Matthew A. Zick, PE is a licensed professional engineer and project manager with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc., where he works on projects ranging from large-scale retail development and water and sewer main construction to easement acquisition and levee certification. As a project manager, he is responsible for internal project teams and serves as a primary point of contact with clients and the general public.

The co-chair of CMT’s Sustainability Committee, Zick was its first employee to be certified as a LEED Professional Associate. He helped CMT become a charter member of the recently established Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and in 2012, was among the nation’s inaugural class of ISI ENVISION sustainability professionals. Zick has led several continuous improvement projects at the company, and is a member of CMT’s Young Professionals Planning Group, which provides input to the board of directors on the corporate strategic planning process and other issues.

Zick was the liaison for the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce on the Transportation for Illinois Coalition Steering Committee, a bipartisan group that lobbies for better funding of roads, bridges, trains, planes and transit infrastructure. He is the founder and past president of the Heart of Illinois chapter of Engineers Without Borders, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that supports community development through sustainable engineering projects. From 2007 to 2010, Zick served on the Senior Design Review Committee for Bradley University’s Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, and he has been a guest speaker at numerous Rotary Club luncheons, association meetings and other events. He is also the American Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois’ liaison to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A former den leader and Cubmaster, Zick is active with Mossville Troop 3050 of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been a Junior Football League coach since 2009, and was recently elected to the board of the Mossville/Medina Youth Baseball and Softball Association. Zick and his wife, Rebecca, are members of the Heart of Illinois United Way’s Pillar Society and sustaining members of Peoria Public Radio. iBi