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2021 HR, Safety & Environmental Speaker Materials

Below are the presentations from the 2021 HR, Safety and Environmental Conference. The staff at Manufacture Alabama will continue to update with presentations as we receive them.

Communication and Color Dynamics

Michael Jackson
Trainer, Troy University Continuing Education & Outreach

ADEM Update

Lance LeFleur
Director, ADEM

Legal and Labor Update | Vaccine Mandates

Whitney Brown,
Shareholder, Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

ADEM Division Chiefs

Ron Gore, Air Division Chief, ADEM
Stephen Cobb, Land Division Chief, ADEM
Jeff Kitchens, Water Division Chief, ADEM


Richard I. Lehr
Shareholder, Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

EPA Update

Caroline Freeman
Director, Air & Radiation Division,
EPA Region 4

The Future of Safety

Don Elswick
Executive Director, UA SafeState

Climate Change

Dr. John Christy
Alabama State Climatologist, Professor, the University of Alabama Huntsville

Active Shooter Training

Special Agent Steve Johnson,
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) 

Community Partnerships

Donna Jackson
Regional Communications Manager, International Paper

Alabama’s New Medical Marijuana Law and a Practical Guide to Handling Workplace Issues

Carin Burford & Tae Phillips
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Panel

Devin Giles, International Paper
Chad Richey, Merrill Lynch 
Patrick Runge, King & Spalding

Thematic Investing and COP26 Report
Five ways that ESG creates value

Engaging Millenials

Michael Reaves & Tim Croley,
Alabama Technology Network

OSHA Update

Daniel Fithian,

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