Jay served the public for over 35 years as a (retired) military officer with the Navy and in civil service with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He served 15 years as a charter member of the EPA’s leadership cadre in transforming EPA’s land and waste program’s “Road Ahead” principles through promoting efforts to manage materials and products on a life-cycle basis, building capacity and integrating materials management approaches, and accelerating the broad, ongoing public dialogue on sustainable materials management as both EPA’s Regional (Southeast) program manager and as a national advisor and expert.

He also served as a regional advisor, including supporting EPA’s Office of Policy in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to maximize the Agency’s commitment to work with our partners to achieve meaningful outcomes on priority issues in disproportionately underserved and vulnerable communities through systematic means to achieve EPA’s mission through community-driven and based work. He currently serves on several boards for several “sustainability-based” local, state, and national non-profits and coalitions.

He has been active in engaging and advancing K12 initiatives, green school programs, and curriculum needed to develop critical skills as a foundation for clean sustainable community and circular economy development and clean energy transition as part of the green economy. He also was an advisor in developing and implementing strategies to maximize the Agency’s commitment to achieving meaningful outcomes through what is now known as EPA’s community works framework and principles.