In February Edward Winner became RPI’s newest employee. Ed was the Assistant Director for Kentucky’s Division of Waste Management. He started his employment with the Commonwealth in the Risk Assessment Branch in 2000. In 2007, he joined the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Section, becoming the supervisor and Federal Facilities Agreement Manager. He then became the manager for Kentucky’s Underground Storage Tank Branch in 2011 and continued until 2016. Edward came to state government from the University of Louisville, Lion’s Eye Research Center where he had been a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Winner has a B.A. from Tennessee Temple University and a B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Louisville.