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The following officers have been elected by section members for the current fiscal year. Please write them if you have any questions about membership qualifications, or to apply for sponsorship, or to participate in any of our ongoing projects, field trips, or meetings.


Officers and Contacts
Officers and Contacts
Madeline.GermanChair: Maddie German, 919-772-5393, email

Maddie German is a licensed geologist in North and South Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geology from Appalachian State University in 2005 and has spent the past six years working in the solid waste industry. Her professional focus is hydrogeological and environmental studies and site remediation. She currently works as a geologist in Raleigh, NC.
SEC_CAR_SKelly-webVice Chair: Susan Avritt, 828-252-8310, email

Susan Avritt is a licensed geologist and engineer in the state of North Carolina. Susan graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1998 and a master's degree in hydrogeology in 2001, both from Clemson University. Susan's professional experience has been in the environmental consulting industry. Her primary focus is on site assessment and remediation. She currently works as a Senior Engineer with Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. in Asheville, NC.
Treasurer: Walt Plekan, email

Walt is a licensed geologist in North and South Carolina. His primary area of expertise is the assessment and cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater and associated risk mitigation. He is a 1994 graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology. He currently works as a Senior Project Manager for with AECOM Technical Services in Morrisville, NC.
Secretary: Jennifer B. Thomas, email

Jen graduated from Mary Washington University in 2000 with a degree in geology. She started as an environmental field technician and worked for several environmental and engineering consulting firms over the years performing soil and groundwater investigations, remediation, and monitoring primarily for underground storage tank and chlorinated solvents sites. She performed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) as well. Jen earned her geology license in 2006. After that, she expanded her knowledge to geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing. In 2012, she started JennTec, LLC in 2012, primarily writing Phase I ESAs with some sampling for asbestos, radon, and/or lead-based paint.
Regional Director/Past Section Chair: Paul Weaver, email
Membership Chair: Anthony Herrmann, email
Field Trip Chair: Rohit Warrier, email
Student Liaison: Rick Kolb, 919-624-6362, email
Social Media Co-Chairs: Joanna Harbison, 704-394-6913, email; Rohit Warrier email
Social Committee Chair: Adam Phillips, 919-451-2553, email
Section Sponsorship Co-Chairs: Eric Cross, email; Rebecca Deal, email
Advisor: Jennifer Bauer, 828-296-4500, email
Advisor: Gary Rogers, email
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