Meet the members of the District’s Executive Team
The District’s Executive Team provides leadership and strategic oversight for District staff and operations to help ensure the organization fulfills its mission to protect public health and the environment. Our District leadership team also works directly with the Commission on guidance for the organization.
Chief Engineer & Director
Michael Mucha is the Chief Engineer and Director for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. He has dedicated his career in local government to building public trust through sustainability. “Anything can be accomplished if you have the public working with you.”
Michael has his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington-Seattle. He is a registered professional engineer and Envision Sustainability Professional.
Michael serves on boards and committees at the local and national levels, including the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, U.S. Water Alliance and National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
Michael joined the District in 2011.
Senior Director of Strategy
William Walker has had a long career in public service, beginning as a policy and budget analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Administration, where he focused on state-level issues in water, utility regulation and agriculture. He has worked as a budget director for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and later for the Wisconsin Director of State Courts Office. In between, he worked as a regulatory economist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Bill has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in environmental economics from Michigan State University.
As the senior director of strategy, his responsibilities include strategic planning and execution, capital planning, capital finance and oversight of the information and technology group.
Bill joined the District in 2016.
Dana Burmaster is the budget manager for the District. Her responsibilities include annual budgeting, accounting, payroll, risk management and procurement.
Dana previously worked for 20 years in state government in the areas of budget, strategic planning, policy development and project management.
She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Waukesha County Technical College.
Dana joined the District in 2019.
Director of Wastewater Operations & Reliability
Eric Dundee oversees all wastewater treatment, Metrogro operations and maintenance staff who are charged with the operation and maintenance of the treatment plant, 66 pump stations and approximately 145 miles of interceptor sewers and force main. Previously, he worked as a principal engineer with the City of Madison Public Works Department – Engineering Division. His other past experience is in municipal engineering as a consultant engineer providing planning, design, and construction services.
Eric graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He holds a professional engineering license along with his Envision Sustainability Professional designation. He is active in the American Public Works Association as a Wisconsin chapter executive committee member and serves on multiple state and national committees.
Eric joined the District in 2017.
Director of Ecosystem Services
Martye Griffin has always been about the ‘WE’ in ‘WATER’ and how human decisions impact water quality.
Martye received his graduate degree in biology from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, examining the impacts of excess nutrients on coastal ecosystems. He has over 20 years of experience working in the public and private sectors looking holistically at the interaction between human land use and water quality. With increasing societal and regulatory pressure to produce cleaner water than ever, it costs more to clean water after it is polluted than preventing the pollution in the first place.
In his role, Martye focuses on solving problems adaptively to move at the speed of trust. Working in communities focusing on pollution prevention is just the way we must do business.
Martye joined the District in 2017.
Human Resources Manager
Mike Lipski brings over 20 years of experience in human resources to the District. Prior to working for the District, Mike worked for 13 years in the City of Madison HR Department, both as compensation and benefits manager and as HR services manager. In these roles, Mike oversaw the City’s compensation and classification plan, civil service system, hiring and recruitment, benefits, leave administration and strategic delivery of HR services to 26 different city agencies. Mike has also worked as an institution HR director for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and as a field examiner with the National Labor Relations Board.
Mike has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in HR management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a master’s in human resources and labor relations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Mike joined the District in 2021.
Communications & Public Affairs Manager
Amanda Wegner brings nearly 25 years of experience in marketing and communications to the District. From her start in her hometown newsroom in high school, she has held a number of roles across the private, nonprofit and public sectors and ran a communications consulting business.
She spent seven years leading communications at Clean Wisconsin, an environmental nonprofit dedicated to clean water, clean energy and climate change advocacy. Prior to the District, she led digital marketing efforts at Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is completing her MBA at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Amanda joined the District in 2019.
Director of Engineering
Cathy Wunderlich has focused her career as a professional engineer in the civil and environmental engineering discipline on creative and sustainable solutions to protect public health and the environment. In her role as the District’s director of engineering, Cathy works with a high-performing team that explores and delivers innovative solutions to complex challenges.
Cathy previously served as the public water engineering section chief at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources where she focused on the regulation of public water systems, ensuring the public health and safety of our drinking water consumers. Her prior experience includes substantial rehabilitation of water and wastewater facilities to meet current and future demands, developing and designing green solutions to sewer overflows, stormwater management and nutrient reduction.
Cathy joined the District in 2021.