JM Sparkman is the manager of consulting services at Environmental Consultants, LLC. He directs an array of distribution and transmission consulting services at ECI designed to assist electric cooperatives, municipals, and investor-owned utilities with improving their vegetation management programs. He holds a B.S. in Forestry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His experience includes more than 32 years of utility vegetation management including research, contract and project management, budgeting, storm logistics and local VM operations.