KCI is pleased to announce that Heather Robbins, ENV SP, AICP, has joined the firm as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Practice Leader in the Columbia office. In this role, she will expand KCI’s existing transportation planning and environmental documentation capabilities throughout the south.
Robbins has more than two decades of experience in environmental project management, agency coordination, public involvement, environmental impact statements, strategic planning, standards documentation, noise analysis and assessment reports. Through her work in the private sector as well as more than seven years with the South Carolina Department of Transportation as NEPA Division Manager and Director of Environmental Services, she has garnered extensive expertise in state and federal policies, procedures and compliance requirements.
Heather has existing relationships with many of our existing DOT clients. Her established reputation and experience in environmental policy will help us leverage KCI’s successful NEPA practice in the Mid-Atlantic region to support transportation initiatives throughout the southeast.
R. Eric Burgess, PEVice President, Regional Practice Leader
Over the course of her career, Robbins has served as project manager for numerous large-scale transportation planning and NEPA compliance projects. Her recent work in South Carolina has included I-526 Lowcountry Corridor West Environmental Impact Statement, US 278 Corridor Improvement Environmental Assessment and the SC 72 over CSX Railroad Categorical Exclusion.
Robbins earned a bachelor’s degree in geography/environmental planning/GIS and remote sensing and a master’s degree in geography from Central Michigan University and the University of South Carolina, respectively. She is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Robbins is an active member of the American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners and the South Carolina chapter of the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS).