Michael RussoSenior Vice President of Operations

Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental field. He is responsible for the direction and growth of the firm’s Environmental and Engineering Divisions and for all aspects of operations for the Cranbury and Egg Harbor locations. Mike also represents Whitman as Program Manager for all Unregulated Heating Oil Tank (UHOT) projects, which require insurance claim investigation, site assessment, site remediation, oversight and reporting. Mike has also represented Whitman as the Project and Program Manager for New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) projects. His vast experience over the years includes permit writing for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), compliance management, due diligence and construction management.

Mike holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. He is also a NJDEP Certified Underground Storage Tank Closure and Subsurface Evaluator.

Mike is Bruce Springsteen’s all-time #1 fan. He finally achieved a major bucket list item by getting his picture with Bruce at a book signing in Freehold, NJ. Despite living in New Jersey his whole life, Mike is also a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. When not at work, he enjoys playing basketball, tennis, golf and the guitar.