2019 NAEP Conference

The Environmental Landscape in the Age of Infrastructure Modernization

Sunday, May 19 – Thursday, May 23

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About the NAEP Conference

The NAEP Annual Conference invites environmental professionals from across the United States to share in the opportunity to learn about new projects, share technical knowledge, network with other industry professionals, and experience a new and unique culture. Excitement is brewing in Baltimore in anticipation of the next NAEP Conference, and we hope you can join us May 19–23, 2019.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in Baltimore! We had a blast and hope you did too. We hope to see you next year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the 2020 NAEP Annual Conference and Training Symposium, May 18–22, 2020. 

Program Information

The 2019 Conference program is now available to view. You'll see in the schedule that the 2019 conference is hosting an impressive group of expert environmental professionals to share new information and discuss management, earth-saving ideas, disaster mitigation, and so much more. If you're eager to learn about best practices and life-saving environmental improvements, or are interested in NEPA updates, environmental conservation and planning, and climate change, we strongly recommend (and hope!) you attend.

Meet the Keynote Presenters

The 2019 schedule features several tracks sure to make an impression, including:

  • NEPA Practice
  • Infrastructure Upgrades and the Environment
  • Remediation
  • Planning and Permitting
  • Cultural & Historic Resources
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Living Shorelines
  • International Environmental Management
  • And more!
View the Schedule

Session topics and times are subject to change.

Special Thanks to our Conference Host, Planning Committee, and Track Chairs



John H. Elstner, Kleinfelder, Inc., Local Committee Chair
Carolyn HennApex Companies, MAREP President
Gary F. Kelman, Maryland Department of the Environment, Technical Committee Chair


Malia Bassett, HDR, Inc.
Fred Carey, Potomac-Hudson Engineering, Inc.
Dawn Edwards, HDR, Inc.
John Esson, Environmental Career Center
Greg Jackson, Potomac-Hudson Engineering, Inc.
Aaron Keef, Enviro Projects, Inc.
Ralph Kocsis, Alpha Labs, Inc.
Renae Minnick, Apex Companies
Samir Qadir, Potomac-Hudson Engineering, Inc.
Mark Steele, Kleinfelder, Inc.
Laura ThorneLaura Thorne Consulting

Track Chairs

Climate Resiliency: John Perkins, AECOM
Cultural and Historic Resources: Heather Lee Miller, HRA, and Alex Stevenson, ICF
Ecological Restoration: Peyton Doub, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Living Shorelines: Peyton Doub, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Chesapeake Bay: SunTemple Helgren, Cardno
International Environmental Management: Betty Dehoney, HDR
Infrastructure Upgrades and the Environment: Kent Hale, Sound Transit
Role of Government in Environmental Improvement: Galeeb Kachra, Lynker Technologies
NEPA: Michael Smith, ENERCON
Planning and Permitting: Ron Lamb, USMC
Poster Session: Nimish Desai, Dewberry
Public Involvement: Galeeb Kachra, Lynker Technologies
Public Utilities: Caroline Levenda, HNTB
Remediation: Illeana Ivanciu, Dewberry
Stormwater Management: Jessica Seipp, Dewberry
Water Management: Caroline Levenda, HNTB


2019 Sponsors

We are excited to announce our current sponsors for the 2019 NAEP Conference! Learn more about each of our conference supporters and the impressive work they do in our industry.



                                       HDR                                                                                American Public University System



Sapphos Environmental, Inc. 




Blackwater Environmental Group


Vermont Law School


Spangler Environmental Consultants, Inc.





Register of Professional Archaeologists


Other Conference Sponsors

Partner Sponsors:
106 Group
Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals
Historical Research Associates, Inc.
Hawaii Association of Environmental Professionals

Coffee/Snack Break Sponsor:
Florida Association of Environmental Professionals

Lunch Sponsors 
Anchor QEA

Lanyard Sponsor:
Venable LLP




Alpha Analytical

California Association of Environmental Professionals

DeWind One Pass Trenching, LLC

Gannett Fleming 


Land Trust Alliance


Mitigation Resources of North America

Southwest Research Institute

The Shipley Group

TSI Inc.