Speaking from Experience
When you come to the Forum, you'll hear compelling case studies from in-house EHS and sustainability managers who are driving changes within their organizations. These candid conversations focus on challenges, successes and lessons learned, leaving you with insights you won't find anywhere else.
Meet last years great keynotes
Sustainable growth pioneer and business strategist
William McDonough + Partners
Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014
Beyond Sustainability: Designing for Abundance
Drawing on a decade of lessons in putting Cradle to Cradle concepts into practice, William McDonoughinvites us to reimagine everything from doorknobs to the Hoover Dam. In a world that uses design as a tool for positive impact, industry can do better than “do no harm”: it can actively improve everything with which it comes into contact. For McDonough, the questions of resource scarcity and sustainability are questions of design. He envisions beneficial designs of products, buildings, and business practices and shows us these ideas being put to use around the world as everyday objects. Chairs, cars, and factories are being reinvented not just to sustain life on the planet but to grow it. McDonough will provide an eye-opening, inspiring tour of the next industrial revolution as it unfolds and shares insights with attendees on how to take their companies from "less bad to more good." Learn more about his thought-provoking work.
Lucy Parker and Jon Miller
The Brunswick Group
Thursday Oct. 23, 2014
Everybody's Business: The Unlikely Story of How Big Business Can Fix the World
This year, we are proud to introduce the provocative ideas of Lucy Parker and Jon Miller, Partners at the Brunswick Group and authors of the book “Everybody's Business: The Unlikely Story of How Big Business Can Fix the World”. Lucy Parker and Jon Miller bring a fresh point of view to the relationship between business and society, and how corporate leaders should think about environmental stewardship. Lucy and Jon have worked with large companies from across a variety of industry sectors, helping them develop their companies' unique "sustainability point of view" and think creatively about how their business can solve global environmental problems while making a profit. Learn more about their thought-provoking work.
Global Environmental Health Safety Competency Development Supervisor
Thursday Oct. 23, 2014
Leading Without Authority: Tools and Behaviors that Get Results
EHS professionals are often tasked with a great deal of responsibility - ensure global compliance, drive culture change, reduce company-wide resource use, to just give a few examples - but often don't have the authority to demand change or action. In the absence of authoritative power, effective leaders must use other tools to get results. With more than 25 years of HR experience and as the owner of the global EHS Talent Pipeline for Caterpillar, Dodie Gomer will give us a fresh perspective on how EHS executives can lead without authority and be successful influencers. She will share six powerful leadership and influence tools and demonstrate how to apply them to the world of EHS leadership. Using a peer-to-peer exercise, attendees will have a chance to practice using these tools and will walk away from the session better able to engage and influence those around them. They will also come away with a leadership development plan to support their development cycle after the conference and a peer advisor they can reach out to for input on difficult leadership situations.
2014 EHS Management Forum Speakers
Meet some of this year's EHS Management Forum Speakers. Check back as we add more over the coming weeks!
EHS Training Manager
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Climate Program Manager
Office of Sustainability, City of Austin
Manager Environment, Health and Safety
Environment and Operational Regulatory Partner
Travers Smith LLP
Senior Manager EHS
The Boeing Co.
Sector Manager, Disclosure Services
Manager of Sustainability
Coca Cola Refreshments
Chief Sustainability Officer
United States Postal Service
Director, Global Sustainability Programs, Ingersoll-Rand Inc.
Senior Environmental Business Analyst
American Electric Power Co. Inc.
The Campbell Institute
Alexandra Dapalito Dunn
Executive Director and General Counsel, Environmental Council of States (ECOS)
Senior Manager of Energy, Environment & Common Systems
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Senior Analyst, Product Stewardship, Center for Energy Efficiency Sustainability
Manager Climate Resiliency Group
Seattle Public Utilities
EHS Facilities Manager
Beveridge & Diamond pc
Director Finance & Business Operations, EES&H
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Environmental Programs Manager
Director of Organizational Development
Philadelphia Gas Works
The Risky Business Project
Senior Manager Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
Apex Tool Group LLC
Environmental Competency Leader; DuPont Co.
Enterprise EHS Leadership Team, W. L. Gore & Associates Inc.
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories
Director of Corporate Responsibility
Vice President, Environment & Sustainability
The Coca-Cola Co.
Global Director of Sustainable Development
Manager, Environmental Sustainability
United Technologies Corp.
Environmental & Safety Manager
Toyota Motor Sales
Senior Principal Specialist Global EHS & Energy
Director, Corporate Responsibility
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Director of Loss Control & Sustainability
Dixie Chemical Co.
Environmental Permitting Manager ; 3M Co.
Managing Director, Sustainability, EHS Strategy & Design
American Electric Power Co.
Senior Director of Environment, Health & Safety
Senior Manager, Americas Environmental Programs
EHS Compliance Assurance Manager
GE Power and Water
Senior Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability
Schneider Electric SE
Director, Corporate Program
Manager, Process Improvement and SAP Compliance Controls
Manager, Product Stewardship, Medical Devices & Diagnostics
Johnson & Johnson
Director, Environmental Compliance
NRG Energy Inc.
Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Manager, Product Stewardship & Sustainability
Environmental and Sustainability Manager
Director Environmental Management; Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
James R. Van Langen, PE
Vice President Management Systems, Corporate Maritime Policy; Carnival Corp. & plc
Director of EHS & Support Services
Director, Corporate Risk Management
Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Interested in Speaking?
Are you an EHS or sustainability leader with a case study to share? Contact Virginia Hoekenga, NAEM Deputy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 986-6616 to learn about speaking opportunities.