Andrea Korney

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Andrea Korney is a Vice President of Sustainability for J.S. Held’s ESG & EHS Digital Solutions group, having joined the team in November of 2022 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Frostbyte Consulting.

Throughout her career, Andrea has demonstrated her passion for inclusive stakeholder relations in the mining and energy sectors, focusing on reducing barriers and creating opportunities for diverse employees, business owners, and industry partners through policy and regulation influence, workforce development, and sustainability outreach.

Andrea’s 25+ years of experience in energy and metals extraction includes longstanding roles in oil and gas, power generation, and mining across North America and Russia. Her focus in these roles has included HR, corporate services, global supply chain and logistics, stakeholder relations, Native American relations, and government affairs.

Providing leadership, strategic planning, and business development support to corporations, she has developed strong alliances with trade associations, diversity organizations, tribes, and unions. Her contributions to supplier diversity and Native American engagement in energy led to recognition by Bloomberg’s Sustainability Index in 2017. Her expertise in areas of supplier management, supplier development, diversity, and inclusion contributes value for small, diverse businesses and energy corporations creating capacity and contracting opportunities in traditionally underserved communities.

Andrea is an active panelist and diversity advocate contributing to many articles and authoring sustainability whitepapers. Her commitment to North American equitable economic development is evidenced by her participation on the advisory committee for the Supplier Diversity Advisory Council, energy advisory to the Latino Coalition, and Canadian, Aboriginal, Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) board membership.

Recently, Andrea has been focused on the positive impact on stakeholder value and financial performance through strong sustainability practices and ESG commitment.

Andrea holds an MBA from Ivey Business School (Canada). Andrea Korney has been retained as a Special Advisor by J.S. Held for project-based engagements.

Andrea was a contributor to J.S. Held's 2024 Global Risk Report.

J.S. Held is recognized as an ENR Top 200 Environmental Consulting Firm and industry leader in the Verdantix Green Quadrant for Sustainability & ESG Consulting.

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