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Product Responsibility Summit

The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit (PRS) event recordings focus on the most pressing product safety issues, as well as business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with the various aspects of compliance.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will answer questions such as where your company's waste actually end up, what to do about packaging waste and outline options for end-of-life solutions.

    This session will answer questions such as where your company's waste actually end up, what to do about packaging waste and outline options for end-of-life solutions.         

    Ashlee Baker (Moderator)

    Principal and Waste Diversion Specialist

    Waste Not Consulting

    Ashlee Baker is a principal and waste diversion specialist at Waste Not Consulting. She brings over ten years of experience in waste diversion for commercial properties. She has a background in working with commercial, retail, and residential properties to develop, implement, and manage sustainable waste and recycling programs that are both environmentally friendly and financially responsible. With a passion for diverting waste from landfills, Ashlee has created and implemented over 150 waste stream management programs with an emphasis on diversion and has completed over 16M square feet of LEED compliant waste audits. She strives to encourage greater consciousness of our individual environmental footprints through education, outreach, and best practices. Ashlee holds a master of science degree in environmental studies from California State University, Fullerton and a B.A. in communications studies from Florida State University. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will go over the science around: Packaging Materials, Biobased, Circularity, End-of-Life: Biodegradable, Compostable, Recycling Microplastics - plastic waste, and will review what all of these terms mean.

    This session will go over the science around: Packaging Materials, Biobased, Circularity, End-of-Life: Biodegradable, Compostable, Recycling Microplastics - plastic waste, and will review what all of these terms mean.

    Ramani Nayaran (Moderator)

    University Distinguished Professor

    Michigan State University

    Ramani Narayan is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He is an internationally acclaimed thought leader and expert in bioplastics, focusing on the manufacture of biobased and compostable plastics. His research encompasses design and manufacture of biofiber composites for auto and industrial applications. He is involved with measurements and reporting of biobased carbon and environmental footprint using LCA tools.  He received an M.S. degree in organic chemistry and a Ph.D. in polymer science and engineering from Bombay University in India. He is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM).He serves as the scientific chair of the Biodegradable Products Institute, North America as well as on the board of ASTM International and was founding chair of the committee on environmentally degradable plastics and biobased products. He received the ASTM Award of Merit, the highest award given by the society to an individual member and was the first recipient of the William N. Findley Award from ASTM for significant contributions to the application of new technologies. His other honors include the James Hammer Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, State of Michigan – Governor’s University Award for Commercialization Excellence, and Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s award. His awards from MSU include a University Distinguished Faculty Award and a Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award. He received the Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship Chair in Science and Technology Management and Commercialization (University of Lisbon, Portugal).

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will review the various state regulations that will affect your compliance strategy.

    This session will review the various state regulations that will affect your compliance strategy.

    Karolyn Helda (Moderator)

    Managing Director

    QIMA

    Karolyn Helda is the managing director of QIMA’s Laboratory in Buffalo, New York. She has  worked in the consumer products safety, compliance and quality assurance industry for over 30 years. Her knowledge and direct experience span the categories of promotional products, toys and children’s products, softlines, general merchandise as well as consumable consumer goods such as food, over‐the‐counter drugs, health and beauty care items. Prior to assuming responsibility for the QIMA Buffalo lab operations, Karolyn held various roles at independent consumer products testing laboratories including laboratory and client services management, business development, global compliance program development and management, as well as technical consulting, training and protocol development.                       

    Tom Lewandowski (Moderator)

    Principal Scientist

    Gradient, LLC

    Tom Lewandowski is a principal scientist at Gradient in Seattle, Washington. Tom has over 20 years of experience in the areas of product safety evaluation, pharmacokinetics, metals toxicology, and developmental toxicology. He is currently involved in leading Gradient's efforts in the emerging area of green chemistry. Tom is also an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health where he lectures on toxicology and risk assessment. In 2012-2013, he served as chair of the Society of Toxicology’s Education Committee, which works to increase science literacy and public knowledge of toxicology. He is board certified in toxicology in the U.S. and in Europe.                                  

    Chelsea Murtha (Moderator)

    Sustainability and Trade Policy Professional

    American Apparel and Footwear Association

    Chelsea Murtha serves as the advocate and spokesperson on matters of sustainability and product safety for the American Apparel and Footwear Association. She engages with Congress, the Executive Branch, independent agencies, as well as state and local legislatures and agencies and foreign governments on sustainability, product safety, and chemical management issues important to the industry. Chelsea is also the staff liaison to AAFA’s Environmental Committee and Product Safety Council.    Chelsea joined AAFA from a Washington, D.C. government affairs firm where she lead advocacy efforts for clients, including several trade associations and apparel and footwear importers, on policy developments related to environmental, social, and governance issues in global supply chains. She has also worked for the U.S. Fashion Industry Association, and a Washington, D.C. international trade policy consultancy firm. Chelsea earned a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts from the George Washington University. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will demonstrate the importance of validating any sustainability-related claims companies make about their products or processes, as well as properly categorizing products with sustainable claims.

    This session will demonstrate the importance of validating any sustainability-related claims companies make about their products or processes, as well as properly categorizing products with sustainable claims.

    David Callet (Moderator)

    Principal

    Callet Law

    David Callet is a principal at Callet Law where he provides comprehensive client representation on all aspects of consumer product safety compliance. He guides clients on how to create and implement product safety compliance programs that reduce product recalls, limit products liability litigation and help protect their valuable brands from adverse publicity associated with non-compliance with product safety requirements. He regularly represents clients I matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. David is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the George Washington University Law School.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    Beginning your sustainability journey? Confused by the alphabet soup of terms? This interactive session will address key and emerging sustainability terms and definitions.

    Beginning your sustainability journey? Confused by the alphabet soup of terms? This interactive session will address key and emerging sustainability terms and definitions.

    Natalie Sheffey (Moderator)

    Business Sustainability Manager

    Hit Promotional Products

    Natalie Sheffey is the business sustainability manager for Hit Promotional Products, based in Tampa Bay, Florida. She has experience writing for the Green Business Bureau, a sustainability certification company, and has recently served as a consultant within the promotional product industry. Natalie is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she received a master’s degree in global sustainability with a concentration in sustainable business. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will answer questions relating to conducting a comprehensive risk analysis when evaluating a new country for possible sourcing solutions.

    This session will answer questions relating to conducting a comprehensive risk analysis when evaluating a new country for possible sourcing solutions.

    Kelli Hoggle (Moderator)

    Network Representative, US and Canada

    Amfori

    Kelli Hoggle is the network representative, USA & Canada for the European business association, amfori – Trade with Purpose. amfori represents over 2,500 member companies from various sectors and 40,00+ factories and farms. Through amfori, member companies improve social and environmental performance throughout their value chains by participating in amfori BSCI and BEPI. Kelli has been with amfori for 6 years and has grown the North American network from under 10 members to now over 150, including the world’s largest retailers.Previously, Kelli worked at WRAP as the senior compliance manager. She has 10 years experience working with companies to improve working conditions in their supply chains. Operating in various sectors, Kelli has partnered closely with consumer goods companies, factories, farms, governmental organizations, and service providers with a mission to promote worker wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Kelli resides in Seattle, WA.                                         

    Nathan Cotter (Moderator)

    Vice President of Supply Chain

    Hit Promotional Products, Inc.

    Nathan Cotter is the vice president of supply chain at Hit Promotional Products, Inc., ranked among the top 5 promotional product suppliers in the nation.  The supply chain division at Hit includes teams that manage purchasing, logistics, custom orders, quality, product safety and compliance, and ethical sourcing throughout a diverse supply chain.  Nathan holds a BA from Monmouth College and is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group.  

    Jennifer Winter (Moderator)

    Key Account Manager

    ELEVATE

    Over the last twelve years, Jennifer Winter has helped companies build more effective responsible sourcing programs. Jennifer is a key account manager who provides consultative support for both new and established clients. Jennifer also leads customer onboarding for complex client programs that may have multiple touch points within ELEVATE or have complex monitoring requirements. Prior to this role, Jennifer was the regional manager for the US and Canada at ELEVATE, where she recruited, trained, and mentored the team that successfully delivered thousands of high quality and impactful social and environmental assessments. Prior to joining ELEVATE, Jennifer was the founder and managing director of a US based responsible sourcing, auditing and consulting company that operated across North America. She also spent 8 years in the US Armed Forces as human resources specialist/headquarters detachment administrator. Jennifer has two master’s degrees from the London School of Economics as well as a bachelor’s degree from University Massachusetts-Amherst, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is currently settled in Sacramento, California but is a Massachusetts native and lived as nomad for many years in various other cities, notably Athens, London, Shanghai, New York City, and Kansas City. In her free time, she focuses on her family and practices yoga.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will examine the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022.

    This session will examine the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022.

    Maurice Norris (Moderator)

    Public Affairs Manager

    PPAI

    Maurice Norris is the public affairs manager for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Currently, Maurice manages the government relations and product responsibility programs at PPAI. In these roles, he monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will delve into U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), and expound on what it means when CBP issues a Withhold Release Order (WRO).

    This session will delve into U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), and expound on what it means when CBP issues a Withhold Release Order (WRO).       

    Bryant Van Buskirk (Moderator)

    Field Director

    Customs and Border Protection

    Bryant Van Buskirk currently serves as the field director of the Los Angeles CTPAT office. He is responsible for oversight and administration of all activities relative to the Los Angeles CTPAT area of operations, which encompasses Baja and Central Mexico, British Colombia, Canada, the majority of Pacific-Asia region countries and a diverse area of domestic locations, primarily within the western United States. His duties also include management and maintenance of the Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) between United States Customs and Border Protection and the countries of South Korea and New Zealand. In these capacities, he works directly with members of the trade (importers, exporters, foreign manufacturers, carriers, brokers, consolidators, port/terminal operators) towards improving international supply chain security, compliance with the 2006 Safe Port Act and overall furtherance of Customs & Border Protection’s Anti-Terrorism Goals. Bryant joined the former U.S.Customs Service (now Customs & Border Protection) as an inspector at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in 1992. Bryant has been with the CTPAT program since 2005. Prior to this assignment, he served as a chief customs and border protection officer, assigned to oversee enforcement and cargo processing activities relative to anti-terrorism and contraband enforcement within the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport area of operations.Bryant is a recipient of the Certificate of Merit, Secretary General, World Customs Organization for exceptional service to the international customs community (2018), Commissioner of Customs Award of Valor, National Partnership for Reinventing Government Award, Co-recipient of National Review Board’s Hammer Award, Commissioner of Customs Strategic Problem Solving Award and Commissioner of Customs Award for Innovation.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will explain what PFAS chemicals are, demonstrate how prevalent they are in our industry's products, and provide actionable solutions for the variety of federal and state activities addressing PFAS concerns.

    This session will explain what PFAS chemicals are, demonstrate how prevalent they are in our industry's products, and provide actionable solutions for the variety of federal and state activities addressing PFAS concerns.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+ (Moderator)

    President

    Product Safety Advisors

    Rick Brenner is president of Product Safety Advisors, a consulting and outsourced compliance firm advising clients in all facets of consumer product safety. Prior to founding Product Safety Advisors, Rick was CEO and chief compliance officer of Prime Resources, a $100 million consumer products importer in Bridgeport, CT. Rick is considered a foremost expert on best practices for design and manufacture of safe and compliant consumer products.  He has served as a resource to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on these matters and was a featured speaker for the Commission at the Fourth North American Consumer Product Safety Summit. In other product safety roles, Rick is past president and executive board member of ICPHSO – the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO.org). In 2008, Rick co-founded the non-profit product safety certification organization QCA, the Quality Certification Alliance (qcalliance.org).  In 2015, after serving three years on its board, Brenner was elected chair of PPAI. He is a founder of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and has co-chaired PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit each year since its inception in 2011.                                   

    Travis Norton (Moderator)

    Director of Global Technical Services

    Bureau Veritas

     Travis Norton has been with BV for more than 20 years. As the director of global technical services in the Americas region, he leads and manages a technical consultation team. He is an ASTM member, participating on technical committees for textiles and consumer products. Previously, he was the director of global technical services for Europe, Middle East and Africa based in the UK. Prior to that, Travis has worked in global project management, engineering and technical services in Hong Kong. He has also worked in laboratory operations in Hong Kong, China and Buffalo, NY. Before joining BV, he worked in consumer products manufacturing, for a private brand supplier as a research and development chemist and as a factory QA/QC laboratory supervisor. 

    Chase Dressman (Moderator)

    Attorney

    Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP

    Chase Dressman is a leader of Taft's Cincinnati Environmental Group.  He frequently creates, manages, and negotiates portfolios of regulatory and commercial contracts for national and international companies, with an emphasis on prompt turnaround times and business-oriented solutions. A significant portion of Chase’s practice involves representing companies in the pesticide industry, including manufacturers and distributors of agricultural, conventional, and anti-microbial pesticide products. Chase is an alumnus of Leadership Northern Kentucky (Class of 2013) and Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (Class 21). He frequently writes and presents on significant environmental matters and issues. He currently serves as the general counsel for the Greater Cincinnati Hazmat Unit, where he provides legal counsel to local fire, emergency, and other first responders. Chase received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, with honors, from Xavier University and earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal, Moot Court, and was selected to and competed on the National Moot Court team. Chase is a life-long resident of the Greater Cincinnati area, where he lives with his wife and children.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    After review by the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group and approval by the PPAI Board of Directors, PPAI recently updated its Code of Conduct. PPAI General Counsel Cory Halliburton will outline the changes and clarify what they mean for industry companies.

    After review by the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group and approval by the PPAI Board of Directors, PPAI recently updated its Code of Conduct. PPAI General Counsel Cory Halliburton will outline the changes and clarify what they mean for industry companies.

    Cory Halliburton

    Attorney

    Freeman Law

    Cory Halliburton is an attorney with the law firm of Freeman Law, PLLC, a tax, white collar, and litigation law firm based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and with clients throughout the world. He has served as General Counsel for PPAI for 3,059 days (since May 27, 2014). He serves as outside general counsel for other international trade associations, public charities, multi-state engineering firms, and others. Cory and his wife of 22 years, Dr. Jamie Halliburton, a principal in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, have three children, a large dog named Bear, and two unnamed Red Sex Links chickens that refuse to lay eggs.

     

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