EBC Rhode Island Leadership Webinar: Congressional Briefing with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse


Date: April 6, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]



Plan to attend this EBC Rhode Island Leadership program with the Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator for the State of Rhode Island. This congressional briefing will update EBC members on recent developments in Washington, D.C. and on his priorities for the year ahead. The discussion will cover environment, energy, and climate change.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and cofounder of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, the Senator will discuss his focus on fighting for smart solutions to address climate change and position Rhode Island as a leader in the clean energy economy. He will also review his efforts to form the bipartisan Senate Oceans Caucus to protect Rhode Island’s ocean and coasts for generations to come.

Issues that Senator Whitehouse will address include:

  • The Biden Administration’s Climate Initiatives
  • EPA and Climate Change issues
  • Offshore Wind in RI
  • Senate Oceans Caucus
  • Infrastructure Investment and Energy Independence
  • Wastewater and Transportation Infrastructure

Take this unique opportunity to meet with your US Senator (invite your clients) and discuss issues of importance to the growth of your business.

A moderated discussion will follow the keynote presentation. Robin Main, Partner at Hinckley Allen, will be the moderator and field questions from the panel and the attendees.

Final Agenda – EBC Rhode Island Webinar – Congressional Briefing with US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse


Welcome and Program Introduction

  • Rick Mandile, Chair, EBC Rhode Island Chapter; Board of Directors, EBC; Principal, SAGE Environmental

Keynote Presentation

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator – State of Rhode Island

Open Discussion

Moderator: Robin L. Main, Partner, Hinckley Allen

  • Igor Runge, Ph.D., P.H., Senior Consultant, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Elisabeth Treseder, New England Market Lead, Equinor Wind US
  • Samuel Whitin, CERP, Coastal Resilience Director, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

Attendee List

Jay Borkland Tufts University Visiting Scholar – Offshore Wind initiative
Beth Cabral Kenyon Industries EHS Coordinator
Christian Capizzo Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Counsel
Stephanie Cappelli Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Environmental Engineer I
Janet Coit Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Implementation Aide
Meg Curran Conservation Law Foundation Senior Attorney
Rosalie DeCosta Vineyard Wind External Affairs Manager
Christine Dieter Hinckley Allen Attorney
David Easterbrooks Pare Corporation Vice President
Bernd Geels Self-Employed Researcher
Abbey Greene Coastal Resources Center Sea Grant RI Fellow
Topher Hamblett Save The Bay Director of Advocacy
Scott Jason Cianbro Project Development
Michael Kirkwood Pascoag Utility District General Manager
ALLEN KRATZ Resilience Works, LLC Principal
Jake Kritzer NERACOOS Executive Director
Ronald Mack EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC New England Operations Manager
Rick Mandile SAGE Environmental, Inc. Executive Assistant
MELISSA MARTIN RI Waterfront Restoration General Manager
Shawn Martin Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Administrative Assistant II
Diane Mas Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Admin Assistant
Ilene Mason Rethinking Power Management CEO
Martin McHugh SumCo Eco-contracting Regional Manager
Nichole Murawski GZA Project Manager
Matthew ONeil GEI Consultants, Inc. Vice President, Senior Engineer
Alan Shoer Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. Partner
Alan Small GM2 Associates Inc Sr Vice President
Peter Spawn unaffiliated VP
Ed Summerly GZA Principal
Andrew Timmis J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. Dir. of Business Development
Andy Tolley American Ecotech Administrative Assistant
Robert Wright AECOM Vice President
F. Adam Yanulis Tighe & Bond Vice President
Rick Zeroka RPS Director of Permitting – US Offshore Renewables

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Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

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