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Jim Hendricks

Program Director, Chief EH&S Officers’ Council
The Conference Board

Jim Hendricks

Presently, Jim Hendricks is representing the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) as a member of the Asia Pacific Partnership’s Power Generation and Transmission Task Force. In this role Mr. Hendricks is coordinating the activities of the Institute’s members in the Partnership. EEI members represent 70% of the US Power Industry.
Prior to this association with EEI, Mr. Hendricks served as vice president of environmental, health and safety policies for Duke Energy. In this role he was responsible for leading the corporate environmental, health and safety efforts including implementation of the Environmental, Health and Safety management system as well as identifying and developing relationships with key external groups, coalitions and environmental special interest groups that were essential to Duke Energy’s success.
Hendricks joined Duke Power, a Duke Energy company, in 1971 as an assistant design engineer. After a series of promotions in the design engineering department, he was promoted to principal engineer in 1980. He was named engineering manager in the civil/environmental section in 1988, manager of environmental protection for generation services in 1991, and general manager of the environmental division for electric system support in 1993. In 1997 he was named vice president of corporate environment, health and safety and served in that or related roles until his retirement from Duke Energy in December 2006.
A native of South Carolina, USA, Mr. Hendricks graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master of science degree in water resources engineering.
Hendricks is a past chair of the Environmental Executive Advisory Committee for the Edison Electric Institute. He is past chair of the Conference Board’s Chief EH&S Officers’ Council, a past member of the Nature Conservancy’s International Leadership Council and a past member of US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. He served on the board of the Global Environmental Management Initiative and led their Senior Advisory Committee for two years. In 1998 Mr. Hendricks was awarded Duke Energy’s Robinson Award, which is the company’s most prestigious citizenship award representing extraordinary efforts, to help humanity or save a life. In January 2007, Mr. Hendricks was awarded the South Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Life Time Achievement Award for his conservation efforts.
Mr. Hendricks is the owner of Hendricks Consulting LLC and can be contacted at jimhendricks@jrh-envirosafe.com. His address is Post Office Box 4687, Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA 29585 and his telephone number is 704.517.5157.