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Mary Ellen Eagan Named 2018 ACC Board Chair

Posted November 13, 2017 by

HMMH is pleased to announce that President and CEO Mary Ellen Eagan has been named Chair of the 2018 Airports Consultants Council (ACC) Board of Directors. Ms. Eagan’s term became effective at the 2017 Membership Meeting on November 7th, during the ACC Annual Conference in San Diego, California.

ACC is the global trade association that represents private businesses involved in the development and operations of airports and related facilities. The association informs its members of new trends while promoting fair competition and procurement practices that protect the industry’s bottom line.

Mary Ellen has served on the ACC board for six years and remains very active throughout the aviation industry. She also holds leadership roles within other associations such as the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and Airports Council International (ACI).

“It is an honor to serve as ACC’s Board Chair for 2018,” said Mary Ellen. “ACC is unique in the industry as the only organization focused on the business of airport development. I am looking forward to bringing my perspective as a small firm owner to advancing ACC’s mission.”

About HMMH
HMMH is an international leader in environmental and transportation planning including noise and vibration control, air quality analysis, airport and airspace planning, and climate and energy solutions. With three offices throughout the country, we serve government and private industry clients with a broad range of innovative and effective solutions. HMMH is certified as a Woman-Owned (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and is recognized as an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, visit www.hmmh.com.


Briony Angus Named Vice Chair of the EBC Energy Resources Committee

Posted November 9, 2017 by

It give us great pleasure to announce a leadership change for the EBC Energy Resources Committee.  Briony Angus, Senior Project Manager & Associate at Tighe & Bond, is taking over as the Vice Chair of the Committee.

Please join us in welcoming Briony to this important position on the EBC Energy Resources Leadership Team with Committee Chair John Wadsworth from Brown Rudnick LLP.

Briony Angus, AICP, Senior Project Manager/Associate
Tighe & Bond
53 Southampton Road | Westfield, MA 01085
413.875.1302 // email

Briony’s Bio:

Briony Angus is a Senior Project Manager and Associate at Tighe & Bond. She manages a variety of renewable energy projects at Tighe & Bond including solar PV, anaerobic digestion, wind, hydro, storage, and resiliency projects.   She helps to lead Tighe & Bond’s business development efforts for renewable energy, and is responsible for the growth and performance of the firm’s renewable energy services.  She has an in-depth understanding of regulations and incentives for clean energy development.  Briony formerly was an Environmental Analyst at the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office and worked for the Town of Brookline, MA Department of Public Works and Conservation Department.


URI Career Fair & Networking Event – December 12, 2017

Posted November 9, 2017 by

The University of Rhode Island graduates nearly 3000 students every year, many with degrees in study areas such as environmental science, hydrogeology, watershed hydrology, biology, as well as civil, chemical, and environmental engineering. URI’s interdisciplinary programs allow students to gain competency in subjects outside of their area of study. Laboratory and field components are a large part of many curriculums, providing students with exposure to hands on “hard”, industry-based skills, such as field sampling methods, laboratory analytical techniques, and project design and development.  A career fair will be held at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) on December 12, 2017. Undergraduate and Graduate students from both the College of Environmental and Life Sciences as well as the College of Civil and Environmental engineering will be in attendance.

This would be a great chance for companies in the Environmental Business Council to access some of the regions aspiring consultants, engineers, and scientists. You can choose to engage in some or all of the day’s events. The cost of the career fair is $100.00. Cost of Fair includes registration for two representatives and lunch.

Please see the agenda below:

  • 10:00am – 11:30am: Arrive for set-up
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Lunch (CBLS 252)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Career Fair (2nd Floor CBLS)
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Poster Presentation (1st Floor CBLS)

For more information and registration instructions please contact:

Richard Song, Assistant Director Employer Relations
University of Rhode Island
Center for Career and Experiential Education
90 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
p: 401-874-7281   e: rsong@uri.edu


U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Names Beveridge & Diamond Environmental Firm of the Year

Posted November 6, 2017 by

November 2, 2017 – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have named EBC Member Company Beveridge & Diamond “Environmental Firm of the Year” for 2018. U.S. News states that the “Law Firm of the Year” designation is based on a law firm’s overall performance in a given practice area and on its showing in U.S. News’ research for the 2018 Edition of “Best Law Firms.”

In addition, the 2018 Best Law Firms list once again awarded our environmental and litigation practices Tier 1 nationwide rankings. “Firms included in the 2018 ‘Best Law Firms’ list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise,” according to U.S. News.

With more than 100 lawyers in offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, the firm helps clients from a range of industries solve complex environmental and natural resource challenges across the U.S. and internationally.

Beveridge & Diamond’s 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings include:


  • National
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • Austin
    Environmental Law
  • Boston
    Environmental Law
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • New York
    Environmental Law
  • San Francisco
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • Washington, DC
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental


  • National
    Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Baltimore
    Commercial Litigation


  • Seattle
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • Washington, DC

“We appreciate U.S. News’ and Best Lawyers’ recognition of our firm’s strength through our focused, nationwide environmental practice – the only one of its kind.  I also thank our clients and our lawyers, who make our success possible,” said Beveridge & Diamond Chairman Benjamin F. Wilson.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are now in their eighth year and feature law firms whose performance clients and peers consistently rate as impressive. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized Beveridge & Diamond as a top-tier firm each year since the launch of the ratings.

Beveridge & Diamond’s more than 100 lawyers in eight U.S. offices focus on environmental and natural resource law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We help clients resolve critical environmental and sustainability issues relating to their products, facilities, and operations.


Mackie Shea, PC Ranked First Tier Law Firm

Posted November 3, 2017 by

November 1, 2017 – The environmental boutique law firm of Mackie Shea, PC has again received a first tier ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. The firm was ranked Tier 1 for both Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation in the Boston metropolitan area for 2018. The firm also ranked Tier 2 nationally for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation.

Tom Mackie and John Shea have been listed in Best Lawyers for ten years, joined by partner Peter Durning for the second year.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive rating from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Mackie Shea, PC concentrates in environmental, land use and renewable energy law, and related litigation.


Noreen P. Ruggiero

(617) 266-5700