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Symposium Speakers

Brad Eaby

Mr. Eaby is a Delaware Deputy Attorney General representing the Department of Transportation in condemnation cases and other litigation. Prior to his employment with the Department of Justice in 2016, he was in private practice for 26 years in Dover, Delaware. First, with Barros, McNamara, Scanlon, Malkiewicz & Taylor, P.A. and then with The Eaby Firm, LLC. For the most part, Mr. Eaby concentrated in civil litigation, land use and consumer bankruptcy.


During those 26 years, for a decade, he also served as a Kent County Levy Court Commissioner. Mr. Eaby served as the Vice President of the County Council and the Chair of the Finance Department. In his capacity as a Levy Court Commissioner, Mr. Eaby served on the Dover/Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization (“MPO”) for 10 years, rotating as either Council President or Vice President. It was during Mr. Eaby’s time on the Levy Court and the MPO that his appreciation for infrastructure and government grew. The opportunity to help provide water, wastewater treatment, EMS, rec-centers, parks, trails, libraries, and roads was immensely satisfying. Mr. Eaby has often bored his family with such mundane discussions during dinnertime. Luckily, Mr. Eaby can continue working in the world of infrastructure by assisting DelDOT in delivering, trails, roads, and bridges to Delaware citizens. Equally as satisfying, is the ability to practice law and litigate these matters. Mr. Eaby is married to his wonderful wife, Julie, and they are blessed with three awesome children. Julies is an elementary school teacher at Booker T. Washington, Dover. She pours her heart and soul into teaching her students. In February 2020 she was chosen by her peers as the BTW Teacher of the Year.

In their spare time, the Eaby’s like to hang out in Fenwick Island and go crabbing, paddle boarding, beaching, mini-golfing and playing board games. Mr. Eaby also enjoys surfing and will sneak out in the early morning if there is a good swell.

Louis LaSorte

Louis LaSorte:  Louis is a Planner for the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control-Remediation Section (DNREC-RS).  Louis attended the University of Delaware and has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental industry. He began working at DNREC in 2004 as an Analytical Chemist with the Environmental Lab Section.  Louis’ current responsibilities with the Remediation Section include performing post remedial site inspections and conducting monitoring of environmentally impacted sites that have undergone investigation and remediation efforts, under the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA).  Inspections and monitoring are necessary, since these sites have contaminants remaining that restricts or limits their use.  These sites are placed in the Long-Term Stewardship Program (LTS) which is required under HSCA and Lou’s performance of the above-mentioned inspections, ensures that current and future site users are protected from exposure to any remaining onsite contaminants, and to maintain the remedy as prescribed by the DNREC.


Steve Peterson, P. G. 

Stephen (Steve) Peterson works as a Hydrologist IV with the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances' Remediation Section. He has been with the Division for five years. Steve earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Geology from Temple University, where he is an Adjunct Professor and continues to teach classes at night. He holds Professional Geologist licenses in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. Before joining the State of Delaware, Steve spent five years working for a private engineering consulting business, providing environmental and geotechnical investigations from Massachusetts to South Carolina. Steve also co-hosts The Geology Flannelcast, a popular geology podcast with a global audience.

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Steve Keyser

Steven is a Board member of Miss Utility of Delmarva. A native Delawarean, Steven graduated from Caesar Rodney Senior High School in 1990. As the grandson of auto mechanic and son of an aeronautical mechanic; Steven learned the importance of hard work and safety procedures.

2005-2012  Master Locator for Utiliquest, a contract locating company
2012-2013  Locator for Chesapeake Utilities
2013-2021  Supervisor of Line Locating for Chesapeake Utilities, Natural Gas Distribution company in DE and ESMD.
2021-Present Utility locator for Delmarva Power
2013-present Board member of Miss Utility of Delmarva (VP for 3 of those years).

In his free time Steven enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, spending time with friends and repairing computers. As a board member, Steve provides training on Miss Utility Law as well as education on safety.


Delmarva Power

Delmarva Lineman will conduct an Electric and Gas safety presentation. Their responsibilities include safe installation, construction and maintenance of electric utility infrastructure for Delmarva Power.  They are also responsible for safely restoring electric services as a result of storms and emergency situations which result in loss of power for residents and businesses in the New Castle County area.

Delmarva Power works each day to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy service for its more than 140,000 natural gas customers. The company inspects and maintains more than 3,700 miles of natural gas distribution and service lines and is an industry leader in responding to reports of natural gas odors. Delmarva Power’s Gas department is comprised of many different areas including Gas Field Services. The primary role of the Gas Field Service team is to function as first responders to gas system emergencies in Delmarva Power’s gas service territory. Servicepersons in the Gas Field Service department are the first responders to gas system emergencies, such as inside and outside leaks, gas odor calls, hit lines, fires and all other types of gas system emergencies. Construction and maintenance personnel install and maintain the gas system, which is comprised of steel, cast iron and polyethene plastic main, in addition to lines feeding homes. To find out more about Delmarva Power’s natural gas operations, please visit

Genevieve Haller, Project Manager

Genevieve Haller has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering with a focus on transportation and site design. In the consultant world she managed DOT, municipal and commercial/residential development projects. At DelDOT, Genevieve is a Project Manager for Right of Way (ROW) Engineering for Kent and Sussex County projects. She contributed to the ROW Engineering Manual and participated in developing state legislation. Genevieve is the founding chair for AASHTO’s Technical Council on ROW Engineering, and is spearheading the development of national research projects that will lead to new ROW Engineering content for AASHTO’s . This publication provides design guidance for all Departments of Transportation in the United States.


Ross A. Green, Esq., SR/WA

Ross Greene, SR/WA, is a shareholder with the law firm of Pender & Coward, P.C. Ross focuses his practice in the areas of eminent domain, real estate, wills, trusts, estates, and business matters. He is rated AV (“Preeminent”) by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, and he has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, Virginia’s Legal Elite, and Coastal Virginia’s Top lawyers. In his right-of-way practice, Ross represents exclusively condemning entities, including state government agencies, authorities, municipalities, and utilities, including but not limited to regarding negotiations, closings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and the federal and state relocation acts. Ross is a former President of IRWA Chapter 52 (Old Dominion) and current Chair of IRWA Region 4. Along with Pender & Coward’s CEO Dave Arnold, Ross maintains a blog on right-of-way matters at

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Mark C. Parker, P.E.

Mark Parker is a Senior Engineer at Eastern Shore Natural Gas, the natural gas transmission business unit of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CUC).  Mark graduated from the University of Delaware as a Civil Engineer and has over 25-years of experience in civil engineering, land development and utility engineering.  He has held positions with the Delaware Department of Transportation, private consulting firms and now with CUC/Eastern Shore.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware and Maryland.


Mark is accountable for the engineering, permitting, right-of-way coordination and plan development for major installation projects.  These projects include new transmission pipeline projects, interconnects, compressor stations, meter & regulator stations and other ancillary installations and relocations.  His responsibilities and involvement require his coordination with internal partners on the operations, construction and integrity side of the business.  He must also coordinate closely with local officials, state agencies, federal agencies and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).


The Parker family lives in Middletown and enjoys their time together in Rehoboth Beach, skiing in Western Maryland or you can catch them on their boat in the Sassafras River.  His youngest son is a high school soccer and lacrosse goalie and the older is a college lacrosse player as well.  He and his wife are celebrating 25-years of marriage in May.

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