Ernest C. Ashley, CPG, LEP, LSP, CHMM
Hydrogeological and hazardous waste site investigation expert Ernest Ashley has been involved with some of the industry’s largest and most impressive remediation programs for over 30 years. With a resume that includes the development of state-of-the-science bedrock characterization techniques and implementation of an immense in situ treatment sediment treatment plan, Ernest has had a hand in several of CDM Smith’s most important environmental projects. Through his involvement in organizations like the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, Ernest has helped spread the word about innovative environmental technologies that reduce compliance costs and maximize cleanup efficacy.
How might clients describe you? As a good communicator and collaborator with a depth of knowledge and experience.
What inspires you? Our core values—shared commitment, teamwork, excellence, initiative and integrity. They really form the foundation for a great work place. Doing work that really makes a difference and working with truly good people makes the work very rewarding.
What is the best part of your work day? When I can share some of my experience and expertise with our junior staff.
What’s something that you enjoy doing on your day off? Being outdoors: skiing, sailing, mountain biking and hiking.
As a team, we share our commitment to excellence. The people I work with exhibit initiative and integrity every day.
Ernest is a Board Certified Environmental Scientist with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).