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GZA names Lori Powers to lead Western Michigan market as District Office Manager in Grand Rapids

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GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. (GZA), a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, has named Senior Project Manager Lori Powers to lead the company’s Western Michigan and adjacent markets as District Officer Manager overseeing GZA’s Grand Rapids office.

Powers has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting and environmental due diligence market, having assisted clients with managing and executing hundreds of Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs), asbestos surveys, Phase II investigations, and Brownfield redevelopment projects. She has been integral to GZA’s company-wide PFAS-related consulting services, having helped to lead a multi-million-dollar PFAS investigation over the past several years.  

A member of the West Michigan Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association and the Environmental Bankers Association, Powers joined GZA as part of the company’s 2016 acquisition of Rose & Westra Inc.

GZA CEO Patrick Sheehan said: “Lori has proven, strong, and multi-disciplinary team management and leadership skills and excels at serving commercial, industrial, lending, and legal clients, and mentoring junior staff. Her flexibility, versatility, and commitment are just some of the traits that have helped her succeed in the past.  I look forward to GZA’s continued success in the Grand Rapids market under Lori’s leadership.’’

Powers earned her bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Environmental Health Management from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.