Joe Hochreiter, Jr.

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County

Professionally, Joe is a Hydrologist who is President of his own consulting firm, Senior Environmental Consulting, LLC of Yardley, PA. Joe provides Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, brownfields site redevelopers, and municipalities with scientific and engineering solutions to their environmental challenges. Joe lives in Yardley with his wife, Eileen.

Joe has been very active as a life-long volunteer in the community. In high school and college, Joe volunteered as a recreation coordinator at Byberry State Mental Hospital in Philadelphia. After serving as a Disaster Services Team member since 1972, Joe served for seven years (1985-1992) on the Board of Directors of the Lower Bucks County Chapter of the Red Cross, where he managed Disaster Services and founded the Red Cross Homeless Shelter in Levittown. He served on the Red Cross Shelter’s Advisory Committee and returned in 2009 to the Chapter’s Board of Directors and their Executive Committee. When the Red Cross closed the Lower Bucks County Chapter in 2011, Joe led a team that worked with the Red Cross to find a new sponsor for the Homeless Shelter, Family Service Association (FSA) of Bucks County.

He served on the Board (past Board President) of the The Counseling Center of Holland, a non-profit, psychotherapeutic counseling center that serves those who cannot afford private-practice therapy (1990 – 2013). He is also Past President of the Board for the non-profit Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, whose members include 275 of the region’s most talented young classical musicians. Joe served on the Board of the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra in 2007 and 2008, and was recruited in January 2014 to the Board of Bristol Riverside Theatre, where he is currently Board Secretary.

At the request of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Don Liuzzi, Joe worked with YOBC’s tour director (Gerardo Konig) to develop and manage the All City Orchestra’s (ACO Phila) 2015 tour of Italy. Following this successful tour, Joe was invited to serve on the Board of Project 440, the non-profit created in part to support ACO, currently led by Joe Conyers of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

SEC was a major corporate sponsor for Trenton Downtown Association’s “Women in Jazz” series of concerts and workshops. SEC is also a Benefactor to the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, which recently completed a major redesign of its air/water/land and energy exhibits with an emphasis on “green” principles and technologies. Joe has served on the Board of Directors of the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin for the past 8 years.

Joe is active in the sports of motorcycling and skiing. He communicates with people across the world as an active General Class Radio Amateur (WA3KTZ), having received his first license in 1968.