HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RES, the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider, announced today that Heather Haynes-Long, Esq., CPESC, current Region Regulatory Director in Warrenton, Virginia, will be relocating to Columbus, Ohio this month to lead the new RES Northeast Region office as Client Solutions Manager. As RES Client Solutions Manager, she brings over a decade of experience in developing wetland and water resource solutions for industry and the public sector.
Ms. Haynes-Long began her professional career with the Ohio Attorney General’s office working on various types of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) enforcement actions including, stormwater program development and permit compliance. She conducted biological assessments for Ohio EPA during the development of their rapid assessment method for wetland classification and her law school thesis work was in the area of state regulation of isolated wetlands. She holds a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Environmental Law from Capital University Law School (2005) and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Marietta College. While in Warrenton, Haynes-Long was instrumental in bank and permittee responsible mitigation development, restoration design and permitting, TMDL nutrient removal projects, threatened and endangered species habitat protection and erosion and sediment control planning.
In 2015, Heather Haynes-Long was appointed President of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) Prince William Chapter and co-founded the Professional Women in Building Council within NVBIA.
The new Columbus, Ohio office will offer turnkey ecological restoration, habitat improvement, and water quality projects allowing developers to accelerate their time to permit, reduce operational and regulatory risk, and transfer mitigation liability. “I’m excited to bring high quality environmental solutions to my home state,” said Heather Haynes-Long, Client Solutions Manager for RES. “Our team will help public and private sector clients comply with regulations, streamline their permitting process and supply wetland, stream, habitat, and stormwater solutions that improve water resources and quality of life in local communities.”
“As RES Client Solutions Manager, Heather will work with clients to solve their environmental permitting issues in support of responsible economic growth and job creation across Ohio,” said Conor Gillespie, General Manager of RES Northeast Region. “Not only does she bring a vast knowledge in regulatory, inspection and design services to the RES Ohio office, she brings heart, passion and dedication to wetland and stream conservation for the state.”
Founded in 2007, RES is one of the fastest-growing environmental companies in the US and has been recognized with numerous awards by the Environmental Business Journal for excellence in restoration and business achievement. RES is known for proactively managing operational risk in environmentally sensitive areas by navigating complex regulations and streamlining permitting for economic development.