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Katie Ross-Smith promoted to Business Unit Leader in California

Cardno is pleased to announce the promotion of Katie Ross-Smith, PhD to Business Unit Leader in Northern California, United States.

In her new position, Katie will serve as a leader within the company’s natural resources business, guiding the implementation of the unit’s business plan, focusing on client relationship management, project management, and new business opportunities. She will be leading a group with multiple services lines, including hydroelectric relicensing and compliance, civil and environmental engineering, environmental permitting, recreation facility design and engineering, cultural resources, environmental restoration, environmental impacts assessments, natural resource management, and land planning.

Katie has a PhD from the University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences and has been with Cardno since 2003. She has been providing technical expertise and management for a variety of water resource, river restoration, and watershed condition assessment projects for private, government, and non-governmental organizations, and has supported several large hydroelectric relicensing and compliance projects.

“Katie has really earned this promotion. She has a strong background and an in-depth understanding of the various challenges our team and clients may face on large natural resources projects,” said Luke De Hayr, Cardno Vice President, Natural Resources Area Manager. “She is a valuable asset to Cardno and our clients throughout California.”

For more information contact:

Katie Ross-Smith, PhD
Business Unit Leader, Natural Resources
Phone: +1-916-386-3820

Nancy Cline
Director Client Marketing & Communications
Phone: +1-813-664-4500

Natural Resources Business Unit leader

Katie Ross-Smith, Business Unit Leader, Natural Resources