12C — October 30 - November 12, 2015 — Executive Women in Business — M id A tlantic
Real Estate Journal
Executive Women in Business
Sue Boyle, GEI Consultants, Inc. Do your best work, speak up and make sure your voice is heard
stakeholders in complex nego- tiations and in public dialogue under extreme conditions. What impact has social media/networking had on your business? Networking is crucial and I am very dedicated to including networking opportunities when I serve as a mentor. I manage several multi-stakeholder as- sociation focused on property cleanup and economic redevel- opment who provide continu- ing education and networking opportunities. Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you choose the field/ profession you are in today. I began my environmental career regarding real estate in 1981: started with site selec- tion for industrial sites, then moved into cleanups needed for/during redevelopment, then into remediation consulting, including policy and incentives. What qualities and/or personality traits make you most successful? I’mwell educated, bright and have a solid work ethic; I like people and solving problems and have a decent sense of hu- mor; and I am cynical, which helps. Tell us about your family. My husband and I enjoy travel and blog at Leftatthe- fork.net about unique regional American foods; my brothers and their families and my hus- band and I are very close and supported one another during the health care of our parents. And, we are all devoted to the newest generation of the family. What is the funniest, most unique situation you have faced/conquered during your business career? I was hung in effigy on the side of route 195 East near the Great Adventure Amusement Park exit when I was working for the State of NJ to site a hazardous waste incinerator. What activities do you enjoy during you free time? Travel, tennis and swimming. Whatwordof advicewould you give to a woman about to go into your allied field? Do your best work; speak up and make sure your voice is heard and you receive credit for your ideas; go on the public speaking circuit; and read the sports pages so you know what 90% of the people in your office are talking about. n www. danj.com
hat was your most notable project, deal or transaction
Sue Boyle (SBoyle@geiconsultants.com) Senior Practice Leader, Environmental
in 2015? My team completed a multi- million dollar remediation of a portion of an industrial site in New Jersey, part of it will be redeveloped by the long term owner/operator. How do you contribute to your company and/or the industry? I provide statutory and regu- latory insight and guidance on redevelopment requirements including incentives for the clients of GEI Consultants (gei- consultants.com). GEI is a lead-
GEI Consultants, Inc. Years with company/firm: 7 Years in field: 34
Years in real estate industry (specifically brownfields redevelopment): 13 Real estate organizations/affiliations: Northeastern Economic Develop- ers Association; Economic Development Association of NJ; Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast; New York City Brownfield Partnership
ing consulting engineering firm providing innovative solutions to complex geo-technical, en- vironmental, ecological and water resources challenges.
mental department before joining GEI Consultants. My education was multi-disci- plinary, which served me well working with multiple
What has been the strongest influence on your career? I am in my second career; I was a New Jersey government manager in the the environ-
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Three events are scheduled for the fall of 2015 and we look forward to seeing you there!
October 13, 2015: EDANJ continues its tour of the twenty one Counties in New Jersey. Join us in Cumberland County and hear about the exciting developments in Vineland and the surrounding area. Sandy Forosisky, Vineland’s Director of Economic Development, and the state representa- tives from the area will provide their insight in an informal setting. The event is hosted by the Law Offices of Gruccio Pepper, 817 East Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08362 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. November 17, 2015: EDANJ holds its second networking event after the sessions at the League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City. Walk two blocks from the Atlantic City Convention Center to Los Amigos at 1926 Atlantic Avenue from 4:30 to 6:30 pm for a joint networking event of EDANJ, the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) and the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA). December 4, 2015: EDANJ’s Annual Holiday Gathering and Awards Luncheon will be held at The Palace At Somerset, 333 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873. EDANJ honors the New Jersey Foundation for the Blind for its programs to increase the independence and wellness of blind and vision impaired adults and the positive economic impact that their work contributes to the State of New Jersey. Registration for all fall events at https://www.edanj.com. While on the website, please join the Association at http://edanj.com/Pay-dues.asp. EDANJ is mindful of your budget and is offer- ing a special membership for the balance 2015 and all of 2016 for $125, the price of an annual individual membership. EDANJ’s membership continues to be one of the best values for an es- tablished professional association.
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