SOURCE: Haley & Aldrich

September 17, 2013 10:59 ET

Haley & Aldrich Hires Senior Public Outreach Expert Marion Trieste

Trieste Brings Deep Expertise in Awareness and Stakeholder Engagement to Firm's Clients

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - Environmental and engineering firm Haley & Aldrich today announced that Marion Trieste joins as the leader of the firm's growing public outreach service team. Trieste is a nationally recognized public outreach expert known for her strategy, planning and execution work for environmental and energy organizations across the U.S. She is particularly renowned for her grassroots organizational skills and her ability to connect key stakeholders across affected communities.

Trieste was formerly founder and president of Trieste Associates, where she worked with communities at risk from toxic waste. After working on Hudson River Cleanup projects, Trieste entered the renewable energy field in 2003 in the early days of wind farm development and renewable energy marketing. Prior to that, she spent 10 years with the Sierra Club where she worked on issues ranging from the Clean Air Act to reauthorizing the nation's Superfund law. 

Trieste has built community outreach and public relations campaigns for clients such as BP Wind, Own Energy, Acciona Energy North America, Gamesa Wind, Reunion Power, Malcolm Pirnie, and non-profit organizations, corporations, attorneys and government agencies. At Haley & Aldrich, Trieste will work with clients where public outreach initiatives are an important element of the overall project. The firm's services in this area include community education, media mobilization, public relations, and grassroots campaigns. Trieste will also lead the creation of customer-specific project teams that include environmental, business, government, non-profit, and community stakeholders. 

"Marion's success in helping clients grow community acceptability is a direct result of her ability to actively engage the people and partner organizations most affected by environmental and development decisions," said Marcel Guay, Haley & Aldrich Energy & Infrastructure General Manager. "Our clients will greatly benefit from her passion and commitment to find mutually beneficial and cost effective solutions that meet our client's business objectives while protecting human health and the environment."

Trieste earned a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Wyoming. She is a frequent speaker and has presented at wind and energy conferences worldwide, such as WINDPOWER (2006, 2009, 2013), AWEA Fall Symposium (2009, 2012), Wind Powering America Annual Conference (2012) and the Clean Energy Council Conference (2011). 

About Haley & Aldrich
For more than 55 years, Haley & Aldrich has been advising developers, major institutions and Fortune 100 clients on their geotechnical and environmental challenges. Established in 1957 with a focus on underground engineering and problem solving, today Haley & Aldrich has a resume of more than 25,000 engineering and environmental consulting projects and 27 offices nationwide. Haley & Aldrich serves clients in the aerospace, automotive, education, energy, healthcare, property development, manufacturing, mining, utility, and heavy infrastructure markets in the United States and abroad.

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