Industry Icon Peggy Briggs Retires

May 12th, 2022

Honoring Peggy's Legacy

It was with mixed emotions that we announced in March the retirement of founding Managing Principal Peggy Briggs―saddened by her departure, grateful for her contributions, and excited for her new beginnings.

Peggy Briggs
Peggy Briggs

Peg stepped down on March 10th, the 25th anniversary date of Epsilon‘s founding. She and seven colleagues from Earth Tech started Epsilon Associates in 1997 with the goal of avoiding repeated corporate mergers and simply providing excellent services to a regional clientele. Some of Peggy’s early projects included Fan Pier, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and New Boston Garden development.

Her reputation as a go-to person for MEPA and Boston Article 80 permitting were foundational both for her career, and for Epsilon’s growing reputation as a go-to firm for securing environmental approvals for private and public real estate, energy, and infrastructure development projects. She loved working with diverse project teams of planners, architects, engineers, attorneys, developers, and local, state, and national regulators and policy makers. While no longer practicing her trade, Peggy’s mentoring of so many here ensures that her experience and wisdom will remain, in each of us.

Meet Epsilon's Managing Partners

Rob and Mike
From left to right: Managing Principals Robert D. O'Neal and Michael D. Howard

Peggy Briggs leaves behind a strong team poised to continue offering in-demand services to help get permits done. In accordance with Epsilon's well established ownership transition plan, Robert D. O'Neal and Michael D. Howard continue as co-managing principals. Rob is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) with over 30 years of experience in the areas of community noise impact assessments, meteorological data collection and analyses, and air quality modeling. He is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), INCE Board Certified, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA. Mike has over two decades of experience in wetland ecology, wetland restoration and replication, wildlife biology, vernal pool assessments, natural resource inventories, impact statement preparation, environmental regulatory analysis, and environmental permitting. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and is a Certified Wetland Scientist (CWS) in the State of New Hampshire.​

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