Dallas Baker is Air Director and Chief of the Air Division with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. He is responsible for attainment of and compliance with U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards and management of state-wide programs that promote air quality and protection of Mississippi citizens’ well-being. Mr. Baker graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Mississippi. He earned an MBA from Mississippi College and is a Certified Public Manager. He serves on the Ole Miss School of Engineering Advisory Board as chair of the Geological Engineering Committee. Dallas is a licensed Professional Engineer and is board certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists. He currently is President of the Air & Waste Management Association.