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Key Practice Area - Compliance Excellence - 2017 EHS Management Forum: Compliance & Core Practices
Key Practice Area: Compliance Excellence

2017 Forum - Compliance & Core Practices

Oct. 25-27, 2017

For any company to be truly sustainable, it must have a strong commitment to EHS management. As EHS managers play an ever greater strategic role within their organizations, these added responsibilities can draw attention away from EHS compliance. Sessions in this track will focus on the fundamental elements of strong EHS management systems and showcase companies that have succeeded at strengthen their compliance systems, even while reaching new successes with sustainability initiatives.

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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Navigating Regulatory Reform & Program Change at EPA and OSHA
EHS Regulatory reform has been a newsworthy issue throughout much of 2017 and extensive comments have been submitted by a wide variety of stakeholders to the US Department of Commerce, EPA and OSHA. Join this panel discussion to learn about key focus areas each agency may elect to consider, and hear how your peers are dealing with this time of both uncertainty and opportunity. You will also gain insights from those close to the agencies as to where things might be headed from a program and budget perspective in the early phase of the new administration.


  • David Smith, Partner; Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
  • Rick Otis, Member; Earth & Water Group
  • Greg Blount, Partner; Troutman Sanders LLP

Session Chairs: Wendy Brant, Senior Director, Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance; Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Paul Narog, Manager, Corporate Environmental Operations; 3M

Delivering More Value with Fewer Resources
Nobody should count on "doing more with less" as a viable strategy for meeting the challenges of reduced budgets and resources but that's what we are often asked to do. This session will be a facilitated discussion with your peers who are facing these constraints. We will share approaches for delivering more value, redesigning processes to be more efficient, leveraging mutually beneficial partnerships and other ways to not only survive in challenging times, but to thrive in them. Bring your own tactics and approaches, along with questions about resource challenges you are facing.


  • Kris Morico, Global Leaders, Environmental Programs; General Electric Co.
  • Monica Alston, Director EHS & Customer Experience Lead; Comcast Corp.
  • Amy Ebersole-Martinez, Safety and Environmental Manager; Petco Animal Supplies Inc.
  • Mike Miller, Vice President, Risk Management & Safety; Advance Auto Parts Inc.

Session Chair: David Williams, Director, Environment and Sustainability; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Auditing Best Practices & Innovations
This session will give attendees a look at what their peers are doing to choose the best audit approach for their company, as well as what tools and methodologies they are employing. Speakers will discuss audit formats, staffing (including the use of consultants), and process improvements.


  • Scot Frost, EHS Assurance Manager; UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Dawn Horst, EHS Governance & Management Systems Leader; Ingersoll-Rand PLC
  • Rob Somers, Director Global Environment Health & Safety; Perrigo Co. plc

Session Chair: Chris Daly, Supervising Engineer; Stantec Inc.

Post Merger Integration: Strategies for a Smoother Transition
“Chaotic, disorganized, frustrating,” are words that might describe EHS post-merger integration. The deal has been announced. Now what? How do I show EHS value, meet savings expectations, adopt the best practices of both parties and ensure success and continuous compliance? Learn from the experiences of both sides of two recent mergers in different industries! What worked and what did not? One size does not fit all, but learn some ideas that might help you plan for your next deal.


  • Shanel Aliano, Staff Environmental Health & Safety Engineer - Corporate Energy, Environment, Safety & Health; Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Jack Conway, Senior ESH Manager; Lockheed Martin – Rotary Mission Systems/ Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
  • David Gunnarson, Senior Staff Environmental Engineer; Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Tony Ewing, EHS Manager, Advanced Materials Division; 3M
  • Christine Kurtz, Environmental Regulatory Assurance Manager; 3M

Session Chairs: Hal Ehrhardt, Senior Manager, Energy & Environmental Stewardship; Lockheed Martin Corp. and Beth Secor, Program Director & Vice President; ARCADIS U.S. Inc.

Creating Metrics that Resonate from the Shop Floor to Senior Management
While metrics are used and reported upward, they can sometimes be hard for people on the shop floor to feel any ownership or control of. This session will provide an overview of NAEM research in this area and provide case histories from speakers on how they established their key performance indicators (KPIs). It will also provide insight into the ways they go about inspiring their workforce to care about these indicators and empower them to take action.


  • David Newman, Senior Director - Environment, Health, Safety and Compliance; Comcast Cable Communications LLC
  • Taylor Gelsinger, Manager of Research and Analytics; NAEM
  • Scott Hernishin, Global Quality Systems Manager; L.B. Foster Co.
  • Allen Stegman, General Director Environmental; BNSF Railway

Session Chair: Mark Hause, SHE Manager; DuPont Co.


  • Joette Bailey-Keown, Director EHS; Ball Corp.
  • Christopher England, Director, Environment, Safety, Health, Sustainability, and Security; Xylem Inc.
  • Alan Leibowitz, President; EHS Systems Solutions LLC

Speaker Bios

David Smith, Partner; Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
David L. Smith is a partner in Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete’s Atlanta office where he began his law practice in 1990. While his license is in Georgia, David actively practices occupational safety and health law across the country, representing and advising companies in a broad spectrum of industries on federal and state OSHA matters. His practice involves providing compliance advice to employers and assisting them with the development and implementation of safety and health programs and policies, including both general and DOT-required drug testing policies. In addition to working with companies on programs and compliance, David assists and represents employers during OSHA inspections and in defense of OSHA complaints, citations, and retaliation charges.

Rick Otis, Member; Earth & Water Group
Rick has successfully managed complex public policy issues for over 35 years. He is a nationally recognized expert in the federal rulemaking process and has the demonstrated ability to use analytic skills, negotiate under pressure, build consensus, and create strategies needed to prevail in difficult, often politically contentious circumstances.

As a Board Member and current President, Rick helped create the Reduce Risks of Invasive Species Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to promoting non-regulatory solutions to the economic, environmental, and public health risks posed by invasive species. He has a long standing interest in invasive species, particularly as they affect eastern U.S. forests. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Earth & Water Group, a Washington DC-based legal and environmental consulting firm.

Rick served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation where he was part of the Administrator's senior management team responsible for the agency's policy, rulemaking, and innovation activities. In a prior role as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Environmental Information, Rick was responsible for the Agency's efforts to expand electronic government services as a new mechanism for achieving the agency's mission. This included executive-level oversight of an effort that successfully shifted the public notice and comment activities of federal regulatory agencies from independent software and paper-based systems to a single web portal at This project dramatically increased the transparency of federal rulemaking and transformed public access.

Rick has also served as early investor, Board Member, and CFO of a software startup in the text analytics space; the senior federal affairs official of the American Plastics Council; Congressman Fred Upton's lead staff for the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; a regulatory consultant to clients of the Jefferson Group; and a regulatory analysist in the Executive Office of the President's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

He currently serves on the Board of Distinguished Advisors for the Environment and Public Health Network of Chinese Students and Scholars and the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild. He holds a BA from Ithaca College and an MBA from The Johnson School at Cornell University.

Greg Blount, Partner; Troutman Sanders LLP
Greg Blount is a senior partner in the Environmental and Natural Resources practice at Troutman Sanders LLP. He has worked with environmental compliance and policy issues for over 35 years, beginning as a state Assistant Attorney General and then general counsel for Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources. Greg’s litigation and compliance experience includes work for retail chains, including pharmacies, on retail and pharmaceutical hazardous waste issues regarding RCRA enforcement in bellwether states like California, Connecticut, Florida, and New York. He has worked on policy reform at state and federal levels in collaboration with trade associations, particularly in California and before U.S. EPA.

Kris Morico, Global Leaders, Environmental Programs; General Electric Co.
Kris is the leader of environmental programs for GE. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of associated programs globally.  Previously, Kris was the global leader of water programs in the GE corporate EHS group for nearly 8 years.

Kris began her career working in the municipal water sector as a process engineer for the Regional Water Authority in New Haven, CT and over the past 33 years, 14 in an executive capacity, she has assumed leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Kris has assumed a variety of positions across several Fortune 500 companies including Clairol, Inc., Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. environmental consultants, Environmental Compliance Officer for ABB/Combustion Engineering, Director of Global Environmental Programs and EHS Governance at Pratt and Whitney (Division of UTC), and Director of Environmental Programs at Tyco International located in Princeton, NJ.

Kris possesses a BS in Biology from Fairfield University, MS Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, MEM Environmental Management from Yale University, and an EMBA from the University of Connecticut.  She is a licensed Professional Engineer in 9 states, Board Certified Environmental Engineer in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Certified Safety Professional, Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer, and an ENVISIONTM Sustainability Professional .  She also possesses a Class IV Water Treatment Plant Operators License issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and is an Environmental Laboratory Director through the same agency. Additionally, Kris is a certified ISO 14001:2015 Provisional Auditor by IRCA. Kris is an active member in several professional EHS organizations and was elected to the status of Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on the advisory board for the University of Connecticut School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, President of the National Association of Environmental Managers, NAEM, as well as Vice President/President-elect of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.  For the past 6 years, Kris was a visiting lecturer at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and currently serves on its alumni board and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering in 2011.

Monica Alston, Director EHS & Customer Experience Lead; Comcast Corp.
Monica possesses 20+ years' environment, health and safety (EHS) experience solving complex business issues in diverse industries in developed, developing and emerging markets. Strategic, visionary, collaborative leader and consensus-builder for achieving business objectives; assuring EHS regulatory compliance; driving world class EHS performance and supporting sustainable business growth. Proven track record for developing and executing highly effective global EHS strategies to reduce occupational hazards and risks; prevent incidents; minimize the environmental impact from operations; improve operational efficiency; reduce business continuity risks; integrate EHS across the business value chain and leverage sustainability for maximum value creation.

She currently oversees EHS and sustainability for Comcast Cable's Freedom Region setting strategy and directing its implementation for nearly 6,000 employees serving 2.1 million customers across northern Delaware, Greater Philadelphia Area and New Jersey. She is also a member of the Comcast Corporate Sustainability Team; serves as Customer Experience Transformation Lead; Internet Essentials Ambassador; and past lead of the Freedom Region Veteran's Employee Resource Group. Prior to joining Comcast, Monica held roles of increasing responsibilities including the areas of EHS, sustainability, strategic planning, operational compliance, risk management and business continuity at GlaxoSmithKline, Eaton and Kellogg's.

Monica holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and an MS degree in Water Resources & Environmental Engineering from Villanova University.

Amy Ebersole-Martinez, Safety and Environmental Manager; Petco Animal Supplies Inc.
Amy Ebersole-Martinez is currently a Safety & Environmental Manager for Petco Animal Supplies, in San Antonio, Texas. Her she manages the entire company's Safety & Environmental Health Department for two corporate offices, 14 Distribution Centers and 1500+ stores nationwide.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Amy started her career at SeaWorld as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, working with the veterinary team to monitor and ensure the safety and well-being of the water quality as well as the health of all the animals. She quickly became interested and engaged in the Safety of the Laboratory and her co-workers. This began the start of her transition into the world of Safety and Environmental Health.

Amy's interest in the field of Safety and Environmental Health lead her to Lockheed Martin. Here she spent the next seven years in their Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector, helping to facilitate engine test, in support of the US Military and the Presidential Air Fleet.

With knowledge and experience now under her belt in the Safety and Environmental Health area, she was quickly recruited by Operational Technologies, a small supply chain and logistics company, looking to grow and improve their business model in the area of Safety. They needed someone with Amy's expertise to help them get started with an ESH program, for their growing business. She quickly became responsible for starting their ESH programs for all of their US and Mexico operations.

All of her journeys have enabled her to gain invaluable experience in industries such as Retail, Entertainment, Aerospace and Logistics Management.

Amy is board certified with ASCP, and is a member of NAEM, and has more than 15 years of experience in the Safety and Environmental Health field.

Mike Miller, Vice President, Risk Management & Safety; Advance Auto Parts Inc.
Michael Miller is Vice President Safety & Risk for Advance Auto Parts joining in August of 2017. Michael is part of the Leadership Team at Advance Auto Parts and Supply Chain Team. In this role Michael is responsible for the risk management function and all safety programs for the company. Advance Auto Parts has over 100 distribution locations, 5500 stores, 1300 franchises, 74,000 employees, and 19,000 vehicles. Michael is also on the Board of Directors for the National Association of EHS Management (NAEM) and has been an NAEM member since 1998. Michael has been in the EHS field for over 20 years in multi-industry manufacturing, distribution, and food & beverage.

Prior to his role at Advance Auto Parts, Michael was Vice President of EHS for Dean Foods. In this role Michael provided leadership to over 80 EHS professionals in both enterprise, operations and logistics environments. Current key initiatives include deployment of a camera telematics coaching solution, launching a formal mentoring program for field EHS leaders, and re-branding Dean Foods's behavior based safety strategy.

Michael revamped the EHS function at Dean Foods overseeing several capital projects around waste water treatment, ammonia compliance, and leading a behavioral safety program that has resulted in over 60% reduction in injuries in 6 years, $130 million in P&C reserve releases, and significantly reduced claim costs for the field.

Prior to Dean Foods Mike was the Senior Director of Risk Management, EHS, & Product Compliance for Apex Tool Group. While at ATG, Mike was responsible for setting up international insurance and EHS programs in over 40 countries. Prior to the ATG, Mike was the EHS Director for a segment of Danaher Corporation which was a contributing business to the ATG joint venture. Prior to Danaher, Mike spent several years in progressively increased responsible roles within EHS functions at Textron Corporate and then was the EHS business unit leader for Textron's E-Z-GO golf car. Mike started his EHS career at Texas Instruments as a college intern and also attended his first Forum during his internship in 1998.

Mike has a degree in Environmental Science & Policy from Clark University, graduate work from Clark University and Bryant University. He studied earth systems science and conducted climate change research at Columbia University's Biosphere 2 Center. Mike is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and has extensive training in lean manufacturing and behavior based safety.

Scot Frost, EHS Assurance Manager; UTC Aerospace Systems
Scot Frost is an Environmental, Health & Safety professional with over 30 years' experience working in the manufacturing sector for United Technologies Corporation's Aerospace Systems Division.  UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products used in commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms.

Scot has worked most of his career in Windsor Locks, CT, initially at the site level managing environmental compliance and remediation programs; and for the past 20 years at the company's global level where he has managed programs in management systems, process improvement, M&A due diligence, work transfer, integration and compliance assurance. His current role involves directing UTC's EH&S Audit program for UTC Aerospace Systems which includes 110 manufacturing and service centers world-wide. Scot trains a large pool of internal auditors from most of these sites, and draws on their service, also using third-party consultants, to conduct approximately 40 EH&S audits a year.

Scot has a BS in Ecology from Barrington College (RI) and a MS in Resource Management & Administration from Antioch New England Graduate School (NH). He enjoys the Northeast outdoors with his wife and dog.

Dawn Horst, EHS Governance & Management Systems Leader; Ingersoll-Rand PLC
Dawn Horst joined Ingersoll Rand in 2005 and currently manages the Company’s EHS Compliance Assurance program which is aimed at reducing incidents and injuries, improving environmental performance, and ensuring compliance with applicable EHS regulations. In her current role, she has developed, implemented and maintains the Company’s global EHS management system and auditing program for use at the Company’s 300+ operating locations. She is a key member of the Company’s EHS Leadership team and has completed over 250 EHS compliance, management system, and due diligence audits and reviews in her career at locations all around the world. Prior to her work in EHS Compliance, Dawn led Ingersoll Rand’s environmental remediation, Superfund, due diligence and EHS-integration programs.

Dawn and her team also manage the Company’s EHS online software system currently used by Ingersoll Rand’s 40,000+ global employees. Her team plays an integral role in verifying and regularly reporting the Company’s safety and sustainability performance to internal and external (including DJSI and CDP) stakeholders.

Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, Dawn spent 8 years in the environmental consulting and engineering field where she managed projects related to site investigation, remediation and due diligence.

Dawn received a BS degree in Biology from Lehigh University and an MS degree in Environmental Science from Long Island University – CW Post.

Rob Somers, Director Global Environment Health & Safety; Perrigo Co. plc
As the Global EHS Director for Perrigo, Rob has been instrumental in leading the Global EHS organization and developing their global EHS strategies, compliance assurance programs and policies for all their global operations.  Rob has extensive knowledge and experience with developing and implementing global EHS policies, programs and standards.

He has over 25 years of experience in the EHS field with a special emphasis of integrating IT solutions into EHS programs and systems to support and improve EHS operations and accountability.  Rob has a Master’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane School of Public Health.

Shanel Aliano, Staff Environmental Health & Safety Engineer - Corporate Energy, Environment, Safety & Health; Lockheed Martin Corp.
Shanel is an Environmental, Safety & Health Engineer (Senior)) within the Corporate Energy, Environment, Safety and Health (CEESH) organization at Lockheed Martin. In this role Shanel is responsible for the various enterprise-wide compliance assurance and advocacy programs. Shanel has been with Lockheed Martin for 10 years and has both site and corporate experience.

Shanel started her Lockheed Martin career within the Mission Systems and Sensors business area where she was responsible for developing and supporting various safety and health programs including industrial hygiene responsibilities. Within the various Environmental, Safety & Health roles, both in the business area and at the corporate level, Shanel's past experience includes: ESH Management System development across multiple locations and lines of business in achievement of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and OSHA VPP, OSHA recordkeeping SME, confined space, incident management, PPE and respiratory protection, PIT management, IAQ and ergonomics.

Shanel holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health with a concentration in Industrial Hygiene from Keene State College.

Jack Conway, Senior ESH Manager; Lockheed Martin – Rotary Mission Systems/ Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
John (Jack) Conway is the Senior ESH Manager for RMS, Sikorsky. Before holding the Senior Manager position, Jack was the EHS Compliance Manager for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. In his current role Jack is responsible for the implementation of the ESH program across RMS, Sikorsky including international locations. In the Compliance Manager role, Jack was responsible for the implementation of the ESH Compliance Management System. Jack has been involved in due diligence and ESH integration activities for over 20 years. Jack has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of New Haven and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management from RPI.

David Gunnarson, Senior Staff Environmental Engineer; Lockheed Martin Corp.
Dave is a senior staff environmental and chemical engineer for Lockheed Martin in Manassas, Virginia where he has held a variety of technical and management positions. His specialties include environmental remediation, large project construction management, environmental management systems and auditing. He currently coordinates Lockheed Martin remediation projects over several states, leads several community outreach programs and provides technical environmental assistance to over 20 facilities.

He recently received the 2017 Virginia Watershed Champion award from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

He received his B. S. in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.

Tony Ewing, EHS Manager, Advanced Materials Division; 3M
Tony Ewing is an environmental, health and safety manager in 3M's Advanced Materials Division with over twenty five years of experience. Proven talents for being able to develop strategy, research, troubleshoot, analyze, and provide effective recommendations for a safer work environment. He is fully committed to zero incident culture for safety and environmental incidents and has experience in managing multiple facilities and with direct reports. Specific strengths include strategic direction, acquisition sites, alignment between multiple businesses, project management, training, mentoring, interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills.

Tony Ewing was with Ceradyne, Inc. when acquired by the 3M company in late 2012. Previous to 3M., Tony worked with corporate executives on at least 4 different acquisitions while serving as EHS Director for Ceradyne North American Operations. Tony has worked in a variety of manufacturing environments including Trane which was acquired by Ingersoll Rand in 2008 and International Paper which acquired numerous companies during his tenure with the organization. Tony has the unique experience of seeing both sides of acquisitions, the effects on culture, EHS staffing, regulatory compliance, and other positive and challenging aspects of the process.

Tony has an BBA in Marketing and a MS in Loss Prevention and Safety from Eastern Kentucky University.

Christine Kurtz, Environmental Regulatory Assurance Manager; 3M
Christine Kurtz is the Environmental Regulatory Assurance Manager in 3M's corporate Environmental Operations group in St. Paul, MN. Christine manages a team of environmental professionals to ensure 3M appropriately manages regulatory compliance at manufacturing sites globally, while also supporting business growth, environmental stewardship, operational flexibility and employee development. Prior to 3M, Christine was in consulting and manufacturing working for Trinity Consultants and Kimberly-Clark, respectively. She served as Office Manager and Managing Consultant in Trinity's Minneapolis office, where she assisted clients with state and federal air permitting and compliance, air emissions quantification, and regulatory applicability analyses. At Kimberly-Clark, she was the Environmental Manager of a pulp and paper manufacturing facility. Christine has more than 20 years of experience in consulting and industrial operations with multi-media environmental management, process engineering, and project management experience.

Christine earned her M.S. in Project Management from the City University of Seattle and her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

David Newman, Senior Director - Environment, Health, Safety and Compliance; Comcast Cable Communications LLC
David Newman is Senior Director of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) for Comcast Cable's Northeast Division, which includes 24,000 employees, and spans from Maine to North Carolina. His responsibilities include developing and leading EHS compliance and implementing an array of proactive safety and environmental programs. His main focus areas have included developing waste recycling programs across over 150 operations facilities, implementing field ergonomics and driver safety programs, energy efficiency initiatives and fleet safety for over 8,000 vehicles.

Prior to Comcast, Mr. Newman was with Millipore Corporation, the life sciences division of Merck, KGaA, where he served in roles including Head of EHS, Facilities and Sustainability, and Plant Manager. Before Millipore he worked in EHS in the semiconductor and electronics industry. He has lectured on environmental sustainability at Harvard Business School and UMass Boston, and has master degrees in Public Health and Industrial Environmental Management. He is also practicing EMT and firefighter.

Taylor Gelsinger, Manager of Research and Analytics; NAEM
Taylor Gelsinger has been with NAEM since 2013. She executes NAEM's research program, specializing in a range of EHS and sustainability topics, including: compliance, environmental information management systems, corporate responsibility reporting, materiality, metrics and professional development. Taylor graduated with a Master of Environmental Management degree in environmental economics and policy from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University.

Scott Hernishin, Global Quality Systems Manager; L.B. Foster Co.
Scott Hernishin has over 25 years in Operations Management & QHSE with leading manufacturing companies including Sony, Bombardier, ABB and Westinghouse. His areas of focus and specialty throughout these organizations has been in operational efficiency and improvement. His particular focus has been on the development and implementation of programs where process and data-collection drive behavior and performance.

Scott is currently the Senior Quality Manager for LB Fosters North American Rail Business, and most recently was the Global Process Manager for the implementation of Foster's operational Process-Metrics tracking program, including the implementation of the Intelex database application system. The foundation of this system is an Observations Program, coupled with the concept of “Left-Shift”; focusing Foster's data-collection and continuous improvement efforts upstream in processes, with emphasis placed on Prevention.

Scott is a certified Lean Six-Sigma Master Blackbelt, ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001 Lead Auditor, and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of QHSE systems throughout his career.

Allen Stegman, General Director Environmental; BNSF Railway
Allen M. Stegman is General Director Environmental for BNSF Railway and has over 25 years of experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety field.

Allen has been involved with NAEM for many years and currently is serving on the Board of Directors and has also served on the Board of Regents for over 15 years. Allen was also the Forum Chair in 2014, has participated on the Forum Committee, the Governance/Nominating Committee, various benchmarking committee's and has been involved in numerous NAEM events as a moderator or speaker. Allen is also a frequent speaker at various conferences including Battelle, AHC, RREC, and the Sustainable Performance Forum and has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford University.

At BNSF, one of the largest transportation providers in the United States as well as one of the largest landowners, his core responsibilities include remediation and environmental liability management, emergency response, data/document management, technology/ innovation, acquisitions & divestitures, metrics and project controls.

Prior to joining BNSF, Allen was the Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs for a global chemical company and has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering with an option in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

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