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DEP Commissioner Bradley Campbell Announces New Deputy

(03/38) TRENTON - Bradley M. Campbell, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), today announced the appointment of Joanna Dunn Samson as the Department's Deputy Commissioner.

"Joanna is an ideal choice for Deputy Commissioner and I'm very pleased that she has agreed to serve in this important position," said Commissioner Campbell. "The depth and breadth of her professional experience, coupled with her previous service to the department, places her in a unique position to implement our policies and achieve the environmental objectives of New Jersey."

Ms. Dunn Samson is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience working with both the public and the private sectors in the development and implementation of significant environmental projects. Her experience includes working with municipal redevelopment a gencies and private developers in the remediation and redevelopment of brownfields, hazardous waste site remediation, and projects involving historic preservation. She has worked with private entities in the planning and development of cogeneration and power facilities, and represented local governmental entities on projects involving privatizing municipal water and sewer systems.

During the late 1980's to the mid-1990's, Ms. Dunn Samson was an active participant in the evaluation, development, procurement and financing of complex infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships involving utilities, waste to energy, landfill and recycling projects that were sponsored by, among others, the city of Philadelphia, Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County and Middlesex County and the city of Independence, Missouri. She returns to the New Jersey DEP after serving as a project specialist in the early 1990's, assisting counties and their implementing public authorities in identifying and creating opportunities for regional solid waste systems. She also helped implement the resource recovery loan program and in evaluating the finance and rates of solid waste facilities.

In addition to the city of Philadelphia and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Ms. Dunn Samson has been affiliated with McManiman & Scotland; DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Gluck and Wolff and Samson. She is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut bars.

"I am excited about returning to the department to work with Commissioner Campbell and my former colleagues on matters vital to the preservation of New Jersey's environment," said Ms. Dunn Samson. "It is a privilege on both a professional and personal level."

Ms. Dunn Samson is the wife of former Attorney General David Samson.




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