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Top 5 OSHA Mistakes Employers Make

Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Guest:

Mat Todaro, Partner
Verrill
mtodaro@verrill-law.com

Mat works closely with clients to solve complex regulatory matters. When necessary, he also defends clients facing inspections or enforcement proceedings from administrative agencies.
Mat’s experience and passion for his work have translated into a strong record of success in defending clients in enforcement proceedings specifically concerning federal regulatory matters.
Mat defends and negotiates on behalf of his clients under statutes such as the Clean Water Act, EPCRA, and FIFRA, and with a particular focus on Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. He also represents clients in complex, multi-party CERCLA matters for sites listed on EPA’s National Priorities List.
Mat routinely advises clients facing an array of regulatory compliance challenges including the ever-changing landscape of chemical regulation, private and agency supervised environmental remediations, FEMA flood map appeals, and product labeling including California’s Proposition 65. Mat works closely with clients engaged in wastewater treatment and waste disposal to secure federal and state permits and to develop creative and innovative legal and policy solutions.
Mat also assists clients with OSHA compliance and defense, focusing on the development of comprehensive and effective Environment, Health and Safety, Hazard Communication, and Process Safety Management regulatory programs.
In all aspects of his work, while serving as outside counsel, Mat prides himself on becoming a dedicated and integrated member of his clients’ teams, much like a devoted inside counsel.
Mat’s experience includes clerkships with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and the Office of General Counsel within the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
During law school, he was awarded an honors certification in environmental law, selected as a Rappaport Fellow, and elected President of the Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Mat was the International Policy Director for one of the nation’s largest environmental policy networks, working directly with members of the U.S. State Department and Congress on the issue of climate change.

Services/Industries
• Environmental & Land Use
• Manufacturing
• Employment & Labor
• Energy
• Coastal & Shoreland
• Litigation & Trial

Following two years with Teach For America, for a “break,” Mat rode his bicycle across the country in 52 days—Seattle to Maine, to be exact.
In the rare moments when Mat is not at his desk or at a client’s facility, he and his wife spend every moment possible enjoying their two incredible children.

Education
• Boston College Law School (J.D.)
• The George Washington University (B.A., magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions
• Connecticut
• Maine
• Massachusetts

Memberships
• American Bar Association: Section on Environment, Energy and Resources – Select roles within section: – Co-chair: National Enforcement Conference, Washington, D.C. (fall 2019) – Planning Committee: Fall Conference, Nashville, Tennessee (fall 2020) – Leadership Development Program (2016)

Honors • Recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business under Environment
• Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Environmental
• Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2016)

Next Stage In Your Retirement

Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Guest:

Thomas B. Wilson
Founder and CEO
Wilson Group

Author
Next Stage In Your Retirement
Create the Life You Want

Every day, thousands of people turn sixty-five – some feel excitement, some feel scared, most feel both. While many may still work, raise children or pursue their career goals, most of these pressures are fading into the past.

People realize that they will likely live for decades longer and are starting to have serious questions. If you are in this situation, you may be asking yourself:

• What am I going to do with my time?

• Will I have enough money to enjoy my life?

• What can I do to stay healthy?

Drawing on years of research, interviews and analysis, Tom Wilson gives you what you need to address these questions, and many more. Real-life insights bring the research findings to life and the step-by-step guides help you create a Master Plan based on your needs, wants and circumstances. From finances to relationships to developing a new sense of identity, tis comprehensive guide to retirement will help you prepare for and enjoy this exciting next stage of life. 

Sustainable Salmon Farming

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 10am

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Guest:

Marianne Naess,
Executive Vice President Commercial
Nordic Aquafarms

Nordic Aquafarms is a progressive producer in land-based with production in Norway and Denmark. Established in 2014 in Fredrikstad, Norway, the company has rapidly developed into a considerable business operation with international involvements.

Nordic Aquafarms is backed by a financially solid group of investors from various parts of Norway. Our strategy is founded on a quality and sustainability agenda.

We invest in and develop high performance teams. We believe know-how and collaboration will be key success factors for the future stars in this industry. We are proud to have recruited experienced people from a range of countries and backgrounds as an important step in building a world-class company.

Our production companies benefit from financial support from prestigious grant organizations including Horizon 2020 (EU), Innovasjon Norge (Norway), Skattefunn (Norway) and MUPD (Denmark).

Avoiding Career Self Sabotage

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @10am

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Our Guest:

Mark Gonska, EVP
Chief Connections Officer
Dise & Company

Mark Gonska leads the Outplacement Practice for Dise & Company.  He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make:  retaining employees they should release.  Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers.  He also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally.

He designs and delivers leadership and executive coaching with a method combining People, Process and Passion.

Over the last 20 years, Mark has built a significant network of contacts in business, industry, education and not-for-profit organizations.  Nurturing thousands of personal contacts has proven vital to his success.

Mark’s earlier employment included international marketing and product management positions in a Fortune 200 corporation, successful start-up and development of a technology based company and entrepreneurial roles.  He holds a BA in communications from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and completed additional human resources study at Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio).  He is a certified Birkman consultant.

Mark has served on the Board for the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management and is on the Faces of Hope committee for the Volunteers of America.  A nationally certified professional resume writer, he contributed to the book The Five O’Clock Club Guide to Building a Great Resume.

Mark speaks with enthusiasm and candor on many career related topics.  He’s been interviewed on television, radio and on-line webcasts.  Mark enjoys cycling, connecting with his six children and has yet to convince his wife he should skydive and SCUBA dive on the same day.

Mark Gonska can be reached at or mgonska@diseco.com.