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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

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DATE: June 10, 2014
CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710

New NHDES Water Division Director

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eugene (Gene) Forbes, P.E., LEED AP, as the new Water Division Director. He was confirmed unanimously to the post by the Governor and Executive Council on May 23 and his official first day on the job was Monday, June 2.

Director Forbes has a wide range of experience in the fields of civil and environmental engineering, including the design and management of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, solid waste and utility systems. He most recently worked at Hoyle, Tanner and Associates Inc. as an Executive Vice President and Manager of the company’s environmental group. Director Forbes has a strong history of implementing innovative programs, and mentoring and managing the work of staff and multi-disciplined teams. His business management skills and experience include strategic business planning, financial management, budgeting, leadership, marketing and public relations.

Director Forbes holds a Master’s in Business Administration from New Hampshire College (currently Southern New Hampshire University), a Master’s in Civil Environmental Engineering from UNH and a Bachelor’s in Structural Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in NH, VT, FL, MA, ME, NY and for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. He has achieved the designation of LEED Accredited Professional by demonstrating the knowledge of green building practice required for successful implementation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.

To contact or to set up an appointment with Director Forbes, you may call his assistant Carolyn Guerdet at (603) 271-3434.

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