Strategic Direction in a Competitive Environment

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Competitive Environment Staff

The efforts of this organization are managed by Richard MacLean, Director of Richard MacLean & Associates, LLC. Please click here to learn more about Mr. MacLean.

Additionally, Cheryl Williams Levey, Administrative Assistant/Webmaster and Jill Miller, Researcher/Writer/Editor, provide technology and marketing support to help Competitive Environment achieve its goals.

Virtual Team
Competitive Environment is also supported by a virtual team of Senior Environmental Health and Safety professionals. For more information on these individual associates, please visit our Virtual Team page.

Richard MacLean 

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Contact Information
Richard MacLean
350 Hidden Valley Drive
Prescott, AZ 86303-5384
Tel: 928-777-9212
Cell: 480-227-7079

MacLean PhotoRichard MacLean is the Director of Richard MacLean & Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1995.  Since that time he has led a number of innovative projects related to: management strategy and strategic planning; organization design and optimization; corporate reporting, due diligence and social responsibility; and environmental accounting for a number of domestic and international clients. 

He is a prolific writer and has a bi-monthly column, Competitive Strategy, in EM Magazine, and a column, Environmental Leadership, in the John Wiley & Sons' journal Environmental Quality Management.

He publishes in other magazines and journals such as

Richard also serves as the Director of the Center for Environmental Innovation, Inc. (CEI), a collaborative effort among a number of leading university researchers on environmental issues. CEI’s mission is to provide credible research on sensitive EHS issues and to encourage innovation in corporate EHS programs.  Richard is currently an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University in the School of Business.

Richard received a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University.  He began his career in 1969 as a petroleum research engineer with Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas.  In 1972 he became the Manager of Safety and Environmental Engineering for Raychem Corporation, a producer of products for the electronics industry located in Menlo Park, California.

Richard  joined General Electric in 1976 where he held a number of environmental, health and safety (EHS) management positions in the Plastics Business Group.  In 1986 he was named Manager of  Environmental Protection at Corporate Environmental Programs in Fairfield, CT where he was responsible for the design and implementation of environmental policies for GE's world-wide operations.  In 1991 he joined Arizona Public Service as Vice President, Environmental Health & Safety.  In addition to leading the Company's EHS programs, he was responsible for the Company's research and development activities on environmentally clean technologies such as solar power and electric vehicles.

Jill Miller  Jill Miller
Jill Miller serves as a researcher, writer and editor for Competitive Environment. For the past ten years, Jill has been a freelance writer editor working with a variety of corporate clients. She also has written several articles for national trade publications. Jill began her career in the public relations/advertising industry before joining a nonprofit organization where she became senior writer for their international trade magazine. Jill has a BA in English from Arizona State University.

Contact Information
Jill Miller, Researcher/Writer/Editor
12021 South 35th Court, Phoenix, AZ 85044



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