Environmental Business Leadership Conference
The Westin Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland
Thursday, July 19, 2018
U.S. environmental businesses generate nearly $400 billion a year in revenue and employ almost 2 million Americans, creating a greener, sustainable future for Maryland and the nation.
Join us and network with top public and private sector executives from Maryland's environmental business sector, including many of the region's leading environmental services and products companies.
Hear from respected industry experts to learn about the latest environmental business and product innovations, technologies, and opportunities.
Don't miss Maryland's premier environmental business event of the year!
- Environmental Technology
- Dredging & Restoration
- Renewable Energy
- Solid Waste Management & Recycling
- Geospatial & Engineering Services
- Funding Resources
- Environmental Compliance and Monitoring
- Water and Wastewater Operations
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- Larry Hogan, Governor, Maryland (Invited)
- Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
- Craig Fuller, CEO & Chairman, The Fuller Company
- Mary Beth Tung, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
- Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International
- Chris Correale, Director of Harbor Development, MDOT Maryland Port Administration
- Michael Harris, Chief Financial Officer, Maryland Environmental Service
- Jeff Salkin, News Anchor, Maryland Public Television
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Other InformationAttire: Business casual
Cancellation PolicyCancellations, exchanges, and refunds are permitted up to 30 days before the event.
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|8:00 – 9:00 a.m.||Registration and Networking Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:15 a.m.||Welcome Remarks|
|9:15 – 9:30 a.m.||Opening Address: Changing Maryland’s Environment for the Better|
Governor Larry Hogan (Invited)
|9:30 – 10:15 a.m.||General Session 1|
Introduction: Environmental Transformation
|10:15 – 10:30 a.m.||Networking Break|
Transition to Breakout Sessions
|10:30 - 11:10 a.m.||Breakout Session A|
State of Maryland Track: Governor’s Executive Order on Resource Recovery & Sustainability
|10:30 - 11:10 a.m.||Breakout Session B|
Solid Waste Management Track: From Trash to Treasure: Strategies for Increasing Recycling Rates and Managing China's Changing Consumption
|11:15 – 12:00 noon||Breakout Session C |
Water Resources Track: Water Reuse Facilities and Policies
|11:15 – 12:00 noon||Breakout Session D|
Dredging & Restoration Track: Engineering a Better Maryland
|12:00 – 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:30 – 1:00 p.m.||General Session 2|
Secretary Ben Grumbles, Maryland Department of the Environment
|1:00 – 1:30||General Session 3|
Choppy Waters: Navigating the Public Policy Waves from Inside the Beltway
Craig Fuller, CEO & Chairman - The Fuller Group (Easton, MD)
|1:30 – 2:00 p.m.||General Session 4|
The Path of Maryland’s Next Generation of Environmental Advocates
|2:00 – 2:15 p.m.||Networking Break |
Transition to Breakout Sessions
|2:15 – 3:00 p.m.||Breakout Session E |
Water Resources Track: MS4 Goals: Here Comes the Rain Again
|2:15 – 3:00 p.m.||Breakout Session F|
State of Maryland Track: Renewable Energy: Reaching for the Sun, Stars, and the Moon (How to Fund it Too)
|2:15 – 3:00 p.m.||Breakout Session G|
Solid Waste Management Track: Organics Composting: Drawing the Perfect Circle for a Food Lifecycle Loop
|3:05 – 3:45 p.m.||General Session 5|
To Be Announced
|3:45 – 4:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks|
Including Presenters, Moderators, and Panelists
Invited Keynote Speaker: Governor Larry Hogan
Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. was inaugurated as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015. Prior to being elected, Governor Hogan worked in the private sector for more than 25 years as a successful Maryland business owner. Frustration with the out-of-touch leadership in Annapolis led him to found Change Maryland, the largest nonpartisan organization in state history, dedicated to bringing fiscal responsibility and common sense to Maryland state government.
Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
Ben Grumbles was confirmed as Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment by the Maryland State Senate on March 6, 2015. Ben has broad experience in energy, climate, air, waste, and agricultural policy and regulation. He is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Water Science and Technology Board and a frequent lecturer and analyst on environmental law and policy. He has a master’s degree in environmental law from George Washington University, a J.D. from Emory University School of Law, and a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University. Ben has lived in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, with his wife and children, over the last 30 years.
Craig L. Fuller, CEO and Chairman, The Fuller Company
Craig Fuller served eight years in the White House, first as Assistant to President Reagan for Cabinet Affairs before becoming Chief of Staff to Vice President George H.W. Bush during the second term of the Administration. Craig leads the Fuller Company, a strategic consulting group he organized when he initially left government. He has been active in aviation policy matters as the recent chairman of the RTCA and a member of the NextGen Advisory Council. He also serves as a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Craig resides in Easton, MD.
Mary Beth Tung, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
Mary Beth Tung, PhD, Esq., was named by Governor Hogan as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) on May 17, 2016. Previously, Dr. Tung served as Deputy Secretary of Operations at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). In her role at MDE, she managed human resources, information technology, the budget, and procurement and oversaw the facilities management functions of the agency. Mary Beth also helped to develop innovative solutions for the department to work more efficiently and lead the Department of Emergency Preparedness and Radiation Health efforts.
Denise Naguib Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International
Denise was born in Cairo, Egypt where she lived for half of her childhood before moving to Michigan, Minnesota, and finally Oregon. She attended the University of Oregon, earning a Bachelors of Science in Geography with an emphasis on biological and human impacts on the environment. After graduating, Denise became involved with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society as a Program Director, implementing environmental education programs at various locations.
Chris Correale, Director of Harbor Development, MDOT Maryland Port Administration
The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) named Christina Correale Director of Harbor Development in October 2015. She previously spent five years as principal of the EcoLogix Group, where her duties included serving as a senior advisor to MDOT MPA on dredged material management projects. At an earlier stage of her career, she was chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District Operations Division, where she was in charge of operation and maintenance of its navigation and flood damage reduction projects and its regulatory program. In her current role, she oversees the selection, environmental feasibility, engineering and design, construction, and operations of dredged material placement sites, especially focusing on beneficial and innovative reuse.
Michael Harris, Chief Financial Officer, Maryland Environmental Service
As Managing Director, Finance, for MES, Michael Harris is responsible for finance, accounting, fleet, internal controls, and overall execution of the financial planning and analysis activities of Maryland Environmental Service. Mr. Harris previously served as Director of Finance for a not-for-profit organization that provided mental health services. He is a member of the Maryland Government Finance Officers Association and Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Jeff Salkin, News Anchor, Maryland Public Television
Jeff Salkin is a Maryland native with over thirty years' experience as a broadcast journalist at television and radio stations in the Baltimore and Washington markets. He joined Maryland Public Television (MPT) in 1991 and has become one of the most respected and recognizable journalists on the local public affairs scene. During his tenure with MPT he has served as moderator for political debates, hosted live coverage of the annual "State of the State" address, inaugurations, and numerous broadcast town hall meetings, and has anchored MPT's weekly State Circle broadcast during the Maryland General Assembly session each year.