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Brian R. Golob, M.S., CHMM, R.E.H.S.

Sr. Environmentalist

Hennepin County HSPHD

Hopkins, MN 55343


Brian works for Hennepin County's Human Services and Public Health Department in the Public Health Protection Division.  He is a Sr. Environmentalist who has devoted the past several years to environmental health emergency preparedness issues. 


His past work experience reflects the public and private sectors.  His public sector experience reflects working at the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council, the City of St. Paul, and at the Ramsey County Public Health Dept.  His extensive private sector experience includes working at two environmental engineering consulting firms that specialized in solid and hazardous management.  Also, he was the Corporate Environmental Health & Safety Manager at Recyclights, Inc., a mercury reclamation firm in the Twin Cities, and had a similar role at a small circuit board manufacturer also located in the Twin Cities.


His work experience reflects solid waste management planning and project implementation, hazardous waste management compliance and permitting, OSHA and DOT compliance, employee training, environmental auditing, strategic planning, sales support and technical sales.  He has published eight trade journal articles and two technical proceedings.  He has spoken at more than 50 conferences addressing different topics, all of which were related to the broad field of environmental health.


Brian graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences with a B.S. degree in Biology, and earned a M.S. degree in Environmental Health from the Graduate School at the University.  He is a qualified legal expert in solid waste management in Minnesota.  Brian is a Certified Hazardous Material Manager and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.


Leadership Development Opportunities

During my participation with EPHLI, I tried to focus on the journey, not the destination.  It has been a great year of personal and professional growth, self-reflection and discovery.  I learned a great deal about myself after reading over and thinking about the results from the Myers-Briggs Report, the Skillscope Feedback Report, and my Change Style Indicator.  I am grateful that we were assigned mentors and had the chance to work with a personal coach. I enjoyed the curriculum and perhaps, most importantly, the opportunity to meet and get to know other environmental health professionals across the country.