Barry Fagan named Int’l Erosion Control Association 2012 ‘Presenter of the Year’

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is recognizing Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, CPESC, with the 2012 Presenter of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. This award recognizes an outstanding presenter who demonstrates excellence in presentation skills, educational delivery and content preparation. The winner is determined through the review of presenter evaluations received at IECA’s annual conference and expo.

Fagan was awarded with the Presenter of the Year Award for his course Environmental Leadership – Active or Passive Treatment at Environmental Connection 2012 in Las Vegas.

Fagan leads the environmental program of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) as ALDOT’s Environmental Program Engineer. He serves as promoter, coordinator, communicator, educator and problem solver within and outside of ALDOT. He aims to spark innovation and promote a culture of continual improvement.

Fagan has more than 21 years of road and bridge construction experience, with nearly half of that being in areas related to environmental protection and regulatory compliance. Barry is licensed in Alabama as a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. He is an active member of the Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Program Steering Committee, the AASHTO Stormwater Community of Practice and Water Working Group of the Interfaith Environmental Initiative of Alabama. Barry also serves as the Alabama Area Representative for CPESC, Inc.

When asked about the award, Fagan said: “The message presented during the workshop was that we have an obligation to lead from wherever we might be sitting. There is no one more knowledgeable, more passionate or more obvious to lead in our particular area of responsibility than we stormwater professionals.

“IECA provides valuable leadership at an international level; our leadership is needed at the project and team level, regardless of our working title,” Fagan continued. “Preparing and presenting this workshop at EC12 gave me the opportunity to grow personally and to convey the priorities of our state and of ALDOT.  The opportunity was a blessing and this recognition is an absolute honor.”

IECA will release information on the 2012 Awards of Environmental Excellence, including how to nominate yourself or a colleague, later this summer. For a complete listing of 2011 winners, please visit