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Global ecology expert Strong joins Lancaster-based firm

Maurice Strong, a Canadian businessman and diplomat who led two of the world's formative conferences on environmental protection, has joined the Lancaster-based Ecology and Environment Inc. in an advisory role.

"Maurice is a great global leader and we are delighted to be working with him," said Kevin Neumaier, president and CEO of Ecology and Environment. "We view him as an extremely valuable asset to Ecology & Environment's global family of companies, and believe that his extensive experience, environmental leadership and worldwide relationships with respected leaders will benefit our growing global operations."

Strong was secretary general of both the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm and of the 1992 U.N. Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. He has also held positions in the Canadian foreign ministry, including as the head of its international aid operations and as the Canadian delegate to the United Nations. He was head of the national oil company PetroCanada and has held posts with the World Bank and at China's Peking University.

Ecology and Environment is a global company that provides services in environmental services for renewable energy, energy transmission and reducing carbon footprints.

The company has completed 45,000 environmental development and permitting projects for a variety of clients in 84 counties. It employs nearly 1,000 people in 30 offices in major cities throughout the United States and in 25 countries worldwide.

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