Sam Stevenson has been promoted to Vice President of GTA. He has 25 years of project management experience in numerous aspects of environmental investigation, remediation, hazardous waste characterization and disposal, and project planning. Sam joined GTA 19 years ago, and he is responsible for managing the environmental services division of GTA’s Laurel, Maryland office.
Sam’s experience includes developing remedial strategies both under and outside of regulatory agency oversight, preparing human health risk assessments, developing remedial goals, preparing regulatory reports, and managing hazardous waste characterization and disposal. Many of these projects have been redevelopment sites under state Brownfield programs, particularly Maryland’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). Sam has spearheaded efforts to help GTA’s clients to position VCP projects for Brownfield Property Tax Credits and other financial incentives.
He has managed and performed environmental investigation and remediation at over 1,000 sites throughout the Eastern United States and in the Midwest. As a Vice President, his work includes managing and performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); Phase II ESAs; supervising the removal of underground storage tanks (USTs) and associated contaminated soil; performing site investigations to characterize the extent and severity of soil and groundwater contamination, including the installation of groundwater monitoring wells and sampling and analysis of soil, sediment, surface water, groundwater, and soil vapor; and managing and performing asbestos inspections for demolition and renovation purposes. Sam also oversees National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Evaluations, which typically include interaction with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to evaluate potential historic property impacts, and may involve Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs).
Sam trains and mentors junior staff in these services, provides senior technical review of company reports, and leads and participates in various corporate improvement task forces, including those addressing multi-discipline coordination, report standardization, safety policy development, loss prevention, mentorship, and various specific environmental topics.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Duke University in 1990. He is a member of GBA (Geoprofessional Business Association); Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA); Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Washington; Washington Building Congress (WBC); and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Recent noteworthy projects that Sam has managed include prominent mixed-use developments in Baltimore, Hunt Valley, Laurel, Rockville, and Bethesda, Maryland; Washington, DC; and Arlington, VA, for many of the region’s most active developers and builders.