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2019 enHance Workshop

Meeting the Challenges of Sustainability

The enHance Environmental Stewardship Workshop and Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Jackson Marriott, 200 E Amite Street, Jackson, MS. This annual event is sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA).

The workshop will provide information concerning the principles of environmental stewardship, waste reduction through best management practices, regulatory updates, presentations and case studies. The workshop is also a great opportunity to network with Mississippi’s environmental stewardship leaders.    

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jackson Marriott 
200 E Amite St.
Jackson, MS 39201

• Member Registration Fee — $99 per person
• Non-member Registration Fee — $149 per person

There are several ways for you to become a sponsor of the enHance Workshop! Sponsorships consist of three levels: 

• Platinum $1,000 — includes two complimentary workshop registrations and recognition on signage.
• Gold $500 — includes one complimentary workshop registration and recognition on signage.
• Silver $250 — includes recognition on signage.

All sponsors will be recognized throughout the workshop. Sponsor commitments must be made by Friday, March 29, to be listed on signage. Email your company's high-resolution logo (JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF or EPS) to Anna Thorn at


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
 — Continental breakfast provided

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
 — Mark Williams, Chief, MDEQ Waste Division

8:40 – 9:10 a.m.
Incentives for Re-Development and Remediation
— Join us for our opening presentation on opportunities for your company to gain incentives and benefits from revitalization, re-development and remediation of Brownfield sites and facilities — Lynn Chambers, P.E., Chief, MDEQ Groundwater Assessment and Remediation Division

9:10 – 9:40 a.m.
Greening Your Growth
— In this era of expansions and upgrades, join us for this presentation on how to plan and integrate Sustainable Design and Construction Efforts into your plant and facility expansions and renovations. — Albert McShan, Cooper Tire

9:40 – 10:10 a.m.
Applying 8D Problem Solving Tools to Environmental and Safety Problems
 — Using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to identify root causes and permanently address problems in the environmental and safety aspects of industry. — Tonya McCall and Glenn Dennis, MSU Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break
 — Refreshments provided. Visit with other enHance members, manufacturers, speakers, regulatory staff, and the state’s consulting industry to discuss opportunities for increasing your sustainability.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Spilling the Beans on Spill Prevention
— Are leaks, spills, and poor maintenance issues contributing to your facility’s inability to prevent wastes? Join us for a presentation on best management practices and proper controls for spills and other releases. — Richard Harrell, P.E., Director of Operations, FC&E Engineering, LLC

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Reducing Manufacturing Wastes and Debris
— A case study in reducing wastes and debris at a manufacturing facility. — Alessandra Santos, Principal Supply Planning Specialist, Northrup Grumman

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Keys to RCRA Compliance
— MDEQ Hazardous Waste staff will present on the primary points of compliance the agency focuses on when inspecting your facility and the most common hazardous waste compliance issues that facilities tend to experience. — Brad Justice, P.E., MDEQ Hazardous Waste Management Program

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Awards Luncheon – Building a Culture of Sustainability — Featured Speaker: Sumesh Aurora, PhD, Director, Energy and Natural Resources Division — Mississippi Development Authority
Recognition of New and Renewing enHance Members

A limited block of standard hotel rooms have been reserved at the Jackson Marriott for the night of April 8, 2019 at a rate of $129.  Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 6:00 p.m., March 22, 2019. To make your hotel reservation, call the hotel at (601) 969-5100.

Parking will be complementary to attendees of the enHance Workshop and Awards Luncheon in the Jackson Marriott's parking garage.

For more information, please contact Mr. Khairy Abu-Salah at or 601-961-5284, or Mr. Mark Williams at or 601-961-5304. 

For registration assistance, please contact Yolonda Boone at or 228-324-1223, or Carolyn Miller at or 601-709-2923.

More information about the enHance program is available at


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Jackson Marriott 200 E Amite St Jackson 39201