Abby is an influential EHS leader experienced in development and definition of short and long term EHS program strategies to align with business objectives in the chemicals and food and beverage industries, including successful execution of strategies to implement and maintain sustainable processes to manage EHS programs and models. Her core passion is for building integrity through compliance and developing the cultural maturity to support continual improvement in an organization’s EHS performance.
In her current role as site HSE&S Manager, Abby leads development, implementation and continuous improvement of health, safety, environmental and security programs and initiatives at Lubrizol Corporation’s Bowling Green, OH manufacturing plant. Here, Abby provides the cultural leadership necessary to support the site management team and workers to achieve a positive safety culture of operational excellence through direct engagement.
Prior to her current role, Abby led the corporate EHS audit function and global audit teams for Tate & Lyle from her home office in Pittsburgh, PA as a remote worker with 50% travel expectations. Notable accomplishments during her three years with Tate & Lyle include achieving ISO14001 and ISO45001 certification for the organization and executing more than 25 virtual audits after adapting a virtual process to allow continued progress in implementing EHSQ management systems during the pandemic, while maintaining high level of standards.
Additionally, Abby has served in various EHS roles in activated carbon manufacturing, where her key accomplishments include defining corporate strategy for product stewardship processes and standardizing methods for conducting the materiality assessment, data collection, analysis and publication of four annual sustainability reports.
Originally from Ohio, Abby graduated from The College of Wooster with a BA in Geology and then completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Abby also now teaches a graduate level course in EHS Management at Duquesne University each semester and actively coaches and mentors fellow EHS professionals.
In her free time, Abby enjoys traveling with her husband, two teenagers and two dogs and hiking in the Allegheny National Forest.