On episode 84 of EHS On Tap, Natasha Porter, chief customer officer at Benchmark Digital Partners, Jennifer Evans, EHS program manager at The Heico Companies, and Kade Medd, strategic growth manager at Benchmark, talk about how technology is helping businesses with their environment, social, and governance efforts. This episode is sponsored by Benchmark Digital Partners.
Natasha Porter, Chief Customer Officer of Benchmark Digital Partners LLC, has over 20 years of experience and leadership in the EHS and the digital solution field, with roles as a Compliance Assurance Manager, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Program Manager, EVP, and her current role as Chief Customer Officer for Benchmark. Her history of leading large organizational compliance and regulatory based digital initiatives for diverse global customers has been key in her career and current role. Natasha received her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and graduated with a M.S.E. in Environmental Management and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Jennifer Evans, EHS Program Manager for The Heico Companies, LLC, is responsible for Benchmark project implementation and administration. Prior to joining Heico, Jennifer worked at GE Aviation where she was instrumental in GE Aviation’s main site’s achievement of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program VPP Star certification (a site of 7,000 employees). Jennifer has also worked at Cytiva, where she was the Business Administrator for Benchmark, Complyworks, and Cority. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Environmental from University of Cincinnati.
Kade Medd, Strategic Growth Manager at Benchmark Digital Partners LLC (renamed from Gensuite LLC on 1-Jan-2021), has over a decade of experience and leadership in the technology sector and digital solution field, with various growth focused roles in Education, Finance and Environmental Health & Safety. In his current role at Benchmark Digital, he partners with cross-functional teams to leverage advanced technologies and deliver best-in-class ESG solutions to Benchmark’s subscriber community.
In 2008, Kade received his B.A. in Sociology from Augsburg University (Minnesota) with emphasis in Structure of Organizations, Crime & Deviance, and Studio Art & Design. He is also a recipient of the Presidential Service Aware for his role as Safety Officer in AmeriCorps.