July 27, 2018 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that Julie Eaton, Project Engineer and Lead Resiliency Engineer with Weston & Sampson, is a recipient of the 2018 EBC Ascending Leader Award.
Julie began at Weston & Sampson in their Environmental, Geotechnical, & Energy group working on a range of geotechnical, environmental, and resiliency projects. Initially responsible for performing dam safety inspections, conducting subsurface investigations and soil classification, performing environmental sampling, and providing representation on-site and during construction, Julie quickly began providing targeted engineering services and advice related to infrastructure resiliency and climate change adaptation. While still fulfilling her geotechnical responsibilities, she firmly established herself in this relatively new market area, encouraged Weston & Sampson’s corporate growth in this critical industry, and is now their Lead Resiliency Engineer.
She became a certified Engineer-in-Training in 2015 and a Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Provider in 2017. Julie routinely promotes, attends, and participates in industry events like conferences, summits, and panels and tirelessly supports colleagues, peers, and clients in their pursuit of resilient design and preparedness. She has delivered thought-provoking climate adaptation presentations at Environmental Business Council (EBC) events, the Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC), and for the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA); she is also an active member of the Steering Committee for the Climate Adaptation Forum co-sponsored by the EBC and the UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab.
Julie leads by example, hard work, initiative, and dedication to the environment and is as comfortable and composed in the field assessing and documenting overnight storm effects on a flooded facility as she is in front of an interview committee for a high-stakes opportunity or effortlessly networking at an industry event. She has an innate understanding of how to balance the complexities of stakeholder management with resilient design and can explain high-level concepts to a variety of audiences with ease. A natural leader, communicator, and collaborator, Julie regularly seeks out opportunities for growth and improvement and encourages others to exceed their own expectations as well.
Each year, the EBC recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Recipients are leaders within their own organizations, often acting as mentors to junior staff, providing thought leadership on critical issues, and leading teams on difficult or large projects. They also represent their organizations through participation in industry associations and committees, supporting the growth of the environmental and energy sectors. Early career success and rapid advancement in the industry are hallmarks of award recipients, who are often involved civically as well.
Julie will be honored at the EBC Annual Summer Garden Party in Boston on August 9, 2018.
The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.