Diane Y. Baxter, P.E., LEED AP, of GZA Promoted to Senior Project Manager

PROVIDENCE RI AND NORWOOD MA…ISSUED May 21, 2011… GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, has announced that Diane Y. Baxter, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, has been promoted to Senior Project Manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental’s Providence RI office.

A resident of Cranston, RI, Dr. Baxter joined GZA in 2000 as a geotechnical engineer for a variety of geotechnical, marine, and environmental engineering projects.  She has acted as field engineer, project engineer, and project manager, and has experience providing foundation recommendations, geotechnical site investigations, construction monitoring, earth support system design, seepage analysis, liquefaction analysis, and slope stability analyses. 

Prior to joining GZA, Dr. Baxter has worked for Metcalf & Eddy Inc. in Wakefield, Massachusetts and James K. Mitchell in Blacksburg, Virginia on a variety of geotechnical and environmental consulting projects. Dr. Baxter has managed geotechnical aspects of recent projects including Waterplace Luxury Residences, Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind RI Offshore Wind Farm, RI Hospital Bridge Building, Roger Williams Park Zoo Elephant Barn, and geothermal evaluation for Providence Schools.

Dr. Baxter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University in Massachusetts and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. She earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Rhode Island and a  LEED Accredited Professional. 

“Diane has demonstrated the values and integrity that are critical to GZA as we constantly strive to better serve our clients,” said William R. Beloff, President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. “We are pleased to recognize Diane for her commitment, excellence and her outstanding performance.”