• 16 Dec 2022


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Thank you very much for taking the time to participate in the IEC/OC Board of Directors Elections. The elected members will serve on the Board for the next 3-year term (2023-2025). Only one vote can be cast by a Member Company’s IEC/OC account Bundle Administrator.

Please print Ballot below, cast your vote, sign and date, scan and email the Ballot to or mail the Ballot to the following:

Industrial Environmental Coalition of Orange County,
P.O. Box 61511, Irvine, California 92602

All completed Ballots must be received on or before December 30, 2022, 5:30 PM PST, either by email or paper copies by mail for them to be valid/counted - no exceptions.

Please print it, cast your vote, sign and date, scan and email the Ballot to or mail the Ballot to the address indicated above. 

You can see the Ballot contents in the message - below:

2022 IEC/OC Board of Directors Elections 

Please VOTE for THREE Candidates 

Write-in candidates’ names welcomed, but only vote for a total of 3.
Brief Bios of candidates are included.

□    James Westbrook 

□    Bozena Szeremeta

□    Brenda Palermo

□    ________________________________ 
         (write in candidate’s name) 

NOTE: vote for three including the write in candidate.

Voted by:

Company Representative Name:  ____________________________

Member Company Name:  ________________________________       

Date: _________________

The IEC/OC Board of Directors appreciate your continued support to IEC/OC. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the IEC/OC Board Elections, please feel free to contact John Gleason at (949) 981-3867.

With best regards,

 John Gleason                                                                        Chairman, IEC/OC Election Committee

Bios of Candidates

James A. Westbrook is currently serving as a Director on the IEC/OC Board of Directors. He is the recent Past President. He was instrumental in starting the Regulatory Committee and keeping it actively growing with periodic meetings and special programs including Regulatory Training Program offered by IEC/OC to its members in the recent years, which is very popular and well attended by representatives from member companies. In addition, he has also promoted more luncheon and social events of IEC/OC which are not only well attended but appreciated and have been key to increased membership of IEC/OC.

James Westbrook is a SCAQMD Certified Permitting Professional (CPP) and President of BlueScape Environmental, an air quality and environmental consulting firm based in Southern California. He specializes in developing strategic, cost-effective environmental permitting and compliance strategies designed to achieve client business goals. In the past 30 years, he has managed or completed more than 100 projects for industrial clients located in the Orange County and Los Angeles region, including refineries, oil & gas operations, power plants, chemical plants, Port operations, building materials manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, battery plants, aerospace companies, and electronics manufacturing. He holds a B.S in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University in Bloomington. Prior to founding BlueScape in 1997, James worked for Ramboll ENVIRON and Kleinfelder.

Bozena Szeremeta 

is currently serving as a Director of IEC/OC Board of Directors. For the past few years, she has also been involved with the Membership Committee. It has been Bozena’s privilege to serve on the IEC/OC Board and she would like to continue her involvement with IEC/OC.

Bozena Szeremeta is currently working as a Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability and Engineering for Applied Medical Resources Corporation in Rancho Santa Margarita.  She is responsible for environmental compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations related to hazardous waste, storm water and wastewater management as well as air emissions.  In addition, she manages the sustainability initiatives and compilation of sustainability data.  Bozena has over 20 years of experience in management and/or performance of projects involving industrial facility closures, soil and groundwater remediation, and underground storage tank closures. She has assisted clients in environmental assessments of commercial and industrial properties related to property transfers, due diligence reviews, and environmental audits. She has MS in Chemical Engineering from Technical University, Rzeszow, Poland. She also has a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager Certificate from Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.

Brenda Palermo is a licensed attorney and Professional Engineer (civil) with over 14 years of experience in construction plan set development. She has designed stormwater BMPs, prepared drainage studies, designed landfill covers, prepared stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), and post-construction Best Management Practice (BMP) plans including Low Impact Development (LID) Plans, Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs) and Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plans (SUSMPs). In her role supporting in-house counsel, Brenda is a Contract Administration Manager supporting engineering service contracts throughout the United States and manages the in-house counsel professional licensing program.

Industrial Environmental Coalition of Orange County (IEC/OC) 
P.O. Box 61511Irvine, California 92602 
Tel: 657.210.2432         Email:          Website:

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