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2020 Keynotes

James Chin Moody | Chief Executive Officer, Sendle  

James Chin Moody

Dr. Lucas Joppa | Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft  

Lucas Joppa

In addition to formerly serving on the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained U.S. National Climate Assessment, Lucas is an Associate Editor for the Ecological Society of America's EcoSphere journal and serves on the boards of leading scientific organizations, such as NatureServe and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Prior to his current role, Lucas was Microsoft's Chief Environmental Scientist and led research programs at the intersection of environmental and computer sciences in Microsoft Research, the company's blue-sky research division. He remains an active scientist and one of Microsoft's foremost AI thought leaders, speaking frequently on issues related to Artificial Intelligence, environmental science, and sustainability. Along with his PhD, Lucas holds a BS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin and is a former Peace Corps volunteer to Malawi.

Jamie Margolin | Founder & Co-Executive Director, Zero Hour  

Jamie Margolin

2020 Speakers

Bruce Agnew | Director, Cascadia Center & ACES Northwest Network  

He was also awarded the "Smashed Brick" by the Canadian Consul General in 2008 for reducing barriers to cross-border trade and tourism. On the North American front, Mr. Agnew chaired an advisory committee to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) chartered by NAFTA publishing a report,"Destination Sustainability" exploring carbon taxes on trade corridors and serves on the Can Am Border Trade Alliance. From 1987-93, Mr. Agnew was Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative John Miller from Washington state's First District. Before his congressional service, Bruce Agnew was elected to two terms on the Snohomish County Council and served as President of the Puget Sound Regional Council in 1985. Mr. Agnew is a 1974 graduate of Stanford University and a 1977 graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) and resides with his family in Beaux Arts Village, WA.

Ash Awad | Chief Market Officer, McKinstry  

Laura Clise | Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Intentionalist  

She is a 2013 Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow, and the recipient of an Exceptional Individual Achievement Award from the Human Rights Campaign. She proudly serves on the Athlete Ally Board of Directors, the IslandWood Board of Directors, and is a member of the Net Impact Corporate Advisory Council and the Reaching Out MBA Catalyst Committee.

Michelle Connor | President and Chief Executive Officer, Forterra  

Colleen Echohawk | Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club  

Ara Erickson | Director Corporate Sustainability, Weyerhaeuser

Duncan Griffin, AIA | Managing Principal, HDR  

David Heslam | Executive Director, Earth Advantage  

Dune Ives | Executive Director, Lonely Whale  

Stanley Janicki | Vice President of Business Development, Sedron Technologies

Duane Jonlin | Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, City of Seattle, Department of Construction and Inspections  

Duane Jonlin

Kent Leacock | Senior Director of Government Relations & Public Policy, Proterra  

Brad Liljequist | Zero Energy Senior Program Manager, McKinstry  

Sydney McCotter-Bicknell | Program and Communications Coordinator, Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF)

Brett Phillips | Vice President, Sustainable and Responsible Investments, Unico Properties  

Sarah Red-Laird | President, Northwest Farmers Union and Executive Director, Bee Girl Organization

Amy Shatzkin | Deputy Director, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, Sound Transit

Liz Smith | Independent Filmmaker and Writer

Marilyn Strickland | Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce  

Marilyn Strickland

Prior to elected office, she held marketing communications positions in both the private and public sectors. She now serves on the steering committee of the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, and is a trustee for the Urban Land Institute and Annie Wright Schools. She serves on the boards of Seattle City Club, the National Development Council and is a member of the International Women's Forum. Strickland holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University.

Brad Warren | Executive Director, National Fisheries Conservation Center

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