Carly Shannon

In 2021, Carly launched Linx Strategies, a strategic advising firm focused on advancing sustainability and climate resilience in the aviation sector. Prior to this, Carly spent over a decade at an AEC firm during which she grew their sustainability and resilience services into a national, industry-leading practice. Carly has led some of the first airport Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reports, advising her clients on the evolving landscape of frameworks and standards; developed sustainability management and master plans, helping to secure funding for these and related projects; prepared emissions inventories and carbon reduction strategies, working with airports to enter and advance within the Airport Carbon Accreditation program; and conducted resource-specific assessments and plans including those focused on renewable energy and materials management. She is a skilled facilitator and leads frequent and tailored engagement events, which support her work with a range of sustainability rating systems including LEED and Envision. Carly was the Envision administrator for the five initial Envision-verified airfield projects and has since supported a range of airports from General Aviation to large-hubs seeking Envision.