Sunday, August 24, 2008

A New VP at Chazen


he Chazen Companies (TCC) proudly announce that Mr. Chris Round has been promoted to the position of Vice President for Planning Services. Mr. Round has more than 20 years experience in providing land use planning and environmental services to local communities and private clients. Chris began his career at TCC in 2004 and since then has managed small and large private land development projects, preparation of Environmental Impact Statements, development of municipal comprehensive plans, and served as town planner to several municipalities. He also provides technical and grant writing support to TCC project teams involved with capital improvement plans, municipal infrastructure plans, and environmental restoration. Chris will also remain the Director of the company’s Glens Falls office.

“I’m pleased to announce Chris’ promotion to VP of Planning Services,” said TCC President Mark Kastner. “Chris is an exceptional planner as well as a great manager of people. He has the ability to see both the broad picture and the important individual details that make complex projects come together. We’re confident our clients and our staff will continue to enjoy working with Chris in his new role.”

The Chazen Companies specialize in environmental planning, water resources, waste management, stormwater, parks and recreation, emergency response planning, hazardous waste management, zoning and subdivision regulations, and economic development. TCC planners lend their expertise to drafting local laws that protect critical areas such as public water supplies, watershed areas, wetlands, scenic areas, historic resources and agricultural lands. They provide environmental compliance assistance with the NYS Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and other laws. They also assist municipalities in obtaining State and Federal grants to fund parks and recreation improvements, housing needs and environmental protection projects.

Prior to joining TCC in 2004, Mr. Round held the position of Executive Director of Community Development for the Town of Queensbury and worked in private consulting. He received his BS in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York at Syracuse and is a registered member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Mr. Round resides in Queensbury with his wife and two children.
For more than 60 years, The Chazen Companies have been providing professional services to a wide variety of municipal and private development clients throughout the Northeast. The firm’s engineers, landscape architects, surveyors, planners and environmental scientists serve clients from five offices—Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Troy, and Glens Falls, New York, as well as Waterford, Connecticut.

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