we are looking forward to further enhancing our water resources services to our clients.”
She is actively involved in numerous national and state organizations, including the American Water Works Association, Water Research Foundation, American Planning Association (APA), and the Center for Houston’s Future. She also served on various boards and committees, including APA’s Texas Chapter Conference Planning and Diversity & Inclusion Committees, Texas Water Development Board’s Region H Planning Group, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Bay & Basins Stakeholders Committee, and the Texas Medical Center’s Infrastructure Committee.
Lattu received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and her master’s degree in urban planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a registered professional engineer in Texas and received her American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification from the APA.