SESHA 2016 Speaker Biography

Michelle De Blasi
Director, Fennemore Craig, Phoenix, AZ

Michelle is senior environmental counsel at Fennemore Craig and advises clients on energy and environmental matters, with a focus on traditional and renewable energy project development, environmental permitting and compliance, and greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past 20 years, Michelle has worked at the federal and state levels on a wide variety of environmental and energy issues for a range of clients, including the high tech industries, on matters such as hazardous waste, air quality, water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental health and safety, real property due diligence, utility regulation, due diligence and permitting for energy power generation, natural resource damage issues, asbestos, and underground storage tank regulation. Michelle is also Co-Executive Director of the Arizona Energy Consortium which she was instrumental in founding in 2011 as Arizona’s only state-wide energy organization. The AEC has published the Arizona Solar Strategic Plan and the Arizona Energy Roadmap.