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Key Practice Area - Leadership Development - EHS and Sustainability Success in the New Economic Era
Key Practice Area: Leadership Development

2011 EHS Forum - 21st Century Leadership

Nov. 2011

Today’s environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders must be both technically proficient and skilled at managing internally and externally. Explore the leadership skills necessary to successfully drive change.

Overview

NAEM's 2011 EHS Management Forum conference showcased the leadership skills EHS and sustainability managers need to thrive in their own careers as well as to develop tomorrow’s talent pool. In this section you will find:

Videos: Watch interviews with experts on leadership topics. Featured videos include:

  • Management Strategies that Engage Employees
  • The Importance of Strategic Succession Planning
  • The Benefits of Employee Engagement

Agenda: View session descriptions

Speaker Bios: See a list of speakers and read their bios.

Presentations: Featured presentations from NAEM's 2011 EHS Management Forum:

  • Engaging Employees to Realize Your EHS and Sustainability Vision
  • Building the Business Case for EHS and Sustainability Success
  • Developing the Next Generation of EHS Leaders through Strategic Succession Planning
  • Stakeholder Engagement Tools and Techniques
  • EHS Skills Roadmap: What Skills and Attributes Make an EHS Leader?
  • Organizational Culture: Achieving World Class Performance One Employee at a Time

Videos

The following are expert interviews about leadership skills from The Green Tie blog:

Management Strategies that Engage Employees
A video interview with Mark Fowler, Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Invivo

The Importance of Strategic Succession Planning
A video interview with Stacey Winter, Global Director of Environment, Health and Safety for Hewlett-Packard Co.

The Benefits of Employee Engagement
A video interview with David Zinger, Founder of the Employee Engagement Network

Agenda

Engaging Employees to Realize Your EHS & Sustainability Vision
Employees can be invaluable ambassadors for your programs, your company and your EHSS efforts. Attend this session and take away strategies and examples for motivating and exciting employees about your EHS&S goals, and using that energy to drive business value. This session will also address ways to reach employees at different levels of the company, from the shopfloor to heads of business divisions, and provide examples of specific messages and tools that are particularly effective for engaging different audiences within the workforce.

  • Mark Fowler, Environmental Health and Safety Manager; Invivo
  • Marty Moran, Division Environmental Manager; General Mills Inc.
  • David Zinger, Founder; Employee Engagement Network

Moderator Chair: Kevin Orr, Environmental Manager; Kimberly- Clark Corp.

Building the Business Case for EHS and Sustainability Success
This session will focus on ways EHS and sustainability managers can gain support from corporate and financial leaders for EHS&S projects. It will examine both conventional measures along with "soft cost" factors, such as brand reputation, employee morale, turn over and risk mitigation. Attendees will take away an understanding of ROI analysis as well as hear from EHS and Sustainability managers about specific projects they advanced by making a strong business case.

  • Stephen K. Harvey, Global Environment, Health and Safety Director; Bacardi-Martini Ltd.
  • James Hershauer, Senior Sustainability Scientist; Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University
  • Ken Wengert, Director, Safety and Environmental; Kraft North America

Moderator Chair: Shavonnah Roberts, Marketing Manager, EHS&S ; IHS

Developing the Next Generation of EHS Leaders through Strategic Succession Planning
With the profession facing a major talent gap as senior EHS professionals retire, how are companies preparing to ensure they are developing the next generation of EHS and sustainability leaders? What do senior managers need to understand about what motivates and excites those who are just starting out in the field and those that are three to five years in? Succession planning is a critical undertaking for ensuring a sustainable EHS& S program. Attendees will learn about specific tools for developing their team and learn how different companies are preparing for this challenge.

  • Clifford Bast, Former Corporate Director, Environmental Sustainability; Flextronics International
  • Mark Coleman, Senior Program Manager; Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Stacey Winter, Global Director Environment, Health & Safety; Hewlett-Packard Co.

Moderator Chair: Mark Burriss, Director, Global EHS; Tyco Thermal Controls

Stakeholder Engagement Tools & Techniques
EHS and sustainability managers must increasingly engage with a range of external stakeholders from members of the community to social and environmental activists. This session will offer insight from EHS & sustainability leaders who've engaged with external stakeholders and emerged with stronger relationships, ideas for business improvements and in some cases, new supporters. Speakers will share information on how they facilitate stakeholder engagement, including the tools they used, as well as the lessons they learned from the process about what worked and what mistakes to avoid.

  • Dana Cooper , Director of Product Development and Business Excellence;Fairmount Minerals
  • Mike Lloyd , Director, Global Environmental Services; Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Sandy Nessing , Managing Director, Sustainability & ESH Strategy; American Electric Power Co. Inc.

Moderator Chair: Larry Deeney , Director of Environmental Sustainability; General Mills Inc.

EHS Skills Roadmap: What Skills and Attributes Make an EHS Leader?
Because EHS is such a broad field with many paths to the top it can be hard to know which skills and attributes a new EHS professional should strive to acquire and what their development options looks like. Attendees of this session will learn about the new opportunities and jobs in this broad field and hear about different career paths one can take as they develop in the profession. Additionally, this session will address the role and value of professional certifications in the field.

  • Mark Burriss , Director, Global EHS; Tyco Thermal Controls
  • Philip Harber, MD, MPH , Professor Emeritus; University of California, Los Angeles
  • Allen Stegman , General Director, Environmental and Hazardous Materials; BNSF Railway Co.

Moderator Chair: Steve Huntzinger , Director EHS North America; Cephalon Inc.

Organizational Culture: Achieving World Class Performance One Employee at a Time
Many agree tapping an environmental, health and safety "culture" is the path to achieving world class, sustainable performance. But is EHS culture any more than just a subset of the overall organizational culture? And how can EHS Professionals engage employees and their leaders to drive organizational culture change for improved EHS performance? This session will answer these thought-provoking questions, demonstrating how leading companies in their respective industries are engaging employees to build a stronger organizational culture and ultimately achieve world class EHS performance. Speakers will share practical examples of programs that you can apply within your business.

  • Loren Bowe , Global Director, EHS; Smiths Group
  • David Newman , Head of EHS and Sustainability; EMD Millipore
  • Verne Shortell , Executive Director, Environmental Business; NRG Energy

Moderator Chair: Chris Milici , Director, Global EHS & Security; John Crane Inc.

Speaker Bios

Mark Fowler, Environmental Health and Safety Manager; Invivo
Mark Fowler is an Environmental Health and Safety Manager at Invivo Corp., a Philips Healthcare Company in Gainesville, Fla., where he is responsible for fundamental EHS activities, including facilities, training, regulatory compliance and sustainability initiatives.

An experienced professional, Mr. Fowler has 20 years of EHS experience working with a variety of manufacturing, chemical and medical equipment companies. He has served in employee leadership positions as chairperson of employee engagement and leadership teams and has organized and championed upstart employee recognition programs.

He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health, and a master's degree in Communication and Public Communication Channels between underrepresented communities and corporations with environmental agendas

Marty Moran, Division Environmental Manager; General Mills Inc.
Marty Moran has 25 years of experience in the environmental field, including ten years with General Mills Inc. As General Mills' GSE Information Systems Manager, he is responsible for leading the configuration and implementation of a new information management system to support the global safety, environmental and sustainability functions within the company.

In addition to his efforts related to information management, Mr. Moran serves as lead project manager for environmental remediation projects and oversees the corporate environmental reserves program. He has also supported the General Mills' sustainability culture through volunteering and leading employee committees and participating in events that promote a sustainable lifestyle.

Mr. Moran has dual Master of Science degrees in Environmental Science and Hydrogeology from Indiana University-Bloomington.

David Zinger, Founder; Employee Engagement Network
David Zinger is a global expert on employee engagement and a sought-after educator, coach, author and consultant on the topic. His experience includes 20 years as an instructor at the University of Manitoba and 15 years as the employee assistance counselor at Seagram, Ltd., where he was instrumental in fostering personal and career engagement for the organization. Mr. Zinger is the author of "Zengage: How to Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work" and "Assorted Zingers: Poems and Cartoons to Take a Bite Out of Work."

He also is the founder and host of the 4200-member 'Employee Engagement Network,' a community that has produced seven free co-created e-books on engagement, hundreds of forums and more than 2000 blog posts.

Most recently, Mr. Zinger has been working with a beekeeper and an artist on making connections between engagement, honeybees, work, recognition and community. He believes we must learn to think differently inside the hive of our organizations.

He has a Master's of Education degree specializing in Counseling Psychology.

Stephen K. Harvey, Global Environment, Health and Safety Director; Bacardi-Martini Ltd.
Steven Harvey joined Bacardi in 2006 as the company's first Global Director of Environment, Health and Safety. He is responsible for running the company's worldwide programs in environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability. Mr. Harvey has more than 35 years of experience in managing environment, health and safety at major multinational companies engaged in chemicals, mining, industrial products and natural gas transmission.

He is currently an active member of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable and the Manufacturer's Alliance (MAPI) Council, which he chaired from 1999 to 2001. He has also served on numerous other trade group committees, including the Business Roundtable Climate Resolve Steering Committee and the Industrial Pollution Prevention Committee. He also was the Chair of the Industrial Minerals Association - North America's Greenhouse Gas Committee and served as a Presidential Appointee to the Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Board during the Reagan Administration.

Before joining Bacardi, he worked for 12 years at FMC Corp. in Philadelphia, serving as Corporate Director of Environment Services. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University; a Master of Science degreein Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University; and an MBA from Boston College's Carroll School of Management. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

James Hershauer, Senior Sustainability Scientist; Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University
James C. Hershauer is Emeritus Professor of Management and Affiliate Faculty of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Based on work with more than 200 organizations, he has co-authored eight major research volumes and more than 50 journal articles. His writings cover business practices such as sustainability, productivity, quality, and supply chains. His first paper on environmental issues was "Elements of Environmental Compliance Infrastructure," OM Review, July 1994 (with Ralph Ponce de Leon, Motorola, Inc.). He has just completed a three-volume edited set on The Business of Sustainability with Scott McNall and George Basile (published by Praeger, October, 2011).

Ken Wengert, Director, Safety and Environmental; Kraft North America
As Director of Safety and Environmental for Kraft Foods North America, Ken Wengert is the company’s energy lead, responsible for the development of the strategies to achieve Kraft energy reduction targets. Based outside of Chicago, he is responsible for the development of the safety and environmental processes that cover over 40,000 employees in 200 locations. He joined the company 19 years ago and has also held the positions of Division Safety Manager, Area Director and Program Director.

Mr. Wengert is a Certified Safety Professional and holds the designation of Associate in Risk Management. He brings more than 25 years of safety and risk management experience in manufacturing and insurance industries.

Clifford Bast, Former Corporate Director, Environmental Sustainability; Flextronics International
Clifford Bast has more than 30 years' experience in numerous corporate environment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability program leadership roles. He most recently served as Corporate Environmental Sustainability Director for Flextronics International Ltd., where he led the company's regulatory and market intelligence, carbon disclosure and environmental metrics cross-functional teams. He is knowledgeable about the skills EHS professionals need to meet the ever-increasing demands in business and other organizations.

From 1982-2002, Mr. Bast led and contributed to virtually every aspect of Hewlett-Packard's widely recognized EHS, Product Stewardship and sustainability programs.

He also contributed to sustainability program development at Acer and Gateway, and helped draft the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct through his consulting firm, BAST-SustainGroup LLC. He is a co-founding Board member and Technical Advisor to the Executive Director for the Green Spa Network, which now has more than 260 members.

Mr. Bast has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York; a Master of Environmental Engineering degree from Cooper Union; and an MBA in management from Fairleigh Dickenson University. Going forward, he plans to re-establish his consultancy and focus on enabling organizations to reap business and societal value from sustainability.

Mark Coleman, Senior Program Manager; Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mark Coleman is the Manager of Technical Development for Venture Creation's Clean Energy Incubator (CEI) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In this role, he provides technical expertise to assist with technology validation, business development, strategic planning, marketing and capital development and sustainment for CEI companies. The mission of Venture Creations is to reduce barriers to, and accelerate the development of successful technology businesses. In the process Mr. Coleman and CEI provide critical business and technology services while establishing close relationships between incubator clients with RIT researchers, scientists, business professionals and students.

He also serves as Senior Program Manager at the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS) based at RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), managing a portfolio of projects focused on sustainable energy technology, systems integration, sustainable design of products and technology, policy and logistical strategies for minimizing the environmental impact of products.

For more than a decade, Mr. Coleman has served in a senior research capacity for the AHC Group, a private management consulting firm. Previously, Mark was an energy analyst and strategist with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). While at NYSERDA, he also contributed to statewide energy planning, NYSERDA's strategic planning process, and the development of an energy market research and intelligence capability.

He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management and Policy from the Lally School of Management & Technology. He is also has a bachelor's degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Binghamton University. His first book, "The Sustainability Generation: Why Personal Accountability is Essential NOW!" will be released by SelectBooks in the summer of 2012.

Stacey Winter, Global Director Environment, Health & Safety; Hewlett-Packard Co.
As Director of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Global EHS Team, Stacey Winter focuses on ensuring his organization meets regulatory EHS standards while providing the most cost effective organizational model for the company. He has worldwide responsibility for the staff and programs that ensure the safety and health of HP employees, facilities, assets and the company's reputation.

Mr. Winter joined HP in 1982, and also worked for several years at the corporate headquarters of Compaq Computer Corp., starting in 1990 and returning to HP prior to the merger of HP and Compaq.

He has been certified as a Board Certified Safety Professional as well as a Lead Auditor of Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001). His responsibilities have ranged from acting as a site EHS specialist, to managing Human Resource functions, leading Facilities activities, managing Security for the Americas, conducting EHS audits across the globe to now serving as the Global Director of EHS.

Mr. Winter has represented HP at several international conferences, presenting on current trends in EHS management practices. He has a degree in Environmental, Safety and Health.

Dana Cooper, Director of Product Development and Business Excellence; Fairmount Minerals
Dana Cooper is the Director of Business Excellence and Product Development for Fairmount Minerals Ltd. Prior to joining the company in 2009, she worked for 16 years for Ashland Chemical in various manufacturing and marketing positions of progressing responsibility.

Ms. Cooper is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. She completed her MBA in 1998.

Mike Lloyd, Director, Global Environmental Services; Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Mike Lloyd is the Director of Global Environmental Services for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation and is based near Atlanta, Georgia. Kimberly-Clark is a consumer goods company with approximately 130 manufacturing facilities in over 30 countries with 53,000 employees and a sales revenue of $19 B known. Kimberly- Clark is known for brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, and Huggies. Mike has had a number of different roles with Kimberly-Clark including operations and maintenance. He has worked as an EHS Coordinator at facilities in the UK and USA. He has worked on environmental issues in the USA since 2000 joining the K-C Corporate environmental team in 2004 as a US regional manager and has held expanding leadership roles since. When not working Mike likes to cycle with his wife Karen.

Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Sustainability & ESH Strategy; American Electric Power Co. Inc.
Sandy Nessing is responsible for managing sustainability strategy, corporate stakeholder engagement and annual performance reporting for American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP). She wrote and published AEP's first Corporate Sustainability Report in 2007 and in 2010 published AEP's first integrated Corporate Accountability Report, a combination of the annual sustainability report and Annual Report to Shareholders. The 2010 Corporate Accountability Report received First Runner Up for Best Report, recognizing transparency, from the ACCA-Ceres North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting 2010.

She currently serves as chair of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center Stewardship Board in Columbus, Ohio and is a member of the Columbus Council on World Affairs Board of Trustees. She is on the Board of NAEM and is a member of EPRI's Sustainability Interest Group Steering Committee, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and the Stakeholder Working Group of the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance. She also led AEP's participation in the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Electric Utility Sector Supplement Pilot Program, an international project to develop electric utility-specific sustainability performance indicators.

Mark Burriss, Director, Global EHS; Tyco Thermal Controls
As the Director of Global EHS at Tyco Thermal Controls, Mark Burriss is responsible for EHS culture implementation and compliance across the engineering, manufacturing, and construction business units internationally. He has more than 24 years of EHS experience in the high-tech and life science industries, beginning with a career as an industrial hygienist in the Silicon Valley semi-conductor industry. Mr. Burriss serves on the San Jose Arena Authority Board of Directors and volunteers on his community emergency response team.

Philip Harber, Professor Emeritus; University of California, Los Angeles
r. Phil Harber is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona's College of Public Health. He is also professor emeritus at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he has served as chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

He has a limited clinical practice, and consults for program development and evaluation. He has published over scientific 300 articles, chapters and abstracts; his major research interests are occupational lung disease, workplace physiology, computer applications, and occupational health delivery systems analysis.

Dr. Harber also has served in national roles including Chairman of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) IRG (study section) and Vice Chairman of the RRC for preventive medicine of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Allen Stegman, General Director, Environmental and Hazardous Materials; BNSF Railway Co.
Allen M. Stegman is General Director, Environmental and Hazardous Materials for BNSF Railway Co., one of the largest transportation providers in the nation as well as one of the largest landowners. In his current role, Mr. Stegman focuses on safe hazardous materials transport, emergency response, crisis prevention, remediation and environmental liability management.

An experienced EHS professional with more than 20 years of experience in the field, he also worked as Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs for a global specialty chemical company.

Mr. Stegman has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

Loren Bowe, Global Director, EHS; Smiths Group
Loren Bowe is the Global Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for London-based Smiths Group plc. He has over 20 years of experience managing environmental, health and safety in global and diverse manufacturing businesses, including Smiths Group, Textron, Lhoist, and Pilkington. Mr. Bowe is experienced in implementing programs to increase leadership and engage employees to improve safety culture and performance. He is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Toledo.

David Newman, Head of EHS and Sustainability; EMD Millipore
David Newman is Head of EHS and Sustainability for EMD Millipore, where he leads the company's Sustainability, Properties and Corporate Facilities functions. EMD Millipore provides products for life sciences research, development, scale-up and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Mr. Newman's responsibilities include starting and leading the company's corporate Sustainability initiative, which is sponsored by the CEO. Since 2007, the company has implemented savings projects including a 15 percent reduction in energy usage, installation of an on-site 310KW solar system, changeover to a hybrid vehicle fleet and product design for sustainability programs. Prior to joining Millipore in 2003, Mr. Newman worked in EHS management consulting, for a multi-national Fortune 100 manufacturing firm. He has master's degrees in Public Health and Industrial Environmental Management. In addition to being a CHMM and Certified Business Continuity Planner, he is also a certified EMT and Firefighter.

Verne Shortell, Executive Director, Environmental Business; NRG Energy
Verne Shortell is NRG’s Executive Director of Environmental Business. In this position, she oversees environmental compliance programs and permitting at NRG and supports the Company’s strategic decisions regarding environmental issues, including climate change. Verne is a strong advocate for the environment, spearheading NRG’s sustainability program, econrg. She works closely with the Executive Team to develop Company positions regarding environmental regulation and legislation, evaluate the effectiveness of strategic opportunities with respect to the environment and drive environmental strategies into operations.

Verne graduated with a degree in chemistry from Colgate University with graduate work in environmental engineering at Northeastern University.

The good stuff: Verne is a firm believer in environmental stewardship and has been recycling since birth. She is thrilled that the corporate world has decided to join her in the seeking ways to eliminate waste, protect our natural resources and encourage others to do the same.

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