Business Safety

Business Safety

Presented by PG&E

Tuesday, June 25
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Safety is important to your customers and  a critical success factor for your business regardless of location, size or industry. Promoting every-day safety and preparing for emergencies and climate events are equally important. By developing a clear safety policy, plan, and documented practices you are taking important steps that will mitigate risk, improve productivity and enhance employee satisfaction. This circuit will help you understand the essential elements of developing a business safety plan and how to use one to effectively grow your business.

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Joan Kerr, Director of Supplier Chain Responsibility, PG&E


Joan Namahana Kerr is PG&E’s Director of Supplier Chain Responsibility (Supplier Diversity, Sustainability and Ethics).  Under her leadership PG&E has more than tripled its annual spend with diverse business enterprises, exceeding $2 billion and 40 percent of total procurement since 2013. During her tenure, PG&E has garnered many supplier diversity recognitions, including those given by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Most recently, PG&E was admitted to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an elite group of corporations that annually spend $1 billion or more with certified diverse suppliers.

Hannah Kain, President & CEO, ALOM


Hannah Kain is President and CEO of ALOM, a global supply chain company she founded in 1997 headquartered in Fremont, California.

Hannah was born in Denmark and immigrated to the US in 1990. She taught at Copenhagen Business School and holds three university degrees.

Hannah is a Board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She serves on the Advisory Council of Heritage Bank of Commerce, AM BayArea, ACG-SV, and The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Kain is a member of the exclusive invitation-only Committee of 200 for executive women.

Pamela Isom, President/CEO, ICE Safety Solutions


Pamela Isom’s life changing moment came as a teenager when she used her lifeguard CPR skills to recognize her father was suffering congestive heart failure and she leaped into action. Because of her love of life, it is no surprise Ms. Isom earned a degree in Biological Sciences from UC Davis and started her career as a Biologist in Preclinical Drug Development and Cardiovascular Pharmacology. After 9 years in research, she left her career with the birth of her daughter and started an American Heart Association CPR training company.

Fast forward 20 years, ICE Safety Solutions is a nationally ranked safety company executing innovative & transformational safety training, equipment and services focused on mitigating employee illness, injury and loss of life for corporations across the US.  

Kelly A. Tomblin, Chief Executive Officer, INTREN L.L.C.


Kelly Tomblin, CEO of Intren and author of 100 Days of Doing Power Differently and ThinkLove, has more than twenty-five years of leadership experience. She has worked throughout the U.S, in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.K. in all areas of industry, including legal, customer service, regulatory, plant and field operations, and organization transformation.

A winner of the S&L Platts Global CEO of the Year award, Kelly was named one of the most powerful women in Jamaica and one of the top women over 50 in Chicago. She now serves as Chief Executive Officer of INTREN, L.L.C., a leading utility solutions provider based in Union, IL with 14 regional offices throughout the country.  INTREN is one of the largest owned and operated WBE-certified specialty utility contractors in the United States and is proud to have a majority female board with a chairwoman, Loretta Rosenmayer, who was named 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources category.  Loretta founded Intren with a commitment to diversity and inclusion.