NAEM EHS Roundtable

EHS&S Roundtable

March 27 - 28, 2019

This exclusive executive leadership group will focus on high-level EHS&S strategies, business risks and government policies. Learn and share key takeaways for how to set EHS&S policy, goals and strategies for your organization. At the EHS&S Roundtable, you will be given tools to assess government policy and regulations, and then set a path for guiding your company’s relationship with federal and local governments.


National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045


Wednesday, March 27

12:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch  Working Lunch and Discussion

Welcome and Self-Introductions

Antitrust Caveat

12:30 p.m.
Crises Management in Mergers and Acquisitions
Daniel Hutter
Dan Hutter
DVP, Chief Sustainability Officer
Spectrum Brands

1:15 p.m.

Compliance Innovation Group Update: Corporate View of U.S. EPA Changes

This talk will address the perceptions versus the realities of the impact of the Trump Administration on environmental issues and corporate culture. It will deal in more detail on "great expectations and limited realities," the actual status of changed regulations, policies, and longer-term implications.

John Cruden
John Cruden
Beveridge & Diamond PC  
Frank Friedman
Frank Friedman
Frank Friedman Associates
Andrew Stewart
Andrew Stewart
Sidley Austin

2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.

Painting EHS&S Risks into the Enterprise Risk Picture

This session will feature case studies from those who have framed EHS&S risks into the enterprise risk picture and examine what benefits they were able to achieve. It will also explore key information EHS&S leaders can learn from Enterprise Risk Management and the top EHS&S risks companies are facing today versus tomorrow.

Erin Essenmacher
Erin Essenmacher
Chief Programming Officer
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
Mike Miller
Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety, Sustainability & Risk Management
Advance Auto Parts
Kenny Ogilvie
Chairman & CEO
EHS Support

3:30 p.m.

Group Discussion: Legalization of Marijuana and Corporate Policies

With marijuana being legal for recreational use in 10 states and Canada, employers are working to understand their rights and responsibilities.  This session will review the current landscape of legalization, and then turn into a group discussion.  The conversation will address such issues as marijuana use by safety sensitive functions, whether it should be treated differently than any other impaired work, and what accommodations are expected of employers in Canada.

Michael Anderson
Mike Anderson
Principal Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Jane Terry
Jane Terry
Director, Government Affairs
National Safety Council

4:30 p.m.

EHS Trends: The Ideas That Will Shape EHS&S Management in the Year to Come

Elizabeth Ryan
Director, Communications

5:15 p.m.
Adjourn to Networking & Dinner

6:00 p.m.
Dinner Speaker
Ryan Jackson
Ryan Jackson
Chief of Staff
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Thursday, March 28

7:45 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

Graying and Greening of Workforce

This round-robin session will address the management challenges of succession planning, competency building, and training that are occurring due to generational changes in the workforce. Many senior staff are retiring, and new employees are coming in with a different motivation and outlook on work. These challenges extend beyond industry and also affect government and NGOs. Find out how this shift will impact internal operations as well the relationships between companies and external organizations.

Carolyn Hanson

Carolyn Hanson
Deputy Director

Nena Shaw

Nena Shaw
Senior Advisor, Smart Sectors Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ken Willings
Ken Willings
Senior Vice President, HSE

9:00 a.m.

ECOS State Regulatory Update

Carolyn Hanson

Carolyn Hanson
Deputy Director

9:30 a.m.

Following the Regional Haze Reform Roadmap

In September, the EPA released the Regional Haze Reform Roadmap, which supports states to manage the regional haze program today and in the future.  This session will provide an update on what steps are being taken around the country, and offer guidance on how to navigate the various systems that have been put in place.

Timothy Webster

Timothy Webster
Sidley Austin

10:00 a.m.

PFAS Technical and Regulatory Updates

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), are a class of man-made chemicals. They are not naturally found in the environment. Due to the strength of their carbon-fluorine bonds, PFAS are persistent in the environment and difficult to remediate, and PFAS exposures and risks can result in regulatory concerns and active management at contaminated sites and surrounding areas.

This presentation will provide an overview of PFAS sources, chemistry, environmental fate and transport, exposure pathways and toxicology. The occurrence of PFAS in drinking water sources in the United States as well as a synthesis of the state of knowledge regarding the characterization and remediation of PFAS-impacted sites will also be discussed. Finally, this presentation will provide the latest regulatory updates on PFAS with a detailed discussion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s PFAS Action Plan and state responses.

Rula Deeb
Rula Deeb, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Civil & Environmental Engineer
Geosyntec Consultants

11:00 a.m.


EHS Roundtable dues are $4,400 per year for NAEM member companies, and $5,400 per year for non-NAEM member companies.

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