Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Margaret Clancy, ESA’s Northwest Biological Resources and Land Management Director, has been named an ESA Vice President and Northwest Regional Director. Margaret takes over the position formerly held by Lloyd Skinner, who is transitioning into retirement.
“Margaret has managed many of the Northwest’s most complex permitting, compliance, and restoration projects, successfully leading multidisciplinary teams, achieving client objectives, and facilitating agreement among stakeholders,” said Gary Oates, ESA’s President. “She is an effective leader with deep technical expertise and strong people skills that our clients and employees truly value. In her new role as Regional Director, Margaret will continue to advance our firm’s integrated services and solutions for clients throughout the Northwest.”
Margaret has more than two decades of experience in project planning, documentation, permitting, and monitoring. She has managed complex permit compliance activities for clients such as the Port of Seattle and she led the conceptual design work for the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Margaret offers expertise in many areas, including wetland assessments, SEPA and NEPA, shoreline master planning, watershed characterizations, restoration planning and design, and mitigation planning and implementation. From assisting local jurisdictions with critical area ordinances to permitting transportation improvements, assisting with initiatives related to mitigation effectiveness to projects that integrate resource management and land use, Margaret helps clients make sound policy and project decisions that balance an array of needs.
Margaret is a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists and holds a Wetland Science and Management Certification from the University of Washington.