Wayne Balta Reflects on the Honor of Receiving NAEM's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

NAEM Staff
April 18, 2019
2018 NAEM Lifetime Achivement Award winner Wayne Balta
Wayne Balta, Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM Corp. and the recipient of NAEM's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, said that NAEM's Excellence Awards program is a distinct honor.

"NAEM has always been, in my view, an organization that focuses on work that really matters," he said. "A lot of times the result of the changes that we initiate might not manifest themselves until years later. The work of people's lives in this arena is work that has a longer-term impact, so to receive an award like this...means a whole lot."

"We're the Lorax," Mr. Balta said, "and we need to be the one to speak for the trees."

At the 27th annual EHS&S Management Forum this fall in Toronto, NAEM will present one Lifetime Achievement Award, a set of NexGen Leaders awards and three Leadership in Action awards. Learn more here.


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