NAEM's 2017 Women's Leadership Conference

Brigette Philpot, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety, North America Operations; Sodexo SA

 

Brigette Philpot, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety, North America Operations; Sodexo SA

Brigette is currently the Vice President of Health, Safety & Environment at the Sodexo Company. As a member of the Service Operations Leadership Team, Brigette leads a team of Health & Safety Professions in North America (covering Canada, US and Puerto Rico) to drive the company to a Zero Harm culture and improve the Quality of Life of employees, clients and customers by keeping them safe.

 

Brigette’s career experience spans several industries including Food & Beverage, Power Generation, Aerospace and Industrial HVAC, wherein she has held responsibility for occupational safety & health compliance, environmental compliance and sustainability initiatives, government business development and new product introduction.

 

Previously employed at the Coca Cola Company, she held multiple roles across Quality, Safety & Environment, Global Engineering, Research & Innovation and Sustainability. In 2011, Brigette became the Global Director of Safety & Environmental Sustainability Governance, leading safety and environmental governance activities, data analytics, performance measurement and reporting for the global operations of more than 200 bottling operations, 900 manufacturing facilities, 5,000+ distribution/warehousing centers, 100,000+ sales & distribution vehicles. She led a complex matrixed organization for reporting the company’s performance externally to investor relations, ranking agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

 

Prior to joining the Coca Cola Company Brigette worked at United Technologies Corporation, Westinghouse Power Generation and Bechtel Power. Brigette resides in Decatur, Georgia and holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University, a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Howard University and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.

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