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Dinner Meeting - Donald van der Vaart, Secretary, NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources

  • 12 Mar 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • University Club
  • 16


  • for government employees only
  • includes $30 membership
  • no plans to be a member of NCAEP

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Donald van der Vaart was named Secretary of DENR in December of 2014. He was sworn in on January 2, 2015. Before serving as Secretary, he was named Deputy Secretary of DENR in August 2014. He also served as the Department’s energy policy advisor.

Before serving as Deputy Secretary and energy policy advisor, van der Vaart worked as an engineering supervisor and later as program manager for the N.C. Division of Air Quality. He also teaches environmental policy and law at N.C. State University. His previous work includes scientific research at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and at Research Triangle Institute. Van der Vaart also has experience in research and regulatory positions for energy and utility companies in the private sector.

Van der Vaart holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge (England), a law degree from North Carolina Central University, a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from N.C. State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and attorney in North Carolina.  He has published numerous technical and legal articles and holds two patents.

Secretary van der Vaart will discuss the Department's changes during the McCrory Administration and upcoming legislative and departmental initiatives.

DATE:  12 March 2015
             Social Hour starting at 5:30 PM
             Dinner at 6 PM
             Speaker at ~7:00 PM

LOCATION: NCSU University Club
                    4200 Hillsborough Street
                    Raleigh, NC 27606   


If you have registered for the event and would like to request a vegetarian entree, please contact

PO Box #17512
Raleigh, NC 27619

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