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Melissa Smith
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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Announces Appointment of Peggy Derrick to Vice President

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Announces Appointment of Peggy Derrick to Vice President

Hunt Valley, Maryland (19 February 2014)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peggy Derrick to the position of Vice President. A Profit Center Manager for EA’s mid-Atlantic natural resources operations, Peggy works in the firm’s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland. A 22-year veteran of the environmental consulting industry, Peggy began her career at EA in 1995 as a project scientist. In 2009, she assumed leadership of EA’s Maryland-based natural resources specialists and, in 2012, took on the additional leadership responsibility for EA’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A recognized expert in sediment characterization and dredged material management studies, Peggy has consulted with dozens of port authorities, port tenants, public-private partnerships, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on programs involving millions of cubic yards of sediment. In addition to her management responsibilities, she continues to provide technical expertise on projects for EA’s private sector clients, as well as state and federal governmental agencies. This includes serving as Principal Scientist for EA’s contract with Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for contaminated sediment characterization and remediation, and aquatic habitat restoration services under the Great Lakes National Program Office/Great Lakes Legacy Act. Peggy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Goucher College and Master of Science degree in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences from the University of Maryland. She is active in industry associations and professional societies including the American Association of Port Authorities, Western Dredging Association, National Association of Environmental Professionals, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and Sediment Management Work Group.

In making today’s announcement, Ian MacFarlane, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “Peggy possesses a unique blend of technical expertise, industry experience, and business savvy. As an 18-year veteran of EA, she has a deep understanding of our core values, and has taken client responsiveness, commitment, and quality to new heights over her impressive career. We are delighted to recognize her efforts through this officer-level appointment.”

About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.

EA provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 400 professionals through a network of 23 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 40 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.