representation regarding government procurement and business practice concerns.
Mr. Varney returned to environmental work in 1990, when he was appointed general counsel of GE's air pollution control systems business. In 1992, he rejoined GE Aerospace to handle environmental, safety, and health issues associated with business restructurings, including the disposition of GE Aerospace to Martin Marietta the following year.
Mr. Varney received his bachelor's degree (magna cum laude) from Duke University, and his law degree from the University of Connecticut.
SARAH E. WALSH has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1991. She has served as a manager in EPA's stationary-source air compliance program and is a project manager for the Federal Facilities Enforcement Office in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Before joining EPA, Ms. Walsh worked as the supervisor for air quality enforcement for the State of Minnesota's Pollution Control Agency, and as a marine inspector, pollution and casualty investigator for the U.S. Coast Guard's marine environmental protection program. Ms. Walsh retired from the Coast Guard Reserves in 1995 with the rank of Commander (O–5); she had 22 years of service including 13 years Active Duty.
Ms. Walsh recently served on a one-year assignment to the Assistant Secretary of the Army's Occupational, Safety, and Environmental Health Office at the Pentagon. She was detailed to different locations to assist with special projects — preparing an Environmental Assessment for Fort Belvoir's marina development; developing a pilot study for Environmental Management Systems/ISO 14001 at the Army's Environmental Policy Institute; advising the Army about its vessels and military watercraft to conform with the Uniform National Discharge Standards; evaluating management plans and staffing requirements for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Office of Safety and Occupational Health.
Ms. Walsh has a B.S. from Towson University and Masters' degrees from Pepperdine University and the University of New Orleans in management and program evaluation.