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Mr. Edward B. Hartzog, Chair, DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW)and Director, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Laboratory Quality and Accreditation Office (LQAO). Edward (Ed) B. Hartzog is the Chair of the DoD EDQW, which includes representatives from all of the DoD Components, and develops and recommends DoD policy with respect to environmental sampling and testing operations. Mr. Hartzog represents the DoD on the Intergovernmental Data Quality Task Force (IDQTF) composed of representatives from the OSWER, EPA QA Staff, EPA Regions, DOE and DoD. Mr. Hartzog serves as the DoD liaison to the Board of Directors of The NELAC Institute, (TNI). Mr. Hartzog is also the Director of the NAVSEA Laboratory Quality and Accreditation Office (LQAO). The LQAO serves as the Center of Expertise for the Naval Sea System Command on issues involving materials testing and environmental sciences. Mr. Hartzog has been with the Navy for over 30 years and prior to assuming his current position, he served as Deputy Director of the LQAO and Director of the Environmental Laboratory at the Charleston Naval Shipyard.
Mr. James B. Balocki, Chief, Environmental Community of Practice, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Balocki was selected to the Senior Executive Service in July 2009. He is currently serving as the Chief, Environmental Community of Practice, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. He oversees the Army Corps of Engineers worldwide environmental mission and responsibilities, and a team of professionals who enable its military and civil works missions. The Corps’ environmental program provides technical management, design and execution of a full range of sustainability, cleanup, restoration and protection activities. Mr. Balocki provides a multi-skilled workforce of approximately 6,000 environmental professionals who develop and deliver solutions and provide advice to the Corps of Engineer’s 9 Divisions and 41 Districts worldwide in support of the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and other Federal agencies. Mr. Balocki also serves as Chief of a Regional Integration Team, the Headquarters link to the Southwest Regional Business Center overseeing all mission and support in that geographic area and addressing issues associated with the full range of Corps’ work in the region.
Mr. Jeff Worthington, Director of Quality for the USEPA Office of Environmental Information. Mr. Worthington served as the Director of Quality USEPA ORD National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) and as the Director of Quality Assurance for TechLaw, Inc. He is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Manager and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. Mr. Worthington is a Fellow of the ASQ, a founding member of the Government Division, Past-Chair of the ASQ Energy & Environment Division, and a member of the ASQ Division Affairs Council. He also is a founding member and past Director of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ). Mr. Worthington served as Editorial Board member for Quality Assurance, Science, and the Law, the Journal of Environmental Forensics, Environmental Laboratory magazine, and Environmental Testing and Analysis magazine.
Colonel Keith A. Landry, Commander, Louisville District. Col. Landry received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in 1985 after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. with a degree in Civil Engineering. His civilian education also includes an Executive Master of Business Administration from Benedictine College, a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia. Col. Landry has completed five overseas tours in Hawaii, Germany, the Republic of Korea and Iraq as well as three combat tours of duty with the 3rd Armored Division during Operation Desert Storm and the 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In between tactical assignments, Col. Landry taught engineering, mathematics and military leadership courses during two tours of duty at the United States Military Academy.
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