The Statehouse in Trenton
By Joshua Burd
A senior project manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. has been named to a key advisory board for the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The multidisciplinary consulting firm announced Wednesday that the Phil Murphy administration has tapped Benjamin M. Sallemi to serve through May 2022 as a member of the DEP’s Science Advisory Board Public Health Standing Committee. In that role, the 25-year senior project manager will provide independent peer review and advice to DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe and staff on scientific and technical issues, as requested by the agency.
“One of GZA’s most important core values is giving back to the communities we serve,” GZA GeoEnvironmental CEO Patrick Sheehan said. “We are honored that the people of New Jersey and the NJDEP will benefit from Ben’s insight and extensive experience protecting human health and our environment.”
Sallemi’s experience as an environmental consultant includes extensive project management and field experience with redevelopment, renovation and demolition projects involving asbestos, lead paint, PCBs, mold, universal waste and other hazardous compounds, GZA said. Based in the firm’s Fairfield office, he has worked with private- and public-sector clients, including the U.S. General Services Administration and Veterans Administration and New York City’s Economic Development Corp. and Department of Design and Construction.
Sallemi is a graduate of the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College and earned his master’s and Ph.D. in earth and environmental science from the CUNY Graduate Center. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, licensed New Jersey Indoor Environmental Consultant and holds New York City and state certifications for asbestos investigation and management.