Company History

ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums publishes professional newsletters and creates, manages and sponsors forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate an exchange of views and information among government officials, private industry executives, non-governmental organizations and other entities on critical national and international programs and policies. The company’s primary areas of focus are: the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and the cleanup of the nuclear legacy of the Manhattan Project and the Cold War; the National Nuclear Security Administrative and the current U.S. nuclear weapons complex; the commercial radioactive waste industry; and the development of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The company was founded in 1981 by Edward L. Helminski, who passed away in December 2014. Born in Wyandotte, Mich., Helminski received undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics from the University of Michigan. He subsequently became an assistant professor of physics at the Tuskegee Institute, where he coauthored a reference book for the Atomic Energy Commission. In 1973, Helminski became the first-ever director of the inaugural Office of Science & Technology for the National Conference of State Legislators as part of a National Science Foundation program. In this capacity, he assisted in the development of science advisory staff in over two dozen state legislatures and served as the science advisor to NCSL committees in the development of policies and programs.

Helminski then moved on to the National Governors’ Association in 1976, where he became director of the Energy and Natural Resources Program. While there he worked with the first Secretary of the Department of Energy, James Schlesinger, to convene the first White House Conference on Energy. He also worked on the development of states’ roles in siting of a high-level waste repository and together with state officials first brought forth the concept of forming regional compacts to address low-level radioactive waste.

In 1979, in the midst of a national energy crisis, Helminski served in the Jimmy Carter Administration as the Deputy Director of the White House Management Task Force on Energy Shortages, and was also a special assistant to the President with a wide range of responsibilities. During his White House tenure, he acted as a liaison to DOE on addressing gasoline and heating oil shortages; served on the President’s State Planning Council for Waste Management and the Three Mile Island Commission headed by the then-Arizona Governor Bruce Babbit. He also was the Carter Administration’s coordinator overseeing the venting of radioactive krypton from the stricken Three Mile Island reactor.

About Exchange Monitor, a division of Access Intelligence, LLC

ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums, founded by the late Edward Helminski, was acquired by Access Intelligence, LLC in March 2015. Exchange Monitor publishes professional newsletters and creates, manages and sponsors forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate an exchange of views and information among government officials, private industry executives, non-governmental organizations and other entities on critical national and international programs and policies.

The primary areas of focus are:

  • Decontamination & Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities;
  • Nuclear and/or Hazardous Waste Management within the U.S. Dept. of Energy Complex;
  • Cleanup of Nuclear Sites within the U.S.;
  • Capture & Storage of Carbon Emissions;
  • Technologies & Systems to Reduce GHG Emissions;
  • Nuclear Weapons Programs & Non-proliferation Policy;
  • Dismantlement of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the U.S. and Russia; and
  • Nuclear Material Security.

About Access Intelligence, LLC

Access Intelligence, LLC, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include Weapons Complex Monitor, RadWaste Monitor, Nuclear Security and Deterrence Monitor, GHG Reduction Technologies, Defense Daily, Cynopsis, Cablefax, PR News, FOLIO:, AdMonsters, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, Chief Marketer, Media Industry Newsletter, Defense Daily Network, Aviation Today, Studio Daily, POWER and Via Satellite. Market-leading shows include The Radwaste Summit, The Decisionmakers’ Forum, The Nuclear Deterrence Summit, LeadsCon, CCUS Conference, The FOLIO: Show, Event Marketer Summit, SATELLITE 2015, OR Manager, LDC Trade Forums, Clean Gulf, ELECTRIC POWER, Energy Ocean and Offshore Communications. Access Intelligence also produces executive conferences for the healthcare, PR, media, cable, energy and defense market.