Janice P. McMahon
Sr. Vice President/ Technical Director
M.S. Wildlife Science.
B.S. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.
ESI Office: N. Lawrence, Ohio
Janice P. McMahon
Janice McMahon is the Regional Technical Manager for the Forestry, Carbon and GHG Services Division of ESI, with over 15 years of experience.
Ms. McMahon specializes in natural resource management projects including carbon sequestration feasibility assessments, development/implementation of management plans for enhancement of ecosystem services, assessment of GHG emissions and reductions, development of environmental asset tracking programs, GHG validations and verifications at the project and organization-level, endangered/ threatened species assessments, habitat management plans, and integrated ecosystem services plans. She is also a CSA Standards Certified GHG Verifier and GHG Inventory Quantifier, and Certified Wildlife Biologist through The Wildlife Society.
Ms. McMahon was instrumental in establishing ESI as an authorized GHG validator/verifier for The Climate Registry (TCR), British Columbia Reporting Regulation (BC Reg. 272/2009), Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), California Air Resource Board (ARB), American Carbon Registry (ACR), CarbonFix Standard (CFS), Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), Natural Forest Standard (NFS), Plan Vivo, and Climate Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA). Ms. McMahon led ESI through the process of receiving accreditation from American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 14065:2013 for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies. The scope of accreditation includes ISO 14065:2013, ISO 14064-3:2006, verification/validation of assertions related to greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals at the project level for Land Use and Forestry (Group 3), and verification of assertions related to GHG emissions and removals at the organizational level for the following sectors: General (Group 1), Manufacturing (Group 2), Power Generation (Group 3), Mining and Mineral Production (Group 5), Metals Production (Group 6), Chemical Productions (Group 7), Oil and Gas (Group 8), Waste (Group 9).
At ESI, Ms. McMahon is responsible for leading the Forestry, Carbon, and GHG Services Division, which includes client and team coordination, proposal preparation and review, marketing presentations, maintenance of ESI’s ANSI accreditation and Management System, and quality assurance and quality control for projects in the United States as well as the international market. Ms. McMahon also leads lectures and seminars throughout the United States and internationally regarding the carbon markets and opportunities and GHG validations/verifications.
Ms. McMahon holds a B.S. from the University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and a M.S. from Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.