Preliminary Agenda


The EHS Compliance Excellence Conference is designed to help you maximize your management system to comply with a growing number of local, domestic and international EHS regulations. The event will include a day-and-a-half of targeted group discussions and case studies from your peers in a variety of industries.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

8 - 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions


  • Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM
  • Kelvin Roth, President; NAEM and Director, EHS Group; AMCOL International Corp.
  • Ryan McKendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer; AMCOL
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Identifying and Prioritizing EHS Business Risk


How do you prioritize risk and allocate resources to manage it? The presenters in this session will explore the risk analysis process through case studies and a panel discussion.


  • Stephen Evanoff, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety; Danaher Corp.
  • Thomas Terracino, Global Safety, Environmental Affairs and Security Director; Mars Inc.

Moderator: Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM


10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Management Systems for Enterprise EHS Compliance


Building on the fi rst session, this presentation will off er an overview of the management systems three diff erent companies use to minimize risk and ensure enterprise EHS compliance. The speakers will share a big picture look at their overall efforts and highlight key strategies they have learned while leading compliance assurance at their organizations.


  • Dawn Krueger, Compliance Assurance Manager, Environmental Operations; 3M Co.
  • Jian LinVice President, EHS&S Governance & Compliance Assurance; Invensys PLC
  • Brad Waldron, Corporate Manager, Environmental Affairs; Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Moderator: Kate Gibson, Senior Project Manager; EHS Support


12 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Meeting the Challenge of Emerging Regulations


This session will feature short case studies on how companies have been impacted by, and reacted to, specifi c regulatory issues that have shaped the way they operate.

  • Geoff Boraston, Director of Environmental Affairs; Granite Construction Inc.
  • Kevin Johnson, Director of Global EHS Systems; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Moderator: Connie Prostko-Bell, Senior Solutions Manager; 3E Company


1:45 - 2 p.m.


2 - 3:30 p.m.

Post-merger Integration: Culture, Staffing and Management Systems


Members of NAEM's M&A Discussion Group will present case studies on the challenges and solutions they have encountered in maintaining a EHS excellence through the tumultuous times during and after a merger or acquisition.


  • Chris England, Regional Manager Environment, Safety, Health & Security; Xylem Inc.
  • Bob Genau, Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions; DuPont
  • Robin Sevinsky, Integration and Services EHS Leader; GE Energy

Moderator: Matt Airhart, President and CEO; KMI

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Facilitated Break-Out Discussions


Join one of four facilitated discussions to share your thoughts and get input from other attendees. Come ready to participate in a conversation on one of the following topics:


  1. Managing EHS through Mergers and Acquisitions
  2. Training and Talent Development
  3. EHS Policy and Procedure Benchmark(Attendees should bring policies to benchmark and share)
  4. Regulatory Tracking and Advocacy: How do companies efficiently track new and emerging regulations?


4:45 - 6 p.m.

Networking Reception


Thursday, August 2, 2012

8 - 9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 - 10:15 a.m.

Cultivating Talent: Training, Internal Communication, and Staff Development


Employees are your most important asset, so how do you get the most out of them through training, communication and development efforts? This session will teach you how to help you cultivate the talents and potential of each member of your staff.


  • Sidney Degarmo, Global EHS Director; Almatis Inc.
  • Rebecca Zentko, EHS Director;, Muir Omni Graphics

Moderator: Emily Barton, Global Environmental Manager; Motorola Mobility Inc.


10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Understanding the Impact of Conflict Minerals Standards


This session will feature a case study on how Brady Corp. has been impacted by confl ict mineral standards from the Electronic Industry Citizen Coalition (EICC) and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The speaker also will share an update on the development of a new industry due diligence standard and provide a look at the Security and Exchange Commission's upcoming vote on conflct mineral disclosure rules.


  • John A. Ciba Jr., Director of Facilities, Environmental and Safety Engineering; Brady Corp.

Moderator: Mike Mahanna, Program Director; NAEM


11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Regulatory Compliance in Asia

While many organizations have well-established operations in Asia, local compliance still presents a steady stream of challenges. Come away with insights from companies that operate in China on issues including permitting, EHS talent recruitment and development, general cultural norms and business practices.

  • John T. Mourand, Corporate Director of Environmental Compliance & Sustainability; Briggs & Stratton
  • Don Pucci, Global Environmental Manager - Engines Group; Briggs & Stratton  

  • Jim Spahr, Global Environmental Manager; Solae LLC

Moderator: Eric Wu, Senior Engineer; Antea Group

12:30 p.m.

Conference Adjourns

12:30 - 1 p.m. Lake Michigan Group Informal Discussion
1 - 4 p.m. Mergers & Acquisitions Discussion Group Meeting

Interested in Speaking?


Are you an EHS or sustainability leader with a case study to share? Contact Mike Mahanna, Senior Programs Director at (202) 986-6616 to learn about speaking opportunities.


About NAEM

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. As the largest professional community for EHS and sustainability decision-makers, we provide peer-led educational conferences and an active network for sharing solutions to today's corporate EHS and sustainability management challenges. Visit NAEM online at www.naem.org.

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