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Virtual Briefing: Sheryl Corrigan, Koch Industries


May 19, 2020



Presented by the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment. Co-sponsored by ELI; and DC Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community; and the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Sheryl Corrigan, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) at Koch Industries spoke about her professional journey and her role in leading innovative sustainability measures at Koch. Ms. Corrigan discuseds her path from scientist to regulator, and to her current role as an EHS leader. She also described the new technologies enabling Koch to improve efficiencies in producing essential goods and how the company is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sheryl Corrigan is Director of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) for Koch Industries, Inc., one of the largest private companies in the United States. She provides oversight of Koch companies’ compliance with regulations and internal policy and tracking and ensuring follow-up on emerging issues.

Ms. Corrigan has devoted her entire career (30+ years) to environmental work and is a leader for continuous improvement in EHS efforts at Koch. Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Corrigan was Senior Vice President of EHS for Flint Hills Resources, LLC; a subsidiary of Koch Industries, which produces a diverse range of fuels and ingredient products for many household goods.

Before joining Koch, Ms. Corrigan was Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, advising the governor and helping set the strategic direction for the state on environmental matters. She has also worked for 3M in a number of positions focusing on environmental, health and safety operational excellence.

Ms. Corrigan is a member of the GreenBiz Executive Network. She received a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.