Biographical Sketches of the Speakers
JOHN H. BRIDGES III is an Area Environmental Compliance Coordinator for Capital Metro Operations of the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Bridges has over 23 years of environmental and safety management experience with the Department of Defense and private industry. He is responsible for coordinating and harmonizing environmental aspects relating to postal operations within the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. He is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 207 for ISO 14001 and participates on the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
JOSEPH CASCIO is Vice President of Environmental Management Systems of the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that fosters innovation by uniting the environment, technology, and enterprise for sustainable practices throughout the world. Mr. Cascio is also the Chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for Technical Committee 207.
Mr. Cascio has been the lead U.S. delegate to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on the ISO 14000 environmental management standards since 1991. He previously served as the Chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the Strategic Advisory Group on the Environment (SAGE), the precursor of ISO Technical Committee 207 (TC 207) When SAGE was superseded by TC 207, Mr. Cascio was again elected chairman of the new U.S. Technical Advisory, Group to TC 207, the position he holds today. He is recognized in the United States and throughout the world as an expert on environmental management and as the key architect and strategist in formulating the U.S. posture on ISO 14000.
Mr. Cascio coauthored ISO 14000 Guide published by McGraw-Hill and edited The ISO 14000 Handbook published by CEEM Information Services. He has authored over 24 articles and papers on environmental management, delivered over 300 speeches and presentations, and testified before congressional subcommittees on the subject.
COLONEL RICHARD B. DRAWBAUGH is Deputy for Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Technology, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C. As deputy, he serves as the lead for developing the technology investment strategy, environment, health and safety management systems, and international affairs. The office is responsible
for overseeing worldwide Air Force environment, occupational safety and health, fire prevention and protection, air base performance and operability, and interagency and intergovernmental coordination matters. He also has extensive involvement in a wide range of operational matters such as weapons system maintenance and design.
Colonel Drawbaugh was commissioned in the Air Force upon graduation from the University of Pittsburgh and has served on active duty for 20 years. He served as Chief Toxicologist in the Epidemiology Division of the School of Aerospace Medicine and later as the first toxicologist in the USAF Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory. From 1983 until 1986, he was both the Director of Aerospace Sciences at the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (London, UK) and Visiting Scientist to the Chemical Defence Establishment, Ministry of Defence, Porton Down, Wilshire, UK. He then returned to the United States and became Chief of Toxicology Branch, Toxic Hazards Division, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
From 1988 to 1989, he was the director of Crew Systems Integration at the Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, where he began to incorporate environment, safety, and occupational health considerations into weapons system design. He followed this assignment to become the Director of Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) at the Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas. In August 1995, Colonel Drawbaugh left San Antonio, Texas, to assume his current position in the Air Force Secretariat.
STEPHEN EVANOFF is Manager, External Affairs, with Lockheed Martin Corporate Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH) in Denver, Colorado. His primary responsibilities include developing ESH initiatives with customers, regulators, and industry associations. He is the corporation's overall coordinator for ESH issue advocacy and for technology transfer. Mr. Evanoff also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the International Cooperative for Environmental Leadership (ICEL) and represents Lockheed Martin on other international organizations and EPA committees, including the ISO 14000 US TAG, ANSI-RAB ISO 14001 EMS Council, and the EPA Subcommittee on Clean Air, Energy Conservation, and Climate Change.
His prior assignments include Manager of the Lockheed Corporate Environment, Safety and Health Program in Las Vegas, Nevada; Manager of the Environmental Resources Department at Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems in Fort Worth, Texas; and Project Engineer in the Tactical Aircraft Systems Engineering Department, where he developed pollution prevention technologies for the F-16 Program. Mr. Evanoff served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and received the Air Force Commendation Medal. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in chemical engineering and is a distinguished graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Air Force ROTC Program. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and a Registered Environmental Manager.
Mr. Evanoff has authored or coauthored 28 environmental papers and book chapters and holds one patent. He received the EPA Stratospheric Protection Award in 1992 and the EPA Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Protection Award in 1997.
DR. MARY C. McKIEL is the Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Standards Network. As Director, she coordinates agency use of nongovernment standards and manages EPA's participation in the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the development of ISO environmental management standards. She is also the Vice Chair, U.S. Technical Advisory, Group to ISO Technical Committee 207 for Environmental Management Standards, and Vice Chair of the U.S. National Accreditation Program for ISO 14000.
In 1993, Dr. McKiel joined EPA in the Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances. She was appointed to develop and manage the EPA's first cross-office program for voluntary standards.
From 1982 to 1993, Dr. McKiel served in the Federal Supply Service of the General Services Administration (GSA) as Chief of Engineering and Standards Policy, Director of Quality Standards. and First Director of the GSA Environmental Planning Program. She instituted and managed quality control and assurance programs for GSA. She also developed and implemented a federal program on acquisition of recycled and recyclable products, and developed and published GSA's first "green" catalog.
Dr. McKiel began her federal career in 1976, as an analytical chemist at the National Archives and Records Service (now an Independent Administration), where she developed chemical methods for restoring and preserving textual and nontextual materials. As a member of the U.S. Group to ISO Technical Committee (6) on Paper, she participated in developing standards for archival quality paper. Her education includes advanced degrees in Chemistry, Physics, and English.
DR. ROBERT D. STEPHENS is the Deputy Director for Science, Pollution Prevention, and Technology Program in the Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency. In this capacity, Dr. Stephens is responsible for all scientific, engineering, and technology programs in the Department. Prior to this assignment, he was chief of the Hazardous Materials Laboratory (HML), in the Department of Toxic Substances Control. In this capacity, Dr. Stephens administered, organized, and directed the activities of HML in support of California's environmental programs. In addition, Dr. Stephens conducts research and has published over 50 papers in several areas of environmental chemistry.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Stephens has been active in the area of the relationship between environmental science and environmental policy. Dr.
Stephens is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) representing the California EPA, and he is active in several of the U.S. TAG subcommittees and working groups. Dr. Stephens chairs the California EPA task force responsible for developing the policies and programs on how the ISO 14000 standards relate to regulatory and other public policies. He has been active in the promotion of interstate cooperation in the development of ISO 14000-based public policies.
For the past three years, Dr. Stephens has been involved with the effort to develop a national environmental laboratory accreditation program and served as the first Chair of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference.
Dr. Stephens holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California. He has been with the State of California since 1974. Prior to joining the State, he held positions in academia and industrial research.
LARRY STIRLING has been a Senior Environmental Protection Specialist with the Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), since 1988. He is a leader of the environmental management systems team and a member of TC 207, ANSI-RAB EMS Council, and Co-chair of the Federal Interagency Work Group on Environmental Management Systems. Mr. Stirling was responsible for revising the DOE environmental protection directive and worked on contract reform and directives streamlining.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Stirling was an Environmental Protection Specialist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1980 to 1988. He also has worked as an environmental planner/policy analyst with regional and local governments in New York State and New Hampshire. Mr Stirling holds a B.S. from the State University of New York in Albany and an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
NORMAN A. VARNEY, JR., is Associate General Counsel — Environment, Safety, and Health for Lockheed Martin Corporation's Electronics Sector. Mr. Varney's legal counsel and representation includes advice on developing, coordinating, and facilitating the environmental, safety, and health initiatives of Lockheed Martin Electronics. Mr. Varney was named to his present position following the merger of Lockheed Martin Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation in March 1995. He had been Counsel — Environment, Health, and Safety with Martin Marietta since April 1993.
Mr. Varney began his career with Citicorp counseling on international matters. He joined General Electric (GE) Company in 1979, where he progressed through a variety of increasingly responsible positions focused primarily on environmental and international law. In 1987, he joined General Electric Aerospace with responsibility for internal investigations and external
representation regarding government procurement and business practice concerns.
Mr. Varney returned to environmental work in 1990, when he was appointed general counsel of GE's air pollution control systems business. In 1992, he rejoined GE Aerospace to handle environmental, safety, and health issues associated with business restructurings, including the disposition of GE Aerospace to Martin Marietta the following year.
Mr. Varney received his bachelor's degree (magna cum laude) from Duke University, and his law degree from the University of Connecticut.
SARAH E. WALSH has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1991. She has served as a manager in EPA's stationary-source air compliance program and is a project manager for the Federal Facilities Enforcement Office in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Before joining EPA, Ms. Walsh worked as the supervisor for air quality enforcement for the State of Minnesota's Pollution Control Agency, and as a marine inspector, pollution and casualty investigator for the U.S. Coast Guard's marine environmental protection program. Ms. Walsh retired from the Coast Guard Reserves in 1995 with the rank of Commander (O–5); she had 22 years of service including 13 years Active Duty.
Ms. Walsh recently served on a one-year assignment to the Assistant Secretary of the Army's Occupational, Safety, and Environmental Health Office at the Pentagon. She was detailed to different locations to assist with special projects — preparing an Environmental Assessment for Fort Belvoir's marina development; developing a pilot study for Environmental Management Systems/ISO 14001 at the Army's Environmental Policy Institute; advising the Army about its vessels and military watercraft to conform with the Uniform National Discharge Standards; evaluating management plans and staffing requirements for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Office of Safety and Occupational Health.
Ms. Walsh has a B.S. from Towson University and Masters' degrees from Pepperdine University and the University of New Orleans in management and program evaluation.