Katherine Mason Receives the Environmental Business Council of New England Ascending Leader Award

July 27, 2018 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that Katherine Mason, Project Manager with Charter Contracting Company, LLC, is a recipient of the 2018 EBC Ascending Leader Award.

Katherine began her career as a field engineer with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, the largest dredging contractor in the United States, and moved quickly through the ranks in an otherwise male-dominated industry. Starting as a Field Engineer, her passion for her work and her drive to master each task, coupled with her desire for new opportunities, proved to be a winning combination. During her tenure, she worked across 20 states, in every condition and ecosystem, in every role, until she was promoted to Project Manager. She was an inaugural member of the company’s Safety Committee and was recognized with a safety excellence award in 2010.

In 2016, Katherine transitioned to her role as Project Manager at Charter and again became heavily involved in the Company’s Safety Steering Committee while welcoming new opportunities that pushed her outside of her comfort zone. As Project Manager for the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, a complex upland project managing TSCA and lead wastes within a very small footprint, a scope she had never managed before, she delivered a successful project close-out with zero safety incidents.

Katherine is a member of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Actively involved in outreach with SWE, she has tutored students and participated in fundraising events raising scholarship money for women pursuing a career in engineering. In her spare time Katherine participates in Community Conservation and Beach Restoration and Clean-up Committees in and around her Town.

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.

Katherine 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 [email protected]