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Key Practice Area - Compliance Excellence - 2016 EHS Management Forum: Reducing Risk, Spotlighting V
Key Practice Area: Compliance Excellence

2016 Forum - Reducing Risk, Spotlighting Value

Oct. 26-28, 2016

As a profession, we have long since left behind the notion that EHS is a compliance-only function and continue to reaffirm the strategic value that proactive EHS management brings to companies. Sessions in this track will focus on ways EHS leaders are demonstrating value through risk reduction efforts. Attendees in these sessions will gain insights into how their peers are driving performance through developing management systems, leading integration efforts in mergers and acquisitions, reducing risk in supply chains, and juggling an array of global challenges. It will also include a comprehensive look at regulatory and standards trends and developments on the horizon.

If you're looking for new ideas to improve efficiency, manage risk or advance sustainability, you'll find inspiration through the interactive discussions and peer case studies the Forum delivers.


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Session 3: Overcoming Global EHS Management and Compliance Challenges
Overseeing EHS Compliance and Management for a global company presents a host challenges from data collection, to creating and implementing global policy and standards, to different perceptions of risk, safety and compliance. Have you been able to leverage EHS capabilities and expertise regionally and globally? What strategic internal partnerships, and external networks and services are enabling industry-leading global programs to be successful? How have programs matured from compliance-driven, to data management, to a supportive and sustainable Global EHS Management program? This session will showcase strategic approaches, lessons and reflections from senior EHS leaders that have tackled some of these challenges and explore how they found success.

Moderator: Kisa AdkinsGlobal Environment Compliance Program Manager; Newell Brands Inc.

  • Anita DawsonManager, Global EHS; Air Liquide Advanced Materials Inc.


  • Matt PeroneSenior Manager; Flex Ltd.
  • Paul NarogManager, Corporate Environmental Operations; 3M
  • Steve ShedroffSection Head, Global Innovations HS&E; Procter & Gamble Co.

Session 7: Regulatory Trends and Developments to Watch
Evolving global regulations will be reviewed in light of the recent 2015 Paris COP Agreement, REACH 2018, new TSCA requirements and potential circular economies. Regulations are rapidly changing and our goal is to help you sort through these challenges. This session will provide attendees with a review of these and other emerging issues and how you can manage them in your business. In this session, we will explore how companies are assessing these evolving environmental risks and how they can develop adaptive management strategies.

Moderator: Bill GlynnAssociate; CDM Smith


  • Scott CanonicoRegional Manager EHS; Linn Energy LLC
  • Jerry TinianowChief Sustainability Officer; The City of Denver
  • Liz Harriman, Deputy Director; The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachussetts, Lowell

Session 11: Leveraging EHS Management Systems to Shift EHS Thinking and Performance
Management systems (EHSMS) have been instrumental in helping our field shift from a compliance-orientation, to one where focus is on performance improvement and organizational impact. The next evolution of EHSMS is pushing into areas of enterprise risk management, organizational health, and expanding the EHS function's depth and breadth. This session will show how cutting-edge approaches are taking existing EHSMS frameworks to new levels, and in turn, are helping EHS professionals increase their perspectives and impact.

Moderator: Charles RedingerPresident; Redinger 360


  • Alan ResnikDirector Corporate Environmental Affairs; Cummins Inc.
  • Peggy SpurlockManager, Safety & Environmental; Schneider Electric SE
  • Richard BudgePresident and Founder, Lakeside Risk Management

Session 15: Putting a System in place to Reduce EHS and Sustainability Risk in Your Supply Chain
In this session participants will learn about key global supply chain risks and how to put a system in place to mitigate disruptions, scarcity, and social pressure. Speakers will focus on topics like severe weather, socio-political conflicts, global warming, resource over-use, conflict minerals, and forced labor that impart a growing risk on modern global supply chains. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of modern supply chain risk factors and strategies for combating these ever growing issues.

Moderator: Alan JohnsonDirector of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances; 3E Co.


  • Phil BerryPartner and Principal Consultant; Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Stephen BernardSenior Sustainability Manager; AT&T Inc
  • Elizabeth ZimmermannSenior Director Global EHS; Western Digital Corp
  • Hiroshi IshizukaProgram Manager of Energy/Resource Management; Western Digital Corp

Session 19: Successful EHS Management Before and After a Merger or Acquisition
In these times of fast paced business deals, we will discuss how to get your company proactively thinking about EHS in mergers and acquisitions. Learn from your peers who have weathered the storm, how to get that seat at the table, talk in terms the business understands, and provide immeasurable value to your company by identifying the risks up front. Once the deal is done, we'll explore how to take the best of both companies and integrate system and cultures. Getting acquired? Learn from your peers how to compare systems and take the best of both worlds.

Moderator: Nicole VossSenior Manager, Global EHS & Regulatory Compliance; Ashland Inc.


  • Joette Bailey-KeownDirector EHS; Ball Corp.
  • Christopher EnglandDirector, Environment, Safety, Health, Sustainability, and Security; Xylem Inc.
  • Alan LeibowitzPresident; EHS Systems Solutions LLC

Speaker Bios

Paul Narog, Manager, Corporate Environmental Operations; 3M
Paul Narog is manager of Environmental Operations in 3M's corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Operations organization.

He has worked in a variety of roles in the environmental field, with specific focus on air emission control, environmental permitting and compliance management, regulatory advocacy, and stakeholder communications. In his current position, Narog manages a department of environmental professionals responsible for regulatory compliance management, corporate governance programs and pollution prevention. He also manages sustainability professionals with responsibility for corporate-level sustainability strategy, publicly stated sustainability goals, cross-functional sustainability initiatives, customer and stakeholder engagement, and external reporting and communications.

He recieved his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is a member of the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) and the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

Steve Shedroff, Section Head, Global Innovations HS&E; Procter & Gamble Co.
Steve Shedroff is currently the Global Innovation HS&E Section Head for the Beauty Care business of The Procter & Gamble Company. He has been with P&G for 30 years working primarily in the Heath, Safety and Environment area. During 2000-2008 he worked in the Beauty Care Process Engineering group as the lead process Engineer for the Deodorant and Antiperspirant category. He has a Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a Certificate in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Scott Canonico, Regional Manager EHS; Linn Energy LLC
Scott Canonico has over 20 years of EHS and sustainability leadership experience in multiple industries, including technology, pulp & paper and energy, in the US and abroad. He specializes in developing compliance management systems, negotiating agreements and shaping policy. He has created effective corporate responsibility and compliance auditing programs. He has presented on environmental topics and represented his companies to press, analysts, public officials, trade groups and the general public in North America, Europe and Asia.

Scott holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point and a Master's degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered Professional Engineer.

Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer; The City of Denver
As Denver's Chief Sustainability Officer since 2012, Jerry Tinianow works to ensure that critical natural and human resources are available and affordable to everyone in Denver, now and tomorrow. His work is organized around the City's 2020 Sustainability Goals, which are among the most ambitious of any American city.

Jerry previously served as a national officer of both the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society, and also practiced law for over two decades with two of Ohio's largest law firms. The Sierra Club designated him as a national “Environmental Hero” during its centennial celebration. Jerry received his undergraduate and law degrees from George Washington University.

Liz Harriman, Deputy Director; The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachussetts, Lowell
As Deputy Director of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Liz Harriman is responsible for managing the operations and technical functions of the Institute, as well as working with the other TURA agencies to set direction for the program. In her 20+ years working at the Institute, she has provided technical research and support services to Massachusetts companies with the goal of identifying safer alternatives to toxic chemicals used in manufacturing and products. Recent technical work includes prioritization and hazard evaluation of chemicals, chemical alternatives assessment, and flame retardants. Ms. Harriman is a registered Professional Engineer and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Cornell University in Civil Engineering and a Master's degree in Hazardous Materials Management from Tufts University.

Alan Resnik, Director Corporate Environmental Affairs; Cummins Inc.
Alan Resnik has 30 years of experience in environmental management in industrial manufacturing and consulting. In his current role as Director, Facilities and Operations Environmental Management for Cummins, Mr. Resnik is responsible for regulatory compliance, pollution prevention and mitigation, emissions reduction and natural resource conservation at Cummins' facilities worldwide as well as the implementation of the management systems and programs to enable success in those areas. Cummins Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, is the largest independent diesel engine manufacturer in the world, with more than 55,000 employees operating in more than 190 countries.

Mr. Resnik has BS and MS degrees in Geology and Mineralogy from The Ohio State University and University of Toledo, respectively. He has been instrumental in leading efforts that have resulted in Cummins' inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index each year since 2006, receiving the 2014 Robert W. Campbell International Award for Business Excellence through Safety, Health and Environmental Management and most recently being recognized as one of three global winners of the 2016 Award of Excellence in Energy Management from the Clean Energy Ministerial.

Peggy Spurlock, Manager, Safety & Environmental; Schneider Electric SE
Peggy Spurlock is a Senior Safety & Environmental Manager with Schneider Electric with more than 30 years in the EHS field. She began her career at Schneider Electric in metal finishing and advanced to EHS management first at the site level, then moving to the North America EHS team level.

Her current assignments within Schneider Electric include the development and implementation of various EHS projects, including a global Integrated Management System designed to meet the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. She is the global safety operational lead for this process and has assisted in the successful global rollout of this system.

Peggy has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Transylvania University and has been a Certified Safety Professional for 20 years.

Richard Budge, President and Founder, Lakeside Risk Management
Richard Budge is a Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) professional and consultant with over 20 years of experience.  Richard is the President and Founder of Lakeside Risk Management and has provided safety and environmental consulting services to clients in various industrial sectors and has performed hundreds of EHS impact assessments, compliance audits, management system audits, incident investigations and process design reviews.

Mr. Budge is also the former Vice President, Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) with SNC-Lavalin Inc. where he was responsible for the development and implementation of an integrated HSSE management system using risk based and behaviour based principles.  Mr. Budge was also responsible for ensuring EHS regulatory compliance of global operations and the safety and protection of employees working around the world.  SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership and operation of infrastructure with offices in over 50 countries.

Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin, Richard was the Director of HSSE with the Royal Canadian Mint for 11 years and was responsible for the protection of more than $9 billion in precious metals and ensuring operational compliance with EHS regulatory requirements including the design and operation of engineering controls for safety and environmental abatement.  The Royal Canadian Mint operates one of the largest and most technically advanced gold and silver refineries in the world and is also responsible for the manufacturing of domestic and foreign currency producing more than 52 billion circulation coins for over 30 countries. 

Richard is a licenced professional environmental engineer and holds a Juris Doctor degree with a specialization in environmental, safety and employment law.

Phil Berry, Partner and Principal Consultant; Sustainable Supply Chains
Phil Berry has developed and managed sustainability, supply chain and human rights programs for large corporations and governments for more than 35 years.

Phil spent 11 years at Nike, from 1996 to 2007. In 1996, Phil founded and led Nike Footwear's supply chain sustainability programs in Asia. Starting in 2001, Phil served as Nike Footwear's first Director of Sustainability. In the latter role, Phil was part of the team that started the Nike Considered line of award-winning, more sustainable products.

After leaving Nike in late 2007, Phil founded the Sustainable Supply Chains. For six years, Sustainable Supply Chains served the needs of large, international US and UK businesses by working in their supply chains to help develop strategies and build environmental and social sustainability programs.

In 2013, Phil took a leave of absence from Sustainable Supply Chains, to accept a 3-year contract serving as Sustainability Director in China for Stora Enso Oyj. Stora Enso, a Finnish / Swedish company, is Europe's largest and oldest forestry, pulp, biomaterials and packaging company.

Sustainability and human rights aspects of Stora Enso's planned $2 billion USD project in China was of great concern to investors, international NGOs, human rights advocates and Nordic governments. It culminated in accusations against Stora Enso Oyj to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. For Phil, it was a chance to again go inside a financially-stressed company in serious trouble and build another sustainability program in Asia “from the ground up”.

Phil hired, trained and led a team of 27 managers and specialists to develop world-class human rights, environmental and stakeholder engagement programs. The 3 years of hard work regained trust in the project, settled the legal accusations and secured financing for the project from World Bank / International Finance Corporation.

In July 2016, Phil rejoined the team at Sustainable Supply Chains. Phil currently leads a team of 4 social and environmental consultants located on 3 continents (North America, Asia and Africa).

Phil and his wife Joanna have relocated from Beihai, China back to their home and the company's office in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Phil and his wife have three children and two granddaughters. Phil holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Stephen Bernard, Senior Sustainability Manager; AT&T Inc.
Stephen Bernard is a sustainability professional and environmental engineer with over twenty-five years of experience in telecommunications and aerospace. Currently, he is a Senior Supply Chain Sustainability Manager at AT&T, where he is responsible for developing, implementing and managing new policies and programs that build sustainable business practices into supply chain operations. As a Senior Manager, he contributes thought leadership and key communications on sustainable business practices throughout the Global Supply Chain team, across business partners and out to suppliers. He leads the QuEST Forum ICT industry sustainability initiative (, AT&T's work with CDP Supply Chain, and supplier engagement with the global sourcing team.

Previously at AT&T, Stephen negotiated national contracts for environmental, greenhouse gas emissions management, backup power and emergency services. He also worked within the environmental, health and safety programs at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Lockheed Martin Astronautics, where he inspected Air National Guard bases nation-wide, managed environmental compliance programs at a major aerospace manufacturing plant, and prepared emergency response plans for major installations for Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force.

Stephen holds a Master of Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from the University of Colorado Denver Business School.  He also holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Elizabeth Zimmermann, Senior Director Global EHS; Western Digital Corp.
Elizabeth Zimmermann is Senior Director of Global Environmental, Health, Safety and Security for Western Digital. As a member of a cross-functional team, she helped spearhead the development of a global, integrated management system (IMS) for certification to industry-recognized quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management system standards. She currently is the management representative for Western Digital's IMS and is focused on integrating EHS governance and implementation across the company's growing portfolio of global operations.

Ms. Zimmermann joined the IBM data storage operation in 1997, and she has continued to lead EHS for the business during its transition first to Hitachi and subsequently to Western Digital. She holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Stanford University.

Hiroshi Ishizuka, Program Manager of Energy/Resource Management; Western Digital Corp.
Hiroshi Ishizuka is Program Manager of Energy/Resource Management for Western Digital. He previously developed and implemented management systems for global environmental data management and external reporting. Since 2014, he has led the company's global program for promoting energy/resource efficiency. In this role, he has established a platform for engaging participants from all global operations in sharing knowledge and replicating best practices to further energy, water and waste conservation. He currently is focused on creating an overarching system aligning energy/resource management with the company's integrated management system (IMS) certification approach.

Mr. Ishizuka joined the Hitachi data storage company in 2011, and he has continued with the company through its transition to Western Digital. His subject of special study is environmental economics analyzing the Kuznets Curve hypothesis that as an economy develops, market forces first increase and then decrease economic inequality. He also studied environmental sciences at the University of British Columbia as an exchange student.

Joette Bailey-Keown, Director EHS; Ball Corp.
Mrs. Bailey-Keown is an environmental, health and safety professional with 36 years' experience in environmental management and 11 years' experience in H&S management. She has experience in the aerospace and manufacturing industries. Currently, Mrs. Bailey-Keown is the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for Ball Packaging Operations located in Broomfield, CO. She is responsible for oversight of environmental and H&S programs at 42 can, end and slug manufacturing plants in North and South America. The position is responsible for; understanding the applicable environmental and safety regulations, establishing programs to facilitate compliance with those regulations, auditing plants for compliance verification, managing environmental aspects of property acquisition and divestiture, remediating contaminated properties and, most importantly, eliminating and/or minimizing the potential for employee injury. Prior to joining Ball Corporation, Mrs. Bailey-Keown has also held positions as Manager, Hazardous Waste Management and Corporate Environmental Control Administrator at Northrop Corporation in Los Angeles, CA.

Mrs. Bailey-Keown earned a BS in Environmental Administration from The University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana (1979) and an MSES in Environmental Studies (1983). She has also done course work in hazardous waste management, various health & safety topics and environmental, health & safety management systems. Mrs. Bailey-Keown is a member of the National Association of Environmental Managers and the American Society of Safety Engineers.

In her spare time, Mrs. Bailey-Keown enjoys being with her family, ushering and quilting.

Christopher England, Director, Environment, Safety, Health, Sustainability, and Security; Xylem Inc.
Bennett serves as the Senior Director of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) of Lixil Water Technology Americas – American Standard Brands since April 2016.  Prior to joining American Standard, Bennett led the EHS and sustainability program at Xylem Inc., a water equipment manufacturer spun off from ITT Corporation in 2011.  From 1998 to 2011, he worked in EHS at ITT Corporation in a series of more responsible positions including an expatriate assignment in Sweden.  Prior to joining ITT, Bennett worked for ten years at the global EHS consulting company, Environmental Resources Management (ERM).

Bennett holds a BS in Civil Engineering/Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY.  He is also a certified lean six sigma black belt.

Alan Leibowitz, President; EHS Systems Solutions LLC
Alan Leibowitz is President of EHS Systems Solutions LLC. This follows a 30 plus year career as the senior Environment, Safety, Health and Security leader for several Fortune 100 Corporations including ITT and Exelis.  He is a graduate of Drexel University with a Master's degree in Environmental Science with extensive postgraduate training at the Columbia University School of Public Health.

Alan is a leader in professional and industry group activities including his current role on the Boards of Directors for the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) and The Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA).

He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the National Association of Environmental Management (NAEM), the  Board of  Directors of  the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB), Chair of the ANSI Z10 Committee that developed the first American National Safety and Health Management System Standard, Chair of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) Environmental Issues Council and the Environmental Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and as a Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). He is a frequent speaker on Environmental and Safety Management and recently contributed chapters on the subject to the textbooks "The Occupational Environment - It's Evaluation and Control" and "Patty's Industrial Hygiene".

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