Colin O. Flaherty, CP, CPG, PG is a Senior Consultant and serves as Regional Office Manager for SME’s Columbus office. He joined the office in early 2019 and has since worked diligently to help clients navigate their complex revitalization projects in the area. He utilizes his nearly 20 years of environmental and geosciences experience in to manage a variety of projects including Phase I/II environmental site assessments (ESAs), brownfield redevelopments, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Voluntary Action Program (VAP) projects, USEPA Brownfield Assessment Grants, UST projects, hydrogeological site investigations, and numerous forms of environmental monitoring and reporting. In addition to his environmental background, Colin is knowledgeable in the solid waste, industrial hygiene, natural resources, regulatory compliance, geotechnical engineering, and construction materials fields.

Colin holds a BS in Environmental Geology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.  He is an Ohio VAP Certified Professional (CP), a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG), and a Professional Geoscientist (PG).  He has held several State and National level board positions with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). Additionally, he is a proud member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Columbus Section and the Central Ohio Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, NAIOP.

Colin married his high school sweetheart and they have two children. In his free time, Colin enjoys playing golf, gardening, outdoor activities, and traveling/spending time with his family.