WTS-Boston Member on the Move: Jessica Kenny

WTS-Boston congratulates Jessica Kenny for her promotion to the position of Director of Environmental Services of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. This appointment is the first step in a reorganization of MassDOT’s Environmental Services to include merging with the Environmental Compliance Group. This reformed Environmental Services group will report to Deputy Chief Engineer for Project Development, John Bechard. The merging and collaboration of these two groups will provide growth opportunities for staff to gain experience in multiple environmental areas and transition the Highway Division into the next challenges of climate resiliency, stormwater enhancements and environmental compliance activities. 

Jess has been with the Highway Division for over 17 years initially gaining experience in Environmental Permitting working alongside staff in MEPA/NEPA and the Wetlands Groups and then transitioning to Construction to oversee Environmental Compliance. She has developed extensive experience in Design/Build and Design/Bid/Build Environmental permitting, implementation and post-construction compliance throughout her career at MassDOT.  She has been closely involved with several high profile and complex projects including the following: I-95 Whittier Bridge Replacement, Statewide All Electronic Tolling/Toll Demolition, Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation, Research & Material Laboratory Construction, I-93 Methuen Rotary/Interchange Improvements, and Fore River Bridge Replacement.  Jess is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Safety & Environmental Protection.   

Congratulations Jess from all of your friends at WTS-Boston!