Gail Cederberg, PhD, of American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET) has been promoted from Environmental Principal to Vice President – Environmental Services. In her new role, Cederberg will be responsible for leading AET’s environmental division and expanding AET’s environmental services. “From the very first time I met her, I knew Gail was someone that could accomplish great things,” Senior Vice President Bob Kaiser said of Cederberg, “her extensive knowledge and passion comes through in her work and how she manages her team.”
Cederberg joined AET in 2010 as a Principal Client Manager. With over 25 years’ experience in environmental compliance and permitting, brownfields redevelopment and Superfund remediation, she put her knowledge and experience to use, building environmental compliance service lines into the company’s existing Environmental Division. In her time with AET, she has worked on major projects including City of Saint Paul Central Corridor Brownfield Assessments, environmental compliance and permitting for new technologies, and working with MCES at the Metropolitan Council on air and water compliance and permitting. “I joined AET because of the passion I saw and continue to see in the management and staff to bring exceptional service to all their clients,” said Cederberg of her beginnings with AET.
Not only is Cederberg a leading authority on sustainability, green initiatives, and permitting, but she has brought her appreciation for community service into her work. She seeks out projects for organizations that give back to the community. “Working with organizations that are building community centers, affordable housing, and other services for the community, to be a part of that brings what I do into perspective,” says Cederberg. “Creating a partnership with these organizations and making sure the technical jargon and regulatory processes are clearly understood so they are able to receive financing and funding is truly rewarding.”
Looking to the future, Cederberg is excited about the future for the environmental division. She keeps her keen eyes open for ways to further expand AET’s environmental services offerings and adapt to new technologies that keep the division on the leading edge. Acknowledging that success is only possible when her team is successful, Cederberg is passionate about her team’s development. “I always ask; how can I help my people become the best that they can be,” says Cederberg, “I want to help them channel their passions and expertise to work toward stronger and more successful teams.”
Cederberg holds a Ph.D. in Civil/Water Resources Engineering and a M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. She has also served as a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Policy. She serves on the board of the Midway Chamber of Commerce and as Co-Chair of its Economic Development Committee – which has hosted several Economic Development Summits. She also serves on the planning committee for Environmental Initiative’s Business and Environmental Series which brings leaders together with experts from local and state government, academia, and nonprofit organizations to grow our understanding of environmental sustainability issues affecting businesses. Cederberg was recently honored by Twin Cities Business Magazine in their 2015 inaugural awards for “Wonder Women, “professional women who use their influence to help others.
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