Helen Humphreys is an independent public affairs consultant helping regulated industries reduce risk to permitting and project timelines through public engagement. Helen learned the value of strong stakeholder relations while handling community and media relations for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, first in the Southwest office, and later as communications director. In these roles Helen acted as hearing officer for scores of public hearings, public information officer during multiple crisis incidents, and managed the messaging around controversial decisions. Since 2010, Helen has built and leveraged stakeholder support for industry in PA, NY, WV, and MA. Helen’s stakeholder outreach plans have won corporate awards and been credited with negating the need for air quality public hearings. Her client list includes a Fortune 50 power generation company, metals processing and midstream companies.