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Pickett named to lead DEP’s PRP

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Diane Pickett, PG, has been named as the new administrator of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Petroleum Restoration Program, effective Jan. 2, 2015.

Pickett has well-rounded experience with contaminated site cleanup in both the public and private sectors, as well as management, regulatory and supervisory experience.

She worked for Amoco and Mobil in the 1980s, managed a consulting firm’s office in Tallahassee during the 1990s and has worked for the Water and Waste Divisions of DEP since the late 1990s.

She is a registered professional geologist in the state of Florida and received her bachelor of science and master’s degrees in geological sciences from Michigan State University and Florida State University, respectively.

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