January, 2014 Luncheon
Speaker: Mr. John E. Skvarla
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Topic: Changes at NC DENR
Presentation: No Presentation
Summary: Mr. Skvarla is the Secretary of the NC Department of Natural Resources. He discussed the new changes at NC DENR and the impact of those changes to engineers across the state.
Mr. Skvarla came to DENR after a successful career in business. He most recently served as CEO for Restoration Systems, an environmental mitigation firm based in Raleigh that helps improve and restore wetlands and waterways. His past environmental experience also includes his work as chairman with Wilkinson Hi-Rise, a world leader in manufacturing new products such as waste management and automated recycling systems. Skvarla previously served as chief operating officer for The Aviation Group, Inc., a company that emerged as the world's largest all-cargo airline during his tenure. He also has been managing director of an investment banking office in Raleigh and owner of a Sandhills golf course community. An attorney, Skvarla in 1978 founded and served as senior partner to the Raleigh-based Skvarla, Wyrick, and Robbins law firm, where he specialized in corporate and tax matters, as well as public and private capital formations.