Chad Beckstrom, AICP is a Principal Consultant and senior leader with ICF with over 20 years of experience in the environmental planning consulting industry. He brings expert knowledge and application of CEQA and other environmental regulatory requirements with vast experience in project management and preparation of environmental documents. Chad thrives on solving complex problems and providing his governmental and private clients with the best professional advice, and is highly-motivated by interesting and challenging work.
Chad's project portfolio includes maritime port development, water/wastewater infrastructure, renewable energy and transmission, transportation infrastructure, schools, recreation and parks, habitat restoration, residential/ commercial/ industrial development, and master planning projects.He also manages the Orange County Branch of ICF, where he oversees operations of the office with responsibilities for team building and professional development of staff, planning and implementation of strategic initiatives, financial management and profitability, and business development in Orange County and surrounding areas.
Additionally, he has instructed courses on the CEQA environmental review processes through university extension programs, educational seminars and webinars, professional organization conferences and workshops, and client-focused customized training programs. Chad earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from Cal Poly Pomona, and a B.A. in Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California, Irvine, and he maintains an active and up-to-date Certification from the American Planning Association’s American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).