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GoGreen Conference New York

2012 Keynote Speakers

Andrew Revkin | Senior Fellow, Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University & Blogger/Author, Dot Earth Blog, New York Times

Andrew Revkin

His quarter century of coverage of global warming has earned most of the major awards for science journalism along with the John Chancellor Award for sustained journalistic excellence from Columbia University. Revkin has been a pioneer in multimedia communication, blogging and shooting still and video imagery in far-flung places. He has also carried his journalism to a new generation in The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World, the first account of Arctic climate change written for the whole family. His other books are The Burning Season, which was the basis for a much-lauded HBO film, and Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast.

Seth Pinsky | President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Seth Pinsky

Seth's efforts have included new programs aimed at helping existing City industries transition to new business models and attracting cutting-edge industries. Under Seth, NYCEDC has also worked to modernize NYCEDC's property management portfolio and the City's infrastructure, leveraging a $2 billion capital budget devoted to basic infrastructure improvements, public amenities and area-wide development in neighborhoods such as Coney Island in Brooklyn and Hunter's Point South in Queens.

2012 Featured Speakers

Cyrille du Peloux | President and Chief Executive Officer, Veolia Energy North America

Cyrille du Peloux

In total, Mr. du Peloux has served as a senior executive at multiple companies, and in multiple industries, for more than twenty-five years. From 2007-2011, Mr. du Peloux was CEO of Veolia Transport, and served as Chairman of the French Union of Public Transport from 2009-2011. Prior to his transition to Veolia Transport, Mr. du Peloux spent five years as CEO of Veolia Environmental Services in Northern Europe and the United Kingdom.

Pamela Gill Alabaster | Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development, Public Affairs at L'Oréal USA

Pamela Gill Alabatser

In 2000 she was asked to build a Corporate Media function and charged with aligning, consolidating and negotiating the company's print advertising. Later that same year, she was appointed also appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and helped lead the company's rebranding from Cosmair to L'Oréal USA. In 2004 she formally established the company's Public Affairs function and was responsible for the company's state and federal government relations. In February 2011 she was tapped to build the company's corporate sustainability function in the US. In this newly created role, Pam drives sustainability strategy, policy and practices across L'Oréal USA's brands, corporate operations, research & development and other business activities.

David Bragdon | Director of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability, Mayor's Office in New York City

David Bragdon

As Metro Council President, David led a metropolitan planning organization responsible for urban growth boundary management, transportation planning, solid waste disposal and recycling, management of the Oregon Zoo, Convention Center and other facilities, and natural areas acquisition and restoration. Prior to his election to public office, David spent most of his career in the international freight transportation industry, including with the Port of Portland authority, a shipping company, and as a logistics manager for Nike footwear in Asia.

Freya Williams | Group Planning Director, OgilvyEarth

Freya Williams

A strategic planner by trade, Freya leads strategy for OgilvyEarth"s client engagements. She grounds her approach in a point of view that brands and marketing have the power to change the world and will be a critical component of what it will take to achieve a sustainable society. She is the strategic mind behind brand initiatives and campaigns including Coca Cola's PlantBottle, Hellmann's switch to free range eggs and the award-winning Hopenhagen campaign in support of the UN at COP15 (which recruited 6 million supporters, 70% of whom had never joined a climate movement before). Her mission, as those efforts showcase, is to move sustainable behaviors into the mainstream.

Tria Case, Esq. | University Director of Sustainability, City University of New York

Tria Case

With Ms. Case as lead implementer, solar production has increased six fold in NYC and solar installation companies have increased three fold. In addition, Ms. Case is working with the CUNY Economic Development Corporation as director of CUNY SustainableWorks, a commercialization program for clean and sustainable technologies with two facilities; a Collaboration Center in Manhattan, and a Commercialization Center in the design phase in the Bronx. Ms. Case is also a Strategic Advisor to the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) located at CUNY's Bronx Community College. Ms. Case formerly served as the Executive Director for CSE and initiated 'Green Energy Training at CUNY' (GET@CUNY), with the Center serving as the hub for the six campus program, now the largest in the Northeast. Formerly, Ms. Case served as the Director of the office of Environmental Business Services for Empire State Development Corporation and received her undergraduate degree from Union College and earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Jefferson Tester | Director, Cornell Energy Institute

Jefferson Tester

His research on renewable and conventional energy extraction and conversion and environmental control technologies has resulted in over 200 scientific publications and 10 co-authored books. Professor Tester is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and currently a member of the IPCC's Working Group on Renewable Energy Sources, and advisory boards of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the American Council of Renewable Energy, Idaho National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Yerina Mugica | Acting Director, Center for Market Innovation Program, NRDC

Yerina Mugica

Yerina has over a decade of experience researching, developing and deploying effective strategies to drive better performance at the nexus of business and the environment. Yerina holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in Sustainable Enterprise and a B.S. from Northeastern University. Prior to joining NRDC, Yerina worked as a consultant to government and private sector clients and as Director of Product Development for an internet start up firm. Yerina also led sustainability research initiatives at UNC's Center for Sustainable Enterprise. Yerina is on the board of Clean-Air Cool-Planet a northeast based organization that works to solve the global warming problem through civic engagement, education and effective policy.

Keith Todd Kerman | Chief Fleet Officer, City of New York

Keith Todd Kerman

In partnership with the City's large operating agencies such as Police and Sanitation, Keith is leading a major effort to share services and consolidate aspects of New York City's vast fleet operations. New York City has the largest municipal fleet in the United States with over 26,000 vehicles, 150 repair locations, and 1,700 staff engaged in fleet operations. Overall, New York City has one of the nation's largest hybrid and electric fleets, with over 5,000 units, and Keith is pursuing an aggressive program to make the City's entire fleet more sustainable.

Jessica Prata | Corporate Sustainability Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Jessica Prata

Ms. Prata oversees and mentors a network of NYP "green champions" that drive participation and compliance at the local level. Recognized for its forward movement to institutionalize sustainability, NewYork-Presbyterian has received multiple environmental excellence awards from Practice Green health between 2009 & 2012, as well as Energy Star awards from the Environmental Protection Agency starting in 2005. Prior to her current role, Ms. Prata was a senior fundraiser for Weill Cornell Medical Center and then a special projects manager for environment of care regulatory efforts at NYP. Before transitioning to healthcare, Ms. Prata held positions at Medialink Worldwide specializing in corporate broadcast communications.

Riggs Kubiak | Co-Founder and CEO, Honest Buildings, Inc.

Riggs Kubiak

Honest Buildings is currently in beta testing and is actively partnering with service providers and owners. The platform already has over 50,000 buildings representing over 10 billion square feet indexed globally, through which users can connect, showcase projects, and provide feedback.


Erika Diamond | Vice President, Community Solutions, Recyclebank

Erika Diamond

She is also co-founder and president of the Harvard Business School Green Business Alumni Association. She has 10+ years in business development and marketing for green companies and investors. Previously, Erika consulted for an environmentally focused private investor group as well as various online businesses, developing market opportunities, sourcing companies and managing partner relationships. She worked with the strategy and marketing consulting firm Green Order, where her clients included GE and Office Depot. Erika worked in Belize for the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, including three years as the Director of Tourism Business and Development. She earned a BA in environmental studies from Vassar College, a MESc from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Samuel Cochran | CEO and Founder, Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology

Samuel Cochran

Sam has a strong belief and passion for possibilities that design closely married with business can have in creating a sustainble future for our planet. Beyond SMIT, Sam is an active member in the New York design and entrepreneur community as a founding member of the American Design Club and actively advises design entrepreneurs on their ventures. Sam has given numerous talks on innovation and design (TEDx Brooklyn & TEDx Princeton); has been honored in The New York Times Year in Ideas 2009; his GROW design has been purchased for MoMA's Permanent Collection and was chosen for Forbes' "30 under 30" January 2012.

Elizabeth Yeampierre | Executive Director, UPROSE NYC

Elizabeth Yeampierre

Elizabeth C. Yeampierre, a Puerto Rican civil rights attorney of African and Indigenous ancestry born and raised in New York City is Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community based organization. Her vision for an inter-generational, multi-cultural and community led organization is the driving force behind UPROSE; she is a long-time advocate and trailblazer for community organizing around sustainable just development in Sunset Park. She holds a BA from Fordham University, and law degree from Northeastern University.

David Bomke | Executive Director, NY Energy Consumers Council

David Bomke

Since its establishment in 2004 by the consolidation of the Owners' Committee on Electric Rates, Inc. and the New York Energy Buyers Forum, the NYECC has helped save energy consumers more than $2.5 billion in electric rate increases and more than $200 million in steam and natural gas rate increases. Locally, Mr. Bomke serves on the New York City Energy Policy Task Force, the Energy Committees of the New York Building Congress and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater New York, the Building Performance Laboratory, and the Advisory Board of the Greater New York Construction Users Council. He also serves on the board of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, where he currently holds the position of Vice President of Diversity.

Susan Leeds | Chief Executive Officer, NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation

Susan Leeds

Susan has also managed financial sector advocacy for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation's leading environmental action groups. Additionally, she has held executive positions at a non-profit financial advocacy institution and at for-profit financial institutions in the mortgage and asset-backed space, including Deutsche Bank and GE Capital.

Albe Zakes | Global VP, Media Relations, TerraCycle, Inc.

Albe Zakes

Under Albe's management, TerraCycle's PR department has secured over 10,000 unique media placements since 2007 and secured over $200 million dollars in ad value for TerraCycle's partners and products. He helped secure appearances for his CEO on Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, CNN, CNBC and many more.

Anahita Williamson, PhD | Director, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP21)

Anahita Williamson

Williamson led numerous teams at Xerox Corporation in defining environmental opportunities within processes/products by optimizing complex systems. She performed detailed material and energy balances on manufacturing processes in order to develop a quantitative baseline and capture all environmental inputs and outputs for a system. Dr. Williamson also has extensive experience in utilizing life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology for evaluating the environmental performance of a process/product over its entire life-cycle and has performed multiple LCAs throughout her career. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of Cleaner Production and has presented at numerous international conferences including the International Society of Industrial Ecology conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Williamson is a Lean Six Sigma certified Greenbelt. She understands the importance of applying lean thinking when defining the root causes of deficiencies in processes and utilizing lean tools when implementing solutions. Dr. Williamson holds a BS in chemical engineering and MS and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering, all from Clarkson University.

Curtis Ravenel | Global Head of Sustainability Initiatives, Bloomberg, L.P.

Curtis Ravenel

He currently serves as a board member at US SIF, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, and is an advisor to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR). Curtis was awarded a David Rockefeller Fellowship with the Partnership for New York City in 2011.

Aisha Glover | Vice President of External Affairs, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Aisha Glover

Aisha helped increase access to environmental education for all populations and coordinated Green Brooklyn, the boroughs first and largest green event. She is a strong advocate for keeping business local and for promoting manufacturing and industry in New York City. Mrs. Glover holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York and a Master's in Public Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Paul Rode | Business Development Director, Johnson Controls

Paul Rode

Typically included are retro-commissioning, energy savings guarantees, smart building technologies, lighting, distributed generation, and operational studies. He has been with Johnson Controls for 16 years and has held the positions of Senior Project Manager, Performance Contracting Team Leader, Account Executive, and Business Development Director. Mr. Rode recently led the Johnson Controls team that designed and delivered the energy retrofit of the Empire State Building. Prior to joining Johnson Controls Mr. Rode worked for EUA Cogenex developing paid from savings energy projects for a variety of industrial and commercial customers. Mr. Rode has also spent 10 years on foreign assignments involving the construction of generation/co-generation stations in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Brazil, Russia (Soviet Union at the time), and Saudi Arabia.

Amy Brusiloff | Senior Vice President, CDFI Lending & Investing, Bank of America

Amy Brusiloff

Ms. Brusiloff was previously a Director of Merrill Lynch Community Development Company where she structured and executed community development debt and equity transactions including lending to loan funds, investing in funds utilizing New Markets Tax Credits, purchasing bonds and preferred stock, and investing in private equity funds.

Charlotte Matthews | Vice President of Sustainability, Related Companies

Charlotte Matthews

Ms. Matthews is also an assistant adjunct professor at Columbia University—GSAPP Real Estate Development and a board member of the Institute for Market Transformation. She has been very involved in recent green building legislation through the New York City Green Codes Industry Advisory Committee, Real Estate Board of New York—Sustainability Committee and Real Estate Roundtable—Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee.

Daniel Barasch | Co-Founder, Lowline Project/Delancey Underground

Daniel Barasch

These "remote skylights" carry enough light below ground to support photosynthesis, allowing plants and trees to grow. Prior to devoting himself to the Lowline initiative full-time, Dan was Vice President at PopTech, a leading global social innovation accelerator. He formerly held senior marketing and operations roles at Google, within New York City government, at UNICEF, and at the 9/11 Survivors' Fund. Dan began his career as a Program Officer at the World Affairs Council, where he co-produced the nationally syndicated international affairs program, "It's Your World."

Helena Durst | Co-Vice President, The Durst Organization, Inc.

Helena Durst

She also instituted a comprehensive greening of the company's building management operations that has improved landfill diversion rates, green cleaning practices, and resource conservation. Helena has participated in the construction and management of several projects from the ground up, including The Epic, The Helena, and One Bryant Park. Helena is a board member of Citizens Union, Just Food, Governors Island Alliance, High School for Environmental Sciences, and SWAB.

Jonathon Atwood | Vice President of Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications, Unilever North America

Jonathan Atwood

There he worked as a consultant to the Global Issues Group, a coalition of global chocolate and cocoa processing companies and trade associations working on responsible labor practices in the cocoa sectors of West Africa. Prior to forming his consulting business, Jonathan was the Senior Director of Global Issues Management for Kraft Foods based in Illinois. He joined Kraft in 2002 and served as the Director of Corporate and Government Affairs for Kraft Foods Asia Pacific based in Australia and Singapore. Before taking on the global issues management assignment, he was the Senior Director of Commodity Sustainability programs for Kraft and was responsible for the strategic design and implementation of programs to promote the long-term sustainability of Kraft's sources of key commodities.

Molly Zinzi | Assistant Facilities Manager, Google NYC

Molly Zinzi

Molly Zinzi joined Google as an Assistant Facilities Manager in New York in March of 2011. In her current role, Molly is operationally focused and spreadsheet obsessed, using technology and tools to manage the operations of over 800,000 SF and over 2,700 Googlers. Prior to Google, Molly was a rep for Izzy+ furniture and prior to that she was at HLW as an Interior Designer. She draws on her background in design and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts to balance out her OCD. Molly is passionate about sustainability and generally prefers riding bikes and enjoying local craft beer. She is currently serving her 3rd year on the Board of Directors the Urban Green Council in NYC, representing the Emerging Professionals.

Lawrence J. Gelb | Director, Global Sustainability, Bausch + Lomb

Lawrence J. Gelb

He has held positions of increasing responsibility at Bausch + Lomb in EHS compliance and programs management, engineering, and process excellence. Prior to Bausch + Lomb he worked in EHS related roles at Heinz-Starkist Foods, Sandvik USA, and Princess House Manufacturing. Larry holds a BS in Safety Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a LEED AP.

Rebecca Craft | Director, Energy Efficiency and Demand Management, Con Edison

Lawrence J. Gelb

Prior to her current position, Ms. Craft was Assistant to the Chairman of Consolidated Edison and prior to that, Director of the Energy Markets Policy Group (where she developed the company's policies regarding the wholesale electric and gas markets). Before joining Con Edison, Ms. Craft spent more than 11 years at Prudential Financial in a variety of positions in international managed assets, retirement services; corporate strategy and assistant general counsel, Law Department. Ms. Craft serves on the Department of Energy's State Energy Efficiency Action Network, the New York Investment Fund CleanTech Advisory Committee, and the board of Green Light New York. She earned a JD from Indiana University, Bloomington and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College. Ms. Craft is a resident of New York City.

Ron Gonen | Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability, City of New York

Ron Gonen

Gonen remains a member of RecycleBank's Board of Directors. Among his other notable environmental achievements, Gonen has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and by the United Nations Environment Program as a 'Champion of the Earth', a designation awarded by the U.N. to only seven people around the world each year for their leadership in protecting the environment. Gonen serves on the Board of Trustees of RARE Conversation — an organization that applies community-based solutions to global conservation challenges, as a New York Chapter Director at E2 — a group within the Natural Resources Defense Council that promotes entrepreneurial solutions to environmental problems and serves as a member the New York Product Stewardship Council.

Lauren Wylie | Head of Internal Sustainability, Oliver Wyman Group

Lauren Wylie

After reaping success and maintaining an active communication link through meetings, blogs and the company's internal intranet, she worked with the CEO and CMO and moved to the firm's Marketing team to become Oliver Wyman's first Head of Internal Sustainability. Lauren now works closely with the Chief Sustainability Officer for Marsh & McLennan Companies, the parent company of Oliver Wyman, to continue to develop and drive sustainability initiatives at a global, regional and local level. Lauren's combination of passion, energy and commitment, as well as the top-down and bottom-up support she's received within firm have been critical to her success. In late 2011, Lauren led a corporate team in developing and implementing Marsh & McLennan Company's Green Traveler Program, bringing an environmental focus to colleagues who travel both personally and professionally.

Robert R. "Bert" Bland, P.E. | Senior Director of Energy & Sustainability, Facilities Services, Cornell University

Robert Bland

Bert leads the generation and management of the heating, cooling, electric power, and water at the main Ithaca campus of Cornell University. He also leads the transformation of the campus to a living laboratory for sustainable practices in all campus operations. Bert began his career as an environmental & energy engineer in the oil industry, and then pursued research in the conversion of waste biomass to fuel ethanol. At Cornell, Bert directed the award-winning Climate Action Plan, achieving a 25% reduction in carbon emissions immediately and ultimately aiming for carbon neutrality. He is developing the energy and sustainability plans for the new CornellNYC Tech campus, beginning operation in 2017.

Dana Robbins Schneider | Senior Vice President + Program Manager, East Region, Energy and Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle

Dana Robbins

Ms. Schneider currently leads the team implementing a whole-building energy retrofit of the Empire State Building as well as the team that achieved LEED EBOM Gold certification for the most famous office building in the world in 2011. This major initiative uses a groundbreaking analytical model for maximizing energy and environmental value per dollar spent, which she was instrumental in developing. Ms. Schneider is now replicating this energy optimization process in over thirty buildings across the U.S. In addition to her work at the Empire State Building, she manages energy and sustainability aspects of mission critical facilities across the country and has led energy and sustainability assignments which include over 24 million square feet of properties in the Northeast.

Angelo Salvatore | Executive Director of Building Operations, The New York Times

Angelo Salvatore

Angelo Salvatore was named Executive Director, Building Operations in May 2008. In that role he is responsible for building operations at The New York Times Company's headquarters in Manhattan and for real estate management and transactions for the Company's business units and properties. Previously, Mr. Salvatore was a director in Corporate Project Administration for the Times Company where he was responsible for project and financial management for the development and construction of The New York Times Building and other facilities. Mr. Salvatore has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining The New York Times in 1985 as an analyst in the Revenue and Credit department. Before coming to The Times, Mr. Salvatore was a CPA and a senior auditor at Ernst and Whinney, a public accounting firm.

Kristin Barbato | Director of Business Development, Veolia Energy

Kristin Barbato

As a Department Manager in Strategic Planning, her team supported efforts in corporate planning, business development initiatives, and projects and studies such as regulatory strategy, intellectual property commercialization, smart grid, distributed generation, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Con Edison, she was a Director in Client Information Services at Precision Response Corporation, a subsidiary of IAC, managing a team that did outsourced IT and customer service for several Fortune 100 companies. Before PRC, she was an IT and management consultant for Utilities International, Inc. Ms. Barbato began her career as a substation reliability engineer at Florida Power & Light after graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. She also holds a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College and in May of 2008, she completed her MBA from Columbia University. Currently, she serves as a board member for the Orchestra of St. Luke's and is a founding board member of the New York City Association for Energy Economics.

David Calligeros | Founder, Remains Lighting

David Calligeros

This site helps keep the history and knowledge of metal craft alive, and creates jobs for artisans, in the United States. A strong believer in environmental sustainability and community development, David is a member of the Urban Green Council, the International Dark Sky Association, Greenpeace, and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

Deb Johnson | Founder and Executive Director, Pratt Design Incubator and Academic Director of Sustainability, Pratt Institutue

Deb Johnson

She has been actively collaborating with the Deans of Architecture, Art and Design and the School of Liberal Arts and sciences to introduce an innovative all-institute minor in sustainable design and is the program director for the 3-year, $500,000 FIPSE grant for faculty development. Deb is leading the vision for Pratt's Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research (CSDS) - an open source resource center for students, faculty and the NYC community. Deb founded and directs the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable/Social Enterprise, now under the umbrella of CSDS. The incubator, started in 2002, supports Pratt's entrepreneurial alumni in starting design based sustainable/social enterprises and has helped launch over 12 businesses. The Incubator also takes on numerous for profit and non-profit projects, connecting Pratt's extensive network of faculty, alumni and students to work on world changing projects. Deb was the chair of the NYC chapter of the IDSA and is the strategic director for education for the "Designers Accord". Recently she established the "Sustainability Cohort" an inter-institute group of educators envisioning the future of design education.

Steve Saltzgiver | Fleet Operations Director-North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments

Steve Saltzgiver

Prior to Georgia, Saltzgiver served as a fleet management consultant with Mercury Associates Incorporated, North America's largest dedicated fleet management consultation company. Additionally, Saltzgiver served 12 years as Fleet Director for the State of Utah's fleet of 10,000 plus assets.

Faith Taylor | Senior Vice President Sustainability and Innovation, Wyndham Worldwide

Faith Taylor

She sits on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Chapter of the USGBC. In 2011, Newsweek recognized Wyndham as one of the top 100 Greenest companies in America in the Travel, Leisure and Media sector and number 1 in the hotel and restaurant sector. She also launched innovative programs such as Clear Air by Pure, an allergy free room program, the hospitality industry's first green uniforms made out of plastic bottles with Cintas as well as participated in the Silver LEED certification of Wyndham's 250,000 square foot corporate facility.

Sean Patrick Neill | Managing Director, SCIenergy

Sean Patrick Neill

Neill closed the first MESA project in New York City and the first one to receive credit enhancement from the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation. Active as a consultant on a variety of non-profit and pro bono initiatives, he organized and led the Green Lease Forum at the Natural Resources Defense Council which developed guidance to address the "split incentive" in commercial real estate and is a regular advisor to the Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning in New York City and the New York State Governor's office. Working with the Environmental Defense Fund, Neill leads a project to formalize engineering methodologies for estimating retrofit savings, commissioning improvements and measuring savings so that they can be used for underwriting. Educated at Brown and Cornell University, he helped establish the sustainability practice at the Manhattan real estate advisory firm HR&A Advisors prior to embarking on a career as an energy systems developer.

Kim Slicklein | President, OgilvyEarth Worldwide

Kim Slicklein

Slicklein is the Chair, National Consensus Deepest Shade of Green Committee, serves on the Advisory Board for Womensphere, serves on the Advisory Board as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council for The United Nations Foundation, and is a member of the Sustainability Committee for NEWH. She is a frequent presenter and panel participant at real estate development, hospitality, environmental, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurial, educational, and women's leadership conferences. Slicklein received her BA from Princeton University and her Graduate Certificate from New York University in Real Estate Finance and Development.

Michael Brady | President and CEO, Greyston Bakery

Michael Brady

Michael spent over 15 years in strategy and management positions identifying and exploiting new business opportunities in high-growth and transitional industries. His passion for social entrepreneurship and using the power of business to solve social issues are fundamental to his work at Greyston Bakery. Michael is a business advisor to the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) helping to promote policies for a more sustainable economy. Michael received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and lives in Tribeca with his wife and son.

David Bolotsky | Founder and CEO, UncommonGoods, LLC

David Bolotsky

Combining his interests in artistic creativity, individuality, social responsibility and retailing, he founded UncommonGoods in 1999, a pioneering website in the field of independent design. UncommonGoods became a founding B Corp in 2007 and Dave worked to help public benefit corporations receive legal standing in NY through legislation passed in 2011. Dave also helped start Comprehensive Development, Inc., a non-profit that works with an innovative NYC public high school to provide tutoring, legal and medical advice, job placement, and homelessness prevention to its student body, which consists of 17-22 year-old students who are either previous drop-outs or recent immigrants to the U.S.

Michael Fowles | Fleet Manager, Duane Reade

Michael Fowles

Chief among them is the introduction of 100% electric vehicles that have expanded from 0 to nearly 25% of the entire fleet over the last year. Duane Reade is also actively involved in recycling efforts with corrugate (thousands of tons) as well as several million (and counting) bottles and cans being recycled. Prior to Duane Reade, Mr. Fowles was Vice President of Operations of a food distributor and medical device company, worked for an international asset based transportation company, and sailed with two global ocean carriers.

Tom Bourgeois | Deputy Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center

Tom Bourgeois

He has supplied testimony as an expert witness on behalf of the Energy Project in proceedings before the Public Service Commission in New York and the Department of Public Utilities in New Jersey. Tom was named recipient of the 2008 Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Champion Award presented by the US CHP Association, the trade association for the industry. His work on CHP includes development of an online Guidebook on Codes, Siting & Permitting for Small Distributed Generation, Emission Reduction Credits and small DG, CHP and T&D system planning and several market assessments of CHP opportunities.

Micah Kotch, Director of Incubator Initiatives, Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Director of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy

Micah Kotch

He has developed new business for wireless telecom carriers and device manufacturers, brokering licensing deals with large media companies and game publishers. Micah was the first green initiatives coordinator for Pratt Institute, helping grow the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and establishing the Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research (funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Federal DOE).

Christoph Lueneburger | Founder, Sustainability Practice at Egon Zehnder

Christoph Lueneburger

Christoph's work has been published by Harvard Business School, Environmental Finance, The Deal, People & Strategy and MIT's Sloan Management Review. A frequent speaker and moderator, he has served on the WSJ Steering Committee for ECO:nomics and taught on sustainability as a commercial strategy. He was awarded an Aspen Institute fellowship in 2012.

Andrew Kimball | President & CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Andrew Kimball

Plans for another 30 acres of development are underway. Simultaneous to a focus on aggressive growth, Mr. Kimball maintains a commitment to employment for the local community, environmental sustainability and to the celebration of The Yard's rich history. A recent report by the Brookings Institution and Pratt Center highlighted The Yard as a national model for the renewal of urban manufacturing.

Dennis Beal | Vice President for Global Vehicles, Fedex

Dennis Beal

Beal was instrumental in increasing the number of hybrid-electric and all-electric vehicles in service by 20% during 2011, and under his direction FedEx will integrate close to 4,000 new, fuel-efficient Sprinters during 2012. Beal's scope of control includes four core teams responsible for all dimensions of the FedEx global fleet including capital planning, equipment purchase, equipment maintenance, technical training, financial analysis and safety and reliability research. FedEx is the world's largest express transportation company using a global air-and-ground network to deliver more than 3.5 million packages a day to more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

Ian K. Edwards | Senior Director of Corporate Technology, Welch Allyn Inc.

Ian Edwards

The C.T. office is charged with development of early stage diagnostic device concepts. Ian's serves as liaison with outside industry, academia and government involved with the advancement of technology by representing the interests of Welch Allyn. He is responsible for the long term technical direction of the company by creating and maintaining Technology road maps. He is also an inventor of Welch Allyn's Eco-Cuff product.

Martin Tull | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance

Martin Tull

Martin serves as a volunteer on the Oregon Global Warming Commission Communication Committee and on the National Advisory Board of Climate Solutions. He was recently recognized as a 2011 Pivotal Leader, received the Portland Business Journal 40 under 40 award, and was awarded the 2012 Better Bricks Emerging Leader award.

Francis J. Murray, Jr. | President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Francis J. Murray, Jr.

From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Murray was policy advisor to the United States Secretary of Energy, assisting in the development of the Clinton Administration's national energy policy. Mr. Murray served from 1992 to 1994 as the New York State Commissioner of Energy and Chairman of the NYSERDA Board of Directors, then a statutory function of the State Energy Commissioner. At that time, he also served as Chairman of the State Energy Planning Board, a multi-agency statutory board charged with the responsibility of developing a comprehensive, integrated energy plan for the State that integrated State energy, environmental and economic development policies. In 1985, Mr. Murray was appointed Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Energy and the Environment, a position he held until 1992. He served from 1983 to 1985 as Assistant Secretary for Energy and the Environment in the administration of New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo. He represented New York in numerous national and regional energy and environmental activities, including the Coalition of Northeastern Governors, the National Governors' Association, and the Council of Great Lakes Governors. Mr. Murray began his work on New York State energy issues as legislative counsel and then as an energy and environmental policy advisor to Governor Hugh Carey from 1977 to 1982. He began his career in public service as a legislative assistant to Congressman James V. Stanton (D-Ohio). Mr. Murray serves on the board of numerous not-for-profit organizations, including the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the National Association of State Energy Officials, the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership, the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (Vice Chair), and the New York Battery and Energy Storage (NY-BEST) Consortium.

Anselm Doering | President & CEO, EcoLogic Solutions, Inc.

Anselm Doering

In several years, he led the store concept to growing over $1MM/year in sales in multiple locations, while purchasing from over 100 vendors throughout the United States and Europe. The stores and his efforts were highly recognized in publications such as the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, the Today Show, Good Morning America and CNN. In 1998 Anselm started environmental and sustainable business consulting, and worked with community based operations, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, college students, housing development projects, retailers and other industries, while continuing his other pursuit in music as a professional drummer for several rock & roll bands. In 2001, Mr. Doering founded EcoLogic Solutions, Inc., which manufactures, distributes, sells and markets environmentally preferable, cleaning and maintenance chemicals and technologies exclusively for the institutional space in the United States. Today, the B Corporation certified, clean tech-business has operations in northern & southern California, Chicago/Michigan, New England and the extended, NYC/metro area. The corporate offices are based in the storied Brooklyn Navy Yard, and business has tripled in the past two years, and is forecast to more than double in 2012. Today with 15 employees, EcoLogic boasts high profile and thought leading customers such as Whole Foods Market, Chipotle, conEdison, Statue of Liberty, Amtrak, Mario Batali restaurant group, the Durst Organization, US Foods, the Mandarin Oriental and Kimpton Hotels, Universal/NBC, the French Culinary Institute and the Greenwich Country Day School. Today, with Anselm's efforts and his team at EcoLogic, the company is pioneering disruptive, game-changing and fully sustainable technology into high profile markets in the United States. This technology that complements over 100 environmentally preferable cleaning products, has started to garner exposure in various publications, such as the NY Times, Crains magazine, Edible Brooklyn and Manhattan, the NYCEDC and various other trade publications. Anselm also co-authors a blog for the NY Times and recently accepted the EPA's 2012 Environmental Quality Award. Mr. Doering is a regular speaker about sustainability for the U.S. government, NY city, New York state, at universities and private schools, has been a panelist and moderator for various "green" or sustainability events and initiatives. Anselm was a founding member, and vice-chair of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce's Green Business Steering Committee, and is a member of other leading sustainability groups, such as Global Green U.S., Coalition for Resource Recovery, and Elemental Impact (Ei).

Dr. Constantine Kontokosta, PE | Deputy Director, NYU CUSP & Director, NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment

Constantine Kontokosta

He serves on the Americas Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is one of the founders of the Urban Systems Collaborative. Dr. Kontokosta holds a PhD, M.Phil, and M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, an M.S. in Real Estate Finance from NYU, and a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering Systems from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional, and a Fellow of the RICS. He has been named a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the field of Urban Planning.

Dr. Daniel Walsh | Director, New York City Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation

Dan Walsh

These properties have been vacant for an average of 15 years and over 70% are located in underserved communities. OER also launched the New York City Brownfield Incentive Grant (BIG) Program to deliver more than $9 million in new City investment in private brownfield investigation and cleanup, and the Searchable Property Environmental Electronic Database (SPEED), a GIS-based real estate search engine for environmental and other NYC property research. OER also established the NYC Brownfield Partnership, an association of more than 50 community based organizations and businesses dedicated to community service. Dr. Walsh formerly served as the Chief of the New York City Superfund and Brownfield Program for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and as the Chief of Operations for NYSDEC's civilian response to the World Trade Center disaster. He is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and earned his doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in geophysics and contaminant geochemistry.

Ray Henger | Chief Financial Officer, OwnEnergy, Inc.

Ray Henger

Ray Henger leads OwnEnergy's financing as well as acquisition efforts, both at the corporate and project level. Prior to joining OwnEnergy, Ray was a Managing Director in Credit Suisse's Power and Renewables Group. Ray's 14-year career in investment banking included positions in the investment banking groups of Wasserstein Perella, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and Credit Suisse, respectively.

Thomas Outerbridge | General Manager, Sims Municipal Recycling

>Thomas Outerbridge

Tom Outerbridge has worked in the municipal recycling sector for more than 20 years, including for the State of Maine, the NYC Department of Sanitation, and his own consulting business. Since 2003, he has managed the Municipal Recycling Division of Sims, responsible for processing, marketing and infrastructure development for 20,000 tons per month of recyclables generated by the NYC curbside recycling program.

Conference Emcee

Laurie Reilly | Communications Director for the Sustainability Project, City University of New York

Laurie Reilly

Reilly is the author of multiple key sustainability documents and grants and is responsible for coordinating and implementing internal and external sustainability communications across CUNY's 23 academic institutions. Reilly executes the marketing strategy and assists with organizing major sustainable energy events and presents at numerous conferences.


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