Environmental Industry Summit XXI in 2023
March 22-24, 2023 at the Coronado Island Marriott
Coronado Island Marriott
2000 2nd St.
Coronado, CA 92118
Environmental Industry Summit XXI
Coronado Island Marriott in San Diego, CA: March 22-24, 2023
EBI’s mission with the Environmental Industry Summit is to bring together the community of senior executives in the environmental industry.
EBJ Business Achievement Awards, CCBJ Business Achievement Awards, and EBJ Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to attending recipients in 2023.
Book your group rate for Environmental Industry Summit
Hotel room availability may be limited. Coronado Marriott is across the bay in San Diego. Ferry from Broadway Pier in SD every 40 minutes in rush hours or 1 hour rest of the day.
Golf: 8-1pm (24 spots; email email@example.com)
Wednesday, March 22nd: 2pm-10pm; Session, Cocktail Hour, Awards Banquet at Hotel
Thursday, March 23rd: 8-6pm Sessions at Hotel; 6.30-8pm Drinks & Buffet Dinner at Peohe’s
Friday, March 24th: 8-11am; EBI Executive Council: Optional advocacy discussion: Hotel outdoor restaurant
Wednesday, March 22; Salon AB
2-4.30pm: State of the Industry presented in interactive format by Grant Ferrier & Andy Paterson
4.30-6pm: Executive Response Panel
6.00-7pm: Cocktail Hour in foyer; 7.30-9.30 pm: EBJ & CCBJ Awards Banquet
Thursday, March 23; Salon AB
8am-5pm: Panel Discussion & Presentations include:
EBJ & CCBJ Award Winners
IT, Technology & Digitalization: Infrastructure: Water, Energy, Transport & IIJA/IRA
PFAS & Emerging Contaminants
12-1pm: Lunch outside
ESG, Energy Transition & Climate Change Markets
M&A, PE and Investment Banker Roundtable
EBJ Lifetime Achievement Awards (times TBD)
6.30-8pm: Offsite reception at Peohe’s, 5-minute walk along the waterfront
Friday, March 24
8-11am: Optional small groups
EBI Executive Council: Environmental industry & climate change industry advocacy discussion
Environmental Industry Historical Society: Book & website project
Agenda EIS XXI: Coronado Island Marriott, Salon AB
2-4.00 pm: State of the Industry presented in interactive format by EBJ’s Grant Ferrier & Andy Paterson
Weds 4-6pm: State of the Industry Executive Response Panel
Jan Walstrom SVP, Global Environmental Market Director and Office of Global Climate Response & ESG, Jacobs
Beth Myers Graham, Chief Growth Officer, Environmental, TRC
Dennis Corbitt, Vice President, Eurofins Environment Testing America
Michael McKibben, Senior Vice President, WSP USA
Thursday 8-9.15am: EBJ & CCBJ Award Winners
Rio Franzman, Chief Operating Officer, KC Harvey Environmental
Paul Chinowsky, Director/Co-Founder of Resilient Analytics, Stanley Consultants
9.15-10.00 am: Infrastructure: IT, Technology & Digitalization
Frank Joanlanne, Digital Client Solutions Director, Verdantas
Dana Wagner, National Director, Due Diligence Practice, Terracon
10.30-11.45 am: PFAS & Emerging Contaminants
Sharon Minchak VP, Global Solutions & Technology Director, Remediation & Regeneration, Jacobs
Amy Wilson, Vice President, Business Unit Leader – Engineering, Construction, and Remediation, TRC
Paul Caprio, VP & Program Manager for Site Characterization and Remediation, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
Eliot Cooper, Vice President, Technology and Business Development, Cascade
Matthew Burns, VP, Technical Director of Environment, WSP USA
11.45 am: EBJ Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Gary M. DeJidas, Chairman & CEO, GAI Consultants Inc.
Earth Science Pioneer Award: Eliot Cooper, Cascade Environmental
1.15-2.30 pm: ESG, Sustainability& Climate Change Market Drivers
David L. Elam, Vice President and Project Director, TRC
Ryan Liebe, President, Triton Environmental Consultants
Sue Bruning, VP Client Experience & Sustainability, Cascade
Lori Cathcart, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Terracon
2.30-4.45 pm: M&A and Investment Roundtables
M&A Case Studies: Insights from Sellers and Buyers
Moderator: Dan Spiers, Partner, 2020 Environmental Group
Panelists: Geraldine Aron, owner of Paleo Solutions now Stantec
Jason Harris, CEO of Triton Environmental, now partnered with Copley Equity Partners
Loren Witkin, CEO of Citadel EHS
Elliott Bouillion, Chairman and Founder, RES
M&A– Insights from Private Equity and M&A Advisors
Moderator: Al Spiers, CEO and Managing Partner, 2020 Environmental Group
Panelists: Leon Vayntraub, Director Raymond James & Associates
Jessica Barclay Managing Partner, EFCG
Jordan Mendel, Senior Vice President, Houlihan Lokey
4.45 pm: EBJ Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Arthur N. Mabbett, Chairman & CEO, Mabbett & Associates, Inc.
6.30-8pm: Offsite Cocktails & Buffet at Peohe’s, 5-minute walk along the waterfront
Friday, March 24; Breakfast on the veranda at the Marriott
8-11am: Optional groups: Environmental & climate change industry advocacy; Environmental Industry Historical Society: Book & website project
Lunch: Taco shop adventure & more golf; Saturday desert excursion
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in fiscal 2018 revenue and a talent force of more than 80,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. Learn more at www.jacobs.com.
Eurofins Environment Testing (EET) works continually to deliver advanced technical expertise and analytical services to clients from our laboratories and service centers across the US. As your global leader in environmental testing, we pride ourselves in three main areas of differentiation: Technology, Service, and Geography. Through our sustained investment in people, technology, instrumentation, and infrastructure, Eurofins Environment Testing laboratories are positioned to support clients easily in both the public and private sectors. Whether it is the Department of Industry, Energy, or Defense, or the consulting and engineering firms that support them, Eurofins Environment Testing has unique and innovative solutions to address the most challenging opportunities.
Raymond James Financial
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. Raymond James offers one of the most highly regarded advisory and equity offering practices. Since 2017, we have completed more than 1,100 M&A and other strategic advisory assignments, including approximately 950 M&A advisory assignments, and participated in raising over $300 billion in capital for our corporate clients. Public since 1983, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com and https://www.raymondjames.com/
Alliance Technical Group
Alliance Technical Group, headquartered in Decatur, AL, was founded in 2000. Alliance has an exceptional combination of organic and acquisition growth, strategically enhancing our platform by building new and existing regions and a vigorous range of environmental compliance services.
Alliance is a strategic and trusted partner providing premier technical solutions that support the full spectrum of our customers’ environmental needs. Alliance addresses our customers’ needs across multiple service lines ? Stack Testing, Leak Detection & Repair, Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems, Mechanical Field Services, Analytical & Laboratory Services, Ambient Air Monitoring, Software and Technology and Environmental Consulting while providing innovative technological solutions that reduce risk and help ensure compliance. For more information, please visit www.alliancetg.com
Clairvest’s mission is to partner with entrepreneurs to help them build strategically significant businesses. Founded in 1987 by a group of successful entrepreneurs, Clairvest is a top performing private equity management firm with over CAD $2.6 billion of capital under management. As a publicly listed company (TSX: CVG), Clairvest invests its own capital and that of third parties through the Clairvest Equity Partners limited partnerships in owner-led businesses. Under the current management team, Clairvest has initiated investments in 57 different platform companies and generated top quartile performance over an extended period. Learn more at https://www.clairvest.com/.
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia?Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past seven consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.
Cascade Environmental is a field services contractor that partners with their clients to provide seamless environmental and geotechnical solutions from concept to completion. Cascade provides the industry’s most comprehensive in-house suite of field services to support geotechnical and environmental drilling, site characterization, and environmental remediation projects no matter how routine or complex. They offer the full range of drilling technologies with a versatile fleet including limited access and specialty equipment. Field services include high resolution site characterization, injection and thermal remediation services, and turnkey waste management. With 40+ offices across the US, their experts and resources are available to help fulfill your project needs. Learn more at www.cascade-env.com.
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering, environment, and professional services firms. Recognized on Fast Company’s Brands that Matter List for 2022 as a top Community-Minded Business, WSP USA brings together engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors, and construction management professionals who are dedicated to collaborate in the best interests of serving local communities. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water, and environment markets. With more than 15,500 employees in 300 offices across the U.S., WSP partners with its clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com.
TRC is a leader in delivering professional services for public, private and government clients. We take an integrated approach to your problem, harnessing unparalleled environmental, consultative, engineering and applied technology experience.
EA Engineering, Science and Technology. Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)-owned public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of public and private sector clients. In business for more than 46 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. Learn more at www.eaest.com.
Van Oppen & Co. 2 (VOCO2)
Founded in 2008, Van Oppen & Co. 2 (VOCO2) provides business insurance solutions for Environmental and Architectural & Engineering firms. With offices in the U.S. and Canada, VOCO2 aims to provide our insured client base with proactive risk control services including rigorous contract review, claims handling and mitigation when needed. We specialize in reducing exposures and controlling costs while delivering a superior level of service to our customers. Our deep understanding of the industry gives us an advantage over generalist insurance brokers while procuring the most appropriate insurance solutions for our clients. Learn more at https://www.vanoppenco2.
2020 Environmental Group
2020 Environmental Group brings together a new perspective in strategic management and M&A advising aimed at helping environmental businesses open new paths to success — whether expanding into new markets, planning for ownership transition, or managing M&A sell- and buy-side transactions. Celebrating its 12th year, with offices in San Francisco and Seattle, 2020’s partners have been retained by more than 100 small, mid-size and global consulting and engineering firms across the U.S., Canada, UK, Europe, China and Australia, and served as advisors on over 45 M&A engagements. See more at http://www.2020env.com.
Terracon Consultants Inc.
Since our founding in 1965, Terracon has grown and evolved to become a thriving, employee-owned, multidiscipline engineering consulting firm. Our more than 5,000 curious minds include engineers, scientists, architects, facilities experts, and field professionals focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. On-time and real-time data driven insights, provided by our talented employee owners, create an unmatched client experience that spans the lifecycle of any project from earth-to-sky. Explore with us by visiting https://www.terracon.com.
TRANSEARCH is a global executive search firm that has recruited in the environmental consulting industry for 25 years with significant C-suite and Board Level searches. TRANSEARCH has a unique value proposition for getting the right candidates in front of you from the beginning, to achieve the most thorough, effective, and efficient executive search. https://www.transearchusa.com
2020 Environmental Group, Harris Williams & Co, 3E Company, 7 Mile Advisors LLC, A-Tech Consulting, Abscope Environmental, Inc., AECOM, Aerotek, ALL4 LLC, Alta Environmental, Aquatic Informatics Inc., Aquilogic, Atkins Nuclear Secured Holdings Corporation, Aurora Capital, AXYS Technologies, Bank of Montreal, BC2 Environmental, Blymyer Engineers, Brendle Group, Brooks Applied Labs, Brown and Caldwell, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, BSI Services and Solutions, Cadiz, California American Water, Carollo Engineers, Cascade, CHANGE, LLC, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc, Cleantech San Diego, Columbia Technologies, Cowen and Company, DDC Business Resource Intelligence Center, LLC, DDC Construction Services, LLC, Dixon Marine Services Inc., E2 ManageTech, Inc., EA Engineering Science & Technology, EarthCon Consultants, Inc., EarthSoft, ECORP Consulting, Inc., EDR Insight, EMPSi, EMSL Analytical, Inc. / LA Testing, EN Rx, Inc., EnSafe, Environment Analyst Ltd., Environmental Business Council of New England, Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc., Environmental Science Associates (ESA), EnviroVantage, ESC Lab Sciences , Eurofins Calscience, Farallon Consulting, FMI Corporation, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Four Twenty Seven, Inc., GBR Smith Group, GBR Smith Group, LLC, Great Ecology, Great Lakes Environmental & Infrastructure, Greenment Environmental Technology Co., Ltd, Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc., Hallmark Group, Hanson Bridgett, LLP, Hatch Ltd., HDR, HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc., Hepure Technologies, IMPAQ International, ICF, Inter-Fluve, Inc., IO Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc., Ivey International Inc. , JACOBS, JHA Environmental, Inc., JLT Specialty, JMH Capital, Kiawah Consulting Group, Kiawah Consulting Group, LLC, Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, Korea Environment Corporation, L.E.K. Consulting, Laboratory Data Consultants. Inc. , Lafargeholcim, Leighton Consulting, Inc., Lincoln International, Locus Technologies, Louis Berger, Mabbett & Associates Inc., Marine Taxonomic Services, Ltd., Marstel-Day, LLC, Mead & Hunt Inc., Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. , Murraysmith, Nautilus Environmental, Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc., NextGen Today, North Wind Group, NV5 Global, Inc., O’Brien & Gere, Oberman Associates, Inc., Oceanites, Pace Analytical Services, PBS Engineering and Environmental, Inc, Pinyon Environmental, Inc., Psomas, Raytheon, RECON, RES, Reterro, RETTEW Associates, Inc., Rincon Consultants, RMC/Woodard & Curran, ROG Partners, Runkel Enterprises, S.E.H., S2 Management Solutions, Sandberg Consultants, SC&A, Inc., SDG&E, Sentry EHS / St.Germain Collins, Serve to Lead Group, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, SHN, Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., SOIL-THERM EQUIPMENT, INC., Stantec, Stell, SumCo Eco-Contracting, Sundance Consulting, Inc., SWCA Environmental Consultants; TechKnowledgey SG, Terra Nova Solutions, Terracon Consultants, Inc., Terradex, Inc., TerranearPMC, The Atlas Marketplace, Co., The Cadmus Group, TRC, Trihydro Corporation, Trinity Consultants, Uhler & Co, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, University of California, San Diego, Verdant Web Technologies, Vista Analytical Laboratory, W&M Environmental Group, LLC, Water Planet, West Yost Associates, Willis Towers Watson, Woodard & Curran, XL Catlin, Zephyr Environmental Corporation, Zurich, Zurich Construction, Zurich North America