Kristy Grigas currently serves as an Environmental Regulatory Specialist at Williams for the Northeast Gathering and Processing Engineering and Construction team. Within the last year, Kristy supervised a team of nearly 28 individuals that oversee compliance with environmental permitting conditions during pipeline and facility construction as well as post construction restoration services at Williams. Kristy joined Williams in 2011 and currently oversees the regulatory compliance function for all four basins in the Northeast; Bradford Supply Hub, Susquehanna Supply Hub, Utica Supply Hub, and the Ohio River Supply Hub (including Marcellus South, OVM and LMM) as well as pipeline and well connect permitting in Pennsylvania. She supports the project management teams during routing and planning processes.
Prior to her work at Williams, Kristy had been working in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio for 15 years. She has served roles in Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species surveys, Stream survey sampling, wetland delineations and jurisdictional determination reviews, resource permitting, project management and project planning. She has had the privilege of being chased by a mother bear and her two cubs while performing Indiana bat surveys.
Kristy has been employed by the GAI Consultants, Skelly and Loy, and Allegheny Energy. At Allegheny Energy, Kristy was involved in planning and permitting associated with extra high voltage power lines needed to support the PJM grid system. Kristy started her career working for a non-profit watershed organization as Executive director spearheading grass roots efforts for watershed conservation, environmental education, and restoration projects through Turtle Creek Watershed Associated in Western Pennsylvania. Kristy is a 2000 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science.
Kristy served as the Surface Use Committee Chair for the Marcellus Shale Coalition and Compliance Chair for the Women’s Energy Network in 2015 and 2016. Kristy is currently a member of the Society of Environmental Women Professionals Capital Chapter and the Appalachian Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network.