Five GEI Professionals Presenting Several Session Presentations at the 2015 Brownfields ConferenceEvent Date: September 2-4, 2015
BOSTON, Mass.—August 28, 2015— GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that Susan B. Boyle, MRP, Ileen S. Gladstone, P.E., LSP, LEED AP, Paul J. Killian, P.E., Gary Rozmus, P.E., and Kathleen F. Stetser, P.G., LSRP are presenting at the 2015 National Brownfields Training Conference in Chicago from September 2-4, 2015. Brownfields 2015 is the premier conference and trade show focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. The conference is centered around a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats to provide case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies to help attendees meet brownfield challenges head on.
Ms. Susan B. Boyle, MRP, is leading two Learning Lounge sessions at the conference. On September 2nd, she is presenting On the Urban Waterfront: The Benefits of Hiring Two Environmental Job Training Graduates for Utility Projects at 2:45 PM. This presentation discusses lessons learned upon adding graduates as staff members for urban waterway remediation and redevelopment projects conducted by GEI and a NYC utility. At 10:50 AM on September 3rd, she is leading a discussion on Professional Associations as Brownfields Resources, featuring the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE), a non-profit professional association providing a mix of attorneys, consultants, developers, financial experts, real estate brokers, and government affairs professionals that assist with brownfield remedial and redevelopment processes. Located in GEI’s Mt. Laurel, NJ office, Ms. Boyle is an expert in brownfields program and project implementation, redevelopment, sustainability, liability management, and waste management. She has served as the chief operating officer for a national brownfield organization, is a founding member of the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast, and currently serves as the NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association’s executive director and as the manager of the Economic Development Association of NJ. Ms. Boyle is currently on the board of the NYC Brownfield Partnership, which supports the largest municipally run brownfields program in the United States.
Ms. Ileen S. Gladstone, P.E., LSP, LEED AP, and Ms. Kathleen F. Stetser, P.G., LSRP are leading a Roundtable Discussion titled Can You Really Trust Those LSPs, LSRPs, and LEPs? on September 3rd at 10:15 AM. The discussion focuses on the various state privatized programs that have been created over the past 20 years in an effort to prioritize the limited resources of State environmental agencies, remove regulatory obstacles, and speed up the cleanup and redevelopment contaminated sites. Located in GEI’s Boston office, Ms. Gladstone’s principal area of practice is the development of contaminated properties. She is an expert in incorporating remediation and cleanup into construction projects. Located in GEI’s Mt. Laurel office, Ms. Stetser is a proven leader in the development and implementation of innovative and cost effective project closure/completion strategies for the remediation of complex industrial sites, as well as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional in the state of New Jersey and a regulatory specialist in matters relating to ISRA, SRRA, ARRCS, property transfer and litigation settlement support services.
Mr. Paul Killian, from GEI’s Green Bay office, is leading a Roundtable Discussion on Bottom-up Planning: A Placemaking Strategy for Brownfield Redevelopment at 2:15 PM on September 3rd. The session will lead participants through an interactive placemaking simulation to demonstrate how public input and community engagement can be used to establish brownfield redevelopment concepts. Mr. Killian has over 30 years of experience implementing innovative solutions related to property redevelopment, solid and hazardous waste management, soil and groundwater resource management, and has served as the Project Principal for numerous Brownfield assessment and cleanup projects funded through State and Federal Grants.
Mr. Gary Rozmus, P.E. from GEI’s Huntington Station office, is moderating a Panel on September 2nd at 4:15 PM titled Banking on Progress: Land Banks as Catalysts for Brownfields Redevelopment. The panel, consisting of representatives from several New York area Land Banks, outlines how Land Banks are forging unique partnerships to redevelop brownfields across multiple states and through various molds. Mr. Rozmus is a Senior Consultant with GEI Consultants and has been involved in the Brownfield/contaminated site redevelopment marketplace for many years. Mr. Rozmus was the First President of the Board of Directors for the New York City Brownfield Partnership and helped develop the New York State Chapter of the National Brownfield Association serving on the Executive Team and as Environmental Committee Co-Chair. He also served on the National Brownfield Association National Advisory Board.
Also in attendance at Brownfields 2015 will be Kelly A. Cohane, in GEI’s Boston office, and Roger A. Miller, P.G., C.P.G., in GEI’s Green Bay office; members of GEI will be available to speak with interested attendees at Booth 501 throughout the conference.
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