Jessica DeBone Wins Developing Leaders PRISM Award

Jessica DeBone, Economic Incentives Consultant and Regional Manager at PM Environmental (PM) recently won the Developing Leaders PRISM Award from EDR, a leading provider of data and technology to property due diligence professionals.

The award honors an up-and-coming due diligence professional who has demonstrated impressive achievement in any of the areas of leadership, visibility, professional competency or industry involvement in the early stage of his or her career.

“Jessica is the definition of young leadership, and is someone with incredible drive and passion to solve complex environmental issues using all of the available economic incentive tools, from brownfields to tax abatements,” said Mike Kulka, CEO and Co-Founder of PM Environmental.  “I have worked closely with her on dozens of truly transformational redevelopments and have never heard a client give her anything but praise.”

Award winners were announced on Wednesday, May 9, at the PRISM Awards Dinner held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona.

PRISM nominations were submitted earlier this spring, and reviewed and judged by the Zweig Group, a firm with an established history of running recognized awards programs for the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries.

DeBone, who joined the Economic Incentives Department in 2012, specializes in private sector incentives, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brownfield assessment, Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), and cleanup grants.  She has secured over $15 million in brownfield and economic incentives for private sector clients, and $6 million in EPA Assessment and Cleanup grants all throughout the Midwest and Mid-South.  During the last 5 years she has become a recognized leader in Michigan by various municipalities, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the MEDC.

“I am honored to receive this PRISM award in such a competitive category, as well as the recognition from established leaders in the industry,” DeBone said.  “I am grateful for the opportunity to have been nominated, and for the mentorship I have received that has allowed me to become a developing leader.”


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