Our Leadership Team

Albert G. Edwards — Managing Director

In 1995, Al Edwards established Corporate Environmental Risk Management (CERM) to apply his broad-based engineering and program management prowess to complex challenges.  He holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology, an M.B.A. in Technology Management, and has hands-on experience in environmental and engineering due diligence, infrastructure and transportation planning, and varied economic development and capital projects initiatives. As the Managing Director of CERM, Al works closely with clients to direct meaningful outcomes for multi-million dollar initiatives, from planning to ongoing program management through construction support and commissioning. He brings considerable expertise and leadership-level experience to set the overall corporate vision and customer-centric culture through the CERM Program Management Model.

“We collaborate with our clients on varying initiatives to deliver sustainable outcomes; we set safety as a priority on every project like our work on the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport expansion. We are especially proud of our ongoing Economic Development Partnerships. After 3,000+ projects since 1995, we have a track record and understanding of industry best practices that translates into a client commitment – our skilled people combined with our project management process delivers results that meet and exceed our clients’ needs.”

Diometra Aldridge — Director, Corporate Management & Strategic Initiatives

Diometra Aldridge has over 20 years of combined Administrative Management & Human Resource Development experience, with an emphasis over the last 10 years in the area of Civil Design Engineering. As a member of the Executive Management team she has the responsibility of directing all administrative functions in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies, as appropriate and working to meet organizational goals through alignment of organizational structure and development of human capital. In addition, she provides direction and has accountability for the successful implementation of strategic planning related processes, practices and outcomes in order to maximize achievement of CERM’s short and long-term business goals. In her role, she is responsible for working with each business group to develop and facilitate avenues to effectively partner strategic initiatives with all operational departments to ensure strong and effective continuous improvement practices are implemented throughout the organization. Mrs. Aldridge holds a BA in Business Management from Georgia State University and a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Management from Troy University. She is also PHR certified.

Cliff Lambert — Interim Operations Director

Mr. Lambert is a result -driven professional with over 40 years of business leadership and executive management experience in multiple disciplines in small organizations to Fortune 500 corporations. He has been on the Board of Directors, the Managing Principal and Program Director for major A/E and construction operations with the responsibility for providing leadership, exceptional value, operational efficiency, outstanding team performance and client satisfaction through relationship building and exceeding client expectations. He is performance driven and has a proven track record of leading the procurement and operational management of A/E Design, CEI, Disaster Recovery, vertical, subsurface, civil infrastructure and water/wastewater projects valued at over $30 billion. He is on CERM’s Management Committee and responsible for the management, growth, and success of the Mobile Office and the Gulf South Region through strategic client relationships, quality service, and sustainable operational performance.

Jerri Sumlin — Manager, Client Services

Jerri Sumlin serves as CERM's Manager of Client Services. In this role, her primary objective is to identify, evaluate and strategically pursue priority business opportunities while providing marketing guidance and implementation. Mrs. Sumlin has twenty years of overall sales experience and ten years business development experience in the construction industry. Jerri received her B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Georgia and earned her M.B.A. degree in Marketing from Kennesaw State University.

Kenneth Fluker, PE — Principal Engineer/Engineering Group Manager

Kenneth Fluker, PE serves as the Principal Engineer and Manager of CERM's Engineering group and has more than 25 years of progressive experience in geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, engineering inspections and construction materials testing quality assurance and control. His field of expertise consists of design of shallow/deep foundations, sheet pile walls, retaining walls, stable slopes and pavements. Mr. Fluker has managed a variety of project categories including single-family and multi-family structures, large retail facilities, heavy industrial facilities, commercial office/warehouse facilities, dock facilities, bridges, parking decks, truck and railroad facilities, levees and embankments, and pavements. He holds both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

Terrell Gibbs, Ph.D, PE — Environmental Group Manager

Terrell Gibbs serves as the Manager of CERM's Environmental group and has over 15 years of progressive and diverse experience which encompasses water resources, hazardous materials management and environmental programs.  Specific areas of expertise include water/sewer/stormwater infrastructure design, reservoir site yield analysis, utility operations and management, water and sewer master planning, watershed and source water assessments, and program and project management.  Dr. Gibbs has been responsible for organizational operation and performance improvement for bureaus of up to 400 employees.  Dr. Gibbs holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science from Alabama A&M University, a Master's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a Doctorate Degree in Applied Management and Decision Sciences/Engineering Management from Walden University.  He is also a registered professional engineer in the States of Georgia and Alabama.

W. Junior Tunnell — Survey & Mapping Group Manager

Junior has over 32 years of experience in the land surveying field and has held a variety of positions including survey crew chief, project manager as well as survey and subsurface utility engineering (SUE) department manager. He has also managed a variety of projects including numerous roadway database projects, aerial mapping including Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and Low Altitude Mapping Photography (LAMP) projects, High Definition Systems (HDS) Digital Scanning projects, location surveys, Boundary Surveys, ALTA Surveys, Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys, geodetic control surveys, Construction Layout, sewer outfall reallocations, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mapping, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) inventories, and wetland mitigation surveys. 

A graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Junior, a self-motivated, results-focused professional, chose survey and mapping as his career path due to his love of physics, geometry and the great outdoors. 

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Richard Campbell — Program Management Group Manager

With over 25 years of experience in Project and Program Management, Richard has a passion for process improvement, driving revenue growth, and enabling change.  He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering, from the University of California, Davis, and his M.B.A. in Technology Management, from the University of Phoenix and has a specialty in project controls through data integration. Richard has worked in the construction, technology, petroleum, environmental, municipal infrastructure, transportation, and mining industries across the Middle East, Central Asia and North America (Western Canada and throughout the U.S.). 

As Group Manager of the Project and Program Managment Department, he will lead our team in community mitigation, public engagement, facility commissioning/decommissioning, operations, and maintenance,  program development & implementation, and contract administration services.