LOWELL, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 --
"Lauren O'Donnell is a valuable addition to our team as we strengthen our expertise in the oil and gas markets, where there is significant opportunity for profitable near- and long-term growth," said TRC's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Vincze. "Her knowledge of the U.S. regulatory environment is formidable, and her expertise will complement the wide range of strategic consulting services TRC provides to oil and gas clients."
Prior to joining TRC, O'Donnell was the Director of the Division of Gas-Environment and Engineering at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She directed the preparation, review, and approval of environmental documents for interstate natural gas pipelines, storage facilities, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals across the U.S., and ensured compliance with the FERC's requirements during construction and operation.
O'Donnell said, "I am excited to join TRC where I will apply my deep understanding of U.S. regulatory processes and breadth of experience at the FERC in providing our clients with solutions to their most challenging problems. I look forward to upholding TRC's solid reputation for helping clients develop and implement oil and gas projects in an environmentally responsible manner."
During a 35 year career at FERC, O'Donnell was involved in and responsible for developing and implementing processes to carry out the Commission's environmental responsibilities. She was a principal developer of FERC's pre-filing process for LNG facilities and interstate natural gas pipelines and continued to promote and improve the process over the course of her 35-year career with the FERC. In managing the FERC's natural gas environmental program, she worked collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders including federal, state and local agencies, NGOs, and landowner groups. O'Donnell earned a BA in geology from Ball State University.
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy