Annual Meeting

EDUCATIONAL / NETWORKING SESSIONS

Mike Snow

Michael S. Snow, Executive Director, American Hardwood Export Council

Michael S. Snow has been the Executive Director of the American Hardwood Export Council  (AHEC) since 1999, where he oversees the Council's promotional programs around the globe, and manages AHEC's overseas offices and staff in Europe, Mexico, Japan, Dubai, Brazil, India Hong Kong and China. Previously, he served as AHEC's Program Manager for Europe, China and Japan.

Mr. Snow holds a Master's Degree in International Economics from the George Washington University, and a BA in Developmental Economics from the University of Wisconsin.  Before joining AHEC, Michael served as a Consultant on international education and travel programs for the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Associates, and spent several years in Seville, Spain teaching economics courses in English and Spanish for the University of Wisconsin System.

Michael Peelish

Michael Peelish, Esquire, Law Office of Adele Abrams

Michael works as an attorney with a degree in engineering of mines with over 26 years working in the mining, and general industry sectors.  He has handled cases before the MSHA and OSHA Review Commissions and in state and federal courts.  He also had company oversight for safety and health for mining companies with oversight for safety and health, human resources, training, environmental affairs, purchasing, government affairs, training, Marcellus shale gas production joint venture, and continuous improvement.  Throughout his career, he has worked with mine operators and OSHA facilities on 5 safety programs, and to seek improved ways of protecting employees' safety and health.  He is also an owner of a small business manufacturer of electrical components that provide more efficient use of energy in manufacturing processes.  He is now practicing law with the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC and regularly performs safety and health audits and exposure assessments for his clients.

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