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TRC Companies Selects Denise M. Brinley as Vice President Strategic Growth and Client Engagement

November 10, 2021
Denise Brinley

WINDSOR, Conn. – TRC Companies, a digitally powered and environmentally focused global professional services firm, has announced Denise M. Brinley as Vice President of Strategic Growth and Client Engagement. Brinley will support TRC’s organic growth strategies and strategic planning.

“Brinley’s 25 years of progressive environmental and energy-related technical, regulatory, government, stakeholder and policy experience will bring new energy to TRC’s strategic growth efforts,” said Nik Krishnamurthy as its Chief Growth Officer of TRC.

Previously, Brinley served as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Energy and has also held other executive leadership positions in government agencies over the last decade.  Her diverse experience spans energy markets, environmental issues, and economic development as it relates to decarbonization efforts across the spectrum of energy sources – including coal, natural gas, natural gas liquids, nuclear, solar, wind, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen – in industrial and commercial operations.

“I’m honored to be part of the TRC family and help lay the groundwork for growth and advancement,” said Brinley. “With a long history and excellence and expertise, TRC is positioned perfectly for growth and to provide critically needed consultative and technical support to our customers who are seeking to evolve their businesses and decarbonize through their ESG strategies.”

Brinley received her B.A. in Geosciences at Franklin and Marshall College and her M.S. in Geology from the University of Maryland at College Park.

About TRC Companies

Groundbreaker. Game changer. Innovator. TRC is a global firm providing environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions that address local needs. For more than 50 years, we have set the bar for clients who require consulting, construction, engineering, and management services, combining science with the latest technology to devise solutions that stand the test of time. TRC’s nearly 6,000 professionals serve a broad range of public and private clients, steering complex projects from conception to completion to help solve the toughest challenges. We break through barriers for our clients and help them follow through for sustainable results. TRC is ranked #20 on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


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