Alex Shannon

Alex Shannon

Economist

Alex is an economist in utility management services for our water, wastewater, and stormwater practice. He provides leadership in economic modeling, risk analysis, decision science, and funding strategies. Alex’s expertise lies in optimizing the implementation of utilities’ capital improvement programs and helping them make actionable, data-driven decisions. His dashboard-driven platform provides multi-criteria decision analysis, cost-benefit analysis, prioritization, schedule optimization, financial planning and funding optimization.

Engineering runs deep in Alex’s family. His dad is a civil engineer, and his great-grandfather founded a geotechnical firm in Seattle. Alex went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and international political economy from the University of Puget Sound. 

In his career, Alex has been recognized by clients for his outstanding performance and dedication, and received the City of San Mateo’s inaugural “Gem of the Bay” award. He has published and presented on the economics of risk to dams at United States Society on Dams conferences and is an active member of the American Water Works Association.