Steve Gardner, P.E., SME-RM

Vice President, Special Projects | Principal

Steve has worked in the Appalachian region for more than 40 years, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. He has experience and expertise in natural resources, energy, mining, environmental issues, hydrology, land reclamation and redevelopment, sensitive land use issues, and industrial heritage projects. Steve served as the 2015 President of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), the largest professional group in the mining sector.

Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Utah, and he is a registered member of SME. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Master’s degree in Mining Engineering with an Environmental Systems Certification, both from the University of Kentucky. In 2011, he was inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Engineering Hall of Distinction. He has served on advisory boards for the University of Kentucky Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, the Mining Engineering Foundation, and the Kentucky Geological Survey. He also served on the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors for eight years.