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Andrew Revkin is the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. He has spent nearly three decades covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon rain forest to the troubled relationship of climate science and politics. From 1995 through 2009, he covered the environment for The Times as a staff reporter. Read more..
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 W. Pinsky was appointed President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in February 2008, seven months before the collapse of Lehman Brothers ushered in one of the most significant economic downturns in generations. Since then, Seth has responded to the crisis by re-evaluating the agency's strategy, seeking to position the City as the global center for innovation in the 21st Century. Read more..
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.
Mr. du Peloux was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Energy North America in July 2011. As an executive for the Veolia Environnement group of companies since 2002, Mr. du Peloux has previously served as a CEO in both Veolia's waste management and transportation divisions. He has also served as a member of the management board of Veolia Environnement. Read more..
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.
Pam joined Cosmair in 1992 as Brand Manager for Plenitude skincare. Pam was promoted to Director, AVP and then VP of Marketing for L'Oréal Paris cosmetics, skincare and mass fragrances in 1995. In 1997 she moved to the company's Luxury Products Division and Vice President of Marketing for Lancôme and in 1998 was promoted to Senior Vice President for that brand. Read more..
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 became New York City's Director of Long-term Planning and Sustainability in September 2010. The office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability is responsible for developing and coordinating the city's various initiatives to create a greater, greener New York, as embodied in PlaNYC. Prior to his appointment to his current post, David served nearly eight years as the elected President of the Metro Council in the region of Portland, Oregon. Read more..
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.
In 2007, after 10 years with Ogilvy New York, Freya saw an opportunity to create a practice dedicated to helping some of the world's biggest corporations become leaders in sustainability and sustainable branding. Today that practice has grown into a global network with outposts in over twenty countries helping organizations like Coca-Cola, Unilever, Siemens, DuPont and Tetra Pakidentify harness the opportunity in sustainability to benefit their businesses and the world. Read more..
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.
In this role Ms. Case assists CUNY's 23 institutions of higher education to meet the goal of reducing CUNY's carbon footprint 30% by 2017 and oversees the Sustainable CUNY Project and its Task Force on Sustainability. In addition, Ms. Case led the development of the NYC solar plan together with the Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability and the New York City Economic Development Corporation which resulted in the U.S. Department of Energy designation of NYC as a 'Solar America City' in 2007. Read more..
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.
Dr. Tester is the Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. He also serves as Director of the Cornell Energy Institute and Associate Director for Energy in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Prior to his appointment at Cornell in 2009, Dr. Tester was the H.P. Meissner Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he served as Director of MIT's Energy Laboratory (1989-2001) and Director of MIT's School of Chemical Engineering Practice (1980-1989). Read more..
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 is Acting Director at the Natural Resource Defense Council's Center for Market Innovation, focusing on directing private capital toward solutions that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. Yerina leads CMI's team in demonstrating real world approaches to leveraging markets to drive environmental solutions, with projects in the real estate, green infrastructure and regenerative agriculture sectors. Read more..
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.
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.
Ms. Prata is the Corporate Sustainability Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), ranked the number six hospital in the nation by US News & World Report. In this role she has launched an expansive sustainability program that functions at both the grassroots and executive level. Ms. Prata took the lead in establishing NYP's Sustainability Council, which has sparked an organizational shift towards sustainable practices and policy. Read more..
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 is co-founder and CEO of New York City & Seattle based Honest Buildings, Inc. an innovative web platform and mobile application utilizing transparency to make buildings better. It brings together building service providers, occupants, owners, and other stakeholders onto a single portal to exchange information, offerings and needs to catalyze transactions. Read more..
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 is the vice president of community solutions at Recyclebank, a NYC based company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses. She currently heads up the community focused portion of the product team focusing on the curbside recycling product. Previously, Erika was VP of business development at ThinkEco, a NY based start-up developing smart plug-load technologies, where she lead the company's sales, partnership and retail efforts. Read more..
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.
Sam founded Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology (SMIT) with his sister, Teresita, and architect and mechanical engineer, Benjamin Howes. Since founding SMIT Sam has taken on many roles within the company, from developing innovative product systems to refining business models and nurturing relationships to move SMIT's ideas from concept to revenue generation. Read more..
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 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.
As the Executive Director of the New York Energy Consumers Council, Inc. (NYECC), David F. Bomke bears primarily responsibility for the implementation of the Council's twin missions of advocacy and education for major energy consumers buying energy in the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County. Read more..
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 is the Chief Executive Officer of NYCEEC. Susan is the day to day leader and visionary, and drives the team towards fulfilling NYCEEC's mission. Susan is a seasoned professional with over seventeen years of experience in financial markets. Prior to joining NYCEEC, Susan developed a funding strategy for an energy efficiency project developer and advised a major national bank on product opportunities in energy efficiency finance. Read more..
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 is the 27 year-old Global VP, Media Relations at TerraCycle, Inc., the world's leading 'upcycling' company, which converts difficult-to-recycle waste materials into eco-friendly, affordable products available at major retailers worldwide. TerraCycle partners with major CPG companies like Kraft Food, Nestle, L'Oreal, Mars and PepsiCo to run community based collection fundraisers that function both as innovative packaging reclamation initiatives and cause-related marketing programs. Read more..
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.
Williamson has a strong background and extensive experience in the field of environmental engineering, including manufacturing process modification for improved material recovery and reuse, design for the environment and life-cycle assessment. Prior to joining NYSP2I, she served as a senior engineer at Xerox Corporation where she assisted in implementing company wide sustainability and pollution prevention processes. Read more..
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.
As Global Head of Sustainability, Curtis Ravenel leads Bloomberg's sustainability initiatives—a Chairman's Office effort and the result of his 2006 Bloomberg Global Leadership Forum proposal. The program aggressively integrates sustainability considerations into all firm operations and leverages the Bloomberg Professional Service to evaluate sustainability-related investment risks and opportunities for its 315,000 customers. Read more..
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 is Vice President of External Affairs where she has served since 2009. Using her expertise in fundraising, community outreach and public relations, Mrs. Glover plays a key role in promoting BNYDC's mission, sustainability initiatives and BLDG 92, its new exhibition and visitor center. Prior to joining BNYDC, Mrs. Glover held a senior position at the Center for the Urban Environment, New York City's leading provider of environmental education. Read more..
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.
Mr. Rode is a Business Development Director for Energy Solutions division of Johnson Controls where he is responsible to develop and deliver an array of energy services to the commercial marketplace. Based in New York City he leads a team of professionals applying innovative techniques to uncover deep energy savings in buildings, and manages the implementation of projects. Read more..
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 is a Senior Vice President of Bank of America where she provides capital to Community Development Financial Institutions that finance affordable housing, community facilities, non-profit organizations, and small businesses in under served communities. Ms. Brusiloff is also a member of Bank of America's Global Environmental Group which oversees the firm's $50 billion commitment to the environment. Read more..
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 is responsible for Related's corporate sustainability and green development activity. Related has developed over $20 billion in real estate and owns over $15 billion of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, trade show and affordable properties. Since 2008, the company has built green exclusively, completing 11 LEED Silver and Gold properties and with another 17 underway, including 2 LEED ND neighborhood developments. Read more..
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.
Dan is Co-Founder of the Lowline, an effort to build the world's first underground park on the Lower East Side of New York City. The Lowline envisions the transformation of an historic abandoned trolley terminal into a vibrant new public amenity, using a new solar technology which channels sunlight underground via a system of reflective tubes developed by Dan's partner and Lowline Co-Founder James Ramsey. Read more..
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 Rose Durst is a vice president and a fourth-generation family member of The Durst Organization. Helena started her career as an intern at the Hudson River Park Trust, where she not only fell in love with the Hudson River waterfront but also gained valuable insight into the City's complex land-use review process. After studying real estate at Baruch College, Helena joined the leasing department of The Durst Organization, where she has participated in and closed approximately 100,000 square feet in lease transactions. Read more..
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.
Jonathan is Unilever's Vice President of Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications, North America. He joined the company in May 2012 and is responsible for Communications, Unilever Brand, and the shape and implementation of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in North America. In 2007, Jonathan founded Common Way Communications, a public affairs and communications consultancy based in Vermont. Read more..
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 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.
Headquartered in Rochester New York, Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses and other eye surgery products. Starting with a world class compliance base, Larry has been responsible for developing, implementing, and continually improving successful sustainable business policies and programs that protect and enhance the community and the environment, while meeting Bausch + Lomb's business needs. Read more..
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 is Director of Energy Efficiency and Demand Management at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., where she is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of energy-efficiency, demand-response and peak demand management programs for the Company's electric and gas systems. Ms. Craft also manages the Company's account executives and market research. Read more..
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.
Most recently, Gonen has been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and the Co-Founder/Managing Director of Healthy Planet, an environmental services firm that is helping to green the sports industry by deploying renewable energy in sport stadiums. He is the Co-Founder of RecycleBank. During his tenure as RecycleBank CEO from 2004-2010, the company grew from an idea to a company that services over 100 cities and earned a number of business and environmental awards including the Philadelphia Sustainability Award, Excellence & Innovation in Public-Private Partnerships from the Conference of Mayors, and was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the #1 Venture Backed Clean Tech Company in 2010. Read more..
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 was inspired to raise awareness of the urgent need to promote environmental sustainability when she traveled to Antarctica with explorer Robert Swan and his "2041" organization in 2008 after winning an essay contest sponsored by Oliver Wyman. After returning to her management role in New York, Lauren engaged others in the firm and worked to create the New York office's first green team. Although these efforts were done in addition to her normal responsibilities, Lauren was able to expand the sustainability initiative globally. Read more..
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.
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 Schneider leads Jones Lang LaSalle's Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) in a region anchored by New York City, Boston and Washington DC. Her focus is on energy optimization as well as the development and implementation of energy and sustainability programs for new and existing clients. Additionally, she specializes in energy and sustainability performance and LEED certification for new and existing buildings and portfolios as well as commercial interiors. Read more..
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 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 joined Veolia Energy in May 2011 as Director of Business Development in New York. In her role, she develops strategies for efficient and sustainable energy solutions including renewable resources as well as cogeneration projects and their operations. Before joining Veolia Energy, Ms. Barbato worked at Con Edison for nine years in various departments including Strategic Planning, Customer Operations, Energy Efficiency, and Information Technology. Read more..
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 is the founder of Remains Lighting, the source for thousands of vintage and custom fixtures—from six showrooms on two continents, and one LEED Gold, solar-powered, daylit factory in Brooklyn, NY—that illuminate the world's most distinguished addresses. David has been able to incorporate his lifelong passion for environmental advocacy and sustainable manufacturing into the renovation of Remains' new factory building which they purchased and outfitted in Brooklyn, New York in 2008, and which achieved its LEED Gold rating in 2011. Read more..
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.
Debera Johnson, started her career at Pratt as a student in the Industrial Design program and returned to the department to teach and was selected to chair the ID program from 1998 until 2005. Currently she is Pratt's Academic Director of Sustainability and has been working across the institute to implement Pratt's strategic commitment to link the greening of its campus with greening of its academic programs. Read more..
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 is Fleet Operations Director-North America for Coca Cola Refreshments (CCR). CCR operates a fleet of over 50,000 assets and committed to it leadership role in corporate stewardship and sustainability. This is exemplified by CCR operating the largest commercial fleet of Hybrid Electric trucks in North America. Prior to joining CCR, Saltzgiver serve as State of Georgia Fleet Director overseeing a vehicle fleet of 20,000 assets. Read more..
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 currently oversees Wyndham's worldwide sustainability program which includes over 50 brands, 28,000 employees and over 90,000 locations in 100 countries. She has overseen the development of the company's corporate policies, strategies and branding initiatives since it started in 2006. She is Chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Environmental and Engineering Committee and an Executive Committee member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and International Tourism Partnership organizations where she has participated in setting industry standards and policies. Read more..
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 is the Managing Director of SCIenergy, a leading tech firm pioneering software solutions that optimize building performance and the only firm that offers the Managed Energy Services Agreement (MESA) solution for funding energy efficiency improvements without adding debt to the balance sheet of host property. Prior to its acquisition by SCIenergy, Neill was a principal of Transcend Equity Development, which created and pioneered MESA. Read more..
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.
An innovator in developing sustainability solutions, veteran marketing executive and social entrepreneur Kim Slicklein leads OgilvyEarth as President of its integrated global sustainability practice. Before joining OgilvyEarth Ms. Slicklein led the sustainability and CSR initiatives at Droga5, including the launch of "WindMade" at the Davos World Economic Forum alongside the United Nations Global Compact, The World Wildlife Federation, The Global Wind Energy Council, PWC, Vestas, Lego and Bloomberg. Read more..
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 at Greyston Bakery, is building on the Bakery's thirty year heritage as a model for social enterprise. Michael served on the Board of Directors of the Greyston Foundation before being named President of the Bakery in January 2012. Prior to joining Greyston, Michael launched the first incubator in the country dedicated to organic food production and distribution. Michael is also a founding partner at BAO Food and Drink, a local food manufacturer in New York City. Read more..
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.
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Binghamton University, where Dave managed the school's record store, he spent twelve years as a retail research analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Not the typical Wall Street analyst; he also obtained a license to drive a pedicab and moonlighted as a bicycle taxi driver. Finding the retail landscape of the late 1990s homogenized by mass-produced merchandise, Dave recognized an opportunity with the internet. Read more..
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 leads the transportation operation at Duane Reade based in New York City. Duane Reade, part of the Walgreens family of companies, is the largest pharmacy chain in the city and operates over 250 stores in the region. To support the chain-with over 160 stores in Manhattan alone-requires hundreds of deliveries a week. To mitigate the impact that this has on the communities that Duane Reade serves, the fleet has actively implemented various sustainable strategies. Read more..
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 is Deputy Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center. He is Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Northeast Clean Energy Applications Center (NECEAC). Mr. Bourgeois has been the primary author of reports on issues of energy efficiency, renewable energy policy and regional economic development. He has been contributing author on numerous briefs and other submissions to the Public Service Commission in New York and the Department of Public Utilities in New Jersey. Read more..
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 is Director of incubator initiatives at NYU-Poly and Director of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) initiative, where he is helping develop New York City's emerging cleantech sector. His work assisting high-potential cleantech ventures has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Scientific American, and NPR Marketplace. A Chinese major at Colgate University, Micah graduated with distinction and wrote his first business plan while working in Ningbo, China. Read more..
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 is based in the New York offices of Egon Zehnder International, a leading executive search and management appraisal firm with 63 offices globally. Christoph founded the firm's market-leading Sustainability Practice and leads its US Private Equity Practice. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Christoph was a Partner at 3Stone Advisors, where he led the firm's investments in the water sector. Earlier in his career, Christoph ran a European specialty materials manufacturer, DBW Fiber. Read more..
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 has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) since his appointment in 2005 by Mayor Bloomberg to lead the non-profit entity, which manages the 300-acre industrial park on behalf of the City of New York, its owner. In the facility's largest expansion since WWII, Mr. Kimball has implemented more than $200 million of City funded infrastructure improvements and a thirteen-building expansion comprising 2 million square feet of new industrial space, $500 million of private investment, and 3,200 new jobs since 2006. Read more..
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.
As Vice President of Global Vehicles for FedEx Express, Dennis Beal is responsible for setting strategic direction and managing all aspects of the company's global fleet of over 43,000 motorized vehicles. Under Beal's leadership FedEx has taken a holistic approach to fleet management and fuel efficiency with a significant expansion in lower polluting, higher efficiency vehicles. Read more..
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 graduated from La Trobe University (Australia) with a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. Ian has had a diverse career spanning 35 years in Academia, Marketing, R&D Management and General Management. He is employed at Welch Allyn Inc. for 18 years and has the title of Senior Director in the Corporate Technology Office. Read more..
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.
As Executive Director, Martin manages the overall operations of the Green Sports Alliance. He oversees all environmental impact reduction strategies, strategic alliances and membership programs. Martin led the formation and growth of the Alliance from the founding six pro sports teams to over 100 teams and venues today. In addition to leadership roles at the Northwest Earth Institute and as a Director of Sustainable Technology, he previously served in senior leadership positions in the outdoor recreation industry and has been an elite rock climber and instructor for over 20 years. Read more..
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.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Murray served as Senior Advisor at the international environmental consulting firm Ecology and Environment, Inc., where he provided strategic policy and market development guidance on environmental and energy issues to a number of private sector and not-for-profit clients. Mr. Murray also represented the Pace Energy and Climate Center and the Natural Resources Defense Council in the New York Public Service Commission proceeding to establish an energy efficiency portfolio standard program. Read more..
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.
After working several years in hotels, restaurants, and the entertainment industry, in 1992 Anselm co-founded his first eco-venture, and set him out to be a serial entrepreneur: a nationally acclaimed environmental retail store named Earth General. His responsibilities included researching and purchasing products spanning across 12 categories, performing sales, managing and training staff, customer service, sales, marketing, public relations speaking, marketing, store design and developing social and environmental awareness programs. Read more..
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 E. Kontokosta, PE, is the Deputy Director of the newly-established NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), part of the Bloomberg Administration's Applied Sciences Initiative. He is also the Founding Director of the NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment at the Schack Institute of Real Estate and is an adjunct associate professor at the Wagner School of Public Service. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Kontokosta recently served as the Vice Chair of the Suffolk County Planning Commission and is the Principal and Founder of the KACE Group, a New York-based real estate development and investment firm, focused on resource-efficient projects. Read more..
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 is the founding Director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation (OER). In January 2011, OER launched the New York City Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), the nation's first municipal brownfield cleanup program. The BCP is a voluntary cleanup program that provides government liability protection and LEED-type certification for properties. In its first year of operation, the BCP has approved cleanup plans for 55 brownfield redevelopment projects in NYC that will deliver high quality cleanup and generate more than 2000 permanent new jobs and $1.5 billion in new investment. Read more..
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 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.
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.
Through Sustainable CUNY, Ms. Reilly directs communications for the CUNY Sustainability Project, the U.S. DOE NYC Solar America City Partnership and CUNY SustainableWorks, CUNY's Commercialization Program for clean and sustainable technology. In addition, Ms. Reilly is the Director of Communications for the sustainability division of CUNY Ventures Inc(CVI), the for-profit arm of the City University of New York (CUNY) that focuses on commercializing cleantech. Read more..
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.