Mark Heaney Named Senior Advisor for Regulation & Policy

For Release: September 13, 2012

Washington, DC, September 13, 2012 – The Horinko Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Heaney of AlterEcho to the newly created position of Senior Advisor for Regulation & Policy.

Mr. Heaney brings more than two decades of federal and state regulatory consulting expertise to The Horinko Group. He is the Vice President and Principal in Charge at AlterEcho, a nationwide environmental management and consulting firm. In his role as Senior Advisor, Mr. Heaney will bolster The Horinko Group’s ability to provide thorough and up-to-date knowledge of environmental policies and regulations to clients across private and public sectors.

Marianne Horinko, President of the Horinko Group, states, “We could not be more enthusiastic to be bringing Mr. Heaney on board. His practice with the complexities and nuances of environmental regulations as well as his experience with innovative problem solving will be a wonderful asset to our team.”

“More and more, clients face tremendous challenges in navigating the maze of complex and evolving environmental rules and regulations,” Mr. Heaney says. “I’m looking forward to giving clients the knowledge and support they need to tackle those challenges, while they move ahead in creating successful ventures that are responsive to today’s environmental needs.”

Prior to joining The Horinko Group, Mr. Heaney developed a wide range of regulatory expertise as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney and TechLaw, Inc. He has managed several contracts for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, focusing on issues such as hazardous waste management, environmental oversight and pollution prevention. He has worked with utilities, chemical manufacturers, medical waste companies, non-profit corporations and other organizations, assisting them in the development of best practices for regulatory compliance, policy development, sustainability and community outreach.

Mr. Heaney earned a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and environmental studies from Colgate University, and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Long Island University.