Sarah Marie Campbell is a Finalist for L.A. Business Journal’s 2018 CFO Awards
PASADENA, September 4, 2018—Sarah Marie Campbell, Chief Financial Officer for Pasadena-based Sapphos Environmental, Inc., has been named a finalist for L.A. Business Journal’s 2018 CFO Awards. The 12th annual CFO Awards recognizes finance professionals in Los Angeles County for their ongoing efforts and contributions to their organizations. Ms. Campbell was originally nominated in the Small Private Company category.
Ms. Campbell, who has been employed by the firm for three years, has more than 13 years of experience in the strategic consulting field and ten years of experience in the environmental industry. Her role includes financial analytics, operational analysis, development and deployment of strategic business initiatives, client planning, project management and platform management.
As a specialist in business intelligence and strategic planning, Ms. Campbell previously applied her skills across several industries, including mining and minerals, utilities, and fleet management.
Ms. Campbell earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She resides in Pasadena with her husband and son.
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WOMAN-OWNED PASADENA FIRM STILL SHINES AFTER 25 YEARS
Trailblazer Marie Campbell celebrates a quarter century providing environmental services in SoCal
[October 6, 2017, Pasadena, CA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] - This Thursday, October 12th, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. will be celebrating 25 years in business in Pasadena. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. provides more than $6 million in environmental consulting services annually to a variety of public- and private-sector clients. Helmed by sole-owner Marie Campbell, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. has been creating jobs right here in Pasadena for a quarter of a century.
“As a Los Angeles County native, it was important to me to establish my business in this area,” Marie Campbell stated. “I chose our location in Pasadena because of its proximity to the Metro Gold Line, downtown Los Angeles, a plethora of local shopping, as well as my home in Altadena.”
After cutting her teeth at the US Army Corps Engineers, Ms. Campbell moved quickly up the ladder in big consulting, but found projects lacking a holistic approach. Ms. Campbell founded Sapphos to provide high quality and pragmatic technical solutions with exceptional customer service. What started as one woman in a home office, with kids roller skating through her conference calls, has grown to a family of nearly 50 employees and over a thousand clients served.
Sapphos Environmental, Inc.’s provides environmental planning and clearance services in a variety of sectors, including: transportation; energy; recreation and open space; community development; entertainment; industry; water resources; and health care. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. has been recognized for its efforts to be green both in the office and professionally. The firm was awarded the 2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership award and the 2012 California Air Resources Board’s Green Firm of the Year award for its initiatives in building material reuse and renewable energy generation. Sapphos Environmental, Inc.’s historic headquarters building, located in the Hastings Ranch area of Pasadena, had its outer shell maintained while the insides were modified to create a fully functional, flexible, modern office space that can grow with the company. The firm installed a 84 kW solar array on the building’s “cool roof” and over the pervious-surfaced parking lot. Over the course of the 18-year cost-recovery period, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. expects to prevent over 760 metric tons of CO2 – equivalent to 85,500 gallons of gasoline – from reaching the atmosphere.
Ms. Campbell is President of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP), a leading national professional organization. She often serves as an expert witness on cases related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). When she’s not in the office, Ms. Campbell supports the Families Forward Learning Center, a non-profit organization providing free education and social services to low-income families. She also spends time with her two daughters, grandson, and new granddaughter, as well as gourmet cooking and cycling (to counteract the cooking).
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Sapphos Environmental, Inc. Team Receives City of Pasadena 2017 Historic Preservation Award
May is Historic Preservation Month, an effort initiated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1971 as Historic Preservation Week; it expanded to a month-long observance in 2005. The City of Pasadena marks Historic Preservation Month with an annual awards program that recognizes property owners, designers and architects, and contractors for exceptional historic resource restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use projects.
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. was part of a team led by City Ventures that received a Preservation Award in the category of Rehabilitation & Landscapes for its work on the Ambassador College West Italian Gardens. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. President and CEO Marie Campbell and Senior Historic Resources Specialist Carrie Chasteen-Elfarra were on hand to receive the award at the May 25th event.
As the Historical Resources subconsultant, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. documented the historic fountain on the project site; identified its character-defining features; determined how the resource would be affected by the proposed project; and described how the proposed treatment of the fountain’s features would conform with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. For those aspects of the proposed alterations to the West Italian Garden that were determined not to be in compliance, recommendations for appropriate treatments were made. The project resulted in the successful conversion of the fountain to a swimming pool, which retained its distinctive shape and arched jets of water.
Case Studies and Lessons Learned from Parks and Preservation
A paper co-authored by County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Associate Curator Ansley Davies; PaleoWest Archaeology's Clint Helton; and Sapphos Environmental, Inc. President Marie Campbell, Senior Historic Resources Specialist Carrie Chasteen, and Architectural Historian Alexandra Madsen has been published at Taylor & Francis online.
The paper describes case studies for public properties being managed at the federal and state level, where significant historical resources and unique archaeological resources are known to be present or have a high probability to be present. The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has completed an exemplary and proactive investigation undertaken to complete evaluations and prepare an inventory of structures, buildings, objects, and sites to assess their eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historical Resources, and/or the County of Los Angeles Register of Landmarks and Historic Districts.
The County of Los Angeles park system is in one of the nation’s largest municipal park systems, serving over 10 million residents. The inventory was undertaken to identify those structures, buildings, objects, and sites that are eligible individually or as a historic district and provide guidelines for management consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs. In addition to the inventory and evaluation, the project led to development of a Worker Education and Awareness Program and Cultural Resource Management Plan. The case study and management approach will be outlined in a manner that would be suitable for application to federal, state, or local park systems or individual properties.
The team presented the paper at the March 2017 Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, in Durham, North Carolina.
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. Team Observes Earth Day With Tree Planting
How did you show your appreciation to Mother Earth?
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. staff, family, and friends expressed their appreciation for Mother Earth by participating with the Los Angeles Association of Environmental (AEP) professionals in an Earth Day native planting installation. The mission of Earth Day is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. An estimated 1 billion people in nearly 195 countries participated in Earth Day activities in 2017. Los Angeles AEP supported North East Trees (NET) on a native plant installation at the Rio de Los Angeles Park. NET completes a range of services from planning and public scoping, design, budgeting, construction management, landscape installation, landscape, and maintenance of Best Management Practices for water quality. For more information on NET, go to www.northeasttrees.org. The SEI team was a major component of the nearly 100 event volunteers. Nearly a thousand square feet of non-native grasses were removed; approximately 75 native plants, oak (Quercus agrifolia), toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), and elderberry (Sambucus mexicanus) were planted, and existing mature trees were mulched. Thank you, Mother Earth!