W. Thomas Chaney, AB, MA, Assistant Vice President/Managing Officer, GAI Consultants

After taking early retirement from Duke Energy in 2006, Mr. Chaney founded and manages the GAI offices in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. He has grown the operation from only himself working from his home to approximately sixty employees working from two offices in a four year period. In this process, he was instrumental in the acquisition of BBS Engineering (a mechanical engineering consulting firm) and JMP Associates (an electrical consulting engineering firm) to become part of the GAI Ohio and Kentucky operation.

GAI is involved domestically and internationally in the energy practice. The Cincinnati Office does design work in developing several nuclear plants in China and is assisting the Royal Fire College in Qatar develop controls for its new training facility.

Mr. Chaney specializes in managing large facility licensing projects that involve power plants, gas and electric transmission lines, roads, airports, wastewater treatment plants, and large earthen structures. He provided this service for CG&E, Cinergy, and Duke Energy for 25 years. He is a certified mediator and holds a license as a Program Leader for Kepner-Tregoe rational process. In addition to his experience with the electric utility, GAI Consultants is the fifth consulting firm that Mr. Chaney has worked for.

He holds AB and MA degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. He has resided in Union/Boone County Kentucky for the past thirty one years with his wife Patsy, a retired special education teacher.


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