Pat Perry, Target Corp.
Pat Perry is a Senior Group Manager at Target Corporation in the Corporate Compliance & Ethics department. Located at Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis Minnesota, Ms. Perry’s group is responsible for developing and designing corporate compliance programs to meet regulatory requirements and the intent of Chapter 8 of the US Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Prior to joining Target’s Corporate Compliance & Ethics department, Ms. Perry managed Target’s environmental department responsible for due diligence on new properties, industrial hygiene, and waste management and recycling programs for facilities owned or leased by Target. In addition, her team supported Target’s sustainability and product stewardship initiatives including her participation on the State of Minnesota’s Climate Change Advisory Committee to Governor Tim Pawlenty.
Before Target, Ms. Perry was an environmental consultant providing services to the industrial and commercial sectors of business. ). She is a former board member of the National Recycling Coalition. She is a graduate of the State University of New York, Buffalo, and resides in Deephaven Minnesota.
Debbie Hammond, Abbott Laboratories
Debbie Hammondis the Director of Global EHS Governance for Abbott, based in the Chicagoland area. Abbott is a diversified healthcare company with businesses spanning pharmaceutical formulation, nutritional products, diagnostic testing, and medical devices. She has been with Abbott for 10 years and has primary responsibility to oversee Abbott’s EHS regulatory affairs, performance, and reporting programs across its business units worldwide. Prior to Abbott she spent 12 years in environmental consulting and laboratory analysis.
Frank Macielak, Jr., Cardinal Health Inc.
Frank Macielak is the Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety at Cardinal Health, Inc., a major provider of products and services to the healthcare industry. He has been with Cardinal Health since 2007. Prior to this, he was the Director of EHS at Acument Global Technologies for 3 years. He spent almost 20 years in the Director position of United Technologies Corporation’s EH&S department. Frank He received his MBA from the University of Michigan and is BS in Western Michigan University. He has CIH and CSP certifications.
Regents Board Member At Large
Stephen Evanoff, Danaher Corp.
Mr. Evanoff’s career includes service in the military and corporate management positions in the aerospace, defense, commercial manufacturing, and residential housing industries. Currently, he is Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety for Danaher Corporation, a Washington D.C.-based, diversified, global company with 50,000 employees worldwide and $12b in annual sales, that designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and consumer products.
Prior to his current position, Stephen was Vice President of EHS for Aimco, a large REIT, and Corporate Director of Energy, Environment, Safety, and Health ("EESH”) Central Services for Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he was also responsible for EESH government relations with federal and state agencies, and managed the corporation’s largest environmental remediation project. He was a US Representative to United Nations Environment Programme under the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Layer Protection, where he recommended technologies for eliminating stratospheric ozone depleting chemicals from aerospace manufacturing and co-authored United Nations technical reports. Stephen served five years active duty in the U.S. Air Force.
He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering and is a distinguished graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a Board Certified Safety Professional. Stephen is an avid mountaineer spending much of his free time skiing, biking, hiking and backpacking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He is married and has one son. His family shares their home with two Great Danes and two cats.
Bruce Karas, Coca-Cola North America
Mr. Karas is the Director of Sustainability, Environment & Safety for Coca-Cola North America He has over 20 years of experience as an EHS professional and has practiced in a wide range of Industrial operations in the US, Canada and China. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist in Comprehensive Practice, a Certified Safety Professional and is a Registered Occupational Hygienist in Canada. He has served in various positions in national and local professional organizations and has presented various papers on topics ranging from ergonomics, health effects of flavorings, water stewardship and sustainability.
Mark Hause, Dupont Co.
Current role is Global Environmental Competency Leader for DuPont as part of the Corporate Safety, Health and Environmental Excellence Center. Previous experiences include Global Environmental Engineering Technology Manager as well as a variety of Leadership roles in Manufacturing, Technology, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Business Management in the 29 years that I have been at DuPont. Professional affiliations include Board membership for NAEM, Red Clay Valley Association, Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services Inc. and Adoptive Families with Information and Support. I previously served as a Board Member for GEMI, the Environmental Associates of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science and the Center for Waste Reduction Technologies. I earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University. I grew up in a family of twelve children, so I am used to working with large groups of people in a dynamic environment to achieve common ground. I am married with three children and numerous pets, so I thrive on chaos.
Mike Lloyd, Kimberly Clark
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, American Electric Power Inc.
Sandy Nessing has responsibility for managing sustainability strategy, corporate stakeholder engagement and annual
performance reporting for American Electric Power (AEP), as well as strategic projects within the Environment, Safety & Health and Facilities organization. She works closely with executives and business units to identify, evaluate, and coordinate strategic opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, protect people and support public policy and regulatory strategies. In addition, she manages special projects for AEP’s Chairman. 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.
Prior to joining AEP in February 2006, she was manager of Corporate Communications for Yankee Gas Services Company, part of the Northeast Utilities System and Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company. She was responsible for all internal and external communications, including managing the company’s communications strategy for compliance with new federal gas pipeline safety rules and community outreach to support construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility.
Before her work in the utility industry, she was senior public information specialist for the Saint Raphael Healthcare System in New Haven, Conn. and spent 12 years as a broadcast journalist in Connecticut, holding positions that included radio news director, news anchor and reporter. She was elected the first female chairperson of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and received an AP Managing Editor’s citation for breaking the Unabomber story at Yale University.
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 Regents of NAEM and is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Sustainability Interest Group, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and the NGO 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. Nessing lives in Westerville, Ohio, with her husband, Ken, and son.
David Newman, Millipore/Merck
Mr. Newman is Senior Director, Sustainability and EHS for EMD Millipore, a $3 Billion division of Merck KGaA. EMD Millipore provides products for life sciences research, development, scale-up and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Its customers include leading universities, laboratories, biotech and pharmaceutical firms worldwide.
Mr. Newman leads the division’s Sustainability, EHS and Facilities Engineering functions. His accomplishments include starting and leading the division’s Sustainability program. Since 2007, EMD Millipore has implemented savings projects including a 15% reduction in energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, installation of an onsite 310KW solar system, changeover to a hybrid vehicle fleet, and implementation of product design for sustainability and innovative product recycling programs.
Prior to joining EMD Millipore in 2003, Mr. Newman worked in EHS management consulting, and before that for a multi-national Fortune 100 manufacturing firm.
He has master degrees in Public Health and Industrial Environmental Management, and is a CHMM, certified EMT and firefighter.
Individual Board Member at Large
Michael Miller, Apex Tool Group
Michael Miller has been Global Director, Risk Management for Apex Tool Group, LLC since July 2010. Apex Tool Group LLC is a joint venture between Cooper Industries plc and Danaher Corporation and is the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Michael is responsible for leading all Risk Management and EHS activities globally for ATG Apex Tool Group has over locations in 30 countries globally with over 7500 employees. Prior to his role at ATG, Mike was Global Director EHS for Danaher’s Tools & Components where Mike led the implementation and execution of a global EHS program aligned with lean manufacturing. Previously, Mike has held progressively responsible roles in EHS at Textron and Texas Instruments. Mike has a bachelor’s degree from Clark University in Environmental Science and Policy and has done graduate study at Clark, Columbia, and Bryant University.
Verne Shortell, NRG Energy, Inc.
Verne is NRG Energy’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 programs. She works closely with NRG’s 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. Prior to joining NRG, Verne managed environmental matters for an integrated utility, deregulated electric and gas company, and then a large Mid-Atlantic energy holding company. She has worked in the energy business for the last 21 years and in the environmental field for 32. Verne graduated with a degree in chemistry from Colgate University with graduate work in environmental engineering at Northeastern University.