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JENNIFER BENSON, Chief Information Officer - DTSC

Jennifer Benson is the Chief Information Officer for the California Department of Substances Control since 2017. She has served as an IT Manager for Cal EPA since 2015. Benson has over 30 years of information technology experience, with the last 20 focused on project, program, and portfolio management in the state, local, and private sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and has achieved several technical certifications including Project Management Professional, Information Technology Infrastructure Library and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

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JENNIFER BROWN SHAW, Principal - Shaw Law Group

Jennifer Shaw is the founder of Shaw Law Group. A well-respected expert in employment law for more than 20 years, employers rely on Jennifer to provide practical advice and counsel on a broad range of employment law issues, including wage-hour compliance, reasonable accommodation/leave of absence issues, and hiring/separation processes. She is a trusted advisor to HR professionals and leadership teams in a wide variety of organizations and industries. Jennifer also offers considerable expertise in conducting neutral investigations for employers. She is often called in to assist with challenging and high profile matters. Jennifer also regularly trains and advises clients on this important topic. Jennifer has developed a national reputation for providing innovative and entertaining workplace training to management and non-supervisory employees. She uses case studies, audience participation, and storytelling to bring employment law to life. Through private, on-site sessions, open public sessions, and webinars, she trains over 10,000 people each year. Jennifer has authored hundreds of articles on employment law, and has been quoted in numerous publications.

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JENNIFER LORENZO, Senior Environmental Scientist - Cal Fire - OSFM

Jennifer Lorenzo is a senior environmental scientist with the CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal. She is the lead person for the Office of the State Fire Marshal programs that oversee the fire code hazardous materials management plan and inventory statement (HMMP/HMIS) requirements and the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA). Ms. Lorenzo previously worked at the California Environmental Protection Agency, Unified Program Section. Prior to joining the State of California in 2006, Ms. Lorenzo worked in the private environmental consulting industry since 1995. Ms. Lorenzo also served in the Peace Corps as a Parks and Wildlife Officer for two years in a national park in Malawi, Africa, head of their community extension and environmental education activities. Ms. Lorenzo received a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology and management from the University of California in Davis (1995) and a Master of Environmental Management in resource ecology from Duke University (2003).

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JENNIFER RALPH, Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist - Cal State Univ San Marcos

Jennifer Ralph is an Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist with California State University San Marcos. She has been an REHS for over 25 years and has worked with a variety of programs including food and pool safety, water quality, vector control, radiation safety, biosafety, and hazmat compliance and spill response. Her past experience includes work as an EHS for Orange County and San Diego County, a contractor for 3E Company, and a high school science and health teacher for the Santa Ana Unified School District.

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JEREMY GATES, Senior Hazardous Materials Management Specialist - Riverside County DEH

Jeremy Gates is a Senior Hazardous Materials Management Specialist with the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials Branch. He is an active REHS and holds a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences and a Masters degree in Information Systems Management. Jeremy is active in developing new APSA regulations and closely involved with implementation of the APSA program in Riverside County. He is currently the Riverside County APSA trainer, electronic reporting trainer, CUPA administrator, and a member of the Emergency Response Team.

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JEREMY JOHNSTONE, Inspector / Enforcement Officer - US EPA Region 9

Jeremy Johnstone is an Environmental Engineer with the US EPA Region 9 in San Francisco, CA. He is an experienced inspector, with over 30 years of experience with EPA, and is currently assigned to EPA Region 9's Emergency Response, Preparedness and Prevention Branch as an Inspector and Enforcement Officer in EPA's Chemical Accident Risk Reduction programs. Prior to his current assignment Jeremy was a federal Clean Water Act inspector. Jeremy received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

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JERRY BUCKLIN, President/CEO - Network Environ Systems

Mr. Bucklin is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Registered Environmental Assessor (REA), Registered Environmental Manager (REM), Certified Environmental Assessor (CEA), Certified Environmental Inspector (CEI), and a Certified Environmental Consultant (CEC). Mr. Bucklin is the past Chairman for the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) Annual Lab Waste Disposal Symposium, and past Steering Committee to the Sacramento Chapter of the California Hazardous Waste Association. And has twenty-eight (28) years of experience instructing Law Enforcement on the hazards of illicit drug labs. He has served on the advisory board for the Environmental Auditing Certificate Program at U.C. Davis. He has also instructed at International Science Symposiums on Hazardous Waste issues for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, AOAC, D.A.R.E., Academy of Certified Hazardous Material Managers (ACHMM) International Conferences (2006-2008), State Association of Chiefs of Police (2007) and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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JERRY SCHOLLMEYER, Sales Manager - Morrison Bros Co

Jerry Schollmeyer was born and educated in a small community in Southwest Wisconsin. He received a B.S. degree in Comprehensive Industrial Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. In 1979, Jerry moved to Dubuque, Iowa to begin his career teaching Industrial Technologies at Dubuque Senior High School. After four enjoyable years teaching, his career path led him to Morrison Bros. Co. In 1989, he became Sales Manager. Jerry serves as a member of Underwriters Laboratory Standards Technical Panel for storage tanks listings UL 142 and UL 2085. He is a former board member of the STI/SPFA (Steel Tank Institute and Steel Plate Fabricators Association) and a Past Commodore of the Julien Dubuque Yacht Club. In his spare time, Jerry enjoys convertible rides, boating on the Mighty Mississippi River with his wife Marlene as well as trap shooting, skiing, and snow shoeing. He enjoys gourmet cooking and puts his creativity to good use by creating his own greeting cards.

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JESSICA DROEGE, Accidental Release Prevention Engineer - Contra Costa County HS

Jessica Droege works for Contra Costa County as an Accidental Release Prevention Engineer inspecting facilities subject to the California Accidental Release Prevention Program and Contra Costa Countys Industrial Safety Ordinance. Although she has only been in this position for two years, Jessica is passionate about keeping the environment and public safe from hazardous chemicals and strives to learn and improve her skills at every opportunity. In her free time, Jessica enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling the world, and caring for the small zoo she has at home- including two cuddly rabbits, a princess cat, a talkative parrot, and one colorful aquarium. Jessica has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and is currently working towards a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco.

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JILL TOWNZEN, Scientific and Policy Advisor - CA Dept of Pesticide Reg

Dr. Jill Townzen is a Scientific and Policy Advisor with the Pesticide Program Division at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). She has been with DPR for six years; her previous positions in the Department have included Chief Legislative Analyst, Lead for Emergency Exemption Registrations, and Environmental Scientist for the Re-evaluation Program. As the Chief Legislative Analyst she worked to evaluate DPRs role under the changing cannabis legislation and had a lead role in shaping DPRs cannabis policy. Before joining the state, Dr. Townzen conducted surveillance for mosquito control programs in Oregon, Washington, and California.

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