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Environmental Conference for the Meat and Poultry Industry

February 11-12, 2019 | Atlanta, Georgia

Monday, February 11, 2019


8:00 – 8:15 am
Welcome & Introduction (Room B406)
Mark Dopp, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, NAMI, Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO, NAMI
8:15 – 9:15 am
Power On: Getting the Most Out of Your Team and Making a Difference!
Keith Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Lockton Companies
9:35 – 10:15 am
Environmental Protection Agency Update
Thomas McGill, Branch Chief of the Ocean, Wetlands and Streams Protection, Region 4 EPA
10:15 – 11:00 am
Waste-to-Energy Research at NREL: Methane and Beyond
Steve Decker, Ph.D., Group Manager/Senior Scientist V, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
11:00 – 11:30 am
Biogas Initiatives in the Meat Industry
Jennifer Charno Nelson, Senior Director of Environmental Affairs Seaboard Foods LLC
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Strategic Energy Management
Josh Bachman, Senior Engineer, Director of Customer Engagement, Cascade Energy
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Fate and Effect of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds and Peracetic Acid Solutions on Protein Industry Wastewater Biological Treatment Processes
Spyros G. Pavlostathis, PhD, BCEEM, F.IWA, F.WEF, F.ASCE, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
2:45 – 3:30 pm
Environmental Achievement Awards Case Studies
Angela Pritchett, JBS USA, Hyrum Beef, 1st Pollution Prevention
Dan Mathis, Smithfield Foods, Kinston, NC, 2nd Resource Conservation
Rick Bowen, Smithfield Foods, Clinton, NC, 3rd Resource Conservation
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Chemical Facility Security Programs
Kelly Murray, Deputy Branch Chief of Compliance, DHS/NPPD/IP/ISCD
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Regulatory Update
Chris Dolan, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and Director of Environmental and Sustainability Issues, NAMI

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


8:00 – 9:00
Why Worry- Water is Cheap
Kim Dirks, Senior Director, Environmental Services, Tyson Foods
9:15 – 10:15 am
Preferred Wastewater Treatment Equipment Panel
Paul Gomes, Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs, Triumph Foods, Eric Lassalle, Director, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods, and Mark Ritsema, Environmental Director, Fed Beef Division, JBS
10:15 – 10:45 am
Using Thermal Oxidation to Reduce Ammonia Loading
Keith Bailey, Director, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield
11:00 - 11:45 am
Washington Insider Political Update
Joel Leftwich, Managing Director, Government Affairs Division, The Glover Park Group