Davey Resource Group Promotes Wise to Vice President, Environmental Consulting

Posted: Dec. 19, 2018 

Kent, Ohio – Davey Resource Group, Inc. (DRG) is proud to announce the promotion of Karen Wise to vice president, environmental consulting. Davey Resource Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company. 

“Karen has over 20 years of dedicated service to Davey and the Davey Resource Group. She’s not only respected by her teams, but the consulting community as well,” said Ken Joehlin, vice president and general manager, environmental consulting and business development. “She has been a key person in developing and growing our environmental services and played an important role in our acquisitions and the development of regional offices.”  

In her new role, Wise will continue to oversee environmental consulting throughout the Midwest and assume responsibility for DRG environmental consulting in the northeast and western U.S.

Wise joined DRG in 1997 as a wetland scientist and was quickly promoted to wetland section leader. In 2003, she was promoted to department manager, ecological services. Then in 2005, Wise was promoted to manager, ecological services and eastern urban forestry. In 2012, she was promoted to operations manager of DRG’s Natural Resource Consulting team, and in 2016 she received another promotion to division manager, Natural Resource Consulting.

Wise was the recipient of the 2007 Davey Outstanding Manager Award. This year, she was elected to serve on the Davey President’s Council, which brainstorms and researches new ideas related to the company’s operations and presents them to management for review and consideration for implementation. Wise has served on numerous industry boards, nonprofits and governmental oversight groups. She holds a master’s degree in natural resources from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wheeling Jesuit College.

With more than 9,000 employees throughout North America, The Davey Tree Expert Company provides solutions for residential, utility, commercial and government clients. Rooted in research, the company’s vision is to achieve balance among people, progress and the environment. Tree experts since 1880, Davey provides diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services. Davey is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and is headquartered in Kent, Ohio.

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