Environmental Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry (Two Day Conference)

Mon. February 11| 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | B405

The management of environmental issues is a priority for the meat and poultry industry, and this conference is designed to provide processors with the latest information to effect change and meet regulatory requirements within their operations.  Increased scrutiny from both the public and government has paved the way for advanced technologies and innovations that help processors improve environmental factors, which will be discussed by technical experts and industry leaders.  This conference will cover critical topics such as EPA enforcement, sustainability initiatives, water use and conservation, waste management, biogas, air permitting, and more. Come learn how industry leaders are dealing with key environmental issues through the sharing of best practices, and gain practical information to help your business.  The conference includes a networking reception on Monday evening, as well as an awards luncheon on Tuesday that will recognize the winners of the NAMI Environmental Achievement and Environmental Recognition awards.

Cost: $349

Track: IPPE Fee Based Educational Programs

Handout(s): Agenda

Session Sponsor

Sponsored by NAMI



Bachman, Josh

Bachman, Josh,

Senior Engineer, Director of Customer Engagement

Cascade Energy

Bailey, Keith

Bailey, Keith,

Director, Environmental Affairs

Smithfield Foods

Bloom, Scott

Bloom, Scott,



Decker, Dr. Steve

Decker, Dr. Steve, Dr.

Group Manager/Senior Scientist V

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dirks, Kim

Dirks, Kim,

Senior Director, Environmental Services

Tyson Foods

Dolan, Chris

Dolan, Chris,

Partner and Director of Environmental and Sustainability Issues, NAMI

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Dopp, Mark

Dopp, Mark,

Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs

North American Meat Institute

Gomes, Paul

Gomes, Paul,

Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs

Triumph Foods

Johnson, Keith

Johnson, Keith,

Assistant Vice President

Locton Companies

Lassalle, Eric

Lassalle, Eric,

Director of Environmental Affairs

Smithfield Foods

Leftwich, Joel

Leftwich, Joel,

Managing Director

The Glover Park Group's Government Affairs Division

Nelson, Jennifer

Nelson, Jennifer,

Senior Director of Environmental Affairs

Seaboard Foods LLC

Potts, Julie Anna

Potts, Julie Anna,

President and CEO

North American Meat Institute

Ritsema, Mark

Ritsema, Mark,

Environmental Director

Fed Beef Divison, JBS

McGill, Thomas

McGill, Thomas,

Branch Chief of the Ocean, Wetlands and Streams Protection


Role: Speaker

Murray, Kelly

Murray, Kelly,

Deputy Branch Chief


Role: Speaker

Pavlostathis, Dr. Spyros

Pavlostathis, Dr. Spyros, Dr.


Georgia Institute of Technology

Role: Speaker