WMA AMS Luncheon
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Fallout from the Presidential election:
Changes in activist’s play books
Public Affairs Consultant
As President Elect Donald Trump names his cabinet and details goals for his first days in office, industry anticipates that projects held up by federal regulators will be given the green light. Proposed federal regulations are expected to be halted and those recently implemented may be rolled back. Companies that have projects which were slowed or stopped by public opposition see their chance to move ahead and are revising strategies and business goals accordingly. But activists are creating a new playbook in response and states have provided them with some powerful tools.
Helen Humphreys will discuss the impact the Presidential election will have on the strategies of those who organize to oppose construction projects. She’ll discuss how business can anticipate those changes and reduce risk to project timelines through public engagement.
Helen Humphreys is an independent public affairs consultant and Pennsylvania registered lobbyist. For seven years, she was responsible community and media relation for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), first in the Southwest Regional office and later, as communications director, for the state.
In 2010, Ms. Humphreys joined Williams Companies as public relations business partner. There she used her experience to create and leverage support for natural gas infrastructure in Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia. She received three Williams’ Champion awards for her work. She currently represents companies operating in the energy and metals processing industry.
Ms. Humphreys is a member of the Air & Waste Management Association and the Public Relations Society of America. She served as the 2014 vice chair and 2015 co-chair of the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Public Relations Committee.
The luncheon will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, December 8 at the Penn Brewery, 800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The restaurant offers a free parking lot.
Please pre-register for the luncheon by Wednesday, November 30. You can register for the luncheon at www.ams-awma.org and clicking on EVENTS. The program is $30 for members, $40 for non-members and $15 for students. Payment at the time of registration using Event Brite is preferred, but you may also send a check or money order payable to
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A&WMA AMS Annual Dinner
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Topic: Environmental Aspects of Shell Cracker Plant
Presenter: Jim Sewell of Shell Chemical Company