Keynote Speakers


Dr. Peter Senge


Peter M. Senge is the author of The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World, released in 2008, and a a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the "interdependent development of people and their institutions." He is also the author of the widely acclaimed management organization book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization.


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Dr. Allen White


Allen L. White is Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute, Boston, and directs the institute's corporate redesign program.  Dr. White co-founded the Global Reporting Initiative in 1997 and served as Chief Executive through 2002.  In 2004, he co-founded and now directs Corporation 2020, an initiative focused on designing future corporations to sustain social purpose. He advises multilaterals, foundations, corporations, and NGOs on corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy, policy, and practice. Dr. White has served on advisory boards and committees of the International Corporate Governance Network, ISO, Civic Capital, and Instituto Ethos (Brazil) and is Senior Advisor to Business for Social Responsibility. 

Alan Willis


Alan Willis, a Canadian Chartered Accountant, is a consultant who advises the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) on governance, sustainability and business reporting. He served on the Steering Committee of the Global Reporting Initiative from its start-up in 1997 until 2002, and chaired its Verification Working Group. He recently represented the CICA at the Prince of Wales' Forum on Accounting for Sustainability at St. James's Palace in London.

Dale Penny


Dale Penny is the President and CEO of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), has more than 30 years of non-profit leadership experience in youth development, strategic planning and conservation service. During his tenure, Mr. Penny has been at the forefront of helping SCA become the nation's leading provider of conservation service opportunities for young people by engaging them in hands-on service to the land and to their local communities. 


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Session Speakers


  • Bob AccarinoDirector, Global Energy Management, Abbott
  • Linda ArtzTraining and Development Associate, Badger Mining Corporation
  • Deb BermanManaging Director, Justmeans
  • Suzanne FallenderManager Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation
  • Geoff BorastonDirector of Environmental Affairs, Granite Construction Inc.
  • Paul BowenWater Technology Director, Environment & Water Resources Department, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Frank BrandauerNAEM Past President, Independent Senior EHS Manager
  • Michael BrandtAssociate Director, Los Alamos National Labs
  • Dave BurrowsEHS & Sustainability Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Karen CarterDirector Compliance & Risk Management, Ashland Inc.
  • Tim CaseManager, Environmental Services, Ball Corporation
  • Mark ChrisosDirector Health, Safety and Environment, Intergen
  • Paul ComeyVice President of Environmental Affairs, Green Mountain Coffee
  • Robin CrawfordSenior Vice President, Ruder Finn
  • Terry CrouseHealth & Safety Program Manager, AMCOL International
  • Rob CurrieDirector, Environment, Health & Safety, Baxter Healthcare
  • Ed DanielsVice President, Health and Compliance, Cardinal Health
  • Diane DemboskyDivisional Safety Manager, General Mills
  • Melinda EdwardsManager, Compliance & Risk Mitigation, Environmental Policy and Programs,U.S. Postal Service
  • Jeff EriksonVice President, SustainAbility
  • Karen EthierVice President of Global EHS, W.R. Grace
  • Stephen Evanoff, Vice President EHS, AIMCO
  • Ana FernandezDirector, Environmental Programs, US Foodservice
  • Mitch FondaDirector of Operations, Millipore Corporation
  • Jeff HanrattyManager, Global HSE Audit & Continuous Improvement, General Mills
  • Mark HauseEnvironmental Competency Leader, DuPont
  • Sarah HillEHS Program Manager Sustainability & Product Stewardship, Covidien
  • Yadira HurtadoCode of Conduct Specialist, Timberland
  • Kevin JohnsonDirector of Global EHS Systems, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Jon FrischPrinciple Risk Manager, PG&E
  • Marc JuaireSenior Environmental Manager, Valspar
  • Pad KemmanahalliREM Senior Manager EHS&F, Olympus America, Inc
  • James KendrickDirector, EHS Training, Textron Inc.
  • Dawn KruegerEnvironmental Operations Manager, 3M
  • Alan LeibowitzDirector EHS&S, ITT Corporation
  • Ray LizotteSenior Environmental Engineer, APG
  • Roger MartellaPartner, Sidley Austin
  • Kevin MathewsDirector Health and Environmental Affairs, Nestle Waters North America
  • Michael McGuireManager, Global Environmental Strategy & EHS, John Deere
  • Tim MohinSustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Team Lead and Principal Consultant, EORM
  • Leslie MontgomeryEnvironmental Stewardship Program Manager, Southern Company
  • Dermot MurrayProgram Manager, Employee Engagement, Verizon Foundation
  • Paul NarogDirector Environmental Operations, 3M
  • David NewmanDirector, EHS & Sustainability, Millipore
  • Peter StangelDirector of Science and Evaluation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Mike PisarcikDirector, Environmental & Safety Management Systems, Sara Lee
  • David QuiggDirector of Marketing, Grays Harbor Paper
  • John RindSenior EHS Consultant, EHS Services, Alcoa, Inc
  • Brent RossEHS Manager, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc.
  • Kelvin RothDirector Environment, Health & Safety, AMCOL International
  • Dawn Speranza, Intel Global Fab Materials EHS, Intel Corporation
  • Allen StegmanGeneral Director - Environmental & Hazardous Materials, BNSF Railroad
  • John VosickyNorth American EHS Regional Manager, Eaton Corporation
  • Steve WalkerManager, Environmental Sustainability, Burt’s Bees
  • Steven Ward, Corporate Director Environmental, Health & Safety, FMC Technologies, Inc.
  • Adam WheelerSTG Product Environmental Stewardship, IBM
  • Stacey WinterGlobal Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Hewlett Packard


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