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2021 Summit

AHFA’s 2021 Sustainability & Regulatory Summit will explore the myriad ways our industry is rethinking sustainability, resetting goals and reacting to today’s regulatory challenges.

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Wednesday, September 1

SESSION 1: REGULATORY PRIORITIES UNDER THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
Chris Andresen
Senior Vice President
Dutko GR, Washington, DC
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SESSION 2:  NAVIGATING THE “E” IN ESG
Heather Palmer
, Partner
Sidley Austin LLP, Houston
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SESSION 3:  SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIPS
Catherine Sheehy
, Global Lead of Sustainability Partnerships
UL, Silver Spring, MD
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SESSION 4:  AMAZON’S REGULATORY & SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Mark Fellin
, Head of Product Trust & Regulatory Compliance
Amazon, Seattle, WA
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Brent Nelson, Principal Product Manager - Sustainability
Amazon, Seattle, WA
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SESSION 5:  LITIGATING CHEMICAL CONTENT
Michael Sullivan
Partner
Womble Bond Dickinson, Atlanta
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SESSION 6: Sleep Products Sustainability Program
Justine Fallon
Director of Operations
Mattress Recycling Council, Alexandria, VA
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Rion Morgenstern, CEO
Pleasant Mattress, Fresno, CA
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SESSION 7:  REVIVING ‘EFEC’
Bill Perdue
, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
American Home Furnishings Alliance, High Point, NC
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SESSION 8:  FEDERAL FLAMMABILITY REGULATION UPDATE
Dr. Andrew Lock
Directorate for Laboratory Sciences
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bethesda, MD
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SESSION 9: LEADERSHIP IN A TIME OF TRANSITION
Special Guest: Thom Shea, Founder
Unbreakable Leadership, Greenville, SC
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Thursday, September 2

SESSION 10: AHFA MEMBER BEST PRACTICES
Tod Phelps
Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations & CIO
Hooker Furniture, Martinsville, VA
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Heather Covert, Sustainability Manager
Glen Raven, Glen Raven, NC
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SESSION 11: REGULATORY & SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES AT RETAIL
Jonathan Gold
Vice President of Supply Chain & Customs Policy
National Retail Federation, Washington, DC
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SESSION 12:  STURDY ACT/CPSC NPR UPDATE
Matt Howsare
Special Counsel
Cooley LLP, Washington, DC
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SESSION 13: DEMONSTRATING PROPOSED CPSC STABILITY TESTING
Moderating: Bill Perdue, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
American Home Furnishings Alliance
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