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HDR announces new environmental hire, John Devine retires

HDR announces Mike Mayer has joined the company as senior environmental planning lead, and senior vice president John Devine has retired.

Mike Mayer has more than 20 years of experience on natural resources projects related to energy development, transmission and mining. He will lead complex environmental permitting and National Environmental Policy Act projects, as well as business development efforts for environmental planning projects nationwide. 

“As industries across the board shift to accommodate changing systems, I’m excited to lead our efforts to help clients meet their needs in a sustainable way that considers environmental and social issues, and complies with regulations,” says Mayer. “I’ve spent time working for the federal government and as an environmental consultant, so I understand the complexity of environmental regulations and know what it takes to help our clients responsibly achieve their goals.”

Before joining HDR, Mayer worked for Bonneville Power Administration, the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. Most recently he served as a principal consultant for ERM, an environmental resources firm.

Mayer earned his master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Juris Doctor degree and certificate in natural resource and environmental law from Lewis & Clark Law School.

Additionally, John Devine has retired from his position as senior vice president, according to a post on LinkedIn. Devine was president of Devine Tarbell & Associates Inc. when HDR acquired the company in early 2009. DTA provided hydropower and related renewable energy consulting services to utility, industry and government clients.