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Philadelphia Conference Agenda and Speaker Information




EBA Gives Back Project

EBA Conference attendees are invited to join us for EBA Gives Back: Your choice to participate a local, charity activity taking place on  Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 9:30am -12pm.

For our Philadelphia project, we will be volunteering at Bartram’s Garden, doing cleanup, gardening, and other activities. Bartram’s Garden is a national historical landmark and looks like a huge community staple. It is about 5 miles from the conference location, so we will arrange carpools and Ubers.

9:30-12:30pm on Sunday June 9th
Bartram’s Garden
Planning to join us for this charitable activity? Please take a moment and pre-register yourself (required) via Bartam's Garden volunteer portal.

Also, don't forget to add the optional "EBA Gives Back" ticket to your conference registration.


Please note this agenda is preliminary and is subject to change until final agenda is published.

Download the PDF of this Agenda

read the speakers' bios

The EBA publishes a conference agenda, with most EBA-sanctioned event activities (including sessions, receptions, luncheons, etc.) taking place on Sunday from 9am - 12pm; and again from 4pm - 8pm; on Monday from 7am - 8pm; on Tuesday from 7am - 5pm; and on Wednesday from 8am - 12:30pm. We ask that all attending members, affiliates and sponsors plan their meetings and private functions in accordance so they do not conflict with any of the aforementioned time frames.

Conference Agenda last updated on: 5/30/19

SUNDAY– June 9, 2019

9:00 am – 12:00 pm    EBA Gives Back Activity: Volunteering at Bartram’s Garden
                                    (Special thanks to: EBI   Consulting)
                                    Meet in Hotel Lobby

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Exhibitor Set-Up
                                    Regency Foyer

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm      EBA Banker Only Session & Welcome New Bankers
                                    Roberts Room – 33rd Floor

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm     Welcome Session for Affiliate Members
                                    PSFS Room – 33rd Floor

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm      EBA Business Meeting – All Attendees Welcome
                                    PSFS Room – 33rd Floor

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm      Evening Reception (Sponsored by: Diamond Sponsors)
                                    Millennium Ballroom

7:00 pm                       Philadelphia Dine Arounds
                                    Meet in Hotel Lobby

MONDAY– June 10, 2019

7:00 am – 8:00 am     Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by: EBA Platinum Sponsors)
                                   Regency Foyer

7:30 am – 5:00 pm     Exhibits Open
                                   Regency Foyer

8:00 am – 8:25 am     Opening Welcome & State of the EBA
                                   Bill Sloan, EBA President
                                   Regency Ballroom B

8:30 am – 9:05 am     Session 1: Updates to Environmental issues in the SBA SOP 50 10 5
                                   Presented by: Eric Adams, SBA; and Derek Ezovski, ORMS
                                   Regency Ballroom B

9:10 am – 9:50 am    Session 2: The What, Why, and How of Using Environmental Insurance to Manage a Lender's Environmental Risk
                                  Abbi Cohen, Dechert; Cathy McGowan, Wells Fargo; and William Harvard, USI
                                  Regency Ballroom B

9:50 am – 10:20 am  Break (Sponsored by: EBA Gold Sponsors)
                                  Regency Foyer

10:20 am – 10:55 am Session 3:  New Jersey’s LSRP and ISRA Programs – The Basics
                                   Presented by: Craig Durand, TTI; Michael Pratico, Columbia Bank; and Edward Curry, TD Bank
                                   Regency Ballroom B

11:00 am – 11:30 am Session 4: Superfund Due Diligence - How Much is Enough?
                                  Presented by: Mike Minett, Nova Consulting Group; and Phil Hinerman, Fox Rothschild
                                  Regency Ballroom B

11:35 am – 12:00 pm Session 5: Proposed ASTM Revisions
                                 Presented by: Julie Kilgore, Wasatch Environmental
                                 Regency Ballroom B

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm  Lunch (Sponsored by: EBA Platinum Sponsors)
                                 Regency Ballroom A

1:45 pm – 2:20 pm   Session 6: The Game-Changing Impacts of the New and Revised E50.05 ASTM Standards on Recognizing, Costing, and Disclosing Environmental Liabilities for Corporations, Lenders and Investment Bankers
                                Presented by: Jeffrey Andrilenas, TBLS
                                Regency Ballroom B

2:25 pm – 3:00 pm  Session 7: Navigating Residual Per- & Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Issues
                                Presented by: Mike Kulka, PM Environmental
                                Regency Ballroom B

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Break (Sponsored by: EBA Gold Sponsors)
                                Regency Foyer

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm  Session 8: Phase-I’s Gone Wrong- Lessons Learned from Recent Lawsuits  
                                Presented by: Paul Zovic, pz group, llc
                                Regency Ballroom B

5:30 pm – 7:00pm  Evening Reception (Sponsored by: EBA Diamond Sponsors)
                               33rd Floor Terrace

7:00 pm                  Philadelphia Dine Arounds
                               Meet in Hotel Lobby

TUESDAY– June 11, 2019

6:30 am – 7:00 am Yoga

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast with the Board of Governors (All Bankers and one person from each Sponsor Company invited)           
                               Whiskey & Rye Restaurant

7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
                              Regency Foyer

8:45 am – 9:15 am Session 9: Heating Oil Tanks
                              Levi Langevin, Partner ESI; Jerry Bowden, US Bank; Thomas Rengert, Wells Fargo, and Chris Dwyer, NJDEP Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program
                              Regency Ballroom B

9:20 am – 10:00 am Session 10: Integrating Environmental & Construction Risk Management – Ongoing challenges of working towards a common goal
                             Dave Lambert, Wells Fargo; Walter Griffitts, Wells Fargo; Kate Flaherty; Wells Fargo; Bank ERM, TBD
                             Regency Ballroom B

10:00 am – 10:30 am Break (Sponsored by: EBA Gold Sponsors)
                            Regency Foyer

10:30am – 11:10 am Session 11: Wastewater Treatment Plants
                          Presented by: David Gilles, ATC Group Services
                          Regency Ballroom B

11:15 am – 11:55 am Session 12: Understanding that Phase II Investigation Report the Borrower Just Provided
                           Presented by: Julie Kilgore; Wasatch Environmental; Dave Lambert, Wells Fargo; and Bill Sloan, Regions Bank
                           Regency Ballroom B

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch and Concurrent Developmental Sessions: (Sponsored by: EBA Platinum Sponsors)

  • “20-in-20”:  20 Pieces of Mobility Tech in 20 Microsoft Minutes
    A bag-dump of 20+ pieces of mobile tech everyone should carry to stay connected and efficient. We'll review the purpose, pricing, and performance of each piece.  All pieces will be available attendees to check out during this ultimate “Nerd Show-and-Tell” session.
    Presented by: Dennis Firestone, CBRE and Nathan Sorensen,CBRE
    Washington A
  • Women in the Industry: Past, Present and Future
    Presented by: Vanessa Chambers, Nova Consulting
    Washington B
  • EBA Engagement & Involvement
    Presented by: Sean Leary, Vieau Associates; and Georgina Dannatt, Bank of the West
    Washington C

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions

  • Banker Only Session: Led by: David Lambert, Wells Fargo
     Regency Ballroom C-2
  • Affiliate Only Session: Led by: Kelly Stratton, Quire; and Sean Leary, Vieau Associates
    Regency Ballroom C-1

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm  Break – during concurrent sessions (Sponsored by: EBA Gold Sponsors)
                         Regency Foyer

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Board of Governors Meeting (Closed meeting for BOG members only)
                        Roberts Room – 33rd Floor

WEDNESDAY– June 12, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
                              Washington B
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  EBA Banker Member Training: "Getting from the Phase I to the Risk Management Decision"
                              All Conference Attendees and Invited Guests Welcome! Presented by: Bill Sloan, Regions Bank; and Julie Kilgore, Wasatch Environmental
                              Washington C

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments - State of the Practice
  • What Bank Reviewers Look for in a Phase I Report
  • Phase I Considerations
    • Limitations
    • Scope of Work
    • Impact of Timing
    • Consultant Approach
    • Conditions/Features Identified as Risks
  • Phase I Review Elements and Decision Making
    • Recognized Environmental Condition (REC) vs. Recommendations and Action Requirements
    • Risk to the Bank: Business Risks vs Environmental Health/Regulatory Compliance Related Risks
    • Opinion of Consultant vs. Bank’s Risk Tolerance/Perspective
  • Phase II investigations
    • Risk vs. Benefit of Conducting Sampling
    • Contract Considerations
    • Who Orders


Please note this agenda is preliminary and is subject to change until final agenda is published.

Download the PDF of this Agenda

Read the Speakers' Bios

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