Sharon Orlopp - Senior Vice President,
Sam’s Club People Division, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Sharon is responsible for the Human Resources department for over 105,000 associates nationwide. Her responsibilities include training and development, recruiting, communication, employee relations, compensation and all aspects of human resources for the nation’s largest warehouse chain.
Bob Kumpf - Chief Administrative Officer,
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bob is Chief Administrative Officer for Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS). He also is the co-lead of the BMS NAFTA Sustainability Community Council, which fosters sustainable development initiatives within the NAFTA region.
Bob Garrity, VP, Environmental
Sustainability, Giant Eagle As Vice President of Environmental
Sustainability, Giant Eagle, Inc.
Bob is responsible for leading Giant Eagle’s
sustainability efforts. In addition, he has been instrumental in
establishing and chairing the Food Marketing Institute Sustainability Task Force. He has held IT positions at Mellon Bank and Pennsylvania Blue Shield. He was Director of Management Consulting Services for Price Waterhouse, including multi-year tours in Jakarta, Indonesia; Puerto Rico; Toledo, Ohio; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Senior Vice President of Operations for Action Industries from 1994 to 1996. Prior to his current position, Bob held numerous officer titles leading the departments of Information Services, Human Resources, Prepared Foods and Store Planning/Construction.
Matthew M. Mehalik, Program Manager, Sustainable
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy in the H. J. Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Matt built Champions for Sustainability, a network of companies who tackle common interest issues and share solutions involved with sustainable business practices. He also manages Sustainable Business Solutions, helps companies integrate sustainable solutions with operational business practices.
Bob McNeice, CEO, Insight Rising, Inc.
Bob has closely followed and participated in environmental and social causes throughout his career as a senior manager in several service industries. He formed the professional services firm, Insight Rising, Inc. in 2007 to assist organizations in implementing sustainability initiatives in a strategic manner to improve profits, market valuation, and stakeholder value.
Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness, Duquesne University
Robert is a researcher and consultant in environmental management systems, green supply chain management, and environmentally responsible manufacturing. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Michigan State University. His research interests include environmental management systems, green supply chain management, design for environment, and green purchasing. He has published in many conferences, edited books, and peer reviewed journals such as the Production and Operations Management Society, Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the International Journal of Production Research, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the Center for Advanced Purchasing (CAPS), and the Production and Inventory Management Journal.
Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam (Moderator)
Director, MBA Sustainability Program, Associate Professor of
Leadership & Change Management, Duquesne University
Apart from chairing the Leadership, Ethics &
Global Business Division, Naga also serves as the Director of the
MBA Sustainability program. He received his Ph.D. in Management from
Florida International University, Miami. He is a mechanical engineer
by (earlier) training and worked for several years in India in
sales, product management and marketing research. His research
focuses on organizational impacts of individual and team leadership,
advanced information technologies and innovations. His work has been
published in the Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization
Management, and other journals. In the classroom, he facilitates
student learning in leadership and strategic management.
Jay Liebowitz, Associate Professor of Human
Resources, John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business, Duquesne
Jay Liebowitz is an Associate Professor of Human
Resources, John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne
University. Jay earned his doctorate in Industrial-Organizational
Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1984. He
teaches courses in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource
Management. His research interests focus on the role of HR in
creating a sustainability culture, and improving the effectiveness
of new product development teams. He has published in HR Magazine,
Human Resource Planning and Human Relations, among others. He also
does consulting work and management training with a few small
businesses, non-profits and government contractors. Prior to coming
to Pittsburgh, he worked for the Energy & Environment Center at the
University of Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Oak
Ridge National Laboratory. He currently serves on the Board of the
HR Leadership Forum.
Michael A. Couch (Moderator), President of
Michael Couch & Associates
Mike leads Michael Couch & Associates Inc., a
versatile consulting practice focused on dramatically improving the
capability of organizations, teams and individuals. Michael has made
a career out of improving the performance of organizations, both as
a business executive and an organization effectiveness consultant.
His unique background in operations, business management, and
organization effectiveness allows him to partner with senior
leadership, wear many hats, and collaborate with people throughout a
company, building organizations that have a positive impact on the
Peggy Fayfich (Moderator), President of
Strategic Retreats and President of the HR Leadership Forum
Peggy has held numerous leadership positions in
telecommunications, financial services and retailing. For over 30
years she has helped organizations and individuals create focus,
strategies, and achieve responsible growth.. She has broad
experience in Organization Design, Organizational Development and
Leadership, Change Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sales
Management, Benefits and Compensation, and Customer Service.
Who Should Attend
- HR Professionals
- CEOs, CFOs
- Strategic Planners
- Sustainability Directors
- Anyone responsible for planning/implementing sustainability practices.
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