Advisory Board

Mariann Zanardo, CPEA, CHMM

Mariann Zanardo, CPEA, CHMM is the Managing Director and Key Strategist of RegRelief International whose motto “Tools to Tomorrow” summarizes the core business of her consulting practice. Her organization helps enterprises in the US and abroad to develop environmentally sustainable practices that reduce an organization’s environmental impact and regulatory burden through management strategies, team training, system development, and process improvements. She has expertise in various sustainability methodologies, environmental, health & safety (EHS) regulations & management system development and integration.
Mariann is an international speaker on the topic of environmental sustainability and has been passionately pursuing innovative approaches that lessen environmental impact for over 20 years. Formally trained as an industrial engineer, she has dealt with a myriad of environmental issues in both the private and public sector. Prior to her consulting career, she was Director of Regulatory Affairs for a biotechnology firm with operations in over 70 countries. She is an experienced consultant, trainer and auditor in addition to being a Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Mariann is a futurist, an amateur anthropologist and an oceanographer. An avid scuba diver for 30 years, she has lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. She earned her BS in Industrial Engineering from the United Kingdom Extension of Southern Illinois University.
Read Thinking Globally, Acting Locally, Living Personally, Is integration of the various management systems entities use the response to sustainable competitiveness in an increasingly regulated global business place?, and 14K Does it Pay?: Factoring Sustainability into the EMS Equation.