Staff spotlight: environmental professional leverages industry experience to benefit clients

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Courtesy of Trinity Consultants

Christine Kurtz, a Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Minneapolis office, provides clients in the Upper Midwest with the benefits of her 18 years of experience in both industry and consulting. Christine spent over 16 years in industry prior to joining Trinity. She started out in research and development, moved into process engineering, and then found her passion in environmental management where she spent 11 years managing environmental issues in roles such as Environmental and Safety Manager at a pulp and paper mill. As a result of her experiences, she provides expertise in multi-media environmental compliance, reporting, and permitting requirements encompassing air quality, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, chemical process safety CKurtz_EQWebmanagement and land remediation. She also has valuable first-hand experience with the softer leadership skills of environmental management which include agency negotiations, community public relations, non-governmental organization communications, and employee relations.

As a consultant, Christine has used her experience and knowledge of industry issues to assist clients with complex air permitting and regulatory applicability issues, greenhouse gas emissions management, ISO 14001 environmental management system implementation, and process safety and process hazards analyses; she has also provided clients with onsite environmental management support. Christine is also a highly skilled project manager with experience leading multiple, complex projects with multi-discipline project teams.

Christine is a valuable resource to clients in a variety of industries. Upper Midwest Director Clay Raasch agrees: “With her broad-based background and experience as an environmental manager in a large industrial setting, Christine relates well to our clients, understanding the pressures they face and their need for straight answers. She’s also demonstrated an excellent blend of strong work ethic and calm resolve in meeting a wide variety of client objectives”.

Christine completed a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a MS in Project Management from City University of Seattle.  She is also an avid outdoors person who enjoys road biking, mountain biking and hiking in the summer, and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

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