EBA Providence Presenters
Dianne Crocker, Principal Analyst, EDR Insight

Presenting: Session 1: Federal Enterprise Agencies and Different Bank Loan Products
Monday, June 5 at 8:15am


With 20 years of experience in the environmental industry, Ms. Crocker provides strategic data and analysis on environmental due diligence trends to environmental consultants, commercial real estate lenders, corporations and other parties involved in real estate transactions. Under Ms. Crocker’s direction, EDR Insight delivers strategic analytics, best practices in risk management, market intelligence reports, educational seminars and customized research for stakeholders in commercial real estate deals. She is a highly-respected expert on commercial real estate and environmental due diligence trends, and is frequently invited to speak on the state of the commercial real estate market and how real estate environmental risk is being managed.


 

Karyn Sper, Program Manager, Fannie Mae

Presenting: Session 1: Federal Enterprise Agencies and Different Bank Loan Products
Monday, June 5 at 8:15am

 

Karyn Sper is the Program Manager for Fannie Mae Multifamily's Green Financing Business. In that capacity, she focuses on developing and implementing financing products that increase the sustainability of the country's multifamily housing stock and creating analytical tools to assess the impact of green financing. Her previous experience includes five years in commercial real estate loan underwriting and business development at MMA Realty Capital, and eight years in environmental consulting, where she specialized in solid waste management and pollution prevention.Ms. Sper has a BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


 

Richard Meyer, Director, Freddie Mac

Presenting: Session 1: Federal Enterprise Agencies and Different Bank Loan Products
Monday, June 5 at 8:15am

 

Richard Meyer is a Director in the Freddie Mac Asset Management and Operations department where he is responsible for managing physical risk issues related to property condition, property inspections, environmental risk, seismic risk and construction for the Multifamily division.  In this capacity he manages related policy and Seller/Servicer Guide issues, contributes to new product development, and   evaluates the collateral risk for all Forward Commitments.  He also provides training both internally and externally on related topics.  He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a professional degree in Architecture and from George Washington University with an MBA in Finance.  He is a registered architect in the state of Virginia and his background includes experience in the fields of architecture, real estate development and finance.


 

Keely Felton, Energy Project Manager & Communications Manager, Nova Consulting Group, Inc.

Presenting: Session 1: Federal Enterprise Agencies and Different Bank Loan Products
Monday, June 5 at 8:15am

 

Ms. Felton is the Project Manager for all Freddie and Fannie green loan reports completed by Nova Consulting Group’s Energy Efficiency Division.  She has reviewed and submitted several hundred High Performance Building reports and Green Assessment reports for these programs. Additionally, she works closely with clients to make sure that the goals of the lenders and borrowers are met and information is communicated throughout the process.  Ms. Felton is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.  She is highly experienced with utility data analysis, including Portfolio Manager benchmarks, and manages the intake and oversight of this critical component.


 

Holly Neber, President, AEI Consultants
Moderator: Monday, June 5 at 8:15am

 

As CEO, Holly guides AEI's culture and strategic plan. Holly represents AEI in the industry and connects with our clients to understand their challenges and opportunities so we are prepared to support their progress. Holly has worked in environmental consulting since 1996, serving with AEI since 1999. Holly’s project management and technical background allows her to bridge technical and business considerations in her role.  Holly is a Board member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network, Past President (2014) and current board member of CREW East Bay, Vice President of the National Engineering and Environmental Due Diligence Association (NEEDDA), and chairs the News Task Group as an affiliate member of the Environmental Bankers Association (EBA). Holly was named among RealShare’s California Women of Influence in 2015 and Bisnow’s Bay Area Power Women in 2016.


 

Derek Ezovski, President, ORMS, LLC.

Moderator: Monday, June 5 at 8:15am
and

Presenting: Affiliate Only Session
Tuesday, June 6 at 2:00pm

 

Derek Ezovski is President of ORMS, LLC. ORMS is a risk management consulting firm designed to help lenders, investors, and other real estate professionals create and manage their property due diligence programs. Derek was previously the Managing Director of EDR’s Commercial Property Due Diligence. Previously, Mr. Ezovski spent three years at Marsh Inc., a worldwide risk and insurance services firm, as the company's Environmental Practice Leader for its Connecticut operations advising clients on a wide range of environmental risk management issues including environmental insurance and financing. Prior to Marsh, Derek was the Environmental Risk Manager for Fleet Bank's Small Business Services. He was also the Engineering Manager at Travelers Property Casualty Corp.


 

Tim Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development

Presenting: Session 2:  Redevelopment and Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Northeast Cities
Monday, June 5 at 10:00am

Tim Sullivan joined the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) in January 2014, and became Deputy Commissioner in January 2015. Tim oversees several key components of Governor Malloy’s economic development strategy, including tourism, brownfield redevelopment, transit-oriented development, and waterfront initiatives. He also manages the state’s “still revolutionary” branding effort, which raises awareness about Connecticut as a great place to visit and grow a business.  Prior to joining DECD, Tim served as Chief of Staff to the New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development during the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. In that role, Tim focused on key areas of city policy including transportation and transit-oriented development; brownfield redevelopment; waterfront and maritime/port redevelopment (serving as the citywide waterfront policy coordinator); public and affordable housing policy; small business support; infrastructure finance; and public/private partnerships.  He played a critical role in several noteworthy initiatives of the Bloomberg administration, including the engineering and applied science campus being developed by Cornell University on Roosevelt Island, major brownfield/waterfront development projects in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, the restructuring of the New York City Housing Authority, implementation and expansion of the East River Ferry, efforts to expand the #7 subway line to New Jersey, and the Citibike bike sharing program.


 

Sean Calnan, SVP Predevelopment Finance, MassDevelopment

Presenting: Session 2:  Redevelopment and Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Northeast Cities
Monday, June 5 at 10:00am

Sean is responsible for overseeing MassDevelopment’s Community Development Division including its administration of Brownfields Loans, Predevelopment Loans, Collaborative Workspace Grants, and Cultural Facilities Fund Grants.  Prior to his current role, Sean served as the Vice President of Community Development for the western region of Massachusetts, where he administered MassDevelopment’s brownfields program, and was the Agency’s lead contact for regional and local economic development practitioners in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties.  He also served as the Director of Economic Assistance for the Massachusetts Office of Business Development.


 

Jeff Diehl, RI Infrastructure Bank

Presenting: Session 2:  Redevelopment and Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Northeast Cities
Monday, June 5 at 10:00am

 

Jeffrey R. Diehl is the Executive Director and CEO of Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, a quasi-state agency whose mission is to invest in key infrastructure in the State of Rhode Island including programs focused on clean water, drinking water, road and bridge, brownfield remediation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for municipalities, quasi-state agencies, commercial and residential property owners. Mr. Diehl has over 35 years of experience in public finance and prior to this role was the Managing Partner of Strategic Sovereign Advisors LLC, a consulting firm advising governments and financial institutions. Previously, he held various senior positions at HSBC, a global financial institution, including Vice Chairman – US Public Sector and Global Head of Public Sector Banking. He holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan.


 

Stephen Graham, Professional Engineer, AEI Consultants

Presenting: Session 2:  Redevelopment and Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Northeast Cities
Monday, June 5 at 10:00am

Mr. Graham is a Professional Engineer and also has been a Massachusetts-Licensed Site Professional since 2002. He manages the New England office for AEI, based in the financial district of Boston, and has over 30 years of experience in advising commercial real estate clients on environmental due diligence and the investigation and remediation of impacted buildings and subsurface.


 

Laura Clifford, Senior Project Manager, ESI

Presenting: Session 2:  Redevelopment and Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Northeast Cities
Monday, June 5 at 10:00am

Laura Clifford is one of the Senior Project Managers at ESI.  She obtained her Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) license in 2012 at the inception of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) program and was one of the first LSRPs in New Jersey.  She has been involved in the environmental consulting industry for over 15 years specializing in hydrogeological and geological assessments and remediation of sites known or suspected to be contaminated by hazardous materials.  Mrs. Clifford is also experienced in the due diligence process and has facilitated many property transactions, including as the representing LSRP for several NJDEP Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) cases.


 

Elizabeth Krol, National Client Manager, Partner Engineering & Science

Moderator: Monday, June 5 at 10:00am
and
Moderator: Monday, June 5 at 2:00pm

Elizabeth Sherwood Krol, National Client Manager for Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner), provides comprehensive due diligence services for commercial real estate owners, operators, investors, and developers, as well as environmental and real estate attorneys and financial services companies nationwide. Ms. Krol's specialty is providing high-quality, responsive environmental and physical due diligence services for complex transactions, including ASTM 1527-13 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), ASTM 2018 Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) and sustainable/green PCAs, energy audits, regulatory compliance audits, and hazardous materials surveys (e.g.: mold, IAQ, ACM, LBP, PCBs in caulk), for single- and multi-site portfolios of commercial properties including commercial/retail, office towers, flex/industrial, multifamily housing, brownfields, and undeveloped parcels.


Sam Haydock, Director of Business Development, BL Companies

Presenting: Session 2:  Redevelopment and Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Northeast Cities
Monday, June 5 at 10:00am
and
Moderator: Tuesday, June 6 at 10:45 AM

Mr. Haydock has 30 years of experience in environmental and land-use consulting. He is the Director of Client Relations and Business Development at BL Companies and was previously Director of Northeast Environmental Operations, He has served as Program Manager and Senior Project Manager for complex environmental programs and projects.  He has extensive experience with environmental projects for developers, lending institutions, municipalities, municipal development entities, and state agencies.  His technical background includes all aspects of environmental due diligence, designing and managing site characterization studies for contaminant investigations, design and management of site remediation and brownfields redevelopment projects, environmental permitting, ground water exploration and development, water resource assessment, and land-use impact evaluations.


 

Brian Mende, Vice President, ESI

Moderator: Monday, June 5 at 10:00am

Mr. Mende has 34 years  of experience in the environmental industry in both the consulting and banking sectors.  Mr. Mende served 8 years as a Senior Environmental Risk Manager with a major national lending institution providing environmental consulting expertise for industrial, commercial and multi-family residential development projects, including but not limited to Brownfield redevelopment, gasoline station finance, corporate facility assessments (nationally and internationally) and agro-financing. His experience also includes advising lenders and developers Fannie-Mae, Freddie Mac and SBA programs, as well as, assisting in the creation and implementation of environmental risk policy on CMBS and corporate facilities in the U.S. and Latin America. Additionally, his experience includes managing, designing and conducting geologic, hydrogeologic, geophysical and environmental assessments and remedial action plans throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Mr. Mende has conducted numerous facility decommissioning, Superfund (NPL) investigations as a consultant to the EPA for lead and oversight assignments throughout EPA Region II, radiological studies, and ECRA / ISRA evaluations in NJ.


 

Clayton Commons, Senior Environmental Scientist, Rhode Island Department of Health

Presenting: Session 3:  Community Environmental Risks
Monday, June 5 at 2:00pm

 

Mr. Clayton Commons is the Senior Environmental Scientist with Rhode Island Department of Health. He received his bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Studies from UMass Amherst in 1982. For the next decade, he worked as a nursery field hand, boat builder, and rigger. In 1992 he started with the State of Rhode Island as a chemist in the Air Pollution Lab, until moving into the Drinking Water program in 1997. Since 1996, the Lead and Copper Rule has dominated his working life.


 

 

Irv Cohen, CEO, ESI

Presenting: Session 3:  Community Environmental Risks
Monday, June 5 at 2:00pm

 

Mr. Cohen has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ESI since its inception in 1975.  His experience encompasses all aspects of environmental consulting and due diligence.  Mr. Cohen has testified as an expert witness at all levels of the judiciary system.


 

Brian Nemetz, Technical Director of Industrial Hygiene, Partner Engineering & Sciences

Presenting: Session 3:  Community Environmental Risks
Monday, June 5 at 2:00pm

Brian has almost 20 years of experience as an Industrial Hygienist. As a Technical Director of Industrial Hygiene and a principle for Partner Engineering, he is responsible for managing a nation-wide staff covering all aspects of industrial hygiene including, but not limited to the following:  lead in drinking water, asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, indoor air quality, Legionella, negative exposure assessments, and mold investigations.  These projects may include, overseeing multi-phase remediation projects for commercial, industrial, governmental, and construction companies.  Brian, has of course, completed projects of the aforementioned topics. Brian given hundreds of presentations on various industrial hygiene topics and has been published numerous times.  Brian graduated from Stockton College in New Jersey and has worked for the Clayton Group Services, Engineering and Fire Investigations, BEM Systems, the PMK Group, Hillmann Consulting and of course Partner Engineering and Science.


 

Sam Bell, Technical Planning Lead, GZA GeoEnvironmental

Presenting: Session 3:  Community Environmental Risks
Monday, June 5 at 2:00pm

Sam Bell is a Senior Hazard Mitigation Specialist and a Professional Planner with over 16 years of experience.  Sam is the Technical Planning Lead for Hazard Risk Management and Climate Change Services at GZA. Sam assists both public and private entities including municipalities, insurance providers and commercial real estate managers in conducting flood vulnerability assessments and developing plans to make critical assets more resilient to the future impacts from coastal and riverine flooding. Sam served as the Project Manager for the successful development of the Stratford Coastal Community Resilience Plan, and is currently the Project Manager assisting the Towns of Old Saybrook and Westport, CT in developing coastal resilience plans.  Mr. Bell also served as the Project Manager providing HR&A coastal regulatory and permitting guidance as a part of the December 2016 Climate Ready Boston Final Report, and is assisting the Towns of Somerset and Milford, Massachusetts in developing local FEMA multi-hazard mitigation plans.   Prior to joining GZA, Mr. Bell worked for FEMA and was responsible for FEMA natural hazard mitigation and disaster resiliency technical assistance to coastal communities throughout New England, including Connecticut.  Mr. Bell administered grants designed to protect critical facilities, public and private infrastructure, natural resources and historic districts in coastal and riverine environments. Mr. Bell worked with multiple State Emergency Management Agencies and Departments of Environmental Protection as well as numerous municipalities and regional planning agencies to identify strategies and flood mitigation solutions to protect residences and critical facilities from incurring damages from future flooding. Sam has a Bachelor Environmental Design in Planning from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.


 

Steven McCurdy, Director, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Presenting: Session 3:  Community Environmental Risks
Monday, June 5 at 2:00pm

Steve McCurdy is the Director of MassDEP’s Division of Municipal Services, where he oversees the State Revolving Fund loan programs, plus several state and federal grant programs.  A graduate of Merrimack College and Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management, Steve has overseen billions of dollars of investments in local water infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth, during his tenure with DEP. 

Mr. McCurdy is also a member of the Warrant Committee, representative Town Meeting, and the Capital Planning and Improvement Committee in the town of Milton, MA, where he resides. This service has provided Steve with extensive experience and perspective on financial planning and budgeting issues and processes on the municipal level, as well as on the state level.


 

Kathryn Peacock, Principal, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

Moderator: Monday, June 5 at 2:00pm

Kathryn Peacock is a Principal for Partner Engineering and Science. She has been practicing in the environmental and engineering due diligence field for 15 years, and has worked on thousands of transactions, subsurface investigations, and site remediation projects. Her clientele includes many of the nation’s largest lenders, real estate investors, and corporations. She holds a bachelor degree in Soil Science from Prescott College and a Masters in Education from the Arizona Teachers Institute. Kathryn speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of environmental due diligence topics.


 

Michael Kulka, CEO, PM Environmental
Presenting: Session 4: Case Studies in Hazardous Building Materials
Monday, June 5 at 3:30pm

 

Michael Kulka (Mike) is co-founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer of PM Environmental, Inc., a national full service environmental risk management firm. Mr. Kulka has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Michigan, Alabama, and Georgia. He specializes in Environmental Due Diligence, Portfolio Management, Mergers, and Acquisitions, and Transactional Real Estate and Development.  He is the National Client manager for numerous Fortune 100 financial institutions, retail chains, industrial conglomerates, and real estate developers. He has directed complex environmental due diligence related to the financing, acquisition, brownfield incentive procurement, remediation and redevelopment of real estate for retail, commercial, industrial, and multi-family housing. He is also a Michigan Certified Underground Storage Tank Professional (C.P.) and has worked on hundreds of UST assessment and closures. Mr. Kulka has presented on national panels within the environmental industry on topics such as Environmental Due Diligence, Brownfield, Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST), Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Oddities.


 

 

Bill McGuinness, Environmental Risk Analyst and VP of Operations, Environmental Risk Innovations (ERI, LLC)
Presenting: Session 4: Case Studies in Hazardous Building Materials
Monday, June 5 at 3:30pm

Bill McGuinness is an Environmental Risk Analyst and Vice President of Operations for ERI, LLC. Prior to joining ERI, he was a consultant in the environmental industry for over 20 years. His consulting experience includes consulting services to local oil companies, major convenience store chains, furniture and textile manufacturers, property developers, institutional investors, and individuals in the private sector. Since joining ERI, he has been assessing the environmental risk associated with multi-tenant retail, multi-family residential, commercial real estate, industrial and Brownfield redevelopment properties. He is a Licensed Geologist in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. He received his B.S. in Geology/Geophysics from the University of Missouri – Rolla, and his M.S. in Geology from the University of Toledo. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.


 

Beth Sexton, National Manager - Due Diligence Group, PM Environmental, Inc.
Moderator: Monday, June 5 at 3:30pm

 

Beth Sexton is the National Due Diligence Manager for PM Environmental, Inc. Ms. Sexton has over 10 years of experience performing environmental due diligence on a variety of properties for financial institutions and borrowers.  As the National Due Diligence Manager, Ms. Sexton is in charge of managing all aspects of PM’s 3,000 to 4,000 annual transactional due diligence projects, coming in from over 20 PM offices.  Ms. Sexton is a Michigan native with a Bachelor Degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Science from University of Michigan. 


 

Don Kellar, CEO, Fulcrum Resources Environmental

Presenting: Session 5: Bank Facilities Management and Due Diligence
Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00am


Don Kellar is CEO and Co-Owner with his wife Ling Cao of Fulcrum Resources, Inc, a nationwide and full-service environmental and engineering firm based out of Los Angeles, California. Fulcrum has 10 offices across the U.S., which consist of teams of experts consisting of Geologists, Engineers, LEED APs, Contractors, and Industrial Hygienists. Don has over 16 years of experience in the environmental industry. He obtained his B.S. in Physical Geography from the University of Michigan, and his M.S. in Hydrogeology from California State University-Los Angeles. He is the recipient of multiple awards consisting of entrepreneur acknowledgement and Environmental Green Consulting Firm of the Year from SBA. Don is also a licensed Professional Geologist in California, Florida, Arizona, and Texas, and also a Nationally Recognized Environmental Professional.


 

Galina Chadwick, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Presenting: Session 5: Bank Facilities Management and Due Diligence
Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00am

Galina Chadwick is a Senior Vice President and Environmental Manager with the Corporate Real Estate Services team of Bank of America.  Galina, a licensed Professional Engineer, has more than 30 years of environmental engineering, project management and program management experience dedicated to integration of environmentally responsible practices into business operations with an emphasis on reducing environmental risks.  Her Federal and State agency experience is specialized in contaminated properties remediation project management and Superfund program development, while her private sector experience has focused on the development and implementation of comprehensive, sustainable environmental management systems and associated metrics to minimize operational risks and environmental impact.


 

Lori Stocker, Principal Program Manager, Amec Foster Wheeler
Presenting: Session 5: Bank Facilities Management and Due Diligence
Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00am

Lori Stocker is a Principal Program Manager with Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure. Ms. Stocker has over 21 years of environmental consulting experience, providing environmental due diligence, management systems, environmental regulatory compliance, industrial hygiene and program management services to banking, private equity, and retail industries. Ms. Stocker is focused on designing and delivering performance-based systems to manage and mitigate risks, to create and maintain healthy workplaces, and to drive continuous environmental improvement with integrity and discipline.  Ms. Stocker is a Licensed Environmental Professional in the State of Connecticut.


 

Joe Sturza, Global Head of Environmental Health & Safety, JP Morgan Chase
Presenting: Session 5: Bank Facilities Management and Due Diligence
Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00am

Joe Sturza is the Global Head of Environmental Health and Safety for JPMorgan Chase, where he leads a team of 7 EHS professionals, augmented with fourteen 14 service provider EHS staff. He has been with JPMorgan Chase for 7 years. His group is responsible for identifying and mitigating environmental risk at over 6,400 properties, located in 62 countries. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, he worked as an environmental consultant for 11 years and as a contractor for 9 years. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Arizona. Joe has been a member of the EBA since 2010.


 

Tim McGahey, VP Environmental Due Diligence, AKT Peerless

Moderator: Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00am
and
Moderator: Tuesday, June 6 at 10:45am

Timothy J. McGahey serves as AKT Peerless’ Vice President of Environmental Due Diligence and has over 18 years of experience in environmental consulting.  Mr. McGahey has managed due diligence and remediation for large-scale recreational, residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial real estate redevelopments and transactions.  Mr. McGahey helps clients navigate the complexities of environmental regulatory requirements while maintaining a cost-effective and practical approach to risk management.


Clare Olesen, Senior Project Manager, AES Environmental

Presenting: Session 6: Polychlorinated Biphenyl Building Materials in Redevelopment
Tuesday, June 6 at  10:45am

Ms. Clare Olesen is a Senior Project Manager/Contractor on remediation projects. She is a licensed Asbestos Designer/Inspector/Management Planner and Licensed Lead Planner/Designer/Inspector/Risk assessor with 24 years of experience in environmental consulting and contracting. She has worked on projects in both the private and public sector including education, commercial, industrial and residential clean-ups. The majority of her work includes lead, asbestos and PCB impacts on renovation and demolition projects. Her educational background is in Architecture and Civil Engineering.


 

Bill Hayden, Environmental Risk Manager, Citizens Bank NA

Presenting: Session 6: Polychlorinated Biphenyl Building Materials in Redevelopment
Tuesday, June 6 at  10:45am

Bill Hayden has been Citizen Bank’s Environmental Risk Manger since 1998 and the Construction Risk Manager since 2009. Bill manages a team of internal professionals who evaluate environmental and construction risk on real estate collateral. Bill is responsible for managing the Bank’s internal risk policy and practices for all commercial and consumer lending units including Special Assets.  Bill is responsible for developing and maintaining of internal bank policy and procedures, internal training of bank employees, and contracting of external environmental and construction consultants. Prior to Citizens, Bill worked at several environmental consulting firms and was responsible for conducting Phase Is, Phase IIs, UST management and Asbestos assessments.


Jeanine Grachuk, Attorney, Beveridge & Diamond P.C.
Presenting: Session 6: Polychlorinated Biphenyl Building Materials in Redevelopment
Tuesday, June 6 at  10:45am

Jeanine Grachuk has been practicing environmental law for over 20 years.  Her practice includes environmental compliance counseling, environmental permitting of energy and brownfields redevelopment projects, and advice on managing environmental risk in complex transactions such as through environmental risk insurance. Ms. Grachuk has experience with environmental issues arising within a variety of industrial sectors, including power generation, chemical production, and solid waste disposal. Ms. Grachuk received her J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1995, and her B.A. from Wesleyan University in Environmental Science and Science in Society in 1991.  Ms. Grachuk is recognized as a leading environmental practitioner in Massachusetts in Chambers USA 2012 -2016.  She was also selected for inclusion in the 2012-2016 editions of Super Lawyers.


 

Kim Tisa, Regional PCB Coordinator, USEPA
Presenting: Session 6: Polychlorinated Biphenyl Building Materials in Redevelopment
Tuesday, June 6 at  10:45am

Ms. Kim Tisa received her B.A. and M.S. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA in 1982 and 1984 and her M.B.A. from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA in 1998.  Ms. Tisa was the Laboratory Directory for a national environmental company from 1987 until 1993.  Since 1993, Ms. Tisa has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the Regional PCB Coordinator.  Ms. Tisa has given presentations on the federal PCB regulations for a number of professional organizations both locally and nationally.


 

David Lambert, Vice President and Environmental Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Presenting: Banker Only Session
Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00pm

 

David Lambert (Dave), is a Vice President and Environmental Manager with the Real Estate Technical Services (RETECHS) Environmental risk management group of Wells Fargo Bank.  Dave manages environmental risk, developing environmental policy, interpreting and arbitrating environmental policy requirements for various business lines, environmental review of one-off and portfolio transactions, and developing and implementing group-wide operational processes and procedures.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, for 20 years Dave held senior management positions in two national environmental consulting firms that served the banking industry, where, in addition to business development, project consulting, and customer management responsibilities, he had full profit and loss accountability and corporate finance responsibilities. Dave is currently EBA's Treasurer and he has been a member of the EBA since 2011.


 

Jan Sheinson, Environmental Risk Manager, BMO Harris Bank
Moderator: Tuesday, June 6 at 9:00am
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Presenting: Banker Only Session  Tuesday, June 6 at 2:00pm

Jan Sheinson has twenty two years of experience as the Bank's environmental risk manager for two major lending institutions - JP Morgan Chase and now BMO Harris Bank (BMO). Jan manages all levels of environmental due diligence for all lines of business throughout BMO’s U.S. footprint. He is responsible for ensuring relationship managers comply with the Bank’s environmental risk policy and procedures. When characterizing the extent of subsurface impact in terms of cost of to cure (remediation), one of Jan's primary responsibilities is to provide a technical opinion and integrate the environmental risk within the framework of the loan transaction. Primary lines of businesses Jan serves include commercial real estate, community development, business banking, middle market, private bank (wealth management), asset based lending, and capital markets. Jan's other roles include governing, training, and ensuring the lending units comply with the bank's environmental risk policy and procedures. Jan graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental geology.


 

Brent Robertson, Partner, Fathom
Presenting: Affiliate Only Session: How to Thrive in Technology-powered, Multigenerational, Purpose-driven World.
Tuesday, June 6 at 2:00pm

 

Brent Robertson works with leaders to design futures worth fighting for. A partner at Fathom, he champions Future Design; an approach to strategic planning, employee engagement, leadership succession and market differentiation that prioritizes people and relationships. As a result, his clients don’t simply plan their futures, they bring them to life through the energy of organization-wide involvement in, and commitment to, generating valuable businesses that matter.


 

Julie Kilgore, President, Wasatch Environmental
 Presenting: Affiliate Only Session
 Tuesday, June 6 at 2:00pm

 

Julie H. Kilgore is President of Wasatch Environmental, an environmental science and engineering firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has over 20 years’ experience in environmental assessment, investigation, remediation, and regulatory agency coordination. Julie has been directly involved in investigation, cleanup, and negotiating regulatory closures for several chlorinated solvent, metals, and petroleum-impacted sites including facilities with multi-agency interests. Julie is the chair of Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action. Julie also chairs the task group responsible for developing E 1527-05, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, has served on the ASTM International Board of Directors, and was involved in the Environmental Affairs Committee of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the Envision Utah Brownfields Task Force. Julie has lectured for several professional organizations, participated in national conference panel presentations, and provides industry training regarding the 2002 Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, All Appropriate Inquiry, and Phase I Environmental Assessments.




 
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