Lisa Kay is Chief Operating Officer of Environmental Health Sciences Vertical at NV5 where she leads a team of high performing environmental, health, and safety consultants with the mission of delivering solutions and improving lives.
Lisa’s technical work is primarily related to policy and strategy support for municipal government, federal government, and industrial clients. Together with her team of experts, she has been providing support to clients related to COVID-19 industrial hygiene and infection control. She was appointed to the EPA Environmental Finance Advisory Board Technical Expert Working Group on Stormwater Infrastructure in 2019. She is an invited member of the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure, a global coalition of change agents working together to accelerate innovation, adoption, and scaling of strategic resilient and sustainable infrastructure solutions. Lisa is an active member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce where she sits on the Board of Directors, the Management Committee, and serves as the Chair of the Public Policy Committee.
Lisa has spent much of her career building and growing environmental firms. She successfully grew three underperforming companies into profitable firms that ultimately lead to their acquisition. In 2019 Lisa’s most recent company, Alta Environmental, was acquired by NV5. Lisa joined Alta as a partner and its President in 2014, building and growing revenue by more than 83%. Under her leadership, Alta was recognized for growth and employee engagement through numerous awards including “Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Los Angeles”, “Environmental Business Journal Small Business Growth – 2017”, three consecutive The Best Firm to Work For Awards, and two consecutive Hot Firm Awards. Today she serves as the Chief Operating Officer of NV5’s Environmental Health Sciences Vertical a four consecutive year #1 Zweig Hot Firm