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Dawn Santoianni

Dawn Santoianni

Principal Consultant

Dawn is passionate about partnering with her clients to integrate environmental, social, governance, and resilience (ESG+R) principles into their business strategy, helping them mitigate risk and adapt to a changing climate so they can deliver exceptional value to their customers and shareholders. She has worked in the environmental field for more than 30 years, and previously led environmental and energy policy strategy for one of the largest utility companies in the U.S.

Dawn’s diverse project portfolio includes coal ash management, electric generation, transmission and distribution, environmental regulations, carbon policies, pollution mitigation, smart grid, and waste-to-energy technologies. Leveraging her engineering background and extensive public relations experience, Dawn has helped organizations navigate a changing environmental policy and regulatory landscape while building constructive relationships with their customers, policymakers, and stakeholders.

  • Checkmark Advocacy strategies
  • Checkmark Climate resilience strategies
  • Checkmark Coal ash management and recycling
  • Checkmark Crisis communications
  • Checkmark Media relations and public engagement
  • Checkmark Regulatory impact analysis, commenting, and agency relations
  • Checkmark Sustainability reporting standards
  • Checkmark Testimony on environmental policies and climate risk

“I’ve seen the many different angles and competing interests our clients encounter when dealing with ESG+R issues and have worked with them to navigate investor demands, regulatory changes, stakeholder interventions, and market pressures. My approach is to find common ground among the diverse viewpoints and develop strategies so our clients are prepared and resilient, no matter what situations they may face.”