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Steve M. Hays

Steve HaysSteve M. Hays, PE, CIH, FACEC, FAIHA, is partner and chairman of the Board of Gobbell Hays Partners Inc. (GHP), where he is the driving force behind the company's leadership in dealing with hazards in the built environment.

Hays was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Building Sciences, where he served for 17 years. Recently, he accepted the 2012 Mortimer M. Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute. Hays has co-authored two books and numerous features in trade and professional publications on various environmental issues.

Hays graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He became a Tennessee-registered professional engineer in 1978 and is also registered in eight other states and Ireland. In 1999, he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and in 2010, inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Industrial Hygienists Association.