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Thursday, February 23 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Plenary Session # 8: Non-Government Organizations and Industry – Do They Have the Same Objectives?

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The focus of the session will be how to enhance the interactions between non-government organizations, consumer groups, industry and other key stakeholders to achieve joint progress in product safety. The objectives of this session will include: 1) Presenting examples where NGOs, stakeholders and industry have collaborated toward mutual product safety goals; 2) Exploring best practices for engagement between NGOs, stakeholders and industry; and, 3) Offering perspectives on how to enhance future engagements with these groups.  Best practices will be shared as well as potential areas of opportunity.  Audience participation and discussion will be welcomed during this session.

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Rick Hackman

Associate Director, Regulatory and Technical Relations, Procter & Gamble
Rick Hackman, Associate Director - Regulatory and Technical External Relations, has been with P&G for 28 years. Rick directs the P&G North America Regulatory and Technical External Relations organization which is responsible for regulatory compliance, regulatory/legislative influence... Read More →

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Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 27, 2013. Her term expires in October 2018.   Prior to joining the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Ms. Buerkle served the people of Upstate New York’s... Read More →
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Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids in Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety. KID’s mission is to save lives by enhancing transparency and accountability through safer product development, better education and stronger... Read More →
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Phil Klein

Executive Vice President, Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Phil Klein is Executive Vice President, Legislative and Public Affairs for the Consumer Specialty Products Association, overseeing the Association’s federal and state legislative affairs, membership, and meetings and conventions departments at CSPA.  Klein is a seasoned lobbyist... Read More →
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Don Mays

Managing Director, Product Safety, Compliance & Quality, Deloitte & Touché, LLP
Donald Mays is a Managing Director within Deloitte & Touche’s Supply Chain Risk Management practice, focusing on product safety, compliance and quality assurance. He brings more than 35 years of technical experience leading to a deep understanding of how companies can identify... Read More →
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Len Morrissey

Director, Technical Committee Operations Division, ASTM International
Len Morrissey is a director in the Technical Committee Operations Division of ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world.  In his role, he leads a team that coordinates the standardization activities of over 50 ASTM Technical... Read More →
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Kitty Pilarz

Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Mattel Inc./Fisher Price
Kitty Pilarz is Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Mattel Inc. / Fisher-Price, and is responsible for product safety policies for the corporation and brand.She received the 2013  Ron Brown Leadership Award, recognizing leadership in promoting standardization... Read More →
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Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am PST
Grand Cypress D- I