Tom is the Air Quality Program Manager for the Western Regional Air Partnership (www.wrapair2.org
) and works for the Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR, www.westar.org
), the association of state air quality agencies for 15 western states. Tom has led numerous regional air pollution studies and analysis projects, held management positions in state and local government and worked as an environmental consultant.
Before joining WESTAR, he managed WRAP activities for the Western Governors’ Association. Previously, he led air quality monitoring and analysis activities for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for more than a decade, where he assisted in the development and led the implementation of health and visibility monitoring networks throughout the state. Tom has also served on national advisory groups for air quality health standards and regional haze. Key western U.S. air quality expertise includes oil & gas production emissions and wildland fire emissions and impacts, as well as regional haze sources and transport, and ozone impacts.