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GZA’s Sean Leary receives Environmental Bankers Association 2024 President’s Award

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GZA  is pleased to announce that Sean Leary, GZA Associate Principal and Vice President of Transaction Risk Management, has been honored by the Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) with its prestigious 2024 President’s Award following a distinguished term serving on the EBA Board of Governors for the past five years. In his remarks, President Dave Lambert of Wells Fargo Bank thanked Mr. Leary for his many years of service to the organization, “during which time he provided great leadership, planning, and insight, which EBA will benefit from for many years to come.”

Headquartered in Marietta, Ga., outside Atlanta, the EBA is a non-profit trade association that represents the financial services industry, including bank and non-bank financial institutions, insurers, asset management firms and those who provide services to them. In addition to financial institutions, EBA’s members include environmental consultants, appraisers, and environmental information management firms; property & casualty insurers and brokers; and environmental, real estate and trust attorneys. Mr. Leary cochairs the Content Committee charged with developing education for the organization.

GZA President and CEO Patrick Sheehan said: “On behalf of all his colleagues at GZA, I want to congratulate Sean for this distinguished recognition by EBA for his national leadership in a wide range of professional environmental consulting services including site assessments and investigations and planning and implementing remedial response actions and brownfields redevelopment. Sean’s technical, client service, and staff development skills are appreciated by all of us at GZA.’’

Leary joined GZA in 2019 through the firm’s acquisition of Vieau Associates Inc., a nationally recognized consultants to property buyers, owners, lenders, and developers. He is also GZA’s District Office Manager for the Minneapolis operation. Mr. Leary also serves as a National Instructor for ASTM International, where he teaches Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment courses to a diverse profile of industry professionals and regulatory officials.