Charleston-based ecological water systems provider Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) recently welcomed former state government environmental leader Rheta Giddings DiNovo, with 28 years of experience, to the position of regulatory manager, overseeing all South Carolina operations.
Previously, Giddings DiNovo served as director of the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management’s regulatory division at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDEHC). There she gained solid experience with certifications, development and implementation of standards, permitting, stormwater management, agricultural facilities and more.
“The pace of regulatory change means we are constantly seeking leadership excellence to guide our efforts in our operating geographies,” RES President and CEO Elliott Bouillion said. “Rheta brings unique experience and expertise with all aspects of the regulatory process including permitting, compliance, and enforcement, as well as legislative, external, and stakeholder affairs.”
RES’ newest manager earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Clemson University and a master’s in public health from University of South Carolina, with a focus on the environmental sciences and water quality. While serving the SCDEHC, she managed the review process for permit applications for activities pertaining to South Carolina’s coastal zone from both state and federal sources, ensuring consistency and compliance.
Specializing in rehabilitating degraded areas, RES has assisted in the restoration of over 40,000 acres of wetlands and natural habitats to date in strict conformity with regulations and in cooperation with local landowners.
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