COLUMBUS, Ohio, and NORWOOD, Mass., October 25, 2018 – Carol McKnight, Senior Project Manager at GZA, a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, has been selected as vice president of the newly-launched Ohio chapter of the Women in Energy Network (WEN). The state was originally part of the WEN Appalachia chapter, which covered the Appalachian regions of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
Carol has over 20 years of experience in natural resources permitting and consulting. She is well-versed in the permitting process that accompanies natural resources projects, having prepared permit applications required by NEPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, state EPA agencies, and other local government agencies, as well as licensing documents for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Her years of consulting and advising clients on the regulatory permitting process for new site or expansion developments, natural gas pipeline projects, or other linear projects that may impact surface water and sensitive ecological receptors, provide her with a thorough knowledge of the federal, state and local-level requirements that result in successful project outcomes.
“Ohio has been an active center for energy projects, and Ohioans have traditionally made up a large part of WEN Appalachia. I’m thrilled that we have established WEN Ohio to serve our local energy community and provide a forum for talented women and men in our field to network, benefit from each other’s knowledge, and enjoy each other’s company,” said Carol McKnight. “I look forward to seeing WEN Ohio grow and helping to attract new members and volunteers to our group.”
“Carol’s experience, reputation, and passion for Ohio’s energy community make her a natural choice to help lead WEN’s new Ohio chapter,” said Bill Hadge, CEO of GZA. “GZA congratulates her on this achievement and we look forward to supporting her as she works to inspire a new generation of energy professionals.”
Carol graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1991 with a B.A. in History/Biology and Miami University in 1999 with a M.S. in Environmental Science (Biological Conservation). She is a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control and is a member of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Oil & Gas Associations as well as the Southern Gas Association. Carol currently serves on the Ohio Oil & Gas Association’s Environmental Committee.