Michael B. Smith has worked for the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation in Montpelier as a hydrogeologist and technical expert since 1986. He manages the characterization and remediation of numerous hazardous sites including chlorinated solvent sites, manufactured gas plants, industrial sites, and petroleum sites. He also serves as a technical resource to staff, works on regulation development, develops Standard Operating Procedures, and acts as an Expert Witness for the State in various enforcement actions. Prior to working in the environmental hydrogeology field, he worked in mining, oil and gas exploration and production, and as a private consultant. In his role with the State, Michael has also represented the State in the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) since 2001. He was the training coordinator on the ITRC Board from 2004 through 2011. He has been a member and a contributing writer in all DNAPL teams since joining the organization. He is the co-chair of the DNAPL Site Characterization, and Remediation and Characterization of Fractured Bedrock teams. Michael earned a BS in Geology from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio in 1978, and an MS in Hydrogeology and an MA in Climatology from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1985.