Environmental and Civil Engineer, has many years of professional environmental and engineering experience in a variety of managerial and technical capacities. Provides business/industrial consulting on environmental strategies, regulatory requirements, and permitting.  His fields of expertise include: overall use of resources as they affect the environment; water, wastewater, storm water and flood control; hazardous waste and risk management issues; solid waste management, waste minimization; air and water quality, pollution control; site development, infrastructure; arbitration of construction and other contract disputes; and organizational, managerial and acquisition issues.


He is a qualified expert and has presented testimony as to findings in courts of law.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D.; The Johns Hopkins University; Sanitary Engineering and Water Resources, 1965
  • B.E.S.; The Johns Hopkins University; Civil Engineering 1955


Professional Experience

  • Environmental and Civil Engineer consultant, RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, 2006-present
  • Consulting Environmental and Civil Engineer; President, private company, 1991-present
  • President/Executive Vice President, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., 1987-1991
  • Partner, Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, Consulting Engineers, 1978-1987
  • Individual Consulting Environmental and Civil Engineer, 1974-1978
  • Director of Public Works, Baltimore City, MD, water, wastewater, storm water, solid waste, highways, public buildings, Board of Estimates, Planning Commission, Architectural Commission, 1969-1974
  • Deputy Director of Public Works, Baltimore City, MD, 1968
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1967-1968
  • White House Fellow, Assistant to Secretary of Interior, Washington, DC, 1966-1967
  • Research Associate, Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC, 1966
  • Research Associate, Environmental Engineering Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1965-1966
  • Various consulting and teaching activities, 1961-1966
  • Research Assistant, Sanitary Engineering and Water Resources, Johns Hopkins University, 1961-1965
  • Senior Civil Engineer, Civil Engineer, Assistant Civil Engineer, Junior Civil Engineer, Bureau of Water Supply, Baltimore City, MD 1955, 1958-1961
  • Sanitary and Industrial Hygiene Engineer, U.S. Air Force, 1955-1958


Professional and Scientific Societies

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Maryland; 1963
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow, Past President, MD Section
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Diplomate
  • American Water Works Association, Past Trustee, Chesapeake Section
  • Engineering Society of Baltimore, Past President
  • Water Environment Federation
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Formerly AAAS Fellow, NSPE, ACEC, APWA, Society of Sigma Xi



  • Johns Hopkins University, Trustee Emeritus, 2005-present
  • Director, International Center for Sustainable Development, 2002-present
  • Meadows HOA, Board of Directors, 2001-present
  • W.H.C. Whiting School of Engineering National Advisory Council, Johns Hopkins University, 1991-present
  • Director, Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc., 1998-2005
  • Maryland Geological Survey Commission, 1990-2005
  • Johns Hopkins University, Board of Trustees, 1980-2005
  • T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds, Independent Director (Chairman, 2002-2005), 1979-2005
  • Governor’s Task Force on Water Supply Infrastructure, Chairman, 2000
  • Johns Hopkins Parking Corporation, Trustee, 1997-2001
  • Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund, Trustee, 1996-2001
  • Baltimore Country Club, President, 1995-1997
  • Baltimore Regional Environmental Forum Member, 1992-1996
  • Urban Non-Point Source Pollution Task Force Chairman, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 1990-1993
  • Biomedical Engineering Advisory Council of The Johns Hopkins University, Chairman, 1989-1994
  • Board of Consultants, Baltimore City Pulaski Incinerator Expansion, 1985
  • Dome Corporation, Inc., Director, 1984-1986
  • President of the Johns Hopkins Associates, 1984-1986
  • Johns Hopkins Endowment Fund, Inc., Trustee, 1982-1986
  • Johns Hopkins University Annual fund, National Chairman, 1981-1984
  • Center Club, Board of Governors, 1978-1984
  • Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, President, 1978-1980
  • National League of Cities – U.S. Conf. of Mayors, Solid Waste Task Force, 1973-1974
  • Chesapeake Research Consortium, Board of Trustees, 1972-1974
  • Baltimore Industrial Development Corporation, Board of Directors, 1972-1974
  • State of Maryland, Department of Natural Resources, Advisory Board, 1971-1973
  • Metropolitan Area Council, Commission on Water, Wastewater & Solid Waste, Chairman, 1970-1973
  • URS Company, San Mateo, California, Project Review Panel, 1970-1972
  • Baltimore Friendship Airport Authority, 1970-1972
  • President’s Science Advisory Committee, Ad Hoc Urban Study Group, 1969-1972
  • President’s Air Quality Advisory Board, HEW, 1968-1971