Wallace E. Stickney
Wallace E. Stickney, P. E. holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from New England College, a Masters in Engineering from Northeastern University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (retired) in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. After three years as a Physics and Engineering Mechanics Instructor at Boston’s Wentworth Institute, he entered government service and has held operations and management positions at many levels of government over a 30-year career. His public service includes Town Engineer, Regional Planning Commissioner, Staff Environmental Engineer and Environmental and Economic Office Director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Special Assistant for Environment to the Governor of New Hampshire, the first Commissioner of the newly organized New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and National Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the George H. W. Bush administration. As a student, he helped form and was President of the University of New Hampshire Flying Club and subsequently held an active Private Pilot Certificate for a number of years. As the first Commissioner of the NH DOT he directed the consolidation of all of New Hampshire’s transportation-related activities, including the Aeronautics Commission, into a comprehensive transportation organization. During his tenure at FEMA he signed the first integrated Federal Emergency Response Plan and directed response and recovery activities for scores of major disasters including severe floods and hurricanes. He also lead the US delegation to NATO’s Senior Emergency Planning Committee and directed the conversion of extensive resources once reserved exclusively for national defense missions into productive use for all sorts of disasters, natural and man-made. Since leaving Washington and the Federal Service in 1993, he has served as Chairman and is now a Senior Associate of Municipal Resources, Inc, a firm engaged in providing a broad range of services to municipal governments. In that role he has directed management studies of many public safety, planning and economic development, and public works organizations as well as holding positions of Interim Fire Chief of Hudson NH, Interim Public Works Director of the City of Lebanon, NH and, most recently, as Interim Director of Lebanon’s Airport from June of 2005 to November of 2005. This work included oversight of operations, coordination with consultants and contractors, organizing records for several past and ongoing AIP projects, and extensive interaction with Federal Aviation Administration Regional Safety, Instrumentation and Construction officials and the local Airport Advisory Committee.