John Ennis, Esq, PG, GES Senior Vice President, General Counsel
John Ennis
Senior Vice President, General Counsel

John Ennis is a Senior Vice President, serving in the role of General Counsel, a position he has held at GES since 2002.  John leads the company’s legal and risk management programs, including corporate compliance and policy, subcontractor management, and strategic procurement as well as due diligence activities in connection with GES’ acquisition and geographic expansion initiatives.  John also heads our performance-based contracting (PBC) program, spearheading the development of PBC opportunities with clients while collaborating with multiple stakeholder groups during program implementation and execution.  He founded and manages GES’ small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) program, integrating these technologies into GES’ client service capabilities. 

John has more than 30 years of environmental experience spanning geology, environmental law, hydrogeology, environmental insurance, and petroleum exploration. His experience includes directing and managing environmental compliance programs for facilities throughout the US, including environmental and risk assessments, remediation, safety audits, and health and safety planning. John’s unique blend of legal, environmental consulting, and environmental insurance experience and expertise is utilized extensively by GES’ clients in connection with the acquisition, redevelopment, and divestment of environmentally impaired properties.

John is a licensed Professional Geologist in the state of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Delaware. John also holds a sUAS Remote Pilot certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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John is an avid off-road motorcycle enthusiast. When he’s not motoring through the great outdoors, he’s taking in the outdoor scenery at a much slower pace while hiking or camping.  He also enjoys taking aerial sUAS photography and mapping.