NEW YORK, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mija Coppola, an experienced leader in health and safety planning and management in the design and construction industry, has joined STV as vice president and chief health & safety officer (CHSO). In this role, she will be responsible for building a best-in-class health and safety program and bringing that culture to all levels at STV. She will report directly to Milo Riverso, Ph.D., P.E., CCM, president and chief executive officer.
"At STV, the health and safety of our people, clients, subcontractors and the general public is paramount," Riverso said. "Mija, with her wealth of experience and ingenuity in this arena, will help us to continue to meet those goals while allowing our existing health and safety program to reach new heights."
With more than 20 years of experience, Coppola has a diverse background in consulting including large portfolio project management, client development, business analysis and change management implementation.
Prior to joining STV she was with a major consultancy firm where she served as director of health & safety. During her time there, she led the development of a comprehensive health and safety program and helped instill a deep-rooted safety culture in the organization.
Coppola received her Master of Science in Health, Safety and Environment from the University of Findlay and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management from Pennsylvania State University.
About STV: Founded more than 100 years ago, STV is a leader in providing construction management, engineering, planning, architectural and environmental services for buildings, infrastructure, transportation systems, energy and other facilities. The firm is ranked 20th in Building Design + Construction's top 300 construction and project management firms and in their top 10 engineering firms in transit, government, K-12 and multifamily sectors. STV is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, visit our website at www.stvinc.com or follow @STVGroup on Twitter.