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Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Dr. Davis L. Ford \ University of Texas Dr. Ford is the Chairman of RWEs Technical Advisory Committee. Dr. Ford is the esteemed Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas. He is the direct protege of the legendary Wes Eckenfelder, and is argubly the heir apparent for the next generation. Probably the best text book ever written on Biological Wastewater was co-authored by Davis and Wes, being released in Davis has consulted to almost all of the major Oil Company's Wastewater Operations over his 45 year career. Davis and I worked together at Chevron El Segundo, and he was my professor for some course work at U of T. Dr. Ford is a practicing environmental engineer with over forty-five years of experience in the field. In addition, he serves on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin as an adjunct professor, has published more than one hundred technical papers, has co-authored or contributed to ten textbooks, and written two biographies and co-authored one childrens book. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and in countries of Europe, South America, and Asia. Ford received his bachelors degree in civil engineering at Texas A&M University and his master and doctorate degrees in environmental engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Distinguished Engineering Graduate of both Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M. Ford was elected into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He has served as president of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and chairman of the Academy Ethics Committee. His honorary affiliations include Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Chi Epsilon. Ford serves on the Board of a publicly-owned oil and exploration company (CWEI, NASDAQ) and the Board of the Texas A&M University Press.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Dr. David Jenkins \ University of California-Berkeley University of California, Berkeley, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Environmental Engineering. Ph.D. Public Health Engineering, King's College, University of Durham, England First Class Honors B.Sc. Birmingham University, England Elected to the National Academy of Engineering in The Berkeley Citation, University of California at Berkeley in Gordon Maskew Fair Medal, Water Environment Federation in Samuel H. Jenkins Medal, International Association of Water Pollution Research and Control in Geogre Bradley Gasgoine Medal, Water Pollution Control Federation in Simon Freeze Award and Lectureship, American Society of Civil Engineers in Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal, Water Environment Federation, in 1974, 1985, Top Ranked Expert on Filamentous Bacteria & TSS Control in Biological Wastewater Systems.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates David Kujawski 33 years experience in water and waste treatment, in over 200 industrial plants and 46 Oil Refineries. Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, and Marketing degrees. Prior employers include Nalco, Betz-Dearborn, Baker-Petrolite, US Filter-Siemens, Chevron El Segundo Refinery, Sybron Biochemical, and Ashland Oil. Former Process Engineer for Chevrons El Segundo Refinery, Wastewater Operations. Former Associate Vice-President of Latin America for US Filters Hydrocarbon Processing Industry. Experienced in Refinery Processes on the Oil Side, Refinery Upstream Source Control, Remediation of Contaminated Soils & Groundwater, Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal, all aspects of Supply Water and Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Plant Design and Process Control, Biokinetic Modeling, Boiler & Cooling Water Treatment, Desalting, Oil Side Corrosion and Fouling Prevention, Laboratory Analytical Methods, Polymer Technology, Microbiological Analyses, Benzene-Neshap Air Quality Compliance, EPA \ State Water Quality Board \ POTW Regulatory Permitting & Compliance. Recently featured in 9 major trade magazines for creative Refinery Sour H2O Reclamation and Wastewater Biokinetic Modeling work. Speaker on the Eckenfelder Lecture Series Foundation Team. Guest Lecturer at Ok. St. Univ., UC-Irvine, and Texas State U. at Lamar.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Dr. Mike Stenstrom / UCLA Mike is the second longest tenured Professor in the Civil & Environmental Department at UCLA, and was the former Chairman of the Department. Mike is respected as a top authority on wastewater aeration and energy considerations, as well as on the most recent advancements in Biological wastewater process control strategies. Education B.S., (1971), Clemson University M.S., (1972), Clemson University Ph.D., (1976), Clemson University Selected Awards and Honors Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, Water Quality Award, 2005 Regional Water Quality Control Board, Innovation in Water Quality, 2002 DOW Chemical Company, Environmental Care Award, 1996 Water Environment Federation, Harrison Prescott Eddy Research Medal, 1992 Diplomate, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, 1989 Am. Society of Civil Engr. Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, 1989 Engr. Sci-Assoc. of Environmental Engr. Professors Award for the best doctoral thesis relevant to sanitary engr. practice, 1975 High Honors Undergraduate, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Chi Epsilon, Undergraduate Scholarships,NSF graduate fellowship, 1969
Dr. Bill Batchelor \ Texas A&M University Arthur McFarland Professorship, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University Education: – – Rice University Chemical Engineering B.A – – Rice University Environmental Science and Engineering M.S – – Cornell University Sanitary Engineering Ph.D Professional Registration: – – Registered Professional Engineer, Texas No Experience: – – Arthur McFarland Professor, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, since – – Professor, Water Management and Hydrological Science, since – – Director, Institute for Environmental Engineering, Texas Engineering Exper. Station, – – Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, since – – Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Texas A&M Univ., – – Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Texas A&M Univ., Honors: – – Truman R. Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, – – Charles H. Barclay Jr. '45 Fellow, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, – – Klotz Associates Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, – – E.D. Brockett Professor, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, – – Environmental Science and Engineering Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, – – Halliburton Professor, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, – – Select Young Research Fellow, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, – – Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal, awarded by Water Pollution Control Federation for "Outstanding research contributing in an important degree to the existing knowledge of the fundamental principles of wastewater treatment," 1983 – – Asso. of Env. Eng. Professors, Engineering Science Inc. Award for best thesis relevant to environmental engineering practice. – – Standard Oil of Indiana Fellow in Environmental Engineering, Refinery Water Engineering & Associates
Dr. Jerry Lin \ Lamar University Professor & University Scholar; Director of Environmental Sustainability Research Center Education BS, Chemical Engineering, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991 MS, Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1995 PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1998 Post-doctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 1999 Expertise Biological wastewater treatment and bio-augmentation techniques Membrane technology and fouling control Reactor design and bio-kinetic analysis Optimization of biological cultures and treatment processes Biogas production and anaerobic digestion Registration & Qualifications Registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio Principal investigator of 50+ projects funded by NSF, DoD, EPA, USDA & TCEQ 15+ years in water and wastewater treatment 100+ publications with 800+ peer-reviewed journal citations Refinery Water Engineering & Associates
Arthur Wong Arthur is the former Vice-President of US Filter Corp., now Siemens, and before that, the Technology Manager of Research & Development for Sybron Biochemical. Arthur was one of the first to use Biokinetic Modeling in the field in Oil Refinery Wastewater Plants as a predictive tool for real time process control, and to use the field determination of the specific plant Biokinetic Constants to evaluate before and after experimentation. His 1989 Technical Paper from his work at the Caribbean Gulf Oil Refinery remains a landmark advancement in Biological Wastewater Treatment even today. He is also one of the first to generate a success in the application of a Chemostatic Reactor in Oil Refinery Wastewater to impact the Biokinetic Constants. Arthur and I worked together at Sybron, US Filter, and Chevron. Arthur, with a Summa Cum Laude M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School, has spent more than 26 years in the environmental engineering field specializing in design, feasibility, implementation, construction, and operations of infrastructure development projects, with experience in industrial water and wastewater treatment, remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater sites, and environmental biotechnology. Arthur began his career as a chemical engineer pioneering a few of the first pilot scale and full scale biotreatment designs for high strength phenolic contaminated industrial wastewater treatment processes from aerated lagoons to full scale fixed film bioreactors. Arthur has consulted in hundreds of industrial treatment facilities around the world in industries such as petroleum refining, petrochemical, steel mill, coking and coal tar distillation, aerospace, automotive, chemical and textile manufacturers, food processing, papermills, pharmaceuticals, etc. He has authored a number of peer reviewed articles in scientific journals as well as many technical articles. Arthur was the lead researcher for the first NJDEP approved pilot scale demonstration plant for aerated biotreatment of petroleum contaminated soils. He also designed and implemented one of the first onsite fixed film bioreactor processes for treatment of gasoline contaminated groundwater. He was the principal engineer in design, construction, and implementation of demonstrating the quantitative effects of large scale chemostatic addition of enhanced microorganisms to a refinery activated sludge plant. Arthur is currently president of Advanced Science and Technology International.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Chris Spurrell 28 years experience in Water Treatment Technology and Oil Refinery Process Engineering at Chevrons flagship refinery in El Segundo, CA. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from UC-Irvine. His extensive experience includes: Process Expert in Boiler Feedwater, Cooling Water, Chemical Cleaning & Decontamination, almost every type of major Refinery Manufacturing Unit Operation, Wastewater Source Control, VOC Treatment, and Environmental Compliance. Chevron Corporate Subject Matter Expert for a number of refining chemistry applications both oil and water side. Managed Sour Water Stripper Operations for Chevron, El Segundo for more than 10 years. Invented a Refinery Turnaround chemical cleaning & decontamination technique using Permanganate, now an industry standard. Awarded two U.S. patents for Mercury Detection and Removal in the oil refining industry; Expert in Mercury Fate & Transport. Designed and published a refinery wastewater Upstream Source Control Early Warning Detection test for preventing Bioreactor Toxicity. Experienced in Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal, Desalting, Oil side & Water side Corrosion and Fouling prevention, Laboratory Analytical Methods, Polymer Technology, BWON Air Quality Compliance, EPA \ State Water Quality Board \ POTW Regulatory Permitting & Compliance processes. Co-authored published technical papers on Chemical Oxidizer treatments in oil refineries, on RCRA waste reduction, reclaimed waste water use, leak detection in supply & process waters, and chemical decontamination. Member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and American Chemical Society (ACS). Has taught Chemical and Hazardous Material Training for oil refinery personnel, fire fighters, and operators. 2 Time Chevron Chairmans Award Winner for innovative technology designs.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Dr. Lial Tischler 35 years experience in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Technology, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Surface and Groundwater Hydrology, and Water Quality Analysis. Acknowledged as a top authority in the Modeling of Wastewater Discharge Effects and in the Modeling of Volatile Organic Carbon (VOC) Emissions from Wastewater. Received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering directly under the legendary Dr. Wes Eckenfelder; Also has B.S. in Civil Engineering. Former Director of The Texas Water Development Boards Engineering Division. Consulting Advisor to the American Petroleum Institute. Served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Stakeholder Committee that reviewed acceptance of Wastewater Treatment VOC Modeling. Frequently retained as an Expert Witness in Environmental Litigation and frequently retained in various roles for client EPA Permit Applications.
Dr. Enrique J. La Motta \ University of New Orleans Education Civil Engineer, Central University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, 1965 MS, Sanitary Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1969 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1974 PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1974 Expertise Biological wastewater treatment kinetics and modeling Anaerobic/aerobic wastewater treatment using the UASB/aerobic contact process Electrocoagulation of oily wastewaters Photocatalytic oxidation of recalcitrant organic compounds Registration & Qualifications Registered professional environmental engineer in the State of Louisiana Principal investigator of projects using pilot plant testing years experience in water and wastewater treatment 35+ years of academic experience 35+ years of academic experience 70+ publications in peer-reviewed journals Refinery Water Engineering & Associates
Dr. Lee Clapp\ Texas A&M University-Kingsville Education Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota- MinneapolisPh.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison M.S. in Water Resources Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of Maine-Orono Associate Professor Dept. of Environmental Engineering 917 W. Avenue B Texas A&M University- Kingsville Kingsville, TX Telephone: (361) FAX: (361) Areas of Research Membrane treatment processes. Biological treatment processes. Wastewater reuse. Groundwater bioremediation. Modeling biological treatment processes. Refinery Water Engineering & Associates
Eddie Sechrest 20+ years experience covering all applications of water and waste treatment technology. Leading expert in Compliance & Permitting at all levels of Regulatory Agency interaction, with particular focus on RCRA and Hazardous Waste. 10+ years experience managing a commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment, Disposal, & Storage facility. 10+ years experience in water and waste treatment system Capital Projects Management. Manager of Project Management Teams for RWEs Midwest Region. Additional experience in Remediation of Contaminated Soils & Groundwater, Wastewater Equipment Design, Laboratory Analytical Methods, and Benzene-Neshap Air Quality Compliance.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Cristine Hager Bowler Vice President Administration for RWE; has been with the company since its start. Ms Hager Bowler has been working with the founder since the inception of RWEA. She extensive experience in sales and client management within the refining industry. University of California-Irvine; B.S., Environmental Analysis and Design. Continued education includes California Water Compliance Standards and Environmental Management. Hazardous waste handling (HAZWOPER) certified in accordance with CFR Cornell University, Marine Pollution Studies. Experience in Biological Wastewater Treatment process support since Field Process Technician supporting operations of Treatment Plants for Sybron Biochemical Bioreactor Systems, Research Assistant, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, Biological Sciences School, University of California-Irvine, RWE Refinery Wastewater Projects Team Member since 2009 and project management experience under Mr Kujawski and Mr Wong.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Shantelle Ruth Ms Ruth is the Executive Assistant to Mr Kujawski, Vice President and Founder of RWEA. Administrative Manager for RWE Texas Operations Headquarters, she is responsible for maintaining accounting protocol and project administration while working under extremely limited budgets. Coordinated and assisted the first Refinery Waster Water Treatment Training Course, hosted by Lamar University. A Key Administrative Associate, she has been actively involved in the online Refinery Waste Water Treatment Training course development. Ms Ruth has excellent communication strategies. She has tremendous experience managing a broad range of working groups, including but not limited to educational, industrial and administrative venues. She works well under pressure and employs conflict resolution techniques to resolve difficult situations. Business Computer Information Systems degree from Lamar Institute of Technology 2008 TCLEOSE Certification 2007
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Bryce Papenbrook Expert in all areas of IT, including web design & maintenance, systems, networking, web marketing, web hosting, server administration, and broad scope IT troubleshooting. IT Support Manager for all RWE computer operations. Designed, engineered, and maintain the RefineryWater.org automated and integrated eStore website. Technical proficiencies include HTML5, CSS3, PHP5, MySQL, Ajax, jQuery, CMS development & maintenance, mobile web development, SEO optimization, SEM, operations, and Adobe Creative Suite. Bachelors degree from University of California, Los Angeles, 2007.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Patrick H. Hough, Esq. Mr. Hough is a current Officer and Board Member of RWEA. He has held that capacity with the company since its inception in the year Mr. Hough has served as general and corporate counsel with RWE since. During Patricks tenure he has guided and represented RWE in complicated negotiations in all aspects of the company operation. Through his representation, RWE has grown to its current state in the wastewater industry. His counsel has been invaluable when dealing with the refining industry on all level of sales, partnerships, strategic alliances, contracts, and litigation. Patrick has been instrumental in maintaining RWEs reputation. Mr. Hough attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis and received his undergraduate degree in political science at California State University-Dominguez hills and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of West Los Angeles School Of Law. Experience in refinery operations, literally. He was employed by Chevron USA in El Segundo California as a plant operator. He also served as a senior buyer for the El Segundo refinery while attending law school.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Dr. Enos Stover \ Oklahoma State University Education BS, Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1971 MS, Environmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1972 PhD, Environmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1974 Registrations & Certifications Registered Professional Engineer : Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia Diplomate American Academy of Environmental Engineers Certified National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surverying Registered Environmental Professional Certified Ground Water Professional (Association of Ground Water Scientists & Engineers) ABC Certified Environmental Operator Certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (OK., TX., AR.) Patents Biochemically Enhanced Hybrid Anaerobic Reactor, U.S. Patent No. 5,228,995, July 20, 19935,228,995 Biochemically Enhanced Thermophilic Treatment Process, U.S. Patent No. 6,036,862, March 14, 20006,036,862 Biochemically Enhanced Thermophilic Treatment Process, U.S. Patent 6,660,164, December 9, 2003 Computer Assisted Identification of Filamentous Bacteria, U.S. Patent No. 6,748,331, June 8, 2004
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Dr. Peter Bowler / University of California, Irvine Tenured Senior Lecturer at UC-Irvine in the Dept. of Ecology & Biology with 33 years of University teaching and research experience; His formal education includes B.A. form Bard College and a Ph.D. at UC-Irvine, decades of experience in compliance and negotiation with state and federal regulatory agencies and permits, including the EPA, USFWS, Army Corps of Engineers, State Fish and Game Depts., Regional Water Quality Control Board (Cal.), NPDES, California Coastal Commission, and more. Faculty Manager, UC Natural Reserve Systems San Joaquin Marsh and Burns Pinyon Ridge Reserves. Director, UCI Arboretum and Herbarium and Director, UCI Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability Student Selected Faculty Award 1991; Professor of the Year in the School of Biological Sciences (Dean of Undergraduate Studies) 1998; Excellence in Teaching Award 2003 Professor of the Year (awarded by the Associated Students of UCI) 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, UCI Academic Senates Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching 2010 – 1011 Principal Investigator for numerous federal and state grants, managing budgets of 5 million or more. Faculty Website: Student Interview:
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Dr. Paul Labine B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. in Chemistry. 24 years of industrial experience in Boiler & Cooling Water Treatment; Former Director of Research in these areas for Baker-Petrolite (Baker-Hughes), where his focus was on Oil Refining applications; Also extensive experience in these same area with Nalco Chemical and W.R. Grace. 20+ years experience in Corrosion Inhibitor and Anti-Foulant Chemical Formulations, Organic Synthesis, Process Simulations, Computerized Process Control, and especially in Membrane Filtration. A leading expert in all aspects of Corrosion Theory, Monitoring, Inhibition Techniques, Investigations, and Metallurgical Considerations. Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Palm Beach State College, FL. Has presented numerous technical papers at American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), NACE International, American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), and the International Water Conference (IWC) since 1975.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Dr. Qing Li \ University of Hawaii Education B.S. in Agriculture, Shandong Agricultural University, Shandong Province, P.R. China Ph.D. in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California at Davis, USA Post-doctoral fellow, University of California at Berkeley, USA Professor Office: Ag Science Blog 402J Telephone: + 1 (808) FAX: + 1 (808) or Areas of Research Research in this laboratory focuses on environmental biochemistry and biotechnology. The goal of our research is to minimize the risks of pollutants and create high value products. Topic areas include proteomics and metabolomics, biodegradation and biosynthesis, insect nutriproteomics and control, analytical/environmental chemistry and fate of pollutants and pesticides
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Julia Webb Analytical Methods Specialist for RWEA. 7 years experience providing laboratory technical support and consulting services to users of Hach Company water quality chemicals, procedures and equipment. Technical expert in the use of UV-Vis Spectrophotometers, Ion Selective Electrodes, turbidimetry, and microbiology as used in water quality analysis for process control and reporting purposes. 10 years of training and technical support experience, focusing on integrating technical information into useful content for operators and end-users. Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 2001.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Ty Hintz Manager of RWEs SMART P&ID DRAWING projects. 16 years experience with AutoCAD up to version D & 3D. 8 years Piping Design and P&ID Drawings experience in Oil & Gas upstream pipelines and downstream oil refineries. Experienced with Bentley AutoPLANT 3D Piping, Structural, & ProjectWISE. Captured Leika 3D Laser Scans in Kuparuk, Prudhoe Bay, and Trans Alaska Pipeline. Captured Pump Station 1 for Conoco-Phillips using Cyclone & Truview. Bachelor of Science, Industrial & Management Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 1999.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Julie Gallardo-Berkholz Ms. Gallardo has twenty five years of business development experience, comprehensive operations management and implementation capabilities that emphasize specific marketing and sales strategies. Highly experienced salesperson, Ms. Gallardo expanded the specialty retail arena, selling and distributing Jil Jordan, an all-natural nail kit, product she developed, manufactured and marketed. This successful endeavor expanded her business to be the first company to license and distribute through independent business owners, enabling small entrepreneurs to flourish. The first licensed agent authorized to resale Cellular Phones and Service to the public. Ms Gallardo has a knack for recognizing new potential and is consistently on the cutting edge in new market expansions. Ever expanding her education, she Earned Paralegal Certification from Freemont College in 2010, with extensive contract review process. Her duties range to the highly analytical, and has the ability to prioritize projects in areas outside the job sites such as production, information technology, legal, and finance which have a direct impact on achieving marketing objectives. Ms. Gallardo expanded and developed a variety of Dead Sea products and took their manufacturing and distribution internationally reaching sales of over $28M. Julie is instrumental to the growing market strategies and business modeling, the hallmark of RWE.
Refinery Water Engineering & Associates Kevin T. Kane Financial Management Director for Refinery Water Engineering and Associates. 13 years experience as President -- all-departments, full profit/loss chief executive -- of three McGraw-Hill Publishing companies. (Most recent management responsibility at MHP was for $450 million in revenues, globally.) 30+ years experience in all phases of science, engineering, technical and business publishing in Higher Education and Professional Publishing channels. Has worked for The Wm. C. Brown Publishing Companies, The Times-Mirror Publishing Companies and The McGraw-Hill Publishing Companies, including as Interim CEO/Board Member of McGraw- Hill Ryerson, a McGraw-Hill subsidiary traded publicly on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Strong performance/experience in full p/l management, strategy and new business development; acquisition, management and marketing of intellectual property – print and digital; developing partnerships, and for financial/investment management. Holds advanced degrees from the University of Iowa and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (AEP.) Holds a B.A from St. Johns University, MN.