Gwendolyn Hooten, Team Leader, Environment Team 2

Ms. Hooten is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)/ Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)/ Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) supervisor for LM. Prior to this position, she served as a site manager, responsible for a number of LM sites, including Fernald, Mound, and Piqua, Ohio, sites; the Site A/Plot M, Illinois, Decommissioned Reactor Site; and a number of FUSRAP sites. She joined LM in May 2011. Working previously as a remedial action project manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hooten directed environmental programs under CERCLA and RCRA, from site investigations to deletion from the National Priorities List.  Ms. Hooten was awarded the Bronze Medal and recognized as the Superfund Team of the Year during her tenure with EPA and was an original member of the EPA Remedy Review Board.  

Hooten served as a civilian engineer for the Buckley Air National Guard Base Design and Engineering (Base Engineering) and was responsible for the support, planning, and execution of the Colorado Air National Guard mission to maintain an aircraft combat readiness posture.  She was instrumental in the planning and implementation of the transition from A-7 to F-16 aircraft, earning national recognition from Major General Charles M. Kiefner, President of the National Guard Association of the United States, with the Colorado Meritorious Service Medal.

Hooten served as a Citizen Soldier in the U.S. Air Force (National Guard) as a civil engineering officer with responsibilities pertaining to records, environmental aspects, and design for the 240th Civil Engineering Squadron, and security and training for the 140th Civil Engineering Squadron.  Hooten holds a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University, and has completed course work at the University of Minnesota and Abilene Christian University.