Advisory Board

The Environmental Leader Conference 2017, featuring the Energy Manager Summit, is pleased to announce the advisory committee. Members range from sustainability to energy to environmental professionals, come from a variety of backgrounds and are experts/ decision-makers in the fields of EHS, sustainability and energy management.

Lawrence Black

Senior Advisor

Waste Management McDonough Innovation Collaboration

Lawrence Black is a consultant, entrepreneur and business leader who has worked across a wide range of industries, including environmental, waste and recycling, energy, retail, manufacturing and commercial real estate.

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Lawrence has conducted executive sessions on how to integrate strategy and sustainability a company such as Nike, Disney, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Walmart and Nestlé. He has held numerous senior leadership positions including director global business at waste management, Vice President Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate, And chief merchant sports ally. As a professional member of the National Speakers Association, Lawrence enjoys delivering presentations, training and executive coaching. Lawrence has sold over $1 billion of products and services primarily in the environmental services sector and presently advises governments of fortune 200 companies on how to create waste and recycling strategies.

Eric Dominguez

Vice president, facilities, engineering and sustainability

Caesars Entertainment

His primary duties include implementing energy efficiency and conservation projects across more than 50 million square feet of hotel, casino, restaurant and entertainment space; procuring natural gas and electricity

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He continues to lead all technical aspects of the program and is jointly responsible for strategy development, reporting directly to the CEO on the effort. With over 20 years of diverse experience in both the public and private sectors, Dominguez has focused in the areas of renewable energy, energy conservation & efficiency, and energy risk management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an MBA from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is one of few civilians to have completed the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School. Dominguez is also a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers, a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, a member of U.S. Senator Reid’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Energy and Chairman of Governor Sandoval’s Workforce Investment Board Clean Energy Sector Council.

Dennis Hu

Director, environmental, health and safety, and system safety engineering

Ball Aerospace

Dennis Hu has more than 24 years of EHS, sustainability and business experience working in consulting, chemicals, oil and gas, and aerospace and defense. He has a proven track record of leading diverse and collaborative multi-functional teams to success while helping to establish the value proposition of EHS within businesses through a practical, risk-based approach to solving problems.


Frank Inoa

Senior Director of Operations & Engineering

Arby’s Restaurant Group

Frank Inoa is the senior director of operations engineering for the Arby’s Restaurant Group and is responsible for the restaurant chain’s energy management and reduction programs.

Joe Jenkins

Senior Environmental Professional

Black Hills Corp.

Joe Jenkins is a senior environmental professional with the Black Hills Corp., an environmental management firm in the energy sector, including oil and gas exploration and production, power generation electricity and natural gas. He is the 2016 president of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals National Board of Directors.

Maribeth Malloy

Director for Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) Strategy, Policy and Advocacy

Lockheed Martin Corporation

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.

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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.

Ryan McMullan

Environmental & Safety Manager

Toyota Motor Sales

Ryan McMullan currently leads several EHS and Sustainability programs in the Environmental, HazMat, and Safety division of the Corporate Responsibility department.

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He leads materials management issues for North America, including the development of strategic metrics.
In addition to developing and delivering EHS training, he is also in charge of environmental sustainability for the sales and distribution operations in the US, including recycling, energy conservation, greenhouse gas inventories, and corporate planning.


Dave Meyer

Senior Consultant

BSI EHS Services and Solutions

Dave Meyer is a Senior Consultant with BSI EHS Services and Solutions, a full service environmental, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability consulting firm.

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Dave’s principal focus is to help organizations achieve environmental sustainability program excellence, leverage regulatory compliance risks, and optimize organizational effectiveness. Dave has over 35 years of progressive experience in environmental sustainability, environmental performance and metrics, responsible sourcing and green supply chain management, corporate responsibility EHS management systems planning and implementation (ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001), permitting and multi-media compliance and environmental liability auditing.

Dave’s expertise extends across many industry sectors: renewable energy, clean tech, food & beverage, semiconductor, consumer electronics, chemicals/plastics, pharma/biotech, mining, oil/gas, aerospace, forest products, transportation, public works, transportation, financial, legal and government. Dave is presently an advisory board member for the Sustainable Business Forum and 2Degrees Network Sustainable Supply Chain Working Group and is a co-editor for Sustainable Brands Supply Chain Issues Focus Series.

BSI EHS Services and Solutions provides a comprehensive range of strategic, management and technical consulting solutions – assessment, compliance, risk management, reporting, training, communication and more – partnering with clients to achieve their environmental, health, safety and sustainability short-term needs and long-term goals.

Rob Threlkeld

Global Manager, Renewable Energy

General Motors

In this role he manages the nearly 70 megawatts of renewable energy that make up GM’s global renewable energy portfolio.

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He is responsible for accessing the feasibility of future projects as they pertain to GM’s overall sustainability strategy and negotiating long-term power purchase agreements with projects underway at various facilities across the globe. Threlkeld is also engaged with OnStar in looking at ways to integrate electric vehicles with battery storage and renewable energy to tap in to the distributed generation and frequency regulation markets as a means to further financially support renewable energy projects.