Professional Staff

Laura Cowan

Regulatory Section Manager

“I enjoy the comradery and learning opportunities that come with bringing together a range of technical experts within Kleinschmidt to help our clients solve problems.“

Laura is the Section Manager for Regulatory and Permitting at Kleinschmidt and has been with the company for 17+ years. In addition, Laura also serves as a project manager with an emphasis on FERC licensing and compliance activities.

Laura specializes in managing and coordinating regulatory efforts for hydroelectric projects undergoing FERC relicensing. Laura has served as the project manager and licensing coordinator for hydroelectric projects undergoing FERC relicensing. She has prepared FERC documents and state and federal permit applications and conducted various water quality and fishery field studies. Laura is proficient in using GIS software.

She has an M.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Lehigh University and a B.S. in Science/English from Pennsylvania State University.