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Howard Marks, Ph.D., J.D., MPH

Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety

Howard leads NAPA’s efforts in supporting and promoting EH&S excellence across the industry. While a large portion of these efforts emphasize regulatory compliance assistance, other aspects include identifying and promoting practices that reduce plant and paving site injuries, serving as a resource to address EH&S issues associated with plant and paving applications, developing educational forums, and coordinating industry training focused on work zone safety.


Prior to joining NAPA in 2005, Howard managed EH&S issues for a large Midwest refiner for almost a decade. Consistent with NAPA’s philosophy, Howard is a strong advocate for ensuring EH&S excellence through realistic regulatory reform based on credible science. He has been involved with a number of large and successful NAPA efforts including characterizing hazards associated with asphalt fume emissions and working in multi-stakeholder partnerships to develop engineering controls that protect employees and ensure regulatory compliance.


Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, Cornell University

J.D. in Environmental Law, Boston University

MPH in Environmental Health, Boston University

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