The Passing of Marian H. Long

Principal, Gradient Planning
Marian Long, P.E., C.S.P.
Principal, Gradient Planning, Maine

I am deeply sad to inform you that Marian Long, Principal of Gradient Planning, passed away peacefully earlier this week.  On February 7, 2017 she died of cancer surrounded by her loved ones, after an incredibly brief and intense battle.  Some people make life better for everyone around them, and that is what she did.

She was a global forerunner in the field of incident management and had a successful career as a consultant for over three decades.  She managed hundreds of commercial and government contracts on four continents, including arctic locations, and passionately contributed to her field, clients, and community.  She worked at Gradient Planning since 2008. We will sorely miss her quick wit and dry sense of humor, analytical and creative mind, and would-be future contributions to her field.

As her ship was winding down, she wanted each of you, with whom she worked, to know that her relationship with you was a great joy.  In her memory, join us in donating to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, ME 04086.
If you need any assistance with a current or future project that Marian Long was involved in, please contact me as I know we can find a way to best meet your needs.
– Kate Novick, P.E., C.S.P.
Managing Director, Gradient Planning LLC