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External Advisory Council

The External Advisory Council, initially called External Advisory Board, was established in late 2011; the first meeting of the Board was on campus in February 2012. The EAC includes members from environmental consulting firms, major industry, government, and academia. The EAC works closely with the EEE Head to advise on all aspects of the program and strategic growth as EEE launches new programs. The EAC meets on campus twice a year and in a conference call twice a year.


EAC Members


  • Ken Beache (MS in CE 1994)
    Metric Environmental, LLC

  • Kristen Belcredi (BSChE 1987)
    Senior VP Sustainability Services,
    Keramida Environmental

  • Rick Bossingham (BSEH 1984)
    VP of Operations,
    Cornerstone Environmental, Health & Safety, Inc.

  • Cynthia Fort (MS in CE 1981)
    Project Manager,
    American Structurepoint

  • Angela Jenkins (BSChE 1988; MS in CE 1989)
    Site Leader-Environmental, Safety, Security, and Health,
    Ascend Performance Materials

  • Brad Kohlmeyer (BSME 1990)
    Sr. Env. Advisor/NSR Coordinator,

  • Eric Larson (BS 1990, MS in CE 1992)
    Deputy Operations Manager,

  • Lawrence Merritt (BSCE 1995)
    Manager, Global Environmental Policy,

  • Melissa Moran (BSME 1990)
    Community Outreach Coordinator,
    The Nature Conservancy

  • Bernie Paul (BSE 1983)
    B. Paul Consulting

  • Ralph Roper (MS in CE 1973, PhD 1976)

  • Chris Rubak (MS in CE 1984)
    Engineering Manager,
    Waste Management, Inc.

  • Steve Shedroff (MS in CE 1985)
    HS&E Section Head, Global Innovations
    Proctor & Gamble

  • Vijay Suri (MSIA 2001)
    Manager - Global Business Development, Environmental Technologies,
    Eisenmann Corporation

  • Rob Threlkeld (BSCE 1998, MSCE 2000)
    Global Manager-Renewable Energy,
    General Motors

  • Cherlyn Tribble (BSE 1982)