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Martineau Appointed as Commissioner of Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation by Gov. Haslam

Press Release from Gov. Bill Haslam, Jan. 14, 2011:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam today named Robert “Bob” Martineau Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

Martineau is a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis, PLLC, practicing in the area of environmental and regulatory law, and he has extensive experience working with companies on the development and implementation of corporate environmental management programs and auditing programs.

At Waller Lansden, he regularly assists clients in assessing the impacts of proposed legislative or regulatory initiatives at the federal and state level and developing policy positions with respect to those initiatives. For six years, he served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Bob Martineau is one of Tennessee’s foremost experts on environmental regulation, and I’m thankful he’s come aboard,” Haslam said. “He brings an unparalleled level of knowledge to the field, and he’ll serve Tennesseans well.”

Martineau is a member of the Air and Waste Management Association and a former council member of the Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law of the American Bar Association.

He is also a past president of First Steps, Inc., a child development center; Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; and Community Health Charities, Tennessee Chapter. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and Cumberlands.

“I’m pleased and honored that Gov.-elect Haslam has asked me to join what I believe is an outstanding Cabinet,” Martineau said. “I look forward to working with him as we take on the challenges and opportunities facing the state.”

Martineau, 52, is married to Pamela Eddy, and they have a daughter, Meredith.

A photo of Martineau can be obtained here.

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