FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 15, 2022
Contact: Darrel Berry, Corporate Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Seals celebrates 35 years at Hanson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Kevin Seals, chief environmental scientist, recently celebrated 35 years of service at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield headquarters.
Seals, who joined the firm in 1987, performs environmental assessments, impact statements and public engagement activities under the National Environmental Policy Act for infrastructure projects throughout the country. He also conducts permitting for Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, wetland mitigation and habitat evaluations and surveys of threatened and endangered species. He has provided these services for numerous projects, including the Springfield Rail Improvements Project and the Hunter Lake project, both in Springfield; development of Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Chandlerville; Stratton-Bolger Lock and Dam lock capacity and water-level improvements in McHenry; widening and reconstruction of a 22-mile section of Interstate 90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) in Boone, McHenry and Kane counties; and the reconstruction and widening of a 3.6-mile section of the South Tri-State Tollway in Cook County. He also developed and manages the Grow Our Own Minority Participation Program, which encourages students to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
Seals received a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1985 from Illinois State University. He is a member of the Association of Conservation Engineers, Illinois Lakes Management Association, National Association of Wetland Managers and the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.