Tom A. Pedersen, BCES

SVP Director of Sustainability
CDM Smith

Mr. Pedersen, CDM Smith Senior Vice President and Director of Sustainability, has 35 years of environmental consulting experience. He provides management consulting, facilitation and training support to clients developing and implementing quality, environmental, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability management systems, and strategies to improve sustainability performance.

Mr. Pedersen assists industrial, university, municipal and government sector clients in developing and implementing environmental and sustainability strategies. He is currently assisting airports and industries in integrating sustainability into their EHS programs and he leads CDM Smith’s sustainability performance improvement program that encompasses 5,000 employees worldwide.

Mr. Pedersen received his BS from Cornell University in 1975 and his MS from The Pennsylvania State University in 1977. He is a trained ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Lead Auditor. Mr. Pedersen is an accredited Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) and he is chair of the ISI Professional Development Committee. Mr. Pedersen is a American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES) in Sustainability.