SESHA 2008 Speaker Biography

Laurie Beu
Principal, Laurie S. Beu Consulting, Austin, TX

Laurie Beu is a consultant in the area of environmental policy, strategy and management. Ms Beu has extensive experience as an environmental professional including environmental program development and compliance management, integration of environmental solutions into manufacturing process development, and industry benchmarking. She has formulated company and industry environmental strategies, and has served as an industry representative in environmental policy negotiations with suppliers and government agencies. Ms Beu is a Lead Author on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), developing estimating guidelines for electronics industry greenhouse gas emissions. She also serves on the technical working group responsible for developing the ESH portion of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. Ms Beu is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. Prior to starting her consulting business, she worked in the semiconductor industry for 22 years, employed by Motorola and Advanced Micro Devices. Dawn E. Speranza has held various positions if the EHS field and is currently the REACH program manager for the Intel Global Fab Materials EHS organization. Prior to this, Dawn was on assignment at International SEMATECH where she project managed various global chemical initiatives and ESH assessments of new materials and processes for the advanced technologies. She also worked at the Intel Hudson facility in Construction Safety, Mergers and Acquisitions, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety. She has a B.S. degree from Tulane University and a M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dawn is a certified Industrial Hygienist and Safety Professional. Dawn currently holds the position of president elect on the SESHA Board of Directors. Dawn enjoys the outdoors by skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, and snorkeling. Mary Majors is a Principal Safety Specialist in the Product Safety department of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. She has over twenty years of experience in the chemical industry in both commercial and EH&S functions. Mary is on the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association, is a member of the American Chemistry Councilís Nanotechnology Panel, the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, and participated on the 2005 ITRS Working Group for Environmental, Safety and Health. Mary has presented at various semiconductor industry conferences on product stewardship topics. Mary received a B.S. in Medical Technology from Fitchburg State College.


Dawn Speranza
Intel Corporation, Albuquerque, NM




Mary Majors
Air Products & Chemicals, Carlsbad, CA