Laura Malone - Waste Programs Division Director
Laura Malone has directed ADEQ’s Waste Programs Division since October 2012. The division oversees cleanup at state and federal Superfund sites, permits and inspects hazardous and solid waste activities and facilities, and promotes waste reduction through pollution prevention and recycling. It also facilitates expedited remediation and property reuse through the state’s Voluntary Remediation and Brownfields programs.
Malone began her career at ADEQ in 1988, working in inspections and compliance and as a hydrologist in both the Waste Programs Division and Water Quality Division for 16 years. She held several management positions, including supervising the Hazardous Waste Inspections and Compliance Unit.
In 2004, Malone left ADEQ and joined LFR Environmental Consultants (now Arcadis) in Scottsdale as Senior Project Scientist. In this role, she worked on soil and groundwater remediation sites and helped establish a multimedia compliance auditing practice.
In 2006, Malone became Environmental, Health and Safety Manager with Goodrich (now UTC Aerospace Systems). There, she was responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance with air, water and waste programs and managing the occupational safety and health program for the plant. Malone has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Grand Canyon University.