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Howard Joins RS&H to Spearhead Resilience Initiatives

Alex Howard
Alex Howard
PORTLAND, OR — RS&H announces that Alex Howard has joined the national engineering, architecture, and consulting firm as Principal Consultant to lead resilience and sustainability projects in the northwest region of the country. In this role, Howard will build client relationships across markets and sectors, including ports, airports, local government, and transportation.

Howard brings two decades of public sector planning and program management experience to RS&H. Most recently, she worked at the Port of Portland, where she led an airport resilience program, advanced the Portland International Airport Resilient Runway project, formed a new public affairs policy program, and provided regional government affairs expertise. Before the port, she worked for the City of Portland for over 12 years on topics ranging from floodplain resilience policy and regulatory compliance to transit and land use planning and inclusive community engagement.

She earned a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an undergraduate degree in English from Reed College.

“We are extremely excited to expand our resilience and sustainability capabilities in the northwest and nationally, where Alex will help clients work through the complexities of identifying critical needs, addressing vulnerabilities, and implementing resilience and sustainability initiatives," RS&H Vice President John Lengel said. "Alex’s passion, expertise, and ability to unite diverse groups to form cohesive, implementable, and integrated resilience solutions in our planning and design will greatly improve our work."

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