Advisory Board Committee Member

Mark A. Lies II – Seyfarth Shaw LLC

Mark A. Lies II

Mr. Lies is a partner in the Chicago office. His primary practice areas involve occupational safety and health law, related personal injury litigation and employment law, including single plaintiff and class action litigation and counseling.

In his occupational safety and health law practice he has represented employers on a national basis in complying with occupational safety and health regulations, as well as representing employers during OSHA inspections, OSHA citation enforcement proceedings and trial of OSHA cases before federal and state agencies and appeals to federal and state court. In the course of this representation, he has also defended related civil tort actions involving mass personal injury and fatality accidents and property damage claims resulting from fires and explosions at refineries and petrochemical plants, construction accidents, ammonia and other toxic substance releases at food and other processing plants, as well as employee exposure to ergonomic hazards, mold, tuberculosis, SARS, MRSA, lead, asbestos, benzene, cadmium, hydrogen sulfide and other toxic substances. He has extensive experience in disaster preplanning and response, including pandemic preplanning for Avian Flu and Swine Flu (H1N1).

In his companion employment law practice, he represents employers on a national basis involving developing compliant employment policies and appearing before the EEOC and state human rights agencies. He has defended employers in single plaintiff and class action employment litigation in federal and state court involving discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion, disability and retaliatory discharge cases involving exercise of First Amendment and other employee protected activity. He has tried jury cases and argued appeals in federal and state courts. In addition, his practice has included counseling and defense of workplace violence threats and incidents requiring involvement with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other federal and state agencies. He has authored numerous publications on preventing workplace violence, including as editor of “Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence” published by the ABA.


Other Advisory Board Committee Members

Xavier Aguilera
Xavier Aguilera
Director of Corporate EHS
Bumble Bee Seafoods
Bryan Armentrout - Owner - The Food Leadership Group
Bryan Armentrout
Owner
The Food Leadership Group
David Bain
David Bain
Training Platform Specialist
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Sam Beattie, PhD
Sam Beattie, PhD
Div. Director, Food Safety/Quality
Greencore, USA
John Butts, PhD
John Butts, PhD
Corp. Director – Food Safety/Quality
Land O’ Frost
Darla Carlisle
Darla Carlisle
Corporate Compliance Manager
Harlan Bakeries
Todd Clayton
Todd Clayton
Corporate Safety Manager
Park 100 Foods
Will Dougherty
Will Dougherty
Curriculum Manager
Alchemy Systems
Jill Fleming
Jill Fleming
Manager, People Safety and Engagement
Sun Rich Fresh Foods, Inc.
Donna Garren
Donna Garren
Senior VP, Regulatory/Technical Affairs
American Frozen Food Inst.
Jodi Haggath
Jodi Haggith
HR and Training Supervisor
Bonduelle – Strathroy
Kevin Hernandez
Kevin Hernandez
Corporate Safety Manager
Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.
Nicole Huber
Nicole Huber
Training Coordinator
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Maureen Kenning
Maureen Kenning
Risk Management Specialist
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky
Aimee Lantzy
Aimee Lantzy
Creative Studio Director
Alchemy Systems
Eva Lauve
Eva Lauve
Stemilt Growers LLC
Mark A. Lies II
Mark A. Lies II
Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLC
Brent Mayhew
Brent Mayhew
Director, Safety Technical Services
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Melissa McCrory - Operations Learning Manager
Melissa McCrory
Operations Learning Manager
Maple Leaf Foods
Arletha Parks
Arletha Parks
Dir. of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs
Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.
Dennis Ruthenburg
Dennis Ruthenberg
Director of Safety and Loss Control
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Dennis Ruthenburg
William Schexnayder
Curriculum Manager
Alchemy Systems
Sari Trompke
Sari Trompke
Lead Training Professional
Bigelow Tea
Jennifer Weber
Jennifer Weber
Food Safety Manager
Sargento Foods, Inc.
Donald Wilson
Donald Wilson
VP and Senior Loss Control Consultant
Lockton Company
Brye Wiskman
Brye Wiskman
Sysco Corporation
Pauline Zwiers
Pauline Zwiers
VP Human Resources
Conestoga Meat Packers, Ltd.
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