Kathleen M. Roberts
Vice President, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C.
 

 
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EDUCATION:

BS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1986

 
RANKINGS & RECOGNITION:

Received highest marks as speaker at National Association of Chemical Distributors Southern Region meeting in 2011: “Import/Export presentation made the trip worthwhile.” – Lucinda Schofer, NACD.

 “Many of our employees in the Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs rely on your knowledge and expertise in their work with you at the American Chemistry Council. I know they always speak highly of your leadership and skill in the chemicals management area... You have a gift for explaining complex technical matters in a way lay people can understand.” – Greg Babe, President and CEO of Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C. (January 2008).

 “Your presentation was excellent and you certainly are expert on the topic.” – John Ulrich, Chemical Industry Council of California (May 2008).Davis

 

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As Vice President of B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), Kathleen Roberts is an essential resource for industry groups, providing cost effective administrative and management services to ensure their interests are protected and their voices heard on issues of concern. She offers demonstrated success and an impressive track record in this capacity, and is a recognized expert in chemical control regulations specifically under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Ms. Roberts is highly regarded as a leader in domestic and international science and policy program management, for industry groups engaged in legislative and regulatory advocacy, research, and public outreach and communications. In June 2013, Ms. Roberts was invited to provide expert testimony on understanding the history and impact of TSCA before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

Ms. Roberts has more than 20 years of experience in chemical control issues related to TSCA. Her background as a toxicology lab technician gives her unique insights in contracting for research or regulatory-required testing. She has a large network of colleagues to draw from in various trade associations and chemical companies. She has been lauded for her logical and pragmatic approach to problem solving, and her ability to break down complicated programs and regulatory compliance issues into easy to understand concepts and simple stepwise approaches.

In her work, Ms. Roberts provides strategic management, technical input, and administrative support for industry consortia, including meeting/conference logistics, recordkeeping, budget development, accounting services, and membership recruitment and retention. She develops communication materials, including testimonies, press releases, web materials, and industry guidance. She enhances the benefits of a consortium, providing timely and accurate communications on domestic and international regulatory and legislative issues, and providing as needed access to specific experts to help consortia members achieve their advocacy goals.

Representative Engagements:

  • Organized, hosted, and participated in a critically important and timely workshop with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding interpretation and policies on byproduct reporting under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. The workshop included EPA review of various case studies, and resulted in additional EPA guidance on the CDR.
  • Provided comments and testimony at the 2011 California Carcinogen Identification Committee for several clients, resulting in the desired lower prioritization score for future California regulatory attention.
  • Advocated successfully with the U.S. Coast Guard in regard to proposed amendments to International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations that would adversely impact the chemical/metals industry, which resulted in our client's position being adopted at the March 2011 IMO meeting.

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