New Developments in Compliance Assurance


8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9 - 9:30 a.m.

Official Welcome and Introductions


  • Carol Singer NeuveltExecutive Director; NAEM
  • Greg RoseDirector, Corporate Sustainability & Environmental; Chrysler Group LLC
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Managing Global EHS in a Complex World

Managing global operations with its variety of regulatory requirements, presents a steady stream of challenges. Gain insight from case studies of organizations who have addressed permitting issues, talent recruitment and development, navigating cultural norms and complying with local regulations.


  • Deborah Briggs, Director Environmental Compliance and EHS Systems; Cargill Inc.
  • Mark CatesDirector, Environmental Control; Corning Inc.
  • Robert EdingerCorporate O&M Director of the Americas; Goldwind USA Inc.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Networking Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Prioritizing Material Risk

EHS managers are charged with identifying the risks critical to the organization, and then securing appropriate resources to manage those risks. This session will examine the thought-processes used to narrow focus on key areas and communications strategies to deliver these findings throughout the organization.


  • Kevin JohnsonDirector Global EHS Systems; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Amanda Moses, Chemical Controls Program Manager; Ashland Inc.
  • Chhevi V. Sharma, Manager, Process Improvement & Compliance Systems; Ashland Inc.

12:30 - 1:15 p.m..


1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Training Your Workforce to Create a Culture of Compliance

Compliance efforts are won or lost by the employees on the front lines, at all levels of an organization. This session will examine effective training strategies to ensure compliance at all levels. This session will also address how your peers are implementing succession planning to retain the institutional knowledge of their EHS workforce.


  • Tom Hawkinson, Manager, Environment, Health and Safety; The Toro Co.
  • Vint JohnsonManager, Environmental Health, Safety, & Insurance; Thomson Reuters Corp.
  • Paul OrlowskiEnvironmental, Health and Safety Director, Universal Recyclers
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Domestic and International Regulatory Update

Regulatory requirements are constantly evolving and it's becoming more & more challenging for EHS managers to understand which regulatory changes may impact their business. This update will address the key areas of regulatory change over the past year and that companies should anticipate in the future.


  • Kami BlakeSolutions Engineer; 3E Co.
  • Meghan WhiteBusiness Development Manager Canada & US; Enhesa
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer Compliance Benchmarking Discussion

How does your compliance strategy match up to your peers? NAEM Corporate Members and conference attendees will be given a survey to complete ahead of the conference. This short survey and facilitated discussion will examine key trends in compliance and EHS management systems. Attendees will be encouraged to contribute their own experiences as well pose questions to the group. All conference attendees will receive a copy of the results.


  • Taylor GelsingerResearch Analyst; NAEM
  • Greg RoseDirector, Corporate Sustainability & Environmental; Chrysler Group LLC
5 - 6 p.m.

Networking Reception

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.

EHS Auditing Innovations

When it comes to advancing your company's EHS compliance program, the journey never ends. This session will examine auditing best practices and techniques companies use to clearly communicate expectations, set ambitious goals, promote strong culture development, and properly manage software.


  • Gregory Bopp, Director, HSE&F Compliance Assurance; Honeywell Aerospace
  • Linda KurtzCorporate Environmental Manager; The William Wrigley Jr. Co.
  • Gary Spies, Director/Team Leader EHS & Site Services, Pfizer Global Supply

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.


10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Case Studies on Leveraging EHS Management Systems

Learn how organizations are leveraging their EHS Management Systems to collect incident, inspection, and day-to-day tracking data. What challenges did they face from a technical, environmental, and connectivity stand point? This session will answer these questions and share stories about the solutions were proposed.


  • Ian CohenEnvironmental Specialist II; Florida Power & Light
  • Sidney DegarmoGlobal EHS Director; Almatis Inc
  • W. Kirby McCalisterEHSMS Manager; Tyson Foods Inc.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Pursuing Consultant Excellence

The increasing complexity of global compliance has led many organizations to pursue partnerships with outside consultants. This session will examine strategies used in evaluating, choosing, and properly managing outside consultants who may or may not understand the core business.


  • Kelly Hamilton, Environmental Supervisor, NRG Energy Inc.
  • Kelvin RothDirector EHS Team; AMCOL International Corp.
12:30 p.m. Adjourn


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Interested in speaking?


Are you an EHS or leader with a case study to share? Contact Ray Long, Program Manager at (202) 986-6616 to learn about speaking opportunities.


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