Lynne Preslo founded GeoEco, LLC in 2001, drawing professionals from around the globe to address fundamental environmental, water, and energy issues. GeoEco consists of two parts. The first part is the GeoEco Consulting Practice, providing practical, credible, and economic solutions for industrial clients’ environmental issues and needs, which include developing groundwater remediation and management solutions for watershed-scale programs, among other issues. The second part is the EarthArium Foundation, which donates a percentage of profits from GeoEco to various entities that promote cost-effective solutions and education for environmental sustainability, particularly related to water and ocean issues.
Prior to starting GeoEco, LLC, Preslo spent almost twenty-five years in the environmental consulting and engineering industry, most recently as the senior vice president of Technical Programs at Earth Tech. There, she was responsible for cross-company services (technical services, construction, information technology, health and safety, and technical development). Her other senior management responsibilities included developing and conducting the Project Manager and Executive Leadership Training Programs for the company overall. She was part of the senior management team that strategically guided the company through the tremendous expansion experienced in the industry, as well as at the firm, from $63 million (400 people and seven offices) in 1994 when she joined, to $1.2 billion (7,000 people and 150 offices) when she left in early 2001.
Preslo obtained her bachelor’s degree in applied Earth sciences and her master’s degree in hydrogeology, both from Stanford University. She also has served as a member of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board and on several committees addressing environmental and water issues for the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Aquarium of the Pacific. She also currently serves as the Environmental Ambassador for the global Art Miles Mural Project.
Last updated October 19 2011