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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eric B. Beightel has been named associate director, federal environmental policy practice, in the Washington, D.C. office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


In his new position, Mr. Beightel will advise the firm’s clients regarding federal environmental review and approval processes related to the development of transportation infrastructure, including transportation authorization bills and environmental legislation.

Mr. Beightel comes to Parsons Brinckerhoff from the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was a senior environmental policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary. He served as a subject- matter expert for environmental policy, laws and regulations and as the departmental lead on interagency working groups seeking to improve federal performance in project planning and delivery. He previously served as a policy advisor in the Office of the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and was an environmental protection specialist with the Federal Highway Administration.

"Eric Beightel’s unique skill set and extensive experience in federal environmental policy and regulation will be invaluable in helping our clients negotiate the federal environmental review and approval process,” said John D. Porcari, senior vice president and national director of strategic consulting.

Mr. Beightel received a master of public policy degree from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Kansas.