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Sixth Annual Sustainability Symposium and Expo

Sixth Sustainability Symposium and Expo, hosted by Brunswick Community College March 17, 2017 in  Leland, NC Industrial Park at 2045 Enterprise Blvd, Leland NC. 

 Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Who Should attend: municipal and County Economic Development, businesses, agribusinesses, and entrepreneurs.

This year’s focus will be on Sustainable Logistics: Saving Money Through Supply Chain Innovation.


KEVIN WOOSTER, Supply Chain Sustainability & Projects Manager for Verizon. Verizon is projected to become the No. 1 solar-producing communications company in the nation. (Triple Pundit)

NATHAN MOOREY, Solutions Engagement Manager for UPS. UPS connects businesses and people in about 220 countries and territories around the globe. Their goals is to become Carbon Neutral by 2020 (UPS 2015 sustainability report).



  • AMANDA FAIRLEY: Waste Management, Sustainability Manager for the South Atlantic.  She develops and implements recycling and waste diversion programs for municipalities, counties, and small and large businesses.
  • SAMUEL VEDDER. Grifols  Sr. HES Environmental Therapeutics Inc. in Clayton, NC. Grifols is a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals derived from human plasma. Sam has been instrumental in finding and establishing beneficial alternatives to standard disposal for numerous waste streams.
  • JULIE A. WILSEY, Director of Facilities and Engineering at ILM. she has helped ILM grow with airfield and facility improvements, completing over $ 100M worth of capital projects.
  • CHARLES EDWARDS, Logistics Strategy Director at the NC Department of Transportation. His primary focus is freight logistics planning. He is a frequent speaker and writer about aviation and logistics topics and in 2010 co-authored Transport Logistics: Transport Logistics: The Wheel of Commerce and is a contributing author of the MHI Roadmap 2.0 (2017)
  • CLIFF R. PRYRON, North Carolina Ports Senior Manager of External Affairs.  His main tasks include developing and growing a close working-partnership with the local, regional and statewide economic development community all across North Carolina and helping to increase the awareness of what the ports bring to the retention and recruitment of jobs from globally-dependent businesses.
  • CLIFTON ARNOLD LYNCH, Global Logistics Manager for the Optical Fiber & Cable Division of Corning, Inc. Responsible for leading all efforts to establish, maintain and optimize the global logistics network that supports  13 different fiber and cable manufacturing plants; with supply and distribution to and/or from over 50 different countries on 6 continents.
  • ANGELA JENKINS, Director, MHI Career & Technical Education. She has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing management in the pharmaceutical and contract packaging industries


The Symposium includes two plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions with three tracks:

  1. Inventory Management: Addresses financial decision making, efficiency when storing, moving & handling products, as well as storage facilities building, energy, and waste management.
  2. Transportation: Looks at the at the cost of going global, financial decisions of shipping, and selling abroad; Southeaster  NC Shipping channels for air, land, and Sea; and a guided tour to the Wilmington Port.
  3. Connectivity: A report on the explosive rate of change in the supply chain, the marketing and distribution connection, and innovation in logistics from drones to robotics and technology.


REGISTRATION: Individuals: $40.00 Students: $25.00

SPONSORSHIPS & EXHIBITORS: Registration dates have been extended to for details contact Marilyn Graham@ 910-269-1294 or email at: Please note that proceeds from this event go to support the College’s Sustainability Initiative.

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