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James Curtis

PE, LSP, President

Environmental engineering is a natural fit for Jim, combining his aptitude for math and science with his love for the outdoors. As President, Jim leads business development efforts and is responsible for overall firm management while remaining involved technically in project work. He is the acknowledged authority on the Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit program, applying a deep understanding of the construction and environmental aspects of the work with an unsurpassed expertise in the tax credit program.

A Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional (LSP) and a Professional Engineer in MA, NH, NJ, and ME, Jim worked at a large international consulting firm for many years, then served as the Institute LSP and Senior Environmental Officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before co-founding Cooperstown Environmental more than 15 years ago. A Princeton graduate, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering as well as a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.

He has served as an expert in litigation assignments, has authored or co-authored four books and published numerous technical publications, and has made presentations across the country on various environmental topics. He was a presenter of the LSP Association’s “MCP for Everyone” course for several years.

When not at work, Jim spends time on a variety of outdoor-related activities, including making maple syrup, firewood production, and forest management and stewardship. He serves on the Board and Finance Committee of the Center for Northern Woodlands Education. He is active with renewable energy, owning several solar installations that produce more than 1 million kwH annually, commercial real estate, supports numerous charities, and has an extensive collection of baseball-related memorabilia and autographs. He is a 2010 inductee into the Cooperstown Athletic Hall of Fame.