Each year, the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) recognizes companies, organizations, and individuals for outstanding accomplishment in environmental management, energy resources and management, and climate change through the EBEE Awards. These awards were established by the EBC to encourage companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and environmental professionals to serve as models for others to emulate and, in doing so, further the mission and objectives of the EBC.
Normandeau Associates, Inc., is happy to announce that the Environmental Business Council of New England plans to award Pam Hall of Normandeau Associates with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its 28th Annual EBEE Virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 10th.
The EBC Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to Pamela S. Hall in recognition of her inspirational leadership in the environmental industry. Following her long tenure as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of the Board, Pam recently transitioned to Executive Vice President of Normandeau Associates, Inc. (Normandeau). Over her 50-year career in the environmental consulting industry, Pam built a well-earned reputation as a consummate professional, successful businesswoman, passionate leader, and trail blazer.
As Pam attended college and entered the workforce, she was among just a handful of female scientists in her graduate program and the only woman biologist hired at Normandeau in 1971. She participated in the first Earth Day, was an early leading environmental consultant as the EPA and Clean Water Act emerged, and achieved notable accomplishments carefully balancing the practical needs of her clients with environmental policy and the needs of society. Throughout her career her business and community leadership, and her role as one of the few woman executives and officers in the environmental industry, has inspired many others to follow in her footsteps.At Normandeau, Pam became the marine laboratory director in 1979, the programs and operations manager in 1981, and vice president in 1984. Though she already had earned a B.A and M.S. in zoology, Pam’s growing management responsibilities drove her to acquire a B.S., summa cum laude, from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire in 1982. After Normandeau was sold to a large publicly held company in 1987, she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Normandeau in 1988. Her dedication and sound business acumen, based on core principles of maintaining the company’s reputation for sound science, ethics, and profitability, transformed Normandeau from a small regional New Hampshire start-up in a new industry into a well-known and respected environmental company doing business throughout the United States and internationally. Perhaps one of Pam’s proudest accomplishments was implementing her goal to make Normandeau a 100% employee-owned company through an ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan, in 2000. To be an original employee of a small privately held company, become its leader through an ownership transition to a Fortune 500 company, and to have the vision and strength to transition to employee ownership is remarkable. Pam continued to grow the firm with commitment to its employees, including planning for strong successor leadership over the last several years to ensure that Normandeau’s future will be as bright as its past.