PPM Consultants is excited to announce the addition of Zia Tammami, who joins the team as senior project director in PPM’s Baton Rouge office. Tammami’s project management efforts benefit from his experience consulting on environmental projects in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama and knowledge gained through academic pursuits.
Tammami’s management and technical experience includes various phases of facility permitting, environmental site assessment, hazardous and solid waste management and project planning. Tammami has managed the evaluation of a wide range of groundwater investigation projects in the Gulf Coast region, including groundwater contamination assessments for 20 major chemical plants and refineries. Tammami was formerly a managing partner of Belle Terre Consultants, LLC.
Principal Tim Powers said, “I am excited to have Zia on our Baton Rouge team. Zia brings over three decades of environmental consulting experience, especially in solid waste permitting, which complements the services PPM offers throughout our organization.”
Tammami said, “The biggest challenge that private businesses and industries are facing is how to comply with strict environmental regulations, and at the same time, be profitable and compete in their market segments.” Tammami expressed that one of the reasons he chose to join the PPM team was the firm’s collective ability to provide solutions for these challenges and minimize private sector clients’ risk exposure.
Tammami holds a Bachelor of Science in geology with a concentration in groundwater studies as well as a Bachelor of Science in international economics from Louisiana State University. He is also a registered professional geologist in the state of Louisiana.
Tammami studied under Dr. Paul Jones, an expert on the Chicot Aquifer in Southwest Louisiana, while taking graduate courses in coastal geology. During his time at LSU, Tammami spent two years working with the Department of Energy, and conducted a research project titled “Feasibility Study of Disposal of Low Radioactive Waste under North Louisiana Salt Domes.”