The Team

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LHC is a woman-owned, small business based in Tallahassee, Florida. Lampl Herbert Consultants, Inc. works with clients and communities to develop strategies and solutions for natural resources. Our clients include private companies; local, state, and federal governments, and non-profit organizations.

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Linda L. Lampl, PhD
Linda L. Lampl, PhD
President/CEO

Lampl, co-founder of Lampl Herbert Consultants, serves as President / CEO. Lampl manages all LHC activities, client projects, and provides consulting services related to public policy, regulatory matters, and communication. Lampl holds graduate degrees in cultural anthropology and strategic public relations from Florida State University (FSU) and George Washington University, respectively, and a doctorate in communication research from FSU. Lampl contributes to FSU courses related to geologic hazards and petroleum geology, providing lectures related to stakeholder issues and community engagement.

Lampl’s current interests include individual and social resiliency in rapidly changing times; the supply chain for every day, must-have items; life cycle – cradle to grave – for all products, and threats to food production.

Thomas A. Herbert, PhD, P.G.
Thomas A. Herbert, PhD, P.G.
Vice President – Natural Resource Development
Tom is co-founder of Lampl Herbert Consultants, serves as Vice-President for Natural Resource Development. Herbert brings 53 years of experience in geoscience matters and provides consulting services in geology, resource development, and legislative/regulatory topics.
Gregory M. Hitz, P.G.
Gregory M. Hitz, P.G.
Vice President - Geology and Environment

Gregory Hitz is a Vice President with Lampl Herbert Consultants. He works as a professional geologist and manages natural resource projects with a focus on geologic and environmental topics. Over his career, Gregory has presented complex science and technical issues to private clients, public officials and citizen audiences.

Hitz holds an undergraduate degree in Geological Sciences from Cleveland State University, a graduate degree in Environmental Sciences from Florida A&M University, and a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University. He is currently completing a doctoral degree in Environmental Science from Florida A&M University. Dissertation research focused on metagenomic analysis of microbial communities following exposure to crude oils across northern Gulf of Mexico estuary ecosystems. Hitz provides guest lectures on various environmental topics at The School of the Environment at Florida A&M University and serves as Courtesy Faculty in the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University, contributing to courses on assessment of geologic hazards and petroleum geology.

Hitz’ person interests currently include dark sky photography, on-road and off-road motorcycles, and long-term performance of US-based equity markets.

Scott Davis
Scott Davis
Environmental Scientist

Scott A. Davis is an environmental scientist with Lampl Herbert Consultants. Davis holds B.S. degrees in Environmental Studies, Geography, and Philosophy from Florida State University (FSU). His experience includes development of wildlife and habitat management plans; review and comment on federal/state/local plans and documents; permit compliance inspections; mapping, and land records research. Davis is an authorized gopher tortoise agent by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to survey, trap, mark, transport, and relocate gopher tortoises.

Davis is widely known as a public speaker, providing lectures about monarch butterfly habitat, pollinators in roadside areas, and best practices for work in areas populated by imperiled plant species. He has served as an officer on the Florida Native Plant Society, Florida Wild Mammal Association, and Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park.

Bobo
Bobo
Office Canine & Exercise Coordinator
Bobo, Chesapeake Bay Retriever (CBR), serves as LHC’s Exercise Coordinator. Bobo urges teammates to take breaks and get outdoor exercise on a regular basis. Bobo’s work at LHC began May 2019; he stands as the ninth CBR in residence at LHC since 1981.

Bo’s current interests include retrieval of tennis balls. Bo supports his alma mater, Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue.

Barbara French, Ph.D.
Barbara French, Ph.D.
Associate Consultant
Barbara French, Ph.D. is an associate consultant with Lampl Herbert Consultants. She has over 30 years of consulting experience in strategic planning, governance restructuring, and organization development. Barbara has worked extensively in the public (federal, state, and local) and nonprofit sectors, and served as the Chief of Strategic Planning for the Florida Judicial Branch for seven years. As an adjunct professor, she teaches and designs courses in leadership and research methods. She holds masters’ degrees in psychology and public administration, and a doctorate in public administration. Her personal interests include yoga, experimenting with different cuisines, bulldogs, and lifelong learning.
Richard E. Givens, CPA
Richard E. Givens, CPA
Associate Consultant

Richard E. Givens, CPA, serves as an associate consultant with Lampl Herbert Consultants. Givens is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Governmental Financial Manager. He holds more than 40 years of experience in government and nonprofit accounting, program auditing, and contract compliance. Givens served as Vice President, Audit and Compliance, and as Senior Associate Controller at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) from 2011 to 2018. He held multiple positions, including Audit Coordinator, with the Florida Auditor General between 1989 and 2011. Givens has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting.