NAEM 2022 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

Kris Morico

Kris Morico

Vice President of EHS
Baxter International Inc.

Kris has over 35 years of corporate, academic and professional society senior executive leadership experience in environmental, health and safety (EHS), enterprise risk mitigation, sustainability, ESG and engineering. She has led global EHS operations for Fortune 100 companies, including Baxter International, GE, Tyco International, United Technologies Corporation - Pratt & Whitney and Asea Brown Boveri - Combustion Engineering, Inc.

Presently Kris is the Vice President EHS and Sustainability for Baxter. In this role Kris is the senior executive responsible for the EHS and Sustainability function at the company including proactively sustaining compliance, enterprise EHS risk assessment/mitigation and corporate ESG activities as well as advancing a step-change functional transformation across all of Baxter.

Kris earned a B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s in Environmental Management from Yale University, and an Executive MBA from the University of Connecticut. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in nine states; a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists; a Certified Safety Professional, and Diplomate Water Resources Engineer (one of approximately 700 globally).

For several years, Kris was a visiting lecturer in the Yale School of Environmental Studies and previously served on its alumni board. She was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers at the University of Connecticut, School of Engineering, and presently serves on both the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering advisory boards. Presently Kris is an adjunct professor in the school of civil & environmental engineering at the University of South Florida. Kris was formerly an advisory board member of ehsAI, an artificial intelligence developer for EHS compliance.

An active member in several professional and philanthropic organizations, Kris is a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as the Water Environment Federation, long time member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), President of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES), and a former President of the National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM). Kris was selected as an honoree in the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame in 2019 and elected Fellow in the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in 2021. Most recently Kris was named as a 2022 Awardee, Top 100 Women Leaders of Tampa.