Brandy Lipps to Speak Nov. 29 about Environmental Due Diligence
Brandy Lipps, vice president of Logic Environmental, which provides environmental compliance and assessment needs, will speak to the GABB on Nov. 29 about environmental due diligence.
The monthly meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and is preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free light breakfast and networking session. There is networking with coffee and pastries from about 9:45 to 10:30 and the meeting will last from about 10:30 to somewhere between 11:30 and noon.
View a copy of her PPT presentation: brandy-gabb-presentation
Attorney Larry Domenico, of law firm of Mozley, Finalyson& Loggins, will sponsor the meeting. Larry practices extensively in the areas of products liability defense, commercial and business litigation, and general litigation. Mr. Domenico also has extensive experience as a business lawyer in assisting start-up and existing businesses. In addition, Mr. Domenico has broad experience in alternate forms of dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation. Mr. Domenico serves as the firm’s managing partner.
Brandy is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s School of Environmental Health Science and has experience in both the laboratory and field investigations. She has been with Logic since 2007, performing environmental assessments and specializing in non-petroleum releases and Brownfields. Her dog, Toby, is currently responsible for office security. Her boss, Chris Fonzi, a GABB member and founder of Logic Environmental, was originally scheduled to speak, but had a last minute scheduling conflict. According to Chris, “She’s an experienced speaker and she’s much more likeable than I am.” Chris and his company are GABB Platinum Sponsors.
In a previous GABB meeting, Chris discussed changes in environmental site assessments.
“For years now, the Phase I/Phase II process of environmental site assessment has been focused primarily on identifying possible sources of soil and groundwater contamination – underground tanks, spills, dump sites, etc. This was the mandate established by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), a private organization that sets the standards for what goes into a Phase I investigation. Although ASTM standards aren’t law, they are close to being the only game in town and virtually all reputable consultants follow them. In January 2014, ASTM revised the standards for what constitutes a Phase I, the first such revision in eight years. The most significant change was the addition of a requirement that all Phase I reports evaluate sites for the possible presence of vapor as a recognized environmental threat. And vapor, as it turns out, is everywhere.”
GABB meetings begin with guest and member introductions of name, company and what you do, not a networking or elevator minute. After Chris’s presentation we’ll have a few items of association business and then adjourn the meeting.
There is no cost to attend and there are two parking decks available with free parking adjacent to the facility. Please bring your parking ticket to the meeting for validation.
The meeting is at the South Terraces Conference Center at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta. For more information about the GABB, contact GABB President Greg DeFoor at 678-644-5983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.