Hugo Neu taps former EPA director to lead sustainability, climate resiliency efforts

By Emily Bader
New York | Mar 21, 2019 at 10:23 am

Hugo Neu announced Wednesday it has named Dominique Lueckenhoff as senior vice president of corporate affairs and sustainability.

In this role, Lueckenhoff will oversee partnerships and initiatives related to corporate sustainability; climate adaption and resiliency; environmental policy; green business growth; and investments. She will immediately be responsible for the development and communities related to Kearny Point, the company’s $1 billion adaptive reuse of the 4 million-square-foot former WWI and WWII ship-making facility, which is being developed into a green workplace.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dominique on board, and look forward to her many contributions to both the Hugo Neu Group and Kearny Point as she leads our efforts to achieving the highest possible levels of environmental sustainability and ecological restoration,” Wendy Neu, CEO at Hugo Neu, said. “Dominique’s experience, proven leadership, and extensive sector knowledge will propel Kearny Point ahead to becoming a model for the responsible environmentally-and socially-conscious redevelopment of similar large-scale, challenging projects throughout the country.”

Lueckenhoff, who has more than 25 years of environmental experience, most recently serving as acting director and deputy director to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Water Protection division.

“Sustainability is not an end product—it’s a value, belief and adaptive approach that recognizes the importance of people, planet and profit towards achieving long term resiliency and success – for all. Undoubtedly, it is also an integral force driving the Kearny Point redevelopment consistent with the mission and values of Hugo Neu,” Lueckenhoff said. “I’m excited to work on every sustainability-driven aspect of the project—from green stormwater infrastructure to renewable energy to next-gen recycling and other resiliency measures, including policy and drivers of successful carbon-based economies. It will be incredibly rewarding to translate my years of public sector leadership experience to my new role on Hugo Neu’s executive team.”

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