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Garrick Taylor is the vice president of government relations and communications at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Environmental + Sustainability Summit | 2019

Date: July 24 – 26

Location: High Country Conference Center – Flagstaff, AZ

Complete schedule of Flagstaff manufacturing tours, Summit speakers and activities coming soon!

Register here.

ESS 2019 Session Overview (subject to change)

Wednesday, July 24th
1:00 – 1:30 Registration
1:30 – 1:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dawn Grove, Corporate Counsel, Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (PING) and Chairwoman of the Arizona Manufacturers Council
Allison Gilbreath, Executive Director, Arizona Manufacturers Council
1:45 – 2:45 2020 Election Preview Presented by First Strategic
Kurt Davis, Partner, First Strategic
Marcus Dell'Artino, Partner, First Strategic
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Arizona's Biggest Environmental Challenge: The Air Apparent
Moderator : Steve Trussell, Executive Director, Arizona Rock Products Association
Eric Massey, Director, Environment and Water Resource Management, Arizona Public Service
Craig McCurry, P.E., Senior Environmental Engineer, Intel Corporation
Hon. Bill Gates, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
4:00 – 5:00 Sustainability: Powering the Future
Transforming the Use of Electricity: Scott Bordenkircher, Director, Technology Innovation & Integration, Arizona Public Service
Vehicle Electrification: Marc Campbell, Manager, Sustainability Policy & Programs, Salt River Project
Remarks from Boyd Dunn, Commissioner, Arizona Corporate Commission
5:00 – 5:30 Free Time
5:30 – 7:30 AMC Cocktail Reception
The McMillan
2 W Historic Rte. 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (transportation provided)
Use Uber code e4p5iua. (Good for two rides up to $10 each.)
Thursday, July 25th
7:00 – 8:15 Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 Opening Remarks
Dawn Grove, Corporate Counsel, Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (PING) and Chairwoman, Arizona Manufacturers Council
Lorna Romero, Executive Director, Chamber Business News
Amanda Reeve, Environmental & Regulatory Policy Advisor, Snell & Wilmer LLP
8:30 – 9:15 Reaching New Heights: Drones and Their Many Uses
Patrick Paul, Partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP
9:15 – 9:30 Break
9:30 – 10:45 Securing Arizona's Water Future
Moderator : Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy, Morrison Institute, Arizona State University
Tom Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources
Ted Cooke, General Manager, Central Arizona Project
Dave Roberts, Associate General Manager, Water Resources, Salt River Project
Paul Orme, Special Counsel, Pinal County Irrigation Districts
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 -11:30 Let Them Work: Arizona's New Landmark Occupational Licensing Law
Moderator : Steve Rakowski, Haley & Aldrich
Hal Pittman, Director of Military and Veteran Engagement, Arizona Public Service
Katie Fisher, Office of Governor Doug Ducey
11:30 – 12:00 Plastics: Imagining A World Without Waste
Michael Bernier, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Swire Coca-Cola, USA
12:00 – 12:45 Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 AMC Environment Committee Update
Luke Narducci – Co-Chair, Environment Committee
Eric Massey – Chair, Air Quality Subcommittee
Steve Rakowski – Chair, Waste Subcommittee
Jeff Homer – Chair, Environmental Issues Breakfast and ESS Planning Committee
1:15 – 2:45 Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Directors Panel
Michael Keyack, Deputy Director
Amanda Stone, Director of Intergovernmental & Community Affairs
Daniel Czecholinski, Air Quality Division Deputy Director
Laura Malone, Waste Programs Division Director
Trevor Baggiore, Water Quality Division Director
2:45 – 3:15 Free Time / Networking
3:15 – 3:30 Depart High Country Conference Center / Travel to NAU Ecological Restoration Institute (optional)
3:30 – 4:30 NAU Eco Tour (optional)
4:45 – 5:00 Depart NAU / Travel to Weatherford Hotel
5:00 – 7:00 Sponsor Reception hosted by Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Weatherford Hotel Zane Grey Bar & Ballroom, 23 N Leroux St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Friday, July 26th
7:15 – 8:15 Breakfast
8:15-8:30 Welcome Remarks
Glenn Hamer, President and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dr. Rita Cheng, President, Northern Arizona University
8:30 – 9:00 Remarks: Natural Resources
Daniel Seiden, Government Affairs Manager, Intel Corporation and Treasurer, Arizona Manufacturers Council
Hunter Moore, Policy Advisor for Natural Resources, Office of Governor Doug Ducey
9:00 – 9:15 Remarks from the Department of Forestry and Fire Management
David Tenney, Director, Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)
9:15 – 10:15 Losing Sight of the Forest for the Trees: The Importance of Forest Health
Moderator: Rod Ross, Senior Government Affairs Representative, Arizona Public Service
Moderator: Megan Martin, Senior Government Relations Representative, Salt River Project
Hon. David Tenney, Director, Department of Forestry and Fire Management
Hon. Jason Whiting, Supervisor, Navajo County and Board Member, Eastern Arizona Counties Organization
Elvy Barton, Senior Policy Analyst, Salt River Project
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Federal Rules Update
Moderator: Maribeth Klein, Senior Attorney, Salt River Project
Designation of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area: Carolyn Loder, Manager, Mineral Rights & Public Lands, Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Better Living Through Chemistry: Jeff Homer, Corporate Director, Environmental, Health & Safety, SUMCO
Engaging Proactively with EPA and Supply Chain on TSCA Implementation: Jeff Mieth, Senior Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, Boeing Mesa
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Henry Darwin, Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1:00 – 1:05 Closing Remarks
Amanda Reeve, Environmental and Regulatory Policy Advisor, Snell & Wilmer LLP

Arizona Manufacturers Council welcomes Allison Gilbreath as new executive director

Allison Gilbreath

Gilbreath will serve as Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice president of strategic initiatives in new role

PHOENIX (March 16, 2018) The Arizona Manufacturers Council has named Allison Gilbreath as its new executive director. Gilbreath will also serve as the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s vice president of strategic initiatives.
The Arizona Manufacturers Council is the official Arizona affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers and works to promote a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries in the state. In addition to advocating for pro-manufacturing public policy, the AMC also produces the annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Summit, and the annual Environmental and Sustainability Summit.
“Allison’s breadth of experience and understanding of the issues that are important to job creators in the manufacturing sector will serve the Arizona Manufacturers Council incredibly well,” AMC Chair Dawn Grove said. “I am encouraged to have Allison on board and am confident that she will amplify the voice of our manufacturers, helping them compete in the global economy and create more high-paying jobs in Arizona.”
Gilbreath joins the Chamber from the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, where she was vice president of business development and where she worked with companies across multiple industries looking to establish a presence in Greater Phoenix. Prior to GPEC, she spent nearly 10 years at the Arizona Commerce Authority, most recently serving as vice president of business attraction.
In addition to overseeing manufacturing issues, Gilbreath will work on legislative issues and initiatives relating to the Chamber’s technology and infrastructure priorities.
“We are thrilled to welcome Allison to the Chamber,” Arizona Chamber President and CEO Glenn Hamer said. “She knows what it takes to create jobs, and she has earned an outstanding reputation among business leaders and government officials across the state. I know she is going to do great things for the Arizona Manufacturers Council and the Chamber and will be an effective voice at the state Capitol, before state agencies, and regulatory bodies.”
In her career, Gilbreath has been involved in the attraction of tens of thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in new capital investment to Arizona.
“I’m excited to get started,” Gilbreath said. “Arizona’s manufacturers represent some of the most innovative and creative leaders in the state’s business community. I am looking forward to advancing the AMC agenda and taking a leadership role advocating for tech and transportation infrastructure priorities.”
Gilbreath is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. She resides in Phoenix with her husband, Matt, and their two dogs, Stella and Tucker.
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The mission of the Arizona Manufacturers Council is to promote and enhance a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries that operate within Arizona.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to advancing Arizona’s competitive position in the global economy by advocating free-market policies that stimulate economic growth and prosperity for all Arizonans.