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What We Do. Why We're Here.

The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind.

Want to bring the GoGreen Conference to your city? Contact us at cities@gogreenconference.net to start a dialogue with the organizing team.

2014 Advisory Team

Our regionally focused advisory teams ensure that GoGreen is able to build an experience that is timely and relevant to the region's economy, environmental issues, market opportunities and culture by providing guidance, connections and insights into each community we serve.

Christie True | Department Director, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, King County, Washington

Christie True

Christie has proven to be a leader in positive community engagement, managing change and being dedicated to continuous system improvement. Christie is known for her experience in establishing processes to better manage and deliver complex projects and budgets, and for her technical expertise and analytical approach to challenges. In 2006, she was named Local Official of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders for her work on the Brightwater project.

Brenna Davis | Director of Sustainability, Virginia Mason

Brenna Davis


Sephir Hamilton | Chief of Staff, Seattle City Light

Sephir Hamilton




Susan Long | Environmental Impact Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company

Susan Long

Kevin Wilhelm | CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting

Kevin Wilhelm

He has spent the last eight years demonstrating the business & bottom line benefits of sustainability locally, nationally, and internationally. He is the author of the acclaimed: Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase Profitability & Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy. He is an adjunct professor at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute where he teaches Sustainable Business.

Mary Rose | Co-Director, Network for Business Innovation + Sustainability (NBIS)

Mary Rose

Charlie Cunniff | Deputy Director, Seattle 2030 District

Charlie Cunniff


Terri Butler Ph.D. | Executive Director, Sustainable Seattle

Terri Butler

Thomas Ranken | President & Chief Executive Officer, Washington Clean Technology Alliance

Thomas Ranken

He directed public affairs at the state's largest biotechnology company, Immunex (now Amgen), and was President of the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association. He spent seven years in banking.

In the 1990s, Tom was elected Chair of the national Council of State Bioscience Associations. He was Chair of the DC-based Biotechnology Industry Organization's State Government Committee, was instrumental in crafting the highly successful state affiliate strategy, and was elected to the Emerging Companies Section of BIO's Board. He was also a key player in the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association for many years as Chair of the Board, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, member of the Board, and as President for three years.

Tom spent fourteen years as a Trustee of Harborview Medical Center including serving as President of the Board. He has served on the Boards of VizX Labs, Axio Research, the Technology Alliance, the University Sunrise Rotary Club (President), Seattle Mental Health (Chair), and the Crisis Clinic. He currently is Treasurer of the Washington News Council board and is Moderator of the Magnolia United Church of Christ Coordinating Council. An Eagle Scout, Tom spent five years as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 80 and now serves on the Aurora District Committee as Finance Chair. At last count, 35 of the Scouts in Tom's troop had made Eagle, including his son.

Tom has an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia. His MBA thesis was "U.S. Petroleum Dependence and Energy Alternatives."

On weekends, he can often be found playing his guitar or camping with the Boy Scouts.

Dune Ives | Senior Director of Philanthropic Initiatives, Vulcan

Dune Ives

She is proud that Milepost earned their B Corporation certification, was twice recognized as a Best Company to Work For and as one of Washington's 50 Greenest Companies in 2013. Her work resulted in development of organizations such as the Green Sports Alliance and the Seattle 2030 District, both galvanizing entities that are engaging and inspiring their industries towards greater reduction of negative externalities. Dune holds her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Utah State University.

Karl Ostrom, PhD | Co-Executive Director, Network for Business Innovation + Sustainability (NBIS)

Karl Ostrom

Karl's PhD in Clinical Psychology, completed at the University of North Carolina, contributes to his understanding of systemic approaches to organizational change and leadership development. His publications include "Is there Hope for the City."

Molly Ray | Environmental Solutions Manager, Office Depot

MollyRay

Molly was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.A. in Communications/Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, she graduated from Bainbridge Graduate Institute with a degree in Sustainable Business. She currently resides in Seattle, WA.

Markham McIntyre | Government Relations Director, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Markham McIntyre