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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

2014 Program

Program (PDF) now available to download.

2014 CEU Credit Form (PDF) now available to download.


  • 11:00am – 7:30pm
    Attendee Registration
  • 7:00 – 11:00am
    Exhibit Set-Up
  • 9:00 - 11:00am
    Virginia's Natural Heritage Data Explorer (NHDE) Computer Lab Training Session (Limited Availability)

  • 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Awards Luncheon (Extra Registration)
    Sponsored by Dominion Resources, Inc.
    Remarks by the Honorable Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
  • 1:30 – 3:00pm
    Opening Session
    Welcoming Remarks by General J. H. Binford Peay III, U.S. Army (ret.), Superintendent, Virginia Military Institute  
    The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
    The Honorable Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
  • 3:15 – 4:45pm
    Breakout Session A  

  • 5:00 – 7:00pm
    Kick-Off Reception
    Sponsored by Woods Rogers PLC, Norfolk Southern and The Keith Campbell Foundation  
  • 6:30 - 8:00pm
    Five Star Reception (Special Invitation)
    Sponsored by Woods Rogers PLC, Norfolk Southern and The Keith Campbell Foundation 
    Remarks by the Honorable Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
  • 7:30am – 5:30pm
    Exhibit Hall Open
  • 8:00 – 9:15am
    Breakout Session B
  • 9:30 – 10:00am
    Coffee/Networking in Exhibit Hall
  • 10:15 – 11:15am
    Plenary Session II
    Janet Ranganathan, Vice President for Science and Research, World Resources Institute
    Creating a Sustainable Food Future  
  • 11:30am – 12:45pm
    Breakout Session C
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Buffet Lunch
    Sponsored by AECOM, the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability - Virginia Tech, Merck,
    Troutman Sanders 
  • 12:50 – 2:00pm
    Breakout Session D
  • 2:15 – 3:30pm
    Breakout Session E
  • 3:45 – 4:30pm
    Networking in Exhibit Hall
  • 6:00 – 8:15pm
    25th Anniversary Environment Virginia Gala (Extra Registration)
    Sponsored by Appalachian Power Company
    Includes a wine tasting of local Virginia wines and a performance by members of the VMI Glee Club
    Remarks by the Honorable William J. Howell, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
    A Strong Economy, A Healthy Environment: Not Mutually Exclusive Goals
  • 7:00 – 8:00am
    5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
    Water and snacks generously provided by Aramark.

  • 7:30am – 1:00pm
    Exhibit Hall Open
  • 7:30 – 8:15am
  • 8:30 – 9:15am
    Plenary Session III
    Thomas F. Farrell II, Chairman, President, and CEO of Dominion Resources
    Leadership In A Changing World: America’s New Energy Opportunity
  • 9:20 – 10:00am 
    Plenary Panel Session IV: Priorities for the Next Four Years
    Mr. Evan Feinman, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources
    Panelist: David Paylor, Director, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
    Panelist: Clyde Cristman, Director, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
    Panelist: John Bull, Commissioner, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

  • 10:15 - 11:30am
    Breakout Session F
  • 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Buffet Lunch
Tuesday, 8 April
NHDE Training Session (Pre-Registration Required) 
Awards Luncheon (Extra Registration)
Five Star Reception (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, 9 April
25th Anniversary Gala Celebration (Extra Registration)

Thursday, 10 April
5K Run and 1Mile Walk 

Four Star
Newport News Shipbuilding
Luck Companies
O'Brien & Gere
Smithfield Foods
Waste Management of Virginia, Inc.
Wetland Studies & Solutions, Inc.

Three Star
Angler Environmental
Brown & Caldwell
Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability - Virginia Tech
ERM (Environmental Resources Management)
Froehling & Robertson, Inc.
Mohawk Industries - Lees Carpet
Thirsty Duck
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

Two Star
ACF Environmental
ECS Mid-Atlantic
GAI Consultants, Inc.
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Potesta and Associates, Inc.
Potomac Environmental, Inc.
PSC Environmental Services, LLC
Veolia Environmental Services

One Star
Bowman Consulting
Environmental Alliance, Inc.
Duncan-Parnell, Inc.
Green Infrastructure Center, Inc.
Joyce Engineering
Pyramid Environmental and Engineering, P.C.
Southeast RCAP, Inc.
Troy University
Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts
Virginia Energy Sense
Virginia Turfgrass Council