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enviromental and regulatory professional

March 09, 2018

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Michael G. Brownell Senior Environmental & Regulatory Leader 304-***-**** Oklahoma City, OK 73131

Analytical professional with experience successfully leading a diverse team of lawyers, engineers, geologists, biologist and environmental scientists to create productive solutions. I am a collaborative communicator that is continually focused on building relationships and promoting synergy across disciplines and diverse opinions to drive positive change, cohesive, comprehensive approaches and enhanced group productivity. Areas of Expertise include:

Stakeholder Conciliation

Water Policy

Staff Mentoring/Development

Government Negotiations

Regulation Development

Personnel Management

Professional Experience

CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015 to 2017

Independent Consultant

Developed and implemented strategic planning and security audits to ensure regulatory and statutory compliance to various environmental and safety issues.

Key Skillsets & Contributions

Managed a team of investigators and lawyers to perform confidential regulatory and security audits on over 120 sites located in five states.

Supervised review which focused on compliance with multiple regulatory agencies including state and federal environmental rules as well as department of transportation and Homeland security.

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2010 to 2015

Sr. Director Environmental and Regulatory Affairs

Spearheaded efforts to manage and monitor regulatory and legislative changes impacting company operations. Managed and maintained contacts and relationships with regulatory agencies that are responsible for oversight and permitting of operations.

Key Skillsets & Contributions

Supervised a team of 140 people that secured authorizations for operating areas in 13 states.

Led company’s efforts to secure environmental settlements with agencies including managing outside legal and technical consultants in multi-year negotiations.

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1999 to 2010

Chief, Water Resources Management Division

Managed and led the initiatives of the division, including the regulatory program, planning/operations and compliance enforcement.

Key Skillsets & Contributions

Initiated, developed and maintained relationships with both the regulated community and environmental groups, such as Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as well as federal (USEPA, USCOE, NRC USFW, NOAA) and state regulatory agencies.

Lead the development of regulations for large and small water users

Create and deliver presentations to public groups, local officials, regulatory groups and lawmakers regarding water issues.

ARM GROUP, INC Hershey, Pennsylvania 1996 to 1999

Hydrogeologist and Partner

Served as Program Director for the Water Development Group, spearheading all relevant programs, including sales, permitting, and reporting.

Key Skillsets & Contributions

Directed sales and marketing to municipalities, golf courses, ski areas, amusement parks and other large water users. Supervised the permitting for all projects, located in the Susquehanna or Delaware River basins.

Oversaw water supply development projects including surface and groundwater withdrawals along with storage and instrumentation for reporting.

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP. Middletown, Pennsylvania 1993 to 1996

Water Resource Scientist

Served as Scientist overseeing select projects and tasks for the water supply development group.

Key Skillsets & Contributions

Led field operations efforts for water supply development group, including well siting, drilling, testing and permitting.

Worked on a large range of projects including industrial / energy supply, potable water, and recreational supply in Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Managed UST contract for Bell of Pennsylvania for tank removal and remediation.

USGS, WATER RESOURCES DIVSION Albany, New York 1992 to 1993

Hydrologist Intern

Interned, working on an open file report detailing the contribution of bedrock aquifers to the Susquehanna River base flow in upstate New York.

Key Skillsets & Contributions

Initiated and approached select property owners to negotiate access to water supply wells.

Scheduled staff and resources for the testing of wells without interruption of their portable use.

G & G CONSULTING, INC. Oneonta, New York 1990 to 1992


Co-founded consulting business focusing on developing water supply options for rural communities in New York.

Key Skillsets & Contributions

Developed water supply options for rural communities, siting wells using seismic and resistivity evaluations in glacial outwash for the Town of Walton, N.Y. and City of Oneonta, N.Y.

Participated in the siting, drilling, testing and permitting the Catella Park water well in Oneonta, during two-year time frame with G & G Consulting.

Education & Training

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY) Oneonta, New York B.S. Water Resources (Uncompleted)

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