Sean O’Dell, P.E.
Director of Region V
As Vice President of Baxter & Woodman’s Water Group, Sean O’Dell leads a group of four departments (W/WW Infrastructure, Water Resources, General Municipal Services, and CAD) and more than 30 professionals. He is responsible for production management, quality control, training, development of the firm’s standards and procedures, and business development. Prior to leading the group, he served in the position of Infrastructure Department Manager for Baxter & Woodman.
O’Dell has been an active member of APWA’s Chicago Metro Chapter since 2009. He has moved through the ranks from Branch Treasurer (’09) to Branch President (’13) and Chapter Treasurer (’14) to Chapter President (’17). He was selected as the Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year in 2015. He is the current Presidential Appointee, Sustainability Liaison and Community Outreach Committee head for the chapter, where he promotes and participates in many charity events throughout the year such as Hustle up the Hancock, Mathcounts, Future Cities, and Expo 5k Races. He promotes and advocates for public works within the Chicagoland area. He was also part of the “You’re Welcome” video creative team that helped plan and write the lyrics for the APWA National award-winning public relations endeavor.