Dr. Stephen Hamblen is President of Fairview Builders, LLC, an award- winning construction company based in South Carolina, and is the Environmental Engineering LNO for the Joint Organization for Industrial Hazard Management (JOIFF), an international consulting group based in Dublin, specializing in crisis management planning, leadership training and response. Additionally, in the private sector, Hamblen started three companies between 1988 and 2008, which remain operational.
During the BP Deepwater Horizon Incident, Dr. Hamblen was Deputy Director of Decontamination & Waste and was responsible for on-shore site selection, permitting, and decontamination facility design, construction, and operation. Afterward, he was internationally recognized for his work and was invited to become a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (M.ASCE), and his consulting work in the environmental crisis remediation sector continues on an as-needed basis.
Dr. Hamblen has co-founded three non-profit organizations and has served as Treasurer for each. The most recent start-up was the first coffee roasting company in Bangladesh, which goals were teaching job skills and creating a higher standard of living for both urban residents and for the rural coffee farmers. There are currently 115 employees in the 6 stores, 400 people employed in the farming of coffee, and 80,000 coffee trees planted as of June 2016. Also added last year was a wholesale coffee business with 100 customers, including Westin, Radisson, Krispy Kreme, Cold Stone Creamery, and Amari Hotel; a “coffee academy” that has educated 300 baristas, and a consulting service that helped 30 other coffee shops to open.
After previously serving FAS as an Advisor to the Earth Systems Program, Hamblen became a member of the FAS Board of Directors in 2012 and was elected as its Secretary/Treasurer in June 2015.