Kleinfelder, a global architecture, engineering and science consulting firm, announces the addition of Jeff Brizendine as the firm’s water market national levee segment manager based out of the firm’s Kansas City, Mo. office. In his new position, Brizendine will oversee Kleinfelder’s levee engineering practice, providing leadership in all business development, project management and client account management efforts nationwide. He brings with him more than 24 years of engineering experience in a diverse set of technical and leadership roles relating to levees, stormwater and surface water management.

“We currently have a very strong levee engineering presence in the western United States, but with Jeff joining our team, we seek to significantly broaden our reach throughout the country and beyond.” says Anthony Zuena, senior vice president and water market manager at Kleinfelder, “Jeff’s extensive knowledge of the flood plain management business – especially in the Mississippi and Missouri River valleys –coupled with his existing relationships with professional teaming partners will undoubtedly serve to strengthen our presence, and allow us to better serve our clients in the water market.”