TechLaw Consultants is led by a Board of Directors that sets policies and oversees operations for the company and its subsidiaries. The company's managers have a broad range of leadership and business experience in the environmental industry.

Management Team

Brian Shutler

Brian Shutler, President and Chairman of the Board — Brian was named President of TechLaw Consultants in 2008 and Chairman of the Board in 2012, succeeding his father, company founder Norman D. Shutler. Brian has spent more than 20 years in the company with a variety of management roles, including Senior Vice President of Financial Management, Vice President of Operations, and Director of Management Information Systems. Before joining TechLaw, Brian served as a Project Manager and Systems Analyst in the Information Systems division of DuPont, and as a Staff Analyst for IBM Corp. He received an MBA from the University of Delaware and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Patricia Derocher

Patricia Derocher, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member — Tricia was named COO in 2015, with management responsibility for TechLaw and TLI Solutions. She has served as President of TechLaw, Inc., since 2006 and she is also President of the AlterEcho division. Tricia joined TechLaw in 1997 after holding management and associate positions at Kearney. She has spent more than 25 years in the professional environmental consulting industry, managing a wide range of technical environmental activities nationwide. Tricia studied graduate chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and earned a BS in Chemistry from Fordham University in New York City.

Judy Manley

Judy Manley, Director of Proposals and Contracting, and Board Member — Judy oversees of all of the company's current and former federal, state, local, and commercial contracts with multiple regulatory agencies and corporations. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with contract requirements, from proposal preparation through contract closeout, on hundreds of contracts and task orders. Judy holds a BS in Botany from George Washington University.

Cindy Somers, Vice President of Finance — Cindy oversees the Accounting Department and all corporate financial functions and reporting responsibilities for TechLaw Consultants—including all contractual finance requirements. She has more than 40 years of corporate finance and accounting experience, with particular expertise in federal government contracting. She holds a BS in Accounting from Strayer University.