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Panel Discussion:
"Women's Career Development.
Leadership Roles: Paths & Pitfalls"


DATE: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:30 – 6:00 pm Registration & Networking
6:00 – 7:30 pm Presentation
7:30 – 8:00 pm Optional Networking


Please join us for networking and an interesting panel discussion. Our panelists will be:

Kathleen Campbell, President of CDW Consultants
Kathy Campbell has over 25 years of experience in environmental science and engineering in both the public and private sectors. As CDW’s President and majority owner, Ms. Campbell is primarily responsible for the client management and growth of the firm but also keeps her hands in project planning and execution. Ms. Campbell’s specialty is solving environmental problems, which drives her passion for bringing brownfield sites back to productive re-use.

Ms. Campbell holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College in New York. She is a registered Professional Engineer and Licensed Site Professional in Massachusetts, and a LEED accredited professional. In 2013, she was appointed by Governor Patrick to the Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals (the LSP Board) and in 2017 was re-appointed by Governor Baker. Ms. Campbell has served on several professional society committees and boards, and stays active in the Licensed Site Professional Association, the Society of American Military Engineers, the Environmental Business Council of New England, WTS International – Boston Chapter, and the Society for Women Environmental Professionals.

Alison Field-Juma, Executive Director at OARS: For the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers
Alison joined OARS, the watershed organization for the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers, as Policy Director in 2005 and became Executive Director in 2010. She is Vice-Chair of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council, Chair of the SuAsCo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), and represents OARS on other state and regional advisory boards. She has led OARS’ science-based advocacy for clean water, building resilience to climate disruption and drought, developing regional guidance on invasive plant management, and educating the public about water resources stewardship. Prior to joining OARS, Alison led the Environmental Governance Program of the African Center for Technology Studies, and was the founding Managing Director of Initiatives Ltd., a scholarly publishing company, in Nairobi, Kenya. Alison holds a BSc in Biology (Tufts) and an MSc in Natural Resource Policy and Planning (Cornell).

Catherine Finneran, Director, Environmental Affairs at Eversource
Catherine Finneran is Director of Environmental Affairs at Eversource Energy, New England’s largest energy delivery company serving 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She manages staff focused on environmental protection, permitting and project siting, and regulatory compliance.

Ms. Finneran comes to Eversource Energy with more than 20 years of experience focused on clean energy, environmental protection and economic development. Before joining Eversource Energy, she served as Senior Director of the Renewable Energy Generation Division at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), where she oversaw the design and implementation of rebate and grant programs targeted at growing the Massachusetts clean energy market to increase deployment of wind, solar photovoltaic, hydropower, and anaerobic digestion projects. She previously served as the Director of Clean Energy for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental, and also as the Brownfield Director.

Ms. Finneran serves on the Board of Directors for the Environmental Business Council (EBC) and the New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Advisory Committee. She previously served as Advisor to the Bunker Hill Community College Energy Sustainability Management Program and to the JFY Networks Environmental Job Training Program. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in Environmental Design.

Michelle O’Brien, Partner at Pierce Atwood LLP
Michelle N. O'Brien is a Partner at Pierce Atwood LLP. She handles environmental and land use permitting and related litigation for various types of developments including residential homes, commercial buildings, waterfront properties, wind turbines, and solid waste facilities. She defends companies in environmental enforcement matters at the federal, state, and local levels. Ms. O’Brien also represents private parties in cost recovery and property damage claims involving releases of oil and hazardous materials, and assists clients with real estate transactions involving contaminated properties. Ms. O’Brien is an appointed member of MassDEP’s Waste Site Cleanup Advisory Committee and is an associate member of the LSP Association. She is a former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Environmental Law Section. Ms. O’Brien has been recognized for her expertise in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, and The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, among others. In 2015 she was named one of the Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Ms. O’Brien obtained a B.S. in Education magna cum laude from Lesley University and her J.D. degree cum laude from Suffolk University Law School.

Rebecca Tepper, Energy Chief, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
Rebecca is the Chief of the Energy and Telecommunications Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Rebecca serves as the Attorney General’s chief advisor on energy policy and executes the Attorney General’s statutory function of ratepayer advocate before state and federal regulators and courts. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Rebecca was the General Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. As General Counsel, Rebecca served as the chief legal advisor to the Commission and oversaw all Department adjudicatory and rulemaking proceedings. Prior to her role as General Counsel, Rebecca served as the Director of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board where she chaired the Siting Commission’s siting reform, interagency cooperation and legislative initiative subcommittees. Rebecca also served as a Governor’s representative to the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council. Before joining the State in 2009, Rebecca had 15 years of experience in the private sector, as a partner at the law firm of Rubin and Rudman, LLP. Rebecca is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University Law School and received her bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin/Madison.

: Eversource
247 Station Drive
Westwood, MA 02090


SWEP-MA thanks Eversource, the sponsor of this event.

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Eversource is New England’s largest energy provider, proudly serving more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in CT, MA and NH.


SWEP Members, students
and Eversource employees -- $30
Non-Members -- $45

A light dinner will be served.


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October Networking Event

DATE: Tuesday October 24
TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Please join your fellow women environmental professionals at our next informal networking event. Members and non-members welcome.

COST: Free
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available.


Not Your Average Joe’s
1265 Main St
Waltham, MA

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Professional Development Event:
Sean Rigsby of the Rigsby Search Group will discuss “The Six Essential Skills of Exceptional Employees and How to Achieve Success within Your Organization”

DATE: Wednesday November 8
5:30 – 6:00 pm Registration & Networking
6:00 – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm Optional Networking

Sean Rigsby
Sean Rigsby
Rigsby Seach Group

"The Six Essential Skills of Exceptional Employees and How to Achieve Success within Your Organization"

Please join us for this interesting and informative discussion about client relationships.

COST: SWEP Member and Sanborn Head employees: $30
Non-member: $45

A light dinner will be served.


SWEP-MA thanks Sanborn Head, the sponsor of this event.
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Sanborn Head is an engineering and technical consulting firm serving a broad array of private, public and institutional clients in the development, energy, industrial, and solid waste markets. Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists specializes in integrating our core expertise in earth, energy, and environment to deliver innovative, yet practical solutions to our clients.

Sanborn Head
1 Technology Park Dr.
Westford, MA 01886


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