Our Staff


Chad LaFontaine - Executive Director

Chad LaFontaine started his tenure with Metro 4/SESARM on September 1, 2020 and officially became the Executive Director on October 1, 2020.  Chad is a veteran air quality professional, having served for over 25 years with Mississippi's Department of Environmental Quality, the last three years as Chief of the Air Division. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University and holds various certifications including with the Mississippi Board of Professional Engineers.  Chad's duties include overall management of Metro 4/SESARM operations as well as communications, advocacy, and collaboration with member agencies and external partners.



Introducing New Staff

Metro 4 and SESARM are pleased to announce the employment of two new staff persons for whom more detailed information and expected duties will be provided soon.

  • Margaret Hassin - start date - February 1, 2021
  • Scott Hodges - start date - February 16, 2021


Continued Transition Support

John Hornback's transition support services, under a  contractual arrangement in place since October 1, 2020, will conclude soon, most likely on March 31, 2021.  These services include providing assistance to tax, audit, grant closeout, and report efforts, training, the VISTAS regional haze project, records archival, and various other transition needs..