Sean Alteri, Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Mr. Sean Alteri was appointed to serve as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection in August 2018. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Alteri held various positions in the Division for Air Quality for more than 20 years of service. During his 20-year career with the Division, Mr. Alteri worked as a Permit Engineer Assistant, Regulation Development Supervisor, Technical Services Branch Manager, and the Assistant Director. Most recently, Mr. Alteri served as the Director since October 2013. Mr. Alteri is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering (BS Chemical, 1997). He lives on a family farm in Anderson County with his wife, Megan, and their two children.
Kelly Bartley, Attorney, Bingham Greenebaum Doll
Kelly Bartley is an attorney with the business law firm, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. Since 2000, her practice has involved advising manufacturers, municipalities, utilities and other businesses on a broad range of Kentucky and federal environmental law compliance, permitting and litigation issues, including issues relating to air emissions, solid and hazardous waste, wastewater treatment and discharges, renewable energy projects, radioactive waste, and brownfield redevelopment. Kelly is an active member of the Kentucky Bar Association, having served as past chair of the Natural Resources Law Section and she frequently publishes and speaks on environmental law topics within the state of Kentucky. She serves on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Energy and Environment Policy Council and also serves on the Board for the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, a non-profit statewide land trust committed to preserving wildlands, large forest tracts and migratory corridors.
Bob Basl, Vice President, EHS Technology Group, LLC
Mr. Basl is the Vice President of EHS Technology Group. His background is in mechanical and environmental engineering. Currently, his emphasis is on managing facility-wide regulatory compliance projects for a number of industrial clients involving a variety of environmental issues. These projects include process evaluations of air and water pollution control systems, BAT/BACT determinations, hazardous waste management, air pollution emission inventories, asbestos identification and remediation, SARA Title III compliance, process air/water permitting, and ISO 14001 implementation. His experience also includes the design of industrial ventilation systems, with special emphasis on air pollution control projects. In addition, he has acted as a liaison with local, state and federal regulatory agencies in environmental compliance matters.
Max Bridges, Senior Associate, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
Max Bridges is a member of the Firm's Natural Resources and Energy Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of state and federal laws involving air, water, waste and endangered species, as well as mineral and energy law. Max is also a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and enforcement, patent litigation, client counseling and transaction support.
Carolyn Brown, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Carolyn Brown is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and chairs the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. Her practice focuses on all areas of environmental law and includes counseling on regulatory requirements, permitting and transactional issues as well as environmental litigation. She received her B.S. from the University of Kentucky in 1979 and her J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1982. She is the immediate past chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Energy and Environment Policy Council. She previously chaired the Energy, Environment and Resources Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association and has served on the Commerce Lexington Public Policy Council. She is a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers and serves on the Board of Regents. Carolyn is resident in the firm’s Lexington office.
Mike Campbell, Environmental Service Group Supervisor, Marathon RAD
Mr. Campbell is the supervisor of Marathon’s corporate environmental laboratory and field services groups in the Refining Analytical & Development (RAD) department. He holds a BS in Industrial Technology and a MS in business administration, both from the Morehead State University. He began his career with Ashland Oil’s R&D department and has 30 years of experience in environmental analytical testing and third-party laboratory auditing for Ashland and Marathon. He currently serves as president of the Boyd County Public Library board of trustees and secretary to the Holy Family School advisory council.
Jennifer Cave, Esq., Attorney, Stites & Harbison PLLC
Jennifer Cave has been helping businesses comply with state and federal environmental laws and regulations for over 20 years as a lawyer and an environmental consultant. Her experience includes advising clients on environmental permitting issues and state and federal regulatory compliance issues. She regularly defends clients in state and federal environmental enforcement actions and assists clients with the purchase and sale of contaminated properties. Jennifer also counsels domestic and international manufacturers on the importation and sale of engines, vehicles, and equipment under the Clean Air Act. Jennifer serves as chair of Greater Louisville, Inc.’s (GLI) Energy & Environment Subcommittee and serves on the boards of the Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association, the Louisville Energy Alliance, the Louisville Regional Science Engineering Fair and GLI’s Public Policy Committee.
Adam Cook, Senior Environmental Consultant, Shield Environmental Associates, Inc.
Mr. Cook has accrued over 8 years of professional experience as an Environmental Specialist within industry, serving as an environmental consultant for the last two years. Over the course of his career, he has assisted many industrial facilities with industrial compliance issues including applications of the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
Melissa Duff, Director, Kentucky Division for Air Quality
Melissa joined the Division for Air Quality in 2002. The Division is comprised of 166 full-time employees divided into 4 technical branches and 20 specialized sections and is responsible for carrying out the Clean Air Act requirements on behalf of the Commonwealth. During her time with the Division, she has worked as an engineering assistant in the Emissions Inventory Section, Emissions Inventory Section Supervisor, internal policy analyst within the Program Planning and Administration Branch, Program Planning and Administration Branch Manager, and currently serves the Division as the Director. Prior to joining the Division, Melissa spent 10 years working in the manufacturing industry. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, and resides in Frankfort with her husband and two children.
Edward Fisher, EIT Project Engineer, Shield Environmental Associates, Inc.
Mr. Fisher works as a Project Engineer at Shield Environmental. He has accrued 5 years of experience in the environmental field as a consultant. He has experience in providing KPDES/NPDES compliance through planning, construction, permitting and sampling for a variety of industrial clients throughout the state.
Brent Fitzgerald, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants
Mr. Fitzgerald has served as Senior Consultant for Trinity Consultants’ offices in Roanoke, VA and Covington, KY. He is located in Louisville, KY. He has assisted clients with state construction and operating permit applications, PSD and Title V permit applications, GIS and air dispersion modeling analyses, and compliance strategy and demonstration with state and federal air regulations. Mr. Fitzgerald has assisted clients by reviewing their CEMS/DAHS programs, by completing energy assessments as required by the Boiler NESHAPs, and by shepherding to completion projects affected by state & federal RICE rules. Since joining Trinity Consultants, Mr. Fitzgerald has completed projects in 21 states across the Midwest, Mid Atlantic, and Northeast in many industries, including telecommunications, power generation, and natural gas upstream and midstream operations. Mr. Fitzgerald graduated with a B.S. in Earth & Environmental Sciences from Vanderbilt University and an M.E.M. from Duke University.
Peter Goodmann, Director, Division of Water, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Peter Goodmann serves as the Director of the Kentucky Division of Water. Mr. Goodmann has worked for Department for Environmental Protection since 1993, as a manager and as Assistant Director. Mr. Goodmann was appointed the Director of the Division of Water in February 2014. He is responsible for overseeing Kentucky’s water regulatory programs, including the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and other programs, including the Dam Safety program, Floodplain permitting, NFIP, and the Risk Map program, the Water Resources Management programs, including drought management, as well as the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Act. Director Goodmann serves as a Commissioner on the Ohio River Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). He also serves on the boards for the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and on FEMA’s National Dam Safety Review Board. Director Goodmann is also a member of the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Authority and the Hypoxia Task Force. Peter earned his B.S. in Geology from the University of Iowa (1984), his M.A. in Geology from Temple University (1986), and conducted other post-graduate work at the University of Kentucky, where he was a Chevron Fellow. Peter and his wife Christine and son William reside in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Jarod Gregory, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants
Jarod Gregory is a Senior Consultant in Trinity Consultants’ Northern Kentucky office. He provides a wide array of support and solutions to both Kentucky and Ohio clients including state and federal air quality permitting, NSPS and MACT compliance assistance, emission inventory development, and chemical inventory reporting. He focuses primarily on air quality support for the chemical manufacturing and refining industries. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Tim Hagerty, Partner, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Tim Hagerty is a partner in the Louisville, Kentucky office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he concentrates his practice in environmental, natural resources, and land use law. He has over twenty-four years of experience counseling clients concerning the requirements of the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, and related federal and state environmental and resource review requirements. He spends much of his time assisting clients in the electric utility and mineral extraction industries, including coal mining and oil and gas exploration. Hagerty also has extensive experience in metals manufacturing and heavy industry and in the transportation sector. Hagerty’s practice includes regulatory counseling, permit and enforcement defense litigation, and transactional support. Hagerty is a graduate of the Yale Law School and the University of Louisville.
Tony Hatton, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Mr. Hatton is Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. Mr. Hatton has held a variety of positions in the public and private sector, including key positions overseeing environmental cleanups at Superfund, Department of Defense and Department of Energy sites. He holds a Master of Science in geology from Eastern Kentucky University.
Matt Huddleston, PhD, Director, Natural Resources, SynTerra Corporation
Dr. Matt Huddleston is an environmental toxicologist at SynTerra, a sciences and engineering firm. Matt began his career in the Risk Assessment Branch of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection in 1994. Since obtaining his Ph.D. from Clemson University in 2001, Matt has worked as a professional environmental toxicologist in support of state and federal regulatory programs, including the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA, and NRDA. In addition to Matt’s role at SynTerra, he is an adjunct professor at Clemson, where he collaborates with faculty and advises graduate student research. Matt has been working with an interdisciplinary team of hydrogeologists, engineers, and others to address coal combustion residuals in the Carolinas for the past four years.
Michael Kennedy, PE, Environmental Engineering Branch Manager, Division for Air Quality, Permit Review Branch
Michael Kennedy rejoined the Division for Air Quality as the Environmental Engineering Consultant for Permit Review Branch in October 2017 and became Branch Manager in March 2019. He has been with the Energy and Environment Cabinet for almost 10 years. He started his career with DAQ in source sampling and followed by a year in Permit Review Branch. Prior to his return to DAQ, Michael was an Assistant Director for what is now the Office of Energy Policy. Prior to working for DAQ, he worked in the private sector as an engineer for a small but diverse manufacturing company located in his hometown of Manchester, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in Bio-systems and Agricultural Engineering. He holds a PE in environmental engineering. Michael is an alumnus of KSPE’s LeadershipPE. He lives in Lexington with his wife, Heather, three daughters, and a son.
Sree Kesaraju, PE QEP, Senior Environmental Engineer, AECOM
Sree Kesaraju worked for the Kentucky Division for Air Quality as their Lead Engineering consultant and expert in Title V permitting, PSD permitting and Regulatory interpretation. He is now a Senior Environmental Engineer at AECOM and brings more than 24 years of Air regulatory experience to his consulting services for a variety of industrial clients throughout the state.
Clay Larkin, Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Clay Larkin is a partner in the Business Services Group of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, practicing out of the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. Clay’s practice focuses on the representation of energy and manufacturing clients in transactional, environmental, and litigation matters. He serves on the Board of Directors and as General Counsel and Secretary to the Kentucky Coal Association, and is active on legal and policy matters impacting the energy industry as a member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Environmental Policy Committee, and the Commerce Lexington Public Policy Committee. Clay is also a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.
Jacob Lewis, Environmental Control Supervisor, Kentucky Division for Air Quality
Jake joined DAQ in the Emissions Inventory Section as an Environmental Scientist in mid-2015. Since then he has moved from being a section scientist to EIS supervisor, handling state and national level emissions reporting, which requires evaluating each facility on whether they are subject to being surveyed or billing. This also includes reviewing the Permit Review Branch’s calculations and determination of accuracy. Jake graduated from EKU in 2012 with a degree in Biology.
Collin Linebach, Project Scientist, Linebach Funkhouser, Inc.
Mr. Linebach assists clients with environmental compliance audits and resolving the findings these audits may reveal. He assists with SARA Title III Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) and Tier II reporting, emergency response planning, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) planning, developing best management practices plans required by stormwater and wastewater permits, Toxic Substances Control Act reporting, hazardous waste compliance and Hazardous Material Regulation DOT training. He also assists facilities with environmental permitting, auditing, planning and training projects as may be required for air emissions, stormwater discharges, wastewater discharges and the ISO 14001 environmental management system. Additionally, Mr. Linebach supports field operations associated with site investigations, remedial action projects, and brownfields redevelopment. He provides assistance on acquisition/divestiture property assessments, environmental site investigations and regulatory compliance activities at industrial facilities. Mr. Linebach has a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky and is a Licensed Asbestos Inspector in Kentucky and Indiana.
Elisabeth Martin, Consultant, Trinity Consultants
Elisabeth Martin is a Consultant in Trinity’s Covington, Kentucky office. She assists clients with local, state, and federal air quality permitting, as well emissions quantification and reporting. Ms. Martin has experience serving a variety of industries, such as secondary aluminum, utilities, petroleum refining, food/beverage, telecommunications, and bulk terminals. Ms. Martin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been a consultant at Trinity since 2017.
Patricia A. Mason, P.E., Senior Engineer and Project Manager, Smith Management Group
Patty Mason is a licensed civil engineer in Kentucky and Indiana and works as a Senior Engineer and Project Manager at Smith Management Group in Louisville. Patty works closely with clients in the distilling, manufacturing, printing, utility, and construction industries. Patty provides broad environmental compliance services for existing facilities and for environmental permitting at new facilities and plant expansions. Patty assists clients with Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and EPCRA compliance. She also provides assistance with state and local floodplain construction permitting, hazardous materials management, erosion prevention and sediment control (EPSC), and groundwater protection. Patty has experience in groundwater and soil remediation and detailed design for civil/structural projects with industrial and refinery clients. She currently serves as Past President and Webmaster for the Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Material Managers (KCHMM). Patty is also a member of the Kentucky Chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) and Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.
Jon Maybriar, Director, Division of Waste Management, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
In 1987, after graduating with an Environmental Science Degree from Morehead State University, Jon began working for the Kentucky Division of Waste Management Uncontrolled Site Section. In 1988 he became a USEPA Technical Assistance Team contractor conducting emergency response and CERCLA investigations and removals throughout Region IV. Jon returned to the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and for 13 years was project manager for the oversight program responsible for remediating the US Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. He has served as the Branch Manager of Field Operations for DWM for 8 years. During this tenure his Branch was responsible for inspecting Kentucky’s 3,800 gas stations, 875 permitted solid waste facilities and 2,700 RCRA facilities. Jon became the Assistant Director for DWM in 2015 serving under the Director Tony Hatton. In October 2016, he was appointed Director of the Division of Waste Management.
Stewart McCollam, PE, Environmental Engineer, Smith Management Group
Stewart has ten years of experience specializing in permitting and compliance assistance for stationary sources subject to Federal, State, and Local air pollution regulations. Professional experience includes air pollution permitting for major (Title V, PSD), synthetic minor (FESOP, FEDOOP), and minor/area sources; dispersion modeling demonstrations for criteria pollutants, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and toxic air contaminants (TACs); compliance demonstration/evaluation of health risk-based emissions standards for TACs subject to regulation under the Louisville Metro APCD Strategic Toxic Air Reduction (STAR) Program; and development of environmental management systems used for regulatory compliance. Stewart serves as the Air Subcommittee Chair for Greater Louisville Inc.’s Energy and Environment Committee which focuses on environmental, regulatory, and energy-related issues impacting numerous industries in the Greater Louisville region.
Michael Morris, PG, Senior Professional Geologist, Shield Environmental Associates, Inc.
Mr. Morris serves Shield as a Senior Geologist, Project Manager and Principal. With over 27 years of industry experience as an environmental consultant, Mr. Morris has served as the Project Manager, Site Manager, Professional Geologist, or Project Geologist on numerous projects including state and federal Superfund sites. He successfully procured and maintains Shield’s Kentucky Wastewater Laboratory Program Certification.
Louis Petrey, Manager, Air Quality, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc.
Bio coming soon.
Edye Raymond, CEM, Environmental Manager, Nucor
Edye Raymond is an Environmental Manager for Nucor Tubular Products, overseeing facilities in Louisville, Georgia and Indiana. Prior to Nucor, Edye owned her own consulting firm and has over 20 years of environmental engineering, auditing and consulting experience with industries across the United States and Canada. As a consultant, Edye strived to provide clients with sustainable solutions in both the environmental and energy fields. Her auditing experience in regulatory compliance, risk management, energy efficiency and system management, is allowing her to identify business solutions for Nucor in addition to technical ones.
Todd Royer, PE, Vice-President, Midwest Air Environmental Manager, AECOM
Todd Royer has 38 years of air permitting experience working for manufacturing, petroleum, chemical and power industries and currently serves as an AECOM Vice President leading AECOM’s air permitting practice in the Midwest. Mr. Royer is one of AECOM’s national air permitting experts and speaks regularly at national conferences on air permitting and air compliance issues. Mr. Royer helps clients throughout the US obtain major and minor source permits specializing in complex manufacturing or energy intensive industries.
Kate Shanks, Vice President of Policy Development, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Kate Shanks is Vice President of Policy Development for the Kentucky Chamber. She has been with the Chamber for more than three years and focuses her work on energy, environment, small business and competitiveness issues. She is a lifelong resident of Kentucky and earned both a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation and Management and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining the Chamber, Kate spent nearly 12 years working for state agencies focused on energy and environmental policy and regulation and has held multiple positions relating to communications, outreach and policy analysis and design.
Anna Skinner, Associate Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl
Anna Claire focuses her practice on environmental, health and safety issues. Her experience includes assisting clients on environmental issues in the context of business transactions and compliance counseling. Anna Claire has experience with Clean Air Act enforcement and compliance issues and has helped clients against environmental enforcement initiatives directed at electric utilities. She also helps clients respond to Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement actions and has experience in many aspects of discovery and trial preparation, including factual investigation, drafting motions and discovery requests, and witness preparation.
Kevin Stewart, Laboratory Certification Program Manager, Kentucky Division of Water
Kevin Stewart is the Laboratory Certification Program Manager for the Kentucky Division of Water. He has 15 years of experience working in the environmental field. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Kentucky and is EPA certified as a Drinking Water Certification Officer for Chemistry (Inorganic and Organic), Microbiology, and Cryptosporidium.
Robin Thomerson, Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl
Ms. Thomerson is a member of the Dinsmore & Shohl Toxic Tort and Environmental Practice Group in the Lexington office and focuses her practice on environmental law including issues arising regarding permitting and compliance with the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA and CERCLA. She received her law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1986 and represented the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet in matters regarding surface mining, waste, and water and air quality from 1986 until 2009. Since entering the private sector in 2010, she has represented clients in the utilities and industrial sectors in various areas including issues related to compliance, enforcement and permitting. She is the editor of the Dinsmore Air Quality Letter and frequently writes and speaks on environmental issues in Kentucky.
Kelli Totten, Environmental Supervisor, Marathon Catlettsburg Refinery
Mrs. Totten is the Environmental Supervisor at Marathon’s Catlettsburg, KY refinery. She is responsible for supervising a staff of 11 while ensuring superior environmental compliance in air, water, and waste media. She has also led corporate initiatives such as revamping the auditing program and performing gap assessments on a variety of regulations. While Mrs. Totten is in her 6th year as Environmental Supervisor, she has worked at the Catlettsburg Refinery for a total of 18 years serving as an engineer or supervisor in Process Controls, Technical Services, Products Control, and Operations. Mrs. Totten graduated from West Virginia University Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. She is also a mother of eight children ranging in age from 17 to 1.
April Webb, PE, Hazardous Waste Branch Manager, Kentucky Division of Waste Management
April started her environmental career with the Kentucky Division for Air Quality in 1997 as a permit writing engineer. April later served as the Supervisor of the Metallurgy Section in the Division for Air Quality, which oversaw permitting of various metal producing facilities. In 2003, April joined the Kentucky Division of Waste Management as the Hazardous Waste Permit Review Section Supervisor. In 2005, she was promoted to the Hazardous Waste Branch Manager. April’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the permitting and cleanup of RCRA facilities, including the Blue Grass Army Depot planned destruction of nerve agents and the cleanup at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. April is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.