Overview of Environmental Planning and Management

Geosyntec's approach prepares our practitioners for the most complex and challenging environmental management projects. Geosyntec's approach prepares our practitioners for the most complex and challenging environmental management projects.

Geosyntec assists our clients in managing risk while achieving their organizational goals for environmental stewardship and financial management. Our environmental management services build compliance solutions, generate defensible valuations of impaired properties, distinguish between potential and actual environmental risks, and reduce energy and water resource utilization.

Environmental Management Systems and Compliance

Our environmental management system (EMS) and compliance practitioners are experts with detailed knowledge of businesses, permitting, and evaluation and generation of actionable reviews and recommendations. Through our holistic approach, our practitioners assist clients in complying with local, state, and national laws and regulations and offer other services.

Capital, Assets, and Transactions Advisory (CAT)

As part of our international business consultancy practice, Geosyntec CAT provides unique advisory services that combine our knowledge of global transactions and environmental services with our local presence. As an independent third party with experience built upon our internationally renowned engineering and scientific expertise, our practitioners can provide unbiased, objective advice that applies real-world, market-tested knowledge of project risk and return in the context of competitive, regulatory, cost, and demand drivers.

As a strategic partner in the CAT Alliance (an association of three international firms: Geosyntec, COWI, and Tauw), we can assist our clients with their merger, acquisition, and divestiture efforts via a network of more than 13,000 professionals in more than 50 countries. With this global platform of excellence and our practice areas covering broad asset classes, we can readily bring this knowledge to bear on our advisory engagements.

Environmental Liability Valuation (ELV)

With our expertise in the evaluation of environmental liabilities and opportunities, our clients have a greater understanding of cost certainty and liability valuations. The technical analysis that our practitioners provide potentially reduces both the size and share of cost allocations related to insurance transactions, risk transfer, financial reporting, and portfolio management.

Due Diligence

Geosyntec's environmental due diligence practitioners specialize in assisting mergers, divestitures, and acquisitions (MD&A) activities by locating environmental liabilities and their underlying financial and business risks. Our professionals combine their technical expertise with environmental assessment experience to produce streamlined recommendations designed to enhance deal flow.

Lead Consultants

  • Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
    Mike Kavanaugh is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of consulting experience focused on the areas of water quality, water treatment, and groundwa ...
  • Michael Berman, P.E., CHMM
    Michael Berman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with 25 years of experience focused on evaluating the nature and extent of environmental contamination or developing mode ...
  • Jane Besch
    Jane Besch is a Principal Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on environmental health and safety (EH&S). Her primary technical expertise includes EH&S ...
  • Randy Brandt, P.G.
    Randy Brandt is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 30 years of management and technical experience with environmental and hazardous waste issues. He has focused on dev ...
  • Robert Bruce, P.E.
    Robert Bruce is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Texas with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering projects. Robert speciali ...
  • Paul Botek, P.G.
    Paul Botek is a Principal Geologist based in Maryland with more than 15 years of experience focused on the assessment and restoration of contaminated sites, provision of environmental management se ...
  • Susan Hill, P.E.
    Susan Hill, P.E., a Senior Principal at Geosyntec, is an Environmental Engineer with more than 30 years of experience focused on the investigation and remediation of sediment mega sites. She has wo ...
  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson is a Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 20 years of experience focused on earth site investigation and remediation, groundwater assessment and remediation, sub ...
  • Neal Durant, Ph.D.
    Neal Durant is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites. Neal serves ...
  • Robert Anderson, LHG, CWRE
    Bob Anderson is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist with more than 30 years of experience focused on water resources development and management for clients in the western United States. His technical ...
  • David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E.
    David Espinoza is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of regulated containment facilities, and more recently, financi ...
  • Paul Brookner, P.G.
    Paul Brookner is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Minnesota with more than 25 years of experience focused as a regulator, consultant, and environmental manager for a multinational corpora ...
  • Douglas Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP
    Doug Larson is a Senior Principal Engineer who has worked on the investigation and cleanup of hazardous waste sites throughout the United States since 1985. He is a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) ...
  • Kate Graf
    Kate Graf is a Principal based in Pennsylvania with more than 20 years of experience who focuses on providing air quality services to industrial clients. Her experience spans environmental engineer ...
  • Sam Williams, P.G., CHG
    Sam Williams is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination at ...
  • Nandra Weeks, P.E.
    Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on the engineering and remediation issues associated with envir ...
  • J. Chris Herin, P.G.
    J. Chris Herin is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist practitioner in the field of environmental risk management and minimization based in Florida with more than 30 years of environmental consulting ...
  • Poppy Staub
    Margaret "Poppy" Staub is a Senior Principal Geologist and Environmental Engineer based in Colorado with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, Superfund site managem ...
  • Tom Peel, Ph.D.
    Tom Peel is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental science and engineering including the development of regulatory and risk-based strateg ...
  • Todd Hagemeyer, P.G.
    Todd Hagemeyer is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on development of environmental management solutions for the manufacturing and ser ...
  • Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
    Chriso Petropoulou is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Illinois with more than 25 years of consulting experience focused on a wide variety of clients in the industrial manufacturi ...
  • Marcus Ford, CGeol.
    Marcus Ford is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in the United Kingdom with nearly 30 years of experience focused on environmental liability management and the assessment and remediation of c ...
  • Elaina Modlin, P.E.
    Elaina Modlin is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on a wide variety of environmental services including regulatory compliance and pe ...
  • Jenna Newcombe, CHMM
    Jenna Newcombe is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than 20 years of experience in environmental management. She has advised some of the largest property owners in th ...
  • Anica Haynes
    Anica Haynes is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Louisiana and with more than 15 years of experience focused on diverse technical and project management experience in environmental consulti ...
  • Andrew Montgomery, P.E.
    Andrew Montgomery is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 20 years of environmental consulting experience focused on developing regulatory and risk-based strategies to achiev ...
  • James Stout, BCES
    Jim Stout is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in Texas with more than 31 years of experience focused on the effective management of environmental remediation projects for private an ...
  • Denise Tripp
    Denise Tripp is a Senior Consultant based in Massachusetts with more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental assessment and remediation and litigation support projects for the paper, p ...
  • Scott McCann, P.E.
    Scott McCann is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Flor ...
  • Dale Prokopchak, CIH, CSP
    Dale Prokopchak is a Principal Industrial Hygienist and Occupational Safety Specialist with more than 30 years of experience as a leader in industrial hygiene, safety, corporate environmental, heal ...
  • Jimmy Whitmer, P.G., CHMM
    Jimmy Whitmer is a Senior Principal Geologist and Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience directing multidisciplinary projects focused on water supply development, sit ...
  • Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE
    Matthew Bardol is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of diverse environmental and water resource engineering experience, providing a breadth of technical expertise to address the m ...
  • Gregory Roush, P.G.
    Gregory Roush is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on directing multidisciplinary projects involving site assessments and corrective action ...
  • Melissa (Schmitt) Asher, P.E.
    Melissa (Schmitt) Asher is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Washington State with more than 10 years of professional experience focused on contaminated site assessment, remediation, and ...
  • Thomas Bristol
    Thomas Bristol is a Principal Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 18 years of experience in environmental consulting focused in the areas of environmental regulatory compliance; ecolog ...
  • Suzanne Gabriele
    Suzanne Gabriele is a Senior Engineer based in Colorado with more than 25 years of professional experience focused in the areas of environmental policy and management systems development and implem ...
  • AW Armstrong
    AW Armstrong is a Senior Principal based in Texas with more than 20 years of consulting experience focused on compliance assurance, operational risk management (ORM), environmental, health and safe ...
  • Trevor Carlson
    Trevor Carlson is a Principal Environmental Consultant based in Saskatchewan with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental remediation projects including the characterization and r ...
  • Jill Johnson, P.G.
    Jill Johnson is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Florida with more than 17 years of experience focused on a wide range of environmental projects, including groundwater monitoring and reporting, ...
  • Eric Kovich, P.E.
    Eric Kovich is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of professional experience focused in the areas of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) regulatory co ...
  • John Hollar, P.E.
    John Hollar is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience advising a variety of industrial, power, and government clients in the development ...
  • Jamey Dotson
    Jamey Dotson is a Principal Engineer based in Tennessee with more than 16 years of professional experience focused in the areas of civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering; program manage ...
  • Jason Kerstiens, P.E.
    Jason Kerstiens is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer with over 17 years of experience providing process engineering, regulatory compliance, water resource optimization, and strategic pla ...
  • Chuck Whisman, P.E.
    Chuck Whisman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 23 years of professional experience focused in the areas of soil and groundwater assessment/remediation, system opt ...
  • Ron Arcuri, P.G.
    Ron Arcuri is a Senior Consultant based in Pennsylvania with more than 20 years of experience providing innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet client business objectives, who has led project ...
  • David Richardson, P.E, P.G.
    David Richardson is a Senior Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 27 years of consulting experience focused on managing and executing environmental and engineering projects for private and pu ...
  • George Hollerbach, P.E., CSP
    George Hollerbach is a Senior Principal Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 35 years of experience focused on water and wastewater, remediation, construction management, environmental healt ...
  • Todd Kafka, P.G.
    Todd Kafka is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Florida with more than 23 years of professional experience focused on site assessment, remediation, and hydrogeological investigations for industri ...
  • Wade Burcham, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
    Wade Burcham is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Alabama with more than 21 years of professional experience focused on natural stream stabilization, water resources engineering ...
  • Nathan Higgerson
    Nathan Higgerson is a Principal based in Missouri with more than 18 years of experience in both the consulting and private industries focused on fossil fuel and renewable power, mining, environment ...
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