NSSGA Speakers Bureau

Our Experts Can Be Part of Your Next Event

NSSGA’s Speakers Bureau is comprised of leaders and staff who are available to speak at industry events on a variety of topics. These subject matter experts bring years of experience and are well versed in environmental issues, safety and health regulations and best practices and government affairs to state association meetings and other events. Contact comms@nssga.org to request a member of NSSGA’s Speakers Bureau to attend your upcoming event.

Michael W. Johnson, President and CEO

Joseph Casper, Vice President of Safety Services

Emily Coyner, Director of Environmental Policy


Joseph Casper, NSSGA Vice President of Safety

The most profitable companies tend to be those that safeguard workplace safety and health and are committed to compliance with standards. Joseph Casper, NSSGA Vice President of Safety, conveys this message when he presents on the various ways in which leading companies invest in safety and compliance so that injuries are avoided, and compliance costs are minimized. Casper describes NSSGA best practices materials and outlines ways in which the NSSGA Safety and Health Committee advocates for sound regulatory policy and enforcement that’s both consistent and focused on areas of greatest risk. Casper also explains the ways in which NSSGA works with MSHA, as well as the Judicial and Legislative branches of government to advocate for common-sense regulation and enforcement. Casper has spent more than two decades in both corporate and trade association advocacy environments with a focus on worker wellness and related compliance issues. Casper began his career in the Reagan and Bush administrations, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Management.  


Emily Coyner, NSSGA Director of Environmental Policy

Emily Coyner, NSSGA Director of Environmental Policy, frequently speaks to state aggregate associations and member companies about environmental issues of national significance affecting aggregates operations. These issues include NSSGA’s advocacy on the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule and other water and air issues. Emily also manages NSSGA’s pulverized minerals division of member companies and NSSGA’s sustainability task force. Emily has over 10 years of experience in dealing with federal environmental issues for the building materials industry and has been with NSSGA since 2010. She is a professional geologist and previously worked for the State of Texas in industrial pollution prevention and assisted a variety of industries to comply with environmental regulations across the country as a consulting geologist.