Apex’s Carmen Owens Listed Among Women of Vision
Recognized for Industry Leadership and Community Involvement
ROCKVILLE, MD—August 22, 2018—Apex Companies, LLC—a leading water resources, environmental services, and industrial hygiene firm—announced today that Apex Senior Engineer Carmen Owens has been named by the Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) as one of their “2018 Women of Vision.” Each year, the publication recognizes select women for their valuable contributions to the building industry in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The award specifically honors those, such as Carmen, who have exhibited outstanding industry leadership and community involvement with a solid commitment to diversity, inclusion, and mentorship.
“Carmen simply shines, personally and professionally,” stated Apex Division Manager Adam Reese. “Whether she’s managing environmental remediation projects, overseeing asbestos removals, securing the habitats of endangered species, or promoting our company’s sustainability program, she always adds tremendous value. Protecting and preserving our environment is important to her. But it’s her positivity and her ability to lead with kindness and inspiration that enables her to truly make a difference. We’re excited that, as a DJC award recipient, she’s receiving the recognition she most certainly deserves.”
This year’s DJC honorees will be recognized at an award ceremony on October 18, 2018 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel. For more information about the award or reception, please click here.
With a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa, Carmen has eight years of environmental consulting experience providing a wide range of services including site assessments, due diligence, hazardous building materials remediation, feasibility studies, wetland delineation and mitigation, permitting, and source control. Recently, her work has focused on contaminated sediment while managing the assessment and remediation of multiple waterways within the Portland area. Her community work is equally impressive. As one of the leaders of Apex’s sustainability program, she helped the Portland office go ‘green,’ demonstrating our company’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Carmen also serves as a mentor within the Women in the Environment professional group, expanding its membership to include representatives from government agencies, the non-profit sector, and other industries; as a coordinator at the Columbia Slough Watershed Council School, teaching classes about sustainability, cleanup, and development; and as a volunteer with Friends of Trees.