Ms. Witherspoon joined the Planning Department of MSA Consulting in June of 2000. With a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from CA State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a BS in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma, she enhances MSA’s ability to help Lead Agencies as well as clients in identification of Environmental challenges and solutions that work. She was instrumental in the formation and management of Environmental Services in 2001 and GIS Services in 2005. She is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s environmental planning, including proposals, staffing and the technical integrity of completed documents. In addition, Ms. Witherspoon brings an understanding of the convergence of natural systems, technical research and planning. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, Registered Environmental Property Assessor, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, Qualified SWPPP Developer/Practitioner and holds a certification in Coachella Valley Fugitive Dust Control from South Coast Air Quality Management District. As Director of Environmental Services and a project manager for the firm, she oversees the preparation of the firm’s environmental documents/plans including CEQA Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports, NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements, PM-10 Fugitive Dust Control Plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Water Quality Management Plans, Water Supply Assessments, Designated Waters Permitting and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. In addition, she provides consultation for various projects which have particularly challenging site assessment issues or environmental constraints. Ms. Witherspoon is an active member in the American Planning Association, the American Public Works Association, and the US Green Building Council.