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Environmental Regulation in the 21st Century: We Need a Change

Michael Hertel is the first speaker in the series Corporate Environmental Leadership sponsored by the Roberts Environmental Center. Executives from corporations whose main business is energy or manufacturing have been invited to discuss creative and innovative approaches to environmental policies to meet the current move toward a deregulated utility market.

Hertel is Manager of Environmental Affairs for Southern California Edison Company in Rosemead. Joining the company in 1972, he has been serving in the environmental division since 1981. His professional responsibilities are to manage and direct activities of the company involving the identification of current and future environmental issues, legislation, and trends; to develop integrated environmental quality improvement plans; and to recommend policy for corporate action.

Hertel is responsible for contacts with a number of environmental agencies, among them the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Coastal Commission, and the California Air Resources Board. He is also active in many professional and community affiliations dedicated to the improvement of California's environmental quality system.

Hertel is a graduate of San Jose State College where he received his B.A. in international relations. He earned his M.A. in American government and international relations and his Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate University.

You are cordially invited to an evening discussion with an expert in the field of environmental regulation and management for the state of California.