Shea Thornbury Joins ESA as Strategic Business Development Director


Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce Shea Thornbury has joined our San Diego office as a Strategic Business Development Director. She will be working to grow ESA’s practices in the Southern California marketplace, with a focus on infrastructure and utilities.
Shea’s background is rooted in technical water and wastewater infrastructure engineering, with a decade of practice in the United States and abroad in England, Scotland, and Australia. After her return to San Diego, she shifted her career path to focus on strategic business development and client service. Shea is particularly astute in anticipating potential project challenges, facilitating open lines of communication, and developing approaches that meet clients’ varying needs and perspectives.

“This is a new position for ESA,” explains Bobbette Biddulph, the firm’s Southern California Regional Director. “With Shea on our team, we have a unique ability to better connect with our existing and potential new clients in the area and further our short- and long-term strategic initiatives in our region and as part of the national practice.”

In addition to developing business savvy during the past 23 years of her career, Shea also holds master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering and in business administration, both from San Diego State University. A true Southern Californian at heart, she spends her free time outdoors, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking.