Leading manufacturers and top influencers are set to speak at RMI’s NextGen M Energy Forum on June 3. While the event will be headlined by keynote speaker Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, there are other top speakers at the forum to discuss best practices, energy efficiency tips and more. These speakers include some of the top women in Maryland manufacturing: Meg Sheetz, President and COO of Medifast, Donna Kreis, Environmental Manager of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, and Deanna McGill, Systems Administrator at Maryland Thermoform.

Meg_SheetzMeg Sheetz
In addition to serving as the President and COO of Medifast, Sheetz is also the CEO of Take Shape for Life. Sheetz was first selected as the Management Director of Medifast in 2008. She is known for her leadership skills, and currently sits on Board of Directors for Stevenson University, the Greater Baltimore Committee, and Siloam, in addition to being a member of the Villanova President’s Leadership Circle.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and her Executive MBA from Loyola University. Sheetz is a 2011 winner of the Baltimore Smart CXO award, which is given to CEOs, COOs, and CFOs who show strong leadership, creativity and innovation.

Donna KreisDonna Kreis
Kreis is the Manager of Environmental Compliance & Sustainability for the Electronic Systems sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation in Linthicum, Maryland. She oversees the sector’s environmental sustainability efforts which include: 1) development of greenhouse gas reduction goals and water/waste best management practices, and 2) tracking of greenhouse gas emissions and reductions. She also manages the corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety audit program for the sector. Kreis was formerly employed by the Maryland Department of the Environment from 1993 to 1997 in the Hazardous Waste Enforcement Division where she inspected Maryland manufacturers and Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities for compliance with hazardous waste regulations.

Kreis has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Deanna McGillDeanna McGill
McGill is the System Administrator at Maryland Thermoform Corporation in Baltimore. She is responsible for the oversight and management of all computer and network systems on site, as well as telecommunications protocols for off-site access.  She successfully installed and implemented a custom, multi-platform manufacturing ERP software system involving all aspects of manufacturing operations – including inventory management, sales and purchasing, financial systems and quality management – all while working in tandem with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.  She is spearheading the RMI Energy Efficiency program and acting as the liaison between the Self-Directed Green Team and management to manage the recommendations and implementation of each team’s projects.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University in 2002 and has been with Maryland Thermoform for more than 12 years.

The June 3 event is not to be missed! For more details on the event or to RSVP, check out the registration page at