Lauren Travis, Program Manager


Lauren Travis joined the division as a Sustainability Advisor in August 2009. Among other duties, she serves as representative to the agricultural industry Partners in the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia.  Lauren also assists the Division by with legislative and policy analysis and outreach.

Prior to joining the Division, Lauren served four years as a Policy Advisor for Governor Sonny Perdue. In that position, she advised the Governor on operational, budget, and policy direction for the State, and advanced the Governor’s legislative and policy agenda for energy, environment, transportation, technology and economic development. She has worked to create tax incentives to bolster the production of alternative fuels in Georgia, to increase agritourism opportunities for Georgia’s farmers, and to develop the state’s first Statewide Water Plan, the Governor’s Go Fish Georgia initiative, the Litter. It costs you. anti-litter program, and the Conserve Georgia campaign. In addition, she has led and participated in statewide and public-private initiatives to reduce traffic congestion, improve the delivery of public services to Georgians, permanently protect thousands of acres of land and increase Georgia’s recycling rate.

Lauren attended the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy.


Dan Loudermilk, Sustainable Systems Engineer


Dan Loudermilk joined the division in October 2006 as a pollution prevention engineer.  He has more than 25 years of Engineering and Environmental experience in a variety of industrial and commercial facilities including:

  • Petroleum exploration and transportation,
  • Kaolin mining and processing,
  • Poultry processing,
  • Textile manufacturing,
  • Aircraft maintenance,
  • Steel casting and manufacturing, and
  • Commercial and retail fueling facilities.

He has served these facilities primarily as an engineering consultant responsible for designing and overseeing the construction of a variety of projects related to petroleum storage and transportation, wastewater treatment, water collection and recycling, solid waste disposal, groundwater remediation, and hazardous waste handling.  This work was conducted primarily in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S., and the countries of Germany, The Netherlands, Mexico, Venezuela, and the North Sea.

Prior to joining the division, Dan worked for three years in the Watershed Protection Branch of the Environmental Protection Division performing reviews of wastewater facilities for the Engineering and Technical Support Program, and developing waste load allocations for the Watershed Protection and Monitoring Program.

Dan served as past President and State Director for the Atlanta Chapter of the National Society of Engineers, and also served on the Environmental Committee of the Georgia Mining Association. Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.


Mary Talukder, Sustainability Advisor


Mary Talukder joined the division as a pollution prevention advisor in 2006. She acts as a representative for carpet industry and non-profit organization Partners in the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia, providing Environmental Management Systems design and implementation assistance, and sustainability education. She also leads the program's incentives development efforts.

In her 10 years of environmental experience, Mary has worked for the state of California, the South Carolina Department of Environmental Health, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Her background includes experience in hazardous waste management, underground storage tank permitting, risk management plans, and vehicle emissions programs. More recently, she served as team lead for environmental management systems program incentives in the Texas Small Business and Local Government Assistance Division. She also has experience with pollution prevention related to EMS sites. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina.