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WGI Unleashed Podcast Episode 81: Todd Polk, Director of Federal/Water Management Business Development

On the latest episode of the WGI Unleashed podcast, we sit down with Todd Polk, WGI’s Director of Federal/Water Management Business Development, based out of our corporate office in West Palm Beach, FL.

Welcome back to another captivating episode of the WGI Unleashed Podcast!

In episode 81, we had the privilege of sitting down with Todd Polk, Director of Federal/Water Management Business Development, from our West Palm Beach corporate office.

From growing up in Cincinnati, OH, to serving in the US Army and ultimately bringing his expertise to WGI, it’s safe to say that Todd’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Finding Purpose Through Service

Although eventually answering the call to service, Todd’s initial path to the military was far from straightforward.

After attending the University of Kentucky on a swimming scholarship and majoring in communications, Todd found himself uncertain of his career path and future. However, after further immersing himself in the ROTC program, Todd found his calling as he swore into the US Army in 1999 and ultimately found his passion as a combat engineer.

Rising to Challenges

Throughout his military career, Todd faced numerous challenges, from injuries during training to the life-altering events of September 11th, 2001. Yet, as he reflects, it was during the busiest times that he and his colleagues rose to their best, exemplifying resilience and dedication in the face of adversity.

A Global Perspective

Todd’s numerous deployments have taken him across the globe, from Afghanistan to Alaska, with each experience shaping his leadership philosophy and perspective. His tenure in the US Army Corps of Engineers, particularly in South Florida’s Everglades restoration efforts, underscored his commitment to service and environmental stewardship.

Transition and Growth

After 24 years of service, Todd transitioned to civilian life, bringing his expertise to WGI’s corporate headquarters in West Palm Beach. As Director of Federal/Water Management Business Development, Todd’s addition to the team further solidifies WGI’s commitment to excellence in design and professional services.

Beyond the Uniform

Outside of work, Todd cherishes time with his family, enjoying outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and boating in the Florida sunshine. His recent engagement and the antics of his pets, Ginger and Cody, also add a touch of humor and warmth to his ever-growing story.

Looking Ahead

As Todd navigates the next chapter of his career, his journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring leaders and veterans transitioning to civilian life. His blend of leadership, service, and unwavering commitment to excellence embodies the core values of WGI and underscores our firm’s “Commitment to Greatness.”

In our conversation with Todd, we were privileged to glimpse into a life shaped by service, leadership, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. His journey reminds us that greatness is not just a destination but a commitment to continuous growth and a service to others.

Join us in thanking Todd for sharing his story and for his invaluable contributions to WGI and our nation. Tune in next time as we unravel more captivating tales and insights on the WGI Unleashed Podcast. Until then, stay inspired and keep unleashing your potential!

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