Technical Advisory Committee
"GWG are extremely capable professionals who conduct projects at proficiency levels and vision well beyond their experience level."
While we thrive on the power of young people to change the world, we also recognize the wisdom and guidance available from our experienced mentors. The following individuals comprise the GWG Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). TAC members represent senior experts in the water, wastewater, energy, land waste, ocean, and sustainability fields. The TAC provides guidance on project development and implementation, helping to ensure the viability, integrity, and quality of our projects.
Jeannette Brown, PE, BCEE
Professor of Practice, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College; Past President of WEF
Jeanette serves as Executive Director of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (Stamford, Conn.) and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. She served as the President of the Board of Trustees of Water Environment Federation (WEF) and has been it's Trustee since 1976 and has served on WEF’s House of Delegates since 2004. Jeannette received a B.S. from the University of Maryland in College Park and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College.
Lauren Fillmore, MS
Senior Program Director, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation
Lauren manages research projects focused on energy efficiency and production at water/wastewater utilities. Her portfolio includes projects throughout the United States and in several countries, and is valued at over USD $9 million. She specializes in advancing anaerobic digestion processes, biogas production, and co-generation. Lauren also previously oversaw WE&RF's climate change program looking at utilities' resiliency to extreme events, as well as methane and other GHG emissions mitigation in the wastewater sector. Lauren holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University.
Scott Hutchins, MA
Energy Attaché, Director of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Embassy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Scott represents the DOE and advances US energy, science, and nonproliferation policy interests in Saudi Arabia. He previously worked in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable. He served as the Energy-Water Nexus Adviser at DOE for 3 years. His efforts focused on energy conservation, the Better Plants program, and partnerships between the water/wastewater and energy sectors. Scott also has experience serving as a Policy Advisor and International Economist in Iraq. He has 25 years of energy utility experience in Demand Side Management, renewable energy, and energy efficiency programs in the Northeast. Scott has an MA in Resource and Energy Economics and a BS in Community Development and Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire.
Barry Liner, PhD, PE, BCEE
Director of Water Science & Engineering Center, Water Environment Federation
Dr. Liner is responsible for leading innovation and water/energy strategies including the WEF Energy Roadmap and the Innovation Pavilion at WEFTEC, the world’s largest water quality conference. He previously founded the Engineers for International Development program at George Mason University, where he was an Assistant Professor. In the past 25 years in the water sector, he has worked for Black & Veatch, the World Bank, and consulting firms focusing on operational efficiency, public private partnerships, benchmarking, and strategic finance for water/wastewater utilities. Dr. Liner holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Water Resources from George Mason University, a Master's in Urban Systems Engineering, and a Bachelor's in Economics.
Ed McCormick, MPA, MS, PE
President, McCormick Strategic Water Management, LLC
Interim General Manager, West County Wastewater District, Richmond, CA
With over 35 years of water sector and utility experience, Ed specializes in transforming facilities into "Utilities of the Future" and shifting the sector to effectively manage waste and recover valuable resources. In 2012, under his former position at East Bay Mud Municipal Utility District, the utility became the first in the nation to become a net producer of renewable energy. Ed holds a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a Master's in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master’s in Public Administration from JFK University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California.
Sean Stephan, MS, MBB, ENV SP
Founder, COO, HaloGoods LLC
Sean launched several start- up companies as a key operating advisor with product and brand marketing strategies. He is a business process expert as a Lean Six Sigma specialist in both transactional and operational areas. Sean is an Innovative leader in developing corporate programs in the areas of environmental sustainability, finance and procurement, supply chain/logistics, and retail operations. He has over 17 years of sales and business development experience with chemicals, consumer products and software systems in both the private and government sector. Sean has an MS in Biology/Bio-Engineering from Pittsburg State University.
Oceans Expert (pending).
Waste Management Expert (pending).