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GZA GeoEnvironmental names Curt Spalding as Senior Consultant

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GZA has named Curt Spalding, a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency New England Regional Administrator, as a Senior Consultant based in GZA’s Providence offices.

Spalding, who also served for 18 years as Executive Director of the Providence-based environmental advocacy organization Save the Bay and as a Professor of the Practice at the Institute at Brown University for Environment and Society (IBES), will join GZA’s consulting engineering services team, supporting environmental protection, resiliency, and sustainability.

GZA President and CEO Patrick Sheehan said: “Curt brings to GZA an extraordinary breadth of experience in the public and private sectors and unparalleled knowledge of the complex sustainability and resilience issues facing communities in New England and throughout the United States. He is also highly qualified to help states and municipalities access resources provided by The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and address challenges in the areas of environmental protection, resiliency, and sustainability, We are excited to add his expertise to the work GZA professionals do every day to help clients solve complex problems in natural and built environments.”

During his years at the EPA, Spalding oversaw the development of long-term holistic restoration plans for some of New England’s most iconic waters including Lake Champlain, Long Island Sound, the waters of Cape Cod, and Narragansett Bay and supported the advance green infrastructure through next generation of federal storm water general permits for Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As the Owner and principal consultant for a private consulting firm since 2017, Spalding also served as founding organizer of the Brown-based Providence Resilience Partnership.
Spalding earned his BA in political science from Hobart College and Master of Public Administration from the University at Albany, SUNY - Rockefeller College.