Doug Austin
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Doug Austin is currently the Director of Government Affairs for the Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC) based in DC.  Before ICAC, Doug was at the Ozone Transport Commission where as Program Manager for 4½ years he was involved with a host of regional air quality topics affecting the Northeast states including State Implementation Plan (SIP) attainment planning, regional haze, multipollutant planning, photochemical modeling, High Electric Demand Day (HEDD), Industrial / Commercial / Institutional (ICI) boiler, and Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) vacatur issues.  Prior to the OTC, Doug was a SIP planner for 2 years in the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Air and Radiation Management Administration.  Doug also has over a decade of technical sales and engineering experience with Betz Industrial selling boiler, cooling and wastewater treatment chemicals to both the industrial and utility sectors.  Academically, Doug has a B.A. degree in Political Science from Denison University, a M.S. degree in Natural Resources Policy and Planning from Ohio State University, completed the graduate coursework in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and received a J.D. degree from Widener University of Law.


Sheila Glesmann
ADA Carbon Solutions
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Sheila Glesmann is the Senior Vice President of Environmental and External Affairs for ADA Carbon Solutions.  She is a mechanical engineer who has worked in air pollution control for power plant applications for over twenty years.  Since the mid-1990s, one of her areas of expertise has been mercury control and demonstrations.  Most recently, she led the development of ADA Carbon Solutions’ Red River facility, which is the first major activated carbon facility dedicated to flue gas mercury control.  Currently, her focus is on the technical needs of mercury control customers and on getting the right solutions into the right applications.


Carol Ann Gross-Davis, MS, PH.C.
US Environmental Protection Agency Region 3

Carol Ann Gross-Davis currently is an environmental scientist for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 office, Air Protection Division in Philadelphia. Ms. Gross-Davis just recently returned from a four year assignment with Drexel University School of Public Health as Assistant Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health, through an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement with EPA, Region III office and holds an Adjunct appointment as Assistant Professor.  Ms. Gross-Davis is currently a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at Drexel University School of Public Health, and received her MS from Drexel University, College of Engineering, in 2001. She obtained her BS in Biology from Cabrini College in 1991. She has been trained in the field of environmental science, engineering and epidemiology and uses these principles to execute environmental policy and regulations to address the quality of our environment and the connection to our quality of life.

In addition to her scientific training, Ms. Gross-Davis has 20 years of experience in Federal Government as an environmental scientist for the EPA. Through her work at EPA she has experience in a broad range of Environmental Programs at the Federal, State and local government level focused on implementing and developing regulations and policy to support various initiatives, including Community Air Toxics, Brownfields Program and Hazardous Waste Program, Water Management Program and Partnerships and Innovation with Stakeholders.


Dr. Bruce A. Keiser
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Dr. Keiser is a Research Fellow at the Research and Development laboratories of Nalco, an Ecolab Company.  Dr. Keiser leads the efforts in Air Protection Technologies (emissions) and Nanotechnologies.  His work has focused on efficient, clean power generation as well as new uses for oil and water in industrial processes. Dr. Keiser was conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Wyoming in 1979.  Dr. Keiser’s recent work has been the development and implementation of mercury control solutions for coal-fired power plants.  Among his other works, Dr. Keiser has recently concentrated on solutions to improve the mercury capture efficiency of wet flue gas desulfurization units at our nation’s power plants.  He currently is an inventor on over 20 granted patents in the U.S. and abroad along with another nine published U.S. patent applications.  Dr. Keiser is a sought after speaker at technical and industrial meetings to deliver his recent publications and presentations that pioneer mercury management in coal derived energy production.  Dr. Keiser was awarded the distinguished title of Research Fellow by the Nalco Company in 2011, the highest award bestowed in Research and Development at that company.


Constance L. Senior
ADA Environmental Solutions
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Dr. Senior is currently the Director of Technology Development at ADA Environmental Solutions, where she is responsible for research and development in control of emissions of mercury and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants and other industrial combustion systems. Dr. Senior has worked on understanding and predicting the behavior of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants for over fifteen years and has more than ten years’ experience with demonstrations of full-scale mercury emissions control. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the behavior of ash, glasses, and ceramics in systems. Dr. Senior holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and a PhD in Environmental Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology.