Product Responsibility Summit 2017: End Buyer Panel

What keeps our customers up at night? What do our customers expect when sourcing promotional products? End buyers such as Joe Michael and Joan Lawrence, will share their perspectives during this moderated discussion. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

Joe Michael

End Buyer

Joe Michael is a Sr. Manager for The Walt Disney Company and a Cast Member of the International Labor Standards (ILS) group, a department responsible for fostering safe and inclusive workplaces wherever Disney products are made.

Joe and his team support the Company’s efforts to determine if working conditions in facilities manufacturing Disney-branded products are consistent with Disney's Code of Conduct for Manufacturers. In addition, his team administers the facility authorization process while providing education and guidance to internal Disney business units and associated licensees and vendors.

Prior to joining Disney, Joe served as a U.S. Marine and is a Gulf War veteran. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and an MBA from the University of Lavern.

Joan Lawrence

Senior Vice President

Joan Lawrence is senior vice president of standards and regulatory affairs for The Toy Association.  A 25-year veteran of The Toy Association, Lawrence's role includes managing the association's product safety programs—including leading efforts in the development of U.S. and international safety standards for toys, and industry and consumer safety education programs to ensure safe play. Lawrence is also chairperson of the Subcommittee on Toy Safety of ASTM International, which oversees the U.S. federal toy safety standard ASTM F963.  Lawrence lectures on toy safety to students in the baccalaureate Toy Design Program at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and has authored several articles on toy safety and standards.     


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Recorded 09/18/2017
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