Joe Monaco has been named division manager for Dudek’s environmental and natural resources practice for the 300-person firm.
an 25 years’ experience providing environmental planning services to clients in the public and private sector. He joined Dudek in 1999 as a Senior Project Manager. Joe also serves on the firm’s board of directors.
“We’re very pleased to have our next generation of leaders come up from within the firm,” said June Collins, executive vice president. “During his 14 years here Joe has repeatedly proven himself to be a highly capable leader, practice builder, and firm principal.”
His expertise focuses on environmental impact analysis, current and advance planning, public environmental policy development, and hazardous materials investigation and cleanup. He is a leading expert on environmental permitting issues related to California seawater desalination facilities and a frequent speaker at desalination conferences.
Joe was the lead environmental planner for the Western Hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination facility currently under construction in Carlsbad, California. He has also been involved in large scale regional habitat conservation planning efforts, including the Western Riverside Multiple Species Conservation Plan.
Joe holds a Master of City Planning degree from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in geography from UCLA. He is registered with American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is active in the American Planning Association (APA).