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Holly Tichenor

Client and Business Development

Ms. Tichenor is a client and business development leader with more than 20 years of experience in the water industry. She focuses on development of strategic plans and communications that educate, align, promote, and achieve envisioned results for our business and our clients’ goals.

Effective communications and relations is critical in achieving water and wastewater system goals. Gaining support for investments can involve aligning a wide array of stakeholder perspectives to achieve holistic, multi-stakeholder or regionally-based solutions.

In support of our technical leaders, project teams, and clients, Ms. Tichenor provides visual and written communications, workshop facilitation, strategic planning and outreach support. She is trained in visual storytelling or storyboarding, presentation development and delivery, as well as communications training and coaching. She is an active member of leading industry associations, and brings an in-depth appreciation and knowledge for the challenges our clients face. This passion translates to clear, concise and impactful communications that advance one water solutions.

She has been an active participant and leader in Water Environment Federation across multiple states, including serving as Government Affairs Committee Chair for the Water Environment Association of Texas. Ms. Tichenor resides in our Portland office and actively serves on for the Government Affairs and Membership Committees of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Agencies (PNCWA).

Personal Brief

My academic background is in journalism, and I am drawn to understanding the story from varying perspectives. The more angles and complexities to the story the better. This drew me to the water industry, which greatly depends on effective communications to gain support for funding, innovation, collaboration, and advancement of water solutions.

Outside of work, I enjoy most outdoor activities including standup paddle boarding, camping, skiing, running, snowshoeing, hiking, and more. With two active boys and a Weimaraner, my husband and I enjoy finding new locations and activities for our family to enjoy, especially across the Pacific Northwest.