“The EBC brings together not just those of us in the environmental consulting and engineering work force but also our regulatory counterparts, our clients, not-for-profits and a wide variety of other stakeholders all of whom have the common thread of caring for our environment. The EBC provides a forum in which many different perspectives can be shared which ultimately makes us that much better informed and hopefully enables smarter decisions in the long run.”
Rick Mandile, Principal SAGE Environmental Inc.
“EBC provides a valuable forum for networking, training, and access to decision makers in the environmental industry. I have found my involvement with EBC to be invaluable to my professional growth, training, and leadership.”
Frank Ricciardi, CEO Weston & Sampson
“EBC, through its numerous and varied high-quality programs has allowed me to keep in touch with colleagues and clients, even under the constraints of the pandemic/virtual world we’ve been in. I was recently able to catch up and have a chat during an EBC virtual event with a client I met at a previous EBC in-person event and talk about possible upcoming work.”
David Billo, Office Manager Sovereign Consulting, Inc.
“EBC has played an essential role in my professional development by advancing my career and growing my network. Through EBC, I have had the opportunity to learn more about other players in the industry, regulations, and new technologies, all while focusing on the advancement of ascending professionals. I am thankful I was encouraged to join EBC!”
Elizabeth (Liz) Desjardins, Staff Engineer Tighe & Bond
“I have been working with EBC for about 4 years and was able to become a leader for their Emerging Contaminant program. I find EBC to be extremely valuable. I know firsthand the extensive thought process that goes into the planning of their educational programs. Their programs provide the resources that allow environmental professionals access to pertinent information. On a local level, I have found it allows for great networking opportunities and I look forward to returning to the in-person events.”
Elizabeth Denly, PFAS Initiative Leader & Chemistry Director TRC Companies, Inc.
“Many, many thanks to the excellent staff and membership of the EBCNE. It is a tremendous platform to make professional connections; to educate and be educated; and socialize with colleagues. The EBC has been and will continue to be a major part of our firm’s and my own business and professional development plans.”
Thomas Mackie, Senior Counsel Burns & Levinson LLP
“Membership in the EBC has provided Site Redevelopment Technologies unprecedented access to officials at both the state and federal levels regarding regulatory issues. This information would take major investments in time and resources otherwise. Our team has benefited by our association with the EBC for many years and many new environmental regulations as a result.”
David Peter, CEO Site Redevelopment Technologies
“EBC programming, whether virtual or in-person, has been a great way to become and to stay connected with the regional environmental professional community. I look forward to learning new things and meeting new people with every event.”
Konrad Kulacki, Managing Scientist Exponent
“National Grid is proud to be a long-time member of EBCNE. The staff is professional and courteous, the topics are timely and relevant, and the programs are well planned and well executed. EBCNE offers high value engagement with senior leaders from government, academia, industry, and advocacy groups, all of whom have important roles to play in addressing climate change.”
Robert (Bob) Moran, Manager, Community and Customer Management National Grid
“I’ve been an active member of the EBC for many years. Through EBC I regularly connect and collaborate with colleagues and friends. The business relationships I have gained though participation in EBC make working in the environmental business both more productive and more enjoyable. “
Jonathan Kitchen, Principal Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
“EBC involvement has proved to serve an integral role in our growth and expansion within the dams and remediation construction sectors in New England. Active committee and program participation and sponsorship have allowed us to significantly expand our prospective consultant and client marketing reach while also ensuring that we are up-to-date and involved in continuously evolving new technologies and industry specific regulations.”
Dan Galante, President T Ford Company, Inc.
“EBC’s consistent high quality programming helps us stay informed about environmental and regulatory developments and provides meaningful opportunities to connect with peers and regulators. As an active member, both planning and attending EBC programs has been very beneficial for our staff. EBC’s focus on advancing the environmental industry results in important conversations and results and we are glad to be members!”
Stacy Minihane, Senior Associate, PWS Beals and Thomas, Inc.
“Being involved with the Ascending Professionals Committee has been a great opportunity to help plan networking and educational events for those starting out in the industry. The EBC professional development events are high quality, and I love the opportunities to network with professionals from different sectors of the environmental industry.”
Tori Ward, Project Engineer GZA
“Beveridge & Diamond values EBC for the opportunity to lead, participate in, and learn from the substantive webinars that EBC regularly hosts about key environmental issues affecting the New England business community. No regional group has mastered the form as well as EBC, including the opportunity to mingle and network with fellow environmental professionals, both virtually and (someday again) in person. As environmental lawyers, we need to stay current on the latest developments in environmental law and practice, and we need to know the issues that are keeping our clients and business partners up at night. EBC makes this possible for us.”
Eric Klein, Principal Beveridge & Diamond PC
“I’m proud that Tetra Tech continues to support EBCNE as corporate member and sponsor. As an active member of EBCNE, I’m involved with the planning of monthly program meetings for the Solid Waste Committee. This allows me to interact with other stakeholders to address the challenges we face as environmental professionals. EBCNE events, whether live or virtual, are always great educational and networking opportunities.”
Debra Darby, Organics Practice Lead Tetra Tech
“I can’t think of an organization that offers a wider array of relevant, topical programs for those of us in the environmental industry than the EBC. The extent of program offerings is exceptional, bringing together leaders throughout the industry who speak to the latest issues we’re facing, how we’re responding to these issues, and the challenges and success stories experienced along the way. If you want to know what the hot topics are in our field, follow the EBC – it’s the organization that will bring them to you.”
Stephen Wright, Vice President Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
“Being involved in the EBC provides me with thought-provoking opportunities to stay informed about cutting edge environmental topics. I also enjoy meeting and networking with environmental professionals throughout New England.”
Christine Dieter, Partner Hinckley Allen
“Joining the EBC has been one of the best decisions of my professional career. Not only has the EBC helped me gain technical knowledge regarding emerging contaminants, climate & costal resiliency, and green building/infrastructure projects, it has also opened up a whole new world of professional connections from different industries. Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, EBC’s virtual programs have remained relevant and helped foster a number of new connections throughout the Environmental and Energy industries that have significantly helped me expand my network.”
Vin Gandolfo, Vice President Aon
“EBC is excellent at staying at the forefront of environmental issues, regulations and initiatives and provides consistent content and connection to many leading environmental voices. Fuss & O’Neill appreciates the knowledge sharing and personal connections EBC contributes to help improve our profession and our environment”
John Chambers, Executive Vice President of Operations Fuss & O’Neill
“Woods Hole Group is proud to be an active member of the EBC. Members of our staff participate on a variety of committees, sponsorship opportunities, and as a member of the Board and Executive Committee. EBC provides a platform to actively advance the environmental industry, including access to decision-makers, clients, and teaming partners. EBC also affords our staff, including Ascending Professionals, a variety of career development opportunities to contribute to committees, organize programs, offer their expertise, learn, network, and develop leadership skills.”