education & meetings

Northeast Region Events

2020 Northeast Region Meeting

NACD is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 across the United States and making determinations regarding the schedule of events below. As the situation progresses, NACD may reschedule or cancel planned events to ensure the continued safety of our members and their communities. Therefore, please stay vigilant concerning notifications from NACD about upcoming meetings.

The 2020 Northeast Region Meeting will be Sept. 14-16, 2020 at the AC Hotel Portland Downtown Waterfront in Portland, ME.

Hotel & Travel

AC Hotel Portland Downtown Waterfront
158 Fore Street,
Portland, ME 04101


NACD Room Rates:

  • $259/night



Registration is not yet open. Please look out for our 2020 Northeast Region Meeting save the date, coming to your mailbox soon!


Attendee List

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2019 Meeting Agenda

Please click the bolded session name to download the presentation.

Monday, September 9, 2019
12:30-5:30 PM Golf Tournament - Renditions Golf Course
6:00-7:00 PM Registration/Opening Reception
Tuesday September 10, 2019
8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-8:45 AM Opening Remarks
Christopher J. Diamond, Astro Chemicals, Inc.; NACD Northeast Region President
8:45-9:00 AM

NACD State of Affairs
Doug Brown, Brown Chemical Co., Inc.; NACD Immediate Past Chairman of the Board

NACD Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, Doug Brown, will deliver an update on association membership, programs, and events and provide an outlook of what’s ahead.

9:00-10:00 AM The Seven Step Leadership Formula: Tactical Steps to Become a Leader
Scott Love, Scott Love International


10:00-10:15 AM Break
10:15-11:15 AM Roundtable Discussion: Ensuring Employee Success in the Chemical Distribution Industry
Amanda Bagley and Kerry Bagley, Bedford Specialty Sales, Inc.


11:15 AM-12:15 PM Legislative Update
Eric R. Byer, NACD


12:15-1:30 PM


1:30-2:00 PM E-Commerce & Its Growing Impact in the Chemical Industry
Scott Barrows, Echo Chemical Exchange 


2:00-3:00 PM Retaining Top Talent
Fern Hernberg, Eagle HR, Inc.


3:00-3:15 PM Break
3:15-4:15 PM Maximizing Recoveries and Minimizing Risk When Doing Business with a Distressed Customer
Stephen B. Gerald, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLC


6:00-8:00 PM

Networking Event at The Naval Academy Club

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
8:00-8:30 AM


8:30-9:15 AM Regulatory Session
Jennifer Gibson, NACD


9:15-10:15 AM Disaster and Recovery Plan: How to Keep a Business Open and Operating During a Crisis
Emma Poon, FEMA


10:15-10:30 AM Break
10:30-11:30 AM

Cyber Threat Landscape
SSA Eugene Springer, FBI

In this session, we will explore building alliances to improve the nation’s cybersecurity.