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 this year's great keynotes


Robert Perkowitz


Robert Perkowitz




Bob Perkowitz is founder and president of ecoAmerica, a non-profit that "starts with people" and uses consumer research and strategic partnerships to create large-scale engagement programs that build individual and institutional leadership for climate and sustainability solutions in America. ecoAmerica's current research includes the American Climate Values 2014, and Communicating on Climate: A Guide. ecoAmerica programs include The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment; Princeton Review's Green College Honor Roll; Nature Rocks; and the Sustainable Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center. ecoAmerica is currently launching the MomentUs initiative, which includes five sector-based programs designed to build leadership, institutional commitment, and collective action for climate solutions. MomentUs programs include: Blessed Tomorrow, Climate for Health, Solution Generation, and Path to Positive: Communities. Bob sits on the boards of World Bicycle Relief, ClearPath Foundation, and Environmental Defense Fund, and is a past Trustee of the Sierra Club Foundation. In the for profit sector, Bob has served as President of Cornerstone Brands Inc., Smith+Noble LLC, VivaTerra LLC, Joanna Western Mills, Inc. and Home Fashions, Inc. His extensive for-profit board service includes SRAM Inc, SNAP A/V and Home Fashions, Inc.


Tensie Whelan

Tensie WhelanPresident

Rainforest Alliance



Tensie Whelan serves as the president of the Rainforest Alliance. She has been involved with the Rainforest Alliance since 1990, first as a board member, and then later as a consultant, becoming the executive director in 2000. Tensie has been working in the environmental field for more than 25 years, during which time she served as the vice president of conservation information at the National Audubon Society and executive director of the New York League of Conservation Voters. Whelan also worked as a journalist and environmental communications consultant in Costa Rica, and was the managing editor of Ambio - an international environmental journal based in Stockholm. Prior to joining the Rainforest Alliance as its executive director, Whelan worked as a management consultant to nonprofit organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund. She serves on the advisory boards of Social Accountability International, Unilever Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board, and Corporate Eco Forum, and is the co-chair of the steering committee of the Sustainable Food Lab. She holds a master's degree in international communication from American University and a bachelor's degree in political science from New York University. In January, 2016, Tensie will be taking on a new challenge - setting up a Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern School of Business.

Paige Goff

Paige Goff

Vice President, Sustainability and Business Communications

Domtar Corp.


Paige Goff is Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications at Domtar, the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of business and office copy paper in North America. In this role, she is responsible for advertising and marketing communications for Domtar's pulp and paper products, identifying and leveraging the latest sustainability trends and strategies for the business, as well as developing and managing partnerships with environmental non-governmental organizations (NGO) and customers. Additionally, Paige leads Domtar's paper advocacy and education campaigns, such as Paper Because and Paper Made Here, and she also serves as a spokesperson for the company on sustainability issues. Paige has 16 years experience in the paper industry and joined Domtar in 2004. She was also the Senior Manager, Brand and Advertising Operations and Product Packaging Manager. She has a Masters of Business Administration degree.











Jonathan Atwood
Jonathan Atwood

Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Communications

Unilever plc


Jonathan Atwood is Unilever's Vice President of Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications, North America. He joined the company in May 2012 and is responsible for Communications, Unilever Brand, and the shape and implementation of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in North America. In 2007, Jonathan founded Common Way Communications, a public affairs and ommunications consultancy based in Vermont. There he worked as a consultant to the Global Issues Group, a coalition of global chocolate and cocoa processing companies and trade associations working on responsible labor practices in the cocoa sectors of West Africa. Prior to forming his consulting business, Jonathan was the Senior Director of Global Issues Management for Kraft Foods based in Illinois. He joined Kraft in 2002 and served as the Director of Corporate and Government Affairs for Kraft Foods Asia Pacific based in Australia and Singapore. Before taking on the global issues management assignment, he was the Senior Director of Commodity Sustainability programs for Kraft and was responsible for the strategic design and implementation of programs to promote the long-term sustainability of Kraft's sources of key commodities. Jonathan is a graduate of Bowdoin College. He lives with his wife and son in Connecticut.

2015 EHS Management Forum Speakers


Meet this year's EHS Management Forum speakers!



Nan Bangs

Director Safety, Health & Risk Reduction

UTC Aerospace Systems



Fawn Bergen

Corporate Air Program Senior Environmental Engineer

Intel Corp.


Shawn Bobick, Senior Consultant; Antea Group

Shawn Bobick

Senior Consultant

Antea Group



Deborah Briggs

Global EHS Compliance and Systems Leader

Cargill Inc.



Susan LK Briggs

ISO TC207 Convenor for the revision of ISO14001

International Standards Organization (ISO)


Carol Cala, Vice President of EHS; Lockheed Martin Corp. Biography

Carol Cala

Vice President of EHS

Lockheed Martin Corp.


Mark Cates, Director, Corporate Environmental Control; Corning Inc. Biography

Mark Cates

Director, Corporate Environmental Control

Corning Inc.



Raj Chaudhry

Program Manager Sustainability & Management Systems

BD & Co.


Libby Cheney, Board of Directors; Pink Petro Biography

Libby Cheney

Board of Directors

The Offshore Energy Center & PinkPetro, LLC



Tom Finley

Senior Manager, Enterprise Workplace Safety & Health

The Boeing Co.


Joey Freeman, Senior Vice President of Risk Control; Beecher Carlson Biography

Joey Freeman

Senior Vice President of Risk Control

Beecher Carlson


Mark Hause, Corporate Environmental Manager; DuPont Co. Biography

Mark Hause

Corporate Environmental Manager

DuPont Co.


Drena Howard, Director, Global Retail EHS; The Estee Lauder Co.'s Biography

Drena Howard

Director, Global Retail EHS

The Estee Lauder Co.'s


Matt Howard, Director; Alliance for Water Stewardship Biography

Matt Howard


Alliance for Water Stewardship



Anne Jackson

Principal, Environmental Policy

The Pacific Gas and Electric Co.


Marc Juaire, Corporate EHS Director; Liberty Diversified International Biography

Marc Juaire

Corporate EHS Director

Liberty Diversified International


Markus Lehni, Global Head Environment and Energy; Novartis International AG Biography

Markus Lehni

Global Head Environment and Energy

Novartis International AG


Alan Leibowitz, former Head of EHS; Exelis Inc. Biography

Alan Leibowitz

former Head of EHS

Exelis Inc.



Jenny Levy

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility

Hypertherm Inc.



Mike Lloyd

Director: Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability

Huber Engineered Woods


Rick Love, Manager, Environmental Sustainability; United Technologies Corp. Biography

Rick Love

Manager, Environmental Sustainability

United Technologies Corp.


Megan Lum, Director, Environment, Generation; Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Biography

Megan Lum

Director, Environment, Generation

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.


Frank Marino, Corporate EHS Manager; The Raytheon Co. Biography

Frank Marino

Corporate EHS Manager

The Raytheon Co.


David Moreno, Responsible for Watershed Conservation; FEMSA Foundation Biography

David Moreno

Responsible for Watershed Conservation

FEMSA Foundation


Rob McMullen, President; Paragon Risk Engineering Biography

Rob McMullen


Paragon Risk Engineering


Jeff Merrell, Associate Director, Learning and Organizational Change; Northwestern University Biography

Jeff Merrell

Associate Director, Learning and Organizational Change

Northwestern University



Heike Naigur

Senior Manager Environmental Services

Ryder Systems Inc.


Paul Narog, Manager, Environmental Operations; 3M Biography

Paul Narog

Manager, Environmental Operations



Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Sustainability & EHS Strategy & Design; American Electric Power Co. Biography

Sandy Nessing

Managing Director, Sustainability & EHS Strategy & Design

American Electric Power Co.



Jonathan Radtke

Water Sustainability Program Director

The Coca Cola Co.


Terzah Tippin Poe, Professor, Sustainability Management; Harvard University Biography

Terzah Tippin Poe

Professor, Sustainability Management

Harvard University


Hector Rodriguez, Director, Global EHS & Sustainability; Biogen Inc. Biography

Hector Rodriguez

Director, Global EHS & Sustainability

Biogen Inc.


Kelvin Roth, Director, Corporate Environmental Health & Safety; CF Industries Inc. Biography

Kelvin Roth

Director, Corporate Environmental Health & Safety

CF Industries Inc.


Brad Waldron, Director of Risk; Caesars Entertainment Corp. Biography

Brad Waldron

Director of Risk

Caesars Entertainment Corp.



  • Kisa Adkins, Global Environmental Compliance Program Manager; Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
  • Asif Ansari, Manager, Environmental Compliance; The United States Postal Service - Bio
  • Mary Betsch, Global EHS Field Services Director; Ingersoll-Rand plc
  • Rodney Canada, Vice President, Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability; CP Kelco U.S. Inc. - Bio
  • Allyson Corley, Corporate EHSS Program Management Manager; Coca Cola Refreshments
  • Rachel Degenhardt, Head of Global Services; Enhesa SA
  • Aaron Duff, Director of EHS Standardization; Johnson & Johnson
  • John Flatley, Senior Manager, Industrial Hygiene; Ashland Inc.
  • Rachel Goldstein, Global Sustainability Director Scientific and Regulatory Affairs; Mars Inc
  • Tom Grumbles, Senior SHE Specialist, US Mega Projects; Sasol Limited
  • Sulaiman Hamidi, Director, Sustainability & Product Stewardship; Allergan plc
  • Mark Herwig, Leader, Global Chemical Compliance and Risk Management; General Electric Co.
  • Bruce Klafter, Vice-President, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility; Flextronics International Ltd.
  • Judi Kovacs, Vice President of Corporate Supplier Social Responsibility Programs; NBCUniversal Inc.
  • Tom McWilliams, Director EHS; Fort Hills Project
  • Mike Miller, Vice President of EHS; Dean Foods Co.
  • Mike Morgan, Group Environmental Director; BBA Aviation plc
  • Michelle Redfield, Director, Safety, Environment & Process Improvement; Schneider Electric SE - Bio
  • Alan Resnik, Director, Corporate Environmental Affairs; Cummins Inc.
  • Julie Smoak, Environmental Manager; Toyota Tsusho America Inc. - Bio
  • Lisa Shpritz, Environmental Operations, Global Environmental Group; Bank of America Corp.
  • Allen Stegman, General Director, Environmental; The BNSF Railway
  • Scott Tew, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability; Ingersoll-Rand plc

  • Mike Williams, Director of Employer Services; The Clean Air Campaign
  • Kim L. Willingham, Senior EH&S Specialist; Comcast Corp.

Interested in Speaking?


Are you an EHS or sustainability leader with a case study to share? Contact Virginia Hoekenga, NAEM Deputy Director, at virginia@naem.org or call (202) 986-6616 to learn about speaking opportunities.

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