HOUSTON – Freese and Nichols, Inc., has added Lisa McMichael, a Senior Environmental Scientist and nationally experienced business strategist, to our Environmental/Coastal team to expand our ability to find business solutions for clients.

McMichael, who is based in Houston, has more than 20 years of experience working with clients in the public and private sectors. She has helped cities, counties and ports, as well as oil and gas, mining and aggregate, and industrial companies with sustainability management, planning, software and environmental management systems.

“Lisa is a great addition to our team who has worked with a range of local communities, drainage districts, state and federal agencies, and private-sector clients on finding the customized solutions they need,” said Jimmy Gibson, Freese and Nichols’ Environmental Services Practice Leader. “She combines technical knowledge with an understanding of clients’ challenges, and she has strong connections across Houston and the surrounding region.”

McMichael’s professional involvement includes working with women’s networks to promote diversity and workplace equality initiatives and to enhance the exposure of minority businesses within the industry.

She has been involved with multiple environmental industry groups and is a member of the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals. She also has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Offshore Energy Society and as a Corporate Liaison for the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Freese and Nichols, Inc. is a professional consulting firm serving clients across the Southeast and Southwest United States. With sustainability in mind, Freese and Nichols plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects. It is the first engineering/architecture firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Learn more at www.freese.com.