22 Oct

Joseph Tell

Principal, Executive Committee Chair

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Joseph TellAreas of Expertise: EHS management systems design, development, and implementation; sustainability program strategy and development; EHS information management systems design, development, and implementation; management team training; cross-functional team development, facilitation, and training; EHS management system auditing; multi-media environmental compliance

Education/Certifications: B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University

Joseph combines over 20 years of EHS technical expertise, management strategy, and information technology experience to help large, diverse organizations solve their sustainability and EHS management challenges.

In addition to his commercial/industrial clients, Joe has extensive experience working with the federal government. He is intimately familiar with federal sustainability and EHS programs/ requirements and has provided extensive support to various federal agencies throughout his career, including Department of the Interior (DOI); National Institutes of Health (NIH); U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); U.S. Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve; U.S. Air Force; and U.S. Navy. He has NIH, DOI, and USAID security clearances.

Some of Joe’s government contract highlights include the following:

  • Developing and implementing a compliance program audit and compliance audit software tool for the U.S. Geological Survey under a five-year contract
  • Leading the project team providing environmental compliance support services to the USAID Bureau for Global Health
  • Providing EMS and sustainability program support, including environmental compliance program management support and compliance auditing services to DOI’s Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education

Prior to becoming a Principal with Kestrel Tellevate LLC, Joe founded Tellevate LLC in 2011 as an EHS management consulting firm focused on providing EHS and sustainability program development, information management support, auditing and assessment services, and compliance support for commercial and government clients. He was instrumental in the merger of Tellevate LLC with Kestrel Management LLC to form Kestrel Tellevate LLC.

Previously, Joe was a Partner with a technology-focused management consulting firm, where he provided strategic EHS information management consulting and project planning services for clients in a wide range of industry and government sectors. He also served as an engineer for an environmental services company, where he executed projects related to EHS compliance, environmental management systems, auditing, engineering design, and property due diligence.

Joe has also been a frequent speaker and trainer in the environmental management and compliance field.