Air Quality Practice Leader at GHD
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

As an air practice leader at GHD, Kate Graf oversees a team of scientists and engineers that execute environmental projects for industrial clients. GHD is a full-service environmental engineering and consulting firm, providing transportation engineering; water and wastewater design; environmental, health, and safety (EHS) permitting and compliance.  Kate assists clients to understand and comply with complex environmental regulations. She routinely coordinates with state agencies and serves as the senior technical advisor for environmental permit applications and compliance documentation. For industrial facilities working to achieve carbon neutrality, Kate has assessed greenhouse gas emissions, performed carbon foot printing analyses, and developed carbon neutrality plans. She has also served as a technical expert in litigation matters involving nuisance air pollution matters and ethylene oxide.

Kate has applied her expertise across many industries, including cement, rock products, wastewater treatment, electric utility, asphalt, landfill, aerospace, metal recycling, manufacturing, and the legal services sector. Prior to her work as an environmental consultant, Kate served as Air Permitting Division Manager for the Maricopa County Air Quality Department in Arizona. In that role, she led a team of engineers to issue air permits for new and existing facilities, while ensuring that regulatory requirements were met. Her regulatory background coupled with her industrial knowledge provide a unique perspective to effectively and efficiently resolve issues on behalf of her clients. Kate obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and after over 20 years in environmental engineering roles, she obtained her professional engineering licensure in environmental engineering.

Kate Graf