Ramsey celebrates 25 years at Hanson’s headquarters


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April 26, 2018

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291

Ramsey celebrates 25 years at Hanson’s headquarters

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Deborah (Deb) Ramsey, P.E., project manager, recently celebrated 25 years of service at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield headquarters.

Ramsey, who joined Hanson in 1993, manages a variety of projects, with an emphasis on the treatment of water, wastewater and hazardous and industrial waste. She has been involved with the decommissioning of the former Kerr-McGee site in West Chicago since she joined Hanson. She has managed audits conducted at precast concrete plants in 48 states, three Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico for the National Precast Concrete Association. She also has managed demolition projects, including for a frozen-food facility in Mattoon and for the Holiday Inn Holidome and the FS feed mill, both in Springfield. In 2002, she provided technical review and recommendations for improving a potable water-treatment system in Svitlovodsk, Ukraine, Springfield’s sister city, and reviewed municipal wastewater treatment plant operations there.

She also has been extensively involved with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She served as a project officer for Hurricane Ivan FEMA disaster assistance in Alabama’s Mobile County. She was an instructor for disaster training in Washington, D.C., and for public-assistance operations classes in Alabama, California, Kansas and Texas. She spent four months in 2011 as a project specialist in South Dakota, which had experienced statewide flooding. She also has served as a public-assistance trainer since November 2017 for Hurricane Irma recovery in Florida.

Ramsey earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical and petroleum refining engineering in 1978 from the Colorado School of Mines. She also earned a Master of Business Administration in 1984 and a master’s degree in environmental studies in 1986 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, Colorado and Texas and a member of the Air and Waste Management Association and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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.


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