EBC Paul G. Keough Award for Government Leadership

Award Recipient: Kimberly Tisa

In Recognition of Exceptional Knowledge, Guidance, and Leadership in the Assessment, Remediation, and Decontamination of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Compounds in New England

The EBC Paul G. Keough Award for Government Leadership is awarded to Kimberly Tisa, former U.S. EPA Region 1 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) Coordinator. Ms. Tisa served in this role for over 28 years, advancing the knowledge of site assessment, remediation, and decontamination / disposal of regulated PCBs in Region 1 and throughout the country. Through her deep ties with the consulting, government, and public and private regulated communities, Ms. Tisa worked collaboratively to remove these persistent chemicals throughout the Northeast and assisted with TSCA issues across the country.

She has provided exceptional guidance to the industry on how to safely and effectively remediate PCBs in accordance with the regulations contributing many hours to meetings with owners, clients, consultants and industry organizations. Ms. Tisa educated hundreds if not thousands in the environmental community of the risks associated with PCBs and more importantly how to mitigate these risks safely and effectively. Her leadership has resulted in a cleaner environment, more comprehensive remediation / decontamination projects, and property redevelopment and revitalization throughout New England and the country.

Presenting the Award:


Frank Ricciardi, PE, LSP

Chair, EBC TSCA & Emerging Contaminants Committee
CEO, Weston & Sampson, Inc.

Award Photos

The 2022 Paul G. Keough Award for Government Leadership