TestAmerica Federal Program Director named Chair of SAME National Environmental Affairs Committee
TestAmerica is pleased to announce that Catherine J. Knudsen, Federal Program Director, has been named Chair of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) National Environmental Affairs Committee. Ms. Knudsen has served as Vice-Chair of the Environmental Committee for over eight years. Ms. Knudsen’s two-year term begins May 2008. As a National Committee Chair, Ms. Knudsen also serves on the 2008-2009 SAME Board of Directors.
The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals.
The Mission of the SAME Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) is to enhance professionalism, create value for the civil service and military members, and provide true training and a forum for interchange of ideas. The EAC seeks to achieve this mission through several avenues, including guest speakers on relevant topics during monthly conference calls, supporting conferences that promote environmental awareness and Committee objectives, and special membership meetings at SAME national conferences to recruit new members and promote the EAC Mission. This is the first time that an environmental laboratory professional has been elected to this position.
TestAmerica President and CEO Rachel Brydon Jannetta said, “We are very proud that Cathy has achieved this unique and special recognition. TestAmerica is committed to providing service at a leading level in the various Federal sectors, and Cathy has actively driven our process in this regard for many years.”
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 40 laboratories and 27 service centers. TestAmerica provides innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source and ambient air, aquatic toxicity, explosives, specialty organics, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, emerging contaminants, radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; QED Environmental Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of groundwater sampling equipment and remediation pumping systems; TestAmerica Drilling Corp., provider of innovative environmental and geotechnical drilling, and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs over 3,200 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.
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