Conference Speakers

The 2011 EHS MIS Conference brings together decision makers across all industries to share data management best practices from the world's leading organizations.  Meet the thought leaders who will present and offer their solutions to challenges faced by all EHS and sustainability managers. 

Tracy Beaudry, CSP, Manager, Health and Safety, Goodrich Corp.

Tracy is the Health and Safety Manager for Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company that is a leading global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industry.  She is responsible for developing and implementing programs and best practices for continuous improvement in Health and Safety performance. She manages and delivers specialized education for Goodrich leaders focused in the areas of EHS leadership, operational risk management and EHS Management Systems. In addition, she is a lead auditor for Goodrich’s Enterprise EHS audit program that encompasses EHS management systems and compliance assurance. Tracy has 20 years experience in various aspects of manufacturing. Prior to joining Goodrich, she worked for Continental Tire in Charlotte, NC as the Health and Safety Manager where she implemented systems that significantly reduced worker injuries and associated compensation costs. Prior to joining Continental, Tracy worked 12 years for Cooper Industries as an Industrial Engineer and Environmental, Health and Safety Coordinator. Tracy served in the United Stated Air Force for 9 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Saint Leo College and the Certified Safety Professional Certification (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. She is also a member of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Safety Council (NSC).


Leah Blinn, Manager of Environmental Compliance Services, NGE

Ms. Blinn has 10 years of experience executing and managing work in the environmental industry.  Ms. Blinn has performed and managed large air quality projects including emission inventories, toxic release inventories, permit applications (minor, synthetic minor, Title V and PSD), control technology assessments, and compliance management systems implementation for a variety of industries.  She has performed and managed multi-media environmental compliance audits for large industrial clients.  Ms. Blinn is skilled in air dispersion modeling for PSD permits (Class I and II), stack height analyses, odor analyses, risk assessments, and Risk Management Plans.  She has provided litigation support and participated in public meetings for major source permit applications and provided engineering support for SPCC plans, NPDES permits, and groundwater remediation projects. 


Kevin Charbonneau, Manager, Safety Advisor Program and Assistant RSO, Yale University

Kevin Charbonneau is a Certified Health Physicist who received his Master’s Degree from the University of Lowell. Kevin started his health physics career at the University of Lowell as a Research Reactor Operator. For the past 20 years, he has worked at Yale University in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Kevin manages the departments Safety Advisor Program, is the Assistant Radiation Safety Officer and in the past two years has taken over responsibility for developing and implementing the university’s Research Material Shipping program.


Mark Chrisos, Director of Health, Safety, Environment & Safety, InterGen

Mark Chrisos is presently employed as Director of Health, Safety, Environment & Security at InterGen. Mr. Chrisos has been employed at InterGen since 2003. As the Global Director, Mark’s major responsibilities include the development and maintenance of InterGen’s HSE Global Policies and Guidelines in the areas of Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainable Development, monitoring of HSE performance of 12 operating assets located in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and the Pacific Rim, and the development and implementation of annual corporate and site specific health, safety and environmental goals and objectives. Mr. Chrisos has over 25 years of HSE experience in the Power, Defense and Manufacturing sectors. He holds a BS and MS degree from the University of Massachusetts in Public Health and Environmental Science.


Jim Cline, Director, Environmental Affairs, Cardinal Health Inc.

Jim is responsible for overseeing the company’s global environmental and sustainability efforts. In addition, he is a member of Cardinal Health’s Global EH&S Leadership Team, he sits on the Company EHS Leadership Council and is a member of the Environmental Sustainability Steering Committee. With 23 years of business experience, Jim joined Cardinal Health from AMEC Environmental Consultants where for four years he led all business functions for the Great Lakes and New York/New England Regions. Previous to AMEC, Jim was with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he held multiple EHS leadership positions at both UT Automotive and the UTC Headquarters over his 12 year career. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Ohio Sustainability Association (COSA) and is an advisor to the Ohio State University Net Impact Student Organization. Jim received his bachelor's degree and teaching certification from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a master's degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford Connecticut. He has guest lectured on sustainability and environmental, health and safety management at Ohio State University and ITT Technical Institute.


Tammy Grover, P.E., Lead Environmental Engineer, Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

Tammy is the currently an Environmental Manager for Air Products and Chemicals, a Fortune 500 company operating in over 40 countries which manufactures industrial and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment. In this position she leads a team of environmental professionals who support all aspects of environmental compliance for the Air Products facilities in Texas. In her previous role as Environmental Project Manager she led the global implementation of the company’s Compliance Management software system and also facilitated continuous improvement efforts including work process development and implementation. Prior to entering the environmental field, Tammy worked as a process engineer supporting various facilities and also in the controllership organization providing decision support and business analysis. Tammy holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master in Chemical Engineering from University of Houston, and an MBA from University of Houston at Clearlake. Tammy is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.


Patti Miceli, Senior Manager EHS & Sustainability, Biogen Idec Inc.

Patricia Miceli is a Senior Manager of Systems and Communications for the EHS and Sustainability function at Biogen Idec. In her current position, over the past two years, she has served as the lead for the implementation of a global environmental, health, safety and sustainability information management system.She has had over 30 years of experience and success in the development and implementation of EHS & Sustainability programs for a biotech, ink jet/paper media, and semiconductor firms. She has experience in managing multiple technical programs, communication projects and has led local and global stakeholder, cross-functional teams to achieve goals in highly demanding industrial environments. She lives in San Diego with her family and tries to manage her four-year-old Jack Russell Terrier.


Staci P. Miller, Global Environmental Manager, Kennametal Inc.

Staci Miller has nearly 20 years of combined experience with environmental health and safety regulatory compliance and management system fields.  Staci has experience in a variety of organization including corporate, manufacturing, consulting, and non-profit associations. 

At Kennametal, she is responsible to direct and coordinate environmental performance for global manufacturing and distribution operations.  This includes enabling environmental compliance, reducing risk of non-compliance, managing environmental legacy matters, identifying opportunities for continuous environmental improvement, and leading environmental sustainability efforts such as energy consumption reduction. Staci is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), ISO 9001 Certified Auditor, and ISO 14001 Certified Auditor.  She has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Business Administration from Duquesne University.


Margery Moore, Director of EHS Alliances, Bureau of National Affairs Inc.

Margery is EHS Alliance Director at BNA. She has over 15 years of experience designing, developing and implementing environmental compliance and sustainability systems for NGO’s, governments and corporations. She is a former ISO 14001 auditor and currently is focused on designing online tools to assist organizations as they implement their sustainability strategies. She also serves as a Board member of NAEM, as well as President and co-Founder of the Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA).


David Orvis, Client Program Manager, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Group

Mr. Orvis has more than 15 years’ experience in the environmental management field, providing technical leadership, consulting, and project management. He has experience throughout the continental United States, with a focus on efforts to ensure and streamline ongoing compliance for individual facilities and entire organizations. Among other accomplishments, Mr. Orvis has helped a number of clients implement environmental management information systems (EMIS). These systems have varied greatly in their scope and size, ranging from small, media-specific systems for a few sites to large, multi-state systems covering a large number of facilities. These assignments have involved extensive one-on-one experience with clients at both the corporate and facility level, including workshops, interviews, planning, and training sessions. Mr. Orvis’ career has involved a variety of sectors, including power generation, natural gas transmission, publicly-owned treatment works, manufacturing facilities, rail transportation, coal mines, Portland cement facilities, chemical production facilities, and major retail.


Mark Pratorius, Client Services Manager, IHS

Mark Pratorius supports the IHS Environmental Solutions domain as a Client Services Manager and Project Management resource.  He is responsible for ensuring the delivery of IHS environmental solutions meet client expectations. With 15 years in the IT industry, including 12 years in the Oil & Gas and Petroleum Refining markets, Mark has worked as a Project Manager and implementation resource for numerous EH&S-related business initiatives.  For the last decade, Mark led EMIS implementation efforts within the IT organization of a large independent oil refiner, guiding them through data management efforts associated with Title V compliance certification, Community Right-to-Know and hazardous chemical inventory reporting, industrial hygiene and exposure assessment monitoring, RCRA waste management manifesting and reporting, and Emission Inventory and GHG reporting. Mark also has experience designing and developing custom solutions to integrate with multiple IHS software platforms


Phil Schull, Vice President of Risk Management, J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc.

Philip D. Schull is Vice President of Risk Management and has responsibility for the company’s business insurance, environmental, health and safety programs. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Schull was Director of Environment, Health and Safety from 1989 to 2000 with E-Systems, Inc. (now Raytheon Company). Before E-Systems, he worked for Texas Instruments, Inc. from 1977 to 1989, where he rose to the position of Corporate Manager of Safety and Health. In his 33-year career, he has been involved with major construction projects, U.S. and international compliance programs in high technology industries, due diligence for acquisitions, and federal environmental rulemaking. Mr. Schull has a BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Michigan and has been a certified professional for over 23 years.


Gretchen Retteghieri, Global Compliance Assurance Leader, General Electric Oil & Gas

Gretchen Retteghieri is currently the Global EHS Compliance Assurance Leader for GE Oil & Gas based in Houston, Texas. In her role she supports the Oil & Gas segment of GE Energy supporting 15,000 business employees globally. She currently oversees the regulatory & business compliance practices and internal auditing program for GE Oil & Gas. She has worked for GE for over 12 years and has held a variety of positions including Health & Safety Site Specialist, e-Business Program Manager, Regional Marketing Specialist and Gensuite Business Administrator. Gretchen received her B.S. Degree in Occupational Safety from Illinois State University in 1998 and she received her MBA in Global Management from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2004. Gretchen is married and has two children ages 5 & 3.


Kelvin Roth, Director, Environment, Health & Safety Group, AMCOL International Corp.

Kelvin is the Director of Environment, Health & Safety at AMCOL International. He is a recognized EHS industry leader with over 20 years of worldwide executive management experience. Mr. Roth has a record of successfully developing and leading “best in class” organizations and EHS programs. In his experience, he has worked with all levels in an organization to formulate business plans and strategies that accomplish enterprise-wide risk management and achieve short- and long-term EHS objectives. He has been responsible for such diverse areas as corporate EHS auditing programs, governance and sustainability programs, large-scale property acquisitions and integration, enterprise-wide system implementation, continuous improvement/operational excellence programs, and organizational/culture change. Mr. Roth has a BS from Andrews University and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.


Heather L. Ruffner, Global Health and Safety Manager, Kennametal Inc.

With 18 years of experience in health and safety compliance and computer science, Heather Ruffner has worked as a systems analyst, database manager, and health and safety management professional in a variety of service and manufacturing industries. 

Heather’s current responsibilities include directing health and safety compliance efforts, managing the environmental health and safety audit program, leading product safety initiatives for manufactured materials, and leading a health and safety best practice program for Kennametal’s global operations. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics and holds a Masters degree in Safety Sciences from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 


Joanne Schroeder, P.E., Founding Partner, E2 ManageTech

Joanne is a founding partner of E2 ManageTech and has managed or conducted EMIS selections, implementations and analysis for numerous clients. She has also developed a leading method of conducting cost/benefit analysis for EMIS’ that quantifies both direct and indirect costs. Ms. Schroeder has a degree in Civil Engineering from UCI, a masters in Environmental Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from University of Southern California.


Laura Scott, Manager Environmental Business, NRG Energy Inc.

Laura Scott is the Manager Environmental Business for NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that owns and operates Reliant Energy and a diverse portfolio of power-generating facilities across the United States and retail operations primarily in Texas. She is the system administrator for NRG’s Environmental Management, Sustainability and Regulatory Compliance Management system and was on the selection team in 2006. Ms. Scott has over 25 years experience in electric power generation and environmental compliance experience for coal, natural gas, oil generating facilities, wind and solar and currently focuses on environmental compliance, regulatory analysis and managing the environmental information for NRG Energy facilities located in the United States. She assists with managing “econrg” NRG Energy’s initiative for environmentally responsibility. Ms. Scott obtained her BS in Education from Sam Houston State University and MS in Environmental Management from University of Maryland University College. She is a Girl Scout Leader and enjoys volunteering with the Galveston Bay Foundation and Trees for Houston.


Terry D. Snell, Division Manager Environmental, The William L Bonnell Co., Inc.

After serving in the US Air Force as a Russian linguist, Terry worked in roadway and intersection design with the Florida DOT for 3 years.  While attending the University of South Florida, he worked for the US Geological Survey.  After graduation from USF in 1976, he went to work for the GA Environmental Protection Division for three years.  Beginning in 1979, Terry spent 13 years as an environmental consultant, owning his own firm for the last 2 years of that time.  For the last 19 years, Terry has been a member of the senior management team for an aluminum extrusion company, The William L Bonnell Co., Inc.  He is responsible for directing environmental compliance for 3 operating US facilities, and formerly for 4 Canadian facilities and another US facility prior to their sale or closure.  He is responsible for remediation at 2 closed US facilities .and 2 closed Canadian facilities.  Terry manages the environmental due diligence acquisition team for Bonnell and a sister company under Tredegar Corporation, Bonnell's parent company.  Terry has been on the Board of Directors of the Aluminum Anodizing Council for the last 4 years, serving as Vice Chair and Chair, and is currently the Immediate Past Chair.  Terry has been on the Board of Directors of the GA Industry Environmental Coalition for 16 years.  He has served as Chair of GIEC for 2 non-consecutive 2-year terms, and has served as chair of the Air and RCRA Workgroups Chair.


Mark Stoler, Director & Counsel, EHS Operations, General Electric Co.

Mark is the Director & Counsel, EHS Operations for General Electric Co. where he leads a global team responsible for developing GE’s EHS standards and programs as well as overseeing implementation for all of GE’s businesses with a particular emphasis on GE operations in Latin America and Asia. He was also involved with the development of GE’s ecomagination initiative and is responsible for meeting the greenhouse gas and water reduction public commitments the Company made as part of this initiative. Mark also works with institutional investors and analysts interested in corporate social responsibility. Mark is a graduate of Boston College Law School and has worked in the environmental area for nearly three decades in the corporate world after starting his career as a consultant for the U.S. National Commission on Air Quality and U.S. EPA.


Jake White, IT Project Director, AECOM

Jake has been active as an NAEM affiliate since the 1990s with RPM Systems, RETEC, ENSR and now AECOM. He has been involved with the NAEM EHS-MIS Workshops since their inception, and since 2001 has supported the accompanying EHS-MIS Benchmarking Surveys. Jake has nearly 25 years experience designing and implementing software and business processes that leverage the effort of workgroups. For most of that time he has consulted to EHS professionals, helping facilitate understanding among stakeholders in systems that involve integration of business processes and technical systems. Jake led the creation of the RETEC Environmental Information Management Systems (EMIS) practice in the early 1990s and is presently Information Technology Project Director for AECOM.


Ellen Williams, Director of Process Safety Management Systems, Valero Corp.

Ellen L. Williams has 26 years of experience in various health, safety and environmental positions within the petro-chemical industry. Ms. Williams currently holds the position of Director of Process Safety Management Systems for Valero Energy.  In her current role, she is responsible for the implementation of best practices for process safety management programs.  Ms. Williams joined Valero in 2002 as the Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Director for the Valero Krotz Springs Refinery and was part of the team that selected IMPACT ERM® Suite.  After the acquisition of the Valero St. Charles Refinery she assumed the position of HSE Director for both the Krotz Springs and St. Charles Refineries. Prior to joining Valero, Ms. Williams worked for BASF Corporation for 14 years in various HSE positions.


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