Connie Hergert of Ontario Power Generation Announced as New WHC Board Chair

BETHESDA, MD, May 30, 2023 – WHC (Wildlife Habitat Council) announces the appointment of Connie Hergert as the new Chair of the WHC Board of Directors. She succeeds Sheryl Telford of Chemours.

Connie serves as Vice President Real Estate at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), where she has more than 30 years of experience in various roles at the company in the areas of environment, health and safety, human resources and real estate.

“WHC and its members work every day to preserve biodiversity and ensure positive outcomes for the environment,” says Connie. “I’m so proud to continue my involvement with WHC by leading the Board and working with my colleagues across industries to support corporate conservation.”

Adds Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC, “I appreciate Sheryl for her years of service on the WHC Board and I’m excited to welcome Connie as the new Board Chair. Connie brings a strong commitment to collaboration and will build connections across the corporate sector to advance biodiversity and sustainability efforts.”

WHC also welcomes new Board members Chris May, Senior Vice Present of Safety, Health and Environment at CRH; Bryan Tindell, Vice President of Disposal Operations Support at WM; and Amber Wellman, Chief Sustainability Officer at Chemours.

The full WHC Board of Directors is as follows:

Laurie Davies Adams, Director of Programs, Pollinator Partnership

Delf Bintakies, VP Sustainability, Safety, Health & Environment, Bayer

Bill Brady, Independent Consultant

Dave Cetola, Vice President of Government Affairs – North America, Solvay

William Cobb, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

Edan Dionne, Vice President, Environmental, Energy & Chemical Management Programs, IBM

Sunny Elebua, SVP, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Exelon

Connie Hergert, Vice President Real Estate, Ontario Power Generation

Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan

Mark Johnston, Strategy Lead, Biodiversity & Nature-based Solutions, BP

Matthew Kolesar, Chief Environmental Scientist, ExxonMobil

Alan Kreisberg, Independent Consultant

Chris May, Senior Vice Present of Safety, Health and Environment, CRH

Chris Morgan, Filmmaker and Educator

Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC

Mark Patterson, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety Services, USA, BASF

Shawn Patterson, Vice President, Environmental Management & Safety, DTE Energy

Gregory Ronczka, Vice President, Environment & Sustainability, Heidelberg Materials

Bill Sisson, Executive Director, WBCSD North America

Bryan Tindell, Vice President of Disposal Operations Support, WM

Amber Wellman, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chemours

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