Reese Johnson

Principal Engineer, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Past Speaker: AWS 2018


Mr. Reese Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and an active duty commission from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and a Master of Engineering degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After 5 years of active duty service, he worked for 13 years as a consulting engineer for CH2M helping their water and wastewater clients deploy smart water technologies, including the USEPA Water Security Division’s Water Quality Surveillance and Response System and the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s “smart sewer” system. Since September 2017, Reese has been a principal engineer at MSD and currently leads their Overflow Management group. He is also the incoming Vice Chair of the Water Environment Federation’s Intelligent Water Technology Committee. Prior to working for MSD, Reese served for 2 years as the President of the Board of Trustees for Confluence, a non-profit organization that brings together utilities, researchers and entrepreneurs from across the Ohio River Valley to solve water challenges through technical innovation. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.