is President and CEO of HSA Engineers & Scientists, a 300+ employee Florida-based environmental and geotechnical firm. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Masters of Civil Engineering and a current Ph.D. Candidate for Chemical Engineering. His professional experience spans over 20 years serving local, state and federal government agencies as well as clients in the banking, chemical, manufacturing, mining, and commercial development and utilities industries. He is qualified in virtually all aspects of chemistry, contaminant release mechanisms and compliance, and environmental assessment and remediation, with specific expertise in fate and transport phenomena, including biological transformation and groundwater geochemical interactions, remedial design and cleanup strategies.

Nicholas is one of the primary authors of the ASTM E 1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments. He currently serves as the E50.02 Vice ChairASTM Committee on Environmental Assessment Standards, and was the technical committee Chairperson responsible for the ASTM E 1903-11 Phase II Standard. Since 1993 he has been retained by ASTM to teach the standards throughout the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Albergo has also served on both the ASTM and National Groundwater Association Brownfield's Task Groups and assisted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the development of the 40 CFR Part 312 Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries. He has spoken at 220 various events of academic, public interest, and corporate seminars, has chaired scientific conferences including a 17-pyear tenure for the Florida Remediation Conference, served on expert advisory boards, and has published over 180 articles for technical periodicals.

Mr. Albergo is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Professor within the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. He is American Academy of Environmental Engineers Diplomate, an ASTM Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Trainer and member of the Society of Military Engineers.