SCS Engineers’ Michelle Leonard Appointed to Federal Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee

October 26, 2016

ETTAC, a Federal Advisory Committee, advises the U.S. Department of Commerce on trade competitiveness issues facing the U.S. environment technologies and service industry.

Sustainable Materials Management and Zero Waste Expert, Michelle Leonard of SCS Engineers
Sustainable Materials Management and Zero Waste Expert, Michelle Leonard of SCS Engineers

LONG BEACH, CA – SCS Engineers Vice President, Michelle Leonard, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC). U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Ms. Leonard on October 12, 2016, to serve through the term of the Committee’s current charter which expires on August 18, 2018. Ms. Leonard will represent SCS and the waste management and recycling segment of the U.S. environmental technology industry.

ETTAC serves as an advisory body to the Environmental Trade Working Group of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), and reports directly to the Secretary of Commerce in her capacity as Chairman of the TPCC. The Committee advises the TPCC on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, and services that comply with U.S. environmental, safety, and related requirements.

Michelle Leonard is SCS’s National Expert on Solid Waste Planning, Recycling, and Sustainability projects and plans. She has 30 years of experience in environmental consulting with an emphasis in designing sustainable programs. These programs, based on solid waste management regulations, best practices, community involvement, and sound economic planning have supported public and private sector clients across the nation.

Ms. Leonard is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), including International Board Immediate Past President; Past Director of SWANA’s Recycling and Special Waste Technical Division; and is on the Board of Directors of SWANA’s Southern California Founding Chapter. She is also a Past Director of the Southern California Waste Management Forum and Past President of the Women’s Environmental Council.

“I am honored to help support the unique role environmental technologies play in advancing the solid waste industry,” stated Ms. Leonard. “As we work toward the TPCC goals we can safely help mitigate many global environmental problems.”