Business Sector Media Brings Environmental Leaders to Denver to Discuss Future Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Challenges

Leaders plan to keep moving forward with their initiatives

DENVER, CO, March 15, 2017  –Business Sector Media, publisher of the Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today, announced that it will bring its annual Environmental Leader Conference back to Denver, June 5-7, 2017. With a focus on what effect executive orders from the White House and rules from new administrations at the EPA and DOE will have on sustainability, environmental and energy programs, the conference will highlight what major companies are doing to minimize threats to their initiatives.

The Environmental Leader Conference 2017, featuring the Energy Manager Summit, offers a unique opportunity for environmental, sustainability and energy professionals to come together to identify new areas of opportunity to work more collaboratively in addressing their organizations goals. Unlike other conferences, this program unites a group of multidisciplinary, forward-thinking executives to share diverse perspectives and approaches to improving processes and better managing resources.

“Attendees will leave the conference with an understanding of the turbulent internal landscape environmental, energy, sustainability and compliance programs will face over the next 12-18 months and steps that can be taken to help weather the storm and even thrive through uncertain times” said Paul Nastu, Founder and President, Business Sector Media, LLC. “We have an impressive list of speakers from organizations willing to share how they solved their environmental and energy challenges.”

Environmental Leader Conference 2017 speakers include:

  • Bob Valair, Director, energy and environmental management, Staples
  • Joby Carlson, Director, energy and operations sustainability, Walmart
  • Steven Avadek, Director and Global Head of Sustainability, Citi Realty Services
  • Fawn Bergen, Corporate Sustainability Group – Water and Carbon Footprint Program Manager, Intel
  • Amy Braun, Sustainability Director, Kellogg
  • Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Manager, Sierra Nevada Brewing
  • James DeMouy, Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Bridgestone Americas
  • Bill Gill, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods
  • Dennis Hu, Director Environmental Health and Safety and Systems Safety Engineering, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
  • Sarah Levine, Manager, Global Sustainability, Mattel
  • Ryan McMullan, Environmental & Safety Manager, Toyota Motor Sales
  • Craig Moeller, Director, Advanced Energy Generation, Lockheed Martin
  • Matthew J. Pekar, Energy Conservation Specialist, United Technologies
  • Jonathan S. Radtke, Water Sustainability Program Director, Coca-Cola North America
  • Rob Threlkeld, Global Manager, Renewable Energy, General Motors
  • Marco Ugarte, Sustainability Manager, MillerCoors

The Environmental Leader Conference 2017 will culminate with the presentation of the sixth annual Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards and the Energy Manager Today Awards. These awards recognize excellence in products/services and projects that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits.

To register or find the latest agenda for the Environmental Leader Conference, visit and connect with the Environmental Leader Conference on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Environmental Leader 50 and Energy Manager Today 50 Honorees to be Celebrated at Environmental Leader Conference and Energy Manager Summit June 5-7 in Denver

Denver, Colorado, February 6, 2017 –  Business Sector Media is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Environmental Leader 50. The honorees will be recognized during a celebratory networking reception on June 6 during the Environmental Leader Conference and Energy Manager Summit at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.

The Environmental Leader 50 includes recognition-worthy commercial and industrial Environmental, EHS and Sustainability Vice Presidents, Directors, managers and specialists.

Honorees include: Kisa Adkins, Environmental and Compliance Senior Program Manager, Newell Brands; James DeMouy, Vice President EHS and Sustainability, Bridgestone; Dennis Hu, EHS and SSE Director, Ball Aerospace; Doug Pontsler, EHS and Operations Sustainability Vice President, Owens Corning; and Frank Rukavina, Sustainability Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

View the complete list of Environmental Leader 50 Honorees.

The Energy Manager Today 50 includes recognition-worthy commercial and industrial Energy, Procurement Engineering and Facility Vice Presidents, Directors, managers and specialists.

Honorees include: Eric Dominguez, Utilities, Engineering & Environmental Affairs Corporate Director, Caesars Entertainment Corporation; Frank Inoa, Operations Engineering Senior Director, Arby’s Restaurant Group; Craig Moeller, Bio Energy Program Director, Lockheed Martin; Rob Threlkeld, Renewable Energy Global Manager, General Motors; and George Waidelich, Energy Operations Director, Albertsons Companies.

View the complete list of Energy Manager Today 50 Honorees.

Admittance to the EL50 and EMT50 Celebratory Networking Reception is included in the Conferences Attendee and All-Access Pass registration options. Individual tickets to the Celebratory Networking Reception and Product and Project Awards Dinner are also available.

The Environmental Leader Conference and Energy Manager Summit feature case studies, strategies and tactics to help commercial and industrial companies improve operations and stay current on the latest environmental, EHS, sustainability and energy management advances while also covering future challenges.

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