May 2023 - Chesapeake Bay TMDL Symposium
Presentation File & Attendee List
Charles C. Glass, Ph.D., PE, Executive Director
Charles C. Glass, Ph.D., P.E. was reappointed by Governor Wes Moore in March 2023 as the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Service. He was originally appointed to the role by Governor Larry Hogan in June 2020 after serving as Deputy Secretary at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Prior to his role at DNR, Dr. Glass served as Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Analysis and Planning, and Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access at the Maryland Department of Transportation.
Dr. Glass’ credentials include serving more than 20 years as a research and engineering professional in academia and the consulting engineering industries. Throughout his distinguished career, he has held important positions as a teacher, researcher, and consulting professional in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Glass is a trained Professional Environmental Engineer, with a doctorate that focused on the microbiological processes involved in wastewater treatment engineering. For 19 years he taught students how to design water and wastewater treatment plants, performed and published research on environmental engineering topics, and taught engineering economics to prepare young engineers to work in the industry.
He sustained two successful long-term funding relationships involving the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC and the National Science Foundation. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, participated in a variety of widely attended conference proceedings, and is recognized nationally as an expert in stormwater management, green infrastructure and wastewater treatment.
Dr. Glass joined the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) from Howard University, where he served on the faculty for seventeen years. For eight months in 2010, he spent time as an Environmental Engineer at the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the lead on a potential new regulation for the mitigation of sanitary sewer overflows.
He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1989 and completed his undergraduate degree requirements in Civil Engineering in 1992 at The Johns Hopkins University. He completed his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994 and 1997, respectively.
Morning Session Speakers
District Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
Jonathan Champion - Associate Director of Water Quality
Jonathan has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and over twenty years of experience in the environmental field. Much of his career has focused on water quality issues, with a particular focus on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. He has a particular interest in using science to inform policy and decision-making that improves the environment and peoples’ quality of life.
Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services (DPWES)
Martin Hurd - MS4 Program Coordinator, Stormwater Planning Division (SWPD)
Marty Hurd the MS4 Program Coordinator for Fairfax County, VA and has been with the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) for six years. Mr. Hurd has a BA and MS in Biology and has been a practicing PMP for fifteen years. During his 26-year career, Mr. Hurd has also worked for the state of Maryland (MDE & DNR), the Washington DC Dept. of Energy and Environment, and supported the EPA and several other states as a consultant.
Dennis Cumbie - Water & Environmental Programs Division Manager
Dennis Cumbie is the Water & Environmental Programs Division Manager for the Department of General Services in Loudoun County, Virginia.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Arkansas State University, and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
He holds professional Certification as a Professional Geologist in Virginia and Kentucky.
He was originally hired by Loudoun County government In 2005, as the County Hydrogeologist, but over the years that role has changed to his current position as the Water & Environmental Programs Division Manager. His current position oversees the County Stormwater Management Program, a Community Water & Wastewater Assistance Program, Energy Efficiency, and review of state and federal environmental legislation. These programs have a total combined annual budget of over $9 Million, with another $36 Million set aside in a five-year capital improvement program.
Additionally, his position serves as a coordinator of environmental programs and initiatives that cross several different departments, including Planning, Zoning, Environmental Health, and Building & Development.
Sudhanshu Mishra, PE, CFM, GISP - Assistant Associate Director, Stormwater Management Division (SMD)
Sudhanshu Mishra, P.E., CFM, GISP serves as an Assistant Associate Director for the Prince George’s County Stormwater Management Division. Mr. Mishra has over 20 years of professional experience in water resources engineering and management. His expertise includes but not limited to; water quality analysis, MS4 NPDES programs, stormwater management design, stream restoration, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and analysis. In recent years, his experience has focused on various environmental program management for the Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mr. Mishra has developed and managed programs, reviewed plans, analyzed alternatives, regulations, and policies, prepared legislative ordinances, conducted public meetings and workshops. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and Virgina. Mr. Mishra is a Certified Floodplain Manager and GIS Professional. He earned Master’s degree in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech
Prince George's County Department of the Environment
Chambal Pandey, PE, GISP - Engineer IV, Environmental Programs Team (SMD)
Chambal is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Maryland and Florida and has over 20 years’ experience in both public and private sectors in the field of water resources engineering. At the Prince George’s County, he is responsible for NPDES Program Management including watershed monitoring, TMDL analysis, and MS4 permit planning and implementation reports preparation. Outside of work, Chambal enjoys long drives, bicycling with his family, and having table tennis play nights with friends.
Afternoon State DOT Session Speakers
District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
Ejigineh "EJ" Simie, PE - Program Manager, Hydraulics & Stormwater Program
Took part in determination for District TMDL (pollutant transport component) in the early 2000s with DOEE. Since 2007, working with the District Department of Transportation on various assignments as project Engineer, Project manager and currently manager for Hydraulics and Stormwater Management Division in IPMA.
Undergraduate: Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Postgraduate: Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, IHE Delft, The Netherlands
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA)
Ryan Cole, PWS - Division Chief, Water Programs Division, Office of Environmental Design
Ryan manages a dynamic group of staff, partners, and many associated contributors to deliver MDOT SHA’s NPDES/MS4 and associated TMDL obligations to maintain compliance with permit conditions. Through the efforts of this dynamic group, OED-WPD well surpassed MDOT SHA’s Restoration goals for the 2015 permit cycle.
Joseph "Joe" Parfitt - TMDL Program Manager
Joe Parfitt has been working as a project manager with VDOT Environmental Division TMDL program since 2017 and has recently taken the position of TMDL Program Manager. In that time, he has managed many projects including stream restorations, BMP retrofits, shoreline stabilizations, reforestations, and others. Joe has over 13 years’ experience working on construction, maintenance, and environmental projects for VDOT and prior to that many more years working in Cultural Resource management for The Louis Berger Group. In his work to help VDOT meet their obligations for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, he aims to create multiple benefits with the projects he manages including reducing maintenance costs and creating a greener and cleaner environment for the Commonwealth.