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NSI Energy & Environment expert to offer expertise at summit

Washington, D.C. — March 11, 2010 —Kevin Matthews, who leads NSI’s Energy and Environment Practice and excels at finding sustainable solutions for interfacing with state and local governments, will share his knowledge via one of several cutting-edge, thought-provoking sessions at the National Brownfield Association’s The Big Deal: Atlanta 2010 on March 23 and 24 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

During his session, “Political Outlook — The Hills, the Halls, and the Street,” Mr. Matthews will address current activity within the state legislatures and the outlook for upcoming state elections as they both relate to the issue of Brownfields.

“It is crucial that those in the public and private sectors understand the ramifications of the political environment and how that affects this issue,” says Matthews. “I am honored to be part of this important and informative event.”
Mr. Matthews will be among the brightest minds in the industry who will share experiences and answer questions at 25 information-rich sessions on today’s most relevant land development, real estate and Brownfield-related topics. The Atlanta event is the flagship summit offered by the NBA, known as the premier association for government, businesses and individuals involved in the sustainable redevelopment of Brownfields, and connecting green building to Brownfield sites. This year’s summit will focus on energizing Brownfield development.

Mr. Matthews, former senior advisor to U.S. EPA Administrator, Carol Browner (now President Obama’s “Energy Czar”), leads NSI’s Energy and Environment Practice. His distinguished team of senior experts shares their considerable experience with clients to successfully navigate the complexities of procurement, legislative and regulatory issues in the federal, state and local government market. Mr. Matthews’ team includes Scott Sklar, President and Founder of the Stella Group, Ltd and Executive Director of the Solar Energy Industries Association, Terry Tamminen, former advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Former Governor Parris Glendening (MD), President of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute. The NSI Energy and Environment Practice has vast experience in both public and private energy and environmental issues, including those that effect energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality and waste reduction.

Mr. Matthews has significant private and public sector experience having developed solutions for Brownfield’s Redevelopment, Superfund, RCRA Cleanups and Financial Assurance, as he has served as Director of Government Relations at a leading environmental insurance and financial services insurance firm, overseeing several state environmental insurance programs that encouraged Brownfield’s Redevelopment. Mr. Matthews currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Brownfield News and Sustainability Report and is a certified Environmental Risk Manager from Texas State University.


For more information, please contact Heather Sabharwal at hsabharwal@kglobal.com or 202-349-7016.