Monday October 30th, 2:15 - 4:00 PM


State and Municipal recycling coordinators from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Tennessee will discuss their recycling programs, grant funding opportunities, sustainability practices, and unique opportunities for recycling projects in the southeast. This expert panel discussion will benefit EHS managers, municipal leaders, and others who are interested to learn more about recycling initiatives in their regions. Take this opportunity to network and build partnerships with recycling coordinators from all over the southeast.


Keyna Cory
Florida Recycling Partnership

Gavin Adams
Materials Management Section Chief
Alabama Department of Environmental Management

Jennifer Milner
State Recycling Coordinator
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Amber Greene
Recycling Coordinator
Tennessee Recycling Coalition

Bill Harkins, Jr.
Executive Director of Public Services
City of Mobile



Wednesday November 1st, 8:00 - 9:30 AM


Understanding the complex nexus between food, water, and energy is crucial to develop long-term economic development goals and resource security policies. Each of these sectors will be affected by future supply and demand stressors such as population growth, resource availability, natural disasters, and climate events. Impact in one of these areas has a direct impact on the other two through a variety of mechanisms. This panel will discuss the various stressors that impact the resources, some of the interrelationships and synergies, the role of various levels of government with these issues, the benefits and necessity of community engagement and action, and identify some market-based business solutions to some of the issues. The venue will provide a valuable networking opportunity with a diverse mix of stakeholders.


Bill Qualls
Executive Director
Responsible AG


Cameron Handyside
Research Engineer
Earth Systems Science Center
University of Alabama Huntsville

Puneet Srivastava, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Water Resources Center
Auburn University

Hassey Brooks
Federal Affairs
Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries                 

Jennifer Milner
Recycling and Solid Waste Reduction Program
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality


Wednesday, November 1st,  9:45 - 11:15

Navigating a Brownfields Redevelopment Project Panel


Leonard Diprima, Jr., P.G.
Associate Environmental Specialist
United Consulting – Norcross, GA

William McKercher
Groundwater Assessment & Remediation Division Mississippi Brownfields
Coordinator Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Trey Hess
Director, Brownfields & Economic Development PPM Consultants

Michael Mallen
Miller & Martin PLLC
Chattanooga, TN