Louisa Nara is the Technical Director of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Louisa comes to AIChE/CCPS after 15 years with Bayer where she held positions of increasing responsibility including: Manager Process Safety and Crisis Management; Director of HSE, Security and Emergency Response at Bayer’s largest US Manufacturing site; and, Director, Risk Management and Compliance, NAFTA. Prior to joining Bayer, Louisa also gained significant experience in process safety, engineering, and HSE with Diamond Shamrock, PQ Corporation, and in private consulting.
Louisa’s roles and responsibilities within CCPS include: overseeing the execution of projects in the CCPS technical portfolio; developing and enhancing CCPS’s educational offerings; developing and deploying new tools; and, enhancing value for corporate sponsors.
Louisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University, a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Villanova University and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). She has over 30 years of experience in the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries and has worked with over 65 companies domestically and internationally. In 2011, Louisa was elected for the West Virginia University Chemical Engineering Academy for her outstanding professional accomplishments.