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Best of Forum Webinar - Strategies to Keep Your Auditing Program Fresh and Effective
Best of the Forum Webinar

The Best of Forum series features encore webinar presentations of the top-rated sessions from the 21st Annual EHS Management Forum. These interactive presentations are peer-led case studies from leading companies that represent the latest in EHS and sustainability management. If you missed the Forum, this series is an effective way to benchmark your program, ask questions, and share the Forum experience with your team.

Strategies to Keep Your Auditing Program Fresh and Effective

Strategies to Keep Your Auditing Program Fresh and Effective

Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $149 for Non-Members

Today EHS and sustainability managers are challenged to complete more audits with less resources, combine compliance and management system audits, and manage other competing audit needs, all while keeping the quality and effectiveness of their audits at peak performance. This session will offer attendees strategies for keeping their programs fresh and effective including ideas for leveraging resources with other function audits and techniques to evaluate and improve the quality and value of an audit process. Come ready to share your ideas and techniques for how to tackle this critical and ever-present challenge.


  • Peter Fisken, Vice President of Risk Advisory & Assurance Services; Carnival Corp.
  • Frank Marino, Corporate EHS Manager; Raytheon Co.
  • Anna Pierce, EHS Compliance Assurance Manager; General Electric Co., Power & Water

Moderator: Chris England, Regional Manager Environment, Safety, Health & Security; Xylem

Speaker biographies:

Peter Fisken

Peter Fisken

Peter Fisken is Vice President of Risk Advisory & Assurance Services (RAAS) for Carnival Corporation & plc., a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world with a portfolio of leading cruise brands attracting 10 million guests annually. He is responsible for the Health, Environmental, Safety and Security (HESS) audit program for over 100 cruise ships operated from six shore based locations in the USA and Europe. He is also responsible for overseeing the planning and progress of significant HESS incident investigations.

Peter joined the Miami based company in 2001, as a Manager, Maritime Audit Services performing shipboard, and shoreside HESS audits. From 2002 as Director and in 2006 Peter became the Vice President of the Maritime Audit group.

Prior to joining Carnival Corporation Peter spent 25 years in the British Merchant Navy sailing on a variety of ships culminating in 10 years as Captain onboard large oil tankers and two years in shore based ship management developing Safety and Environmental Systems for the marine industry.

Educated in Scotland, Peter has a Class I Master Mariners License and a BA in Nautical Science

Frank Marino

Frank Marino

Frank Marino is a Senior Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Manager at Raytheon Co., where he works on a variety of EHS challenges including auditing, corporate social responsibility reporting, sustainability, injury prevention, OSHA VPP, installing electric vehicle charging stations, and enterprise e-waste management.

He has more than 30 years of experience in industrial EHS management, including auditing manufacturing plants in a variety of settings including computers, appliances, military hardware and aircraft.

Frank holds a master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Anna Pierce

Anna Pierce

Anna Pierce is the global EHS Compliance Assurance Manager for the GE Power and Water business. She is responsible for EHS Management System and Compliance program development, auditing and associated metrics. Anna also leads the OneGE initiative, which provides consistent EHS programs for all services work performed by GE businesses with common customers - GE Power and Water, Oil and Gas and Energy Management.

Anna began her career with the General Electric Co. in 1999 as an intern and co-op in the GE Transportation business in Erie, PA. She spent five years in the business as an EHS Technical Advisor, assuming roles of greater responsibility while gaining expertise in the manufacture, assembly, test and new product development of traction motors, engines and locomotives. In 2005, she joined the former GE Energy business as an Environmental Lead in the Parts and Repairs division, managing air, hazardous waste and dangerous good shipment programs for 78 global service centers. In 2007, Anna took the role of EHS Simplification Manager for the former GE Energy Services business focusing on incorporating lean principles into EHS and building synergies with the Quality organization. In that role, Anna began leading the customer focused OneGE initiative that she continues to lead today. In 2010, she accepted her current position as the EHS Compliance Assurance Manager.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, a minor in Environmental and Occupational Science and Health and Master's in Business Administration from Gannon University. She also maintains accreditation as a Certified Safety Professional from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

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