Erin M. Crotty has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Regional Business Development Manager for New York State for CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA). Erin, who is a former New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, will lead efforts for growth in target markets across the state and work with the multi-disciplinary team dedicated to CHA’s clients in the New York Region. She will continue to be based out of the firm’s Colonie, NY office, but will be a frequent presence at CHA’s offices in Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, and New York City.
“Erin will be a driving force in CHA’s continued growth in New York State. Her deep understanding of our business and the region coupled with proven leadership in bringing innovative solutions to our clients will now be leveraged across all our markets. I am certain our clients will be elated with the insight she can share to solve the challenges facing their businesses and communities,” stated CHA’s President & CEO, Michael Carroll.
Erin joined CHA in 2017 as Vice President, Environmental Market Leader with decades of environmental and energy experience in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Her work has included leading efforts to improve air quality, open space conservation, clean up Superfund and brownfield sites, watershed protection, habitat protection, sustainable economic growth, solid waste management, water quality protection and improvement, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Erin was the first woman to be named Commissioner for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and served as DEC’s Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Water Quality and Remediation. She was a member of the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors under three governors and Director of Special Environmental Projects for Governor George E. Pataki. She has also held leadership positions at Audubon New York/The National Audubon Society, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Plug Power.