Freese and Nichols Hires Jennifer Miller, Strengthening Stormwater Expertise in Georgia
Freese and Nichols, Inc. has added Jennifer Miller as the Georgia Stormwater Services Leader, significantly expanding our firm’s expertise on stormwater and environmental issues facing public and private clients in the Southeast United States.
Jennifer brings extensive water quality, planning, permitting and policy capabilities to our national stormwater practice. She also expands our firm’s expertise in natural resources management and fluvial geomorphology. Jennifer works with metropolitan communities to address challenges related to urban development, such as erosion and sedimentation, by helping them restore and preserve natural resources that also protect water resources.
A Senior Environmental Scientist based in Atlanta, Jennifer has spent more than 20 years managing and supporting a variety of stormwater, water quality, permitting and water management projects. She takes a wholistic approach, examining characteristics and processes of an entire watershed and water cycle, not just local and site-specific attributes.
Jennifer has played a role in water policy development and implementation at the state and regional levels, including serving as a technical lead for the Surface Water Availability Assessment conducted for the State of Georgia. The results of this study served, in part, as the technical foundation for implementation of the State Water Plan.
“We’re excited that Jennifer is adding her skills and vast experience in the Atlanta metro market to our team and helping strengthen our commitment to Georgia,” said Carleton Sherrer, Principal and Vice President at Freese and Nichols.
Jennifer has enjoyed working in the southeastern United States, western United States and Alaska to broaden her understanding of natural resources management policies and technical solutions best suited to unique geographies, governance and local communities. Her experience includes:
- Leading watershed improvement and management projects for the City of Atlanta and other local governments, identifying green infrastructure practices to improve stormwater infiltration and overall river basin water quality
- Managing a stream restoration, green infrastructure design and permitting project on Garner Creek in Gwinnett County
- Conducting green infrastructure and stormwater master planning for various municipal clients
- Assisting private and public sector clients with permitting and developing regulatory compliance strategies
- Performing wetland and stream delineations and permitting, and establishing mitigation sites
Jennifer is a longtime member of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. She has a Master of Science in Watershed Science from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management – Ecosystem Assessment from North Carolina State University.