Program Director, Chief EH&S Officers Council
The Conference Board
Jim Hendricks is the Co-Program Director for The Conference Board Chief EHS Officers’ Council. He has over four decades of experience in environmental, safety, conservation and sustainability efforts. In addition to his present role with the Chief EHS Officers’ Council, Jim served as the Co-Program Director of The Conference Board Sustainability Councils I and II.
In 2007 Jim established Hendricks Consulting LLC, prior to which Jim served as vice president of environmental, health and safety policies for Duke Energy, responsible for leading the corporate environmental health and safety efforts. Jim was responsible for the 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. Jim has been involved in a number of conservation efforts and was awarded the South Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Life Time Achievement Award for his conservation efforts when he left Duke Energy.
Jim has also represented the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) as a member of the Asia Pacifi c Partnership’s Power Generation and Transmission Task Force, in which he coordinated the activities of the Institute’s members in the Partnership (representing 70% of the U.S. Power Industry) along with the U.S. Departments of State and Energy as well as representative of governments and utilities in six Asia Pacifi c countries. In addition to this position Jim was Chair of the Environmental Executive Advisory Committee for the Edison Electric Institute; Chair of the Conference Board’s Chief EH&S Officers’ Council; a member of the Nature Conservancy’s International Leadership Council; and a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee; and also served on the board of the Global Environmental Management Initiative and led their Senior Advisory Committee for a number of years.
A native of South Carolina, Jim graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and a Master of Science degree in water resources engineering and is a registered professional engineer.