Dr. Jay R. Harf, CSP, CPEA, CSHM is a value-based inspirational leader with a strong sense of purpose. His enthusiastic mindset fosters a collaborative culture of enablement. He serves as a role model demonstrating the right behaviors to be successful as a business leader, influencing people with his passionate and relentless pursuit of health, safety, and sustainability. Jay considers everyone with kindness, and his keen emotional intelligence endears him to all levels of organizations, from operations to executives. His sense of caring and “people first” attitude are indisputable, which facilitates a high level of employee safety engagement and empowerment.
Dr. Harf is the Vice President of Global Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) for Xylem Inc. headquartered in Washington, DC. Harf has 27 years of environment, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) experience with several Fortune 500 organizations, including Marsh & McLennan, Johnson Controls, and L’Oréal. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and a Board Director on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Harf holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Safety from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds a Doctorate in Corporate Leadership from Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania.