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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
SEC_CAR_SKelly-webChair: Susan Avritt, 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 and she is now working for TRS Group, Inc., where she is a project manager for a thermal remediation contractor.
Vice Chair: Jacob Hundl, email

Jacob Hundl is a licensed geologist in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Jacob earned a bachelor’s degree in economic geology from Texas A&M University – Kingsville, and a master’s degree in engineering geology from Texas A&M University. Jacob’s professional experience has been in engineering geology, mining and environmental geology. His primary focus is on geotechnical assessment, slope stability, tunneling and geologic hazards. Industries served include transportation, petrochemical and mining and throughout the United States, Australia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Currently Jacob is a Senior Project Manager with Maser Consulting, PA in Charlotte, 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.
Madeline.GermanPast Section Chair: 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.
Membership Chair: Rebecca Deal, email
Field Trip Chair: Rohit Warrier, email
Regional Director: Rick Kolb, 919-624-6362, email
Social Media Co-Chairs: Joanna Harbison, 704-394-6913, email; Rohit Warrier email
Social Committee Chair: Adam Phillips, 919-451-3370, email
Section Sponsorship Chair: Eric Cross, email
Student Liaison: Brad​ Worley, 919-322-0115, email
Advisor: Jennifer Bauer, 828-296-4500, email
Advisor: Gary Rogers, email
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