Judy Nitsch is founding principal of Nitsch Engineering, Inc., a 97-person firm in Boston. Established in 1989, the firm has provided civil, structural, and transportation engineering; land surveying; planning; sustainable site consulting; and GIS services on projects in 18 states and five countries.
Judy is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a BS in Civil Engineering. She has 40 years of experience and has been a registered professional engineer in over 20 states. She received an honorary Doctor of Science from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2010 and an honorary Doctor of Engineering from WPI in 2015. Her work as a civil engineer has focused on the design, permitting, and management of site development and infrastructure-related projects. Much of her firm's work includes consulting for and designing the sustainable sites aspects of green building projects.
In 1989, Judy was elected the first alumna member to WPI's Board of Trustees where she served for 23 years, including 16 years as chair of the Facilities and Campus Infrastructure Committee. Under Judy's leadership, WPI developed two master plans and built a campus center, a LEED-certified admissions building, a LEED-Gold residence hall, and a LEED-Gold sports and recreation center. She is a trustee of Eastern Bank, and she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of its Real Estate Development Committee.
Judy was the national president of CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women) in 2014. She is a past president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE, and the Society of Women Engineers-Boston Section. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute. In 2011, Judy was named one of CE News Power List professionals for her work in the civil engineering discipline. She is a Fellow of ASCE, ACEC, SWE, and SMPS.
Her late husband, James Anthony Magliozzi, BAC '62, was a registered architect who worked for Jim Ritchie, Hugh Stubbins, Soep Associates, Palermo Associates, TDPC, DRA, and the Nashoba Regional School District in his 40+ years as an architect.