Employee Spotlight: Tim Hall, PhD.
Dr. Hall has 35+ years of environmental management and technical advisory experience directing multi-disciplinary contracts for federal, state, and private sector clients. He has participated in the development and implementation of strategies under every major federal environmental statute and regulatory program. Since 1978, Dr. Hall has performed program management on multi-task projects involving site assessments and investigations, sampling and analysis, site remediation, hazardous waste management, emergency response and natural disaster recovery, and occupational health and safety. He has conducted over 100 environmental site/due diligence assessment projects to determine the extent of facility compliance with applicable laws and regulations with follow-up remediation and regulatory closure for some sites
How long have you been with QRI?
How did you get into your profession?
While holding my position as an Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, I was contacted by Radian Corporation (now part of AECOM) in Austin, TX. One of my former professors at the University of Oklahoma had gone to Radian to help the company establish an “environmental analysis division.” Radian recruited me to assist in developing the division and expanding their services into environmental policy analysis and regulatory compliance. I took a one-year leave of absence from Georgia Tech, extended it for two more years, and ultimately resigned my position there. Th rest is history as they say; I have been in the environmental consulting world now for over 35 years.
Describe a favorite project you’ve worked on?
This is difficult to answer because there have been so many unforgettable projects and amazing people I have worked with over the years. One particular project comes to mind – the Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) contract for EPA Region 6 (Dallas, TX). This was a 10-year, $167-million multi-disciplinary program to provide nationally consistent advisory and technical assistance services to EPA’s On-Scene Coordinators and other federal officials implementing EPA responsibilities under the national emergency system. I helped capture the prime contract as the technical proposal manager/proposal writer and served as the Program Manager after award.
What is your favorite thing about working at QRI?
The people and the shared culture of excellence. We truly work together as a team supporting each other to ensure we deliver the best products to our federal and commercial customers.
What is something people might not know about you?
I was drafted out of graduate school during the Vietnam campaign and served for almost three years as a Communications Specialist in the U.S. Army, Strategic Communications Command. As a Buck Sergeant (E5), I spent 18 months in the Panama Canal Zone working in a top-secret cryptographic communications facility located in a tunnel at Quarry Heights. We were a Defense Communications Systems relay Comcenter, handling large volumes of communications going back and forth from the U.S. to Vietnam. I was awarded a non-combatant Army Commendation Medal for my work as the Quality Control and Methods Results Assistant Supervisor.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
Caring for and driving my 2002 350HP C5 Corvette convertible, target shooting, and spending time with my family, which includes seven grandchildren, and our two Cairn Terriers.