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The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Advisory Committee

The Mickey Leland Advisory Committee promotes the mission and objectives of the internship program as well as offers ideas and suggestions for continued enhancements of program services.

About the Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee for the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program consists of individuals from the private and public sector whose involvement and support create opportunities to enhance work force diversity in environmental related professional careers.

Purpose of the Committee

The purpose of this advisory committee is to promote the mission and objectives of the intern program.

The responsibilities of committee members include:

  • Attend committee meetings
  • Participate in individual and committee discussions to enhance program services
  • Serve on ad hoc committee when needed
  • Commit to a two-year term of service
  • Share resources to enhance the quality and quantity of program services
    • sponsor an intern
    • provide resource materials
    • arrange facility tours
    • host committee meeting
  • Support intern and sponsor recruitment and placement activities
  • Participate in annual intern conference planning activities
  • Attend the annual conference (July) and network with sponsors and interns
  • Enjoy the company of private and public individuals whose involvement and support create opportunities to enhance work force diversity in environmental related professional careers

List of Members

  • Ray Averitt, MLEIP Chair
    Senior Director of Risk Management, MLEIP Chair
    Oncor Electric Delivery
  • Brandi N. Harrison
    Senior Business Development Liaison
    North Central Texas Council of Governments 
  • Deb Mamula
    Sr. Advisor- Natural Resources 
    Office of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick
    State Capitol
  • Diana Rader, P.G.
    Regional Manager
    W&M Environmental Group, Inc. 
  • James R. DeShaw, PhD
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Sam Houston State University
  • Leonard H. O. Spearman, Jr.
    Office of Governmental Relations
    Texas Southern University 
  • L’Oreal Stepney, P.E.
    Deputy Director, Office of Water
    Texas Commission on Environmental Commission
  • Melvin G. Wrenn
    LCM Capital Markets Group (Adapt Companies) 
  • Michele Rockelein, PHR
    Manager, Staffing, Classification, Organizational Development
    Texas Commission on Environmental Commission

Honorary Member

  • The Honorable Rodney Ellis
    Texas Senate, District 13-Houston

Schedule of Meetings

The next meeting will be held:

TBD

Meeting Minutes

 

 

Internship Program

Program History

Information for Sponsors

Program Contact:
Juanita Baldwin, SHRM-CP, PHR
Recruitment and Internship Coordinator
512-239-0105 or juanita.baldwin@tceq.texas.gov