Douglas R. Beal

Eastern Region Environmental Division Manager / PG / New York City

Background

Mr. Beal is a licensed professional geologist with about 40 years of experience in environmental consulting. He is a groundwater expert, primarily providing services to insurance carriers and law firms supporting the insurance industry.    

Formerly an “in-house” Senior Environmental Consultant at American International Group, Mr. Beal provided technical expertise supporting various AIG environmental claims departments. In general, his role was analyzing and quantifying risk on environmental claims across the U.S. and Canada.  These services included evaluating contaminant source and timing as well as, contaminant fate and transport, performing reasonable and necessary cost assessments, estimating remediation costs, supporting litigation and settlement negotiations, and evaluating oil & gas claims.

Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Beal was the Remediation Service Manager for BEM Systems, Inc., a national environmental consulting firm. He managed a team focused on remedial design and installation and remedial system operation and maintenance. These services were provided for private and military clients across the U.S. Also during his time at BEM, he developed a practice providing technical support to several national insurance carriers, which included loss control services for underwriting and expert litigation services for claims.  

Additionally, Mr. Beal has oil and gas exploration experience. This includes development of oil and gas drilling prospects in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins. His work in oil and gas included marketing to potential investors, well site geology, and well completions. He further applied this expertise while at AIG, assessing oil and gas legacy, “fracking”, well blowout, pipeline releases, and numerous well pad drilling and completion spill claims.

Education and Certifications

• Geology, B.A.: Thiel College 
• Environmental Studies, B.A.: Thiel College 
• Licensed Professional Geologist: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas