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Natasha Porter, Chief Customer Officer at Benchmark Digital Partners, Recognized by Environment+Energy Leader on the 100 Honoree List of 2021

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Cincinnati, OH, November 29, 2021— Natasha Porter, Chief Customer Officer at Benchmark Digital Partners, a cloud-based Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) software solutions provider, has been recognized by Environment+Energy Leader in their 100 Honorees list of 2021.

Natasha has over 20 years of experience and leadership as an EHS practitioner and in the digital solution space, formerly with General Electric Company as a Compliance Assurance Manager, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Program Manager and now leading Benchmark’s customer success efforts.  Her history of leading large organizational compliance and regulatory-based digital initiatives for diverse global customers has been key in her career and her current role.

The introduction of emerging technologies in the EHS space has brought with it the potential for significant gains in industry efforts to not only improve the safety performance of organizations but also greatly reduce the occurrence of significant incidents and fatalities in the workplace. In particular, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) hold great promise for deriving insights and informing decision making with unprecedented precision and speed.

Natasha currently leads a cross-functional team in the advancement and adoption of AI/ML technologies in an effort to disrupt the way technology is applied to safety in the workplace. The thesis of this workgroup is that with AI, ML and natural language processing, operations and safety teams can expedite what can often be a time-consuming manual identification process to determine if an incident could have been more severe. The Potentially Serious Incident (PSI) AI Advisor solution developed from this work leverages a Benchmark Data Ocean comprised of 68,000+ serious injuries and fatalities from publicly available sources to enhance traditional event and incident investigation with machine learning to identify and prioritize activities and scenarios that have the greatest potential to lead to a more severe incident which might have otherwise been missed.   With an 85% or greater accuracy, this new AI solution provides occupational safety leaders with focused areas for improvement, deep operational understanding of associated risks, and actionable insights to proactively improve the safety of their workforce.

“The Honorees on the annual list show groundbreaking work and dedication to the field of sustainability and energy management,” says Paul Nastu, President of Environment+Energy Leader. “We’re thrilled to recognize this year’s Honorees and congratulate all who made the list.”

Now in its fifth year, the annual Environment+Energy Leader 100 recognizes environment and energy “doers” who break new ground in creating new solutions, programs, platforms, best practices and products to help their companies—or other companies—achieve greater success in commercial and industrial environment and energy management. The list doesn’t just celebrate the C-suite, but also those top managers and in-the-trenches team members who are working diligently behind the scenes and shaping the industry. Nominations are open to the public, and the final honoree list is selected by Environment+Energy Leader. See this year’s honorees and past honorees here: E+E Leader Presents 100 Honorees | The Top Leaders (

Nominations for the E+E 100 are made by Environment+Energy Leader ( readers and others that work in the industry. After they are vetted, the Environment+Energy Leader team and a select group of advisors from the industry make the final Honoree selections.



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