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AECOM’s Rich Kleinleder receives 2015 National Marine Fisheries Service Team Member of the Year Award


ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (Aug. 3, 2016) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, is proud to announce Rich Kleinleder was selected as a recipient of the 2015 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Team Member of the Year award. Team Member of the Year award recipients are honored for their outstanding contributions in advancing the NMFS mission. Kleinleder was recognized by his peers in the program management, scientific and technical category.


Kleinleder is a senior biologist who has over 35 years of experience with all aspects of wildlife research throughout Alaska. Since 2009, he has served as project manager for the NMFS Regional Fisheries Science Center Environmental Compliance Project. In this role, Kleinleder is responsible for coordinating with each of the six regional Fisheries Science Centers and numerous other NMFS offices and contractors to develop programmatic environmental assessments and applications for letters of authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act for each Center.  


“Rich’s award is further recognition of his tireless efforts of being an extraordinary team player and showing outstanding leadership,” said AECOM’s Joe Hegna, Alaska operations manager and vice president. “His hard work has paid off tremendously and we are proud of his many accomplishments.”


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