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Former Guam Environmental Protection Agency Chief Engineer Christopher A. Lund, P.E., Joins GBB

(Fairfax, VA – April 21, 2008)Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that Christopher A. Lund, P.E., has joined the firm as Senior Project Engineer. Mr. Lund was Chief Engineer at the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) from 2000 to 2006 and will be a key member of the GBB Guam Receivership Project Team.

Chris Lund"We welcome Chris to our team and look forward to working with him,” said Harvey W. Gershman, GBB President, "With his invaluable Guam expertise and unique understanding of the situation, he will be a key member of the GBB Guam Receivership Project Team. Going forward, he will also bring complementary skills to GBB’s senior consulting team on other projects.”

"I am looking forward to working hard to help bring about the goals established, not only in the Consent Decree, but those goals of the integrated solid waste management plan which the Guam community has envisioned for quite some time,” noted Chris Lund, "I am excited about this opportunity to work on solid waste management projects throughout the country with GBB and, more specifically, focus on helping Guam to achieve full compliance with the terms of the Consent Decree.”

Mr. Lund’s background, in addition to 6 years with GEPA, includes 11 years with Dames & Moore/ URS and, most recently, over a year with Bowman Consulting Group.  His solid waste management experience includes the performance of portions of feasibility studies, siting studies, planning, design (civil, geotechnical), and construction management.  Mr. Lund has worked in Guam, California, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, and the CNMI on solid waste management projects.

While Chief Engineer at GEPA, he administered the programs and activities of GEPA’s overall engineering functions; approved engineering drawings, designs and specifications for construction projects; directed and monitored budget development and administration;  maintained a liaison with other federal, and local departments in conceiving, planning, and executing engineering projects or programs; developed and implemented engineering standards, technical data and procedures to serve as a guide for public and private engineers;  monitored progress of projects/programs; recommended or made modifications in schedule or scope of work  to ensure fulfillment of statutory requirements and technical objectives; and represented the Administrator in meetings and conferences.

Relevant experience while at GEPA includes taking a lead role for GEPA in 2003 to push the final Consent Decree to completion, and get it signed and entered into agreement with USEPA and the Government of Guam. He was also involved in the Layon new landfill complex with a designed capacity of 30 to 50 years. He was a member of the integrated solid waste management plan team that revised and updated the 1999 Plan to include the new landfill location. As Chief Engineer for GEPA, he served as a lead technical advisor for all aspects of the Ordot Dump closure to meet Consent Decree requirements.

As Chief Engineer, Mr. Lund reported directly to the Administrator of GEPA who is appointed by the Governor as a Cabinet member.  In this position, Mr. Lund has served in an executive service capacity as technical expert for GEPA on policy development and legislation put before the Governor for review and signature into law. In this capacity, Mr. Lund has been able to help shape the development of Guam in order to sustain growth and future development while protecting the environment. 

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

On March 17, 2008, the Honorable Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, Chief Judge of the District Court of Guam, issued a court order appointing GBB as Receiver to achieve the Guam Government’s compliance with the Clean Water Act as set forth in a Consent Decree. For more information, visit the Guam Solid Waste Receivership Information Center Website (www.GuamSolidWasteReceiver.org).  

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues, and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors.

In addition to its extensive expertise, GBB has a clear understanding of solid waste management in island communities. GBB is currently working on assignments for the Cayman Islands Government and the County of Maui, Hawaii. Previous to these assignments, GBB has had other assignments in Maui and in the U. S. Virgin Islands.

David L. Manning, a GBB Special Principal Associate, serves as GBB’s Receiver representative acting on behalf of GBB. His career spans more than 30 years in finance and public administration, including executive level positions in state and local government, with the private sector, and as an independent consultant. He brings substantial financial management expertise to bear in his consulting services.

Since 1980, GBB has assisted hundreds of communities, earning a reputation for working hard and treating its clients’ challenges as its own. GBB has planned and developed a wide range of integrated waste management programs that use the latest technologies to improve efficiency, save money, enhance customer service, and protect the environment. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.


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