Todd Polacek has over 15 years of professional experience at his hybridized role of Business Development and Aquatic Biologist at AES. He has worked on a variety of projects including watershed plans, river restorations, coastal wetlands and fisheries projects, forest stewardship, remote sensing and GIS, invasive species control projects, and various habitat projects. He understands the regulatory drivers and natural resource management industries within these sectors including wetlands, remediation, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA), and Clean Water Act (CWA).
Todd has established and maintained long-term business relationships in key market sectors and geographies with a wide variety of different clients and business units including municipalities, developers, non-governmental organizations, agency staff, and private landowners. Having worked closely with design, construction, and nursery teams, Todd has a thorough understanding of what it takes to see a project through to on-the-ground results.
Prior to AES, his fisheries experience with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources helped establish his scientific foundation of knowledge.