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NAEM's 2017 Member Appreciation Week
2017 Member Appreciation Week - Celebrating our Community

From February 6-10, NAEM will add additional value to your membership with a series of special events.

2017 NAEM Member Appreciation Week

Connect With the NAEM Community

From February 6-10, participate in our special members-only lineup of events, savings, and opportunities to get involved with NAEM's learning and networking programs.

Enter to Win a Free Registration to a 2017 NAEM Event!

There are several opportunities to get entered into our giveaway to win a FREE registration to the 2017 EHS Management Forum or another NAEM event! Winners will be announced on Friday February 10, 2017.

Complete these activities to receive up to five (5) raffle entries:

#1: Complete the short Member Satisfaction Survey.

#2: Email NAEM a short description of something you learned and applied in 2016 through benchmarking within the NAEM community.

#3: Only on Discount Day (February 8, 2017): Register at discounted rates for a 2017 NAEM event or Purchase an NAEM Research report

#4: Sign Up for NAEM Leadership Webinar on February 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (ET): The Business Case for Having a Strong Personal Brand

#5: Update Your NAEM profile

Monday Feb. 6, 2017

Meet the New NAEM Board of Directors

Meet the Board: NAEM's new Board of Directors convened in Washington, DC last month to begin charting the course for the organization's strategic planning initiatives. Today, on Monday February 6, 2017 we introduce our new board members and they will share with you their favorite NAEM experience.

Kris Morico General Electric Co.

Kris Morico
General Electric Co.

Mike Miller Dean Foods Co.

Mike Miller
2nd Vice President
Dean Foods Co.

Rick Taylor Parker Hannifin

Rick Taylor
Ex-Officio Member - Past President
Parker Hannifin Corp.

Carol Singer NAEM

Carol Singer Neuvelt
Ex-Officio Member - Executive Director

Kym Fawcett Enerplus Corp.

Kym Fawcett
Enerplus Corp.

Allen Stegman The BNSF Railway

Allen Stegman
The BNSF Railway

Megan Lum The Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Megan Lum
The Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Rodney Canada CP Kelco

Rodney Canada
CP Kelco

Sandy Nessing AEP Co Inc

Sandy Nessing
1st Vice President
American Electric Power Co. Inc.

Michelle Redfield Schneider Electric SE

Michelle Redfield
Schneider Electric SE

John Guttmann Beveridge and Diamond PC

John Guttmann
Ex-Officio Member - General Counsel
Beveridge & Diamond PC

Kenny Ogilvie EHS Support LLC

Kenny Ogilvie
Ex-Officio Member - Affiliates Council President
EHS Support LLC

Thomas Day USPS

Thomas Day
The United States Postal Service

David Newman Comcast Corp.

David Newman
Comcast Corp.

Nicole Wilkinson CVS Health Corp.

Nicole Wilkinson
CVS Health Corp.

David Williams Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

David Williams
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017

Keynote Transcript

Leading as an EHS&S Professional Now and into the Future: FREE Keynote Transcript from the 2016 NAEM Forum

Leading as an EHS&S Professional Now and into the Future: FREE Keynote Transcript from the 2016 NAEM Forum

Remarks by Wayne S. Balta, Vice President Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety; IBM Corp.
NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum
October 27, 2016 - Denver, Colorado

For Members Only (log-in required)
Download Free 2016 Forum Keynote Transcript

The scope of the corporate environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) profession continues to evolve as corporate leaders identify new ways to integrate their programs and drive business value. To do so, corporate managers need to have a strong technical base in science or engineering, as well as the ability to understand systems challenges, make an effective business case and inspire support for their ideas.

During his recent keynote at the annual NAEM EHS&S management Forum, Wayne Balta, Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM was asked to reflect on the diverse skills that today's emerging EHS and sustainability leaders will need to meet the changing needs of this dynamic profession.

Drawing on his career of more than 25 years in the EHS&S field, Mr. Balta provided one of the best and most concise analyses of:

  • the evolution of the EHS&S profession,
  • the major drivers for this evolution,
  • opportunities for professionals in the EHS&S field,
  • and 16 specific skills and behaviors that leaders in our field must cultivate in order to seize those opportunities

Wayne Balta

Wayne S. Balta

Wayne S. Balta is the Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM Corporation. He has global responsibility for environmental affairs, energy efficiency, and toxicology and chemical management as well as product safety and related hardware compliance functions. He joined IBM in 1984.

In addition to his role as IBM's chief environmental executive he is a member of IBM's Growth & Transformation Team, a group of IBM executives that drives growth pursuant to innovation and shifts in business and technology. He has also served on IBM's Global Enablement Team for Kenya and East Africa. He is IBM's Partnership Executive for Yale University. He also serves as IBM's Senior Location Executive in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mr. Balta also plays a leadership role with a variety of additional organizations including the Environmental Law Institute (member of the Board and prior Vice Chairman) and the World Environment Center (member of the Board and prior Chairman). He is a member and past Chairman of The Conference Board's Chief Environment, Health & Safety Wayne S. Balta Speaker Biography Officers Council. He was named a White House Champion of Change in 2012 for his efforts to advance corporate environmental sustainability.

Mr. Balta is a member of the President's Advisory Board for Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon. He was the recipient of Carnegie Mellon's Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2009. Mr. Balta is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Board for the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Council for the University of Michigan's Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.

Mr. Balta received a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982. He earned a Master of Science Degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Tau Beta Pi Fellow, in 1984. Mr. Balta is married. He and his wife Maritza have two children.

Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017

Discount Day

Save big on attending upcoming conferences and research reports! TODAY ONLY - Register online for any of our events for exclusive member discounts:

2017 EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference

March 6-8, 2017

Westin Galleria; Houston, Texas
Since 2001, NAEM's 2017 EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference has been the premier software event designed to meet the needs of corporate EHS and sustainability leaders. NAEM's conference is the best opportunity to meet with the leading solution providers in one place and to hear from fellow users who utilize these systems on a daily basis.

Register one attendee and bring a second for $150 off. Group rate of 3 or more for $75 off each registration!

2017 Management Excellence Conference

May 17-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor; Baltimore, Maryland
Focusing on the core of EHS responsibilities, this conference will bring together a diverse group of EHS professionals to discuss the most effective ways to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.

Regularly $509: $75 off on Discount Day! Only $434

Women's Sustainability Leadership Roundtable

June 20-22, 2017

Benson Hotel; Portland, Oregon
NAEM's Women's EHS & Sustainability Leadership Roundtable gives corporate EHS&S leaders the opportunity to Connect, Share and Grow

Regularly $509: $75 off on Discount Day! Only $434

2017 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

Aug. 2-3, 2017

Chicago, Illinois
This conference will offer insights that will help you improve your company's performance internally as well as having better control of your sustainability data at both ends of the supply chain.

Regularly $509: $75 off on Discount Day! Only $434

2017 EHS Management Forum

2017 EHS Management Forum

October 25-27, 2017

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
NAEM's EHS Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. For 25 years, NAEM's annual conference has been the premiere event dedicated to best practice-sharing for those developing and integrating strategic environmental, health and safety programs within companies.

Regularly $1295: Earliest Rate expires Friday $895; Group Rate of $695 per person for 4 or more people!

Career Profiles and Skills for Success

Career Profiles and Skills for Success

Released in Dec. 2015

Using a mix of survey data and qualitative interviews, this report will provide in-depth profiles of EHS professionals at each level of an organization. It will identify the educational background, professional experience, personal attributes, success factors and succession paths for those with leadership potential of EHS and sustainability professionals. This report will allow professionals and organizations to benchmark their competencies against similar professionals in the EHS and sustainability field.

Regularly $1150, For Members $920 $50 off on Discount Day! Only $870

EHS & Sustainability Staffing, Structure and Budgets

EHS & Sustainability Staffing, Structure and Budgets

Released in Oct. 2016

Building on the 2012 Staffing and Structure Benchmark, this report will provide a benchmark for the organizational structure, staffing levels, and responsibilities of the function that supports the company's EHS and sustainability goals. The research will be conducted through a survey administered to NAEM members and target companies.

Regularly $1400, For Members $1120 $50 off on Discount Day! Only $1070

Key Competencies for the EHS and Sustainability Profession

Key Competencies for the EHS and Sustainability Profession

Released in Jan. 2015

A follow-up to the 2012 Staffing and Structure Benchmark, diving into the skills, attributes, and salaries of EHS and sustainability professionals. The research, conducted through a survey administered to NAEM members and target companies, identifies core responsibilities for professionals by job title, and the average salaries based on years of experience.

Regularly $1150, For Members $920 $50 off on Discount Day! Only $870

Thursday Feb. 9, 2017

FREE Webinar for Members

The Business Case for Having a Strong Personal Brand

The Business Case for Having a Strong Personal Brand

1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)

Download this webinar!

Cost: FREE to Members, $49 for non-members

There is a strong, growing correlation between having a strong personal brand and the ability to gain greater influence as a business leader. Today's most successful corporate leaders know that their personal brand is a reflection and extension of their leadership style.

Engagement and Growth Consultant Tareaz Pegues will offer steps for leveraging your personal and professional experiences to build a brand that is impactful, authentic and purposeful. Tareaz also will demonstrate the importance of articulating brand value and aligning brand attributes with business objectives.

As a part of the new Leadership webinar series, participants can expect to learn:

  • The building blocks of curating a personal brand that goes well beyond social media profiles.
  • How to use your personal brand to advocate for yourself.
  • How a personal brand connects with business goals.

Featuring Guest Expert - Tareaz Pegues, Senior Corporate Communications Writer and Growth & Engagement Consultant; Pegues Branding Group LLC

Tareaz Pegues

Leveraging sales and marketing experience gained while working in performance-driven roles at UBS Financial Services, SC Johnson and The Miami Herald, Tareaz Pegues launched Pegues Branding Group, LLC in 2001 with the staunch belief that, "Every brand has a story".

She advises and coaches frontline professionals, managers and executives. Guiding her clients on a journey of self-discovery, Tareaz helps them change the behaviors, attitudes and perceptions that prevent personal and professional growth.

Additionally, Tareaz has researched and ghostwritten hundreds of white papers, newsletter articles and marketing pieces about leadership, management, recruiting and retention, creating cultures of success, corporate and personal branding, client and employee engagement.

She is also a speaker who challenges audiences to consider what makes their personal brand unique and special, and how well it is aligned with business priorities. Tareaz's signature presentation, "B-R-A-N-D for Career Growth and Leadership Success" has helped thousands of participants perfect their story, build ambassadors and grow their leadership brand.

Tareaz earned a bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Florida. The New Orleans native is a foodie who loves experimenting in the kitchen with her family.

Friday Feb. 10, 2017

Raffle Day

Today, we will be raffling off three registrations to 2017 NAEM events and a free copy of EHS&S Staffing, Structure and Budgets report!!

  1. Registration to the EHS & Sustainability Management Forum (October 25-27, 2017; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

  2. Registrations to your choice of NAEM's 2017 issue-specific conferences:
    • EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference (March 6-8, 2017; Tampa, Florida)
    • EHS Management Excellence Conference (May 17-18, 2017; Baltimore, Maryland)
    • Women's EHS&S Leadership Conference (June 20-22, 2017; Portland, Oregon)
    • Corporate Sustainability Management Conference (August 1-2, 2017; Chicago, Illinois)

  3. 1 copy of the 2016 EHS&S Staffing, Structure and Budgets report

Raffle Winners
Congrats to the following winners of complimentary registrations to NAEM's 2017 conferences:

  • David Thomas, Environmental Compliance Manager; Americas Styrenics LLC
  • Doriana Allyn, EHS Sr. Manager; Brother International Corp.
  • Mary Anne Hunter, Regulatory Affairs Manager HSE; Blachford Inc.

Thank you for taking part and making NAEM Member Appreciation Week a success! We enjoyed connecting with you during this week, and look forward to seeing you at our events and online.
-NAEM Staff

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