He has been influential in the industry through his role as chief in compliance assistance and operator certification programs with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. He received the 2022 Robert C. McAnespie Outstanding Certification Officer Award for his outstanding contribution towards advancing certification. With Jim’s leadership, the Alabama Certification Program was selected for the ABC 2022 Certification Program Award for its work towards establishing the certification of environmental professionals. WPI is honored to work with such a respected and influential volunteer.
Serving as a volunteer for Water Professionals International has been such a wonderful experience for me, both professionally and personally. I’m delighted to be the chair elect of the WPI Board of Directors. WPI volunteers have the opportunity to make a difference in the water and wastewater treatment profession. This is a field I’ve been in for more than 30 years, so I’m so glad to give back with a little time and energy. Plus, I get to work closely with really nice, talented people from all over the world. Working as a team—finding common ground while celebrating our differences—to achieve the greater good: it just doesn’t get any better than that!
Volunteers are what makes the synergism of our combined certification efforts yield positive results. If you’re wondering if WPI needs you, we DO! Get on board, grow with us, and learn more about why WPI is essential to ensuring the protection of our drinking water and improving the quality of wastewater treatment—keeping rivers and streams healthy. WPI ensures operator skill and integrity, and that makes good things happen.