EFMR Annual Roundtable – April 24 – 26, 2024

The 2024 annual in-person meeting will be hosted in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference includes not just incredible panels and discussions, but also includes food, beverages, and activities.

2023 AGENDA | New Orleans – 

Wednesday, March 29 

2:30 PM – NOLA Mixology 
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Networking and Dinner, Hotel Monteleone

Thursday, March 30

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM
Host Spotlight
Kathryn Peacock, Principal – National Client Manager, Partner ESI
8:30 AM  Keynote
Galina Chadwick, PE, SVP,  Environmental Manager,  Bank of America
8:45 AM
Benchmarking Survey Review
9:00 AM Challenges in Operational EHS – Roundtable Discussion
Topics will include moisture intrusion, asbestos, and indoor air quality from prevention and resilience, to response, remediation, and closure.
Facilitated by Geraldine Tan, Global of Environmental Health Safety Real Estate Head, JP Morgan Chase, and Mike Ebel, Director Strategic Development, Partner ESI
9:45 AM – Networking Break
10:00 AM Contaminated Properties,  A Legal Outlook
This panel of environmental attorneys will discuss due diligence from the development and redevelopment perspective, emphasizing emerging trends and contaminants.
David Hunter, Technical Director, Partner ESI; Larry Falbe, Principal, Miller Canfield; Keith Walker, Partner, Cox Castle and Nicholson; Andrew Cooper, Partner, DLA Piper and Gwen Keyes Fleming, Partner, DLA Piper
11:00 AM
Pitfalls During Development and Legal Issues Roundtable Discussion
Facilitated by Larry Falbe, Principal, Miller Canfield;
12:30 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM Ongoing Use and Record-Keeping Roundtable Discussion
A conversation about record keeping and data storage management with an emphasis on regulatory compliance.
Facilitated by Elizabeth Romano, National Client Manager, Partner ESI; Galina Chadwick SVP, Environmental Manager, Bank of America; Will Sims, Compliance Coordinator, Link Logistics and Valerie Young, Associate Director, Compliance, Link Logistics
3:00 PM Environmental Issues for Tenants and Landlords
Best practices for managing environmental issues from the owner and tenant perspective.
Facilitated by Jeff Watson, Environmental Risk Director, Revantage
3:45 PM – Networking Break
4:00 PM Breakout Discussions
Breakout sessions will include life safety, environmental insurance, environmental compliance, green building certifications, and more! Attend a session with USGBC and get entered for a TRUE Advisor Professional Credential.
4:30 PM – Sessions conclude for the day
5:30 PM – Offsite Networking and Dinner
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
NOLA History Walking Tour and Drink Stop
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Antoine’s Dinner and Drinks
9:30 PM
Mahogany Bar Live Music

Friday, March 31

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM ESG+R  Roundtable Discussion
A discussion of how ESG policies impact facilities managers with an emphasis on the proposed mandatory SEC climate-risk disclosure rule, data collection and reporting, and regional and regulatory updates, including the ASTM standard for resiliency.
Kristi Balsinek, Partner, DLA Piper
9:30 AM The Regulatory Landscape – What’s on the Horizon?
An overview of laws and regulations that impact facilities managers with an emphasis on trends in enforcement, emerging contaminants, vapor intrusion, ESG, recycling, and compliance.
John Epperson, Of Counsel, Buchalter
10:15 AM – Networking Break
10:15 AM
Regional Challenges Roundtable Discussion
A follow-up to the Regulatory Landscape presentation, where we will discuss regional regulations and their impact on facilities managers
Facilitated by John Epperson, Of Counsel, Buchalter
11:15 AM Breakouts
Breakout sessions will include life safety, environmental insurance, environmental compliance, and more! Attend a session with USGBC and get entered for a TRUE Advisor Professional Credential.
12:15 PM Closing, Feedback Session Steve Colton, Vice President Environmental Risk & Compliance, Wells Fargo
12:30 PM – Boxed Lunches
1:30 PM – Optional Activities

Breakout Sessions 

Environmental Compliance – Led by David Dumond, Partner ESI
Environmental Insurance – Led by Kate Dietrich, Lockton
Life Safety – Led by Jeff Goeden, RG, Allstate Insurance Company
ESG, Recycling, Waste, and more!  – Susie Vincent, TRUE, U.S. Green Building Council
What’s on your mind? Open Discussion – Led by Elizabeth Romano, Partner ESI, and Galina Chadwick, Bank of America