Catherine M. Croke, DBA
Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs
T: 202-266-5014
F: 202-557-3836

BS, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology, 1992

MS, St. Joseph’s University, Environmental Protection & Safety Management, 1997

DBA, Columbia Southern University, Business Administration, 2021


Catherine M. Croke, DBA, Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is a highly experienced professional with more than three decades of success executing product stewardship and regulatory compliance programs within global specialty chemicals and materials companies. Dr. Croke offers clients an exceptionally broad understanding of international product stewardship and sustainability compliance and provides strategic business and technical guidance necessary to achieve business objectives.

Dr. Croke assists clients in promoting regulatory compliance throughout all organizational levels. Her work has included experience with the Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) enterprise resource planning software focusing on maintaining data to support regulatory compliance. She has overseen Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) submissions, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety and food defense plan preparation for human and animal food, and food contact notifications. Her regulatory oversight has included a broad range of applications and chemistries, including food and feed additives; soaps, detergents, and cleaners; petrochemicals and fuel additives; and water treatment chemicals.

In addition to her industry experience, Dr. Croke has extensive experience with U.S. and international authorities. She is a certified compliance auditor for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and 14001 standards, for safety and product stewardship protocols specifically related to the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and is a Global EHS  Credentialing® (Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications) RC14001®/RCMS® lead auditor. Dr. Croke has served as a Special Government Employee (SGE) for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), and is credentialed in foreign supplier verification by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.

Before joining B&C, Dr. Croke was Senior Advocacy and Compliance Manager with Evonik Corporation, Regulatory Affairs Manager for Arkema, Product Safety Manager for IVAX Industries Inc., an Industrial Toxicologist with Sunoco LP, and a Physical Science Technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Eastern Regional Research Center. She earned a Doctor of Business Administration degree and holds an MS in Environmental Protection & Safety Management Engineering and a BS in Pharmacology & Toxicology.

Representative Engagements:

  • Supported and implemented international Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for safety data sheets (SDS), labels, new product development and sustainability principles, specifically focused on regional compliance data management for the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.
  • Prepared detailed submissions to allow for product commercialization and reporting in the United States and Canada, including work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), FDA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Health Canada.

Professional & Community Involvement:

Member, American Chemical Society, 1991 - Present

Member, Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC), 1992 - Present, Newsletter Committee, 1995

Special Government Employee for OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs, 2006 - 2022

Certified Auditor, ISO RCMS®/RC14001®

Certified Auditor, OSHA Compliance, Product Stewardship & Sustainability, Food Safety Modernization Act, Dangerous Goods, Ergonomics Evaluation

Speaking Engagements:

Implementation of ACC Responsible Care Product Safety Code Management Practices 1, 3, 5, and 6, ACC Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2022).

“New Chemicals: Demystifying Compliance,” ChemCon the Americas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2020).

“Significant New Use Rules (SNURs): Mechanics on how they become available in TSCA.” ChemCon the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana (2018).

“Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act: Addressing New Regulatory Requirements & Leveraging the Product Safety Code.” ACC Annual Responsible Care® Conference, Hollywood, Florida (2018).

“Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act: An Evonik Perspective.” ACC Polyurethanes Technical Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (2017).

“Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act: Year One in Review, Opportunities.” ACC Annual Responsible Care® Conference, Miami, Florida (2017).

“Implementing Proper Inventory Controls and Supply Chain Management Strategies to Reduce Costs during Regulatory Reform.” American Chemistry Council (ACC) Chem/Petrochemical Regulatory Reform and Product Liability, New Orleans, Louisiana (2017).

“Global Product Strategy (GPS): A Company’s Approach.” TechniData’s 4th Annual Content Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010).

“Stakeholder Communications,” ACC Communications Meeting, Naples, Florida (2008).

“Ergonomics in the Laboratory,” ACC Annual Responsible Care® Conference Poster Session, Miami, Florida (2007).

“The RCMS Technical Specification -- RC 14001 Planning.” ACC Responsible Care® Partnership Program Certification Workshop, Arlington, Virginia (2005).

“They Came, They Saw, They Certified -- Case Studies on Successful HQ and Site Implementation Strategies: New Approaches to Generating Business Value.” ACC Annual Responsible Care® Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2005).

“Building and Maintaining Your RC 14001 Management System.” ACC Annual Responsible Care® Conference, Miami, Florida (2004).

“SAP Configurations for User Interface.” SAP Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (2002).

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