Kris Morico, Global Leader - Environmental Programs; General Electric Co.
Kris Morico is Global Leader of several successful Corporate Environmental Programs at General Electric Co. including: GE's Global Water, EPCRA, PRTR Chemical Management Programs and the new Environmental Excellence initiative launched in 2010. This initiative recognizes the GE locations with outstanding environmental performance.
Additionally, she leads the team associated with the company's fourth ecomagination commitment: to make a 25 percent absolute water reduction by 2015. In this role, Ms. Morico is responsible for the development and implementation of all associated programs across GE. She works closely with the company's business segments to proactively maintain compliance and achieve company goals.
Ms. Morico began her career working in the municipal water sector as a process engineer for the Regional Water Authority in New Haven, Conn. Over the past 27 years she has assumed leadership positions across several Fortune 500 companies including Clairol, Inc., Malcolm Pirnie Inc., Pratt and Whitney (Division of UTC), and most recently Tyco International.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Fairfield University, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, a MEM Environmental Management from Yale University, and an EMBA from the University of Connecticut. She is a licensed Professional Engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineer in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Certified Safety Professional and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. She also possesses a Class IV Water Treatment Plant Operators License issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and is an Environmental Laboratory Director through the same agency.
She is an active member in several professional EHS organizations and was recently elected to the status of Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineer. She serves on the advisory board for the University of Connecticut School of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as a board trustee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Kris is a visiting lecturer at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and was inducted this year into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.
Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Sustainability & ESH Strategy; American Electric Power Co.
With more than 30 years as a communications professional, Sandy Nessing has led corporate sustainability for American Electric Power since 2006. She facilitates dialogue, advocacy and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to build mutually trusting relationships, achieve business goals, mitigate activism, and protect AEP's reputation.
A leader on stakeholder engagement, she authored a chapter in the book, Sustainable Electricity: Case Studies from Electric Power Companies in North America about company culture and stakeholder engagement. Sandy is a frequent speaker nationally on sustainability-related issues, including stakeholder engagement, performance reporting and corporate culture.
Nessing has served on NAEM's Board of Directors since 2010 and has been active in NAEM since 2006. She co-chairs NAEM's Women's Leadership Roundtable, which is currently being organized for 2017.
Sandy also co-chairs the Voluntary Reporting Working Group at the Electric Power Research Institute Energy Sustainability Interest Group. She also serves on the Steering Committee for ESG/Sustainability Reporting with the Edison Electric Institute. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio and a Keyholder for The Women's Fund of Central Ohio. She is a graduate of Briarwood College.
Mike Miller, Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety; Dean Foods Co.
Michael Miller is Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety for Dean Foods. In this role Michael provides leadership to more than 75 EHS professionals in both enterprise, manufacturing, and logistics environments. Michael also sits on the Supply Chain Leadership Team working with other supply chain executives to provide strategic direction for the company.
Michael has been in the EHS field for over 18 years in multi-industry manufacturing and food & beverage companies in progressively increasing roles of responsibility.Michael has revamped the EHS function at Dean Foods overseeing several capital projects around waste water treatment, ammonia compliance, and leading a behavioral safety program that has resulted in over 60 percent reduction in injuries in 6 years, $130 million in P&C reserve releases, and significantly reduced property and claim costs for the business.
Prior to Dean Foods, Michael was the Director of Risk Management, EHS, & Product Compliance for Apex Tool Group, where he was responsible for setting up international insurance and EHS programs in over 40 countries. Prior to the ATG, Mike was the EHS Director for a segment of Danaher Corporation and had EHS roles at Textrons Corporate and E-Z-GO golf car business unit.
Michael has been a member of NAEM since 1998, when he attended his first Forum. Since 2012, he has represented Dean Foods on the Board of Regents, and served on the Board of Directors between 2011-2013.
Michael has a degree in Environmental Science & Policy from Clark University, graduate work from Clark University and Bryant University. Michael is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and has extensive training in lean manufacturing, project management, and behavior based safety.In addition to his involvement with NAEM, Michael is active with the Direct Distribution Logistics Counsel (DDLC) and the International Dairy Farmers Association's subcommittee focused on worker safety and environmental regulatory issues facing the dairy industry.
Michelle Redfield, Director, Environment and Process Improvement; Schneider Electric SA
Michelle Redfield and her team direct Schneider Electric's North American environmental and sustainability initiatives and strategy. This involves leading environmental programs such as compliance, management systems, water reduction, waste minimization and recycling, data management and environmental recognition. Ms. Redfield also leads the company's global safety and environmental data management system program and its global safety standardization and process improvement programs.
Since joining Schneider Electric in 2010, she has been working closely on sustainability issues and promoting sustainability cultures in the company's more than 100 North America sites.
Prior to joining the company, Ms. Redfield worked for about 20 years in consulting engagements for U.S.- based multinational organizations, most recently managing a full-service environmental, health and safety consulting office in Chicago. During that tenure she led a wide range of environmental and safety initiatives, operational effectiveness program development and implementation, integrated environmental system and compliance auditing programs, and environmental and safety and sustainability information management system programs.
Rick Taylor, Corporate Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Energy; Parker Hannifin Corp.
Rick Taylor has been with Parker Hannifin Corp., a Fortune 500 Company based in Cleveland, Ohio, for 25 years. He started his career with the company as an Environmental Engineer and has progressed through various assignments within the group to the present position as their Corporate Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Energy.
He is responsible for program oversight at more than 300 manufacturing facilities worldwide. He has spearheaded the company's sustainability program which includes product stewardship initiatives, social responsibility efforts, accident prevention and an energy/greenhouse gas reduction program. Additionally, Mr. Taylor manages the compliance assurance program and the environmental liabilities portfolio. His group also manages global procurement of energy and new construction. Prior to joining Parker, he worked for BP America as a Research and Development engineer in the field of industrial pollution treatment systems.
He is on the steering committee of the Corporate Sustainability Network and the Sustainability Advisory Board for the Cleveland State University Center for Sustainable Business Practices. He also is a member of the Manufacturers Alliance Sustainability Division and a member of NAEM's Board of Regents.
Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron, and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.
He, his wife and two children currently reside in Solon, Ohio. He enjoys hiking, fishing and golfing.
John Guttmann, Principal; Beveridge & Diamond PC
John Guttmann is a Principal at Beveridge and Diamond based in Washington DC. Mr. Guttmann's practice has been devoted primarily to trial and appellate litigation in the commercial, securities and environmental areas. He currently serves as lead national counsel for a major petroleum refiner in all MTBE product liability litigation and is a member of the defense steering committee for the refining industry in those cases.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Guttmann served as law clerk for Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He has served in numerous Firm leadership positions, including as Managing Principal of the Firm.
Mr. Guttmann holds leadership positions in a number of organizations. He is Vice-Chair of the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors of the C&O Canal Trust.
Carol Singer Neuvelt, Executive Director; NAEM
Carol Singer Neuvelt is the Executive Director of NAEM, the Premier Association for environmental, health and safety (EHS) Management. Under her leadership, NAEM has grown from a small group of environmental professionals into a robust, national organization with more than 1,800 individual members and 75 corporate members representing the full spectrum of industry sectors among Fortune 1,000 companies. Thanks to her expertise in delivering quality professional development programming, NAEM has grown into the largest professional community for EHS and sustainability decision-makers.
Kenny Ogilvie, Chairman and CEO; EHS Support Inc.
Over the past 29 years Kenny Ogilvie has been providing environmental management consulting support to corporate environmental health and safety (EHS) and financial industry managers. His specialties include: designing and integrating value measurement techniques, cost savings measurements, and corporate programs for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, compliance, reserves and SEC reporting, and environmental cleanup liabilities.
Within the United States, Kenny has worked on over 100 RCRA and voluntary remediation related projects and numerous special assignment projects related to SEC audits, insurance reviews, and liability management programs. He has also worked on international projects in Australia, China, and Europe. His expertise has been featured in more than a dozen periodicals, and he has been a presenter at hundreds of conferences.
Kenny has proudly been a member of NAEM since the early 2000s and has been an Affiliate member for more than six years. He has a BS in Aquatic Environments from Allegheny College and an MBA from The University of Michigan.