Overview

Amy Allen is a Senior Advisor with over twenty years of experience in both consulting and industry. Amy specializes in environmental risk management, environmental regulatory compliance, environmental liabilities valuation, and the resolution of complex insurance claims. 

Amy’s industry background has included positions as an international environmental and audit specialist for an upstream oil and gas corporation as well as an environmental, health and safety compliance manager for a manufacturer. 

Experience +

Third Party Environmental Insurance Recovery Claims

Amy Allen has managed a large number of third party insurance recovery claims on behalf of the insured, including the assessment and documentation of companies’ historic spend and forecasting future liabilities related to environmental remediation, natural resource damages, and property value diminution in preparation for insurance cost recovery negotiations.  Analyses have focused on both domestic and international liabilities.  Experience has included clients in the oil and gas industry, chemical conglomerates, automobile manufacturing, and tire and rubber manufacturing, including Fortune 100 companies. 

Environmental Recovery Demand Resulting from World War II and Korean War Conflicts

The Claro Group was retained by a major oil and gas company to prepare an environmental cost recovery claim against the US Government related to Government involvement in facility operations during World War II and Korean conflicts.  The claim demand was built upon the need and development of extensive knowledge of specific operations at each of the client’s refinery sites during the wartime years, environmental costs incurred at the site and allocation of those costs to specific years and areas of the site based on wartime uses.  Senior Advisor, Amy Allen, managed development of the claim demand, including the allocations of environmental costs for recovery and development of the settlement report and supporting documentation.   

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Amy Allen was retained by an upstream oil and gas exploration company to evaluate the company’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory and prepare and submit a corporate response to the Carbon Disclosure Project, an international greenhouse gas reporting organization.

Develop Process for Handling Notices of Violation

Amy Allen was retained by an upstream oil and gas exploration company to develop procedures for the management of Certificates of Non-Compliance and Notices of Violation.  This was a turn-key project that included meeting with multiple client stakeholders to define needs, develop a database to meet departmental and corporate needs, and training the employees on corporate procedures and use of the database.   

MTBE Liability Exposure Analysis

The Claro Group was retained by a mutual insurance company representing clients in the energy industry to estimate potential future liabilities related to MTBE exposure.  The review required identification of the potential population of claimants, estimated value of future claims, and allocation of costs.

Environmental Management Process Improvements

The Claro Group has been retained by a number of clients in the oil and gas industry to review and recommend areas of improvements to the clients’ environmental management processes, including environmental reserve forecasting, production of corporate environmental process documents, integration of environmental liabilities into the business plan and training environmental managers on reserve forecasting.

Additional Experience

Under employment with a natural gas exploration and production company, Amy Allen developed and implemented environmental plans, procedures, and best management practices regarding air emissions, waste management, spill response and marine discharges.  Amy Allen participated in site audits for compliance with domestic and international regulatory requirements, including EPA, OSHA, World Bank and International Finance Corporation guidelines.

Education +

B.A., Political Science, Dickinson College, 1993

Certifications +

Memberships +

Women’s Energy Network (since 2008)

Women’s Energy Network, Board Member, Secretary (2010), Director of Community Initiatives (2011-2014)

Christ the King Lutheran Church, Family and Youth Advisory Committee (2017)

Co-Chair, GAN Gala, supporting research and development of a cure for Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN) (2017)

National Charity League, Grade Level Advisor (2017-2018)

Dickinson College Admissions Volunteer Society (since 2003)

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European Outdoor Group - Sustainability International Guide for Norms and Standards

Authored and edited content for SIGNS (Sustainability International Guide for Norms and Standards), a Webtool developed by the European Outdoor Group.  The intent of SIGNS is to provide textile designers a tool to readily access regulations relevant to the outdoor textile industry and to encourage users to consider the environmental and social impact of sourcing choices.    http://signs.europeanoutdoorgroup.com/

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