"“Time and time again, JTA has successfully moved my projects through legislative hurdles and a myriad of permits at various levels of government. By using their high level contacts and integrating their experience and expertise into my team planning, I avoided substantial cost and time delays.”"

- Ernest Kaufmann
Waste Management and Bioenergy Executive


F. Allen Barnes served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 office in Atlanta. While at EPA, he worked with senior management and staff on compliance, permitting, enforcement and policy matters related to air and water pollution, and solid and hazardous waste management.

Allen also was a prosecutor in the Florida State Attorney’s Office, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Pensacola, Florida, and a lawyer/mediator in private practice.

He was appointed Director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in October of 2009 and served in that position until December 2011.  Before his appointment as Director of EPD, Allen was a partner in King & Spalding’s environmental practice.

Allen earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida.  He and his family live in Peachtree City.

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