Chris Nickell is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, since 2015. He oversees the Universities environmental compliance. Before joining Drake, he worked in the private sector in Environmental Health and Safety, and as an environmental compliance consultant. Prior to working in the public sector Chris served in the United States Air Force, where he was an Emergency and Disaster Manager. He also holds both the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) designations. Chris is a member of the ITRC Stormwater BMP Performance Evaluation Team. He joined the team in 2017 and served as the operations and maintenance sub team lead. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Upper Iowa University in 2009.