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An Unrivalled Speaker Line-up

New expert speakers confirmed to lead our holistic responsible business agenda:

  • Ken Malcolmson (Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft) on the lessons learnt from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
  • Cody Hooven (Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Diego) on building the connected, clean and inclusive city
  • Patrick Gage Kelley (Security & Privacy User Experience Researcher, Google) on rewriting privacy user agreements to be consumer friendly
  • Nancy Sutler (Chief Sustainability Officer, LA Department of Water & Power) joins CEO of i-Health & Chief Innovation Officer, Sierra Club to discuss leveraging technology, innovation and investment to transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Michael Levine (VP & Managing Counsel, Sustainability, Under Armour) on ambitious colllaborations to deliver large-scale social impacts with the Chief Compliance Officer at Barrick Gold and the CECP

The Responsible Business Summit brings together CEOs and heads of business to drive honest and frank discussions on the issues impacting business, society and the environment. At #RBSWest you will hear from those shaping the future of digital business. Experts confirmed include:


Steve White
ForgeRock

Steve White

Chief Security Officer

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Conan Higgins
Black Rifle Coffee

Conan Higgins

General Counsel

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Erika Fisher
Atlassian

Erika Fisher

Head of Privacy

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Mike Johnson
Digicert

Mike Johnson

General Counsel

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Dennis Yu
Blitzmetrics

Dennis Yu

Chief Technology Officer

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Olivia Jeffers
Compassionate Technologies

Olivia Jeffers

CEO

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Megan Bell
Human API

Megan Bell

Chief Privacy Officer

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Marc Loewenthal
Varo Money

Marc Loewenthal

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

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Marc Loewenthal has a proven record in managing enterprise risk, compliance and financial services operations. He is currently the Chief Compliance and Operations Risk Officer for Varo Money, Inc. Prior to joining Varo Money, Marc was a Director at Promontory Financial Group where he managed the U.S. Cybersecurity Team. He also previously served as the Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for LPL Financial and was a member of their Governance Risk and Compliance management team. Marc has managed compliance functions in different capacities and has dealt extensively with state and federal regulators. He has also helped design award winning customer service and satisfaction programs.

Patrick Gage Kelley
Google

Patrick Gage Kelley

Security & Privacy User Experience Researcher

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Robert Irwin
Tala

Robert Irwin

General Counsel

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Robert Irwin is Tala’s General Counsel and leads the international legal department at Tala, a mobile technology and data science company that is opening up financial access for underserved people globally. Tala’s smartphone app uses alternative data to deliver instant credit and help customers build their financial identities. Robert previously worked at OnDeck and supported the company’s growth from a FinTech lending startup in the US to an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Robert received an LL.M in International Tax from the University of Miami School of Law, a J.D. from New York Law School.

Mike Pinkerton
Modsquad

Mike Pinkerton

Chief Operating Officer

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Alan Leard
Limelight Health

Alan Leard

Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder

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Alan is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Limelight Health. At Limelight Health he is responsible for driving continuous innovation while delivering the most efficient and compelling quoting/underwriting platform to the employee benefits industry. He has been building enterprise software for over 15 years across several industries for public and private companies as well as the Department of Defense. As a passionate technologist, he loves creating robust solutions to solve complex problems in the simplest possible way.

Before joining Limelight Health he was an early employee of Appcelerator and lead the Solution Architects while consulting with Fortune 500 companies as they deployed their mobile strategies. Alan received a BA in Business Administration and Information Systems from Loyola Marymount University.

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Jack Carvel
Qubit

Jack Carvel

General Counsel

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Samer Masry
Family Independence Initiative

Samer Masry

Chief Technology Officer

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Sue Allchurch
UN Global Compact

Sue Allchurch

Chief of Participant Relations and Communications

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Annukka Dickens
HP

Annukka Dickens

Director, Human Rights and Supply Chain, Responsibility

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Nancy Sutley
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Nancy Sutley

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Nancy Sutley is LADWP’s Chief Sustainability Officer, reporting directly to the General Manager. In this role, Ms. Sutley oversees the Department’s energy efficiency goals, environmental affairs, sustainability initiatives, and the electrification of transportation network. She initiated LADWP’s corporate sustainability programs including Green Team and the commissioning of its headquarters, The John Ferraro Building, as a LEED Gold facility.

Prior to joining LADWP in 2014, Ms. Sutley served as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Under her leadership, the Council played a central role in shepherding the Obama Administration’s signature environmental projects and was one of the chief architects of President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan.

Sutley has an extensive background in public service that includes posts as Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment for the City of Los Angeles, Board Member of the Metropolitan Water District, Member of the California State Water Resources Control Board, Energy Advisor for California Governor Gray Davis, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Intergovernmental Relations at the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Senior Policy Advisor for the US EPA during the Clinton Administration.

Sutley received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Talia Bonfante
Natura

Talia Bonfante

Senior Sustainability Manager

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Talia is a biologist with a masters degree in business. She has over 10 years of experience in the fields of climate change, forestry and environmental standards. She has various experience in the private sector, NGOs and academic research. Currently, she is a senior sustainability coordinator at Natura, in charge of offsetting carbon program.

Cody Hooven
City of San Diego

Cody Hooven

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Cody Hooven leads sustainability planning and policy for San Diego, the 8th largest city in the country. With adoption of an ambitious Climate Action Plan, Cody is exploring how mobility, 100% renewable energy, climate resilience, and social equity are included in the city’s approach to sustainable communities and transforming San Diego into a Smart City. Her role also includes engaging business in win-win solutions and connecting technology and open data to sustainability. She is a founding member and current chair of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative and advisory board member of the Equinox Project.

Wes Parris
i-Health

Wes Parris

President and CEO

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Wes has been with i-Health since April 2007, initially as Vice President of Sales before being appointed as President and CEO in 2010.

i-Health is a global consumer health and wellness company which develops, markets, and distributes branded products that support health and wellness. These include Culturelle, the #1 worldwide Probiotic Brand, as well as AZO and Estroven which are leading brands in their respective categories.

Wes has over 25 years of experience at Fortune 500 consumer goods organizations including Procter & Gamble, Gatorade, and Energizer. While at these companies, Wes has worked in a variety of senior/executive level positions in Marketing, Sales, and Commercial Strategy.

Wes is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Harvard Business School (General Management Program). He is a member of the National Association of Eagle Scouts, and is actively involved in community affairs, nonprofit charitable causes, and national health and wellness improvement initiatives.

Jon Drimmer
Barrick Gold

Jon Drimmer

Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy General Counsel

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Gwen Migita
Caesers Entertainment

Gwen Migita

Social Impact & Inclusion Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer

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Working with more than 70,000 team members at more than 40 domestic and international resorts, Gwen sets the strategy, direction and management goals for the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives including Responsible Gaming, Diversity & Inclusion, environmental sustainability, community involvement and global philanthropy. She also has oversight for the Caesars Foundation, a private entity funded by resorts owned or operated by Caesars Entertainment.

Gwen leads the industry in assessing macro trends and issues that may affect the business and development goals. She is on the forefront of utilizing customer data and spending behavior to show that strong CSR programs deliver a positive financial outcome. Her work involves human rights, social safeguards, food scarcity, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and context based targets.

Gwen is currently a Corporate Advisory Board member for the World Resources Institute (WRI), Sustainable Brands and serves as Trustee Chair of Impact NV. She and her wife Cuc Vu enjoy parenting their budding social justice advocates: Max (4) and Ava (2) in their pseudo spare time.

Lawrence Kahn
MER Group

Lawrence Kahn

General Counsel

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Jennifer Ronk
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

Jennifer Ronk

Sustainability & Advocacy Manager, NA Packaging & Specialty Plastics

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Jennifer joined Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics as the Sustainability and Advocacy Manager in January of this year.   In this role she collaborates with the entire value chain to promote and improve the sustainability value of plastic and packaging. Her work includes serving on committees for the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics group, the PLASTICS Industry Association, Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue, and others.  She also support our supports global efforts on marine debris, including collaborating with the Ocean Conservancy and others.

Before joining Dow, Jennifer was a Senior Research Scientist for HARC, a sustainability research hub, where she led the Environmental Science and Energy Efficiency Programs. Prior to joining HARC, she served as the Deputy Director for the Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) Network, a DC-based international think tank for clean energy and climate change law and policy. While with REIL, Jennifer co-authored research on how international investment law affected investments in clean energy, which was published by Yale. Prior to REIL Jennifer was the Vice-President of Applied Environmental Solutions, a consulting firm focusing on addressing soil and groundwater contamination.

Jennifer earned her Master of Environmental Management Degree from Yale University. She is also Project Management Professional certified.

John Gledhill
TransWestern

John Gledhill

Senior Vice President

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TRANSWESTERN ROLE

John is a Senior Vice President at Transwestern, with strategic emphasis and experience representing corporate tenants and investors. Sustainable initiatives, cost reduction efforts and environmental analysis including steps involved with implementation, often have unique situations. There are nuances that greatly affect their real estate decisions. By focusing solely on the occupier market segment and consultative approach to corporate representation, he has gained recognition as one of the regional and national top process specialists.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

John has analytical, relevant transaction specific knowledge and experience in sustainable initiatives and is currently engaged with our corporate and multi-market environmentally related assignments. Additionally, he executes an individualized strategic approach to tenant/occupier representation. John handles single property searches in the same professional manner as multi- market facility consultation for corporate occupier clients. He has a proven green portfolio history and has received corporate recognition for excellent service delivery and accountability which ensures consistent results for his customers.

His past successes and continued commitment to excellence are founded on the specialized needs of the environmentally conscious corporate user focused on operating cost reduction. John has developed an effective process to help evaluate market conditions and available environmental alternatives to be used in formulating and/or executing his clients’ real estate objectives. Successful service delivery often includes forming a specific virtual team composed of subject matter experts and providers designed to address each client requirement. Uniquely, John also seeks quantifiable feedback during and after any assignment in a constant effort to self-improve and to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Mike Cartwright
DigitalTown

Mike Cartwright

Chief Technology Officer

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Originally from the UK and now based in Seattle, Mike has over 20 years of IT experience with organizations of all sizes and across a range of industries including Finance, Travel, Consultancy, and Manufacturing. Mike describes himself as a Blockchain evangelist, a technologist, and a problem solver. He has built and exited successful Software and Consultancy business in both the UK and USA. He sits on the Board of DigitalTown Inc. as well as providing support and guidance to local entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Mike authors the blog Blockchain.city.

Prior to joining DigitalTown as CTO, Mike was the founder and CEO of Comencia Inc, a Private Label Travel Platform, a Technology Vice President at Expedia, CTO of Pirean Ltd a UK based Identity and Access Management company, and a Technology Director at Nestle, Switzerland.

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Christian Georg Strobl
Hackerbay

Christian Georg Strobl

CEO

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Christian Georg Strobl is a self-taught hacker. As CEO of Hackerbay, Strobl runs the Berlin-based software firm. From a secretive data-mining startup that ran competitions for hackers worldwide to doing a wide range of contract work for government institutions like the EU Commission as well as major manufacturers and corporations, the company now is a category leader for BI networked software and used by Global 500 companies to make better, faster decisions about their operations. Hackerbay’s investors include Stan Chudnovsky, head of Facebook Messenger, and network effects venture capitalist James Currier. Strobl was an early adopter of online learning and holds certificates from MIT Sloan Executive Education and Udacity, prior to working at PE law firm Latham & Watkins.

Luis F. Gil
Verlocal

Luis F. Gil

Chief Executive Officer

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Rodrigo Arias
World Economic Forum

Rodrigo Arias

Content Lead, Technology, Media and Digital, Industries Global Leadership Fellow

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Scott Beckerman
Comerica

Scott Beckerman

Senior Vice President & Director of Corporate Sustainability

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Scott is a Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Sustainability for Comerica, Inc. As Director of Comerica’s sustainability program, Scott leads the bank’s enterprise-wide strategy and commitment to conduct its business and operations in a way that enhances the well-being of people and the communities in which Comerica does business. Scott works with colleagues throughout the bank to develop and execute programs and initiatives that eliminate waste, capture operational efficiencies, improve environmental performance and demonstrate the value of socially and environmentally responsible behavior. In addition to managing Comerica’s environmental footprint, Scott is responsible for Comerica’s external disclosures on environmental, social and governance matters through Comerica’s Corporate Responsibility reporting.

Before becoming Sustainability Director, Scott was the manager of Comerica Bank’s Environmental Risk Management Group. He was responsible for evaluating environmental risk and transactional due diligence for a wide variety of real-estate-based financial transactions. Currently, Scott is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and also serves on the Advisory Board for the Detroit 2030 District. Previously, Scott was a member of the Board of Governors for the Environmental Bankers Association, chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee of the Michigan Bankers Association, and participated in various regulatory advisory/stakeholder groups for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Prior to joining Comerica, Scott worked as a consulting engineer with experience in the many facets of environmental due diligence, brownfield redevelopment, compliance and remediation. Scott holds a master’s degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. Scott is also a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Elaine Salewske
Shire

Elaine Salewske

Responsibility Lead, Corporate Affairs

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Elaine has held Responsibility roles for more than a decade at global pharmaceutical and biotech companies setting strategy, handling issues management, and leading internal and external communications including dialogue with investors. Prior to her work in Responsibility, Elaine worked in public relations and marketing at a Chicago-based public relations firm, a healthcare non-profit and a health sciences university, among others.

Currently Elaine serves as Responsibility Director at Shire Pharmaceuticals, where she focuses on creating and implementing effective strategies to embed Responsibility into company culture to advance innovation, generate cost savings, and engage employees and external stakeholders.

Elaine has a journalism and mass communication degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management focused on international business. She lives outside of Los Angeles with her husband and two young children where she serves on the Board for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Connect with Elaine on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainesalewske/

Alexa Roscoe
IFC

Alexa Roscoe

Digitial Economy Lead International, Finance Corporation Gender Secretariat

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David Clark
Amcor

David Clark

VP, Sustainability

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Susan Moore
AMD

Susan Moore

Vice President Government Affairs & Corporate Responsibility

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Susan Moore leads AMD’s global government affairs and corporate responsibility, and is president of its charitable foundation. She advances AMD’s position as a valued partner in the innovation and societal benefits of high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. 

 Recognizing that the contributions of technology in our world are intertwined with energy use and sustainability, Susan envisioned and helps lead AMD's award-winning 25x20 Energy Efficiency Initiative.

 A leader in the industry, in 2016 Susan received the Gary P. Fazzino Award for Innovation Excellence for her leadership and contributions. She is former chairwoman and current director of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI); CEO alternate director of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association; and director of the U.S. Information Technology Office in China (USITO). She is also active in the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Austin Council on Foreign Affairs. 

 Susan can be followed at www.linkedin.com/in/susanlmoore/

Rolf Skar
Greenpeace USA

Rolf Skar

Campaigns Director

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Rolf Skar is the acting Campaigns Director for Greenpeace USA, overseeing strategies to move humanity towards a green and peaceful future. Since 2007, Rolf contributed to innovative, award-winning Greenpeace forest conservation campaigns focused on places like Indonesia, the Brazilian Amazon, the Congo Basin, and Canada. The majority of this work centered on corporate responsibility and solutions to deforestation and degradation. He has advanced forest conservation in many forums for two decades - from tree-tops of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest, to the halls of the United Nations. Rolf has appeared in leading news programs including FOX News, NPR, MSNBC, as well as the pages of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, among others.

Paige Goff
Domtar

Paige Goff

Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications

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Chris Thomas
Sierra Club

Chris Thomas

Chief Innovation Officer

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Chris Thomas is Chief Innovation Officer at the Sierra Club. His main focus is on engaging the Club’s current and future members and supporters through technology, and on how interactive virtual environments enable real-world change. Before this, he ran the Digital Products Program at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. Chris has held leadership roles in both tech startups and Fortune 500 companies including Elle Magazine, The International Herald Tribune (now The International New York Times), Alstom, Joost, Oracle, and Eurovision. A dual American/French national, Chris has extensive experience in technology, media strategy and production in both the United States and in Europe.

Bill Green
Macquarie Infrastructure Company, Renewable Energy Holdings

Bill Green

Climate & Sustainability Veteran, CEO

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With over 25 years of investment and management experience in renewable energy, Bill serves as CEO of MIC Renewable Energy Holdings. MIC REH is a project finance group within Macquarie Infrastructure Company (NYSE:MIC). Macquarie is one of the world’s largest owners of infrastructure and has provided project financing to over 1.5 gigawatts of wind, solar and biomass energy generation projects around the globe.

Bill has devoted his professional career to the commercialization and deployment of innovative clean technologies. Prior to joining Macquarie Bill was a co-founder of VantagePoint’s CleanTech Practice, one of the largest in North America. During Bill’s eight years at VantagePoint the partnership led investments in Tesla Motors, BrightSource Energy, Miasole, Better Place, New Energy Capital and many others.

With his lifelong commitment to clean energy technology and innovation Bill is considered a pioneer in the Clean Energy technology sector. Before joining VantagePoint, Bill founded and led four companies in this sector, including Ecolink, one of the first producers of alternatives to ozone layer-depleting chemicals; the Strategic Chemical Management Group, an environmental management company.

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Nurit Katz
UCLA

Nurit Katz

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Kerrie Romanow
City of San Jose

Kerrie Romanow

Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and Director of the Environmental Services Department

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Kerrie Romanow serves the City of San Jose as Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and Director of the Environmental Services Department. Recent accomplishments include the launching of San Jose Clean Energy and Climate Smart San Jose. As the Environmental and Sustainability leader for the City of San Jose she leads residential and commercial solid and waste/recycling collection and management, energy and water conservation programs, watershed protection, San Jose Municipal Water utility, South Bay Water Recycling, the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, and Climate Smart San Jose which charts a course for the nation’s 10th largest city to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Environmental Services Department includes over 570 FTE, $200M operating budget and $1.2B 5-year CIP.

Prior to joining the City of San José, Ms. Romanow served as Chief Operating Officer for a nationwide EHS consulting firm, led facilities and EHS for an international semiconductor manufacturing firm, and served as an inspector for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. She earned a BS degree in Environmental Economics from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Santa Clara University, completed the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government certificate program and in 2015 was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Eliot Metzger
WRI

Eliot Metzger

Senior Associate

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Eliot is a Senior Associate in WRI’s Business Center. He manages research on innovative business solutions to global environmental challenges. His work focuses on opportunities for companies to tackle urgent sustainability issues, such as the implications of accelerating global resource consumption—the “elephant in the boardroom”. He has partnered with Fortune 500 companies to develop, test, and refine practical tools and guidance to advance disruptive new business models, internal carbon pricing, climate policy lobbying, clean energy investment, and thought leadership on the water-energy nexus.

Prior to re-joining WRI in 2007 (Eliot was a WRI intern in 2004), he worked at Eastern Research Group as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There, he helped develop and execute a variety of clean energy and water efficiency initiatives, including EPA’s energy and environmental management systems and WaterSense program.

Eliot holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and Bachelors degrees in Environmental Science and Business from the University of San Francisco, where he was a Goldwater Scholar.

Lisa Kenney
Gender Spectrum

Lisa Kenney

Executive Director

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Lisa Kenney is the Executive Director of Gender Spectrum, the leading national organization focused on children, youth and gender. Lisa is a featured speaker at conferences and a consultant to organizations on the changing understanding of gender and the implications this has for parents and families, youth-serving organizations, social institutions and corporations. She co-authored, with Stephanie Brill, The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-binary Teens.

Breece Robertson
The Trust for Public Land

Breece Robertson

Vice President and Director of Planning and GIS

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Breece Robertson is Vice President and Director of Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for The Trust for Public Land. Robertson joined The Trust for Public land in 2001 to create a comprehensive, coordinated planning and GIS program for the national land conservation organization. Today she provides leadership for the trust’s Enterprise GIS program that is the leading provider of “Land for People” science in the country.  The Planning and GIS programs work on projects ranging from city and county open space plans to multi-jurisdictional modeling efforts that cover a wide range of “Land for People” issues like park and recreation access, health disparities, making cities “climate-smart”, protecting clean drinking water and connecting communities.  

Esri, the world’s leader in developing geographic information system (GIS) technology, has honored Robertson’s GIS program for innovation in helping communities meet park and conservation goals multiple times. In 2006, The Trust for Public Land was awarded the Esri Special Achievement in GIS award and in 2012, the “Making a Difference” award – a prestigious presidential award. In both 2016 and 2017 Esri recognized story maps from the GIS team in the Conservation, Environment, and Sustainability Story map category.

Robertson regularly presents at conferences around the country and is featured in and has authored many publications. She was the Keynote speaker at the GeoDesign Summit (2018) and has been a Conservation Strategies course speaker at the Yale School of Forestry since 2013 among many others. In 2011, she received a Planning and Urban Form Research Fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

 Prior to working at The Trust for Public Land Robertson was an Instructor and Course Developer for AllpointsGIS, Inc. where she developed and taught GIS software classes for local and federal government employees. She also worked to develop and implement projects focusing on sustainable rural economic development through the natural resource base as a Project Manager at Yadkin Pee-Dee Lakes Project.  Robertson continues to dedicate herself to the creation of healthy human and natural communities through conservation planning, Geographic Information Systems, education and collaborative partnerships.  

Scott J. Anders
University of San Diego School of Law

Scott J. Anders

Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center

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Holly Gordon
Participant Media

Holly Gordon

Chief Impact Officer

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As Chief Impact Officer, Holly Gordon oversees all development and execution of Social Impact campaigns for Participant Media, further strengthening the company’s mission to create entertainment that compels and inspires social change. These global, multi-year campaigns are driven by the company’s content and powered by strategic partnerships to address the most important issues of our time.

Before joining Participant, Gordon co-founded Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education. Selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact, Gordon is also an Executive Producer for the Girl Rising film at the center of the movement. Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising campaign the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012.

Gordon serves as Board Chair of Girl Rising and is the co-chair of The Nantucket Project Academy, an accelerator for social change leaders and ideas. Prior to launching the TNP Academy and Girl Rising, Gordon served as Director of Content for the Tribeca Film Festival. She came to Tribeca from ABC News, where she worked for 12 years as a producer and booker for the major news broadcasts. Gordon is a member of the 2015 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, serves on the boards of Unreasonable Group and All In Together and is a strategic advisor to The One Love Foundation.

Alina Zolotareva
AeroFarms

Alina Zolotareva

Senior Marketing Manager

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Senior Marketing Manager and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for AeroFarms, a leading clean-technology company that builds and operates responsible, state-of-the-art indoor vertical farms around the world, enabling local production and transforming agriculture. A Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for Food and by Inc. as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies.

For the last 3 years, Alina Zolotareva has overseen all product development, leveraging her background in nutrition science and public health to translate nutrition science to consumers, playing a key role in AeroFarms mission to combat food deserts and bring fresh, local, nutritious leafy greens to all communities. Before AeroFarms, Alina had worked for a culinary nutrition foodservice consulting company based in NYC focused on improving health through great tasting and sustainable food. She was responsible for collaborating with their chefs and nutritionists to develop compelling products and services for leading restaurants and retail/food service operations. She has also spent time in nutrition and marketing at Unilever and other local food brands.

Alina is a graduate of Cornell University and Presidential Research Scholar with a B.S. with Honors in Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics. She is passionate about all things food and wellness, and believes that the only way great health can be achieved for all people is through food that tastes great--like AeroFarms delicious baby greens.

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Hammad Atassi
American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)

Hammad Atassi

CEO

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Hammad Atassi is CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the leading policy advocacy group representing the interests of responsible businesses nationwide. He leads the organization in building a business-focused movement for policy changes to achieve a sustainable economy, based on the triple-bottom-line principles of people, planet and profit.

A senior leader with 20 years’ experience as a brand pioneer and sustainable business executive, Hammad has demonstrated success in scaling mission-driven enterprises and is passionate about realizing an organization’s authentic mission and achieving impactful stakeholder value at all levels of engagement. His vision for ASBC is to leverage the success of responsible businesses and champion policies that speed their expansion – both in size and in number. He believes such policies benefit everyone, delivering equal prosperity now and for future generations.

Prior to joining ASBC, Hammad was a key leader at Numi Organic Tea, the leading premium sustainable tea brand in the US. During his long career at Numi, Hammad took on several roles, among them General Manager and Vice President of the Foodservice Division where he led the effort to place Numi’s premium sustainable offerings at the forefront of thousands of establishments worldwide. In 2015 he became Vice President of Strategic Development, where he led efforts to identify and build critical new market opportunities in synergy with existing global partnerships, all the while protecting the authentic values and mission at the core of the Numi brand.

Hammad remains an active member of the Board of Directors of the Numi Foundation.

Prior to Numi, Hammad was an executive in the financial services industry. He holds an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a BA from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Ravi Mikkelsen
ClimateLink

Ravi Mikkelsen

CEO

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Mark Tulay
CECP

Mark Tulay

Program Director, Strategic Investor Initiative

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Lindsey Allen
Rainforest Action Network

Lindsey Allen

Executive Director

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Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network, has more than a decade of experience pressuring and inspiring some of the world’s largest corporations to protect rainforests, human rights and the climate. A veteran environmental and social justice organizer, Lindsey has spent her career preventing commodity expansion into globally critical forest areas, and has played a central role in achieving some of the most significant corporate policy commitments to protect forests over the past decade.

Rainforest Action Network works at the intersection of three core issue areas: preserving rainforests, protecting the climate and upholding human rights. And, unlike any other organization, RAN does this through the lens of corporate accountability. RAN takes on some of the biggest offenders on planet – including household name brands, major corporations and leading banks – and they get results. RAN campaigns are not designed to influence only individual corporations, one-at-a-time. Rather, we aim to shift entire industrial sectors and transform the global marketplace.

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Christopher Rowland
ManpowerGroup

Christopher Rowland

Global Diversity Officer

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Christopher Rowland was appointed ManpowerGroup’s Global Diversity Officer in June 2016. As Global Diversity Officer, Rowland oversees the advancement of ManpowerGroup’s long-term D&I strategy and execution. Rowland has been with the company since 2007, previously serving as Managing Director for ManpowerGroup Solutions.

At ManpowerGroup, Rowland collaborates with the senior leadership team to implement culture and talent strategies that leverage diversity and inclusion across the company’s 80 countries and territories and throughout the ManpowerGroup family of brands.

Globally, Rowland is responsible for understanding the company’s diversity on a regional and country level in order to have better insight into where ManpowerGroup is today and how to elevate inclusiveness and implement diversity best practices for the future. In North America, Rowland oversees the D&I strategy to ensure that the company continues to lead in this space both internally and externally.

With over eight years of talent attraction and management experience, Rowland is a recognized expert in helping organizations build and leverage effective teams and attract top talent. Rowland frequently serves as a spokesperson for ManpowerGroup’s Annual Talent Shortage Survey, providing skilled insight into how businesses can navigate the changing world of work.

Previously, Rowland served as Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Solutions and oversaw a recruiting budget of more than four million dollars, leading operations and execution for multiple accounts, and specializing in high-volume recruitment programs for clients across several industries. In this role, Rowland was responsible for managing multiple teams and partnering with clients’ Talent Acquisition Leadership to develop strategic solutions and improve overall recruiting efficiencies. Rowland oversaw over 75 recruitment professionals and managed all areas of client accounts including daily operations and client interface, reporting metrics, forecasting and budget planning, resource planning, sourcing/pipelining development, process planning and implementation.

Prior to joining ManpowerGroup Rowland supported a Fortune 100 financial services firm, where he specialized in proactively finding candidates through creative recruitment and sourcing strategies. During this time, Christopher developed and implemented a diversity recruitment program, and increased hiring by over 50%.

Rowland holds a bachelor's degree with a major in economics from Colgate University. He currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sasha Radovich
Gap Inc.'s P.A.C.E.

Sasha Radovich

Director

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Sasha Radovich is Director of Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program. P.A.C.E. is an innovative women’s advancement program operating in factories and communities, designed to provide skills and support that will aid in the advancement of women within their professional and personal lives. She is also the Chief of Party for the USAID/Gap Inc. Women + Water Alliance. Previously, Sasha led Gap Inc.’s Strategic Partnership work which creates partnerships for scaling our programmatic impact and innovation through systems change. Sasha has over 15 years of experience in social innovation and partnerships for development, working in the consumer products, information and communication technology (ICT) and manufacturing industries. She has worked in consulting, the NGO and private sectors, and at the United Nations. Sasha holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in Anthropology and Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Steve White
ForgeRock

Steve White

Chief Security Officer

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Conan Higgins
Black Rifle Coffee

Conan Higgins

General Counsel

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Sue Allchurch
UN Global Compact

Sue Allchurch

Chief of Participant Relations and Communications

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Ken Malcolmson
Microsoft

Ken Malcolmson

Chief Security Advisor

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Erika Fisher
Atlassian

Erika Fisher

Head of Privacy

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Mike Johnson
Digicert

Mike Johnson

General Counsel

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Annukka Dickens
HP

Annukka Dickens

Director, Human Rights and Supply Chain, Responsibility

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Nancy Sutley
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Nancy Sutley

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Nancy Sutley is LADWP’s Chief Sustainability Officer, reporting directly to the General Manager. In this role, Ms. Sutley oversees the Department’s energy efficiency goals, environmental affairs, sustainability initiatives, and the electrification of transportation network. She initiated LADWP’s corporate sustainability programs including Green Team and the commissioning of its headquarters, The John Ferraro Building, as a LEED Gold facility.

Prior to joining LADWP in 2014, Ms. Sutley served as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Under her leadership, the Council played a central role in shepherding the Obama Administration’s signature environmental projects and was one of the chief architects of President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan.

Sutley has an extensive background in public service that includes posts as Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment for the City of Los Angeles, Board Member of the Metropolitan Water District, Member of the California State Water Resources Control Board, Energy Advisor for California Governor Gray Davis, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Intergovernmental Relations at the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Senior Policy Advisor for the US EPA during the Clinton Administration.

Sutley received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Dennis Yu
Blitzmetrics

Dennis Yu

Chief Technology Officer

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Olivia Jeffers
Compassionate Technologies

Olivia Jeffers

CEO

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Talia Bonfante
Natura

Talia Bonfante

Senior Sustainability Manager

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Talia is a biologist with a masters degree in business. She has over 10 years of experience in the fields of climate change, forestry and environmental standards. She has various experience in the private sector, NGOs and academic research. Currently, she is a senior sustainability coordinator at Natura, in charge of offsetting carbon program.

Megan Bell
Human API

Megan Bell

Chief Privacy Officer

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Marc Loewenthal
Varo Money

Marc Loewenthal

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

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Marc Loewenthal has a proven record in managing enterprise risk, compliance and financial services operations. He is currently the Chief Compliance and Operations Risk Officer for Varo Money, Inc. Prior to joining Varo Money, Marc was a Director at Promontory Financial Group where he managed the U.S. Cybersecurity Team. He also previously served as the Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for LPL Financial and was a member of their Governance Risk and Compliance management team. Marc has managed compliance functions in different capacities and has dealt extensively with state and federal regulators. He has also helped design award winning customer service and satisfaction programs.

Patrick Gage Kelley
Google

Patrick Gage Kelley

Security & Privacy User Experience Researcher

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Cody Hooven
City of San Diego

Cody Hooven

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Cody Hooven leads sustainability planning and policy for San Diego, the 8th largest city in the country. With adoption of an ambitious Climate Action Plan, Cody is exploring how mobility, 100% renewable energy, climate resilience, and social equity are included in the city’s approach to sustainable communities and transforming San Diego into a Smart City. Her role also includes engaging business in win-win solutions and connecting technology and open data to sustainability. She is a founding member and current chair of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative and advisory board member of the Equinox Project.

Wes Parris
i-Health

Wes Parris

President and CEO

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Wes has been with i-Health since April 2007, initially as Vice President of Sales before being appointed as President and CEO in 2010.

i-Health is a global consumer health and wellness company which develops, markets, and distributes branded products that support health and wellness. These include Culturelle, the #1 worldwide Probiotic Brand, as well as AZO and Estroven which are leading brands in their respective categories.

Wes has over 25 years of experience at Fortune 500 consumer goods organizations including Procter & Gamble, Gatorade, and Energizer. While at these companies, Wes has worked in a variety of senior/executive level positions in Marketing, Sales, and Commercial Strategy.

Wes is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Harvard Business School (General Management Program). He is a member of the National Association of Eagle Scouts, and is actively involved in community affairs, nonprofit charitable causes, and national health and wellness improvement initiatives.

Jon Drimmer
Barrick Gold

Jon Drimmer

Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy General Counsel

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Gwen Migita
Caesers Entertainment

Gwen Migita

Social Impact & Inclusion Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer

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Working with more than 70,000 team members at more than 40 domestic and international resorts, Gwen sets the strategy, direction and management goals for the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives including Responsible Gaming, Diversity & Inclusion, environmental sustainability, community involvement and global philanthropy. She also has oversight for the Caesars Foundation, a private entity funded by resorts owned or operated by Caesars Entertainment.

Gwen leads the industry in assessing macro trends and issues that may affect the business and development goals. She is on the forefront of utilizing customer data and spending behavior to show that strong CSR programs deliver a positive financial outcome. Her work involves human rights, social safeguards, food scarcity, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and context based targets.

Gwen is currently a Corporate Advisory Board member for the World Resources Institute (WRI), Sustainable Brands and serves as Trustee Chair of Impact NV. She and her wife Cuc Vu enjoy parenting their budding social justice advocates: Max (4) and Ava (2) in their pseudo spare time.

Lawrence Kahn
MER Group

Lawrence Kahn

General Counsel

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Jennifer Ronk
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

Jennifer Ronk

Sustainability & Advocacy Manager, NA Packaging & Specialty Plastics

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Jennifer joined Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics as the Sustainability and Advocacy Manager in January of this year.   In this role she collaborates with the entire value chain to promote and improve the sustainability value of plastic and packaging. Her work includes serving on committees for the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics group, the PLASTICS Industry Association, Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue, and others.  She also support our supports global efforts on marine debris, including collaborating with the Ocean Conservancy and others.

Before joining Dow, Jennifer was a Senior Research Scientist for HARC, a sustainability research hub, where she led the Environmental Science and Energy Efficiency Programs. Prior to joining HARC, she served as the Deputy Director for the Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) Network, a DC-based international think tank for clean energy and climate change law and policy. While with REIL, Jennifer co-authored research on how international investment law affected investments in clean energy, which was published by Yale. Prior to REIL Jennifer was the Vice-President of Applied Environmental Solutions, a consulting firm focusing on addressing soil and groundwater contamination.

Jennifer earned her Master of Environmental Management Degree from Yale University. She is also Project Management Professional certified.

John Gledhill
TransWestern

John Gledhill

Senior Vice President

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TRANSWESTERN ROLE

John is a Senior Vice President at Transwestern, with strategic emphasis and experience representing corporate tenants and investors. Sustainable initiatives, cost reduction efforts and environmental analysis including steps involved with implementation, often have unique situations. There are nuances that greatly affect their real estate decisions. By focusing solely on the occupier market segment and consultative approach to corporate representation, he has gained recognition as one of the regional and national top process specialists.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

John has analytical, relevant transaction specific knowledge and experience in sustainable initiatives and is currently engaged with our corporate and multi-market environmentally related assignments. Additionally, he executes an individualized strategic approach to tenant/occupier representation. John handles single property searches in the same professional manner as multi- market facility consultation for corporate occupier clients. He has a proven green portfolio history and has received corporate recognition for excellent service delivery and accountability which ensures consistent results for his customers.

His past successes and continued commitment to excellence are founded on the specialized needs of the environmentally conscious corporate user focused on operating cost reduction. John has developed an effective process to help evaluate market conditions and available environmental alternatives to be used in formulating and/or executing his clients’ real estate objectives. Successful service delivery often includes forming a specific virtual team composed of subject matter experts and providers designed to address each client requirement. Uniquely, John also seeks quantifiable feedback during and after any assignment in a constant effort to self-improve and to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Mike Cartwright
DigitalTown

Mike Cartwright

Chief Technology Officer

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Originally from the UK and now based in Seattle, Mike has over 20 years of IT experience with organizations of all sizes and across a range of industries including Finance, Travel, Consultancy, and Manufacturing. Mike describes himself as a Blockchain evangelist, a technologist, and a problem solver. He has built and exited successful Software and Consultancy business in both the UK and USA. He sits on the Board of DigitalTown Inc. as well as providing support and guidance to local entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Mike authors the blog Blockchain.city.

Prior to joining DigitalTown as CTO, Mike was the founder and CEO of Comencia Inc, a Private Label Travel Platform, a Technology Vice President at Expedia, CTO of Pirean Ltd a UK based Identity and Access Management company, and a Technology Director at Nestle, Switzerland.

Christian Georg Strobl
Hackerbay

Christian Georg Strobl

CEO

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Christian Georg Strobl is a self-taught hacker. As CEO of Hackerbay, Strobl runs the Berlin-based software firm. From a secretive data-mining startup that ran competitions for hackers worldwide to doing a wide range of contract work for government institutions like the EU Commission as well as major manufacturers and corporations, the company now is a category leader for BI networked software and used by Global 500 companies to make better, faster decisions about their operations. Hackerbay’s investors include Stan Chudnovsky, head of Facebook Messenger, and network effects venture capitalist James Currier. Strobl was an early adopter of online learning and holds certificates from MIT Sloan Executive Education and Udacity, prior to working at PE law firm Latham & Watkins.

Luis F. Gil
Verlocal

Luis F. Gil

Chief Executive Officer

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Rodrigo Arias
World Economic Forum

Rodrigo Arias

Content Lead, Technology, Media and Digital, Industries Global Leadership Fellow

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Scott Beckerman
Comerica

Scott Beckerman

Senior Vice President & Director of Corporate Sustainability

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Scott is a Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Sustainability for Comerica, Inc. As Director of Comerica’s sustainability program, Scott leads the bank’s enterprise-wide strategy and commitment to conduct its business and operations in a way that enhances the well-being of people and the communities in which Comerica does business. Scott works with colleagues throughout the bank to develop and execute programs and initiatives that eliminate waste, capture operational efficiencies, improve environmental performance and demonstrate the value of socially and environmentally responsible behavior. In addition to managing Comerica’s environmental footprint, Scott is responsible for Comerica’s external disclosures on environmental, social and governance matters through Comerica’s Corporate Responsibility reporting.

Before becoming Sustainability Director, Scott was the manager of Comerica Bank’s Environmental Risk Management Group. He was responsible for evaluating environmental risk and transactional due diligence for a wide variety of real-estate-based financial transactions. Currently, Scott is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and also serves on the Advisory Board for the Detroit 2030 District. Previously, Scott was a member of the Board of Governors for the Environmental Bankers Association, chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee of the Michigan Bankers Association, and participated in various regulatory advisory/stakeholder groups for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Prior to joining Comerica, Scott worked as a consulting engineer with experience in the many facets of environmental due diligence, brownfield redevelopment, compliance and remediation. Scott holds a master’s degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. Scott is also a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Elaine Salewske
Shire

Elaine Salewske

Responsibility Lead, Corporate Affairs

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Elaine has held Responsibility roles for more than a decade at global pharmaceutical and biotech companies setting strategy, handling issues management, and leading internal and external communications including dialogue with investors. Prior to her work in Responsibility, Elaine worked in public relations and marketing at a Chicago-based public relations firm, a healthcare non-profit and a health sciences university, among others.

Currently Elaine serves as Responsibility Director at Shire Pharmaceuticals, where she focuses on creating and implementing effective strategies to embed Responsibility into company culture to advance innovation, generate cost savings, and engage employees and external stakeholders.

Elaine has a journalism and mass communication degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management focused on international business. She lives outside of Los Angeles with her husband and two young children where she serves on the Board for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Connect with Elaine on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainesalewske/

Robert Irwin
Tala

Robert Irwin

General Counsel

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Robert Irwin is Tala’s General Counsel and leads the international legal department at Tala, a mobile technology and data science company that is opening up financial access for underserved people globally. Tala’s smartphone app uses alternative data to deliver instant credit and help customers build their financial identities. Robert previously worked at OnDeck and supported the company’s growth from a FinTech lending startup in the US to an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Robert received an LL.M in International Tax from the University of Miami School of Law, a J.D. from New York Law School.

Alexa Roscoe
IFC

Alexa Roscoe

Digitial Economy Lead International, Finance Corporation Gender Secretariat

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David Clark
Amcor

David Clark

VP, Sustainability

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Mike Pinkerton
Modsquad

Mike Pinkerton

Chief Operating Officer

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Susan Moore
AMD

Susan Moore

Vice President Government Affairs & Corporate Responsibility

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Susan Moore leads AMD’s global government affairs and corporate responsibility, and is president of its charitable foundation. She advances AMD’s position as a valued partner in the innovation and societal benefits of high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. 

 Recognizing that the contributions of technology in our world are intertwined with energy use and sustainability, Susan envisioned and helps lead AMD's award-winning 25x20 Energy Efficiency Initiative.

 A leader in the industry, in 2016 Susan received the Gary P. Fazzino Award for Innovation Excellence for her leadership and contributions. She is former chairwoman and current director of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI); CEO alternate director of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association; and director of the U.S. Information Technology Office in China (USITO). She is also active in the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Austin Council on Foreign Affairs. 

 Susan can be followed at www.linkedin.com/in/susanlmoore/

Rolf Skar
Greenpeace USA

Rolf Skar

Campaigns Director

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Rolf Skar is the acting Campaigns Director for Greenpeace USA, overseeing strategies to move humanity towards a green and peaceful future. Since 2007, Rolf contributed to innovative, award-winning Greenpeace forest conservation campaigns focused on places like Indonesia, the Brazilian Amazon, the Congo Basin, and Canada. The majority of this work centered on corporate responsibility and solutions to deforestation and degradation. He has advanced forest conservation in many forums for two decades - from tree-tops of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest, to the halls of the United Nations. Rolf has appeared in leading news programs including FOX News, NPR, MSNBC, as well as the pages of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, among others.

Paige Goff
Domtar

Paige Goff

Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications

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Alan Leard
Limelight Health

Alan Leard

Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder

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Alan is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Limelight Health. At Limelight Health he is responsible for driving continuous innovation while delivering the most efficient and compelling quoting/underwriting platform to the employee benefits industry. He has been building enterprise software for over 15 years across several industries for public and private companies as well as the Department of Defense. As a passionate technologist, he loves creating robust solutions to solve complex problems in the simplest possible way.

Before joining Limelight Health he was an early employee of Appcelerator and lead the Solution Architects while consulting with Fortune 500 companies as they deployed their mobile strategies. Alan received a BA in Business Administration and Information Systems from Loyola Marymount University.

Chris Thomas
Sierra Club

Chris Thomas

Chief Innovation Officer

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Chris Thomas is Chief Innovation Officer at the Sierra Club. His main focus is on engaging the Club’s current and future members and supporters through technology, and on how interactive virtual environments enable real-world change. Before this, he ran the Digital Products Program at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. Chris has held leadership roles in both tech startups and Fortune 500 companies including Elle Magazine, The International Herald Tribune (now The International New York Times), Alstom, Joost, Oracle, and Eurovision. A dual American/French national, Chris has extensive experience in technology, media strategy and production in both the United States and in Europe.

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Jack Carvel
Qubit

Jack Carvel

General Counsel

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Bill Green
Macquarie Infrastructure Company, Renewable Energy Holdings

Bill Green

Climate & Sustainability Veteran, CEO

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With over 25 years of investment and management experience in renewable energy, Bill serves as CEO of MIC Renewable Energy Holdings. MIC REH is a project finance group within Macquarie Infrastructure Company (NYSE:MIC). Macquarie is one of the world’s largest owners of infrastructure and has provided project financing to over 1.5 gigawatts of wind, solar and biomass energy generation projects around the globe.

Bill has devoted his professional career to the commercialization and deployment of innovative clean technologies. Prior to joining Macquarie Bill was a co-founder of VantagePoint’s CleanTech Practice, one of the largest in North America. During Bill’s eight years at VantagePoint the partnership led investments in Tesla Motors, BrightSource Energy, Miasole, Better Place, New Energy Capital and many others.

With his lifelong commitment to clean energy technology and innovation Bill is considered a pioneer in the Clean Energy technology sector. Before joining VantagePoint, Bill founded and led four companies in this sector, including Ecolink, one of the first producers of alternatives to ozone layer-depleting chemicals; the Strategic Chemical Management Group, an environmental management company.

Nurit Katz
UCLA

Nurit Katz

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Kerrie Romanow
City of San Jose

Kerrie Romanow

Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and Director of the Environmental Services Department

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Kerrie Romanow serves the City of San Jose as Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and Director of the Environmental Services Department. Recent accomplishments include the launching of San Jose Clean Energy and Climate Smart San Jose. As the Environmental and Sustainability leader for the City of San Jose she leads residential and commercial solid and waste/recycling collection and management, energy and water conservation programs, watershed protection, San Jose Municipal Water utility, South Bay Water Recycling, the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, and Climate Smart San Jose which charts a course for the nation’s 10th largest city to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Environmental Services Department includes over 570 FTE, $200M operating budget and $1.2B 5-year CIP.

Prior to joining the City of San José, Ms. Romanow served as Chief Operating Officer for a nationwide EHS consulting firm, led facilities and EHS for an international semiconductor manufacturing firm, and served as an inspector for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. She earned a BS degree in Environmental Economics from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Santa Clara University, completed the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government certificate program and in 2015 was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Eliot Metzger
WRI

Eliot Metzger

Senior Associate

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Eliot is a Senior Associate in WRI’s Business Center. He manages research on innovative business solutions to global environmental challenges. His work focuses on opportunities for companies to tackle urgent sustainability issues, such as the implications of accelerating global resource consumption—the “elephant in the boardroom”. He has partnered with Fortune 500 companies to develop, test, and refine practical tools and guidance to advance disruptive new business models, internal carbon pricing, climate policy lobbying, clean energy investment, and thought leadership on the water-energy nexus.

Prior to re-joining WRI in 2007 (Eliot was a WRI intern in 2004), he worked at Eastern Research Group as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There, he helped develop and execute a variety of clean energy and water efficiency initiatives, including EPA’s energy and environmental management systems and WaterSense program.

Eliot holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and Bachelors degrees in Environmental Science and Business from the University of San Francisco, where he was a Goldwater Scholar.

Samer Masry
Family Independence Initiative

Samer Masry

Chief Technology Officer

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Lisa Kenney
Gender Spectrum

Lisa Kenney

Executive Director

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Lisa Kenney is the Executive Director of Gender Spectrum, the leading national organization focused on children, youth and gender. Lisa is a featured speaker at conferences and a consultant to organizations on the changing understanding of gender and the implications this has for parents and families, youth-serving organizations, social institutions and corporations. She co-authored, with Stephanie Brill, The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-binary Teens.

Breece Robertson
The Trust for Public Land

Breece Robertson

Vice President and Director of Planning and GIS

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Breece Robertson is Vice President and Director of Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for The Trust for Public Land. Robertson joined The Trust for Public land in 2001 to create a comprehensive, coordinated planning and GIS program for the national land conservation organization. Today she provides leadership for the trust’s Enterprise GIS program that is the leading provider of “Land for People” science in the country.  The Planning and GIS programs work on projects ranging from city and county open space plans to multi-jurisdictional modeling efforts that cover a wide range of “Land for People” issues like park and recreation access, health disparities, making cities “climate-smart”, protecting clean drinking water and connecting communities.  

Esri, the world’s leader in developing geographic information system (GIS) technology, has honored Robertson’s GIS program for innovation in helping communities meet park and conservation goals multiple times. In 2006, The Trust for Public Land was awarded the Esri Special Achievement in GIS award and in 2012, the “Making a Difference” award – a prestigious presidential award. In both 2016 and 2017 Esri recognized story maps from the GIS team in the Conservation, Environment, and Sustainability Story map category.

Robertson regularly presents at conferences around the country and is featured in and has authored many publications. She was the Keynote speaker at the GeoDesign Summit (2018) and has been a Conservation Strategies course speaker at the Yale School of Forestry since 2013 among many others. In 2011, she received a Planning and Urban Form Research Fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

 Prior to working at The Trust for Public Land Robertson was an Instructor and Course Developer for AllpointsGIS, Inc. where she developed and taught GIS software classes for local and federal government employees. She also worked to develop and implement projects focusing on sustainable rural economic development through the natural resource base as a Project Manager at Yadkin Pee-Dee Lakes Project.  Robertson continues to dedicate herself to the creation of healthy human and natural communities through conservation planning, Geographic Information Systems, education and collaborative partnerships.  

Scott J. Anders
University of San Diego School of Law

Scott J. Anders

Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center

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Holly Gordon
Participant Media

Holly Gordon

Chief Impact Officer

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As Chief Impact Officer, Holly Gordon oversees all development and execution of Social Impact campaigns for Participant Media, further strengthening the company’s mission to create entertainment that compels and inspires social change. These global, multi-year campaigns are driven by the company’s content and powered by strategic partnerships to address the most important issues of our time.

Before joining Participant, Gordon co-founded Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education. Selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact, Gordon is also an Executive Producer for the Girl Rising film at the center of the movement. Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising campaign the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012.

Gordon serves as Board Chair of Girl Rising and is the co-chair of The Nantucket Project Academy, an accelerator for social change leaders and ideas. Prior to launching the TNP Academy and Girl Rising, Gordon served as Director of Content for the Tribeca Film Festival. She came to Tribeca from ABC News, where she worked for 12 years as a producer and booker for the major news broadcasts. Gordon is a member of the 2015 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, serves on the boards of Unreasonable Group and All In Together and is a strategic advisor to The One Love Foundation.

Alina Zolotareva
AeroFarms

Alina Zolotareva

Senior Marketing Manager

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Senior Marketing Manager and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for AeroFarms, a leading clean-technology company that builds and operates responsible, state-of-the-art indoor vertical farms around the world, enabling local production and transforming agriculture. A Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for Food and by Inc. as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies.

For the last 3 years, Alina Zolotareva has overseen all product development, leveraging her background in nutrition science and public health to translate nutrition science to consumers, playing a key role in AeroFarms mission to combat food deserts and bring fresh, local, nutritious leafy greens to all communities. Before AeroFarms, Alina had worked for a culinary nutrition foodservice consulting company based in NYC focused on improving health through great tasting and sustainable food. She was responsible for collaborating with their chefs and nutritionists to develop compelling products and services for leading restaurants and retail/food service operations. She has also spent time in nutrition and marketing at Unilever and other local food brands.

Alina is a graduate of Cornell University and Presidential Research Scholar with a B.S. with Honors in Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics. She is passionate about all things food and wellness, and believes that the only way great health can be achieved for all people is through food that tastes great--like AeroFarms delicious baby greens.

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Hammad Atassi
American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)

Hammad Atassi

CEO

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Hammad Atassi is CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the leading policy advocacy group representing the interests of responsible businesses nationwide. He leads the organization in building a business-focused movement for policy changes to achieve a sustainable economy, based on the triple-bottom-line principles of people, planet and profit.

A senior leader with 20 years’ experience as a brand pioneer and sustainable business executive, Hammad has demonstrated success in scaling mission-driven enterprises and is passionate about realizing an organization’s authentic mission and achieving impactful stakeholder value at all levels of engagement. His vision for ASBC is to leverage the success of responsible businesses and champion policies that speed their expansion – both in size and in number. He believes such policies benefit everyone, delivering equal prosperity now and for future generations.

Prior to joining ASBC, Hammad was a key leader at Numi Organic Tea, the leading premium sustainable tea brand in the US. During his long career at Numi, Hammad took on several roles, among them General Manager and Vice President of the Foodservice Division where he led the effort to place Numi’s premium sustainable offerings at the forefront of thousands of establishments worldwide. In 2015 he became Vice President of Strategic Development, where he led efforts to identify and build critical new market opportunities in synergy with existing global partnerships, all the while protecting the authentic values and mission at the core of the Numi brand.

Hammad remains an active member of the Board of Directors of the Numi Foundation.

Prior to Numi, Hammad was an executive in the financial services industry. He holds an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a BA from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

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Ravi Mikkelsen
ClimateLink

Ravi Mikkelsen

CEO

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Mark Tulay
CECP

Mark Tulay

Program Director, Strategic Investor Initiative

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Lindsey Allen
Rainforest Action Network

Lindsey Allen

Executive Director

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Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network, has more than a decade of experience pressuring and inspiring some of the world’s largest corporations to protect rainforests, human rights and the climate. A veteran environmental and social justice organizer, Lindsey has spent her career preventing commodity expansion into globally critical forest areas, and has played a central role in achieving some of the most significant corporate policy commitments to protect forests over the past decade.

Rainforest Action Network works at the intersection of three core issue areas: preserving rainforests, protecting the climate and upholding human rights. And, unlike any other organization, RAN does this through the lens of corporate accountability. RAN takes on some of the biggest offenders on planet – including household name brands, major corporations and leading banks – and they get results. RAN campaigns are not designed to influence only individual corporations, one-at-a-time. Rather, we aim to shift entire industrial sectors and transform the global marketplace.

Christopher Rowland
ManpowerGroup

Christopher Rowland

Global Diversity Officer

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Christopher Rowland was appointed ManpowerGroup’s Global Diversity Officer in June 2016. As Global Diversity Officer, Rowland oversees the advancement of ManpowerGroup’s long-term D&I strategy and execution. Rowland has been with the company since 2007, previously serving as Managing Director for ManpowerGroup Solutions.

At ManpowerGroup, Rowland collaborates with the senior leadership team to implement culture and talent strategies that leverage diversity and inclusion across the company’s 80 countries and territories and throughout the ManpowerGroup family of brands.

Globally, Rowland is responsible for understanding the company’s diversity on a regional and country level in order to have better insight into where ManpowerGroup is today and how to elevate inclusiveness and implement diversity best practices for the future. In North America, Rowland oversees the D&I strategy to ensure that the company continues to lead in this space both internally and externally.

With over eight years of talent attraction and management experience, Rowland is a recognized expert in helping organizations build and leverage effective teams and attract top talent. Rowland frequently serves as a spokesperson for ManpowerGroup’s Annual Talent Shortage Survey, providing skilled insight into how businesses can navigate the changing world of work.

Previously, Rowland served as Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Solutions and oversaw a recruiting budget of more than four million dollars, leading operations and execution for multiple accounts, and specializing in high-volume recruitment programs for clients across several industries. In this role, Rowland was responsible for managing multiple teams and partnering with clients’ Talent Acquisition Leadership to develop strategic solutions and improve overall recruiting efficiencies. Rowland oversaw over 75 recruitment professionals and managed all areas of client accounts including daily operations and client interface, reporting metrics, forecasting and budget planning, resource planning, sourcing/pipelining development, process planning and implementation.

Prior to joining ManpowerGroup Rowland supported a Fortune 100 financial services firm, where he specialized in proactively finding candidates through creative recruitment and sourcing strategies. During this time, Christopher developed and implemented a diversity recruitment program, and increased hiring by over 50%.

Rowland holds a bachelor's degree with a major in economics from Colgate University. He currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sasha Radovich
Gap Inc.'s P.A.C.E.

Sasha Radovich

Director

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Sasha Radovich is Director of Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program. P.A.C.E. is an innovative women’s advancement program operating in factories and communities, designed to provide skills and support that will aid in the advancement of women within their professional and personal lives. She is also the Chief of Party for the USAID/Gap Inc. Women + Water Alliance. Previously, Sasha led Gap Inc.’s Strategic Partnership work which creates partnerships for scaling our programmatic impact and innovation through systems change. Sasha has over 15 years of experience in social innovation and partnerships for development, working in the consumer products, information and communication technology (ICT) and manufacturing industries. She has worked in consulting, the NGO and private sectors, and at the United Nations. Sasha holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in Anthropology and Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Pat Walsh
Classy

Pat Walsh

Co-founder and Chief Impact Officer

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Pat is the Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer of Classy, a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Since 2011, fundraising on the Classy platform has doubled each year-resulting in thousands of nonprofits collectively raising almost a billion dollars. Based in San Diego, CA, Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as Oxfam, Acumen, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Classy also convenes global changemakers for its annual Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to discuss, celebrate, and inspire greater impact across the social sector.

Pat co-founded Classy in 2006, leads Classy's strategic initiatives, and is a member of the board. He was selected by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as one of the Top 5 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs in America in 2012. He has spoken at Clinton Global Initiative University, Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative, the UN High Commissioner of Refugees Innovation conference, and is a guest speaker at UCSD Rady School of Management. Pat serves on the board of Tap Cancer Out, a jiu-jitsu based 501(c)(3) nonprofit raising awareness and funds for cancer fighting organizations on behalf of the grappling community. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor focus in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jamie Lawrence
IBM

Jamie Lawrence

Corporate Citizenship Manager

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Sam Breen
Relativity6

Sam Breen

Chief Compliance Officer

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Eric DesRoberts
Ocean Conservancy

Eric DesRoberts

Manager

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James Gomme
WBCSD

James Gomme

Director, Sustainable Development Goals

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