Deanne Hughes*

Board Member, Tulsa County

Deanne has successfully managed comprehensive environmental permitting activities for more than $500 million in industrial construction and operation. Deanne’s knowledge of local, state, and federal regulatory climate has afforded her clients the comfort of improved facility operation and eliminated concerns of regulatory violations and negative public opinion. Her expertise with Clean Air Act and related federal regulations have been leveraged within the electric generation, manufacturing, and oil and gas upstream and midstream segments. Sustainability initiatives provide an avenue for the merging of environmental compliance with a client-company’s other goals related to bottom-line performance and employee growth. Deanne’s strategic planning skills, facilitation expertise, and civil and environmental engineering expertise support client-companies as they move from the initial embracing of sustainability to the more detailed analysis identifying opportunities and implementing plans. Deanne’s work at McElroy focuses on process improvement and internal innovation projects. Additionally, she serves as the company’s liaison to several standards and industry groups.