CREEC, PLLC was founded by Kim Kotkoskie in October 2015 after many years of wanting the ultimate challenge of creating a business. CREEC, PLLC has been certified by New York State as a woman business enterprise (WBE). Ms. Kotkoskie has almost 20 years of program ownership experience working for large entities including a chemical manufacturer, the federal government/military, and a global engineering/consulting firm. Ms. Kotkoskie has also worked with local land developers. Throughout these different roles, valuable experience was gained in the areas of environmental compliance, engineering, negotiation, documentation and recordkeeping, inspection readiness, as well as project planning, budgeting and construction.
Ms. Kotkoskie has a passion for continuous improvement and instills quality, measurement, and data driven decisions into every project she encounters. She is trained as a Six Sigma Blackbelt and has completed a number of successful projects utilizing this methodology. Ms. Kotkoskie is continuously building on her core educational background in engineering and business with annual training coursework that identifies changing regulations and technical expectations in her field. Formal education includes:
B.S. Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1993)
M.S. Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University (1995)
M.B.A. from Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2001)
In addition to the above, Ms. Kotkoskie holds a New York State Professional Engineering (PE) license and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). Both of these certifications require continual training and professional development hours to remain active. Ms. Kotkoskie is a NYSDEC authorized Class A/B Underground Storage Tank operator.
Ms. Kotkoskie has been routinely identified as having strong leadership skills throughout her career. Most recently Ms. Kotkoskie had the honor of being nominated and subsequently graduated from the Leadership Tech Valley program in 2014. This year long, community focused program is offered by the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Schenectady Commerce and culminated with a fundraising and construction project to assist the Regional Food Bank through the addition of a new greenhouse.
Ms. Kotkoskie also volunteers her time as a member of the Town of Ballston Lake watershed group, the Saratoga County Inter-municipal Stormwater Management Program, and the local school district.