EBC Rhode Island Leadership Webinar: Briefing by the RIDEM Office Chiefs


Date: November 19, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

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This EBC Rhode Island leadership webinar will feature Terry Gray, Acting Director, and the chiefs of the key offices at the Bureau of Environmental Protection in the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM). Following Terry Gray’s keynote presentation, each of the office chiefs will provide an update on their program priorities and focus on the five most critical issues facing their respective offices. With much of the decision making at the Department of Environmental Management taking place at the office level, this EBC Rhode Island webinar provides a unique opportunity to understand the challenges and concerns of the leadership of the offices.

Join us for an informative and lively conversation with the key RIDEM decision makers as they discuss ongoing and future programs strategies and challenges.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Moderator:
  • Alan M. Shoer, Vice Chair, EBC Rhode Island Chapter, Shareholder, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
Speaker Agenda:

RIDEM Organization Overview

  • Terry Gray, Acting Director, Deputy Director, Bureau of Environmental Protection, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Rapid Fire: Update from the Rhode Island DEM Office Chiefs

  • Jim Ball, Administrator, Office of Emergency Response
  • Eric Beck, Administrator, Groundwater and Freshwater Wetlands Protection
  • Dave Chopy, Administrator, Office of Compliance & Inspection
  • Ron Gagnon, Administrator, Office of Customer & Technical Assistance
  • Laurie Grandchamp, Administrator, Office of Air Resources
  • Joseph Haberek, P.E., Acting Administrator, Surface Water Protection
  • Leo Hellested, P.E., PLS, Administrator, Office of Land Revitalization & Sustainable Materials Management
  • Sue Kiernan, Deputy Administrator, Office of Water Resources
  • Elizabeth Stone, Programming Services Officer, Climate Change Policy & Programs

Open Q&A with the Office Chiefs

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Leadership Webinar: Briefing by the RIDEM Office Chiefs completed on November 19, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Rhode Island Leadership Webinar – EBC Rhode Island Leadership Webinar – Briefing by the RIDEM Office Chiefs

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