NAEM Excellence Awards - 2018 NextGen

NAEM Excellence Awards

NAEM Excellence Awards recognize and elevate leaders in the corporate environmental, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) community, and showcase corporate best practices in EHS&S management. To nominate or apply for an award, please email

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:

Wayne Balta, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM Corp.


NAEM's Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an EHS&S leader whose vision and commitment has positively shaped the fields of environment, health & safety, and/or sustainability within a corporate management role.

Nomination Criteria

  • 20+ years of exceptional EHS&S performance, currently serving as an in-house EHS&S leader.
  • Distinguished service and leadership within the EHS&S profession.
  • Demonstrated impact on organizational performance.
  • Proven leadership effectiveness in the development of EHS&S professionals.
  • Commitment to industry advancements and lifelong learning.

2018 NexGen Leader Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 NexGen Leader Award Winners:

Budd Batchelder, Lesley Clarke, Janet Evans, Drena Howard, Max Rutz, and Rachel Warman


NAEM NexGen Leaders Awards recognize rising EHS&S managers who possess the talent and skills required for the next generation of EHS&S industry leadership.

Nomination Criteria

  • High-potential corporate professional with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the fields of environment, health & safety and/or sustainability.
  • Influence as an emerging EHS&S leader within his/her organization.
  • Demonstrated results within area of responsibility.
  • Proven decision-making and/or problem solving ability.
  • Dedication to professional development.
  • Commitment to the EHS&S industry.

Thanks to supporting sponsor AECOM.

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