Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Art Gibson

Vice President of EHS and Sustainability for Baxter International

Arthur Gibson has spent 30 years in several areas of manufacturing operations developing a diversified experience in management. As the Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) with Baxter International Inc., Art is responsible for leading the strategy, planning processes and day-to-day functional operations of the Environmental, Health & Safety organization globally.  Art is co-chair of Baxter’s executive-level Sustainability Steering Committee, which in 2008 established companywide 2015 sustainability goals and metrics.

Prior to joining Baxter, Art was Corporate Vice President of EHS at The Home Depot.  Prior to that, Art served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Workers’ Compensation for the R.R. Donnelley Corporation from 1996-2004.  Prior to his tenure with R.R. Donnelley, Art was with the Grumman Corporation, where he was the Corporate Director of Environmental, Health, Safety, Medical Services and Energy.  Art started his career in 1976 as an aeronautical design engineer at Grumman Aerospace Corporation.

Art holds Bachelor’s degrees in American Foreign Policy and Aeronautical Engineering from Cornell University, an MBA in International Finance from Long Island University and he completed the Senior Executive program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Art is an active member of the Environmental, Health & Safety industry.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and is Chairman of the Environmental Council of the Conference Board. Art currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Patricia and their three children, Sarah, Abigail and Matthew.