Business & The Environment: Conference • Expo

Business & The Environment is the region’s largest environmental conference and expo. As the “go-to” event for environmental professionals in the northwest, the conference provides you with the latest information and best practices in environmental protection & compliance, new technologies & services, sustainable business practices, and trending policy issues.

Business & The Environment focuses on industry-wide issues and is a collaborative endeavor presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology).

Business & The Environment convenes the environmental business community for two days of learning, connecting, and doing business. As a cross-sector conference, Business & The Environment covers the environmental industry spectrum, attracting business owners, executives, and environmental managers.

What You Will Learn

Whatever your industry, the two day, cross-sector conference gives you plenty of opportunities to learn the latest in:
  • Regulations, Permitting & Reporting
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Waste Management
  • The Business Side of Sustainability
  • Contaminated Property Cleanup
  • Communicating With Stakeholders
  • Hot Topic Conversations
  • Management Issues

Who You Will Meet

Business & The Environment attracts national and regional professionals to the conference, and the best in service and technology solutions providers at the Expo. You will find solutions, develop new business, and expand the professional relationships that you rely to get things done.
  • Business Owners & Executives
  • Environmental Managers
  • Operations & Facility Managers
  • EH&S Managers
  • Sustainability Practitioners
  • Government Representatives
  • Engineers, Consultants & Attorneys
  • Technology & Equipment Providers
  • Business Strategists

Meet the Planning Committee

Environmental leaders from the region work together to plan Business & The Environment. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the consulting, legal, regulatory, and regulated industries sectors. Interested in next year’s committee? Contact Gregg Mindt, NEBC Executive Director at
* Steering Committee Members set the vision and overall direction of Business & The Environment.
Melody AdamsSenior Environmental ManagerParametrix
Carrie AndrewsSenior Project ManagerJacobs
Myron BurrEnvironmental Engineering ManagerSiltronic Corporation
Lisa CoxToxic Reduction Analyst Oregon DEQ
Chuck EslerSenior AssociateFarallon
Brien FlanaganAttorneySchwabe Williamson & Wyatt
*Dave HarveyDirector of Environment, Health and SafetyGundersen
*Chris HunterAccount ManagerStericycle Environmental Solutions
*Jeff HunterPartnerPerkins Coie
Nicole LaFranchisePrincipal ScientistAnchor QEA
*Kim MarcusDistrict Manager, Principal, GeologistERM
*Steve McInnisGeneral ManagerCleanWay & River City
*Jeff MillerAttorneyMiller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
*John MurnaneEnvironmental Drilling Services ManagerHolocene
*Mike NesteroffAttorneyLane Powell PC
*Kieran O’DonnellOffice of Compliance and Enforcement ManagerOregon DEQ
Iloba OdumField Office DirectorWashington Dept. of Ecology
Traci ParkerSr. Environmental EngineerDaimler
Sean RagainSenior PrincipalGeosyntec Consultants
*Steve RasmussenBusiness Development Mgr.Holt Services
*Craig RileyRegional Business Line Leader, SustainabilityAECOM
*Celeste SchlegelSource Control InvestigatorClean Water Services
*Marco SerellEnvironmental Compliance SpecialistTektronix
*Jack SpadaroSenior Scientist and Project ManagerAmec Foster Wheeler
Scott StewartEnvironmental EngineerBlount
*Geoff TichenorAttorneyStoel Rives LLP
*Paul Van Der BoschVP Area ManagerCleanHarbors
Dee WilliamsPrincipalBeecher-Williams Environmental
*Heidi YantzPrincipal HydrogeologistPBS Engineering and Environmental, Inc.

Presented by

Northwest Environmental Business Council

NEBC is the regional trade association representing leading service and technology firms who are working to protect, restore, and sustain the natural and built environment. NEBC member companies and organizations cover a wide range of disciplines, providing solutions in the areas of Environmental Protection & Cleanup, Energy & Efficiency, Waste & Recycling, Water & Wastewater, Sustainable Development, and Cross-Sector Solutions.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon DEQ is the regulatory agency charged with protecting the quality of Oregon’s environment. DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water, and to work collaboratively with Oregonians for a healthy, sustainable environment.

Washington Department of Ecology

The Department of Ecology is Washington’s environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington.


Conference Coordinator

Northwest Environmental Business Council
620 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 708
Portland, OR 97204
FAX: 503-227-1007

Registration & Inquiries

Diane Thornton
Operations Manager
503-227-6361 x4

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Jeff Jordan
Program Manager
503-227-6361 x3


Gregg Mindt
Executive Director
503-227-6361 x1