Jill Cooper, Senior Principal; Geosyntec Consultants
Jill Cooper is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Colorado with more than 26 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, sustainability, pollution prevention practices, and management systems development for clients in government, academia and the mining, oil and natural gas, food and agriculture, and manufacturing industries.
Along with supporting an array of corporate and government clients on high-level strategy with respect to environmental, health and safety performance, and helping develop strategic sustainability solutions, Jill previously was the Director of Environment for oil and natural gas upstream and midstream companies. She was responsible for global environment, auditing, reporting, data, and advocacy. A key focus has always been to identify strategies that reduce risk, cost and liability for the company, including supporting obtaining ISO 14001 certification for about 1,200 upstream oil and natural gas locations.
Her experience at the State of Colorado and in-house, has allowed her to work on projects designed to bridge agency and company relationships. Her experience as an HSE Director allows her to help bridge between the HSE teams and corporate level leadership with goals and projects. Throughout her career she has worked to integrate corporate-level management system procedures into "fit for purpose" facility-level work practices.
To advance the state of the practice, Jill has regularly agreed to present at conferences and participate in coordinating conferences around HSE and sustainability. She has been a guest lecturer at the National Academy of Sciences, U.S. EPA, U.S. DOE, various universities, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and other events. A regular topic is how to design and use management systems and internal sustainability programs to improve HSE performance, stakeholder engagement and compliance.