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  

Alison Booth Gribas | Worker-Owner, Equal Exchange  

Heather Burpee | Research Associate Professor & Director, Education & Outreach, University of Washington Integrated Design Lab  

Laura Clise | Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Intentionalist  

Michelle Connor | President and Chief Executive Officer, Forterra  

Mikhail Davis | Director of Technical Sustainability, Interface  

Davina Duerr | Representative, Washington State, 1st Legislative District  

Colleen Echohawk | Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club  

Ara Erickson | Director Corporate Sustainability, Weyerhaeuser  

Ubax Gardheere | Equity Strategies Manager, City of Seattle  

Ubax serves as a Governance Group Member for Communities of Opportunity, a multi-million dollar, cross-sector initiative aimed at creating systems change across King County to address equitable health, housing and economic opportunity. She serves on the board of Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH) a partnership of the County and East King County Cities who have joined together to assist with preserving and increasing the supply of housing for low- and moderate-income households in the region. Ubax is a proud single parent to three very energetic kids who keep her on her toes.

Mark Grey | Principal, Stephen Grey & Associates

Duncan Griffin, AIA | Managing Principal, HDR  

Dune Ives | Executive Director, Lonely Whale  

Ellen Jackowski | Global Head of Sustainability Strategy & Innovation, HP Inc.  

Stanley Janicki | Vice President of Business Development, Sedron Technologies  

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield | Executive Editor, YES! Media  

In addition to her work in journalism, Zenobia has served as an adjunct professor at Marygrove College in Detroit, teaching a graduate course on Media Effects on Social Justice, and has lectured and presented on media and social justice in other college and community spaces. She has also traveled to several African countries, covering their democratic process and elections.

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

Duane Jonlin

Brad Liljequist | Zero Energy Senior Program Manager, McKinstry  

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

Page Motes | Director, Sustainability Strategy, Dell  

Page is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and former Board member of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI). She has guest lectured at The University of Texas Law School and McCombs Business School, as well as the University of Colorado at Boulder and Bentley College. Page is also a Hill Country Chapter member of the Young Men's Service League (YMSL), which engages high school boys to develop a heart for service in their communities.

Erin Osher | Managing Director, Porter Novelli Seattle  

Bellamy Pailthorp | Environment Beat, Seattle, KNKX Public Radio News  

Bellamy Pailthorp

She strives to tell memorable stories about how we will power our future while maintaining healthy cultures and livable cities. Character-driven narratives of exploration and innovation excite her. Outside work, she practices yoga, walks half marathons with friends, backpacks with her husband and extended family, reads and watches fiction with nieces, enjoys tasting new foods and admiring all kinds of animals -- especially her two house cats, who often remind her she should spend more time sitting on the couch with them.

Carolyn Parrs | CEO & Founder, Mind Over Markets  

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

Baha Sadreddin | High Performance Design Specialist, ZGF Architects  

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

Liz Smith | Independent Filmmaker and Writer  

Marilyn Strickland | former Mayor of Tacoma, WA & former 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.

David Walsh | Director of Sustainability, Sellen Construction  

Brad Warren | Executive Director, National Fisheries Conservation Center  

Kevin Wilhelm | Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Business Consulting  

Kevin Wilhelm

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