Mission Statement

The mission of the Wake LEPC BEST Conference Subcommittee is to facilitate the annual production of the Wake County BEST Conference, which provides free training on a variety of safety, health and environmental topics and the opportunity to network with professionals in these fields.

As part of this mission, members of the subcommittee develop a new curriculum annually that best promotes the latest improvements in environmental compliance, industrial hygiene, safety and health, and emergency planning and response.

Through the identification and solicitation of subject matter experts as speakers and the showcasing of vendors who provide services, supplies and products in these areas, the committee members bring together a local representation of professionals to provide an educational outreach program that will aid the community in planning for chemical emergencies on a county-wide basis.


  • Bill Boyer – Eastern Environmental Management, LLC
  • Chan Bryant – Withers & Ravenel
  • Pete Duffy – City of Raleigh
  • Colin Falato – Cree, Inc.
  • Cory Hylton – HEPACO, LLC
  • Amy Ikerd – Wake County Fire & Emergency Management
  • Paul Kearns – CPR Consultants, Inc.
  • Mark Kleiman – Golder Associates NC, Inc.
  • Jason Letchworth – Ajinomoto Aminoscience, LLC
  • Mike Shrimanker – EEC, Inc.
  • Matthew Wasik – Emergency Reconstruction
  • Paul Woolverton – Consultant