Dawn Stolfi Stalenhoef Joins HDR’s Environmental/Regulatory Project Management Team in Boston

Dawn Stolfi Stalenhoef Joins HDR’s Environmental/Regulatory Project Management Team in Boston
Dawn Stolfi Stalenhoef

Dawn Stolfi Stalenhoef, J.D., has joined HDR as an environmental/regulatory project manager for New England.

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Stolfi Stalenhoef will lead interdisciplinary technical teams providing strategic planning, due diligence, environmental, permitting and regulatory compliance services for public and private sector clients throughout New England. She will focus on energy projects, including offshore and terrestrial wind, solar, transmission and distribution, and hydropower.

“I’m incredibly excited to join HDR and help expand its industry-leading environmental/regulatory practice in southern New England,” Stolfi Stalenhoef said. “HDR is nationally and regionally renowned for its deep environmental/regulatory bench and is well positioned to meet the unique needs of its clients.”

Stolfi Stalenhoef brings three decades of experience in navigating federal, state and local regulatory projects in the New England environmental market. She has provided regulatory compliance and permitting support for regional, national and international companies. These firms have been engaged in financing, design, acquisition, development and operation of large-scale commercial and utility scale renewable energy and storage projects throughout Massachusetts.

Prior to joining HDR, Stolfi Stalenhoef practiced environmental and land use law in Massachusetts for 20 years. In that capacity, she worked for several private law firms well known for their environmental and energy practices. She also served in public sector regulatory agencies as the chief regional counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and assistant attorney general for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Prior to practicing law, Stolfi Stalenhoef worked as an environmental scientist and as an in-house contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency.   

“Dawn brings a unique skillset blending environmental permitting and compliance in combination with a law background to effectively help guide our clients and aid our teams to handle some of their most complex challenges,” said Terri Poussard, manager for HDR’s power, industrial and waste markets in New England.

Stolfi Stalenhoef holds a bachelor’s degree in political science/English, a master’s degree in liberal studies/environmental studies and a juris doctor degree. She is an active participant in several key regional industry groups and serves as a director of the Needham Land Trust. Stolfi Stalenhoef previously served as a conservation commissioner for the Town of Needham.