Strum Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Smith as Vice President of Environmental Assessments and Approvals.

Melanie has over 20 years of professional practice in environmental assessments, permitting and project management. She was a key member with the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, where she led a team of professionals, assembling project teams and completing federal environmental and impact assessments to support Ministers in decision making. Prior to that Melanie was an Inspector Specialist with Nova Scotia Environment and then subsequently an Environmental Analyst and Project Lead, where she led the development, management, and implementation of the Risk-Based Audit Project to help modernize inspection services. Melanie worked with Strum at the start of her impressive career as an Environmental Specialist and Project Manager where she coordinated and managed all aspects of environmental assessments, including a number of renewable energy projects.

Melanie completed her undergraduate degree at Acadia University, receiving a Bachelor of Environmental Science and then attended Dalhousie University, where she received her Master of Environmental Studies with a focus on groundwater capacity and the intersectionality of engineering, GIS, law, and environmental assessment.

We are excited to have Melanie join us at Strum and to be part of the senior leadership team as we continue to expand our services and geographic footprint. Welcome back Melanie!