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Fort Worth Conference Agenda and Speaker Information

Summer EBA Conference

June 5 - 8, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas




Agenda & Speakers
Hotel Info
Destination Info



EBA Gives Back Project

EBA Conference attendees are invited to join us on Sunday, June 5 for our "EBA Gives Back" project,

for which we will be planting flowers at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

This activity is from 9am – 12pm. 
We will depart from the Worthington Renaissance Hotel lobby at 8:30 am and will return to the hotel by 12 pm. 

Project: Our group will be helping to plant on the southern end of the Garden.  We ask that you please be flexible with this plan, because weather can change the schedule of projects. 
Also, we ask that you please wear closed-toe shoes.  If available, please feel free to bring your own work gloves. However, gloves will be available if you do not have a pair. All work tools needed for the project will be provided.  Also, we will have cold water available to refill water bottles.
Boxed lunches will be provided to all volunteers on this project.
Thanks to ATC Group Services for sponsoring the lunch!


The Fort Worth Botanic Garden requires a waiver be signed by all participants in this project. Please click here for more information, to sign up and to access the waiver document.


Conference Agenda last updated on: 5/16/2016
Click here for a printable version. 
Please note this agenda is preliminary and is subject to change until final agenda is published.


Click here for Presenters' Bios


Saturday, June 4, 2016

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM                               


EBA Night at the Ballpark:
Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners  

  Interested in joining fellow EBA members at a Texas Rangers baseball game?  A block of seats has been reserved in Section 14, just beyond 3rd base. Secure your ticket now by contacting Sharon Valverde (EBA President at or Charles Harlan (Leggett Brashears & Graham, Inc. at Tickets are $50 per seat and spouses and children are welcome.
Sunday, June 5, 2016

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


EBA Gives Back Project

  Planting project: Fort Worth Botanic Garden


1:00 PM – 4:00 PM     


Exhibitor Set-up


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


EBA Banker Only Session 


4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Welcome session for Affiliate Members



5:00 PM – 5:30 PM


EBA Business Meeting – All Attendees Welcome 


5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Evening Reception  


Sponsored by Partner Engineering & Science                                  

Monday, June 6, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
   Sponsored by EDR


7:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Exhibits Open



8:00 AM – 8:15 AM


Opening Welcome & State of the EBA

8:20 AM – 8:55 AM


Sound Risk Management Practices for Commercial Real Estate Lending

  Presented by: Gregory Hudson, ‎Director of Examinations, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Moderated by Jenny Redlin, Partner Engineering & Science


8:55 AM – 9:10 AM

Polling and Q&A

9:15 AM – 9:50 AM


US EPA Overview of Initiatives in Region 6 & National Policy


Presented by: Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 6. Moderated by David Lambert, Wells Fargo Bank


9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

Polling and Q&A


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Trinity River Realignment and Redevelopment Project for Downtown Fort Worth


Presented by: Woody Frossard Environmental Director,
Tarrant Regional Water District. Moderated by: Charles Harlan, Legette Brashears & Graham

11:05 AM – 11:45 AM

Obtaining Consistent Environmental Due Diligence for Participation and Syndication Loans

  Presented by: Jan Sheinson, Environmental Risk Manager, BMO Harris Bank; Holly Neber, President, AEI Consultants & Bill McGuinness, ERI
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Polling and Open Forum Discussion on EBA developing a fact-oriented spreadsheet for use by multiple bank reviewers for Participation/ Syndication loans

12:05 PM – 1:30 PM


Lunch and Presentation: Retaining Millennial Talent

  Lunch sponsored by ERIS.
Session presented by: Beth Sexton, PM Environmental

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

US EPA’s Addition of Vapor Intrusion to NPL Ranking



Presented by: Chris Villarreal, US EPA, Superfund Division. Moderated by David Lambert, Wells Fargo Bank

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Mitigation of Vapor Intrusion in Existing Buildings

  Presented by: Richard George P.G., EBI Consulting & Dan Spinogatti, EBI Consulting. Moderated by Georgina Dannatt, Bank of the West


2:45 PM – 2:50 PM



2:50 PM – 3:20 PM

Environmental Issues Associated with Agricultural Operations (Special focus on grain elevator fumigation, CAFOs, and residual pesticide impact for redevelopment to single-family)

Presented by: Mike Hagemeister, Terracon Consultants Inc. Moderated by: Craig Eaton,Terracon Consultants Inc.

3:20 PM – 3:25 PM
3:25 PM – 4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Deep Dive into EBA Member Phase II data and issues for Hydraulic Systems (including Automotive Lifts, Elevators, Truck Scales, and Dock Levelers)

  Presented by: Judy Marth, Tetratech, Chris Srock, Terracon, and Kathryn Peacock, Partner Engineering & Science
4:30 PM – 4:40 PM
Polling and Q&A
4:40 PM – 5:15 PM

Short Topics -- Sleeper Issues:

  • Asbestos and Lead in Soil
  • Industrial Septic Systems


Topic #1 presented by Don Kellar, Fulcrum Resources Environmental
Topic #2 presented by Jeff Watson, Enercon Services, Inc.


5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Evening Reception

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Breakfast with the Board
  All Bankers and one member from each sponsor company invited
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Exhibits Open
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

A Texas Trifecta: Legal Approaches Unique to the Lone Star State

  Presented by: John Slavich, Guida, Slavich & Flores Moderated by: Georgina Dannatt, Bank of the West
9:35 AM – 10:20 AM
Wait, Wait... Is it a REC? An NPR-Style Debate
  Presented by: Sean Leary, Vieau Associates, Inc., David Vieau, Vieau Associates Inc.; Drew Bailey, ECA; Lizz Barringer-Lagomarsino, AKT Peerless Environmental Services; and Chris McNees, Aerostar SES LLC.
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
10:50 AM – 11:20 AM

Unique Methods to Fill Data Gaps through Use of Non-Standard Resources



Presented by: Jeri Massengill, Historical Information Gatherers and Scott Davis, Geosearch. Moderated by Karen Nelson, ERI

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM

Implementing Post-Closing Environmental Remedial/Mitigation Requirements for Construction Loans

  Presented by:  Bill Tryon, Partner Engineering & Science; Randy McRoberts, McRoberts & Associates, P.C.; and Jan Sheinson, BMO Harris Bank
12:05 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch & EBA Committee Presentations



Includes presentations by Member Development Groups (Risk, Technical, Legal, and Global), Task Groups (News, Education, Website), and Business Development Committee

1:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Concurrent: Banker Only Session & Affiliate Only Session (agendas forthcoming)
   Includes afternoon break from 3 - 3:15 pm
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
8:30 AM -- 12:00 PM

EBA Banker Member Training (covering the following topics):

  • Pros and Cons of No Further Action (NFA) letters and how they vary by state
  • Outsourcing Environmental Reviews: the Benefits and Challenges
  • Role of the Environmental Risk Manager -- Knowing when to pick your battle or when to hold the line
  • How to Sell the Environmental Risk Management process to the Lender and Senior Management
  Hosted by Jan Sheinson and Derek Ezovski