Anne Marie McGraw, President of Insignia Environmental

As the founder and President of Insignia Environmental, Anne Marie McGraw is the driving force behind Insignia’s greatest accomplishments. Her passion for environmental work began in high school when she joined a volunteer committee that successfully instituted recycling in the downtown business district of her hometown. After studying engineering and environmental policy and planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) and University of California, Davis, she became focused on creating an environmental benefit from the design and construction of infrastructure. 

With more than 18 years of experience in environmental consulting for the energy and infrastructure industries, Anne Marie has overseen and managed all phases of projects, from routing and siting to implementing environmental inspection programs during construction. She has developed permitting strategies, facilitated permit approvals, drafted comprehensive environmental impact assessments for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), designed and delivered training programs, crafted and executed public outreach and stakeholder engagement programs, and ensured the successful implementation of compensatory mitigation plans and project restoration efforts. 

Anne Marie loves every aspect of project work and the lasting relationships she has developed over her years in the industry. She holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), a Master of City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in City and Regional Planning from University of California (UC), Davis. In Anne Marie’s spare time, she enjoys participating in dressage competitions with her warmblood horse, attending San Jose Sharks games, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling.

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