Sam George, JD, CHMM, CPEA, ASP

Vice President of Operations
Areas of Expertise:

Hazardous Commodity Flow Studies, Compliance Auditing

Sam George is a 1975 graduate of Hanover College where he earned a BA with a major in mathematics and minor in chemistry. He was a 12 sport letterman at Hanover and an All America Selection in football in 1974. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1983, and passed the bar exams in Indiana, Kentucky, and Louisiana. He was appointed by Governor Evan Bayh to the Indiana Emergency Response Commission where he served as a Commissioner for 10 years. In 2001, Governor Frank O’Bannon appointed Sam to the Clean Manufacturing Institute Board of Directors where he served until 2004.

Sam worked as Vice President for Environmental Affairs at Madison Chemical Co from 1987 until 2006. Under Sam’s direct management, Madison Chemical achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registration, won numerous Governor’s Awards for Pollution Prevention, became a charter member of US EPA’s Performance Track, and was a founding member of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention. While at Madison Chemical, Sam Chaired the Jefferson County (Indiana) Local Emergency Planning Committee for 17 years.

Sam left Madison Chemical in 2006 to become Vice President of Environmental Affairs at American Commercial Lines in Jeffersonville, IN. His duties included managing all environmental issues for a billion dollar publicly traded marine transportation company. ACL operated 120 towboats and 12 land based facilities in seven (7) states including Jeffboat, the nations largest inland shipyard. Under Sam’s direct management, ACL or its subsidiaries were accepted into the Kentucky Excell Program, the Indiana Environmental Stewardship Program, won Indiana governor’s awards for pollution prevention, were admitted to US EPA’s Performance Track Program, and won the prestigious William M. Benkert Award for Marine Environmental Protection from the US Coast Guard. Sam left ACL in 2009 and started his own consulting business specializing in environmental and safety management systems, compliance auditing, general regulatory compliance, and hazardous commodity traffic flow studies.

In 2010, Sam and three (3) partners established Rivergreen Water Recycling, a centralized waste treatment facility in Louisville, KY specializing in treatment of oily and organic contaminated industrial wastewater. Sam is a managing partner for Rivergreen and is directly responsible for regulatory compliance and business development. When he is not turning bad water into good, Sam is the Principal of Sam George and Associates, where he serves the needs of industrial and governmental clients.