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DU Announces Changes in Office of Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management

Duquesne University has announced changes in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management.

Director Madelyn Reilly has been appointed assistant general counsel and director of risk management at the University, effective immediately. George H. Bender, previously manager of environmental health and safety, has been named director of environmental health and safety.

Attorney Reilly and Genevieve Hughes, disability claims manager, will report to Linda S. Drago, vice president and general counsel. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety will remain within the Division of Management and Business.

Since January, Reilly has overseen environmental health and safety, risk management, insurance issues and emergency response planning at Duquesne. Previously, she acted as corporate counsel, compliance and risk, for InterTECH Security in Warrendale; assistant general counsel, compliance and enterprise risk, at PPG Industries Inc.; as well as an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC. She earned a law degree at Duquesne, a master’s degree at West Virginia University and a baccalaureate degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Bender has served as manager of environmental health and safety as well as safety manager at Duquesne since 2005. Previously, he worked at Volz Environmental Services, first as president, then returning as director of industrial hygiene. He also was manager of environmental health and safety at Michael Baker Jr. Inc. He completed a master’s degree in environmental management at Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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