PWSA Board Approves Projects

News Awards Back to All News The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors has approved seven (7) construction projects to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.  These projects included a $59.1million loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the 2023 – 2025 Small and Large Sewer Rehabilitation programs. This round of … Read more

PWSA Stormwater Code Project Receives Award

News Awards Back to All News The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authorities Stormwater Code Review & Update efforts have been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers and awarded the 2021 Civil Engineering Award of Merit.  The project was chosen because of it’s emphasis on the need to change forecasting to account for climate … Read more

SPEO Spotlight on E Holdings

News Company Happenings View All News Posts SPEO Spotlight on E Holdings May 13th, 2021 SPEO featured E Holdings in their protégé firm spotlight on May 13th, 2021. Read the Full Article here

SPEO Board Elects Janai Smith

News Company Happenings View All News Posts SPEO Board Elects Janai Smith May 22nd, 2019 Congratulations to Janai Smith on her election to the board of Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach (SPEO). SPEO provides guidance and mentorship to MWBE owned engineering firms enabling them to be successful members in the regional business community.  As a second … Read more

FAST Start Program Excels

News Project Updates View All News Posts Flint Water FAST START Program Ahead of Schedule January 25th, 2019 E. Holdings, Inc. is proud to be part of the Flint Action and Sustainability Team (FAST Start) Program team to replace Flint’s lead and iron pipelines and restore trust between local government and citizens.  The team worked … Read more

Hill District CDC Honors E. Holdings with Business Distinctions

News Awards and Accolades View All News Posts Hill District CDC Honors E. Holdings with Business Distinctions October 31, 2017 PITTSBURGH, PA – On the evening of Saturday, October 14, 2017, business owners Irvin Williams and Janai Williams Smith both received honors at the Hill Community Development Corporation’s 30th Anniversary Celebration held at the August … Read more

Dave Broniecki
Data Engineer, Associate Project Manager

Dave is a NASSCO certified Mechanical Engineer. Specializing in retrieving and analyzing data from various sources to support condition assessment and capital improvement planning activities. Utilizing data to coordinate and track progress on key organizational performance indicators, he assists stakeholders in making decisions related to strategic planning. He has been integral in establishing data management programs essential for planning the future repair and management of large-scale sewer networks.  David works with clients to develop training programs and SOPs that address current maintenance needs and future Capital Improvement Planning.


Christine Barton, PE, PLS
Project Engineer

Christine Barton is a registered civil engineer and land surveyor with expert experience in site design, land development, water resources design for civil/site projects including layouts, utility plans, and permitting, and coordination/management of field survey work.  She has successfully held positions as project manager, project designer, and office manager to serve the needs of the clients within the residential, commercial, military, industrial, and healthcare industries. Core proficiencies include coordination with local land development planning agencies, county conservation districts, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the  Pennsylvania Department of Environment.


Irvin Williams, President

As the President and founder of E. Holdings, Irvin is currently focused on the company’s succession, strategic growth, and development. He has both a professional and personal interest in Pittsburgh’s success.  A Pittsburgh native and founder of several development companies, he has an extensive understanding of finance and business, which are vital to the success of this company. He has served in numerous management positions including financial advisor, senior vice president, project manager, general contractor, developer, and construction manager. Active in the local community, he made the decision to dedicate his expertise to rebuilding economically sustainable communities with the approval of their existing residents. In 1996, he and his wife became the first African Americans in Western Pennsylvania to develop and own a commercial office building, Williams Square. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with an AAS in Mathematics.

Contact: | 412-434-6290

Amy Wiles, AICP
Manager of Planning & Design

Amy’s professional experience crosses a variety of disciplines, ranging from county and multi-municipal comprehensive plans and land use ordinances (zoning and subdivision and land development) to specialized planning studies, such as wayfinding master plans and parks, recreation, trails and greenways plans. She has been employed by E. Holdings for two years and has 20 years of professional experience.

Contact: | 724-448-0286

Alexis Meier, MPP
Director of Communications

Alexis is the Director of Communications at E. Holdings. There she has worked as the Municipal Coordinator for an in-depth municipal assessment project for the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN). She oversees all of E. Holding’s public relations and public outreach efforts. She also brings experience as a Government Affairs Manager for Duane Morris Government Strategies. She worked on community development projects and developing and executing government relations strategies as well as fundraising efforts. She has also spent time navigating our political system in Washington D.C. as the Legislative Staff Assistant for U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. Her understanding of legislation and politics gives her a unique viewpoint when collaborating on civic projects. 

Contact: | 412-656-8850

Janai Williams Smith, MCP
Managing Director and EVP

Janai Smith is the Managing Director and Principal of E. Holdings, Inc. Janai is a versatile, goal-oriented Program Manager with 20+ years of experience supporting the strategic direction of large-scale programs, setting budgets and managing risks while achieving overall company goals and exceeding customer expectations. As a planner and economist, Janai has been involved in a diverse array of projects, among them master plans, urban revitalization plan, visioning studies, brownfield and infill redevelopment projects, strategic planning and infrastructure improvement programs.

Janai’s interest in urban planning, design and infrastructure programs is rooted in a passion for the creation of sustainable communities that deliver equity in planning and implementation by making connections with people and their built environment. Her affinity for complex problem-solving can be seen in the diverse array of projects in which she’s been engaged from revitalization plans for depressed urban neighborhoods to brand new communities and programs. Leading a process-oriented, multidisciplinary team, Janai’s dedication to achieving consensus in her client’s goals and stakeholders’ vision has made a significant contribution to the successful development of numerous projects. 

Contact: | 412-728-5726