As an Aviation Specialist and Project Manager at ESA, Chris brings specialized experience working at the intersection of environmental policy, business process improvement, and public engagement while building relationships across a wide range of stakeholder groups to improve environmental outcomes.
Before joining ESA, Chris worked for six years as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Headquarters project manager leading numerous environmental projects. While there, he led efforts to enhance community involvement policies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance processes, and analysis tools. He directed a multi-stakeholder effort to refine community involvement practices for air traffic modernization projects, including the FAA’s national Metroplex airspace redesign program.
At the FAA’s Office of Environment and Energy (FAA AEE), Chris co-managed the production of the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT), which superseded the Integrated Noise Model, the Emissions and Dispersion Modeling System, and the Noise Integrated Routing System – three regulatory environmental analysis tools that were industry-standard for decades. He also co-managed the production of the FAA’s Aviation Emissions and Air Quality Handbook Version 3, which advanced air emissions analysis guidance for aviation projects nation-wide.
This experience and his passion for transportation justice has made Chris an incredibly valuable team member for ESA’s Airports group, as well as a key player in ESA’s ongoing pursuit for environmental justice and equitable community outreach efforts.
Chris has earned two Master of Science degrees, one in Technology and Policy and the other in Aeronautics and Astronautics, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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