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About W&M Environmental Group

Our professional staff is experienced with local, state, and federal government entities and can provide you with the professional quality, fair pricing, and prompt service you deserve.
Gene Murray, P.G.
Managing Partner
Environmental Emphasis

Gene Murray is recognized for his development, management and execution of subsurface investigations, response action plans, the design and the execution of soil and ground water remediation.

Environmental Experience

Gene is a licensed professional geologist with over 30 years of experience in the environmental and energy industries. Gene has managed several large groundwater and soil remediation projects all over the US, most recently in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. Project experience ranges from environmental site assessments for property transactions to remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. His projects have been conducted throughout the U.S. in Texas, Florida, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Arkansas, Louisiana, Iowa and Nebraska.

Gene has authored and co-authored many publications related to groundwater and environmental research. He has managed projects regulated by a variety of state regulatory agencies and under a wide range of regulations. These projects include the development and execution of site investigation reports, response action plans, the design and the execution of soil and ground water remediation.

Gene is the Managing Partner at W&M Environmental Group, where he manages both the financial operations and the strategic focus of the firm. W&M's motto is, "we get projects done" and Gene carries that focus to every part of the Company.

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Affiliations and Activities
Nic Andreani, P.E.
President
Environmental Emphasis

Nic Andreani, P.E. is a Principal with W&M Environmental Group and currently serves as President, responsible for the firms operations in Austin, Houston, Plano, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. He consults in the field of regulatory compliance with specific experience in the remediation of impacted soil and groundwater, brownfield transactions, permitting, development and implementation of corporate level compliance management programs, strategic planning, and environmental litigation support. He participates in process audits and has worked on high profile matters such as the Deepwater Horizon incident.

Environmental Experience

He has managed regional portfolios of impacted properties for Fortune 500 companies ranging from preliminary assessments to regulatory closure through state voluntary cleanup programs. Mr. Andreani has extensive experience in program and project management, with specific technical experience including remediation system design, NAPL recovery, cost estimation of environmental liabilities, contamination source identification, wastewater facility design, and regulatory closure of impacted properties. He has experience with environmental regulations including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Clean Water Act, Texas Risk Reduction Rules, Texas Railroad Commission Rules, Alabama Environmental Management Act, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund). He has managed projects throughout the United States and internationally.

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Frank Clark, P.E., P.G.
Technical Director
Environmental Emphasis

Frank Clark is a qualified professional engineer and geoscientist with technical proficiency in environmental assessments, geohydrologic investigations, geo-environmental engineering, and evaluation/design of remedial solutions for contaminated soil and groundwater. Frank has an extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations, human health risk assessment, asbestos inspection management and regulatory compliance issues and preventions.

Environmental Experience

Mr. Clark has over 25 years of environmental experience during which he has managed and/or directed over 1,200 diverse projects throughout the northeast and southern United States and in Europe. Among many of Frank's notable achievements, he has conducted the closure of sites through the Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), liability release through the Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP), and implementation of groundwater use restrictions to get closure on urban sites using the Municipal Setting Designation (MSD).

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Diana Rader, P.G.
Regional Manager
Environmental Experience

Diana Rader has more than 20 years experience on a wide range of environmental projects. Her expertise includes permitting, due diligence, remedial investigations, soil and groundwater investigations and water resource studies. She has conducted and managed environmental due diligence projects for transactions involving portfolios of industrial sites, oil and gas production sites, and commercial sites. Her permitting experience includes public water supply wells, natural gas storage, petroleum pipelines, lignite mining, uranium mining, natural gas storage, and hazardous and solid waste sites. Her environmental investigation and remediation experience include petroleum pipelines, refineries, petrochemical plant, Texas State Superfund site, and other industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology; University of Texas

Affiliations and Activities

Industry Council on the Environment (ICE) – Chairman 2009 – 2011, Committee Chair 2012-15

Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program – Advisory Board – 2013-15

Austin Geological Society

Andy Adams, CHMM, CAPM
Regional Manager
Environmental Experience

Andy Adams is an environmental fate and transport chemist that has 10 years of experience in a wide range of environmental projects. Mr. Adams is recognized and published for his expertise in fate, transport, and degradation of environmental pollutants and consults in the field of Integrated Site Closure of large industrial, petrochemical, manufacturing, and oil & gas facilities. He has specific experience in the remediation and bioremediation of impacted soil and groundwater, brownfield transactions, and corrective action programs. Mr. Adams has additional experience in ecological risk assessments and investigation as it relates to the role pollutants play in exposure, risk, and effects on human and ecological health. His specific skills include source and fate identification/modeling of chemicals, chemical injections, bioremediation, and a wide variety of sampling procedures in many media. Mr. Adams has managed projects regulated by a variety of state and federal regulatory agencies under separate and diverse regulations including voluntary cleanup programs, corrective action programs, innocent owner programs, and superfund oversight programs. Mr. Adams has worked on high profile matters such as the Deepwater Horizon incident, the Closure of the Brown & Root Shipyard/Campus, the portfolio closure of a Fortune 500 company’s liabilities, and the establishment of companywide environmental management structures.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas

Master of Science in Environmental Health (Environmental Chemistry) at the University of Minnesota

Lori Siegelman, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Technical Director
Environmental Emphasis

Lori Siegelman is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with technical proficiency in comprehensive EHS management programs and systems, Industrial Hygiene Assessments, Health Physics, and has project experience in a broad range of regulatory compliance issues. She is also a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) with proficiency in environmental compliance with experience in conducting Indoor Air Quality assessments.

Environmental Experience

Ms. Siegelman has more than 20 years experience in environmental, safety and health, and radiation safety. Her expertise includes development and implementation of ISO 14001 compliant environmental management systems, pollution prevention (P2) planning, hazardous and radioactive waste management, storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3), Site Assessments, and compliance auditing. Ms. Siegelman is especially suited for providing as-needed on-site EHS support to industrial clients. She has experience with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Performance Track program, Clean Texas program and OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Prior to consulting, Ms. Siegelman worked at the Rockwell Collins facility in Richardson, Texas and Mallinckrodt, Inc. facility in St. Louis.

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Gary Tiedeman
Division Manager
Environmental Emphasis

Mr. Tiedeman is a geologist and project manager with over 30 years’ experience in environmental investigations, compliance, remediation, and closure for the industrial and federal sectors. He has assisted in environmental due diligence projects for transactions involving portfolios of industrial sites, oil and gas production sites, and commercial sites. His environmental investigation and remediation experience include petroleum pipelines, refineries, petrochemical plants, federal air force facilities, oil field sites, and other industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology; Texas A&M University

Affiliations and Activities

Professional Affiliations

2018 Environmental Committee San Antonio Manufacturer’s Association (SAMA)

Nick Foreman
Division Manager
Environmental Emphasis

Nick has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology including coursework in microbiology and chemistry, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health, concentrating in environmental health, including coursework in risk assessment and environmental toxicology. Nick has been with W&M for nearly 12 years and progressed from Environmental Scientist to Division Manager. He is experienced in a variety of environmental projects including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II investigations, remediation and contractor oversight, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plans, and Toxic Release Inventories. Nick’s experience includes a wide variety of sampling procedures in air, groundwater, surface water, soil and ambient air (i.e., noise monitoring). He has provided on-Site environmental health and safety services including waste collection, reduction, disposal and tracking activities; providing constant feedback to managers regarding employees’ safe and unsafe work practices and possible solutions; and conducting client’s employee environmental and safety training. His technical skills include experience in historical research, data entry, noise monitoring and technical report development.

Nick’s work experience includes the Texas A&M University Center for Environmental and Rural Health. There he participated in pesticide exposure studies along the Texas-Mexico border. This entailed biological sampling and interviewing two child-aged populations located near large agricultural fields.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Texas A&M University

Master of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health

Registrations/Certifications

40-hour HAZWOPER and Emergency Response Certified, RCRA and DOT Hazardous Waste Management, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Board of Certified Safety Professionals, 2017

Affiliations and Activities

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Society of Texas Environmental Professionals (STEP)

 

Austin Heider
Division Manager
Environmental Emphasis

Austin has over 7 years experience in a variety of environmental projects including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Property Condition Assessments, asbestos awareness identification and sampling, Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL) recovery systems, Phase II Investigations, Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) projects, underground/aboveground storage tank (UST/AST) management and removal, and hazardous, non-hazardous and universal waste management. Austin’s field experience includes monitoring well installation, soil and groundwater sampling, indoor and outdoor vapor sampling, phase-separated hydrocarbon (PSH) sampling, soil infiltration testing, remediation oversight, monitoring well plug & abandonment (P&A), Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures (SPCC) inspections, storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3) site inspections, and Incident Response and Recovery (IRR) field efforts.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience; Texas A&M University

Minor in Geography; Texas A&M University

Affiliations and Activities

Registrations/Certifications

Asbestos Awareness Training Certification

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety

40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER, current with 8-Hour Refresher

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) Certification

Jennifer Adams
Division Manager
Environmental Emphasis

Ms. Adams is an environmental scientist with over twelve years’ experience in environmental compliance as a senior environmental scientist for the industrial sector and a senior consultant at W&M. Her project experience includes regulatory reporting including Tier II and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting, emissions inventory reporting, and greenhouse gas reporting. She also has experience on air permitting projects including Permits by Rule (PBR), Standard Air Permits, and New Source Review (NSR) permits. She has experience with storm and wastewater general permitting, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan development, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) development. Her compliance work also includes site inspections and site specific environmental training for plant personnel.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Bioenvironmental Science; Texas A&M University

Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Clay Snider, P.G.
Division Manager
Environmental Experience

Clayton has over 15 years of experience in a variety of environmental projects including due diligence of oil and gas facilities such as tank batteries, oil wells, compressor stations, and gas plants in multiple states including AK, AR, KS, LA, MN, MO, MS, NM, OK & TX. Additional experience conducting ASTM compliant Phase I ESAs, geophysical surveys, oil field spill investigations, Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) projects, Phase II investigations, underground/aboveground storage tank (UST/AST) management and removals, In-Situ bioremediation projects, and oil refinery remediation. Clayton’s field experience includes construction oversight, performance of subsurface investigations for contamination involving soil, vapor and groundwater; site characterization, remediation and closure investigations, and real estate assessments for oil companies, commercial and industrial sites. Mr. Snider is also knowledgeable of the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program and has experience closing sites using the Municipal Setting Designation.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Tarleton State University

Emile Hanna, P.E.
Division Manager
Environmental Experience

Emile Hanna, P.E. is W&M Environmental Group’s Division Manager for the environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance practice area in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hanna has over 17 years of project experience as a senior consultant in environmental and civil engineering design and analysis; environmental compliance, permitting, auditing, and planning; environmental due diligence; environmental site assessment, investigation, and remediation. In addition, Mr. Hanna has substantial EHS program development including environmental management systems. Mr. Hanna is well versed in identifying, analyzing and managing environmental risks associated with federal, state and local requirements for industrial, commercial, and construction projects. He supports clients in the private business sector including oil and gas exploration and production; oil field services companies; manufacturing; petrochemical; and aggregate, cement and power plants.

Mr. Hanna has a multi-media experience that includes water, wastewater and storm water planning, permitting and reporting as required under the Clean Water Act (CWA). This includes the preparation of the necessary plans and permits in accordance with the Public Water System (PWS) requirements; the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program; the preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) and Best Management Practices (BMPs). In addition, Mr. Hanna is experienced in solid and hazardous waste planning, permitting and reporting as required under the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); and the preparation of Pollution Prevention Plans/Waste Minimization Plans (P2 Plans). Mr. Hanna is proficient in the preparation of Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans and Facility Response Plans (FRP) under the Oil Pollution Act (OPA). Other experience includes Air Permitting under the Clean Air Act (CAA), specifically Permit-By-Rule (PBRs).

Education

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering; Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Lebanese American University

 

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