ERI's Karen Connell Promoted to
Vice President of Operations

Karen Connell Charlotte, North Carolina - Environmental Risk Innovations, Inc. (ERI) is pleased to announce that Karen Connell has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations.  Prior to joining ERI in 2005, Ms. Connell was responsible for managing chlorinated solvents, metals, and petroleum contamination sites as a Hydrogeologist for the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. 

In her 15 years of experience, Ms. Connell possesses a wide range of regulatory compliance knowledge working with oil companies, various industries, developers, attorneys, lenders and individuals to facilitate compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Ms. Connell is a licensed geologist in North Carolina and is a fellow of the North Carolina Natural Resources Leadership Institute.  Ms. Connell holds a Bachelors degree in Earth Science and a Masters degree in Geology from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte and the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, respectively.

"Karen’s promotion to Vice President of Operations is a tremendous testament to her respected position in our organization and with the clients she serves,” remarks Greg Lathan, the CEO and founder of ERI. “We are honored to have her represent our company and know that she will continue to exceed the expectations of her peers and customers.”

About Environmental Risk Innovations, LLC
For over a decade, ERI has been dedicated to providing commercial lenders with effective and efficient due diligence services and guidance.  ERI is staffed with environmental professionals whose diverse experience and expertise enable ERI to offer a wide variety of traditional and progressive risk management services.   ERI is not a traditional environmental consulting firm that performs Phase I or Phase II Environmental Site Assessments.  As a result, ERI’s recommendations represent a truly independent, third party opinion that incorporates the environmental risk tolerance of the client bank.

For more information on ERI's environmental consulting expertise, please contact Karen Connell at kconnell@eRiskInnovations.com or 866.913.9738.

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