28th Annual Sustainability & EHS Symposium

Many thanks to the Symposium sponsors!!

Trinity Consultants 

Dickinson Wright

EHS Technology Group

Environmental Quality Management (EQM)

Gensuite

KERAMIDA

Monroe Environmental

Stites & Harbison

General Sessions

U.S. EPA’s Strategic Plan … Remarks Only: Working Together to Provide Americans with Clean Air, Land & Water, Ensure Chemical Safety, Rebalance the Power Between Washington & the States and Refocus the Agency on Its Statutory Obligations Under the Law Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, U.S. EPA, Washington, DC

Kentucky … Environmental Priorities, Plans for the Future, Air & Water Permitting Success & Challenges and What Does the U.S. EPA’s Rebalance of Power Between Washington & the States Mean for Mid-America Businesses -- Tony Hatton, Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Frankfort

Presentation will be available late on 3.27.19 - Indiana … Environmental Priorities, Plans for the Future, Air & Water Permitting Success & Challenges and What Does the U.S. EPA’s Rebalance of Power Between Washington & the States Mean for Mid-America Businesses -- Bruno Pigott, Commissioner, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Indianapolis

Presentation will be available late on 3.27.19 - Ohio … Environmental Priorities, Plans for the Future, Air & Water Permitting Success & Challenges and What Does the U.S. EPA’s Rebalance of Power Between Washington & the States Mean for Mid-America Businesses -- Laurie A. Stevenson, Director, Ohio EPA, Columbus

Closing Keynote - Bio Only: Unrelenting Commitment to Employee Safety … Best Practices in Developing an Award-Winning Safety Culture -- Phil Fultz, Corporate Director, Safety/Logistics/Processing, AK Steel Corporation, West Chester

Concurrent and Interactive Workshops

Workshop A - Corporate Sustainability Best Practices … Sustainability Reporting & the Growing Regulatory Environment -- Can Sustainability Reporting Save Corporate Social Responsibility? – Edwin Broecker, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLC and Pamela Griesemer, Vice President, Sustainability Services - KERAMIDA Inc.

Workshop B - But Wait! There’s More… Waste Rules are Changing, Again and Again -- Tim McDaniel, EHS Manager, Navistar, Inc.; April Webb, Hazardous Waste Branch Manager, KY Department for Environmental Protection; and Christa Russell, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc.

Workshop C - Clean Air Act Challenges … New Source Review (NSR) Memoranda Proposals and the Affordable Clean Energy Rule on Ambient Air Quality Impacts -- George Schewe, CCM, QEP, Principal Meteorologist/Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc.; Michael Hopkins, Assistant Chief, Permitting, Division of Air Pollution Control, Ohio EPA and J. Michael Geers, P.E., Manager, Environmental Programs Group, Duke Energy Corp.

Workshop D - ISO 14001:2015 … Best Practices on the Implementation of an Environmental Management System -- Gregory Hemker, President, EHS Technology Group, LLC and Emily Gillispie, EH&S Coordinator, Environmental Specialist, Mubea Inc.

Workshop E - Together We Rise: Addressing Longstanding Issues Facing Women in the Workplace and Women Safety Professionals -- Karen LaRue, OHST, Global Innovation HSE Leader, The Procter & Gamble Co. and Stacey Brooks, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, Manager, WSS Program Support & Alignment, General Motors LLC

Workshop F - Environmental Basics from a Novice and Pros -- Sheri Bussard, Environmental Engineer, Utilities, University of Cincinnati and Hope Manning, Project Manager, Multi-Media Group Leader & Stephen Fischer, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Quality Management, Inc. (EQM)

Workshop G - Corporate Sustainability Best Practices … EHS Auditing, Enforcement Initiatives, and Improving the Culture of Self Governance -- Kelli Totten, Environmental Supervisor, Marathon Petroleum Company LP and Amanda Jennings, Managing Consultant & Robert Large, CPEA, CHMM, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc.

Workshop H - Practical Tips & Trends in RCRA Hazardous Waste Management and Enforcement -- Timothy Ling, Environmental Director, Plaskolite, LLC; David Edelstein, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP; and Scott Smith, P.E., CHMM, CPEA, Principal Consultant, ERM, Inc.

Workshop I - Clean Air Act Challenges … Ohio Air Permitting 101 -- Terri Sexton, Environmental and Energy Manager, Navistar, Inc.; Stephanie Madden, Project Manager, EHS Technology Group; and Andy Weisman, Permit and Inspection Supervisor, Regional Air Pollution Control Agency 

Workshop J - A Comprehensive EHS Managers Guide to Permitting, Compliance, Reporting & Next Generation of EHS Technology -- Rob Paxton, Operational Risk Manager, The Shepherd Chemical Company; Brian Bond, Senior Director of Customer Services & Development, Gensuite; and Ronald Hansen, Owner/Principal Consultant & Katie Milk, Scientist III, GT Environmental, Inc.

Workshop K - Best Practices in the Implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP) …It's Not Just a Set of Binders -- William Lape, Project Director, SCS Engineers and Ed Johnson, CARO, PSM Engineering Manager, Dean Foods

Workshop L - Clean Air Act Challenges … Air Pollution Control … Identify, Operate and Optimize for EPA Compliance, Operational Flexibility, Operating Cost and Troubleshooting -- Micah Garrabrant, Senior Mechanical Engineer, AK Steel Corporation; Ron Hawks, Process Engineering Manager, QSEM Solutions, A Trinity Consultants Company and Arnie Beringer, Managing Partner, CEECO Equipment, Inc.

Workshop M - Corporate Sustainability Best Practices … Journey to Zero Waste to Landfill -- Maria Gutierrez, Director Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability & William Schubert, Corporate Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Jarrett David, Director, Green Circle Certified

Workshop N - Effective Facility Environmental Management of Change: Evaluation of New Materials, Equipment, and Processes & their Impact on Reporting, Permitting, and Compliance -- Lewie Chandler, Site Environmental Leader, The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company and Dawn Miller, P.E., Vice President; Hope Manning, Multi-Media Group Team Leader & Julie Wagner, P.E, Senior Project Manager, Environmental Quality Management, Inc. (EQM)

Workshop O - Bios for Interactive Session on Best Practices to Avoid Environmental Enforcement in an U.S. EPA Era of Power Rebalance -- Sherry Hesselbein, Managing Counsel – Environmental, Safety & Security Law, Marathon Petroleum Company LP Valerie Tachtiris, Deputy General Counsel, IDEM; Michael Kroeger, Director, Kentucky Division of Enforcement; Gregg Bachmann, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Ohio Attorney General's Office and Jennifer Cave, Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC

Workshop P - Passionate about Safety … Best Practices in Workplace Safety … Preventing and Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Violations and Valuable Tips on How to Respond -- Gaye Johnson, Assistant Area Director, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and William Haak, Founder, Haak Law LLC

Workshop Q - New & Emerging Water Management Issues … Best Practices for Storm Water Permitting, Pollution Prevention Plans and Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures -- Jeffrey Miller, Sr. Regulatory Expert, August Mack Environmental; Stephanie Miller, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants and Jim Albertz, PE, Senior Environmental Engineer, Albertz Engineering, LLC

Workshop R - Clean Air Act Challenges … Permitting Back Up/Emergency Generators: Surviving the EPA’s New Rules and Regulatory Maze in Ohio -- William Bruscino, Principal Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc. and Michael Hopkins, Assistant Chief, Permitting, Division of Air Pollution Control, Ohio EPA

Workshop S - Corporate Sustainability Best Practices … Using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager to Boost Profits and Promote Sustainability -- W. Blaine Early, III, Ph.D., Member Stites & Harbison, PLLC and Kurt Barrett, LEED AP, CEM, Intelligent Services Program Leader, Harshaw Trane

Workshop T - Ohio: Major Air Permitting, Regulatory & Compliance Developments -- Maxine Dewbury, Environmental Regulatory & Regional HSE Manager, The Procter & Gamble Co., William Haak, Founder, Haak Law LLC; and Michael Hopkins, Assistant Chief, Permitting, Division of Air Pollution Control, Ohio EPA

Workshop U - Passionate about Safety … Solutions to Challenging Industrial Hygiene Projects -- Gary Strassell, EHS Manager, Shepherd Color Co. and David Regelbrugge, CIH, CSP, Technical Director, Industrial Hygiene & Safety Services, Partner Engineering & Science, Inc.

Workshop V- Successful Integration into Established Environmental Program -- Tuyen Nguyen, Senior Environmental Engineer & Hannah Fanzini, Environmental Engineer, SABIC Innovative Plastics Mt. Vernon LLC; Jennifer Thompson, Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; and Anita Evenson, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants

Workshop W - Kentucky: Major Air Permitting, Regulatory & Compliance Developments -- Rebecca Cash, Environmental Compliance Manager, LG&E KU Energy LLC; Carolyn Brown, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP; Sean Alteri, Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection

Workshop X - New & Emerging Issues … Practical Strategies to Manage Emerging Contaminants (PFAS) in Solid Waste, Landfills, Wastewater/Leachates, Soils, and Groundwater to Protect Human Health and the Environment -- Bruce Whitteberry, Assistant Superintendent, Greater Cincinnati Water Works; Brian Hoye, PG, Section Manager & Daniel Jelinek, Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell; Andrew Kolesar, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

Workshop AA - New & Emerging Water Management Issues … Ohio Water Quality, Permitting, Regulatory Initiatives, Compliance & Enforcement Developments -- Michael Gray, Environmental Counsel, Marathon Petroleum Corporation LP; William Haak, Founder, Haak Law LLC and Tiffani Kavalec, Chief, Division of Surface Water, Ohio EPA

Workshop BB - Passionate about Safety … "Tag, You're It!" A Priceless Guide to Knowing Who's Liable Under OSHA's Multi-Employer Policy -- David Arthur, Corporate Health and Safety Manager, Environmental Quality Management, Inc. (EQM)

Workshop CC - Clean Air Act Challenge … Best Practices in Obtaining a Major NSR Permit Modification in a Non-Attainment Area and the Required Emission Offsets -- Fadi Mourad, Director, Environmental Strategy, DTE Energy Co. and Anna Maiuri, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Workshop DD - Strategies for Implementing a Successful EHS Internal Auditing Program -- Gary Carrasco, MSMSci, CPSA, CPEA, CHMM, Manager, Global EHS Audit Group, Internal Audit Services, Aptiv, PLC; Mack Overton, Vice President, EHS Compliance Services, KERAMIDA, Inc.; and Heidi Knight, Principal, Beveridge and Diamond

Workshop EE - Odor Complaints and Noise Impacts … Strategies & Best Practices for Conducting Assessments -- Lisa Roberts, Environmental Manager, WILD Flavors Inc. and DJ Wheeler, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc.

Workshop FF - Clean Air Act Challenge … Is Your Facility in Compliance with the New Refrigerant Management Rules? -- Kirk Lowery, Principal Consultant – Northeast Regional Director, Trinity Consultants, Inc. and Sherry Hesselbein, Managing Counsel – Environmental, Safety & Security Law, Marathon Petroleum Co. LP

Workshop GG - Corporate Sustainability Best Practices … A Case Study of Bridgestone's Global Sustainability Procurement Policy for Natural Rubber -- Andy Thompson, Senior Counsel - Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and E. Chase Dressman, Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Workshop HH - New & Emerging Water Management Issues … An Exciting, Interactive Panel on Insights on Major Water Issues and Trends in Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana -- Moderator: William Bruscino, P.E., Principal Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc.; Panelists: Tony Hatton, Commissioner & Carey Johnson, Assistant Director, Division of Water, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Frankfort; Bruno Pigott, Commissioner & Paul Higginbotham, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Water Quality, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management and Tiffani Kavalec, Chief, Division of Surface Water, Ohio EPA

Workshop II - How Vapor Intrusion and PFAS/PFOS are Changing Environmental Due Diligence and Remedial Options -- Anna Maiuri, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC and Curtis Chapman, Geologist, August Mack

Workshop JJ - Integrating EHS Compliance and 3rd Party Audits During Mergers & Acquisitions -- Brian Winter, EHS Manager & Katy Glenn, Senior EHS Specialist, The Scotts Company LLC; Jodi Keller, Regulatory Compliance Group Manager & Laura Boyd, Project Manager, Terracon and Andrew Kolesar, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

Workshop KK - Indiana: Major Air Permitting, Regulatory & Compliance Developments -- Anne Heighway, QEP, Consultant, HS&E, Elanco Animal Health Inc., Scott Deloney, Chief, Air Programs Branch, Indiana DEM; and Anthony Sullivan, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Workshop LL - Passionate about Safety … Winning in Safety: Process for Improved Performance -- James Lane, Global PEC (EHS&S) Operations Leader, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company