The AMA leadership team is comprised of experts that have decades of experience within industrial hygiene, environmental, and health & safety.
Todd M. Woerner, CSP, CHMM
Todd joined the AMA Team in 1995 and assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of AMA in 2009. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. He brings decades of business management experience to AMA as well as experience in hazardous materials management, safety and industrial hygiene. As the President and CEO of AMA, he is ultimately responsible for the overall operations of the company and the quality of service provided to AMA’s clients. In addition to providing strategic corporate direction, he is actively involved in business development, client maintenance as well as contributes to contracts involving hazardous materials management, and environmental, health and safety training. Todd has more than 25 years of experience in environmental, health and safety consulting and training services and is a retired officer from the Maryland Army National Guard.
Outside the office, Todd enjoys kayak fishing, reading (mostly novels) and traveling.
Gary L. Urban, CHMM
Vice President, Consulting
Gary has over 25 years of experience in hazardous materials investigations, abatement design and industrial hygiene. A Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Gary joined the AMA team in 1992. He has extensive environmental experience with asbestos, lead, PCBs, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, and indoor air quality assessments. He develops technical plans and specifications for hazardous materials management and designs abatement projects and provides litigation support and expert testimony for asbestos related cases. Gary’s responsibilities include direct client contact, project estimating, preparing technical reports, supervision and scheduling of industrial hygiene staff, and overseeing AMA’s quality control program for on-site phase contrast microscopy (PCM) analysis. Gary has managed multi-dimensional projects ranging from national historic buildings, to occupied healthcare facilities, to secure government facilities. Working primarily with the building owner or owner’s representative, Gary designs practical approaches while ensuring regulatory requirements are met.
Outside the office, Gary is an avid fisherman and you may want to excuse yourself from any Texas Hold ‘em poker table where he may be seated.
E. Rush Barnett, CIH, CSP, HEM
Senior Vice President, Director of Training
Rush is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Healthcare Environmental Manager (HEM), with decades of comprehensive occupational health, environmental management and general industry and construction safety experience. Rush joined the AMA team in 1992, and, as AMA’s Director of Training, is responsible for developing, directing and instructing training programs required for: asbestos, lead, mold, hazardous materials and the wide array of other EH&S training programs offered by AMA. Rush is an OSHA Outreach Instructor and travels across the U.S. and internationally delivering EH&S training. Drawing from his previous experience working for an international electronics company and a major defense manufacturer, Rush provides expertise in assessing, developing and implementing effective safety programs. His philosophy of “one size does not fit all” allows him to take a customized approach to developing safety programs tailored specifically to client site conditions and needs. Rush also provides litigation support and expert testimony for Lead-paint and health & safety related cases.
Outside the office, you can find Rush somewhere on a tennis court, except during hunting season.
Julia Kogan, CPA
Julia joined the AMA Team in November 2021 as a Controller. She has a Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Economics, and she is an active CPA. Julia brings over 20 years of financial management experience to AMA, an extensive knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting, debt collection as well as human resources and benefits management. In her position, she is ultimately responsible for the overall financial operations of the company and the timely completion of all required statements and schedules. Julia’s responsibilities are not limited to purely financial activities. She also plays an active role in hiring and other HR activities as well as evaluation of various options and proposals related to corporate benefits and retirement plans.
Prior to coming to AMA, Julia worked as a Controller for various local private and public companies.
In her free time, Julia enjoys playing tennis, going on long walks and hikes, and spending weekends at the beach.