2018 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

2018 Preliminary Agenda - Track 5


Everyday EHS Excellence

Solid EHS practices and programs are a necessary foundation for any company that wants to be an EHS and sustainability leader. Sessions in this track will give attendees tips and strategies for ensuring their core EHS programs - like regulatory tracking, training, and managing third party actions - are strong.
*Great for managers to have to day-to-day responsibility for EHS activities and programs across their sites.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

8:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote - Systems and Leadership Design: Lesson's From Nature


  • Janine Benyus, Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute - Bio
10:00 a.m. Morning Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 5 - Understanding and Responding to Regulatory Change

Are you up to date with recent changes to rules and enforcement priorities at EPA and OSHA? Attendees in this session will get an update on a variety of hazardous waste regulatory changes and hear how companies are shifting their regulatory compliance efforts in light of these changes. Other recent regulatory changes will be discussed as well.


Moderator: Amy Ebersole-Martinez, Manager, Environmental, Safety and Health; Petco Animal Supplies Inc. - Bio


  • Natasha Tofil, Director of Legal and Sustainability; Sprouts Farmers Market Inc.
  • Melissa Olberding, Senior Manager, Environmental Services; Macy's Inc.
  • John Mesheau, Manager Environmental Compliance; Retail Business Services LLC, an Ahold Delhaize Co.

12:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 10 - Achieving Favorable Outcomes from Inspections, Audits and 3rd Party Action

This session will help attendees respond and manage third party actions and engagements. It will feature "dos" and "don'ts" from EHS&S leaders with deep experience leading auditing programs, overseeing inspections and managing engagements with regulators. Ample time will be dedicated to Q&A, giving the audience a chance to address specific challenges and questions they are facing.


Moderator: Luis Costa, Senior Manager, Governance, Energy, Environment, Safety & Health; Lockheed Martin Corp.


  • Dave Hadzinsky, Director of EHS; PCC Airfoils LLC
  • Amy Spann, Professional Engineer; Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board

3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 15 - Training Innovations: Making It Stick with Today's Workforce

Whether you're training challenges are related to scale (training thousands of employees), access and connectivity of your workforce or radically diverse training needs due to age, ability, interests and even work schedules this session will dive in to a variety of tactics and tools different companies are using to ensure training isn't just delivered but absorbed. Speakers will share examples of training methods and samples of training materials including posters, single point lessons, videos, cell phone apps and other technologies.


Moderator: Nicole Wilkinson, Director Corporate Environmental; CVS Health Corp. - Bio



  • Christine Daratany, EHS Manager, Space and Intelligence Systems; Harris Corp.
  • David Newman, Senior Director, EHS; Comcast Corp. - Bio

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception


Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:30 a.m.

Thursday Keynote

10:00 a.m. Morning Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session 20 - Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery: What Did and Didn't Work in 2017

Based on recent stress testing, come hear from peers at companies who had to put their BCP and disaster recovery plans into action. In a candid peer-to-peer discussion, hear from companies impacted by flooding, mudslides, fires and hurricanes across the US in recent months. Speakers will share the parts of their plans that were most successful and what elements they missed or are rethinking. Questions will explore: how well did plans hold up when put into action? What have companies learned during recent events about being adaptable and effective?


Moderator: Steve Nalefski, Vice President, General Manager, Environmental Services; Burns & McDonnell


Speaker details to follow

12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Inaugural Awards Ceremony

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 25 - Achieving Health and Safety Results Using Human Error Management

Human error is accountable for a great deal of errors in industry. They cost money, impact schedule, destroy hardware, and may cost lives. They can happen with all the preventative measures in place or the best trained employees. These errors can be minimized and managed when we have the "right" environment. Human error management (HEM) is about a culture that empowers, communicates, and supports all employees around HEM. Come learn more about this cutting-edge approach to safety and steps you take to move your organization in this direction.


Moderator: Mike Miller, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Risk, and Safety; Advance Auto Parts Inc. - Bio



  • Laurie Stupak, Director, Mission & Process Analytics; Ball Aerospace - Bio
  • Kyle Myers, Director, Risk & Safety; CyrusOne Inc.

3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:45 p.m.

Thursday Afternoon Closing Keynote

3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

Dinner and Networking Event

Aboard the historical Belle of Louisville riverboat




View Other Tracks

Track 1:
The Business of EHS

(View all Track 1 Sessions in Detail)

Track 2:
Technology & Data in Action

(View all Track 2 Sessions in Detail)

Track 3:
Leadership Excellence

(View all Track 3 Sessions in Detail)

Track 4:
Sustainability in the Value Chain

(View all Track 4 Sessions in Detail)

Track 5:
Everyday EHS Excellence

(View all Track 5 Sessions in Detail)

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