Recent projects managed by Harrington include an evaluation of demand for visitor access to Denali National Park, a study of communication improvements in rural Alaska, and an analysis of the economic impacts of the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation.
"Erin's contributions to our firm have been significant," said Jim Calvin, McDowell Group's managing partner.
"She brings a solid academic foundation and practical Alaskan work experience to every project. It's an impressive combination that is a perfect fit for our company and our clients."
Harrington has a Masters of Science in Seafood Marketing and Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and holds a bachelor of arts from Middlebury College.
Prior to joining McDowell Group, she managed the statewide office of the United Salmon Association.
She also has fished commercially in the Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
"Since opening our Anchorage office six years ago, we've significantly increased our client base in Anchorage, Mat-Su, and the Kenai Peninsula," said Senior Manager Donna Logan.
"The fact that Erin has lived and worked in Southcentral, Interior, and Southeast Alaska gives her valuable insight and professional contacts-both important in our projects."
Founded in 1972, McDowell Group has been offering research and consulting to clients in Alaska, Western Canada, and the Pacific Northwest for 33 years.
With offices in Anchorage and Juneau, the firm employs a staff of 12 professionals and a network of survey staff throughout Alaska.