Symposium Speakers


Kevin Boyer, PE, Stormwater Management Division, City of Raleigh, NC

P1000460 Kevin Boyer (3) Kevin Boyer is an engineer in the Water Quality Group of the City’s Stormwater Management Division. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. Kevin served on the Raleigh’s Stormwater Management Advisory Commission for three years, one year as Chair, and currently serves on the Steering Committee of the North Carolina Watershed Stewardship Network. For six years before joining City staff in 2013, he administered stormwater and stream restoration grant projects at the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund. He worked with engineering firms for 20 years on environmental projects including soil and groundwater contamination, landfill gas control and recovery, and brownfields redevelopment. He also taught high school physics, environmental science, and math. Kevin currently is coordinating implementation of Raleigh’s recently adopted action plan for advancing green infrastructure and low impact development for managing stormwater in ways to better protect water quality and stream health.

Seth Brown, PE, Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC and Water Environment Federation (WEF), Alexandria, VA

Seth Brown Seth Brown is the Principal and Founder, Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm for policy and infrastructure finance analysis in the stormwater sector. In Seth’s role with WEF he led Stormwater Program and Policy by working with WEF members and the stormwater community to identify technical needs and develop programming and products to meet these needs. He also tracked Federal legislative and regulation relevant to the stormwater and wet weather community.He is alsoa partner in Stormwater Capital, Inc.,a stormwater infrastructure investment group.Seth is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax,Virginia where his research focuses on economic modeling of incentive-based investments of green stormwater infrastructure on private properties.

Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech, Research Triangle Park, NC

Trevor Clements photo Trevor Clements is the President of Tetra Tech Engineering, P.C., and a Director of Water Resources for Tetra Tech, Inc.  He has a Masters in Water Resources from Duke University and over 32 years of experience working with local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to develop and implement integrated management frameworks incorporating sustainable and resilient practices. Mr. Clements has researched and developed triple-bottom line management approaches for communities to respond to change (water quality, climate, land use, population, social and economic) and is now incorporating Food-Energy-Water Nexus concepts. His work includes facilitating local and regional program capacity in water supply protection, green infrastructure and low impact development, and sustainable water infrastructure management. His current focus is on helping communities implement “one water” management measures to achieve economic, quality of life, and environmental objectives collectively while increasing economic and climate resilience.

Bill Holman, The Conservation Fund, Chapel Hill, NC

022011_holman0002 Bill Holman directs The Conservation Fund’s real estate program in NC. Among his current projects are supporting North Carolina’s conservation trust funds in the state legislatureand working with water and electric utilities to protect water supplies.Bill directed Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions state policy program from 2007–2012. He served as Governor Jim Hunt’s Secretary of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources from 1999–2000 and as Assistant Secretary from 1998–1999. He worked as Executive Director of the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund, a water quality financing program, from 2001–2006.He is the 2014 Water Environment Federation recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to the Water Environment for Non-Members Award.

Dr. Barrett Kays, President, Landis, PLLC, Raleigh, NC

Barrett Kays photo Original Dr.  Barrett Kays is a graduate of NC State in Landscape Architecture and Soil Science.  His work has received numerous national design awards and he has been recognized with awards from his peers in the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Soil Science Society of America.  He has received Outstanding Alumni Awards in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, and Soil Science.  As a consultant he has worked for federal, state and local governments, as well as, corporations and institutions for over 36 years.

Dr. Richard Linton, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Linton- photo Since 2012, Rich Linton has served as the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University.  He leads a college of more than 325 faculty in 16 different departments, more than 2,500 undergraduate students, and nearly 750 graduate students.  Under his direction, the college has developed a new strategic plan that focuses on “building people, programs, and partnerships.”  Prior to joining NC State University, he served as Department Chair of Food Science and Technology at the Ohio State University and as a faculty member of the Department of Food Science at Purdue University.  While at Purdue University, Linton also served as the Director (and founder) of the Center for Food Safety Engineering and as the Associate Director of Agricultural Research Programs.  Rich received his Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s Degree and Doctorate degrees in Food Science all at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, Director of Integrative Research, Andropogon Associates, Philadelphia, PA

Emily McCoy4 Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA is the Director of Integrative Research and an Associate Landscape Architect at Andropogon Associates, an adjunct professor, and serves on the Education Committee of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. In all roles she strives to contribute to the knowledge base of landscape architecture by exploring the interplay between professional practice and research. Emily has been with the ecological design firm Andropogon Associates for 7 years and has worked on award-winning projects such as the United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC and Shoemaker Green at the University of Pennsylvania.Emily holds a Master of Landscape Architecture with a concentration in natural resource management and GIS from North Carolina State University; a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from Appalachian State University; and has past professional experience as a horticulturist and research assistant in both the design and biology fields.