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Craig Swanson Added to Rhode Island Chapter Leadership Team

Posted September 26, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Craig Swanson of Swanson Environmental Associates, LLC will be joining the EBC Rhode Island Chapter Leadership Team. Craig has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, and looks forward to contributing his industry knowledge to the Rhode Island Chapter as a member of the Leadership Team.

J. Craig Swanson, PhD, Principal Associate
Swanson Environmental Associates LLC
78 Sycamore Lane, Saunderstown, RI 02874
401.741.4983  //  craig.swanson@swansonenvironmental.com

Dr. Swanson is a Principal Associate of Swanson Environmental Associates, which he founded in 2015. He was a Senior Associate of RPS ASA between 2011 and 2015and a Cofounder and Principal of Applied Science Associates from 1979 to 2011. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and the University of Bridgeport, respectively, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

His initial professional focus was on the development and use of hydrodynamic, water quality, sediment and pollutant transport computer models to provide quantitative solutions for public and private sector clients in river, lake, estuarine, coastal and shelf environments. Dr. Swanson has directed the application of these models and associated field programs to solve a wide variety of problems in these aquatic surface water environments located in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Swanson’s professional activities have included former Rhode Island Chapter Chair and former member of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Business Council.

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Jim Ricker Added to New Hampshire Chapter Leadership Team

Posted September 17, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Jim Ricker of Wilcox & Barton, Inc. will be joining the EBC New Hampshire Chapter Leadership Team. Jim has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, and looks forward to contributing his industry knowledge to the New Hampshire Chapter as a member of the Leadership Team.

James P. Ricker, P.G., Vice President – Manager, NH, VT, ME Environmental
Wilcox & Barton, Inc.
#1B Commons Drive, Unit 12 B, Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
603.369.4190 x508  //  jricker@wilcoxandbarton.com

James Ricker has nearly 30 years of experience as an Operations Manager, State Agency Contract Manager, Client Services Manager, Project Manager, Project Geologist, and business development professionals in the environmental consulting, engineering, and construction industry. This includes more than 18 years of experience managing projects under a contract with the New Hampshire Department of Environment Services (NHDES), including nine years as the Contract Program Manager. He is proficient in the investigations of sites impacted by methyl tert-butyl ether (MtBE) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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Sue Courtemanche Added to Rhode Island Chapter Leadership Team

Posted August 3, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Sue Courtemanche of Tighe & Bond will be joining the EBC Rhode Island Chapter Leadership Team. Sue has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, and looks forward to contributing her industry knowledge to the Rhode Island Chapter as a member of the Leadership Team.

Suzanne C. Courtemanche, LSP, CHMM, Senior Project Manager
Tighe & Bond
300 West Exchange Street, Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903
401.455.4303  //  scourtemanche@tighebond.com

Sue Courtemanche is a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) who specializes in environmental site investigation and remediation projects, environmental auditing, and environmental compliance and permitting for a variety of private and public-sector clients. She has over 33 years of professional environmental consulting experience in the Northeastern United States. Ms. Courtemanche is active in the Massachusetts LSPA and previously served as its President, and as Chairman of the Education Committee. She is currently on the Pawtucket Foundation Board of Directors and has served several terms on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals (RISEP). Sue has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

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Laura Wildman Added to Dam Management Committee Leadership Team

Posted June 26, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Laura Wildman of Princeton Hydro, LLC will be joining the EBC Dam Management Committee Leadership Team. Recently joining the EBC as a Member (Princeton Hydro), Laura looks forward to contributing her industry knowledge to the Dam Management Committee as a member of the Leadership Team.

Laura Wildman, P.E., Director, New England Regional Office
Princeton Hydro, LLC
931 Main Street, Suite 2, South Glastonbury, CT, 06073
860.652.8911  //  lwildman@princetonhydro.com

Laura Wildman is a professional water resource and fisheries engineer and the Director of the New England Regional Office for Princeton Hydro, a New Jersey based firm focused on the ecological restoration of rivers, lakes, wetlands, floodplains, and coastal zones.  Ms. Wildman is well know in the fields of dam removal and fish passage, regularly publishing, presenting, and instructing on these topics nationally and internationally. She is the former Chief Engineer with American Rivers and holds an MS degree in Environmental Science/Management from Yale University and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont.

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Michelle O’Brien Added to Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee Leadership Team

Posted June 19, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Michelle O’Brien of Pierce Atwood LLP will be joining the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee Leadership Team. Michelle has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, as she also serves on the EBC Board of Directors, and looks forward to contributing her industry knowledge to the Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee as a member of the Leadership Team.

Michelle N. O’Brien, Partner
Pierce Atwood LLP
100 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
617.488.8146  //  mobrien@PierceAtwood.com

Michelle has more than 20 years of experience dealing with site remediation and redevelopment issues, both as an assistant attorney general in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and in private practice.  She represents parties in cost recovery and property damage claims involving releases of oil and hazardous materials, and assists clients with real estate transactions involving contaminated properties.  She also defends companies in environmental enforcement matters at the federal, state, and local levels.

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