ILTA knows that the terminal industry of today is more innovative and more dynamic than ever. Keeping your professional knowledge and skills up-to-date has never been more important to you or your company. That’s why this past year, ILTA expanded the conference planning process to include more of our members’ suggestions for fresh and exciting content. This year’s program features topics you have not seen at any terminal conference previously, thanks to over one hundred contributors.  

We are looking forward to introducing you to these new topics, new speakers, and new ways of engaging with your colleagues to maximize your learning while you are with us in Houston. We will bring back some old friends, too, keeping in mind the mainstay topics that continue to be vital for terminal industry professionals everywhere.

We know it is our wide array of participants and selection of quality speakers which make our conference a success each year. Please join us and help make ILTA 2021 our best conference yet!

Please note:

The conference program and schedule are subject to change and will be updated routinely on the conference website.

• The 2021 post-conference training sessions have been cancelled. Please consider registering in advance for the ILTA 2022 post-conference training sessions.

SUNDAY, October 3

2021 ILTA Golf Tournmanent
Houston’s Wildcat Golf Club, 1:00 PM Shotgun Start

MONDAY, October 4

8:00-8:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Bernt A. Netland, Chairman of the 2021 Board of Directors – Kathryn Clay, ILTA President
Marriott Marquis / Texas Ballrooms D & E
8:15-9:10 a.m.
KEYNOTE BREAKFAST
Adm. William McRaven, USN (Ret.)
Marriott Marquis / Texas Ballrooms D & E
9:10-9:20 a.m.
Break
Environment (ROOM A) HS&S (ROOM B) Operations (ROOM C) Executive (ROOM F) Professional Development (ROOM H)
9:20-10:40 a.m.
Clearing the Air: Environmental Permitting & Compliance Issues
  • Brian Burdorf, Trinity Consultants
  • Rob Ferry, Trinity Consultants
  • Keith Ocheski, Buckeye Partners
  • David Kennebeck, Magellan Midstream Partners
9:20-10:40 a.m.
Electrical Safety: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • Micah Smith, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
  • Dennis Mendenhall, MPC Terminals
  • Henry Matthews, Marathon Petroleum Company
9:20-10:40 a.m.
Digital Transformation and High-Tech Terminal Operations
  • Tennyson Reed, Acuraflow
  • Kevin Kupitz, Qi2 Elements
  • Brian Kinsey, Square Robot
9:20-10:40 a.m.
Session Canceled
9:20-10:40 a.m.
Mastering Your Memory
  • Tyler Enslin, Enslin International
10:50-11:25 a.m.
Implications of Changes to EPA’s Once In, Always In Major Source Guidance
  • Karen Brignac, PPM Consultants
10:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Terminal Security Regulatory Update: What You Need to Know
  • Kelly Murray, CISA
  • Zeina Azar, CISA
  • Audrey Speer, CISA
10:50-11:25 a.m.
Jurisdictional Boundaries in Midstream – Where is the Line?
  • Lauren Mercer, Provenance Consulting
10:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Global Overview of Tank Storage Markets
  • Patrick Kulsen, Insights Global
10:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Managers’ Master Class: Giving Effective Feedback
  • Tyler Enslin, Enslin International
11:35 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
FLIR Cameras: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Jonathan Wills, Marathon Petroleum Company
  • Keith Ocheski, Buckeye Partners
11:35 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
The Five Pillars: Elements of a Succesful Tank Turnaround Management
  • Pat Stanton, RLG International
12:10-1:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
David Wasserman
Marriott Marquis / Texas Ballrooms D & E
1:30-2:50 p.m.
PFAS/PFOA: What’s Next?
  • Taryn McKnight, Eurofins TestAmerica
  • Niall Ramsden, LASTFIRE
  • Dora Chiang, Wood
1:30-2:50 p.m.
Human Centered Performance (HCP)
  • Mike Jackson, Bechtel Energy
1:30-2:05 p.m.
Pressure Vacuum Systems on Low Pressure (Atmospheric) Tanks
  • Ene Okinedo, Provenance Consulting
1:30-2:50 p.m.
Cybersecurity: You’re More Vulnerable Than You Think
  • Moderator: Jerry Jerdine, Ergon Inc. 
  • Russell Roberts, TSA
  • John Felker, CISA
  • Rear Adm. John Mauger, USCG
  • Capt. Jason Smith, USCG
1:30-2:50 p.m.
The New Demands of Leadership in a Multi-Generational Workplace
  • Warren Wright, Second Wave Learning
2:15-2:50 p.m.
Which AST Inspection Standard Applies? An STI vs. API Comparison
  • Gary Diewald, Antea Group
2:50-3:05 p.m.
Break
3:05-4:25 p.m.
Your Best-in-Class Facility Response Plan
  • Troy Swackhammer, EPA
  • Comdr. Nicole Rodriguez, USCG Houston-Galveston
3:05-4:25 p.m.
Understanding Fire Protection Requirements for Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Moderator: Rama Challa, Matrix PDM
  • Brian Olsen, Phillips 66
3:05-4:25 p.m.
Staying on the Rails: Preparing for Your FRA Inspection
  • Michael Mashburn, Colonial Terminal Group
3:05-4:25 p.m.
Session Canceled
3:05-4:25 p.m.
Crisis Leadership: Activating Your Organization to Prepare and Respond to Emergencies
  • Ernest DelBuono, Hogan Lovells
  • Mark Irion, Hogan Lovells
4:35-5:55 p.m.
ESG Reporting: Best Practices for Engaging Your Stakeholders on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Julie Mouton, Antea Group
  • Traci Johnson, IMTT
  • Olga Puntus, Wells Fargo
4:35-5:55 p.m.
Session Canceled
4:35-5:10 p.m.
From Ship to Shore: Understanding New Guidance for Marine Loading Arms
  • Ricardo Martinez, OCIMF
  • Walter Sonne, Chevron Corporation
4:35-5:55 p.m.
The Health and Vitality of Our Nation’s Waterways: Is Washington Listening?
  • Brig. Gen. Chris Beck, Army Corps of Engineers
  • Tracy Zea, Waterways Council
  • Jim Walker, American Association of Port Authorities
  • Rear Adm. John Mauger, USCG
4:35-5:55 p.m.
Employee Engagement: Getting the Most Out of Your Most Important Asset
  • Walter Nusbaum, The Nusbaum Group
5:20-5:55 p.m.
3-D Laser Surveys for High Accuracy Tank Imaging
  • Ronnie Blackwell, Clearpoint Consulting Engineers
  • Mark Metivier, Gauge Point Calibration Inc.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Conference Reception
Marriott Marquis / Texas Ballrooms D & E

TUESDAY, October 5

7:30-8:30 a.m.
SAFETY AWARDS BREAKFAST
Marriott Marquis / Texas Ballrooms D & E
Environment (ROOM A) HS&S (ROOM B) Operations (ROOM C) Executive (ROOM F) Professional Development (ROOM H)
8:40-10:00 a.m.
Strategic Approaches to Permitting Challenges
  • Mike Smith, Norwest Engineering
  • Catie Kerns, Stewardship Solutions
  • Brien Flanagan, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
8:40-10:00 a.m.
Session Canceled
8:40-10:00 a.m.
Planning for Resilience: Terminal Facilities and Natural Disasters – PART 1
  • Jamie Ellen Padgett, Rice University
  • Mark Kachelmyer, Kinder Morgan
8:40-10:00 a.m.
AFFF to FFFA: A Regulatory Overview of the Firefighting Foat Transition Away from PFAS
  • Haley Armstrong, AJW Inc.
  • Caitlin Clark, AJW Inc.


8:40-10:00 a.m.
The New Demands of Leadership in a Multi-Generational Workplace
  • Warren Wright, Second Wave Learning
10:10-10:30 a.m
Break
10:30-11:50 a.m.
The Eye in the Sky: Using Drones to Ensure Safe and Secure Operations
  • Moderator: Ronnie Blackwell, Clearpoint Consulting Engineers
  • Tres Smith, NuStar Energy
  • Suzanne Lemieux, American Petroleum Institute
  • C.J. Vinger, SkySkopes Oil
  • Chase Attwood, SkySkopes Oil
10:30-11:50 a.m.
Chemical Safety Regulations Update: What You Need To Know
  • John King, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLC
  • Steve Arendt, JSA Consulting
  • Micah Smith, Conn Macial Carey LLC
  • Deanne Grant, EPA
10:30-11:50 a.m.
Planning for Resilience: Terminal Facilities and Natural Disasters – PART 2
  • Mike Walker, Marine Spill Response Corporation
  • Dane Mercer, Trinity Consultants
10:30-11:50 a.m.
Introduction to Blockchain for Terminal Professionals
  • Anjaney Borwankar, Navozyme/The Nautical Institute
  • Capt. Maneesh Varma, The Nautical Institute
  • Giulio Toscani, ESADE, Barcelona/Pacifico, Business School, Lima
  • Jeremy Herschaft, BLANK ROME
10:30-11:50 a.m.
Technology Tools for Operations Training
  • Marcus Castillo, Marathon Petroleum Company
  • Kevin Canaday, Pond & Company
12:00-1:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
Brigadier General Chris Beck
Marriott Marquis / Texas Ballrooms D & E
1:30 p.m.
TRADE SHOW OPENS
CONVENTION CENTER / Halls A & B
EXHIBITOR PRESENTATIONS
Convention Center / ILTA Central
1:30-2:00 p.m.
TechnipFMC
2:15-2:45 p.m.
Dearman Systems
3:00-3:30 p.m.
Velostics
3:45-4:15 p.m.
Eddyfi Technologies
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Transrail Innovation Group (TRIG)
5:30 p.m.
PRIZE GIVEAWAY – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
6:00 p.m.
TRADE SHOW CLOSES
6:00-7:30 p.m.
TRADE SHOW RECEPTION
Marriott Marquis / Parkview Terrace

WEDNESDAY, October 6

9:00 a.m.
TRADE SHOW OPENS
1:30 p.m.
PRIZE GIVEAWAY – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
2:00 p.m.
TRADE SHOW CLOSES