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26th Annual Sustainability & EHS Symposium

Thanks to the Symposium Sponsors

Dickinson Wright

EHS Technology Group

Environmental Quality Management (EQM)



Stites & Harbison

Trinity Consultants 

General Sessions & Keynotes

Opening Keynote - UPS… Among the Forefront of American Corporations Working to Address Sustainability Challenges in the Most Efficient and Responsible Way Possible -- Nick D’Andrea, Vice President, Public Affairs, UPS, Louisville, KY

Kentucky & Indiana … Environmental Priorities, Plans for the Future, Air & Water Permitting Success & Challenges and Impact on Mid America Businesses from Leadership Change at the  U.S. EPA under a New President -- Aaron Keatley, Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Frankfort;  and Bruno Pigott, Commissioner, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Indianapolis 

Closing Keynote -  Safety: Our Most Important Corporate Value … The Cintas 13-Year Transformational Safety Journey -- Rick Gerlach, Ph.D., CIH, CSP, Senior Director, Safety & Health, Cintas Corporation, Milford, OH

Interactive & Concurrent Workshops 

Workshop A - (DO Not) Go Directly to Jail … Strategies for Avoiding State and Federal Environmental Enforcement -- Sherry Hesselbein, Senior Attorney, Marathon Petroleum Co. LP; Valoria Hoover, Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Office of Ohio Attorney General; Jeffrey Cummins, Director, Division of Enforcement, Kentucky DEP; Valerie Tachtiris, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Legal Counsel, Indiana DEM, and Jennifer Cave, Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC 

Workshop B - ISO 14001:2015 … Exploring the Transition from ISO 14001:2004 -- Gregory Hemker, Principal, EHS Technology Group, LLC, and Matthew Scoggins, EH& S Manager, Standard Aero 

Workshop C - Why Smart People do Stupid Things: Recognizing & Correcting Behavior that Puts People in Harm’s Way…Incident Investigations, Root Cause & Corrective Actions That Work  -- Richard Cutrell, Corporate EH&S Manager, Franklin International; Christina Whitehead, CSP, Lean, Materials & Delivery Leader, GE Aviation and Mike Freeman CIH, CSP, CHMM, North American Environmental Health and Safety Manager, General Electric Water & Process Technologies 

Workshop D - Redevelopment Done Right at Fuyao Glass America in Moraine, Ohio -- John Crane, Director HSE, Fuyao Glass America and Jodi Keller, Sr. Project Manager, Terracon 

Workshop E- Fundamental Practices … an Introduction to Environmental Regulations -- Cory Riley, EHS Manager, Meritor, Inc.;  and John Wellspring & Cheryl Wise, Project Managers, KERAMIDA, Inc. 

Workshop F- Managing Ozone Depleting Substances Compliance, New Rule Changes and How that Impacts Your Compliance Program -- William Bruscino, Principal Consultant & DJ Wheeler, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc.

Workshop G - Sustainability Best Practices … Creating Value from Your Supply Chain’s Sustainability Disclosures -- Pamela Cooper Griesemer, Vice President, Sustainability Services & Christina Wildt, Marketing Coordinator, Sustainability Analyst, KERAMIDA, Inc. 

Workshop H - How Changes to U.S. EPA’s Guideline on Air Quality Models Could Affect Permit Modeling in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana -- David Long, Environmental Engineer – Principal, American Electric Power; Christopher Beekman, Specialist III, Ohio EPA; and George Schewe, Principal Consulting Meteorologist, Trinity Consultants, Inc. 

Workshop I - Best Management Practices … Maximizing Value with Your Environmental Compliance Audits -- David Selig, P.E. Director-Environmental, Health & Safety, Brunswick Corporation; Elizabeth Marsh, PE, CHMM, Senior Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants; and Anna Maiuri, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC 

Workshop J - Is Safety One of Your Many Hats?  Keys for Safety Success -- Randy Miller, CIH, CSP, CHMM, EHS Specialist, AECOM and Donald Elswick, EHS Manager, American Sugar Refining, Inc. 

Workshop K- Best Practices for Responsible Product Stewardship -- Jeff Goad, Vice President, Polyurethanes Technology, Rubberlite Inc. and Michael Gray, Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 

Workshop L - EHS Basics 101 … Environmental Regulatory Updates & Compliance Strategies -- Mike Dixon, EHS Manager, Ancra International LLC;  Daniel Jelinek, Sr. Environmental Scientist, Burns & McDonnell; and Jennifer Cave, Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC  

Workshop M - Best Practices in Sustainability … Zero Waste, Cradle-to-Cradle, Life Cycle Assessment -- W. Blaine Early, III, Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Scott Southall, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, AICP, Vice President, Sustainability and Marketing, CDP Engineers; and John Gagel, CIH, Global Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability, Lexmark International Inc. 

Workshop N - Operationalizing Air Permit Compliance:  Engaging Operations Personnel to Make Your EHS Job Easier -- Sheri Bussard, Engineer, Utilities, University of Cincinnati;  William Haak, Partner, McMahon DeGulis LLP and Michael Zimmer, PE, Principal Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc. 

Workshop O - Environmental 101 – The Basics of Air Permitting in Ohio -- Gregory Hemker, Principal & Robert Basl, Vice President, EHS Technology Group, LLC and Stephanie Madden, Area Supervisor, RAPCA 

Workshop P - Passionate about Safety:  Effective Safety Training Techniques -- Bradford Weber, Operations Manager, Safety Consulting, Sheakley 

Workshop Q - Kentucky: Major Air Permitting, Regulatory & Compliance Developments -- Carolyn Brown, Partner & Chair, Environmental Practice Group, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Sean Alteri, Director, Kentucky Division for Air Quality; and Philip Imber, Manager – Air Programs, LG&E and KU Energy LLC 

Workshop R - Storm Water Compliance in Light of Ohio’s Renewed Industrial Storm Water General Permit -- Timothy Ling, PE, Environmental Engineer, Plaskolite, LLC and R. Curtis Spence, PE, President, Spence Environmental Consulting          

Workshop S - Best Practices … Integrating Environmental Sustainability and Lean Methodology -- Tonja Rammel, Corporate EHS Manager & Melissa Kaufman, Operational Excellence Lean Manager, Crown Equipment Corporation 

Workshop T - Ohio:  Major Air Permitting, Regulatory & Compliance Developments -- Bob Hodanbosi, Chief, Division of Air Pollution Control, Ohio EPA; William Haak, Founder, Haak Law LLC and Maxine Dewbury, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, The Procter & Gamble Co. 

Workshop U - Best Practices in Hazard Assessment, Job Safety Analysis & Other Valuable Hazard Analysis Tools for Change Management -- Carmen Shafer, CSP, EHS Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Workshop V - Industry Best Practices … How to Prepare for an Agency Environmental Inspection? -- Ronald Hansen, Owner/Principal Consultant, GT Environmental, Inc; Eileen Moran, Unit Supervisor, Regional Air Pollution Control Agency and Terri Sexton, Environmental & Energy Manager, Navistar, Inc. 

Workshop W - Wetlands … Identification, Determination, Assessment Tools, Permitting & Resources -- Aishah Jones, Project Manager & Environmental Scientist & Hope Manning, Project Manager & Environmental Engineer, EQM; and Michael See, Division of Surface Water, Ohio EPA 

Workshop X - Control Devices and Evaluation 101 … The Basics of Evaluating, Selecting and Understanding Common Control Devices -- Arnie Beringer, CHMM, Owner, Environmental Engineer, CEECO Equipment, Inc.; and Ron Hawks, Process Manager/Lead Evaluator, QSEM Solutions, Inc. 

Workshop AA - Sustainability Best Practices … Sustainable Materials Management in Manufacturing  -- Rhonda Poston, Mfg./Env. Services Executive, Republic Waste Services; and Jennifer Cave, Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC 

Workshop BB  - The Next Business Challenge … Managing Water in an Era of Increased Quality Standards … Permitting & Compliance Challenges in Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky -- David A. Owen, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Tiffani Kavalec, Chief, Division of Surface Water, Ohio EPA; Paul Higginbotham, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Water Quality, Indiana DEM; and Jory Becker, Manager of the Water Infrastructure Branch, Kentucky Division of Water 

Workshop CC - Best Management Practices … ISO 14001:2015 Revving Up Management Support -- Tim McDaniel, CIH, CSP, Environmental Manager, Navistar International and Jerry Skaggs, PE, CPEA, CP, EnMS, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc. 

Workshop DD - Indiana:   Trending Air Quality Issues & Challenges for the Future -- Anthony Sullivan, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Keith Baugues, Assistant Commissioner of Air Quality, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management and Paul Dubenetzky, Air Programs Manager, Cornerstone Environmental Health and Safety 

Workshop EE - Best Practices for Tackling Tier II (SARA 312), TRI (SARA 313) and TSCA Reform -- Amanda Jennings & Ellen Hewitt, Managing Consultants, Trinity Consultants, Inc. 

Workshop FF - Effectively Managing Food Waste & Sewage Sludge to Reduce GHG Emissions & Produce Energy -- Tim Keener, Professor Emeritus; Joseph Harrell, Associate Vice President; Mary Beth McGrew, Sr. Associate Vice President & Drew McAvoy, Research Professor, University of Cincinnati 

Workshop GG - Sustainability Best Practices … Zero Waste Efforts, Trends & Regulations -- John Bradburn, Global Manager for Waste Reduction and Landfill Free, General Motors Company; Todd Roeser, Legal Director, SRG Global; Anna Maiuri, Member & Zane Sami Hatahet, Assoc. Attorney, Dickinson Wright PLLC 

Workshop HH - 47th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act … What’s on the Horizon for Business in America’s Heartland? -- Moderator:  Kirk P. Lowery, Regional Director, Trinity Consultants, Inc.;   Panelists:   Craig Butler, Director & Bob Hodanbosi, Chief, Division of Air Pollution Control, Ohio EPA; Bruno Pigott, Commissioner & Keith Baugues, Assistant Commissioner of Air Quality, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management and Aaron Keatley, Commissioner & Sean Alteri, Director, Division for Air Quality, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

Workshop II- OSHA’s New Electronic Reporting Rule … How to Prepare and Comply -- Kaleb Brankamp, EH& S Attorney, Marathon Petroleum Company LP; and William Haak, Founder, Haak Law LLC 

Workshop JJ - TSCA Reform Update - What U.S. EPA Is Doing to Implement the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act and What It Means for You? -- Julie Froelicher, NA Regulatory & Technical Relations Manager, The Procter & Gamble Company and John Lazzaretti, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP 

Workshop KK - REACH-ing for Compliance: Your Responsibilities Under the EU’s REACH Regulations -- Kristin Gobbi-Belcredi, PE, CHMM, QEP, Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, KERAMIDA Inc. and Kim Burke, Partner & E. Chase Dressman, Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP 

Workshop LL - Advances in Environmental Due Diligence … Beyond a Basic Phase I ESA -- Stephen Wilson, Corp. Director ES&H, Flowserve Corp.; Andrew Kolesar, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP; Milind Pradhan, Principal, Ramboll Environ; and Scott Stoner, Corp. EHS Director, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.