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PDX Chapter – Annual Industry Dinner

September 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$100.00 – $900.00

The Portland Chapter is excited to welcome Judodine Nichols, Chief Sustainability Officer at Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., to speak at our 2022 Industry Dinner.

Dr. Judodine Nichols is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a global leader in sustainable metals production and one of the largest publicly traded manufacturers and exporters of recycled metals.  She will present on “The Role of Recycled Metals in the Decarbonization of the Industrial Sector“.

Dr. Nichols joined Schnitzer in 2018 as Vice President of Innovation. In this role she has led the company’s new development projects, including implementation of its $115M Advanced Metal Recovery Technology Systems. In her role as Chief Sustainability Officer she is responsible for advancing Schnitzer’s Sustainability and ESG performance, including the company’s goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions at its 108 distinct operating locations. Dr. Nichols partners with Schnitzer’s three business divisions, as well as the company’s supply chain and products teams, to identify and execute on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability.

Prior to joining Schnitzer, Dr. Nichols worked at Alcoa, one of the largest aluminum companies in the world, designing materials to produce lighter vehicles and developing ways to reduce the impact of the company’s largest liability. She grew her career, serving in roles of increasing responsibility, during her eight years with the company. In her last role at Alcoa, she served as Manager of Technology Transition, maintaining a technology roadmap and product commercialization portfolio of $350M.

Dr. Nichols holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a master’s degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University, and a doctoral degree in Environmental Engineering from Penn State University. She serves as Chair of the Penn State University College of Engineering Advisory Board.

Event Schedule:

Networking: 5:30pm
Dinner:  6:30pm
Speaker: Following Dinner

Sponsorships Available:

Event Sponsor: $150 (program/powerpoint recognition, verbal recognition during dinner)
Appetizer Sponsor: $250  (Logo on appetizer trays, program/powerpoint recognition, verbal recognition during dinner)
Table Sponsor: $900 (One reserved table with company logo for 6 guests, program/powerpoint recognition, verbal recognition during dinner)



September 15, 2022
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$100.00 – $900.00
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Holiday Inn, Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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