Associate Vice President- AECOM
Dr. Diane M. Sanzone is a Senior Technical and Regulatory Expert with over 27 years of experience. She has conducted scientific and technical studies and managed large programs in marine and onshore ecosystems for multinational clients and government organizations. Dr. Sanzone has supported major offshore projects, including offshore wind projects, by interpreting environmental regulatory requirements, drafting monitoring and mitigation plans, authoring biological and environmental impact assessments and conducting extensive scientific and technical studies. Dr. Sanzone has worked on permitting offshore energy, power and industrial projects in the North Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Caspian, and Beaufort Seas for major energy and industrial companies and the US federal government. Including leading large Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments (ESHIAs), Environmental Impact Analyses/ Assessments (EIAs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Biological Assessments (BAs), Biological Evaluations (BEs) and authored and reviewed large sections of EISs.
She is well versed in International Best Practices (World Bank IFC Standards, Equator Principles) for environmental and social impact assessments and has worked with developers to acquire permits and conduct studies for commercial wind development. Dr. Sanzone has served on peer review and technical committees, led large research initiatives, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, produced numerous reports, authored book chapters, presented research findings at international and national meetings, and led symposia and multidisciplinary forums and workshops. Dr. Sanzone was a Fulbright Scholar, maintains her Affiliate Faculty status at University of Alaska- Fairbanks, and serves on the UGA School of Ecology Board of Directors. She teaches short courses on impact assessment and protected species to her commercial clients.