Senior Vice-President for Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Hugo Neu Corporation (“HNC”)- Reports to the Chair and CEO, with leadership and oversight responsibilities for corporate sustainability, climate adaptation & resiliency environmental policy, public/community affairs, green business growth and investment opportunities, and overall social, environmental and economic well-being activities on a global basis, with an immediate focus on Kearny Point, the company’s $1 billion adaptive reuse of the four-million-square-foot former WWI and WWII ship-making facility, which is being transformed into a modern, resilient community-minded green workplace. The Project represents one of the nation’s most ambitious and environmentally-driven redevelopment projects and has already attracted over 200 businesses.
[Founded in 1947, HNC is a private independent company and recognized global leader in recycling, using its unique capital strength to advance its mission by investing in environmental, real estate, and non-profit enterprises that support economic, social, and environmental justice and sustainability.
HNC is the owner and redeveloper of award-winning Kearny Point, the innovative three-million-square-foot, ecologically-sensitive, sustainable redevelopment of the historic Kearny shipyard, now reborn as a planned billion-dollar modern, resilient workplace home to a diverse community of pioneering businesses, featuring state- of-the-art advanced manufacturing, light manufacturing and creative office facilities, accommodating up to 10,000 new employees.]
Ms. Lueckenhoff also serves as Chair of the National Council for Public Private Partnerships’ (NCPPP) Water Institute, a forum exploring and supporting high performance, community-based public-private partnerships and cost-effective alternative financing, delivery and operation and maintenance options across the water sectors, drinking/source water, wastewater, stormwater, green infrastructure and related disciplines for improved public health, environmental protection, and increased local resiliency and economic viability.
Prior to holding these positions, Ms. Lueckenhoff served as Senior Advisor to the USEPA Region 3 Administrator – on Public-Private Partnerships, Technologies and Market-Based Solutions, developing, leading, and coordinating strategies and initiatives related to innovative Public Private Partnerships (P3s), next generation technologies and alternative market-based approaches to achieving “faster, cheaper, greener” environmental improvements, holistic watershed protection and community resiliency. She developed and led the nationally-recognized Mid-Atlantic community-based P3 model and applications, delivering large-scale integrated water infrastructure solutions.
Dominique has over 25 years of multi-programmatic (air, water, land) environmental experience and award-winning program development/management with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) across multiple geographic regions and Headquarters. She recently served as Acting Director of the EPA Region 3 Water Protection Division, directing administration and management of all division activities, including funding and oversight, water and wastewater infrastructure funding and sustainability, and innovative public-private partnerships for improved watershed protection and water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure to protect public health and the environment, while strengthening local economies. She is recognized as a national leader and expert in green infrastructure (GI) and green, sustainable communities. She received EPA’s James W. Craig Pollution Prevention Leadership Award for efforts related to alternative financing and innovative P3s for large-scale integrated green infrastructure. She created the first guide of its type (“Community Based Public-Private Partnerships (CBP3s) and Alternative Market- Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure”) to support communities with more cost-effective delivery and management of sustainable stormwater infrastructure. Her leadership in advancing innovative, collaborative approaches and technologies is highlighted by her vision and creation of the Gold-Medal Green Highways Partnership (GHP) 10 years ago and development and implementation of the nationally recognized Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Initiative and Partnership and the Geographic Information System-driven online Watershed Resources Registry tool to enable regulatory streamlining through improved community development and “Faster, Cheaper, Greener” watershed resources management. Her success with the G3 partnership, earned her the EPA National Honor Award for Outstanding Leadership in Collaborative Problem-Solving. As a champion of alternative partnership approaches achieving long-term significant cost savings and improved performance for communities, she received the 2017 National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) Innovative Public Leadership Award. Dominique also serves on the faculty of Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability.