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NAEM's 2012 Member Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Community
2012 Member Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Community

NAEM is Celebrating our Community during the 2012 Member Appreciation week! Join your colleagues this Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 as we thank you for making NAEM your professional home.

2012 Member Appreciation Week

Highlights of the week!

Don't let Member Appreciation Week pass without taking advantage of the following benefits:

  • Register for the free webinar - Innovating EHS Auditing: New Approaches to Corporate-level EHS Audit Programs.
  • Plan your learning - On Feb. 2, members receive 25% - 50% off on all NAEM events and products including the 2012 EHS Management Forum! View the discounts below on Thursday, Feb. 2. Registration links will open on Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. (ET).
  • Take the Member Survey! - Filling out this quick survey enters you into the members-only raffle. Prizes include two FREE Forum registrations.

Every day of the week offers a new benefit or activity exclusive to NAEM members. Stay tuned to your inbox and to take advantage of these valuable opportunities that enhance your NAEM membership.

Learn more below on how NAEM is celebrating you each day.

Monday Jan. 30

Meet the NAEM Board of Directors

Get to know NAEM's Board of Directors through interactive video interviews on their EHS and sustainability projects, trends and more!

What project are you most excited about working on this year?
Featuring Kelvin Roth of AMCOL International Corp; Sandy Nessing of American Electric Power Co. Inc.; Pat Perry of CVS Caremark; and John Reichling of CDM Smith.

What are some of the lessons you learned in 2011?
Featuring Deb Hammond of Abbott Laboratories; Stephen Evanoff of Danaher Corp.; Bruce Karas of The Coca-Cola Co.; and Minda Sarmiento of Shaw Environmental Inc.

What are the EHS and sustainability trends to watch in 2012?
Featuring Michael Miller of Dean Foods; David Newman; Mark Hause of DuPont; and Verne Shortell of NRG Energy.


Tuesday Jan. 31

Get to Know your Local NAEM Networking Group

Did you know that NAEM has six Local Networking Groups? These groups offer members an opportunity to share information and address common EHS and sustainability issues at the local level.

Today, we introduce you to the leaders in your region and invite you to join a group near you (a free opportunity for NAEM members)!

Mark Burriss

Northern California

Contact Information:
Mark Burriss
Tyco Thermal Controls
Director of Global EHS
307 Constitution Dr., Menlo Park, Ca.
(650) 474-7975

Upcoming Events:
Feb. 3 - Local Meeting: Business Continuity Planning

Fun fact about San Francisco:
In an act typical of San Francisco's mixing of cultures, the Japanese Hagiwara family invented "Chinese" fortune cookies at Golden Gate Park's Tea Garden, and at Chinatown's Ross Alley fortune cookie factory, a Rube Goldberg-like contraption turns them out by the dozens.

Three people you might meet at a Northern California event:

  • Bruce Klafter, Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; Applied Materials Inc.
  • Jonathan H. Bauer, Corporate Environmental Programs; Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Jeremy Poliquin, Environmental, Health Safety and Sustainability professional at Cisco Systems Inc.

How to get involved:
Contact Mark Burriss at

Karen Yeadon

Upper Midwest

Contact Information:
Karen Yeadon
Emerson Process Management / Rosemount Inc.
Manager of Environment, Health and Safety
8200 Market Blvd., Chanhassen, Minn. 55317
(952) 949-7692

Upcoming Events:

  • Feb. 2012: Regulatory Update on Water issues
  • April 2012: Sustainability and Career Development
  • Aug. 2012: Social Event
  • Nov. 2012: Regulatory Update on Air issues

Fun fact about Minneapolis:
Land of 10,000 lakes; Our Minor League baseball team's mascot is a pig.

Three people you might meet at an Upper Midwest event:

  • Tom Hawkinson, Corporate EHS Manager; The Toro Company
  • Don Bezek, Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Manager; Donaldson Co.
  • Larry Denney, Director of Environmental Sustainability; General Mills Inc.

How to get involved:
Contact Karen Yeadon at

Ana M Fernandez


Contact Information:
Ana M Fernandez
U.S. Foods
Director of Environmental Programs
7950 Spence Road, Fairburn, Ga. 30213
(770) 248-2457

Upcoming Events:

  • Feb. 2012 - Waste Minimization Event
  • May 2012 - Water Event
  • Aug. 2012 - Energy Event
  • Nov. 2012 - Reporting Event

Fun fact about Atlanta:
32 streets with the name "Peachtree"; Atlanta is host to well over 16.5 million visitors each year; The Varsity Restaurant has earned the distinction of serving the highest volume of Coca-Cola anywhere. It dispenses nearly 3 million servings of Coca-Cola annually; Atlanta has more shopping center space per capita than any other city except Chicago.

Three people you might meet at an Atlanta event:

  • Reginald Prime, Director of Environmental Affairs, Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • Mike Lloyd, Director of Environmental Services, Kimberly Clark Corp.
  • Ron Jarvis, Vice President of Sustainability, Home Depot

Your all-time favorite NAEM moment:

Savannah conference Thursday night group event!

How to get involved:
Contact Ana Fernandez at

Johanna C. Jobin

New England

Contact Information:
Johanna C. Jobin
EMD Millipore
Sustainability Manager
290 Concord Road, Billerica, Mass. 01821
(978) 715-1796

Upcoming Events:

  • March 2012 - "Hot Topics" Workshop,
  • May 2012 - Product Stewardship Event

Fun fact about New England:
New Englanders are proud of many things... the first Thanksgiving, the American Revolution, and of course our own New England Patriots, this year's obvious Super Bowl winner! But we are also proud that this is where NAEM was born! It started with a handful of EHS professionals looking to share best practices and lessons learned, and it quickly grew.

Three people you might meet at a New England event:

  • Chris Milici, John Crane
  • Anne Venetta Richard, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ardis Vaughan, Tyco

Your all-time favorite NAEM moment:

Savannah riverboat cruise, NAEM Forum – everybody was dancing!

How to get involved:
Contact Johanna Jobin at

NAEM also has Local Networking Groups in the following areas. Contact the Group leaders to get involved.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

Contact Information:
Emily Barton
Motorola Mobility
Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
600 North US Highway, Libertyville, Ill. 60048
(847) 523-2848

St. Louis

St. Louis

Contact Information:
Doug Marian
Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc.
Senior Project Manager
4848 Park 370 Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. 63042
(314) 656-4566

Is there not a networking group near you? Contact Briana Warner at about starting one in your area.

Wednesday Feb. 1

Free benchmarking and webinar

Today, NAEM is offering members one of the most valuable benefits of membership, professional development! Tune in for the following FREE webinar:

Innovating EHS Auditing: New Approaches to Corporate-level EHS Audit Programs

Innovating EHS Auditing: New Approaches to Corporate-level EHS Audit Programs

1 - 2:30 p.m. (ET)

Download this webinar for FREE if you are an NAEM member.

What's new and different in EHS auditing? How are companies leveraging resources to get the most value from their EHS audit programs?

From virtual, risk-based and integrated audits, this session examines how two leading companies are keeping their audit programs fresh and effective. Speakers will touch on how their auditing programs have evolved over the years and discuss drivers for new approaches they are taking. You will also get a high-level summary of a recent industry benchmarking of corporate EHS auditing practices.


  • Tom Finley, EHS Risk Analysis Director; Boeing Co.
  • Stuart Gock, Manager Safety Programs; Rockwell Automation Inc.

Moderated by: John Nagy, Vice President, EHS Management Consulting Services; AECOM Technology Corp.

Thursday Feb. 2

Discount Day - Plan your 2012 learning and save!

discount day

Back by popular demand, NAEM is thanking members with deep discounts.

On Thursday Feb. 2, receive a 25 - 50% discount on 2012 NAEM events and products! This is your chance to plan your professional development for the year and save!

The following discounts are ONLY VALID from 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Feb. 2 -

2012 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
Building a Best-in-Class Program

March 7-8, 2012

Atlanta, GA
Gain a behind-the-scenes look at how companies across industry built successful enterprise-wide sustainability programs.

Regularly $479: Early Bird rate of $429 extended through Discount Day!

2012 Product Stewardship Conference
Managing Impacts Throughout the Supply Chain

May 9-10, 2012

Boston, Mass.
This conference offers attendees a first-hand look at how several companies developed and advanced their product stewardship programs and achieved greater transparency throughout their supply chain.

Regularly $479: 25% off on Discount Day! - Only $355

2012 EHS Compliance Excellence Workshop
Designing Management Systems that Drive Performance

August 1-2, 2012

Chicago, IL
Effective EHS Management hinges on the strength of the management system design and how well it is integrated into the business. This conference will showcase how leading companies are managing EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.

Regularly $479: 25% off on Discount Day! - Only $355

2012 EHS Management Forum
Celebrating 20 Years!

Oct. 17-19, 2012

Naples, Fla.
Join more than 500 of your peers for the largest annual gathering for environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. With two days of peer-led interactive sessions and keynote presentations, this is the premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in EHS and sustainability management.

Regularly $1055: 25% off on Discount Day! - Only $790

Bringing a group? Groups of Five (5) or more from your company receive the discount rate of only $650/person! Rate will automatically apply during the registration process.

NAEM Webinar Library

NAEM's peer-driven webinar programs available on demand
Regularly from $49 to $99 each: 50% off regular price - Available from $25 to $49 each on Discount Day!

Only $49 - Use discount code WBNR49

Only $25 - Use discount code WBNR25

Stay tuned on Feb. 2 for the code to purchase at discount day prices

Friday Feb. 3

Member Raffle Results

naem 2012 maw raffle

As a final thank you this week, NAEM is raffling off several prizes!

Names were drawn from the members who filled out the Member Appreciation Survey.

And the winners are...

Complimentary passes to the 2012 EHS Management Forum

  • Ray Lizotte; APC by Schneider Electric
  • Martin Wolf; Seventh Generation Inc.
Complimentary passes to an NAEM conference or workshop
  • Angela Knight; Corning Inc.
  • Curt Michols; Abbott Laboratories
Complimentary on-demand webinar
  • Lauren Barker; Caterpillar, Inc.
  • James Bilgo; Kohler Co.
  • Kelly Sobczak; CH2M Hill
  • Cara Udarbe; USG Corp.
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