Ms. Kathryn D. Lynnes, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the senior remediation program manager with the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. Lynnes serves as the primary manager supporting the remediation efforts of the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuel Facility fuel spill. Her duties include evaluating and approving technical solutions, assuring that legal and regulatory obligations are met to bring the project to successful completion. Lynnes represents the Air Force in working with stakeholders including the New Mexico congressional delegation, the governor, the New Mexico Environment Department, the mayor of Albuquerque, county commissioners, the local water authority, civic groups and members of the community.
Lynnes worked as an environmental consultant for private industry and municipal governments for the first 20 years of her career. During this time, she provided regulatory guidance and subject matter expertise in the areas of Superfund, the Resource Conservation Recovery Act, and the Clean Water Act. Since relocating to New Mexico in 2004, Lynnes has worked as a permit writer for the Hazardous Waste Bureau and managed legacy contamination remediation projects in the copper mining industry and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Lynnes was appointed a Highly Qualified Expert in September 2015.
1979 Bachelor of Science degree, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton
1984 Juris Doctor, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene
1984 - 1989, Director of Compliance, W.W. Engineering and Science, Grand Rapids, Mich.
1989 - 1991, Environmental Specialist, Warner, Norcross & Judd, Grand Rapids, Mich.
1991 - 1995, President and Director of Compliance, Berlin, Lynnes & Davidson, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
1995 - 1997, Senior Project Specialist, Earth Tech, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
1997 - 1999, Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Westshore Consulting, Grand Rapids, Mich.
1999 - 2002, Senior Project Manager, Williams & Beck, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
2002 - 2004, President, Brainstorm, Grand Rapids, Mich.
2004 - 2006, Environmental Compliance Specialist, New Mexico Environment Department, Hazardous Waste Bureau, Santa Fe, N.M.
2006 - 2009, Chief Environmental Engineer, Freeport McMoRan, Chino Mines Company, Silver City, N.M.
2009 - September 2015, Regulatory Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.
September 2015 - present, Senior Remediation Program Manager, HQE, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Environment, Safety and Infrastructure), Kirtland AFB, N.M.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2005 Senate Memorial, Named by NM State Senator John Heaton for WIPP Permit Modification
1994 Environmental Achievement Award by Michigan State Chamber of Commerce for Petroleum Ground-water Cleanup Project
City of Muskegon Heights, Anne Wentz Region 5 EPA and Kathryn Lynnes. Presented at the first International Conference on Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfield Sites conference in Cadiz, Spain in 2002.
(Current as of November 2015)