Brad Campbell, Swan Creek Energy LLC; Jeff Cappola, Shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A; Doug Lashley, GreenVest LLC; Dean Jeffery Telego, President, RTM Communications, Inc.
Brad Campbell is president of Swan Creek Energy LLC. He is a nationally recognized environmental leader, currently in private practice as an attorney and consultant focused on issues involving the environment, energy, and entrepreneurship and science. His work spans a wide range, encompassing brownfield cleanup, natural resource restoration, innovative and alternative energy project development, municipal environmental projects, and general litigation. In 2006, Brad completed four years of service as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In this role, Brad successfully led major initiatives to protect water resources and reshape development. Prior to his service at DEP, Brad served as regional administrator of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's Mid-Atlantic region. Brad lectures and writes regularly on major legal and policy issues, and is currently a public scholar at Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute. He also has been a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina Law School. Brad is an alumnus of the University of Chicago Law School and Amherst College.Jeff Cappola is a shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. He concentrates on brownfield and landfill redevelopment, land use, and regulatory compliance with environmental laws. Jeff counsels businesses and developers on identifying the applicability of, and developing strategies for obtaining environmental and land use permits at the federal, state, and local levels. Jeff has extensive experience with all aspects of real estate development including due diligence, property acquisition, financing, permitting, liability protection, environmental insurance and negotiating and drafting real estate purchase and sale agreements and redevelopment agreements. Jeff negotiates with federal, state and local authorities on obtaining permits and approvals for waterfront development, coastal areas, flood hazard areas and wetlands projects. He also negotiates with regulatory agencies on obtaining permits for wetland mitigation banks on behalf of wetland mitigation bank developers, and has negotiated Administrative Consent Orders and Bonafide Prospective Purchaser Agreements with federal and state authorities. Jeff advises clients on cost recovery options related to cleanups, and compliance with New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act and Site Remediation Reform Act. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar. Doug Lashley founded GreenVest LLC, a land re-developer in 1998 and since that date has helped lead a national charge to balance economic objectives with enhanced environmental performance. Doug is a real estate and environmental lawyer, with 36 years of experience in commercial litigation, sustainable development, complex land use, permitting and redeployment of environmentally impaired real estate. Doug is a national thought leader in the innovative development of eco assets as a tool in helping solve conflicting stakeholder interests. He has been a principal and or counsel in industrial and waterfront revitalization projects, brownfield and reclaimed mining properties. His focus is on water quality issues involving mining reclamation, wetland, stream, forestry and nutrient mitigation. Doug holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Maryland and a J.D., from George Mason University. Dean Jeffery Telego is president of RTM Communications, Inc. Jeff directs RTM corporate development and oversees the companies’ technical operations. Jeff creates and chairs two national conferences on environmental finance and risk management topics each year and develops customized training for the financial services industry in the United States, Asia, and Eastern and Central Europe. Jeff also is executive co-director of the Environmental Bankers Association, a financial services industry trade association created to develop model environmental risk management policies and procedures, exchange information by means of a clearinghouse and network, and apply this information in practical terms to credit risk analysis process in lending and for trust transactions.