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A&WMA Lake Michigan States Section
11 W Pleasant Hill Blvd.
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 202-0418

Robin Pelsis, Executive Administrator – robin.pelsis@LMAWMA.org

2018 Board of Directors

Chair: Christina Landgraf
BP America Inc.

Vice-Chair: Andrew Perdue
Weaver Consultants Group

Secretary: Debra Jacobson
University of Illinois
Sustainable Technology Center

Treasurer: Allen Peterson
Peterson Engineering

Membership: Andrew Dorn
BBJ Group

Outgoing Chair: David Seitz
TRC Environmental Corp.


Kenneth Anspach
Anspach Law Office

Christopher Blume
RPS Group

Kathy Doyle
Relief EHS

Lawrence Falbe
Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC

Francis Lyons
Schiff Hardin LLP

David Ozawa
Mostardi Platt

Ann Zwick
Freeborn & Peters

Christina Landgraf serves as Counsel – Health, Safety, Security and Environment at BP America Inc. , where she provides strategic counseling in environmental, health and safety legal matters for the company. She draws on past in-house legal experience with United Airlines, and on her years of experience as outside environmental counsel at several law firms in Chicago, including Jenner & Block LLP and Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Andy Perdue

Vice Chair - Programs
Mr. Perdue currently serves as a Project Director with Weaver Consultants Group and has over 24 years of environmental consulting experience. Mr. Perdue has successfully completed projects for clients in a wide variety of development, industrial, and manufacturing based industries on a local, national, and international level. His project work includes state and federal air permitting (PSD and NSR), emission inventories, on-going compliance reporting and annual certifications, stack testing support, state and USEPA regulatory agency negotiations, enforcement matters, multi-phase environmental site assessments and multi-media compliance audits, BWON and Benzene HON sampling and reporting, LDAR, NPDES permitting, the preparation and implementation of SWPPP and SPCC Plans, FRPs, RMPs, Tier I/II reporting, CEPP plans, Form R, solid waste management and permitting, Phase I/II ESAs, UST closures, and risk based closures.
Deb Jacobson - associate director, technical assistance program, Prairie Research Institute

Deb Jacobson, CSP

Ms. Jacobson, Associate Director, Technical Assistance Program at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois. She leads a team of environmental professionals to provide technical, environmental and safety compliance assistance to businesses and local government units. Ms. Jacobson works closely with federal, state and local government agencies and industry trade groups on environmental matters affecting industry. Ms. Jacobson is an ISO 14001-2015 Lead Auditor, a Certified Sustainability Professional. In addition to her work within Illinois, she is an auditor for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) and a WI Green Tier Auditor.
Allen is the sole member of Peterson Engineering LLC where he uses more than 30 years of Fortune 100 oil company experience to help industry, law and finance reduce environmental cost and manage risk through advanced planning and strategy. He is a downstream petroleum expert in the areas of environmental compliance and remediation, M&A support, emergency response, UST management, and pipeline hydraulics. Allen is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states and is an Eagle Scout.
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David F. Seitz, P.E.

Outgoing Chair
Mr. Seitz has nearly 40 years of experience in environmental engineering and regulatory affairs, and is a Professional Engineer licensed in Wisconsin and South Carolina. He holds a B.S. in Engineering Science with a major in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (1979). He is the current past Chair of the Lake Michigan States Section of AWMA.
Andrew has 14 years of experience in the environmental field. His training includes environmental engineering, as well as environmental law and regulation. His areas of knowledge include the following: site investigation and remediation, risk assessment, transaction advisory, regulatory compliance, and project oversight and management. Andrew brings a multi-disciplinary approach to his projects, providing high level analysis of engineering and regulatory compliance risks.
Kenneth Anspach

Kenneth Anspach

Kenneth Anspach is a solo practitioner attorney in Chicago, Illinois where he concentrates in environmental law, insurance coverage on behalf of policyholders, and commercial litigation. He co-chairs the Environmental Group of the Union League Club of Chicago, which hosts breakfast meetings with the Air & Waste Management Association, Lake Michigan States Section, featuring noted speakers on environmental topics. He is Chair of the Environmental Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. He is Co-Chair of the Insurance Subcommittee of the Environmental Litigation Committee of the Section on Litigation of the American Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Environmental Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Section on Litigation of the American Bar Association. He has been a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. He is past Chair of the Civil Practice Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He is the author of numerous articles on the subject of environmental law and insurance coverage, and the treatise, Environmental Law and Insurance Handbook, published by West Group in 1997.

Christopher Blume

Chris Blume has been a member of the Lake Michigan States Section since the mid-1990s and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2004. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently the Vice President of Air Quality/Technical Services at RPS GaiaTech, Inc. in Chicago.
Kathy Doyle, Managing Director at Relief EHS, LLC, is an environmental, safety, and hazmat consultant leveraging over 20 years as an in-house EHS professional with Clean Harbors and Waste Management. With expertise in regulatory compliance & reporting, auditing, project management, ISO 14001, and hazardous waste operations, she supports clients in implementing environmental and safety compliance processes and training that result in enhanced EHS performance. Ms. Doyle has a B.S. Industrial and Operations Engineering from The University of Michigan.
Larry Falbe is a Chicago environmental attorney who focuses on environmental transactional support of real estate and corporate deals, environmental defense and litigation, Brownfields issues, environmental regulatory compliance and energy development/facility siting. He also has substantial litigation and regulatory experience involving environmental issues, including CERCLA (Superfund), FIFRA, EPCRA, RCRA (hazardous waste), toxic torts, Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, underground storage tanks, and nuclear fuel processing. He has represented clients involved in enforcement actions by federal, state, and local authorities, and negotiated numerous compliance programs, consent decrees, and settlements
Francis Lyons

Francis Lyons

Francis X. Lyons is a Partner in the Environmental Group of Schiff Hardin LLP, where he provides strategic counseling in environmental law matters, with a focus on regulatory compliance under state and federal laws. He draws on past experience as a Regional Administrator for the U. S. EPA and as an environmental enforcement attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice to assist clients in these matters.
David Ozawa

David Ozawa

David Ozawa is Director, Project Development, began his career in air emissions testing and consulting with Mostardi-Platt Associates, Inc. in 1978, where he helped establish the air pollution testing and consulting division. Mr. Ozawa has worked with the power, chemical, steel, refinery, food processing, printing, and other industries in order to design and plan test methods and programs. Among his other duties, he designs, plans and negotiates air emissions source testing programs, and develops test proposals and test protocols. Mr. Ozawa is a member of the Air and Waste Management Association and the Source Evaluation Society.
Ann Zwick is a senior environmental attorney with Freeborn & Peters in Chicago. In her law practice, Ann counsels clients on all aspects of environmental law, including in compliance matters, permitting, site remediation, litigation, enforcement actions and appeals. Ann has a comprehensive background and in-depth knowledge in regulatory law, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA and CERCLA (Superfund), with a focus on the solid waste and scrap metal industries and air regulatory matters.