As the region’s largest environmental conference and trade show, NWEC is 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.

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

NWEC convenes the environmental business community for two days of learning, connecting, and doing business. As a cross-sector conference, NWEC 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

Now in its twenty-ninth year, NWEC attracts national and regional professionals to the conference, and the best in service and technology solutions providers at the Trade Show. You will find solutions, develop new business, and exand 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

Each year, environmental leaders from the region gather to plan NWEC. 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 gregg@nebc.org.
Melody AdamsSenior Environmental ManagerParametrix
Carrie AndrewsSenior Project ManagerCH2M
Andrew BauerEnvironmental SpecialistNW Natural
Myron BurrEnvironmental Engineering ManagerSiltronic Corporation
Kristen ConnorSVP, Community Impact OfficerHeritage Bank
Chuck EslerSenior AssociateAmec Foster Wheeler
Brien FlanaganAttorneySchwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Mike FreeseAssociateThe Romain Group
Lisa GoodeSenior EngineerGeosyntec Consultants
Melissa GreshamCorporate Air Program Owner / Sr. Environmental EngineerIntel
Dave HarveyDirector of Environment, Health and SafetyGundersen
Jeff HunterPartnerPerkins Coie
Chris HunterAccount Manager, CHMMStericycle Environmental Solutions
Lian JewellEnvironmental Professional
Michael JohnsonPrincipal, Chemical EngineerENPURION
Nathan KarmanSenior Assistant Attorney GeneralOregon Dept. of Justice
David KunzSenior Environmental Project ManagerOregon DEQ
Suzanne LacampagnePartnerMiller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Lyndsey LopezProject EngineerCH2M
Penny MachinskiVice President Of Environmental Health And SafetyWest Linn Paper Company
Kim MarcusDistrict Manager, Principal, GeologistERM
Gregg MindtExecutive DirectorNEBC
Steve MisnerProject ManagerKennedy/Jenks Consultants
Mike NesteroffAttorneyLane Powell PC
Iloba OdumField Office DirectorWashington Dept. of Ecology
Traci ParkerSr. Environmental EngineerDaimler
Kent PattonDirector of Technical ServicesAPEX Laboratories
Mandy PutneyAssociateOregon Dept. of Transportation
Andrea RaynerPrincipal Management ConsultantArcadis
Scott RichDirector, Client StrategyEmerge Interactive
Craig RileyRegional Business Line Leader, SustainabilityAECOM
Kimberley SackmanEnvironmental SpecialistEpson
Celeste SchlegelSource Control InvestigatorClean Water Services
Marco SerellEnvironmental Compliance SpecialistTektronix
Jack SpadaroSenior Scientist and Project ManagerAmec Foster Wheeler
Scott StewartEnvironmental EngineerBlount
Craig ThirySenior Vice PresidentMontrose Environmental Group, Inc
Geoff TichenorAttorneyStoel Rives LLP
Christina Dryness WilliamsCo-owner, Managing PartnerTerraMai PDX
Dee WilliamsHazardous Waste InspectorWashington Dept. of Ecology
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 Business & Industry

Oregon Business & Industry is Oregon’s largest and most influential comprehensive business association advocating for a strong economy and a healthy, prosperous and competitive Oregon. Members participate with other business leaders committed to growing Oregon’s economy, quality jobs for our citizens, and healthy communities. OBI also offers members money-saving services.

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