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Director of Government and Environmental Affairs

Jeff Stollenwerk

Director of Government and Environmental Affairs
jstollenwerk@duluthport.com

Jeff Stollenwerk joined the Port Authority as Director of Government and Environmental Affairs on Jan. 16, 2019.  An experienced water quality professional, he brings nearly 30 years of environmental and legislative expertise to the position, including development and implementation of regulatory policy on navigational dredged material reuse and mitigating environmental risks from maritime vessel discharges. His professional experience includes managing water quality programs for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). He directed regulatory permitting, compliance and enforcement for pollution control programs for a diverse mix of industries. He also provided direction for negotiations on complex permitting projects and regulatory controls across multiple sectors, including water quality, solid waste, hazardous waste and petroleum storage. He developed strong, collaborative relationships with representatives at all levels of government—federal, tribal, state and local units—providing expert advice on a wide range of legislative initiatives. A leader in the Great Lakes Ballast Water Collaborative, Stollenwerk was the Governor’s appointee to the Great Ships Initiative Advisory Committee (now the Great Waters Research Collaborative Advisory Committee). He has degrees in chemistry and aquatic biology from Bemidji State University and is a longstanding officer/board member of the Brule River Sportsmen’s Club. He and his wife, Stefanie, live in Duluth.


 



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