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Sponsored by:

Broadbent & Associates, Inc.​

The South Texas Association of Environmental Professionals is hosting a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, from 11:30 to 1:00 pm

at Alamo Cafe, located at 14250 San Pedro Ave. (near Bitters Road)

Our Speaker for the event is:



Neil Ellis, Associate Scientist



Providing a presentation on:


Broadbent’s 2023 year in review for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) projects and current UAS capabilities


Specific project reviews will cover FEMA emergency response scenarios, including the 2023 Maui Fires, and ongoing EPA Superfund sites. 


Neil is an environmental scientist with over 19 years of professional experience providing operations management and technical consulting during complex USEPA public-health risk assessments, CERCLA time-critical and non-time-critical removal actions, and FEMA ESF-10 natural disaster responses throughout the western United States.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geographic Resource and Environmental Studies from Texas State University and is licensed as a FAA Part 107 sUAS commercial pilot.  He joined Broadbent in 2017 as part of our northern California team where he then served as Division Manager covering northern California, Oregon, and Washington.  In 2023, he transferred to our Texas Division team as an associate scientist to provide added Federal contract experience and advancement of UAS services.  Neil currently leads the USEPA Region 9 drone and aerial data team.  Select experience for this clientele includes development of Federal Standard Operating Procedures for aerial imagery and data collection, orthophoto mapping, aerial mapping to identify physical and environmental hazards, and 3D modeling.  He has a proven track record of working alongside government leadership, municipalities, tribal agencies; petroleum, mining, agriculture, and chemical manufacturing industries; and a wide range of large and small businesses.  He is also trained in Federal disaster and counterterrorism emergency response and requirements of contingency planning support to States and local communities.  Away from work, he enjoys many outdoor activities including traveling, fishing, mountain biking, golfing, camping, water sports, and exploring all the great landscapes Texas has to offer.


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NonMember Lunch and Learn $35.00

Student Lunch and Learn $20.00

Upcoming Events:

27 August 2024 Networking Event @ Evil Olive

24 September 2024 Networking Event @ Evil Olive

15 October 2024 Lunch and Learn @ Alamo Cafe

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