October 2, 2013

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Geosyntec Consultants Announces New Minneapolis Office led by Paul Brookner

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to welcome Paul L. Brookner, MBA, PG, who will open and manage the firm's new office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Paul brings more than 20 years of experience in the environmental industry to the firm, having served in multiple stakeholder roles during his career. Most recently, he served as program manager for the corporate environmental affairs group of a Fortune 500 company where he managed corporate environmental compliance, risk, and financial reserves for a global portfolio of legacy manufacturing facilities. In this role, Paul led negotiations with U.S. state and federal agencies involving sites regulated under CERCLA, RCRA, and multiple state hazardous waste management programs. He also led negotiations with national and regional agencies in Europe for remediation/restoration of sites impacted by the presence of hazardous wastes from legacy operations.

Paul's addition to Geosyntec enhances the firm's growing practice in the environmental management services. His experience includes environmental reserve management, FAS 5 accounting for contingent liabilities, compliance reporting under Sarbanes-Oxley, and independent third-party review of remedy recommendations and cost estimates. Paul also adds to Geosyntec's capabilities in providing technical support and strategic analyses to attorneys involved in environmental litigation and dispute resolution.

Paul earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota, an MS in geology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a BA in geology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a registered professional geologist in Florida and Minnesota.

At Geosyntec, Paul will serve as a senior practitioner at the Associate level within our remediation and environmental management specialties. His mission is to work with clients in the management of their environmental liabilities associated with current and legacy operations and in the efficient integration of environmental "best practices" with their short-term and long-term business strategies.