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GoGreen'09

Emcee

Jill Bamburg | Dean Emeritus and Founding Faculty Member, Bainbridge Graduate Institute | MORNING EMCEE
Jill Bamburg
Jill Bamburg is Dean Emeritus, core faculty, and a founding faculty member and the lead architect of the curriculum at Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Prior to BGI, Jill served as a member of the core faculty at Antioch University/Seattle for 7 years, teaching courses in marketing, strategy and general management. In her private industry career, she served in a variety of senior level marketing positions at Aldus Corporation, creators of PageMaker software and architects of the desktop publishing revolution.
Dave Ross | Host, The Dave Ross Show, 97.3 KIRO FM | AFTERNOON EMCEE
Dave Ross
Dave joined News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM in 1978 as a news anchor. He started hosting his own talk show in 1987 and began a daily commentary on the CBS Radio Network in 1993. He also substitutes regularly for Charles Osgood on “The Osgood File.” Dave leads the Eastlake Avenue Crusaders for Common Sense, speaking daily with the major newsmakers of the moment and taking listeners calls.

2010 Keynote Speakers

Michael Patrick McGinn | Mayor, Seattle
Mayor McGinn
Mayor McGinn, who is 50 years old and lives in the Greenwood neighborhood with his family, has been active in politics, law, and environmental advocacy since graduating college. After moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington Law School, he served as president of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, where he led campaigns to provide better housing and health benefits for students. McGinn chaired the local chapter of the Sierra Club, where he oversaw work on state and local issues, and served on the organization's national political committee. McGinn left the law firm to found Great City – a Seattle nonprofit that brought together neighbors, environmentalists and business leaders advocating for smart and responsible urbanism as the solution to many local, economic and environmental challenges.
Rob Bernard | Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
Rob Bernard
Rob Bernard is responsible for defining and implementing the global strategy for the company’s environmental efforts. In this role he oversees the company’s environmental impact at all levels including: working with product groups to create technology innovations in software and hardware that can help enable customers to minimize their impact on the environment, helping accelerate scientific breakthrough on environmental issues, assuring responsible business practices that work to reduce the company’s direct and indirect environmental impact, and working with partners in industry, government and non-government to engage on global environmental issues. He attended the Wharton School of Business where he earned his MBA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Columbia University. Bernard lives with his family in Seattle.
KC Golden | Policy Director, Climate Solutions
KC Golden
KC is Policy Director for Climate Solutions, a regional "do-tank" pioneering practical and profitable solutions to global warming. He serves on the boards of 1Sky, the US Climate Action Network, and Energy Northwest. KC has worked in the public sector as a special advisor to Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, where he helped launch the program to make Seattle City Light the first large electric utility producing no net carbon. He has also served as Energy Policy Director for the State of Washington, and is a former Executive Director of the Northwest Energy Coalition. He was named one of Seattle Magazine's Power 25 most influential people, and it's #1 Eco-Hero. He's a columnist, river enthusiast, and father who believes that we can now change what's possible so that we can do what's necessary.

2010 Featured Speakers

Kelly Ogilvie | Co-Founder and CEO, Blue Marble Energy
Kelly Ogilvie
Kelly is the Co-founder and CEO of Blue Marble Energy. Blue Marble Energy was founded as a synthesis of Kelly’s professional and personal passions in environmentalism, politics, and sustainable business. Kelly has extensive political strategy experience in local, regional and national campaigns. His resume includes work in the offices of Washington State Governor Gary Locke and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels. Kelly’s business experience includes working with Paul Allen’s Vulcan, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and as Executive Director of the Alki Foundation. Kelly currently serves on the board of directors at the Woodland Park Zoo and Seafair, as well as in an advisory capacity to several Seattle area startups. His dedication to alternative energy and clean technology led him to found BME with James Stephens in May 2005. The company has been hailed as a pioneer of petroleum displacement through renewable biochemicals and bioenergy.
Sue Taoka | Executive Vice President, Shorebank Enterprise Cascadia
Sue Taoka
Sue is working on developing the urban market focusing on distressed and immigrant communities. She is currently focused on developing and implementing an energy efficiency loan product for residential and small business retrofits. Until June 2008, she served for 14 years as Executive Director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), the major property management and community development organization in the Chinatown International District. She previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Norm Rice for housing, economic and community development, neighborhoods, parks, and libraries. She is currently the co-president of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development, and a board member of Impact Capital, and a member of the National Community Securities Initiative Advisory Board. Sue is also a founding member of the Distressed Communities Coalition and the National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development and a member of the Washington Bar Association.
Jeremy Jaech | CEO, Verdiem
JeremyJaech
As CEO of Verdiem, Jeremy Jaech brings 20 years of insight, leadership and market-creation strategy behind some of today's most recognizable software, including Microsoft Visio and Adobe PageMaker. As CEO, Jeremy leads Verdiem's corporate development and strategy in both defining and broadening the market for energy and carbon management in the enterprise and scaling the company's business operations to maximize the growing demand for energy management solutions. Most recently, Jeremy served as co-founder and CEO of Trumba, which makes calendaring web services for companies to manage events online. He also co-founded and served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Visio, developing the breakthrough technology from 1990 until its acquisition by the Microsoft Corporation in 2000. Jeremy began his entrepreneurial path by founding Aldus Corporation in 1984, the first company to create graphical design software for consumers. On the heels of PageMaker's success, Jeremy was appointed Aldus' Vice President of Engineering and oversaw the development of all Aldus products before it was acquired by Adobe in 1994. Jeremy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Doyenz, Trumba, Cozi, and has contributed as a scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at the Battelle Research Center. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington.
Soraya Dossa | Impact Washington
Soraya Dossa
Soraya Dossa supports the integration of sustainability into many Impact Washington projects. She has worked closely on assisting companies in the development of both the Environmental and Energy aspects of manufacturing in a wide range of industries. She has also been an integral part of maintaining solid relationships with Department of Ecology and WSU Energy Extension Program.
Stacy Noland | Founder, Moontown Foundation
Stacy Noland
Stacy Noland is a recognized thought leader and the founder of the Moontown Foundation, an award winning non-profit think tank dedicated to accelerating the transformation to a green economy for all. For over 20 years, Stacy has worked to develop innovative programs meant to increase the presence of historically underrepresented individuals and communities in the resource conservation and management career fields. Through his foundation, he has worked with hundreds of lawmakers, business leaders, educators, and labor organizations to construct policies and programs designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, spur economic development and create green job training programs in Washington State.
Sarah Severn | Director of Stakeholder Mobilization: Sustainable Business and Innovation at Nike
Sarah Severn
Originally recruited in 1993 to establish a consumer insights department in Nike’s European headquarters, Sarah relocated in 1995 to Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon as Global Director of the Environmental Action Team. From 1995 to 2000 she led the company’s early efforts to integrate sustainability into the business, from operations through to product design and manufacturing. For the past 12 years she has lead Nike’s efforts around climate change and most recently has been working on Nike’s climate change advocacy strategy. She is bringing this experience into a new role as a Director of Mobilization which will focus on collaboration and engagement as a core strategy for scaling up the business sustainability agenda. Sarah served on the Pacific Northwest regional council of the President’s Council for Sustainable Development from 1995 to1997, the board of The Natural Step U.S from 1997 to 2004 and the State of Oregon Governor's Climate Change Integration Group from 2007-2008. Currently she serves on the Advisory Boards of Sustainable Northwest and the Oregon Natural Step network and on the board of Focus the Nation. Sarah is a Senior Fellow of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and is a core faculty member of the Prince of Wales and University of Cambridge Business and Environment Programme.
James Curleigh | President and CEO, KEEN, Inc.
James Curleigh
Prior to his current position at KEEN, Curleigh served as the President and CEO of Salomon North America where he led a Team focused on brand passion and product innovation. In his 12 year tenure at Salomon, he was part of the leadership team responsible for Salomon’s surge in Winter sports and the successful extension into the Outdoor Category with Footwear, Apparel, and Accessories. He has also had various levels of engagement with other Salomon related companies which include Bonfire Snowboarding, Arc’teryx, TaylorMade Golf, Atomic, and Suunto. Curleigh also has extensive international experience as he spent 6 years in Europe in a variety of executive positions at Salomon before taking the leadership position in North America in 2001. Prior to Salomon, he had a successful career in consumer goods at Mars, Inc. where he was directly involved with business strategy, brand extensions, and Olympic sponsorship.
Ash Awad | Vice President, McKinstry
Ash Awad
With over 15 years of energy efficiency experience, Ash is responsible for evolving McKinstry’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, and facility services business lines while providing the vision and leadership for a variety of related strategic initiatives. His extensive knowledge in the energy industry includes systems engineering, evaluation of sustainable ideas, development of alternative-financing solutions, and optimizing and securing utility incentives and grants. As Corporate Vice President, he is responsible for a staff of over 325 of the finest energy and facility services professionals in the industry. He and his team support cities, counties, school districts, universities, medical centers, commercial, and federal clients with a variety of energy and facility related services.
Tamara Barnett | Senior Ethnographic Analyst, The Hartman Group
Tamara Barnett
Tamara applies both her professional and academic background to illuminate consumers’ lived experiences, their language, and their attitudes, and connect them to deeper cultural meanings, trends, and occasions essential for companies to understand. Tamaras recent projects include several shopper marketing studies, brand identity and strategic positioning work, and leading Hartman’s 2009 syndicated study on Sustainability. Tamara received her M.A. in Communication from the University of Washington.
Mark Perry | Director, Product Planning and Strategy, Nissan Americas
Mark Perry
Marks teams are responsible for Versa, Sentra, Altima, Altima Coupe, Maxima, Quest and the Electric vehicle programs plus cross carline strategic adoption of emerging technology, power train and safety applications for Nissan and Infiniti. He leads the product planning teams to take approved vehicle concepts through development to launch and manages the product’s lifecycle. From a cross carline perspective, Nissan and Infiniti’s IT, NAVI, and audio development, emerging technology, regulatory, and safety strategies are developed by his team. Over his 25 years with Nissan, Perry has held a variety of marketing, planning and sales management positions in both National and Regional sales offices.
Darcy Winslow | Founder, DSW Collective, LLC
Darcy Winslow
Darcy Winslow has been a pioneer and active practitioner of sustainability frameworks and principles, exploring and experimenting with the application of these to all aspects of business. Darcy worked at Nike, Inc. for over 20 years and held several senior management positions within the business. She most recently served as General Manager for Nike’s Global Women’s Fitness Business and as Senior Advisor to the Nike Foundation, which seeks to empower disadvantaged girls ages 10 to 19 years, through poverty alleviation and creating economic livelihood opportunities. Darcy currently serves on the Board of Advisors for World Pulse Media/Pulse Wire, Greenopolis, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, and the Council for Responsible Sport.
Matt Galvin | Owner, Pagliacci Pizza, Macrina Bakery and DeLaurenti Specialty Food and Wine
Matt Galvin
A Seattle native, Matt Galvin has been involved in the Seattle food business for roughly twenty years. Galvin’s food experience includes stops as a pizza cook, bus boy, barista and server in a variety of local Italian restaurants. His passion for food was fueled by his years spent studying and living in Italy. In the year 2000, Galvin and his two business partners, Pat McCarthy and Pat McDonald, purchased Pagliacci Pizza. It is here that Galvin has spent the past eight years tending to the 21 locations with over 600 employees. The 21 locations are spread throughout the greater Seattle area and range in concept from pure pizza delivery locations to “slice” pizzerias to a full service restaurant in Bellevue Square. In addition to Pagliacci Pizza, Galvin and his partners own DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine and Macrina Bakery & Café. Both businesses have achieved national acclaim for the quality of their products and service. Macrina Bakery has won numerous honors including the recently awarded Best Bakery by Seattle Magazine. In 2008, DeLaurenti was presented with Retailer of the Year by the NASFT (National Association of the Specialty Food Trade).
Kevin Wilhelm | CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting
Gabriel Scheer
Kevin Wilhelm is an expert and thought leader in the field of business sustainability and climate response. He is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, a Seattle based consulting firm focused on practical solutions that deliver profit improvement through the use of sustainable business and climate reduction practices. Kevin brings a breadth of business knowledge and experience to the field of profitable sustainability with over thirteen years of experience working with client businesses ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to renewable energy start-ups. He brings a strong background in financial analysis, climate issues, clean technology, sustainability implementation and has spent the last five years demonstrating the business & bottom line benefits of sustainability locally, nationally, and internationally. Mr. Wilhelm is a monthly columnist and contributing writer to Sustainable Industries Journal and teaches Sustainable Business at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.
Gustavo Collantes | Senior Energy Policy Advisor, Washington State Department of Commerce
Gustavo Collantes
Gustavo Collantes is a Senior Energy Policy Adviser with the Office of Energy Policy of Washington State Department of Commerce. He is responsible for transportation technology, energy, and climate policy. He has been working on transportation electrification for the last seven years, first with the University of California at Davis, then with Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and now with the State of Washington.
Sherri Flies | COSTCO Wholesale Corporation
Sheri Flies
Sheri Flies began her career with Costco Wholesale Corporation over 15 years ago as Corporate Counsel, where she was responsible for Costcos legal issues related to merchandising, its vendor code of conduct, intellectual property, pharmacy, export, e-commerce and privacy. In 2007, Sheri moved from legal into buying in order to learn how to incorporate sustainability practices into everyday buying decisions. Sheris teams support the development of Costco private label Kirkland Signature products in numerous categories including dairy, cooler, nuts, snacks, confectionary and chocolate. She is involved with various sustainability projects both domestically and internationally. Sheri also managed Costcos participation in a private/public collaboration to develop and build a replicable, affordable and high quality early learning center for children and families. Sheri has been a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at various universities in the Pacific Northwest discussing topics related to business, ethics and sustainability. She is a past Board Member of the Foundation for Early Learning and served on the Governor's Commission on Early Learning for Washington State.
Nik Blosser | Co-Founder & President, Celilo Group
Nik Blosser
Nik Blosser started Celilo Group Media, Inc. a Portland, Oregon-based media company with the mission of expanding markets for sustainable products. Celilos primary media property are the EcoMetro consumer guides, which include printed resource and coupon guides in Portland, Seattle, Californias Bay Area and Minneapolis, and ecometro.com, which features city-specific green business directories, product listings and local bloggers helping people find the best of green and local in their communities. Nik has been a leading voice in the sustainable business arena for the past decade in the Pacific Northwest, shaping both political and business perspectives around the economic opportunities surrounding sustainability. He is an expert on green marketing, integrating sustainable business sectors, and using policy to address environmental and sustainability issues. Nik is co-founder of the Oregon Business Association and is the Chairman of the family business, Sokol Blosser Winery.
Jemae Hoffman | Lead for Sustainable Transportation and Climate Change, Seattle Department of Transportation
Jemae Hoffman
Jemae is the Seattle Department of Transportations lead on Sustainable Transportation and Climate Change. Prior to her current position, Jemae managed the City of Seattles Mobility Management and Plan Implementation teams. These teams develop policy and implement plans for Parking and Transportation Demand Management, and Freight, Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility. Her work includes coordinating efforts with other transportation, economic, land use and community development staff. Jemae has over 15 years of experience in transportation policy and over 20 years of experience in managing programs and contracts. Before coming to her job at the City, she was Executive Director of the Transportation Choices Coalition, a statewide non-profit advocacy group. Jemae created and managed several innovative trip reduction projects including Way to Go, Seattle! (where families received an economic incentive to give up their extra car). She is a graduate of Cornell University.
Aaron Fairchild | Principal, G2B Ventures
Aaron Fairchild
Aaron began his career in residential real estate finance at Continental Savings Bank and Pacific Crest Savings Bank where he worked in many capacities including: commercial and residential finance, recruiting, training and managing Loan Officers, and electronic and loan committee Underwriting. Throughout his career in real estate finance he has been involved in providing more than $250 million of financing for a wide variety of local real estate acquisitions. Aaron has been working within the Seattle community over the past four years to create energy efficient, consumer financing solutions for existing buildings. He serves on former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels’ Existing Buildings, Green Building Task Force, works as a consultant to ShoreBank Enterprise Cascadia on the development of a revolving loan fund designed for residential energy efficient retrofits, and recently he worked with Puget Sound Energy in their Residential Energy Efficiency Department.
Gabriel Scheer | Founder, Re-Vision Labs
Gabriel Scheer
In 2008 Gabriel founded Re-Vision Labs, a social enterprise that provides comprehensive community-building products and strategies for world-changing projects in global development, education, government, and finance. RVL offers innovative strategic design, coupled with appropriate application of social media, community organizing, innovative storytelling, and collaborative software solutions to solve complex problems. In 2003 he founded Seattle Greendrinks, a non-profit dedicated to convening and growing Seattles environmental community. In five years, he has grown the organization from an initial mailing list of 20 people to one of over 3,200, has attracted over 50 sponsors, and in June 2008 he produced a celebration of the organizations fifth anniversary that drew a crowd of over 1,000 people, making Seattle Greendrinks one of the largest such organizations of over 500 worldwide.
Kevin Maas | Founder, Farm Power
Kevin Maas
Kevin Maas founded Farm Power with his brother Daryl in 2007 while completing an MBA in Sustainable Business at Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Since then, they have built relationships with dairy farmers throughout Northwest Washington while also working with environmental, regulatory, and community groups. Their first anaerobic digester west of Mount Vernon has been operating since August 2009, and they continue to develop other projects.
Jamie Cheney | Director, Commute Seattle
Jamie Cheney
Jamie Cheney has over 20 years experience providing business solutions to Seattle companies. At Flexcar, the Seattle-based car sharing company, she developed business value propositions and strategies that grew Seattle as the leading U.S. market for car sharing in the business environment. As general manager of Zipcar she lead operations, marketing, sales, and customer service strategies to create change in the way that individuals and businesses relate to vehicle ownership. Now as director of Commute Seattle Jamie works to reduce commute trips into downtown Seattle by helping employers implement commuter transporation strategies that align with their business values, culture, and budget.
Marty McDonald | Founder and Creative Director, egg
Marty McDonald
Marty McDonald is a thought leader in the field of brand development and sustainability. He is the founder and Creative Director of egg, a 6-year-old Seattle firm specializing in brand development and communications for sustainable brands. Marty has 20 years of national advertising agency experience, with numerous Cannes Lions, Effies, and Clios under his belt for clients ranging from industry leaders like Stonyfield Farm, Coca Cola, and Southwest Airlines, to next generation renewable energy start-ups like Southwest Windpower.
Ricardo Rabago | Social Media Specialist, PCC Natural Markets
Ricardo Rabago
Ricardo has been using media socially since the early 1990s.He’s been online since the early 1980s on various CompuServe bulletin boards, posted on Usenet, built web sites and participated in virtual environments since the early 1990s. Since then, he has helped politicians, non-profits, corporations and others use online social media to share their story online utilizing technologies like ebooks, enewsletter, audio/video streaming and podcasting. Today serving as a consumer-owned natural food co-operative Buzz Agent through the use of social media, including blogs, vlogs, Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed and more. Encouraging, advising and contributing to the use of social media tools and outreach. Providing counsel to marketing or division counterparts on consumer messaging and strategy as it relates to consumers perception of the co-operative online.
Brian Lagerberg | Washington State Department of Transportation
Brian Lagerberg
Brian has worked on strategies to improve Washington State’s transportation system since 1989. An employee of the Washington State Department of Transportation since 1996, he is currently the Assistant Director of WSDOT's Public Transportation Division. He oversees Urban and High Capacity Programs, including demand management, construction traffic management, park and ride lots, vanpooling, commute trip reduction, GTECs, and transportation energy policy. Brian has been part of the state's Commute Trip Reduction team since 1992 and currently serves as chair to the Governor-convened CTR Board.
Kate Davies | Director, Center for Creative Change, Antioch University Seattle
Kate Davies
Kate Davies has a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford University (1981) and an MA in cultural anthropology and social change from the California Institute for Integral Studies (2002). Kate has worked on sustainability and social change for all of her career. In the 1980s, she set up and managed the City of Toronto’s Environmental Protection Office – the first local government environmental office in Canada – and the 1990s she established and directed a successful environmental policy consulting company which provided services to the Canadian federal government and international agencies. Since moving to Seattle in 2002, she has been employed at Antioch University Seattle and served on several non-profit boards, including the Steering Committee of the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative, the Institute for Children’s Environmental Health, Washington Toxics Coalition, Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation, and the Collaborative for Health and Environment Washington. She is currently completing a book provisionally titled “People and Pollution: The Past, Present and Future Possibilities of the Environmental Health Movement”.
Hugh O’Neill | Lean and Green Project Manager, Washington State Department of Ecology
Hugh O'Neill
Hugh has worked on pollution prevention & waste reduction issues for over two decades and has helped to develop and manage several business assistance services at Ecology including toxic chemical use, waste, and emission reduction, water and wastewater reduction through Ecology’s engineering efficiency program, in partnership with WSU, UW, and utilities -- energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction; and in partnership with Washington Manufacturing Services -- Lean and Green assistance.
Paulo Nunes-Ueno | Director of Transportation, Seattle Children’s Hospital-Research-Foundation
Paulo Nunes-Ueno
Paulo is director of transportation for Seattle Children’s, one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals and research institutes. With over 23 sites around the region and over 5,000 staff, Seattle Children’s has been a leader in progressive transportation programs winning 6 Diamond Awards for outstanding commute programs and several governor’s awards for excellence in transportation demand management. He holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Bob Donegan | President, Ivars and Kidd Valley
Bob Donegan
Bob works at Ivar's offices on Pier 54, where Ivar’s has been based since 1938. He has been with Ivar's for 13 years and has seen the company grow from 37 to 62 locations and into many major sports stadiums in the region. In addition, Ivar's produced enough of its famous white clam chowder in its plant near Boeing’s Mukilteo plant last year to fill 14 777-200's or if stacked in 8-ounce cups, as tall as 138 Mt. Rainiers. Bob grew up in Milwaukee; graduated from the first UW in Madison, met his wife in graduate school in Connecticut, and moved to Seattle in 1984 so she could teach in the business school at the second UW. Prior to Ivar's, Bob worked with Peet’s Coffee and Tea in its Bay Area headquarters.
Maud Daudon | President, Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation
Maud Daudon
Maud Daudon joined Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation (SNW) on February 1, 2002. On August 24, 2006, the Board of Directors of SNW appointed her Chief Executive Officer and President, promoting her from the position of Managing Director of Investment Banking and Municipal Sales and Trading. Prior to joining SNW, Ms. Daudon served for four years as Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff for the City of Seattle, focusing on overall City strategy, public safety, labor issues, budget, information technology and personnel. Prior to this role, Ms. Daudon was the Chief Financial Officer for the Port of Seattle for six years and held other finance-related positions for another two years.
Alicia Daniels Uhlig | Director of Sustainability, GGLO
Alicia Daniels Uhlig
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an Architect with over 15 years of professional experience in sustainable design. In 2005, she joined GGLO, a multi-disciplinary design firm with an established reputation for creating vibrant community environments in the Pacific Northwest and California. As Director of Sustainability, Alicia spearheads internal sustainability initiatives including research, operations, and education efforts, and leads client-driven projects from charrette facilitation, and LEED administration to technical design. Alicia assists clients that have a full range of experience from those starting their first sustainable project to others who are leading the market. She explores and advances sustainable design opportunities in projects ranging from mixed-use developments, market rate and affordable housing to hospitality and renovation of historic and contemporary buildings.
Michael R. Thomas II | Chief of Operations, Cochran, Inc.
Michael R. Thomas III
Michael R. Thomas II, has over 16 years of experience in the electrical and technologies industry. He is currently the Chief of Operations for Cochran, Inc.’s Technologies Division, overseeing daily operations for Cochran’s Audio/Visual, Communications, Security, and Strategic Technologies services throughout the Pacific Northwest, including locations in Seattle, Portland, and Spokane. Mike is also a LEED Green Associate and heads Cochran’s Sustainability Taskforce, the driving force behind many of Cochran’s sustainability initiatives; including carbon footprint analysis, reduction of energy consumption, sustainable operating practices, new technology development, and environmental stewardship.
Joseph Whinney | Founder, Theo Chocolate
Michael R. Thomas III
Joseph Whinney has deep roots and profound expertise in the global realm of cacao. After working with cacao growers in the tropics of Central America and Africa for many years, Joe recognized that the environmental degradation of the tropical rainforest and accompanying economic adversity endured by cacao farmers could only be addressed via economic solutions. In 1994, as a bullishly resolute 25 year old, Joe pioneered the importation of organic cocoa beans into North America, paving the way for the manufacture and supply of organic chocolate products in the United States. Combining his passion for cacao, with a desire to foster the fair trade cause, over a decade later, Theo’s manufacturing process and products reflect Joe’s long-term vision and tenacity. The same integrity and creativity that have consistently characterized Joe’s commitment to supporting growers worldwide are echoed in Theo’s flavor profiles, packaging and ultimately taste.
Joyce LaValle | Senior Vice President, Interface Americas (alumni)
Clark Brockman
A veteran in the commercial interiors industry and advocate for environmental sustainability, Joyce is Senior Vice President of Customer and Associate Engagement and took on the additional role as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Interface Americas in 2008. As SVP of Associate and Customer Engagement, she is responsible for developing and enhancing initiatives designed to strengthen the company’s ties among associates and customers. She has had an integral role in implementing a strengths-based leadership and development program within the company. Currently, she leads InterfaceFLOR’s marketing and outreach efforts to end-users.
Tina Stotz | Manager of Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives, Holland America Line
Tina Stotz
Tina is currently up to her elbows completing Holland America Line’s first ever sustainability report. Prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3 Guidelines, this document will inform stakeholders about the company’s practices regarding employees, safety, environmental protection, product responsibility, and community. Tina has been employed by Holland America Line for 5 years and initially joined the company to help them build an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system, while more recently, she managed their project to test the use of sea water scrubbing technology on the ms Zaandam. Tina has been working to protect the environment for more than 25 years in government, consulting, and other private industry positions. She holds Master’s Degrees in geology and public administration and serves on the board of the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle.
Heidi Reys | Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Sustainability, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Heidi Reys
As a vice president with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Heidi collaborates with the agency’s advisory board in the development, measurement and monitoring of the agency’s strategic plan. This includes managing the systems for cascading the plan and corresponding scorecards throughout their worldwide business units. She is also responsible for leading the agency’s global sustainability programs to reduce their environmental footprint which involves the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, setting quantifiable annual targets for reduction, developing programs to reduce, reuse and recycle and reporting results via the agency’s Corporate Responsibility Report.
Molly Ray | Manager of Sustainable Partnerships, Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
Molly Ray
Molly Ray was recently appointed as the new Manager of Sustainable Partnerships for Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle. Previously, Molly held a similar role with Seattle Kimpton hotels, working on many sustainable initiatives. She created a pilot program to set companywide standards and metrics for monitoring the hotel’s environmental footprint. She represented the company on panels, roundtable discussions and press interviews for publications such as Green Lodging News and HotelWorld. She has been involved with preparation for Green Seal Certification and created the Kimpton Sustainable Partnership program, which rewarded companies for their sustainable efforts and operations with discounts on hotel room nights. She is now implementing similar sustainably-focused programs and initiatives at the Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle. She graduated from Bainbridge Graduate Institute’s Certificate in Sustainable Business program in 2008
Rich Feldman | Pacific Northwest Regional Manager, Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec)
Rich Feldman
As Senior Policy Advisor for Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, he developed the Mayor’s nationally recognized electric vehicle agenda. Because of Rich’s efforts, Seattle was selected as a 2009 E-Visionary City by the World Electric Vehicle Association, one of the first launch markets for Nissan’s LEAF, and one of five regions in the country to participate in the US Department of Energy's $200 million EV charging infrastructure demonstration project.
Mark Morford | Partner, Stoel Rives
Mark Morford
J. Mark Morford is a member of Stoel Rives LLP with more than 25 years of experience as an environmental attorney. Mark is one of the most experienced and respected environmental attorneys in the Pacific Northwest. He has in-depth experience with the full range of environmental issues that face industrial, energy, forest products and agricultural facilities, including water quality, air quality, waste management, radioactive materials management, endangered species issues and cleanups. He works closely with regulatory agencies and trade organizations in the development of sensible and responsible environmental laws and assists clients in developing corporate strategies for meeting environmental obligations with limited resources. Mark chairs the Stoel Rives Sustainability Committee.
Sandra Mallory | Program Manager, City Green Building
Sandra Mallory
Sandra Mallory is the Program Manager for City Green Building, Seattle’s green building program within the Department of Planning and Development. She leads the team to develop the programs and policies that will make green building standard practice in Seattle. Recent work has included the development and implementation of green permitting processes, establishing a standard for energy performance measurement disclosure for commercial and multi-family buildings, and the creation of a methodology for the ongoing analysis of green building energy, water and waste savings. Sandra is the project manager for multiple research initiatives, including: the cost of green in both market rate and affordable multi-family housing; and comparing the energy reduction impacts, compared to code, of green building rating systems.
Brett Phillips | Sustainability Project Manager, Unico Properties
Brett Phillips
Brett Phillips is the sustainability project manager for Unico’s real estate portfolio, managing energy and environmental conservation projects for over 10 million square feet of office, retail and multifamily properties. Brett joined Unico in 2008 and founded the Department of Sustainability. His responsibilities include reducing company-wide energy consumption, setting high performance maintenance and operations standards, instituting sustainable best practices, and promoting sustainability to industry and government leaders. While with Unico he has helped achieve ENERGY STAR® awards at 80 percent of the Class A office properties in Unico’s portfolio and LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications for over 50 percent, including the most LEED-Existing Buildings in Seattle.
Yancy Wright | Sustainable Initiatives Manager, Sellen Construction Co. Inc.
Yancy Wright
Yancy Wright is the Sustainable Initiatives Manager for Sellen Construction Co. Inc. He works internally to develop best management practices that help reduce the companies environmental impact and collaborates with teams throughout the project process to identify opportunities for sustainable design and construction strategies. He focused his graduate studies and research on sustainable design principles and their application in the Pacific Northwest.
Thomas MacLean | Manager, Customer Renewable Energy Programs, Puget Sound Energy
Tom MacLean
Within the Energy Efficiency Services division at Puget Sound Energy, Tom manages a variety of programs including: The Green Power Program for customers who want to purchase additional renewable energy; and the Net Metering and Production Metering programs for customers who produce renewable energy. Tom is responsible for education and outreach through Energy Efficient Communities whereby the utility collaborates with individual communities to increase energy efficiency; and by providing grants for small scale renewable energy projects for education. Tom’s work also includes assisting customer-generators with their plans and their interconnection needs through PSE’s Local Energy Development program. At PSE Tom has also worked in the areas of Long Term Planning and Rates and Regulations. Tom has represented the company on resource planning and consumer issues with policy makers and regulators in Washington, D.C. and Olympia. Tom earned a PhD from the University of Washington, an MEd from Stanford, and a BS from UC Davis.
Kirk Myers | Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, REI
Kirk Myers
Kirk is Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at REI, a national retail co-op focused on getting people actively engaged in human-powered recreation and stewardship. He works partners around the co-op and with external stakeholders to develop and implement sustainable business strategies and tactics that drive efficiency, innovation, and environmental benefit in REI’s operational footprint and enable the co-op to thrive in a resource-constrained world. His main focuses are strategies around climate change, waste reduction, sustainable forestry, and green building. Kirk has worked with REI since 2002, after working in a variety of fields including social entrepreneurship, outdoor instruction, and environmental work, and he received his MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute.
Charlie Cunniff | Director, Seattle Climate Partnership (City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment)
Charlie Cunniff
Since 1979 Charlie Cunniff has worked in the private sector as a designer and energy conservation consultant, the non-profit field as the Executive Director of ECOSS and now in the government arena as the Director of the Seattle Climate Partnership (SCP). The SCP, a program of the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, is a voluntary effort among Seattle area businesses, organizations and institutions to measure and reduce their carbon footprint The SCP offers tools, guidebooks, workshops, recognition and networking opportunities to help its Partners achieve their carbon reduction goals. Mr. Cunniff holds a BA from The Evergreen State College and an MA from Seattle University.
Scott J. Schroeder, Ph.D | Dean of Academic Affairs at Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Scott J. Schroeder
Scott’s career has been lived as a management activist, dedicated to putting into practice management strategies that bring out employees’ best work and eradicate abuse of employees in organizations. His research focuses on individuals’ personal power and social influence at work, with special interest in getting people the power they need to have personal and professional success in their careers. He is most recently co-author with Donald Gibson of “Who Ought to be Blamed? The Effect of Organizational Roles on Blame and Credit Attributions,” in The International Journal of Conflict Management. In 2009, he was an invited speaker on the development of graduate programs in sustainable business at AACSB’s international conference. Prior to joining BGI in 2008, Scott was Dean of the Business School and Professor of Management at Chaminade University of Honolulu. He has taught courses on organizational behavior and theory, organizational development, and crisis management in the HRD program at Claremont Graduate University since 1996.
Ron Johnston-Rodriguez | Economic Development Director, Port of Chelan County
Ron Johnston-Rodriguez
Ron Johnston-Rodriguez, Economic Development Director for the Port of Chelan County in Wenatchee, organized the Advanced Vehicle Innovations (AVI) Consortium and PluginCenter in 2005 to provide information, demonstrations and leadership for electrifying transportation in Washington. These organizations are responsible for: introducing the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to the Northwest; coordinating the first of five state-wide conferences on vehicle electrification; performing the first in-state conversion of a hybrid car into a plug-in; converting a gas-powered tractor to battery-power; assisting a local school district to purchase a bio-diesel/plug-in hybrid electric school bus; and coordinating the conversion of 14 Priuses into plug-in hybrids for participation in an ongoing DOE study performed by Idaho National Laboratory. Recent efforts are dedicated to supporting business development for electric car conversions and battery-powered agricultural vehicles and equipment.
Lisa Keeney McCarthy | President and Owner, Keeney’s Office Plus
Lisa Keeney McCarthy
Keeney’s Office Supply has served the Puget Sound business community for over 60 years, and has for over 18 years specialized in helping businesses "buy green" without increasing office supply expenditures. Lisa has been at the company's helm since 1982, and has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Office Products Association (2005-2007) and Independent Stationers (1999-2002). Among her duties as President, Lisa serves as the company's Green Team Leader. Keeney's has won many awards over the years, including the 2008 Small Business Champion Award from the Port of Seattle (given to the Port's most outstanding small business vendor) and the Independent Stationers Chairman's Club award in 2008 and 2009. Keeney’s belongs to the Seattle Climate Partnership, the Eastside Green Business Group and was a founding member of King County Greenworks in 1992.
Steve Rybolt | Environmental Manager, Port of Seattle/Sea-Tac International Airport
Steve Rybolt
Steve joined the Port in 2007 as an environmental manager and has been responsible for integrating environmental and sustainability measures into capital, tenant, and concessions projects, ensuring environmental compliance, and developing a strategic plan and assessment tool to further the Port's environmental goals. Prior to joining the Port of Seattle, Steve garnered experience as a regulator with local air agencies in Washington. His interests focus on integrating business models and the environment decision making and holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Economics and a Master of Science in Resource Management and Environmental Policy from Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment. In his spare time, you'll likely find him climbing, skiing, or running in the mountains.
Mary Rose | Co-Director, Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS)
Mary Rose
Mary Rose and her partner Karl Ostrom founded the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) over seven years ago with a mission of making businesses and professionals successful in maximizing their triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) while becoming catalysts for sustainable business practices. NBIS provides strategic and relevant programs that address the needs of professionals, including sustainability training, networking, coaching and organizational assessments. NBIS’ strategic approaches address the core practices of businesses and help companies break through the barriers of traditional business models. As a non-profit organization, NBIS bridges industries and sectors to engage business leaders in addressing crucial regional and global issues through innovative business practices.
Brandon Morgan | Development Manager, Vulcan Real Estate
 Brandon Morgan
Brandon Morgan has 16 years of experience in residential development and has managed the development process for over 2,200 multifamily units in several jurisdictions in the Pacific Northwest, including five projects with LEED or Built Green certification. Since joining Vulcan Real Estate in 2004, he has managed the development and construction of 530 units of residential/mixed use, and 400+ additional units in various stages of predevelopment, and serves as asset manager for Vulcan’s 600-unit apartment portfolio. Additionally, he manages energy and water use benchmarking for the entire real estate investment portfolio and leads sustainability initiatives for Vulcan Real Estate.
John Zmolek | Executive Vice President, Verity Credit Union
John Zmolek
John Zmolek is the Executive Vice President of Verity Credit Union, a $400 million financial institution serving residents of Washington State. At Verity, John is the Chief Lending Officer and also is responsible for Information Technology. In 1996 he led the construction of Verity's headquarters building in north Seattle. The building won a special citation from the Bonneville Power Administration for its energy-saving design.
Paul Keil | Center Director, Pitney Bowes
Paul Keil
Paul is the Center Director for a 400 employee Customer Operations Contact Center in Spokane Washington and has been employed there since 2002. Pitney Bowes, Inc. is a $6 Billion Company and its 33,000 global employees provide mail processing equipment and integrated mail solutions in the U.S. and Internationally. Pitney Bowes is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, products, and services. Prior to this, Paul held senior leadership positions with GE Capital and J.C. Penney Credit/Financial Services. In his current role, Paul has responsibility for all inbound customer care functions (onshore and offshore), outbound collections, national quality assurance, and local hardware/software technical support staff. Paul received his undergraduate BSBA degree from Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, and his MBA from Gonzaga University (2007).
David Quigg | Director of Marketing and Owner, Grays Harbor Paper
David Quigg
David Quigg is Director of Marketing and part owner of Grays Harbor Paper. Grays Harbor Paper was started in 1993 with the reopening of a closed pulp and paper facility. Grays Harbor is a manufacturer of uncoated white printing and writing papers. David is proud to be working at Grays Harbor paper as they work to obtain their goal to be the premier supplier of 100% Post Consumer papers in North America.
Stephanie Bennett | Planning Manager, K2 Sports
Stephanie Bennett
After spending three years in Vermont working in the snow-sports industry, Stephanie relocated to Seattle to work for the greatest ski company ever, K2 Sports. Upon her arrival she immediately introduced a companywide recycling program and began talking to her fellow co-workers on the merits of “going green.” Through this grass roots effort K2 has reduced packaging, implemented recycled materials in products and instituted a bike-to-work program. Over a year ago, Stephanie joined the Outdoor Industry Associations Eco-Working Group (EWG), which is comprised of over 50 different outdoor brands. The goal of the project is to create and publish an industry wide eco-index, which she hopes to integrate into K2 Sports in the near future. This year K2 Sports will be working to publish its first carbon footprint for its Seattle facility.
Katie Seawell | Director of Marketing, Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ & US promotions
As Director of Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ marketing Katie is responsible for the strategy and execution of takig the Starbucks global responsibility story to market. As Director of US promotions Katie led the in-store promotions at key points throughout the year and coordinate our marketing efforts cross channel. Prior to Starbucks Katie was in advertising working on Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola brands.
Ross Reynolds | Senior Host of The Conversation, KUOW
Ross Reynolds
Ross hosts "The Conversation," a daily news–talk program. An excerpt from our show on high school reunions garnered a 2003 first place award from the Radio and Television News Directors. In the December 2001 issue, Seattle Magazine called "The Conversation" "Seattle's best talk show." The program also received the 2001 SPJ Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism First Place Award for Daily News Reporting, a 2001 New York Festival Gold World Medal for Talk Programs, and a 2000 Public Radio News Directors First Place for Interview/Call–in Program.
Jean Brittingham | Strategy Director, Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership at University of Cambridge
Jean Brittingham
Jean is the Strategy Advisor in North America for the University of Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) and the Prince of Wales’s Business and the Environment Programme. She is President of Brittingham Partners Innovation + Strategy, a sustainability consultancy network. At both organizations, she designs and leads cross-sector collaborations and executive strategy and learning engagements with a diverse client group including Fortune 100 companies, innovative start-ups and local and national governments and NGOS.
Shelley Balanko | Vice President Ethnographic Research, The Hartman Group
Shelley Balanko
With a background in applied social psychology, Shelley has an informed understanding of social and cultural influences, group processes, and organizational dynamics. She has experience with a variety of qualitative methods, in particular, focus groups and ethnography. Her research has focused on women’s health, sexuality, and empowerment. Shelley has served clients in healthcare, social services, education, technology, manufacturing, and food and beverage.
Subramanian (Mani) Vadari | Vice President of Energy Infrastructure, Battelle’s Energy Technology Global Business Unit
Subramanian (Mani) Vadari
Dr. Vadari is Vice President of Energy Infrastructure in Battelle’s Energy Technology Global Business Unit. In this role, Dr. Vadari is responsible for maximizing the programmatic and commercial returns from Battelle investments to support the increasingly robust pipeline of innovations in the Energy Infrastructure business.
Dr. Vadari has more than 20 years of experience delivering strategic solutions to the electric utility industry focusing primarily in transmission and distribution (T&D) grid operations, generation operations, energy markets, and Smart Grid. Dr. Vadari has authored over 30 articles in a variety of areas from dispatcher training simulator development to electricity utility deregulation and the Smart Grid. Dr. Vadari is considered a Smart Grid subject matter expert, offering much-sought-after perspectives on the entire value chain of an electric utility from generation to consumption.
Carole Robbins | Environmental Affairs Manager, PACCAR Inc
Carole Robbins
Carole Robbins manages environmental affairs for PACCAR which is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. It also offers a vast array of “green” powertrain options, including diesel-electric hybrid, LNG, CNG and other fuel-efficient vehicles. Many PACCAR facilities have achieved “Zero Waste to Landfill” and all PACCAR facilities have achieved ISO 14001 environmental certification. Kenworth was the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to earn the prestigious Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). PACCAR is also listed on EPA’s Best Workplaces for Commuter’s and King County’s Best Workplaces for Recycler’s.
Darryl Smith | Deputy Mayor of Community
Darryl Smith
For more than 15 years, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith has worked diligently to create a vibrant and diverse Seattle that all people can call home. He has deep experience in the areas of advocacy, community-building and civic leadership and believes that collaboration between a variety of community groups and individual citizen engagement is vital to creating a brighter future for Seattle.
As deputy mayor, he leads community engagement efforts aimed at neighborhoods, small businesses and civic organizations. He also supports administration-wide efforts to more deeply engage individual citizens in their Seattle community. To foster more open and effective communication between these groups and the city, the deputy mayor's office works closely with the Office of Economic Development and the Department of Neighborhoods. Priority projects include revitalizing neighborhood business districts and creating more opportunities for green jobs in Seattle.

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