Chris Ulm - Nominee for Trustee District 2
Chris Ulm graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1996 and accepted a position at Strand Associates in Joliet. At Strand he continuously sought additional responsibilities and became the head of the Joliet office Water Department in 2002 and held that position until 2007. In 2007, Chris became the Assistant Director of Operations for the Joliet office and retains that position today. Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer and remains actively involved as the manager of projects for both public and private water systems in the Northern Illinois region.
Chris has been an active member of ISAWWA since 1998. In 2001 he joined the education committee and served as education committee chair from 2006 to 2010. While serving as education committee chair, the committee increased the number of educational seminars offered and began issuing biannual training calendars. Under his leadership, the committee began offering webinars as a form of training and also recorded some of the training events for future viewing by water professionals. The committee increased its activity to the extent that a new full-time ISAWWA staff member was brought in to greatly assist in the management of the education program. Chris’ involvement in ISAWWA has also included serving on the technical committee and membership committee, attending all of the annual conferences since 2000, and presenting papers at many of the conferences. Chris was honored to receive the Section’s Volunteer Appreciation award in 2009.
Chris resides in Channahon Illinois with his wife Amy and three children. He is also an active member of the Channahon Lion’s Club and Minooka Bible Church.