Rob Lackowicz has been named SWCA’s Gulf Coast Region Disaster and Resilience Director. He will be working closely with Anne Cabrera, who recently joined SWCA as the National Disaster and Resilience Director. With Anne and other leaders in SWCA’s Climate Driven Services line, Rob will work to expand SWCA’s role in large-scale resilience and recovery programs into other Gulf Coast and Atlantic offices.
Rob joined SWCA in 2016 and most recently served as the San Antonio Office Director. Prior to joining SWCA, Rob was a senior operations manager at URS/AECOM, where he focused on leading multi-office teams in environmental and cultural resource regulatory compliance efforts for large-scale disaster recovery programs, particularly those related to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, Dolly, and Sandy. After Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas in 2017, Rob helped position SWCA as the Texas General Land Office’s primary environmental service provider for the state’s hurricane recovery programs.
“As we have all seen through this year’s constant barrage of interior river flooding, hurricanes, and wildfires, there are few portions of the U.S. that are not affected by natural disasters,” said Rob. “Every federally-funded recovery action requires an environmental review and I look forward to finding new opportunities for SWCA’s expertise and staff capacity to quickly help communities affected by these disasters to rebuild stronger and prevent future catastrophic damage.”