Overview

The AFPM National Occupational & Process Safety Conference is the premier event for safety professionals in the refining and petrochemical industries. Leverage the knowledge of your peers through practical, actionable practices, programs, and learnings that can improve safety performance at your site. 

What to Expect:

  • Timely & Relevant Tracks: Learn from industry experts on topics like human performance and big data.
  • Safety Awards Event: Come celebrate our Safety Award Winners from 2023 and honor their effort and achievements.
  • Exhibitors: Meet and talk with representatives of companies offering a variety of safety-related services to the refining and petrochemical industries.
  • All Regions: Meet and network with your peers from the Process and Occupational Safety Regional Networks.

Who’s Attending?

  • Process Safety Engineers
  • Facility Safety Managers
  • Corporate Safety Professionals

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Schedule
Tuesday May 14, 2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Registration
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Wednesday May 15, 2024
07:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Break
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Thursday May 16, 2024
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Time Title
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Registration
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Time Title
07:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Michael A. Bukowski — SVP, Head of Refining, PBF Energy Inc.
Fritz Kin — Director of Refining Safety, Security & Emergency Response, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Andrea Baker — The HOP Mentor
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mitchell Blackburn — Operational Excellence Coordinator, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Paige Smith — Safety Coordinator, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
Natarsha N. Carter — BT Area Safety Advisor, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
Johnathan S. Brenier — Advanced Safety Advisor, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
Brian Nagel — Mechanical Department Manager, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
Meghann Williams — Safety Advisor, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
John Hale — Safety, Security and EP&R SLS, Gulf Coast Growth Ventures
Michelle Baker — Safety & Risk Advisor, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
Taylor Roakes — HSE Engineer, LyondellBasell Industries
Jason C. Vincent — HSE Specialist, LyondellBasell Industries
Gary W. Stuck Jr. — Personal Safety Professional, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Jeff Cantrell — Health & Safety Team Leader, Phillips 66
Matthew Lindquist — Refinery Safety Manager, Valero Energy Corporation
Gerardo Rodriguez — Sr Safety Engineer, Valero Energy Corporation
Emily Brooks — Safety Engineer, Valero Energy Corporation
Justin Cockrell — Refinery Safety Manager, Valero Energy Corporation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fritz Kin — Director of Refining Safety, Security & Emergency Response, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Dean Amato — TAR Manager, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
James Lefler — President & CEO, JCL Safety Services
Eric Biggs — Vice President of Operations, JCL Safety Services
Miles Hansen — Director of Safety, Security and ER, HF Sinclair Corporation
Elizabeth A. Manning — Manager, Risk and Process Safety, Cheniere Energy
Ashley Hackler — Health & Safety Specialist, Phillips 66
Michael Roache — Safety Supervisor, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Tommy Nipp — Director of Training, Health and Safety Council
Samantha Hall — Safety Supervisor, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Bob Blundell — Consultant
Larry Webb — FHR Health and Safety Director, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Hope Gray — Refining HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Andrew Stow — Operations Health and Safety Manager, Phillips 66
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Samantha Hall — Safety Supervisor, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Shannon Burnell — Operator, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Willis Jernigan — Director, Safety & Health, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
Adam Piegols — Safety Supervisor, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Joe Hurd — PSM Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Andrew Graham — HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Tyson Bagley — President & Safety Rep, Phillips 66
Larry Webb — FHR Health and Safety Director, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
David Dolnick — Process Safety, Emergency Response and Security Team Lead, Phillips 66
John Gross — Emergency Response Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Niall Ramsden
Sheila Bottjen — Director Technology – Operational Risk Management, Valero Energy Corporation
Michael Smith — Senior Consultant, HF Alkylation Consultants, LLC
Liana Siegel — HF Alkylation Technologist, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Bill McEnroe — Corporate HS&S Director, Monroe Energy, LLC
Layne Boudreaux — Production Superintendent, Cheniere Energy
Gabe LaLande, Cheniere Energy
Todd Conner, Cheniere Energy
Lowell Nance, Cheniere Energy
David Ybarra — Inspection Program Leader, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Sascha Schieke, Molex LLC
Bart Aupperle, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Andrew Laszewski — Process Engineering Manager, Cenovus Energy Inc.
Shanahan Mondal — Director - Health, Safety, & Environmental, Cheniere Energy
Andrea Baker — The HOP Mentor
Dawn Wurst — Director of Safety Strategic Initiatives, Koch Company Services
Fritz Kin — Director of Refining Safety, Security & Emergency Response, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Shiva Krishnasamy — OT/PCD-IT Security, Motiva Enterprises LLC
Jed Comeaux — Health and Safety Innovation Team Lead, Motiva Enterprises LLC
Eric Roberts — Director - Health & Safety, Motiva Enterprises LLC
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Break
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Samantha Hall — Safety Supervisor, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Shannon Burnell — Operator, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Willis Jernigan — Director, Safety & Health, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
Nicholas Martin — Safety Supervisor, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Barret Von Behren — Process Safety Supervisor, Marathon Petroleum Company
Ben Way — HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Kacey Lopez — Operator, Phillips 66
Larry Webb — FHR Health and Safety Director, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
David Dolnick — Process Safety, Emergency Response and Security Team Lead, Phillips 66
John Gross — Emergency Response Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Niall Ramsden
Sheila Bottjen — Director Technology – Operational Risk Management, Valero Energy Corporation
Michael Smith — Senior Consultant, HF Alkylation Consultants, LLC
Liana Siegel — HF Alkylation Technologist, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Bill McEnroe — Corporate HS&S Director, Monroe Energy, LLC
Layne Boudreaux — Production Superintendent, Cheniere Energy
Gabe LaLande, Cheniere Energy
Todd Conner, Cheniere Energy
Lowell Nance, Cheniere Energy
David Ybarra — Inspection Program Leader, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Sascha Schieke, Molex LLC
Bart Aupperle, Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Andrew Laszewski — Process Engineering Manager, Cenovus Energy Inc.
Shanahan Mondal — Director - Health, Safety, & Environmental, Cheniere Energy
Andrea Baker — The HOP Mentor
Dawn Wurst — Director of Safety Strategic Initiatives, Koch Company Services
Fritz Kin — Director of Refining Safety, Security & Emergency Response, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Shiva Krishnasamy — OT/PCD-IT Security, Motiva Enterprises LLC
Jed Comeaux — Health and Safety Innovation Team Lead, Motiva Enterprises LLC
Eric Roberts — Director - Health & Safety, Motiva Enterprises LLC
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Time Title
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Eric J. Conn — Founding Partner and Chair, OSHA Practice Group, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Valerie Butera — Senior Counsel, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Fritz Kin — Director of Refining Safety, Security & Emergency Response, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Kip Gary — President and Chief Executive Officer, Brock Group
Alyssa Parks — Process Engineering Manager, Technology and Operations Support, Pemex Deer Park
Hi Chen — Refinery Process Chemist, Pemex Deer Park
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Kellan Guarisco — Industrial Hygienist, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
Tyler Jackson — Industrial Hygiene Team Lead, Phillips 66
Kurt Haden Church — HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Justin A. Savage — Partner, Sidley Austin
Cody Fikes — Director; Occupational Health & Safety, Cheniere Energy
Ashley Hackler — Health & Safety Specialist, Phillips 66
Alfredo P. Morales — Safety Professional, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Sean Benoit — Senior Vice President, Health & Safety, HPC
Mike Phelps — Vice President, Turner Industries Group, LLC
Hope Gray — Refining HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Andrew Mezera — Director FCC Technology, Valero Energy Corporation
Stephen Gill — Director, Process Safety, HF Sinclair Corporation
Richard Evanson — Process Safety Engineering Superintendent, Cheniere Energy
Stephen Gill — Director, Process Safety, HF Sinclair Corporation
Mark Farley — Partner, Farley & Partners LLP
Cody Fikes — Director; Occupational Health & Safety, Cheniere Energy
Justin Newton — Health & Safety Specialist, Phillips 66
Audra Higgins — Operation, Phillips 66
David Coleman — Superintendent Refinery Safety, Valero Energy Corporation
Gerardo Rodriguez — Sr Safety Engineer, Valero Energy Corporation
Woodrow Henderson, Valero Refining Company
Tommy Sessum — Workforce Safety Specialist, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Justin Mecham — Director of Occupational Health and Safety, Valero Energy Corporation
Kurt Haden Church — HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Adrianne Switzer — Health and Safety Manager, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Darren Swisher — Global Safety & Risk Operations Support Manager, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Kellan Guarisco — Industrial Hygienist, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
Tyler Jackson — Industrial Hygiene Team Lead, Phillips 66
Kurt Haden Church — HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Justin A. Savage — Partner, Sidley Austin
Cody Fikes — Director; Occupational Health & Safety, Cheniere Energy
Ashley Hackler — Health & Safety Specialist, Phillips 66
Alfredo P. Morales — Safety Professional, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Sean Benoit — Senior Vice President, Health & Safety, HPC
Mike Phelps — Vice President, Turner Industries Group, LLC
Hope Gray — Refining HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Andrew Mezera — Director FCC Technology, Valero Energy Corporation
Stephen Gill — Director, Process Safety, HF Sinclair Corporation
Richard Evanson — Process Safety Engineering Superintendent, Cheniere Energy
Stephen Gill — Director, Process Safety, HF Sinclair Corporation
Mark Farley — Partner, Farley & Partners LLP
Cody Fikes — Director; Occupational Health & Safety, Cheniere Energy
Justin Newton — Health & Safety Specialist, Phillips 66
Audra Higgins — Operation, Phillips 66
David Coleman — Superintendent Refinery Safety, Valero Energy Corporation
Gerardo Rodriguez — Sr Safety Engineer, Valero Energy Corporation
Woodrow Henderson, Valero Refining Company
Tommy Sessum — Workforce Safety Specialist, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Justin Mecham — Director of Occupational Health and Safety, Valero Energy Corporation
Kurt Haden Church — HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Adrianne Switzer — Health and Safety Manager, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Darren Swisher — Global Safety & Risk Operations Support Manager, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Exhibitor Information

A limited number of 6' x 30" Table top Exhibits will be available. Registrants will have access to your displays during the two lunches and a reception on May 15. 

Tabletop fees
Members: $950*
Non-members: $1,800*

*Note: this fee includes one complimentary registration

Apply Today!
You may submit your application online. The deadline to apply is 4/26

Online Exhibit Application 

Exhibit Cancellation Policy
In applying for space, the exhibitor must pay the full cost of the space with the application. A full refund will be made if space is not available. Refunds for cancellations will be made only if the space can be resold, according to the following schedule:

By April 22, 2024: 50%
After April 22, 2024: 0%

Cancellations must be made in writing and forwarded to the exhibits manager at nscexhibits@afpm.org

Questions? Email nscexhibits@afpm.org 

Registration

Registration fees are based on AFPM membership. If your company is a member of AFPM, you qualify for the member fees.

Save $100 on registration fees by registering on or before April 22nd. Registration fees increase by $100 on April 23rd. Online registration closes on May 10, 2024.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made by April 12, 2024, with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between April 13 and April 26, 2024, will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after April 26, 2024. No telephone cancellations.

Registration Fees
Name Price Available To
Member Registration - Early $1,050.00 Members
Member Registration - Late $1,150.00 Members
Non-Member Registration - Early $1,550.00 Non-Members
Non-Member Registration - Late $1,650.00 Non-Members
Spouse Registration $100.00

Special Events

All ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only. Tickets can be purchased at the time of online registration. To purchase tickets after registration is completed, click Register Now, and add the tickets you wish to purchase without making any other changes to the registration. You will only be charged for what has been added.

Tickets must be purchased by May 7th in order to attend. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.

Special Events Fees
Name Price Available To
Immersive Learning Committee Meeting
Immersive Learning Committee Meeting $0.00
Process Safety Advisory Group Meeting
PSAG Meeting $0.00
Safety and Health Committee Meeting
Safety and Health Committee Meeting \ $0.00
AFPM Annual Safety Awards Event
SA Event Ticket $125.00
AFPM Annual Safety Awards Event
SA Event Ticket $125.00 Everyone

Details

Online Registration Deadline:

May 10th is the last date to register online.  After that time, conference registrations can be made on-site in San Antoonio.

Safety Awards Event Tickets:

Tickets may be purchased for any company employee and guest. To purchase Safety Award Event tickets ONLY, register the individual for the conference and select the registration option "Safety Award Event Only." Save through to the events page and indicate the number of tickets you wish to purchase.

Sponsorship Information:

Show your support for the industry and get additional exposure at the conference by sponsoring at the National Occupational & Process Safety Conference.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Send an inquiry to sponsorships@afpm.org.

Meeting Attire: 

Business Casual - shirts with collars; no ties, no jeans, no sneakers and no shorts.

Travel:

Taxi: Approximate cost from San Antonio International Airport (MSY) is $24-$29 one way.

Parking: Valet -  $57 USD; Self-Parking - $45 USD. Plus applicable taxes. 

Housing

Reservations cannot be made prior to conference registration. If you register before the hotel cut-off date, you will receive a link to make a hotel reservation once your registration is complete. You can also find the link to reserve your housing at the top of your confirmation email.

Be sure to register and reserve your room by April 22. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market Street 
San Antonio, TX 78205

Guest Room
Rate: $225.00 Single Occupancy

Please note: All exhibitors must register for the conference. One complimentary booth pass is in included in the booth space fee.

By registering for this meeting you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by AFPM's policies on registration, housing, cancellation, spouse/guest registration, and fees.

Registration Policy
Those who are present at the site of an AFPM meeting and/or occupy a hotel room in the AFPM room block to conduct business with industry personnel gathered for that meeting are expected to register for that meeting and pay the registration fee, whether or not they attend a specific function.

Member Fee Eligibility
The member rate is based on membership information currently on file with AFPM. If your company is not currently a member, the non-member fees will be charged to your credit card.

Spouse/Guest Policy
A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend or an adult child (18 years old or older) who is not in an industry-related occupation. A co-worker, an associate, or a spouse who works within the industry may not use the Spouse/Guest Registration category.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and emailed to NSC@afpm.org. Substitute conference registrations may be made in advance or on arrival with no penalty. Substitutions can be made online by the individual who entered the registration or can be submitted in writing to NSC@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by April 12, 2024 with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between April 13 and April 26, 2024 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after April 26, 2024. No telephone cancellations.

No Suit-casing Please


Please note that while all meeting registrants are invited to the exhibition, any non-exhibitor registrant who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, in another company's booth, or in violation of any portion of the AFPM Exhibition Policy will be asked to leave the show floor. Please report any violations you may observe to show management.

Recording Policy
Video recording, streaming or broadcasting of the exhibit hall, general sessions, workshops and discussions is strictly prohibited. Audio recording is permitted only in the workshops and for the sole purpose of private use. Any recording for purposes of reproduction or distribution without the written consent of the AFPM is strictly prohibited.

Photo Release
By registering for this conference, I hereby grant AFPM, its licensees and assigns, the right to use my name, biographic material, as well as, photos, or videos taken of me during the conference in news media, websites, publications, programs, articles, and/or marketing materials.

AFPM Antitrust Guidelines
AFPM takes its antitrust compliance obligations seriously and our antitrust policy goes beyond the minimum requirements.

To ensure compliance with the antitrust laws and avoid any appearance of anticompetitive activity, every participant in AFPM meetings and AFPM activities must adhere to the AFPM antitrust guidelines.

Therefore, there should be no discussion or disclosure of information with respect to:

  • Individual company's prices, profits, premiums, surcharges, or discounts;

  • your intent to do business with specific customers;

  • proposed product offerings;

  • allocation of geographic or product markets;

  • any refusal to deal with a customer or supplier;

  • how to respond to the market behavior of a competitor;

  • company's non-public, confidential information; or

  • any other topic involving a potentially anticompetitive practice.


It is not only your duty to follow the AFPM policy, but also to affirmatively stop any conversations on impermissible subjects. If a discussion presents an antitrust issue, raise your concern immediately. If the discussion continues, announce that you are leaving the meeting because you have an antitrust concern and immediately report your concern to AFPM staff and legal counsel. These Guidelines apply both during the meeting and at informal social events involving AFPM members.

This reference is an overview of AFPM's Antitrust Guidelines. It is not a substitute for legal counsel. Any and all antitrust related concerns should be addressed to AFPM's General Counsel.

Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code
The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) has adopted the following “Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code” (hereinafter, “the Code”). Every member of AFPM, their designated representatives, and non-member attendees at all AFPM meetings and forums agree to abide by the Code as a condition of membership in AFPM and attendance and participation at AFPM meetings and forums.

The Code requires the following of all individuals attending AFPM meetings and forums:

  • Adherence to the AFPM bylaws and the AFPM policies and procedures, as adopted by AFPM’s Board of Directors.

  • Strict compliance with antitrust laws.

  • Adherence to all applicable federal and state laws.

  • Maintenance of the highest level of professional and personal ethical behavior while attending AFPM meetings and forums.

  • Prevention of certain behaviors, including harassment, violence, intimidation and discrimination of any kind involving race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or, where applicable, veteran or marital status.

  • Assurance that conduct at all times and in all professional and personal dealings with each other and other attendees is with the highest level of integrity and courtesy.

  • Sharing of knowledge and expertise as speakers at AFPM educational events and sessions whenever practicable, without soliciting or explicitly promoting their own organization's products or services.

  • Working to instill public and consumer confidence in the petrochemical and refining industries, its member companies, and its professionals, avoiding any action conducive to discrediting members of AFPM.

  • Refraining from scheduling general attendance meetings, receptions or other events at times that conflict with substantive programming or social events at AFPM meetings without express written permission of AFPM.


Failure to abide by the Code may result, for the first offense, in informal censure of a company or individual by the AFPM Executive Committee. If violations of the Code continue after such an informal censure, a company may be subject to expulsion from AFPM, or an individual to exclusion from participation in AFPM activities, by the Board of Directors.

Entertainment Policy
We ask your cooperation in observing Association policy on activities held in conjunction with any AFPM meeting:

  • Meetings or social activities should not be scheduled that take registrants away from AFPM programs and AFPM-sponsored activities;

  • Any company sponsoring a function to which 25 or more people are invited should outline its plans for advance approval by AFPM. In general, such functions will be approved if they do not unduly take registrants away from AFPM-sponsored activities;

  • All representatives of companies sponsoring hospitality activities are expected to register for the meeting;

  • Hospitality suites are expected to close by 12:00 a.m.;

  • Food, beverage and service personnel (bartenders, hostesses, etc.) must be obtained through the hotel catering department;

  • Suite promotional activities are to avoid the use of elaborate entertainment, expensive door prizes, suite attendance solicitation by individuals who are not full-time employees of the sponsoring company, or other similar activities.

Sponsorship Information

Show your support for the industry and get additional exposure at the conference by sponsoring at the National Occupational & Process Safety Conference.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Send an inquiry to sponsorships@afpm.org.