Director Ex-Officio, Director of Department of Environmental Quality
Director Mike Rolband joined DEQ in January 2022. He founded Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc. in 1991, and grew his company into a multidisciplinary natural and cultural resources consulting firm with a staff of more than 200. Rolband is a P.E., PWD, PWS Emeritus and LEED AP. His firm constructed the first LEED Gold facility in Virginia and utilized multiple Low Impact Development practices for stormwater management in 2005. In 2017, Rolband was named a Professor of Practice by Cornell University, where he enjoyed teaching and mentoring engineering students through August 2020, and giving back to his alma mater, where he received his BS (Civil and Environmental Engineering), M. Eng, and MBA.