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Speakers

The Product Stewardship Conference allows you to tap into the expertise of product stewardship professionals from some of the world's leading companies. Our speakers represent several different industries and are eager to share best practices and practical solutions that you can apply to your daily work. ​

​Opening Keynote

Joel Tickner, ScD, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Joel A. Tickner, ScD, Professor of Environmental Health at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and founding Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment, is a pioneer in making chemistry safer for people and the environment. His research focuses on the development of innovative scientific methods and policies to implement and accelerate the design and application of safer products and manufacturing processes.​


Closing Keynote Panel

Why Go Bio: There's Nothing We Can't Make, Including Sustainable Choices



Dennis Hall

Faculty Emeritus, Ohio State University and Director of the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE)​





Shivani Patel
Biological Engineering Student, Ohio State University






Tim Volk, PhD
Faculty, State University New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry






Anna Schraufnagel
Materials Science Student, North Carolina State University​




Meet just some of the people who will inspire and energize you:

  • Adam Grossman, PhD, Vice President of Modeling, Praedicat
  • Ari Lewis, MS, Principal, Gradient
  • Ashish Deshmukh, PhD, Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll 
  • Brett Howard, PhD, Director, American Chemistry Council
  • Carrie Decatur, Senior Regulatory Analyst, Sphera
  • Catherine Gallagher, Product Stewardship Advisor, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences 
  • Cher Sanchez, Regulatory Analyst, 3M
  • Christina Inhof, MSPH, DABT, Senior Toxicologist, Arcadis
  • Christopher Holmes, Principal Scientist, Applied Analysis Solutions, LLC
  • Craig Thomson, Senior Business Manager, NCEC, Part of Ricardo
  • Danielle Schreiber, Attorney, Verdant Law PLLC
  • David Liu, PhD, Principal, Ramboll
  • Donald Ewert, IH, Occupational Health Services, RJ Lee Group
  • Elaine Freeman, DABT, Regulatory Toxicologist, Exponent, Inc.
  • Fred Levko, BSEE, MBA, LSSBB, Director, Product Stewardship, Smith and Nephew, Inc.
  • Gavin Thompson, PhD, Principal Consultant, Ramboll
  • Günther Becker, PhD, Vice President of Product Stewardship, Sustainability, and Quality, OXEA
  • Irene Hantman, Attorney, Verdant Law PLLC
  • Jeffrey Hafer, Senior Regulatory Scientist, Knoell USA, LLC
  • Jennifer Blundon, Director of Product Stewardship, Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Jenny Liu, Global Director for Product Stewardship, Momentive Performance Materials
  • Jessie Kneeland, PhD, Senior Environmental Chemist, Gradient
  • Jim Jenkins, PhD, Senior Product Stewardship Manager, Nutrien
  • Jonathan Hellerstein, CIH, CSP, Manager of Product Stewardship, Carpenter Company 
  • Joseph Frasca, PhD, Business Compliance Advisor in Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Kari Mavian, Director of Product Stewardship and Trade Compliance, SI Group
  • Kathleen Murphy, CIH, Global Director, Regulatory Affairs, The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Kevin Kransler, PhD, Senior Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Manager, SI Group
  • Kim Reid, Senior Environmental Chemist, Gradient
  • Lawrence Halprin, Partner, Keller & Heckman
  • Maria Rahim, Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs Advisor, ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Mark McKinney, CIH, Product Stewardship Manager, BASF Corporation
  • Maryann Sanders, Technical Director in Product Stewardship, ERM
  • Merrie Ann-Varughese, Arcadis US, Inc.
  • Neil Hunt, PhD, Senior Regulatory Specialist, Yordas Group
  • Patrice Szczygiel, Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Patrick Sheehan, PhD, Principal Scientist, Exponent, Inc.
  • Paul Harper, Principal, Ramboll
  • Rebecca Morones, Advisor Engineer, IBM
  • Renee Liang, PhD, Senior EHS Regulatory Consultant, REACH24H
  • Robert Skoglund, PhD, DABT, CIH, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Covestro LLC
  • Sarah Medearis, Partner, ERM
  • Tina Armstrong, PhD, Vice President/Principal Scientist, Arcadis US, Inc.
  • Tom Hill, JD, former General Counsel, General Electric
  • Yaowen Jean Ma, Senior Analyst, Verdantix


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