NAEM’s Emerging Leaders group is a professional development resource for aspiring environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders. Through educational events, online discussions and in-person events the Emerging Leaders program is a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned leaders and connect with your peers.
Career Arcs: A Profile of Three EHS and Sustainability Leaders and How they Got There
Dec. 8, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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This one-hour webinar will showcase the career arcs of three EHS and Sustainability leaders and will identify the skills emerging leaders should start developing today. Featuring presentations by:
- Elliot Levine, Environmental Engineer; Genentech Inc.
- Dr. Peggy Ward, Director of the Enterprise Sustainability Strategy Team; Kimberly-Clark Corp.
- Kris Morico, Global Leader; GE Water Program
Elliot Levine is an Environmental Engineer for Genentech Inc. In this capacity, he serves as program manager for the company's storm water pollution prevention; spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) plan; and refrigerant compliance management program.
Mr. Levine also is the leader of Genentech's 'Army of Darkness,' a 230-person volunteer group focused on reducing energy use across the company's campus. Additionally, he serves as a member of Genentech's solid waste working team, which is dedicated to reducing solid waste generation and increasing diversion from landfill by establishing recycling staging and studying the categories of materials in the company's waste stream.
Prior to joining Genentech, he also worked as a Research and Development Engineer for Becton, Dickinson and Co.; a Process Engineer for Malden Mills Industries Inc. and an Engineering Manager for Applied Biosystems.
Mr. Levine holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.
Dr. Peggy Ward
Dr. Peggy Ward is Director of the Enterprise Sustainability Strategy Team at Kimberly-Clark Corp., where she leads global advancement of the company's sustainability strategy. This position places emphasis on developing, implementing and communicating Kimberly-Clark's sustainability strategy and related plans to internal and external stakeholders.
Ms. Ward joined the company in 1998 as a research scientist in the Consumer Tissue business, where she led the patent and competitive intelligence functions. She later held a project lead role in improving Kleenex Cottonelle bath tissue.
She earned her bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Colgate University and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. She also conducted post-doctoral studies at the Université du Maine in Le Mans, France.
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.