Ted and his wife, Janet, of 35 years, reside on his wife’s family farm in Kenly where they operated a pick your own strawberry farm market for nearly 20 years. The Sherrods have two grown children, a son, Josh, lives in Washington, DC and daughter, Allison lives outside of Raleigh, NC. Ted enjoys gardening and is active in his church where he plays trumpet in the orchestra.
Mr. Sherrod is a Principal Environmental Engineer with AECOM. Key responsibilities involve management of construction stormwater and post construction stormwater programs, design of stormwater control measures and training materials, and development of stormwater management plans for private and public-sector clients.
Ted retired in 2010 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) with 30 years of service. At retirement, he worked with the NCDOT Roadside Environmental Unit as a Transportation Engineering Manager for the Field Operations Section in Raleigh. Ted was tasked with implementing the Department’s Erosion and Sedimentation Control/Stormwater (E&SC/SW) program for linear and vertical construction. His roles involved design and field implementation of erosion and sediment control and stormwater for a comprehensive transportation construction program; supervising 15 field engineers and technicians. Ted also oversaw the development of an NCDOT erosion and sediment control/stormwater certification program for over 10,000 engineers, consultants, contractors, and transportation technicians involving BMP inspection, site management, and design.
Mr. Sherrod has worked in an engineering consulting role over the past seven years assisting clients including NCDOT, GDOT, ALDOT, MDOT, Indian Nations, municipalities, private industry, and the power industry sector on solutions with erosion and sediment control and post construction stormwater challenges. He also assists with construction stormwater training at North Carolina State University.
Ted holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer – Civil in North Carolina; Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality; and Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management.
He served as the NC state representative for EnviroCert International (ECI) in the mid-2000’s as well as filling the Chair and Past Chair roles in the late-2000’s. The Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspector program was developed and launched during his tenure on the Board of Directors while serving with many other outstanding contributing Board Members. He had the privilege of expanding the professional certification program to engineers and scientists in the country of Malaysia during his term. He continues to promote the ECI programs as an approved instructor in three of the disciplines having conducted over 30 workshops over the past decade.
Ted serves as the NC representative for the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). He fills the role of chair for the IECA’s Professional Development Committee. He also serves as a member of the IECA Faculty providing technical sessions for stormwater professionals nationwide.