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July/August 2024

People on the Move

James R Arnold


  • Covers the promotions and job transitions of SEER leaders and members.
  • Showcases the successes of SEER leaders and members.
People on the Move
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Janelle Bauer has joined Curtis R. Ward, PC in Salt Lake City, from Parsons Behle & Latimer. Her practice in administrative law and court litigation focuses on water rights, hazardous waste, natural resources permitting and disputes, NEPA, FIFRA, public lands, environmental due diligence and cleanups, and land use planning.

Elizabeth (Liz) Bogle has been appointed Environmental & Regulatory Counsel at Standard Industries. She is based at GAF's world headquarters, a company owned by Standard Industries, located in Parsippany, New Jersey. Bogle was formerly with Day Pitney LLP. Currently, she is serving as co-chair of the Section’s Energy Committee. Previously, Bogle served as vice chair on the Planning Committee for the Section’s 31st Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., as well as a vice chair on the Planning Committee for the Section’s Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Conference this past February in Puerto Rico.

Carlos Evans has been appointed to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. He is director of the Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability for the City of Dallas, Texas. Evans serves the Section as a member of the Council, as Council liaison to Group A, and a mentor in the Section’s Leadership Development Program.

Susan Floyd has been promoted to vice president of Enterprise Environmental Services at Entergy Services, LLC’s headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. She is the vice chair of the Section’s Executive Committee, the chair of the Leadership Development Program, and the chair of the Special Committee on One-Day Programming (SCOOP). She is also vice chair of the Membership Service Group and a vice chair of the Nominating Committee.

David P. Kreisler has joined DLA Piper, from Sidley Austin LLP, as a partner in the firm’s investment funds group in Boston, Massachusetts. His practice includes energy and natural resources and real estate law for private fund sponsors, including fund formation and operations, internal structuring, and compliance-related issues.

James (Jimmy) R. May has been appointed the Richard S. Righter Distinguished Professor of Law at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, effective August 1, 2024. For the past three decades, he was the Distinguished Professor of Law and Founder of the Global Environmental Rights Institute at Widener University Delaware School of Law. May is a prolific legal writer about environmental, constitutional, and human rights law, including the “Principles of Constitutional Environmental Law” (ELI 2011). He is the special legal advisor to the ABA Task Force on Environmental Justice and an advisor to the Section on environmental justice.   

Brandon Neuschafer is now a partner at Arnold & Porter in Chicago, Illinois. He was a partner at Bryan Cave in St. Louis, Missouri. His law practice includes environmental, health and safety, with a focus on food production, distribution and marketing; laws for all levels of food and grain production; chemical and pesticide regulation; environmental aspects of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and real estate; and interaction with administrative agencies in the food and agriculture fields. Neuschafer serves the Section as The Year in Review vice chair of the Food and Agriculture Committee. 

Aishwarya Ponugoti, is now an EHS regulatory consultant at Enhesa, a company which provides environmental, health, and safety compliance services for multinational companies. She has a LLM in international environmental and business law from the American University Washington College of Law. Ponugoti works with businesses in complex EHS compliance. She also is employed by the Bykova Law Firm, PLLC, in Washington, D.C. 

Peter Wright has been appointed vice president of Compliance and External Engagement at Crysalis Biosciences, Inc. in Washington, D.C. and Souget, Illinois. He most recently was a contract attorney through Axiom Legal at Energy Transfer. Wright has served in the Section for decades, and recently served as a vice chair on the Conference Planning Committee for the Environmental Transactions Master Class: Hot Topics and Emerging Issues for 2023 and Beyond.