Panel Discussion: Future of Groundwater Remediation from Client’s Perspective; Moderator Neven Kresic, Ph.D.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 8:35 a.m.
Davidson Ballroom (Music City Center)
Neven Kresic, Ph.D., PG , AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc., Chantilly, VA
Chris Oakes , Environmental Remediation, Norfolk Southern, Norfolk, VA
Janette Courtney , Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, GA
Heather Friedman , Morris Manning & Martin LLP, Atlanta, GA
Neven Kresic, Ph.D., PG, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc., Chantilly, VA
Neven Kresic is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist and Hydrogeology Practice Leader at AMEC in Atlanta, GA. He is a professional hydrogeologist and geologist with over 30 years of groundwater and surface water-related teaching, research, and consulting experience working with U.S. and international clients. His areas of expertise include groundwater engineering, development, and remediation; groundwater modeling; and expert witness testimony. He is author of more than 50 papers and nine books, including his latest titled Hydrogeological Conceptual Site Models: Data Analysis and Visualization. Kresic was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the U.S. Geological Survey. He is a founding member of the NGWA Groundwater Modeling Interest Group.
Chris Oakes, Environmental Remediation, Norfolk Southern, Norfolk, VA
Chris heads NS environmental remediation group and oversees remediation at numerous sites, ranging from relatively small to multi-million dollar cleanups. His focus is on cost-effectiveness, expedient site closure, and minimizing liability.
Janette Courtney, Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, GA
Janette is responsible for environmental compliance and remediation for both active Bonnell facilities and legacy sites. Her groundwater remediation sites include both state and federal led programs. Her focus is on cost effectively expediting site closure to address/reduce environmental liability.
Heather Friedman, Morris Manning & Martin LLP, Atlanta, GA
Heather T. Friedman is a partner in the Environmental, Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction Practices of Morris Manning & Martin LLP. She focuses her practice on the acquisition, development, disposition, management and financing of properties with environmental issues throughout the country. Her practice involves both developed and underutilized environmentally impacted properties for use as industrial, retail, hotel, office, residential, and mixed-use purposes. Ms. Friedman also oversees environmental due diligence and advises clients on environmental risk in connection with mergers and acquisitions. She serves as environmental counsel for a large variety of clients, including national REITs, developers, financial institutions and institutional lenders.