Conference Speakers

Joanne Howard, Climate Manager, Deere & Co.

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Joanne Howard is the Climate Manager for John Deere.  In this role, she leads company climate strategy development and develops and implements programs and tools to achieve Deere’s global greenhouse gas reduction goal.  Ms. Howard joined Deere in 2001 as the Corporate Environmental Audit Program Manager.  She currently resides in Singapore.    

Her previous employment experience includes General Electric and the consulting industry.  She has a Bachelors of Civil Engineering, Masters of Environmental Engineering, Masters of Business Administration and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Engelina Jaspers, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, HP

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As Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Engelina Jaspers is responsible for advancing HP's global leadership position in environmental sustainability. She is responsible for multiple initiatives that build upon the company’s long-term efforts in product design, recycling, energy efficiency and the supply chain, as well as digital transformation. Her team develops environmental programs aimed at driving impactful and meaningful results for HP and its customers, manages partnerships with external environmental stakeholders and drives employee education and engagement.

Since joining HP in 1998, Ms. Jaspers has held senior marketing and communications roles both within the business groups and at the corporate level. She has led a number of transformational initiatives across HP focused on organization design, optimization and deployment. She most recently built and led HP’s multicultural practice. Prior, Ms. Jaspers spent 15 years with Kodak in customer training, sales and corporate communications.

She is a frequent presenter on employee brand engagement, multiculturalism, and marketing analytics and measurement. Jaspers has a master’s of science degree in Public Relations from Boston University and an undergraduate business degree.

Val Jensen, VP, Marketing and Environmental Programs, ComEd

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Val Jensen is Vice President of ComEd’s Marketing and Environmental Programs. He oversees a variety of marketing and environmental initiatives including the utility’s energy efficiency portfolio, which is designed to place Illinois second only to California in the amount of energy saved through voluntary customer reductions. ComEd serves about 3.8 million customers throughout Northern Illinois.  ComEd has 5,600 employees and revenues of approximately $5.8 billion.

Mr. Jensen joined ComEd after eight years at ICF Consulting, where he served as senior vice president. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Department of Energy from 1994-1999, where he directed the Chicago office from 1996-1999. During his tenure, Mr. Jensen was responsible for the overall management of close to $100 million in grants and contracts to organizations involved in technology development and deployment. He also spent 11 years at the Illinois Department of Energy as a manager of strategic planning. Mr. Jensen oversaw Illinois’ statewide electric and natural gas integrated resource planning program. In all, he has more than 20 years of experience with utility resources planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Mr. Jensen is a founding board member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and has won its Chairman's Award.

Mr. Jensen holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Hamline University and a master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota.

Maribeth Malloy, Director, EH&S Strategy, Policy, and Advocacy, Lockheed Martin

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Maribeth Malloy is Director for Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) Strategy, Policy and Advocacy for Lockheed Martin Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland reporting to the Vice President of Energy, Environment, Safety and Health.  Ms. Malloy is responsible for development of the corporate strategy for sustainability, corporate policy and procedure, regulatory interpretation and analysis, and corporate advocacy, relative to ESH issues. Ms. Malloy previously served as the Director of ESH and Medical Services in the Aeronautics Company, Director of Governance in EESH and Senior Manager for Corporate ESH Audit. Ms. Malloy began her working career with IBM responsible for the chemical management program at a major semi-conductor facility. She received a BS in Microbiology from the University of Akron and is a Masters Level Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Katie Mandes, Vice President, Communications, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

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Katie Mandes has directed the Pew Center’s communication efforts since its launch in 1998. In this role, she is responsible for creating and implementing the Pew Center’s global strategic communication plan.  Ms. Mandes oversees all aspects of the Center's external communications, including:  paid and earned media, speech writing, design and distribution of the Pew Center’s publications and the Center’s web site. Ms. Mandes also identifies and analyzes trends in the media and public opinion. Prior to joining the Pew Center’s, Ms. Mandes worked with the public affairs firm Alcalde and Fay.

Ms. Mandes holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University and is a member of the National Press Club (Washington DC) and the Public Relations Society of America.

Fred Moore, Global Director Manufacturing & Technology, Energy, Dow

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Fred Moore is the Global Director of Manufacturing & Technology for the Energy business in Dow. He is responsible for the safe and reliable production of power, steam, and other utilities for Dow globally, which represents more than 10% of Dow's asset base.  In his Technology role, he is responsible for development, support and application of Energy technology globally and with Dow's major joint ventures.

Mr. Moore is a graduate of Purdue University and began his career with Union Carbide in 1975. In subsequent years, he has held technical roles and managerial roles in a number of businesses, functions, and locations in the U.S. and Canada.  In addition to his manufacturing experiences in North America, he has been a corporate media spokesperson for environmental matters, lobbied at the state and federal levels of government, served on a joint venture board of directors, been chairman of or served as board member of several state and industry trade association groups.

Brian Mormino, Director, Energy Policy and Environmental Compliance Audit, Cummins Inc.

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Mr. Mormino is the Director for Energy Policy and Environmental Compliance Audit at Cummins Inc.  In this role, he is responsible for helping the company impact and respond to energy policies ranging from climate change legislation to commercial vehicle efficiency standards to renewable fuels.  Mr. Mormino also coordinates the company’s numerous climate change actions dealing with products, businesses, employees and communities.  Additionally, he is working to improve the processes by which Cummins understands and follows emissions regulations for its products around the world.  He first joined Cummins in 2006 as Director of Government Relations.

Before joining Cummins, Mr. Mormino served as Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change and Nuclear Safety in the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  As Staff Director, Mr. Mormino managed the Subcommittee’s activities and legislative initiatives for Chairman George V. Voinovich (R-OH).  The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction directly covered the Clean Air Act and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Mr. Mormino joined Senator Voinovich’s office in 2001 and served as a Legislative Assistant, Legislative Aide, Legislative Correspondent and Staff Assistant.  He advised the Senator on a variety of energy and environment issues over this period.

Mr. Mormino is from Mayfield Heights, Ohio (suburb of Cleveland).  He currently resides with his wife (Adrienne) and two sons (Max and Sam) in Columbus, Indiana.

Mr. Mormino graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics and from Georgetown University with a Master of Public Policy degree, focusing on environmental and regulatory policy.  Additionally, he is currently completing a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Mark Newton, Director, Sustainable Business, Dell

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Mark Newton is responsible for Dell's corporate Sustainability team and programs, balancing Dell's growth strategy to minimize impacts on natural and human resources. In this role he directs global policy development, stakeholder engagements and corporate strategies on environmental and social issues. Prior to joining Dell in 2003, Mr. Newton led Environmental Technology programs at Apple and Motorola and was a principal scientist for DEKA Research and Development Corp. He holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas.



Jeffrey Nunn, Senior Manager, Utilities Management and Conservation, Boeing

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Jeff Nunn is Senior Manager, Utilities Management and Conservation, for Boeing Shared Services Group (SSG).  He also serves as SSG Site Services member of the Corporate Environment, Health and Safety enterprise integration team responsible for strategy and plan development and implementation to continuously improve environmental capabilities and performance within Boeing operations.

Mr. Nunn has more than 23 years experience with Boeing in a variety of leadership positions, including real property strategic planning, major project implementation, facilities operations and leading enterprise initiatives.  Prior assignments have included Site Services senior manager operations positions in Everett and Renton, Wash., as well as leadership roles for SSG Business Partner Support and Enterprise e-Business and Integrated Services Initiatives.

A 1982 graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Mr. Nunn has also completed several executive development programs including the Duke University Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business in 2005.

William (Bill) O’Rourke, VP, Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety, Alcoa

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Bill O’Rourke was named Vice President, Sustainability and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) for Alcoa in September 2008, and is responsible for Corporate Environment, Health & Safety functions, and the company’s Sustainability area.  Previously, he was Vice President of Global Business Services and the Chief Information Officer of Alcoa.  As CIO, he led the strategic direction and integration of Alcoa’s global information systems and security.  Mr. O’Rourke has been an Alcoa Vice President since 1997.

From the beginning of 2005 to 2008, Mr. O’Rourke served as President of Alcoa Russia, a $1 billion revenue business.  He was responsible for the substantial manufacturing assets Alcoa acquired in Samara and Belaya Kalitva in the Russian Federation in early 2005.  During the three years Mr. O’Rourke was in Russia, he spearheaded efforts to bring the facilities up to Alcoa’s world class standards and integrate the Alcoa culture. He oversaw an investment program that exceeded $500 million. 

After college, Mr. O’Rourke was an Officer in the US Army.  Mr. O’Rourke joined Alcoa in 1975 as a Patent Attorney after working as an Industrial Engineer for US Steel.  During his career with Alcoa, he has served in numerous leadership roles, including Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety; Corporate Auditor; and head of various corporate staff functions including Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources.  He formed Alcoa’s Business Services organization in the mid-1990s.  He also held positions in Alcoa’s Legal Department as Corporate Patent Counsel and as Assistant General Counsel.

Mr. O’Rourke graduated from John Carroll University and received a law degree from Duquesne University’s School of Law in Pittsburgh.  He is married, has two children and resides in Pittsburgh.

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