National Brownfield Association joins New Jersey’s employee exchange program

CHICAGO—The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), an innovative leader in Brownfield remediation, is adding The National Brownfield Association (NBA) to its employee exchange program. Through this partnership, NJDEP will loan one of its employees, Sue Boyle, to the NBA for the next 12 to 18 months. Under the provisions of this agreement, the NJDEP will share the state’s knowledge and perspective on brownfields with the non-profit organization.

Its employee exchange program has allowed NJDEP to benefit from personnel exchanges with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers and welcomes the opportunity in aiding NBA’s efforts to revitalize and redevelop brownfields across the U.S. Another benefit to the NJDEP is that by allowing Boyle to work with the NBA, she will be able to bring a national perspective of the brownfield industry back to the state of New Jersey.

The NBA is very satisfied with NJDEP’s decision to allow Sue Boyle to work with the organization. Ms. Boyle brings more than 23 years of experience in hazardous waste management to the organization and has served as a volunteer vice president on NBA’s New Jersey chapter and on the national advisory board. “… Having a chapter insider prominently on staff will help us to identify and provide better chapter services as we grow as an association. Sue understands Brownfield issues down to her bone marrow,” says NBA’s CEO Robert Colangelo.

Boyle, a former assistant commissioner for Site Remediation at NJDEP, will serve as NBA’s chief operating officer as she launches the organization’s satellite office in New Jersey; NBA’s first on the East Coast.

For more information about NBA or NJDEP’s exchange program, NBA, Sue Boyle, call 773-714-0407. You can also visit NBA’s Web site at

From the March 1-7, 2006, issue

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