Kurt Hassler, PE – Water Environment Group, Omaha office
As a former city administrator, Kurt understands the unique issues facing public officials. Kurt worked as a public works director and city manager for several different cities. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the utilities including water, sewer, electrical distribution and natural gas. He directed and supervised field crews and developed and implemented long-term comprehensive improvement plans (CIPs) in each of the cities. He also helped these cities establish and implement work order systems to help track the work completed and plan for future maintenance of the utility systems to help ensure they operate in a consistent and efficient manner.
Kurt rejoined GBA in 2011 after his stint in the public sector.
What makes GBA special to you?
GBA is a great place to work with great people. I had the opportunity to work for GBA after college and really enjoyed my time here. I remained in touch with people from GBA throughout the years since I left because they were friends as well as people I worked with. When I had the chance to come back to GBA I didn’t hesitate. There were many people I worked with that were still here and I knew the work ethic and respect of the people here at GBA.
Most recent achievement?
I recently moved up to Omaha to run the office up here. I look forward to making the Omaha office a permanent and viable office well into the future for GBA.
My passion is kids. Whether it be my own kids or someone else’s, I enjoy being around kids and experiencing life through them. It’s always fun to be able to share that initial experience of something with a child and seeing it through their eyes.
In what other ways are you involved?
I have spent a lot of time coaching different kids’ sports teams. I spent most of the time with baseball and softball, but recently started getting involved with soccer.
And in your spare time?
When I have spare time I enjoy spending it with my kids, working on home improvement projects, or sprucing up the yard.
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