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2022 Summit

The 2022 Regulatory Summit on August 17 provided insight and guidance on the top regulatory issues in the industry and featured a program of legal experts, regulatory officials and industry leaders. The 2022 Sustainability Conference on August 18 covered a wide array of topics from environmental management and social responsibility to the industry’s role in a circular economy.

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SESSION 1: Can STURDY Beat the Clock? Mid-Terms May Hold the Answer
Chris Andresen Senior Vice President
Dutko GR - Washington, D.C.
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SESSION 2: EPA Formaldehyde Update: Unraveling the Relevance of the Formaldehyde Risk Evaluation
Robert Courtnage | Lead Physical Scientist & Team Leader
Jeffrey Putt Environmental Protection Specialist
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, D.C.
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SESSION 3: Harmony & Understanding: Bringing Clarity to TSCA VI & CARB
Joel Oser 
| Senior Vice President/General Manager, Quality Assurance Services
Benchmark International - Eugene, OR
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SESSION 4: Strategies for Effectively Managing Your Compliance Risk
Michael Sullivan 
| Partner
Womble Bond Dickinson - Atlanta, GA
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SESSION 5: CPSC’s Long & Winding Rulemaking Road
Boaz Green 
| Counsel
Neal Cohen Law - Takoma Park, MD
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SESSION 6: F2057 to the Rescue – Can It Expedite a Mandatory Standard?
Richard Rosati
Vice President, Governmental Affairs & Industry Standards - Bureau Veritas
Chair, ASTM International F15.42 Furniture Safety Subcommittee
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SESSION 7: Upholstered Furniture Today: Balancing Health & Fire Safety
Dwayne Sloan | Technical Director
UL Built Environment Division - Durham, NC
Dr. Marilyn Black Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor
UL Chemical Insights Research Institute - Marietta, GA
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SESSION 8: The Complex State of State Chemical Regulation
Shawn Swearingen 
| Government Affairs and Association Management Leader
American Chemical Council - Fairfax, VA
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SESSION 9: Keynote Presentation
Ann Marie Buerkle, 
| Principal
Williams & Jensen - Washington, D.C.


SESSION 1: Anticipating a Sea Change in Performance Fabrics
Katelyn Goretzke, | Textile Division Compliance Manager
Milliken - Spartanburg, SC
David Swers President and COO
Glen Raven, Inc. - Glen Raven, NC
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SESSION 2: Raising Residential to the LEVEL® of Commercial
Steve Kooy 
| Director, Health & Sustainability
Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association - Grand Rapids, MI
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SESSION 3: AHFA’s EFEC: Still a Stepping Stone to Greater Sustainability
Bill Perdue 
| Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
American Home Furnishings Alliance - High Point, NC
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SESSION 4: Sustainability, ESG & Global Product Compliance
Amy Vernon 
| Director of Sustainability, ESG and Global Product Compliance
La-Z-Boy Inc. - Monroe, MI
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SESSION 5: How to Use QC & Compliance As Key Drivers to Brand Success
Jacob Nedergaard 
| Co-Founder
Qarma - Denmark
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SESSION 6: What’s Inside AHFA’s Updated Responsible Sourcing Manuel?
Sheer Garcia 
| North America Training Supervisor
UL Responsible Sourcing - Hialeah, FL
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SESSION 7: Manufacturer Best Practices in Sustainability
Tim Copeland 
| President
Copeland Furniture - Bradford, VT
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SESSION 8: Getting a Handle on Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
Daniella D. Landers 
| Partner
Womble Bond Dickinson - Houston, TX
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