Kevin Woolbright is a Customer Advocate for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, currently employed for over 30 years with experience in water/wastewater collections /community outreach/community relations, public communications and contract management. He is a long standing member of CSAWWA (Chesapeake Section American Water Works Assoc) current Chair of the Community Relations Committee. Previous Chair of the Customer Service Committee until 2011. He is the current Vice Chairman of the MD/DC Damage Prevention Committee, member of the MD/DC Subscribers Committee, member of the WSSC ISTF (Internal Security Task Force), member of the Prince George County and Montgomery County LEPC (Local Emergency Preparedness Committee), Chair – Prince Georges County Citizens Corp Council, serves on various boards as board member of several other committees related to Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Miss Utility. He was appointed in 2010 by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority (Title 12 Law) and was recently nominated as Chair of this Authority.
Marcia Collins is the Legislative Liaison for the Baltimore City Department of Public Works and has been employed by the Department of Public Works for over 32 years. She began her public career with the City of Baltimore as a public participation officer for the Bureau of Water and Wastewater managing the public participation process for a federally funded study of the City’s two wastewater treatment plants and conveyance systems, and assisting with the development of an industrial pretreatment program and other Clean Water Act-related programs. Beginning in 1985 she was the Department’s representative on a City-wide State Legislative Task Force, a position she still holds today. By 1990 she was responsible for all of the Department’s legislative work at the local, State and federal level. Since 1995 Marcia has managed the Office of Legislative Affairs. In this position she helps frame policy issues and strategic plans for Department initiatives, directs and conducts analysis of legislation and regulations on the Department’s services and responsibilities in the City and the region, and presents positions and testimony before elected bodies. Her office is also responsible for all EPA and MDE regulatory matters affecting the Department. She is the alternate Department representative to the Baltimore City Planning Commission.
Prior to working for the City Marcia helped train VISTA volunteers for the Philadelphia ACTION office in basic organizing, neighborhood analysis and accessing local and State government (March 1980). She was the regional coordinator under the then Regional Planning Council for the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program from 1977 to 1980 and was a regional coordinator for a water quality management project funded by the National Wildlife Federation (March-June, 1977).
Marcia is originally from New York State, where she holds a teaching degree. She moved to Baltimore in 1973, raised a family and enjoys City living.
Jeffrey S. Garner is currently the Director of Public Works for the Town of La Plata, he has been in the Public Works Field for over 30 years. He is also currently the Vice President of the Maryland Municipal Public Works Officials Association.
Vincent Healy is currently a Verizon Local Manager overseeing contractor services performance and scheduling for all of Maryland and Washington DC. Vince has been employed by Verizon since 1998. Prior to his current contract services role he managed Verizon’s damage prevention and investigation teams for Maryland & Washington DC.
Prior to joining the Verizon team Vince worked for PEPCO as a high voltage cable splicer. He also served 4 years in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electrician.
Vince is currently the Vice Chairman of the MD/DC Subscribers Committee Board of Directors. He was the Telecommunications Representative on the title 12 rewrite that created this Authority. He is currently serving in the same role on the DC title 34 rewrite. He is passionate about damage prevention & safety and he is honored to be appointed to this very important position.
Vince has been married to his wife Dixie for 27 years; they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Artie is President and CEO of Burgemeister-Bell. Inc. Mr. Bell previously served as the President of the
Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland from 1998 until 2000. Mr. Bell graduated from Villanova University in 1978.
Veronica Davila-Steele is a lifelong Prince George’s County resident. She has owned and operated her own business since 1982 and has been active in her community for some time. Over the years she has been actively involved in several organizations including the following:
President, Woods End HOA, 12 years to present
Former Community Liaison, District 26
Member, Barnaby Manor Civic Association
President, District IV Police Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)
Member, Police Chief Citizen Advisory Council (CCAC)
Graduate, Citizens Police Academy
Former 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer, Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee
Walter F. Gainer was born in Olney, Maryland and grew up in Richwood, W.V., Graduated from Rio Grande University in 1969. Employed by W.F. Wilson & Sons, Inc, a heavy utility contractor, for 42 years and has been the President of the firm for 25 years. Mr. Gainer was the Past President of both the National Utility Contractor Association and the Maryland Utility Contractors Association. Chairman of the Excavation Committee for National Pipeline Safety. A member of the Maryland Water Quality Committee. Mr. Gainer received the Maryland Ditch Diggers of the Year Award and the Maryland Utility Contractors Founders Award.
Married to Kris Gainer for 42 years with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Tom Hastings is the General Manager of One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc. where he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the corporation. He has held this position since 1997. Prior to being named General Manager, Tom worked for 6 years as a Field Technician and Area Supervisor for One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc. He has served on the committee to establish Marking Standard Guidelines for the state of Maryland and DC. He also served as the Contract Locating Representative to the Title 12 (Underground Utilities Protection Act) Revision Sub-committee.
Following high school graduation, Tom attended the University of Maryland at College Park from 1979 – 1983. Tom and his wife of 25 years, Maria, are life-long Maryland residents.
Matt Ruddo currently holds the position of Director, Customer Relations for One Call Concepts. Matt began his career with One Call Concepts in 1998 as a Customer Service Representative and has since served in various roles that have allowed him to gain an extensive knowledge and understanding of the One Call business.
In the role of Director, Customer Relations, Matt seamlessly manages the relationships between One Call Concepts and its customers. He advocates for consumers within the business and responds to inquiries from a diverse range of clients. He supports the day-to-day activities of One Call Concepts through One Call Board interaction and business development throughout the fifteen states and the District of Columbia. Further, Matt plays a vital role in helping to direct the future growth and success of One Call Concepts by his natural ability to provide solutions, information, and bring customers together.
Matt is past President of the Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland and continues to serve on their Board. He is also Chairman of the Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Training Conference that annually partners stakeholders throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region to review damage prevention best practices.