Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian on Tuesday announced the appointment of Patrick J. Flood, P.E., as the department’s new director of the Division of Solid Waste and Hazardous Management.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the solid and hazardous waste industry, Mr. Flood currently serves as project manager and waste services practice leader of the design engineering firm AECOM’s southern region, where he has worked since 1991. He is also responsible for managing the company’s Oak Ridge office.
“Pat’s vast range of expertise covers a number of key components that relate to TDEC’s daily regulatory role, including waste services and engineering, landfill design and permitting, environmental restoration, remedial design and construction, and geotechnical engineering,” said Dr. Martineau. “His work on unique sustainability projects to provide waste minimization, waste reuse and waste recycling programs was also a key area of interest for the department.”
Mr. Flood holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Clemson University, a master’s in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer in 12 states, including Tennessee, and is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, the Solid Waste Association of North America, and the NCEES Civil Engineering Exam Writing Committee. He also serves as president-elect of the Tennessee Chapter of the Energy, Technology, and Environmental Business Association.
“Effectively managing our waste is critical to the quality of life we enjoy as Tennesseans,” said Mr. Flood. “I am excited at the prospect of joining TDEC and look forward to serving the people of Tennessee in this capacity.”
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is a diverse, dynamic department serving the state by safeguarding the health and safety of Tennessee citizens from environmental hazards; protecting and improving the quality of Tennessee’s water, air and land; and managing the Tennessee State Parks system. For more information about TDEC and its programs, please visit www.tn.gov/environment.