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Recognized as a Graham Foundation fellow in 1966 and a National Defense Education Act fellow from 1970 to 1971, Ms. Hall was presented with an Environmental Leadership Award from the Environmental Business Council of New England in 1998. In 2012, she was cele- brated as an Outstanding Business Woman by the New Hampshire Business Review, and was further acclaimed with an Above and Beyond Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire in 2014 and 2016, respec- tively. In 2021, Ms. Hall accepted the Environmental Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award and the Environmental Business Council of New England Life- time Achievement Award. How have you navigated disruptions in your industry to remain a top professional? Partly through my education. I earned a business degree and took courses at Tufts while I was working full time. Also, attending seminars and conferences and actively par- ticipating in business organizations. I was one of a few peo- ple in my field who was formally trained in science, as well as business, which was an unusual combination early on. What are two key behaviors/personality traits that allow you to be effective in your role? Although I’m a scientist, I have always worked well with people and have a participative management style. Also, I am very analytical, whether it’s financial or scientific data. What is the most important issue/challenge you are dealing with in your industry right now? I think the most important issue is climate change. Sea levels are rising as temperatures increase, stronger hurricanes and more tornadoes are occurring as part of changing weather patterns. How do you feel your industry has changed/evolved over time? It’s evolved to meet changing environmental issues, which have become substantial as more and more problems have surfaced in the 50 years that I’ve been in the busi- ness. When I first became involved in the business, the focus was on water and air pollution. Now, for example, we are focused on exotic human-made chemicals that are in our drinking water. What new innovations or technologies do you feel will shape the future of your industry? Technologies for monitoring and measuring environmen- tal impacts, as well as energy production and distribu- tion as we switch to a renewable energy economy, and transportation to reduce GHG emissions. What excites you the most about your industry? The industry is always addressing evolving environmental issues. It’s ever-changing and the issues that need to be addressed are extremely challenging for clients, regulators and consultants. Third Edition | Marquis Who ’ s Who Insight 9 Although I’m a scientist, I have always worked well with people. Also, I am very analytical, whether I’m considering financial or scientific data.