Strategic Direction in a Competitive Environment

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International Experience
Media Experience
Committee, Advisory and Publication Review Activities
External Speeches and Testimony
University Guest Lectures
Professional Affiliations




2007 Review of environmental projects.
2006 Review of environmental projects
2005 Review of environmental projects


Organizational design review


Reviews of draft annual environmental reports


Reorganization management strategy


Corporate management systems audit with major corporation


Due diligence strategy project with multinational corporation


Wastewater treatment plant design



Presentation at the Federation of Austrian Industrialists
Discussions with the Vienna Ministry for Environmental Affair



Negotiation of permits for new facility



Wastewater treatment plant design
Establish industrial hygiene program


2008 Executive workshop on sustainable development


Management systems review


Staffing review


Facility program review



United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) meeting on pollution prevention


Project negotiation with contract toxicology laboratory



Facility audits


Negotiation of permits for new facility



Wastewater treatment plant evaluation


Participation on OECD meeting on accident prevention



Major hazards reviews, Audits, Wastewater treatment plant design



Acquisition review of lighting products manufacturer (Tungsram)



Wastewater treatment plant design, Audits, Major hazards review



Renewable resource facility design


Wastewater treatment plant design, Audits



Training workshop

1988 Facility audits, Management review



Presentation of paper at international conference


June 2011 Interview, Cutter Consortium, Safety + Health, "Safe and Sustainable - How does EHS fit in with the ‘green’ movement?"
June 2008 Interview, Cutter Consortium, Business IT Strategies, Vol.11, No. 7
July 2007

Interview, Green trends, Fast Thinking, Spring 2007

March 3, 2003

Interview, environmental profession, The Environmental Manager’s Compliance Advisor, issue No. 586

September 17, 2002

Interview, Jack Welch legacy at GE, Los Angeles Times

June 2000

Interview, Tomorrow Magazine, July/August 2000 issue on ISO14000

March 15,1999

Interview, Shared Services, Environment Health & Safety Management

June 22, 1998 

Interview, EHS auditing, Environment Health & Safety Management

October 27, 1997

Interview on EHS roles and responsibilities, Environment, Health & Safety Management

July 7, 1997

Interview on the Center for Environmental Innovation, Environment, Health & Safety Management

February 3, 1997

Interview for segment on corporate priorities. Environment, Health & Safety Management


Interview for two newsletter articles on environmental due diligence, Environment, Health & Safety Management, Vol. 7, Nos. 18 & 19

May/June, 1995

Profile on pollution prevention issues facing the utility industry, Waste Minimization and Recycling Report, Issues #102 & 103.

April 19, 1995

Interview for an article on renewable flues in Arizona, Arizona Republic.

November 18, 1994

Interview for an article on interpollutant trade with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Arizona Republic.

January 26, 1994

Interview for article on utility R&D activities, Wall Street Journal.

December 23, 1993 

Interview on the Land and Water Fund, Boulder Colorado, California Energy Markets.

August 4, 1993 

Arizona Republic, Interview for article on ADEQ/EPA/APS 3-Way Strategic Alliance.

December, 1991

Interview for newsletter article, Corporate Environmentalism from Compliance to Strategy, Environmental Business Journal, Vol. IV, No. 12.

January, 1991 

Interview for newsletter article, Emerging issues in the '90s, Environment, Health & Safety Management.

May 24, 1989 

Austrian National Radio, Radio interview on pollution prevention, Vienna, Austria.

Fall, 1985

Television and press interviews, Asbestos removal from Pittsfield, MA, Public Schools.


  • Environmental Fund for Arizona, Board of Directors, 2006 – Present.

  • Corporate Environmental Strategy Journal,  Board of Advisors, RPI Publishing, Troy, NY. 1996 - 2005.

  • Arizona Heritage Alliance, Board of Directors, 1992 - Present.

  • Edison Electric Institute, Environmental Executive Advisory Committee, Washington, DC, 1993 - 1995.

  • Electric Power Research Institute, Environmental Division Committee, Palo Alto, CA, 1993 -1995.

  • Western Energy Supply & Transmission Associates (WEST), Management Committee, 1993-1995.

  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Total Quality Advisory Committee, Phoenix, AZ, July 1992 - 1994.

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Accounting and Capital Budgeting Focus Group, Washington, DC, 1993 - 1994.

  • Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas, Board of Directors, Washington, DC, 1993.

  • Tufts University, Review of book, Environmental Management in Corporations:  Methods and Motivations, Patricia Dillon and Kurt Fischer, April 1992.

  • Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Strategic Advisory Council, New Haven, CT, 1988-1992.

  • Tufts University, Workshop Facilitator, Educational Planning and Development, Center for Environmental Management, November 1991.

  • Tufts University, Review of book, Global Corporate Environment, Health and Safety Programs:  Management Principles and Practices, Ann Rappaport, et al., June 1991.

  • Center for Environmental Management, Tufts University, Steering Committee for Global Corporate Health, Safety, and Environmental Programs:  Management Principles and Practices, Medford, MA, 1987-1991.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Industrial Liaison Program Committee Member, Cambridge, MA, 1991.

  • International Environmental Management Clearinghouse, Program Advisor to the Management Institute for Environment and Business, Arlington, VA, 1990-1991.

  • World Resources Institute, Advisor on Environmental Accounting for the Technology and the Environment Program, Washington, DC, 1991.

  • Tufts University, Review of book Managing Chemical Risks:  Corporate Response to SARA Title III, May, 1990.

  • Full-Cost Accounting Advisory Group, Coordinated by the Tellus Institute, Boston, MA, 1990-1991.

  • US Department of Energy, Review draft report, Industrial Waste Reduction Program Plan, Washington, DC, February 1991.

  • EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Review draft OECD report, Guiding Principles on Accident Preparedness, Prevention, and Response, Washington, DC, January 1991.

  • International Environmental Technology Transfer Advisory Board, Advisor to Private Sector's Role in Technology Transfer to Eastern Europe, Washington, DC, July 1990.

(Note: Does not include corporate client annual meeting speeches)

  • Measuring Up -Moving Beyond Environmental Metrics, Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Worldwide Corporate Environmental Forum Meeting in Washington, DC, February 3, 2009.
  • EHS Leadership - “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way,” Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Environmental Meeting in Washington, DC, February 5, 2008.
  • Management Systems for a Changing Environment, Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Environmental Meeting in Detroit, MI, May 22, 2007.
  • A New Wave of Environmentalism: What It Means For the EHS Function, Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Western Occupational Safety and Health Group Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, June 13, 2007.
  • Transitions - What business are YOU in?, Environmental Bankers Association Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, January 16, 2007.
  • Metrics - Las Vegas Style, Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Environmental Meeting in Washington, DC November 14, 2006.
  • The Folly of 100% Compliance to Your Company & Career, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, July 27, 2006.
  • Environmental Benchmarking and Performance Measurement: Do You Know How to Measure Your Company's Environmental Performance?, National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association (NSSGA) in Dallas, TX, June 15, 2006.
  • A Profession in Transition: Emerging dynamics in EHS competencies, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in New Brunswick, NJ, June 7, 2006.
  • Strategic Planning – The NGO Factor, Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Environmental Meeting, Washington, DC, February 6, 2006.
  • Vision, Leadership & Strategy – Navigating the transition to third wave environmentalism, Semiconductor Environmental, Safety & Health Association’s Emerging Technologies Mini-Conference, Chandler, AZ, October 31, 2005.
  • Structuring the EHS Department for Success, National Environmental Managers (NAEM) Forum, Phoenix, AZ, October 20, 2005.
  • Vision, Leadership & Strategy – Navigating the transition to third wave environmentalism, Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Environmental Meeting in Washington, DC, August 2, 2005.
  • Metrics for a New Business Environment, GEMI Metrics Task Force in Broomfield , CO, July 20, 2005.
  • Identifying and Communicating EHS Value, Semiconductor Environmental, Safety & Heath Association’s 27th Annual Symposium & Expo, Scottsdale, AZ , May 11, 2005.
  • Emerging Issues: NGO’s and Nanotechnology, Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Occupational Safety and Heath Group and Occupational Safety and Health Lawyers Group Joint Meeting, Washington , DC , May 5, 2005.
  • Engaging Business Management in Emerging Issues, ORC Environmental Group Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2, 2004.
  • Gourmet or Fast Food - What type of service do you deliver to your company?, Environmental Committee meeting of the Western Energy Institute, Las Vegas NV, April 22, 2004.
  • The Strategy of Value - Adding business value takes a strategy... not just tactics, ORC Environmental Issues Form, Washington D.C., February 26, 2004.
  • Organizations in Transition - Who's in Charge Here?, The Conference Board's Chief Environmental Health and Safety Officer's Council, Scottsdale. AZ, January 29, 2004.
  • The Strategy of Adding Value, Environmental Bankers Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, January 19, 2004.
  • Organizing The EH&S Function To Achieve Maximum Performance, Organizational Resource Counselors Worldwide Executive Business Issues Forum Meeting, Chicago IL, October 9, 2003.
  • Measuring and Delivering Credible Results to Management, Environment, Safety & Health Forum and Expo, Phoenix AZ, September 22, 2003.
  • Strategic, Tactical or Busy Work? – Extracting environmental value, Organization Resource Counselors, Washington DC, February 22, 2003.
  • Positioning for the Next Generation Environmental Leadership, Organization Resource Counselors, Washington DC, July 24, 2002.
  • Strategic Planning for the New Environment, Aerospace Industries Association, Phoenix, AZ, May 10, 2000.
  • Strategic Planning, Organization Resource Counselors, Washington DC, February 22, 2001.
  • Which World?, Emerging environmental metrics, Pacific Coast Gas Association, Fall meeting, San Antonio Phoenix, TX, October 19, 2000.
  • Reinvigorating EHS Leadership, ORC Western Occupational Safety & Health Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, September 19, 2000.
  • Closing the Credibility Gap in Corporate Environmental Reporting, Environmental Auditing Roundtable Winter Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 12, 2000.
  • Trends in EHS Organizational Structures: Shared Services, Outsourcing, Downsizing, Orange County and Southern California American Industrial Hygiene Association, Joint Professional Symposium, Downey, California, October 28, 1999.
  • EHS Organization Trends, Organization Resources Counselors, Inc. (ORC), Environmental Group Meeting, Washington, DC, September 23, 1999.
  • Shared Services - A Survey of Industry Practices, Organization Resources Counselors, Inc. (ORC), Summer Quarterly Meeting, Washington, DC, August 5, 1999.
  • Determining Value in EHS Programs, 5th Annual Government Conference on the Environment, Anaheim Convention Center, California, May 3, 1999.
  • The EME Top 10: Back-to-Basics Recommendations for EHS Executives, Minnesota Environmental Initiative, Environmental Management Excellence (EME) Workshop, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, April 30, 1999.
  • Shared Services - A Survey of Industry Practices, Organization Resources Counselors, Inc. (ORC), Spring Quarterly Meeting, Newport Beach, CA, March 4, 1999.
  • Pollution Prevention Pays: Myth or Bottom-line Reality?, Southern California Gas Company Pollution Prevention 2000 workshop, Los Angles, CA, August 7, 1998.
  • Dialogue: Effective Departmental Organization in Today's Environment, National Association of Environmental Professionals Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, October 29, 1997.
  • Environmental Due Diligence Within Multinational Corporations, 22nd Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP), Orlando, Florida, May 19-23, 1997.
  • Adding Value and Credibility to Environmental Reporting and Third Party Statements, 22nd Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP), Orlando, Florida, May 19-23, 1997.
  • Keynote Speaker, Southwest Electric Safety Exchange (SWESE), Phoenix, AZ, April 1, 1995.
  • EPA Ally of the Year Award - Acceptance Speech, Presentation by EPA Administrator, Carol Browner, EPA Auditorium, Washington, DC, January 19, 1994.
  • Keynote Speaker, Second Annual Environmental Networking Breakfast, Arizona Department of Education, Phoenix, AZ, January 4, 1994.
  • Dealing With The Dynamics of Change, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Efficient Lighting 1993 Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, December 8-10, 1993.
  • Accounting and Financial Strategies for Environmental Program Success, Management Strategies in Industrial Pollution Conference, Phoenix, AZ, December 1-2, 1993.
  • Environmental Management Standards, Environmental Conference, Farmington, NM, September 2, 1993.
  • Competitive Forces, Electric Utility Cost Group Members and Prospective Members, (EUCG), Scottsdale, AZ, March 17, 1993.
  • Challenges Facing Environmental Professionals, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Phoenix, AZ, February 10, 1993.
  • R&D Strategies for Electric Vehicles, National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 22, 1992.
  • Alternative Fuels - Energy Conservation Through Education, Testimony before Arizona State Senate Environment Committee Meeting, February 25, 1992.
  • Successful Strategies for Promoting Pollution Prevention, Inside EPA Conference, Washington, DC, April 3, 1990.


  • Historical Perspective of Corporate Environmental Reporting, Annual Affiliates Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, June 24, 1997.

  • Environmental Accounting,  Arizona State College of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, November 27, 1995.

  • Managing Your Career as an Environmental Professional, Environmental Science and Management Colloquium, Tufts University, Medford, MA, November 15, 1991.

  • A Closer Look at the EHS Profession, Tufts University, Medford, MA, April 27, 1990.

  • Leadership Styles in Industry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, February 2, 1990.


  • Arizona Heritage Alliance, Board of Directors, Since 1992

  • Environmental Law Institute, Since 1999

  • Environmental Fund for Arizona Board of Directors, Since 2006


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