Tom Schneider (OH) – Co-Chair
Tom Schneider has worked for Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) since 1990. While with Office of Federal Facilities Oversight, Tom managed staff and contractors who implemented Ohio’s oversight and environmental monitoring program for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (U.S. DOE’s) $4.4 billion Fernald site cleanup. He continues to act as the Fernald Project Manager, overseeing the monitoring and maintenance at the site. In November 2008, Ohio and U.S. DOE finalized the largest ever natural resource damages settlement against the federal government for contamination at Fernald. Tom is the trustee representative for Ohio and involved in implementing the settlement. Additionally, in his present capacity with Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control, Tom manages the air pollution control group in the Southwest District Office. Tom has been involved with ITRC since 1998, when he was a member of the Accelerated Site Characterization Team. In 1999, Tom helped start and led the ITRC Radionuclides Team. Since 1999, he has been with ITRC, as either a Team Leader or the Point of Contact for Ohio. He was appointed to the ITRC Board of Advisors in 2012 as the State At-Large Representative and elected ITRC Board Co-Chair for 2014. Tom has a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Dayton and an M.S. degree in Natural Resources from the Ohio State University.