North America

  • Valerie Langer

    Valerie Langer

    ForestEthics, Director of British Columbia Forest Campaigns

    Vancouver, Canada

    Valerie is primarily engaged in implementation of ecosystem-based management in the Great Bear Rainforest, 6.4 million hectares/15 million acres of temperate rainforest on the west [...]

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    Trista Patterson

    USFS Pacific North West Research Station, Ecological Economist

    Sitka, Alaska

    In her role as Ecological Economist with the US Forest Service, Trista has been a key player in mainstreaming the concept of ecosystem services in [...]

  • Sally McGee

    Sally McGee

    The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, Northeast Marine Program Director

    Mystic, Connecticut

    Sally has in-depth knowledge and expertise in East Coast oceans, fisheries and marine policy. Currently, she is the Northeast Marine Program Director for The Nature [...]

  • Michelle Erickson

    Michelle Erickson

    Erickson Strategies, Principal

    New York City, New York

    Michelle is a thought leader working at the intersection of sustainability, technology, and innovation. She speaks regularly at industry conferences and is frequently interviewed by [...]

  • Lena Hansen

    Rocky Mountain Institute, Principal, Electricity Practice

    Boulder, Colorado

    Lena is a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute’s electricity practice, where she specializes in energy and carbon strategy as well as design innovation for electric [...]

  • Julia Novy Hildesley

    Julia Novy-Hildesley

    Independent, Entrepreneur

    Portland, Oregon

    Julia’s past and current work is unified by the theme of forging multi-stakeholder partnerships to test new models and extend proven approaches to unleashing innovation [...]

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    Josephine Brennan

    Sustainable Value Creation Ltd., Founding Director

    East Twickenham, United Kingdom

    Josephine is a Sustainable Business Consultant and Executive Coach with 15 years senior level experience across renewable energy, cleantech project and sector development, top tier [...]

  • Jed Davis

    Jed Davis

    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Director of Sustainability

    Montpelier, Vermont

    Jed has been involved in dairy agriculture and cooperatives his whole life. Raised on a seven-generation family dairy farm in Central Massachusetts, he has spent [...]

  • Evelyn Arce

    Evelyn Arce

    International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), Executive Director

    Mill Valley, California

    For almost 10 years, Evelyn has been working for International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), where she currently serves as its Executive Director. IFIP is [...]

  • Ellen Wolfe

    Ellen Wolfe

    Resero Consulting, Vice President

    Granite Bay, California

    Ellen is a Vice President of Resero and focuses on electric utility restructuring activities. She works with electrical system operators, policy makers, regulators and market [...]

  • Dana Lanza

    Dana Lanza

    Confluence Philanthropy, CEO

    Pound Ridge, New York

    Dana launched Confluence Philanthropy in August of 2009 after serving as the Executive Director of the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA). While at EGA, Dana provided [...]

  • Christine Negra

    Christine Negra

    EcoAgricultural Partners, Director of Research

    New York City, New York

    Dr. Christine Negra is an experienced scientist with a strong and dynamic track record of linking science with policy in the areas of climate change, [...]

  • Brooke Simler Smith

    Brooke Simler Smith

    Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS), Executive Director

    Corvallis, Oregon

    At COMPASS (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea), Brooke has helped build a non-traditional bridging organization that connects ocean scientists and science to the media, [...]

  • Andrea Athanas

    Andrea Athanas

    African Wildlife Foundation, Program Design Manager – Agriculture and Energy

    Arusha, Tanzania

    Andrea is a Program Design Manager – Agriculture and Energy with the African Wildlife Foundation. Her ambition is to find pathways for societies to transition [...]

  • Abigail Corso

    Abigail Corso

    CNT Energy, Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant

    Chicago, Illinois

    Abby is Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant at CNT Energy, a leading think-tank focused on urban sustainability, defined as “…the more effective use of existing resources and [...]

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    Kathy Tibbits

    Cherokee Nation, Strategy Group

    Stilwell, Oklahoma

    Kathy has worked as a planner, organizer, and policy analyst for ten years with Cherokee Nation, with a focus on sovereignty and sustainable self-governance. Today she [...]

  • Mark Spalding

    Mark Spalding

    The Ocean Foundation, President

    Washington, DC

    As President, Mark brings his extensive experience with the legal and policy aspects of ocean conservation to The Ocean Foundations’ grantmaking strategy and evaluation process. [...]

  • Dayna Baumeister

    Dayna Baumeister

    Biomimicry 3.8, Keystone and Co-Founder

    Helena, Montana

    With a background in biology and applied natural history, and a passion for sharing the wonders of nature with others, Dayna has worked in the [...]

  • Jennifer Fletcher

    Jennifer Fletcher

    Trust for Public Land, Program Director

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Jenna leads the open space/greenways collaborative, “Embrace Open Space,” that brings together local officials, staff, soil and watershed district leaders, non-profits, agency staff and environmental [...]

  • Natalie Starr

    Natalie Starr

    DSM Environmental Services, Inc., Principal

    Windsor, Vermont

    Natalie has nearly twenty five years of experience in solid waste management, recycling and resource recovery, and energy consulting including twenty years with DSM Environmental [...]

  • Tse-Sung Wu, Genentech

    Tse-Sung Wu

    Genentech, Program Manager, Environment, Health and Safety Department

    San Francisco, California

    Tse-Sung has a longstanding interest in helping corporations reduce their ecological footprint by improving decision making and promoting innovation to minimize or eliminate environmental impact. [...]

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    Anna Jones-Crabtree

    US Forest Service, RegionalOperations Coordinator, Rocky Mountain and Northern Regions

    Helena, Montana

    As the Forest Service’s first Sustainable Operations Coordinator, Anna provides both regional and national leadership for the Rocky Mountain and Northern Regions. She works to [...]

  • Christina Page

    Christina Page

    Yahoo! Inc., Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy

    San Francisco, California

    Chris is responsible for overseeing Yahoo!’s climate program, efficiency and clean tech initiatives, and providing technical support to the company’s all-volunteer Green Team, an employee [...]

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    John Mlade

    YR&G, Senior Sustainability Manager

    Chicago, Illinois

    John has over 12 years of experience as a specialist in sustainable building design, construction, facility operations, and management of strategic sustainability initiatives. His skills [...]

  • Matt Roman

    Matt Roman

    Visteon Corporation, Environmental Health and Safety Affairs Manager

    Beverly Hills, Michigan

    Matt’s role is to design and implement the corporate environmental strategy for both products and manufacturing processes at Visteon, an automotive manufacturing company. In this [...]

  • Laura Freeman

    Laura Freeman

    Mt. Folly Farm, Farmer and Entrepreneur

    Winchester, Kentucky and Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

    Laura is involved daily with Mt. Folly Farm in Kentucky. On her 150 acres, her goal is to sequester carbon in the soil, moving away [...]

  • Jennifer Mayer

    Jennifer Mayer

    Ernst and Young Infrastructure Advisors, Senior Vice President

    San Francisco, California

    After nearly 17 years at the Federal Highway Administration, Jennifer has taken on the role of Senior Vice President with Ernst and Young Infrastructure Advisors. [...]

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    Agnieszka Rawa

    Environmental Resources Management, Inc., Former Senior Project Manager and Sustainable Development Specialist

    Washington, DC

    Agnieszka is an environmental consultant with over 14 years of experience working for private companies and public organizations evaluating and mitigating factors affecting social and [...]

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    Lynn Stoddard

    Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Environmental Analyst, Climate Change and Energy Team

    Hartford, Connecticut

    Lynn has developed and implemented numerous environmental sustainability programs in her work at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Her work has focused [...]

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    Tim Brown

    Wabashco, LLC, President

    Chicago, Illinois

    Tim is the President of Wabashco, LLC a green investment project development firm located in Chicago, Illinois, and Principal of Forest Hill Energy, LLC. He [...]