President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan F. Staley, Ph.D., P.E.
919.861.6876 ext. 102
Director, Development and Communications
919.861.6876 ext. 103
919.861.6876 ext. 104
919.861.6876 ext. 105
Jane M. Casteline
A Tribute to Michael J. Cagney
EREF President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Cagney retired on December 31, 2010. Michael was with the foundation for more than 14 years and through his unwavering enthusiasm and his fundraising talent, he made the EREF what it is today.
In particular, Michael established the EREF Equipment Auction and Golf Tournament as “must-attend” industry events. Under his leadership, the EREF Board of Directors also created five scholarship funds, and in doing so helped pay the way for more than 30 scholars to reach their goals and contribute to the future of our industry at the same time. One of those past scholars is Bryan Staley, Ph.D., P.E., whom Michael brought to the EREF as Vice President of Environmental Research in 2008. Since that date, Bryan has streamlined the process of approving research funding for the foundation, which has helped increase the amount of research we are doing today. It is a fitting tribute to Michael that Bryan will be taking over as EREF’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Michael plans to spend more time in the future with his two young grandsons Carter and Gavin (and of course his dog Molly), play more golf and enjoy spending time with friends on his boat “Talkin’ Trash.”
Michael is a true friend to this industry that he so enjoys. We thank him for his invaluable service and will miss him a great deal.