Eugene (Gene) Jones, Executive Director, Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.
Gene Jones serves as Executive Director of the Southern Waste Information Exchange (SWIX), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has been operating since 1981 assisting businesses and municipalities with their waste management and remediation issues.
In addition, Gene is a serial entrepreneur and brings over 40 years of experience with waste management and recycling in senior executive level positions. Over the past 40 years, he has successfully founded, built and sold several businesses including Environmental Management & Consulting Services, Inc., Advanced Derived Fuels, LLC, Hazardous Substance and Waste Management Research, Inc., Environmental Industry Conference Management, LLC, FieldClean of Florida, LLC, Landcare Equipment Sales and Services, LLC. and his latest venture Florida Industrial Hemp Company, LLC.
Gene is based in Florida and specializes in building strategic relationships with waste recycling firms and brings a vast network of associations in the recycling sector from his work in organizing conferences such as;
• the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference & Trade Show,
• the Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show,
• the Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show,
• the New Life for Closed Gas Stations Conference and Exhibition,
• the International Symposium on the Redevelopment of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites,
• the National Conference on Waste Exchange and Resource Reuse,
• Florida Medical Cannabis Conference & Exhibition,
• Florida Industrial Hemp Conference & Exhibition,
• Cannabis in Sports Conference, and
• Florida Remediation Conference.
• Florida Agricultural Plastics Recycling Cooperative
• Florida BioFuels & BioEnergy Association, Inc.,
• Recycle Florida Today, Inc.,
• International Society of Technical & Environmental Professionals, Inc.,
• Florida Brownfields Association, Inc., and
• Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc.
Gene is a Martial Arts practitioner and has his 8th degree black belt in Shaolin GoJu and a 5th degree black belt in Nisei GoJu. Gene is also the Author of Instant Self-Esteem: Empowering Self-Confidence.
Gene is also the inventor of the Soap Bag Saver, which he designed for the reuse of leftover soap bars.
John J. McNally, P.E., Esq., Environmental Attorney, John J. McNally, P.A.
John J. McNally, has extensive experience in corporate environmental due diligence and in managing environmental risks. This experience includes working with environmental engineers and professionals in various areas to evaluate environmental conditions and requirements, addressing with regulatory agencies to resolve environmental problems and integrate in contract terms to enable completion of real property transactions, loans, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. In addition to property contamination issues and requirements, John J. McNally, P.A. also has experience in addressing other conditions such as mold, radon, vapor intrusion, and asbestos that require attention as part of performing due diligence evaluation.
Mr. McNally represents individual clients as well as multiple clients in larger complex multi-party litigation or corporate/real estate transactions, In either case, Mr. McNally works closely in coordinating the environmental consultants involved in addressing the evaluation and resolution of the environmental issues in the context of the financing, lease, purchase and development of real estate. He also assists in addressing these issues within leases purchase/sales transactions, along with any other environmental issues associated with the acquisition, development and operation of commercial facilities and properties.
Gary Rose, MGP Program Manager, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.
Mr. Rose has over 30 years’ experience in site remediation. For the past 20 years he has served as Sevenson's Program Manager for former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) projects. Mr. Rose received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Studies from State University College at Fredonia, NY. His project experience includes implementation of innovative and traditional construction methodologies on HTRW sites which required excavation and earthwork; steel sheeting and protective shoring systems; materials handling, processing and treatment; solidification and stabilization; sediment remediation; temporary and portable wastewater treatment; and containment systems construction.