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GZA names Sean Leary to lead Minnesota market as Edina District Office Manager

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GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. (GZA), a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, has named Associate Principal Sean Leary to lead GZA’s Minnesota market as District Office Manager in Edina.

Leary, a specialist in environmental site investigations and remediation, joined GZA in 2019 as part of the firm’s acquisition of Vieau Associates Inc., a nationally recognized consultants to property buyers, owners, lenders, and developers in both the private and public sectors. Over his 15 years with Vieau, Leary helped grow the firm’s practice in environmental due diligence, brownfields remediation, vapor intrusion mitigation, petroleum remediation, and asbestos, lead, and mold assessment and abatement. 

Leary is an ASTM International accredited instructor in standards for environmental site assessments as well as content production. He was recently elected to a second term on the Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) Board of Governors, where he leads the content committee responsible for organizational education and serves as a representative to the consulting membership. 

GZA CEO Patrick Sheehan said: “Sean serves a diverse group of clients, including lenders, investors, developers, attorneys, and other real estate professionals, primarily providing Phase I environmental site assessments, Phase II Investigations, property condition assessments, and voluntary remedial response action planning/implementation. He knows and understands the Minnesota market well and, with his strong mentoring, technical, and client services skills, will thrive in his new role.’’

Leary earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Biology from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.