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Driving Compliance and Increasing Productivity with Environmental Data Systems



Driving Compliance and Increasing Productivity with Environmental Data Systems
Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
          
“If at first you don’t succeed, call it version 1.0.”  
 
As our organizations collect and manage ever greater amounts of data, we need effective ways to store and use those data. “Let’s build a database for that” has become the mantra of many organizations and database systems can be a valuable tool, but are often difficult to create and implement in ways that reduce overall effort and minimize needed care and feeding.
 
In this webinar, public and private sector leaders will share their experiences designing and deploying database systems to drive environmental compliance outcomes and maximize process efficiencies. Experienced speakers will discuss specific and diverse case studies, offering tips for success, lessons learned, and strategies to minimize the pain.

Member: $169.00; Nonmember $229.00

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Presenters: 

Myrna Halbach, Manager, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Myrna Halbach is a manager with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency leading the agency’s efforts to use technology to meet its business needs. These efforts include online services to support permit application, compliance reports, clean up activities. Myrna has worked at the county and state level in permitting, compliance, clean up, business assistance and operated landfills and recycling facilities.  Myrna uses this background to support the agency’s efforts to streamline its processes for internal and external users. Myrna has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, both from the University of Minnesota.

Kelsey Klucas, Senior Environmental Engineer, 3M
Kelsey Klucas is a Senior Environmental Engineer in 3M’s EHS department. Kelsey manages key environmental compliance platforms within the organization and is responsible for much of the data analytics and tools used for tracking performance and identifying trends. Kelsey earned her B.S. in Corporate Environmental Management and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. 

Stephanie Nicholson, Partner, ERM
Stephanie Nicholson is a Partner in ERM’s Nashville, Tennessee office and has more than 17 years of experience in EHS management, compliance and performance related services across sectors including power, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, technology/media, and manufacturing.  These programs include international, national and state regulations for air, water, waste, health and safety, security, product stewardship and transportation.  She leads global compliance assurance programs including deployment of environmental management information systems (EMIS) in third-party software solutions such as Intelex, Sphera Essential, SAP, and others. 

Moderator:  Chris Nelson, Environmental Permitting Manager, 3M Company
Chris Nelson is the Environmental Permitting Manager for 3M Company, leading compliance activities for 3M’s global manufacturing facilities. He was the 2018 President for the Air & Waste Management Association Board of Directors, chairs the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Air Quality subcommittee, and serves on the Board of Directors for Environmental Initiative, a Minnesota-based non-profit. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is a registered professional chemical engineer in Minnesota.