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  • GoGreen Seattle: A Conference to Green Your Business
    is the founder and principal of Dunn Hobbes LLC a developer of mixed use projects in Seattle that specializes in the adaptive re use of existing buildings and the construction of small in fill projects with a focus on maintaining and creatively embellishing the character and fine urban grain that is at the heart of successful urban village neighborhoods She is also the Consulting Director of Sustainable Communities Policy for the Preservation Green Lab a research and policy think tank affiliated with the National Trust The Preservation Green Lab works with partner cities and environmental organizations around the nation on policy initiatives that incorporate reuse of existing buildings into cities larger sustainability objectives ranging from environmental performance to economic resiliency and cultural diversity In 2011 2012 she was an Affiliate Fellow with the Runstad Center for Real Estate at the University of Washington Read more Liz currently serves on the board of Capitol Hill Housing the Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Coalition the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict steering committee and the City of Seattle s Waterfront Design Oversight Committee Liz holds a BMath from the University of Waterloo an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in City Design from the London School of Economics In 2007 she was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects Casey Dilloway Co founder and President Community Sourced Capital Casey is a co founder of Community Sourced Capital a sustainable finance company that helps small businesses borrow money directly from people in their community He received his MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute where he currently helps teach Social Entrepreneurship He is also a partner and volunteer at Social Venture Partners Casey grew up in Hawaii but has happily called Seattle home for over a decade Alma Lorraine Bone Constable Founder and CEO TayaSola Alma Lorraine Bone Constable is passionate about making energy technology understandable and attainable for everyone To realize her dream of democratizing energy technology she founded TayaSola www tayasola com a for profit Washington Social Purpose Corporation SPC that teaches people how to generate their own clean power and light TayaSola sells the individual components rechargeable batteries solar cells and LED bulbs and provides the educational tools to enable people to build their own custom power and light systems These systems are modular user friendly and adaptable They can be used by anyone anywhere and in any situation Alma s formal training in artificial intelligence honed her skills in bringing people and technology together Before founding TayaSola Alma was a software tester and test lead at Microsoft In this capacity she developed products in Microsoft Word Publisher and Interactive Television She has also taught computer classes trained office workers and written technical articles Read more Since 2003 Alma has been a board member of Cultural Reconnection a group that brings African American and Kenyan women together for joint venture projects in education health and business A synthesizer of people their thoughts and dreams Alma loves to solve problems It was during her work with Cultural Reconnection that she was inspired to develop a solar reading light to provide light in rural communities and teach solar energy principles Alma holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute BGI She lives in Bellevue with her husband and two children Peter Smith Partner Apex Law Group LLP Peter J Smith is a partner at the Apex Law Group LLP where he has a diverse general business law practice advising nonprofit and for profit organizations on corporate governance finance and risk management Peter s practice focuses on entrepreneurs and organizations aiming to make a social impact Before joining Apex Law Peter represented both private and public institutions in complex environmental and land use litigation By combining his litigation background and corporate transaction experience Peter s goal is to help companies incorporate maintain regulatory compliance avoid costly litigation and ultimately become successful and sustainable Zeke Spier Executive Director Social Justice Fund in Seattle Zeke Spier is the Executive Director of Social Justice Fund and has been with the foundation for six years Over that time he has worked to engage a cross class membership of over a thousand people and helped move millions of dollars to grassroots organizing in the Northwest Zeke has experience both as a manager in the corporate sector and as a community organizer working on issues from the just reconstruction of New Orleans to criminal justice issues in Philadelphia He is currently sits on the Board of Advisors of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy the Board of Directors of Resource Generation and is a member of Seattle s Race and Social Justice Community Roundtable Zeke was born in Portland Oregon and enjoys reminiscing about his cross country bicycle trip on his 6 mile ride to work Read more 2013 Featured Speakers Dune Ives Founder Milepost Consulting Dune Ives Ph D is the founder of Milepost Consulting and brings nearly 20 years of experience helping private utility and non profit clients define measure and achieve organizational objectives with a keen focus on lasting behavior change She guides clients through complex multi stakeholder facilitations and consensus building organizational development change management process improvements and business strategy development Dune is often called upon by clients to facilitate sticky technical discussions which she loves and high stakes organizational change efforts which she loves even more Gary Kaplan Chief Executive Officer Virginia Mason Health System Dr Kaplan is chairman and CEO of Seattle based Virginia Mason Health System where he has led the implementation of the Virginia Mason Production System based on the Toyota Production System to reduce costs and improve quality safety and efficiency Under Dr Kaplan s leadership Virginia Mason was named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades in 2011 a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for five consecutive years and was one of two hospitals named a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade for patient safety and quality Dr Kaplan is also a clinical professor at the University of Washington secretary treasurer of IHI and chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation s board of directors He serves on the board of Washington Healthcare Forum and is a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform In 2009 Dr Kaplan received the John M Eisenberg Award for patient safety and also was a recipient of the Harry J Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award from the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Medical Practice Executives Read more Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare ranked Dr Kaplan 12th on the 2011 listing of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives Amee Quiriconi Founder Agrestal Designs Green product innovator with nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of business Amee Quiriconi has earned substantial direct experience with manufacturing systems design green building technologies sourcing recycled recovered aggregates designing unique yet market ready green building products and creating strong yet heartfelt branding for green products After more than 10 years owning and operating start up companies she is now taking this vast experience to her new company Agrestal Designs an endeavor seeking to create and market lines of products for home living interior and exterior architectural applications that utilize waste products from carpet recycling Amee was recently featured with her Agrestal Designs tiles on the DIY Networks House Crashers Brooke Bascom Communications Director King County Healthy Incentives Brooke Bascom has worked for King County s Healthy Incentives program since it launched in 2006 Each year Healthy Incentives engages more than 17 000 county employees and their spouses or domestic partners covered by county benefits in improving their health Since the program began 2 000 people have lost 24 tons of weight and more than 800 have quit smoking These health improvements and other strategies have saved the county 46 million in health care costs Brooke has been with the county since 2002 where she has been involved in other major change initiatives including Parks switch to more entrepreneurial operations and Elections reforms to be more accurate and transparent Brooke s background is in politics and communications She was formerly Deputy Press Secretary for King County Executive Ron Sims a speechwriter for the Mayor of the City of St Louis and she worked for U S Senator John Danforth in Washington DC Read more She has also worked as a public affairs consultant for Martin Glantz in Washington DC and Fleishman Hillard in St Louis MO She has a B A from Connecticut College and enjoys spending time with her family reading hiking and tennis Jim Hanna Director Environmental Impact Starbucks Jim Hanna is director of Environmental Impact for Starbucks Since joining the company in November 2005 Jim has collaborated with partner corporations and nongovernmental organizations to help shape the company s environmental strategy He contributes to enterprise wide initiatives that support green building energy conservation international procurement recycling and waste reduction efforts Prior to Starbucks Jim served as Director of Environmental Affairs for Xanterra Parks Resorts at Yellowstone National Park In the position he oversaw Xanterra s many progressive environmental initiatives in its operations as the primary concessionaire in the park including an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System Before escaping to Yellowstone he worked as Director of Operations for Teris Environmental in Los Angeles managing the company s seven regional offices in North America Jessie Israel King County Wastewater Treatment Division Jessie leads waste to resource initiatives for King County s wastewater treatment utility As an urban utility dedicated to protecting public health and the environment WTD leads the country on harvesting carbon nutrients methane waste heat and non potable water resources from what Jessie considers to be the ultimate renewable resource Every day Israel and her colleagues balance running an unfailingly reliable safe and efficient business operation with environmental envelope pushing and innovative public service Prior to joining WTD Jessie helped to reshape King County Parks into an entrepreneurial performance driven governmental organization This transformation allows Parks to generate non tax revenue and ensure green space remains open even during tight fiscal times As a public servant consultant and non profit leader Jessie has a fifteen year track record of bringing together groups to invest in community development environmental and equity issues Read more She has trained around the world on public private partnerships and building sustainable communities In 2006 Jessie was honored to be named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal s 40 Under 40 Jessie spent more than two years as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in rural Guinea West Africa and has a BA in Political Science from Seattle University Megan Owen Director Strategic Market Development McKinstry Megan Owen joined McKinstry 2009 She currently holds the position of Director of Strategic Market Development In this role Megan is responsible for developing implementing and managing a Strategic Market Development agenda for the west coast Her extensive experience in government gives her unique insight into identifying critical paths to common interests across disciplines of public and private entities Her expertise supports clients in the education healthcare commercial and industrial sectors by identifying and removing barriers to market adoption or the scale of clean energy initiatives through a variety of levers that include but are not limited to policy regulation finance campaigns communication marketing and or public private partnerships Megan provides strategic oversight to complex high profile projects throughout the company and on behalf of McKinstry serves in a support role to various nonprofits and philanthropic initiatives throughout the Pacific Northwest Prior to joining McKinstry Megan served as Governor Chris Gregoire s Director of King County Outreach Holly Houser Executive Director Puget Sound Bike Share As Executive Director of Puget Sound Bike Share Holly is leading the effort to bring a transformative and successful bike sharing system to King County She is currently overseeing a bike share operator selection process as well as working to identify and secure private sector system sponsorships foster community support and collaborate with King County the City of Seattle and others to receive federal state and other grant funds A Seattle native who s equally passionate about smart urban design sustainable development social justice and the arts Holly s background includes project management in both the commercial real estate development industry as well as the fine arts world In her free time she serves on the board of Rain City Rock Camp for Girls an organization she co founded in 2008 and is an active musician in the local music scene She holds a B A in Geography and a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from the University of Washington Matt Hansen Supervisor Market Development King County Metro Matt Hansen began working for the Market Development Section of King County Metro Transit in October 1994 In August 2002 Matt became the supervisor of that group Market Development demonstrates innovative approaches to building ridership and partnerships in the community Many of Metro s employer residential and other programs have their roots in the Market Development group Matt received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College in 1989 and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington in 1994 He currently serves on the Washington State Governor s Commute Trip Reduction Board the Transportation Demand Management Committee of the Transportation Research Board and chairs the Puget Sound Regional Council s Transportation Demand Management Steering Committee Hilary Franz Executive Director Futurewise Hilary joined Futurewise just one year ago as the Executive Director She has over 15 years of experience working on local and state environmental transportation and land use public policy issues She has also served as a local government leader bringing together diverse coalitions of local state and national entities and developing several nationally recognized policies and programs on energy efficiency green building and affordable housing She has served on the Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Board the Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District Board the City of Seattle Climate Action Plan Green Ribbon Commission In 2008 she was appointed by the Governor to Washington State s Climate Action Team IWG on the State Environmental Policy Act She currently sits on the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council and Puget Sound Partnership Ecosystem Coordination Board Dave Bell P E Quality Control Manager Lakeside Industries Dave Bell has worked in quality control for Lakeside Industries since 1984 and has been the quality control manager for the past ten years Lakeside Industries is a family owned company that is one of the largest asphalt paving contractors in the Northwest Lakeside has incorporated several recycled products into their asphalt including recycled asphalt pavement steel slag asphalt shingles and ground tire rubber Dave works with the aggregate processing asphalt mix designing and asphalt production to ensure high quality asphalt pavements while at the same time getting the benefit of using recycled products Sophia Cavalli Supplier Diversity Officer Multnomah County Sophia currently serves as Supplier Diversity Officer for Multnomah County where she assists in providing oversight of the 300 400 million spent annually on goods and services She has over 13 years experience leading and implementing small business and sustainable purchasing initiatives and serves on the National Association of Counties NACo Green Purchasing Task Force Sophia developed and oversees the County s nationally recognized Sustainable Purchasing and Social Equity Policy Kris Beatty LinkUp King County Solid Waste Division Kris Beatty Program Manager for King County Solid Waste Division has worked in the field of market development for recyclable materials for 12 years She manages the Division s LinkUp program which works to expand recycling of target materials by facilitating an interactive community of businesses public agencies and other organizations In recent years Kris has conducted a wide variety of successful projects designed to establish recycling infrastructure and markets for compost asphalt shingles carpet and numerous recycled content products manufactured in King County and Washington State Dr Howard Frumkin MD DrPH Dean University of Washington School of Public Health and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Howard Frumkin is an internist environmental and occupational medicine specialist and epidemiologist who has served many years in academia and public service Prior to UW he held leadership roles at the U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC as well as Emory University s Rollins School of Public Health He currently serves on numerous boards including the Bullitt Foundation the U S Green Building Council and Seattle s Green Ribbon Commission which is developing the city s climate plan His research interests include climate change energy policy and nature contact toxic effects of chemicals environmental health policy and public health aspects of the built environment topics explored in his most recent book Making Healthy Places Designing and Building for Health Well Being and Sustainability Island Press 2011 co edited with Andrew Dannenberg and Dick Jackson Howie received his A B from Brown University his M D from the University of Pennsylvania and his M P H and Dr P H from Harvard Read more He and his wife journalist Joanne Silberner relish bicycling hiking kayaking and other outdoor activities especially in the great Pacific Northwest Joni Earl Chief Executive Officer Sound Transit Joni Earl is the Chief Executive Officer of Sound Transit the agency responsible for building and operating the Puget Sound region s mass transit system Under Joni s leadership the agency has built new transit centers park and ride lots and HOV access lanes throughout Central Puget Sound The agency runs ST Express buses Sounder commuter trains Tacoma Link light rail and Central Link light rail trains from downtown Seattle to Sea Tac Airport Joni is a graduate of Harvard University s State and Local Government Executive Program She holds a master s degree in business administration from the University of Puget Sound and a bachelor s degree from Washington State University In 2005 Joni was named one of Seattle Magazine s 25 most influential people of the Puget Sound region and one of Puget Sound Business Journal s 20 Women

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  • GoGreen Seattle: A Conference to Green Your Business
    and Nintendo of America s new corporate headquarters in Redmond WA In 2008 Brian won the national Natural Talent Design Competition hosted by the U S Green Building Council Brian has a Masters Degree in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Skidmore College Kevin Wilhelm CEO Sustainable Business Consulting Kevin Wilhelm is the pre eminent business consultant in the field of sustainability and climate change He is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting a Seattle based consulting firm focused on practical solutions that deliver profit improvement through the use of sustainable business practices Kevin brings over fourteen years of experience working with businesses ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to government agencies to renewable energy start ups Some of his clients include Nordstrom REI The North Face Amazon com Drugstore com and Brooks Sports His firm works with companies to measure their sustainability and carbon impacts develop successful implementation goals and strategies engage employees through sustainability training and help them communicate their CSR efforts both internally and externally He has spent the last eight years demonstrating the business bottom line benefits of sustainability locally nationally and internationally He is the author of the acclaimed Return on Sustainability How Business Can Increase Profitability Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy He is an adjunct professor at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute where he teaches Sustainable Business Stephanie Meyn Clean Cities Program Manager Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Since joining the Coalition in November 2008 she has successfully secured 15 million from the U S Department of Energy to support a suite of alternative fuel and advanced technology projects These projects include a pilot test of biomethane in tour buses the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles and supporting infrastructure and electrification of ground support equipment at Seattle Tacoma International Airport Stephanie also plays an integral role in administering and promoting the Evergreen Fleets program Evergreen Fleets offers efficient and budget friendly best practices to help fleets conserve fuel reduce emissions and ultimately achieve certification as a green fleet Ralph Allora Principal Marketing Director Tray Creative At TRAY Creative a Seattle based full service marketing branding and digital design agency Ralph Allora leads marketing and advertising campaigns content development and management for client projects and in house business development and marketing programs TRAY Creative has a wide range of consumer and B2B clients including Caffe Vita Anodia Systems Talent Technology Mimic Technologies and Hemispheres Research Ralph and TRAY Creative partner Bridget Perez both longtime supporters of causes such as sustainability poverty relief education and the arts founded the company in 2009 with an imperative to make social responsibility an integral part of their business model Mickey Blake Co Founder and CEO Mt Baker Bio Mickey Blake is the co founder and CEO of Mt Baker Bio an Everett based life science company and emerging leader in laboratory sustainability solutions Mt Baker Bio focuses exclusively on developing products services and education necessary to reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of our laboratory community After more than 20 years of experience as a researcher and sales manager for the biotech industry Mickey recognized the significant need to reduce the environmental impact of the scientific community To effect change in this high polluting industry Mt Baker Bio developed and commercialized 20 of most common plastic lab consumables designed to naturally degrade in landfill environments Our commitment to sustainability dictates manufacturing high quality environmentally friendly products defining when products can be recycled and providing those services bringing laboratories customized plastic waste education and accountability tools and finally accounting for end of life consequences of our products most notably impact on the environment and human health To truly close the lifecycle loop on lab products Mt Baker Bio is now engaging in the conversion of lab consumables into emissions free carbon negative renewable clean energy Lisa Picard Executive Vice President Skanska Commercial Development Lisa has over 15 years of experience in the conceptualization design finance and management of large real estate projects with a portfolio of office retail resort residential and mixed 8212use developments totaling over 1 2 billion She has a track record for delivering innovative high quality projects that involve numerous stakeholders Currently Lisa is developing and executing Skanska USA s west coast investment strategy for commercial development as well as its all equity investment and development platform Prior to joining Skanska USA Lisa founded Muse Development and previously developed several urban projects in Seattle with both Hines and Harbor Properties George Northcroft Regional Administrator Northwest Arctic Region GSA As the Northwest Arctic Regional Administrator Mr Northcroft oversees all of GSA s operations in Alaska Idaho Oregon and Washington including management of federal real estate and information technology The Northwest Arctic Region has a federal inventory of 647 owned and leased buildings more than 450 employees and a total budget of more than 462 3 million annually Mr Northcroft previously served as Director of Business Relations Economic Development for King County in the State of Washington During his tenure Mr Northcroft was responsible for the retention expansion and recruitment of businesses in King County developed strategies to promote economic revitalization fostered healthy business relationships and led county initiatives with a range of business clusters including information technology logistics international trade and environmental alternative energy Mary Rose Co Director NBIS Mary Rose and her partner Karl Ostrom founded the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability NBIS over eight years ago with a mission of helping businesses and professionals maximize their triple bottom line people planet profit while becoming catalysts for sustainable business practices NBIS provides strategic and relevant programs that address the needs of professionals including sustainability training networking coaching and organizational assessments NBIS strategic approaches address the core practices of businesses and help companies break through the barriers of traditional business models As a non profit organization NBIS bridges industries and sectors to engage business leaders in addressing crucial regional and global issues through innovative business practices Chuck Collins CEO Cascade Power Group LLC Chuck Collins is the CEO of Cascade Power Group and has worked as a consultant and strategic advisor in the energy efficiency and clean tech industry for over 17 years He is a former program and project manager for the US Department of Energy s Western Regional Office where he led regional programs and activities for energy efficiency renewable energy distributed generation and smart grid technologies in the Western US His expertise in energy efficiency and renewable energy is well recognized by the industry and Chuck has received various local and regional awards for his accomplishments including PSE s Power Player Award King County s Earth Hero Award and the 2011 AEE Renewable Energy Innovator of the Year award Sandy Stutey Fleet Manager Seattle Children s Hospital Sandy Stutey joined Seattle Children s Hospital nearly four years ago out of the public transit world where she managed transit operations for one large an done small rural public agency She held senior management positions in two large contract transportation companies and the largest emergency response company in the Northwest She holds a BA from the University of Kansas and am MLS from the University of Oregon She has served on state and national committees and task forces focusing on the coordination of transit services with human services transportation systems and the role of transit in emergency management Byron McCann Co Chairman Northwest Energy Angels Byron is managing partner of Ascent Partners an advisory firm to clean technology companies venture partner at Prism Capital a member of the Keiretsu Forum and Hawaii Angels two angel investment networks and NW Regional Co chair of the Clean Tech Open He was a founder of genSoft which had the first Windows database and was acquired by Computer Associates COO of a cable television advertising venture acquired by TCI and a senior consultant for Ernst Young s national telecommunications consulting practice He is on the board of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network formerly vice chairman of the WTIA Washington Technology Industry Association on the board of the non profit Broadway Bound Theatre and the NatureMapping Foundation He is a cum laude graduate from Harvard and has an MBA from Stanford Robin Freedman Senior Communications Director Waste Management Robin Freedman leads Waste Management s strategic communications initiatives in the Puget Sound area and is responsible for public affairs strategies media planning and outreach Ms Freedman is a professional communicator with two decades of experience in public affairs and strategic communications planning and implementation Ms Freedman launched her career in Washington DC where she worked on a number of issue candidate campaigns and for the Clinton Administration Prior to joining Waste Management she led public affairs and strategic communications initiatives for the National Association of Letter Carriers Casey Family Programs Microsoft and Resource Media Derek Eisel Global Environment Team Lead Research and Development Expeditors International Derek Eisel founded and leads the environmental program for Expeditors a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle with annual revenues exceeding six billion dollars Expeditors completes an annual company wide greenhouse gas footprint measurement with the help of 180 office green teams around the globe Expeditors works with their customers to measure their transportation greenhouse gas footprint and to recommend logistics solutions for optimizing their supply chains Derek has over ten years of software development experience and supports Expeditors technology vision in the Research and Development team Susan Olmsted AIA ASLA LEED AP BD C Senior Associate Mithun Susan Olmsted is an architect and landscape architect with Mithun a multi disciplinary firm focused on integrated design leadership of a sustainable world Her interdisciplinary insight enables her to keenly envision the dialogue between architectural and landscape elements to leverage a site s quintessential assets in developing a placed based environmental response and to facilitate meaningful experiences Her recent project experience includes the Mariposa Grove Restoration and the Tenaya Lake Area Plan in Yosemite National Park the Louisiana Children s Museum in New Orleans and the West Campus Historic Landscape Preservation Master Plan for the Washington State Capitol In addition to her work at Mithun Susan is an instructor for the University of Washington College of Built Environments and she serves as a board member for Friends of Seattle s Olmsted Parks an organization focused on advocacy and preservation of Seattle s interconnected system of historic parks and boulevards She speaks regionally and nationally on topics including the Sustainable Sites rating system and the integration of sustainable practices within cultural landscapes Perry England Vice President Building Performance at MacDonald Miller Facility Solutions Perry has been actively involved in making building systems work since 1985 as a building systems commissioning technician while in college at the University of Tennessee His twenty six year career has encompassed both industrial and commercial applications from a practicing engineer for the Department of Energy facilities in Oak Ridge Tennessee to managing the construction business in the Pacific Northwest for a leading building technology manufacturer For the past decade Perry has been a crusader for alternative delivery methods that motivate the public and private industry to deliver buildings with a life cycle performance assurance guarantee Nancy Locke City Purchasing Manager City of Seattle Nancy Locke is the City Purchasing Manager for the City of Seattle Nancy has served in various executive and senior public procurement positions in Washington since 1993 Nancy provides leadership for the Seattle green procurement program and other socially responsible purchasing initiatives in Seattle She sponsors the City Wide Seattle Green Procurement Team and is the lead for the Seattle Customer Service Socially Responsible Purchasing Initiative Project Ms Locke is on the Advisory Board for US Communities is a member of the National Institute of Government Purchasing NIGP and of the Pacific Northwest Public Purchasing Association Nancy speaks at various conferences regarding various procurement issues for the region and around the country Robert Bunting Chair Sustainability Group Moss Adams LLP Robert Bunting Seattle Washington is the Chair of Moss Adams International Services Group which provides tax accounting and advisory services to the Firm s over 1 300 international clients He also chairs the Sustainability Services Group Bunting served as CEO of Moss Adams for 23 years before stepping down from that role in June 2004 Moss Adams is among the 11 largest accounting firms in the U S with 18 offices in Washington Oregon California Arizona and New Mexico Bunting was President of the International Federation of Accountants IFAC from November 2008 until November 2010 after having served two years as IFAC s Deputy President He also served on the IFAC Board and chaired the Compensation Committee Nominating Committee and the International Regulatory Liaison Committee Danielle Harder Senior Program Manager Supplier Social Environmental Accountability Microsoft Corporation Danielle Harder serves as Senior Program Manager of Microsoft s Supplier Social Environmental Accountability program she established at Microsoft In this capacity she is responsible for establishing strategies and solutions to ensure suppliers share Microsoft s commitment to ethical and environmentally sustainable business practices for the fair treatment and safety of workers She previously served as a founding board member for the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition EICC and started her career at Microsoft in 1998 in hardware product development and manufacturing Danielle earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 from the University of Washington Seattle WA Dave Low LEED AP Director Sustainability Practices Kidder Mathews Dave Low joined Kidder Mathews Sustainability Practices group after working as a sustainability consultant at Bluegreen Consulting As Director of Sustainability Practices his responsibilities include developing the sustainability strategy for Kidder Mathews and keeping the company on the forefront of sustainability efforts He also handles sustainability projects for clients from LEED projects to Energy Star reporting issues Dave is a LEED accredited professional and his responsibilities include LEED certification management and organizational sustainability analysis He is instrumental in the LEED certification process for projects varying from single floor tenant improvements to high rise apartment buildings Dave s experience includes sustainability assessments and working extensively with clients architects consultants general contractors and suppliers to ensure projects achieve the highest degree of sustainability possible His current and past projects include over 3 5 million square feet of LEED certified space He has been instrumental in helping clients achieve all levels of LEED certification Brian Howe Co Founder The Hub Seattle Brian is Co Founder of Hub Seattle a gathering place for social entrepreneurs taking market oriented approaches to social and environmental issues Hub Seattle provides coworking and meeting spaces trusted referrals targeted events and a vibrant community for sustainably minded individuals and organizations Brian is also a teacher attorney and entrepreneur He founded Vox Legal PLLC Washington s only B Corp certified triple bottom line law firm Working with clients as large as NASA and as small as you the firm limits its practice to providing general counsel to hybrid nonprofit for profit businesses B Corps and global social ventures As an adjunct professor at both Seattle University School of Law and Northwest Graduate University Brian teaches graduate courses in Law and Social Entrepreneurship and Global Development and Social Justice Greg Hanscom Senior Editor Grist Greg Hanscom is a senior editor at Grist specializing in coverage of cities sustainable building and design transportation and urban culture Before joining Grist he was editor in chief of Urbanite a monthly magazine based in Baltimore and before that he edited the regional environmental magazine High Country News His work has appeared in publications across the country and the interwebs and he has edited stories that have won numerous regional and national awards including a coveted George Polk Award and the American Association for the Advancement of Science s Science Journalism Award James Holbery Ph D Founder CEO of GridMobility James Holbery is an engineer with a demonstrated ability to initiate formulate and develop programs that includes team building market development and product delivery with a proven business track record in the energy industrial and advanced material market sectors Dr Holbery is the Founder CEO of GridMobility an energy efficiency smart grid company dedicated to bringing transparency to the grid allowing consumers to choose renewable energy GridMobility featured in Time and news outlets across North America was the 2011 Global Clean Tech Open Smart Power award winner Prior to GridMobility Dr Holbery served five years as a Group Leader Staff Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developing projects in excess of 12M in renewable energy energy harvesting and hydrogen John Plaza Founder and CEO Imperium Renewables As the founder of Imperium Mr Plaza started the company in February 2004 by building Seattle Biodiesel the first commercial scale biodiesel production facility in the Western United States The company s core focus was to develop and build advanced technology for biofuel production which differentiated itself in the market with fuel quality and scale This innovative direction which was led by Mr Plaza helped Imperium to grow significantly over short time period During this period Imperium developed built and now currently operates one of the largest biodiesel production facilities in the world at 100 million gallons per year Imperium Grays Harbor IGH From 2005 to 2007 Mr Plaza as President co led the company s fund raising efforts which led to 126 million in equity funding from Venture Capital Hedge Funds and Private Equity around the world Additionally during this time Mr Plaza co led the company s management team in acquiring a 101 million dollar project finance and working capital structure with Société Générale for the construction and operation of IGH Roger Nyhus President and CEO Nyhus Communications Roger has advised numerous business and government leaders around the world since founding his firm in 1994 Roger s specialties include strategic counsel branding and positioning media relations issues and crises management executive communications community and government relations internal communications and special events Roger s career spans senior leadership roles in both business and government He was the longest serving communications director for Washington Gov Gary Locke and

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    Cascadia Green Building Council Joel joined Cascadia in October 2008 where he continues his work of 15 years in the non profit sector promoting social and environmental sustainability Prior to joining Cascadia Joel directed an environmental organization that partnered with local public and private agencies to protect King County Washington s primary drinking water supply He s also served in various consulting and leadership roles with organizations promoting affordable housing habitat conservation and the arts Joel brings rich experience with and a strong commitment to collaboration with public and private organizations in the stewardship of the region s natural capital Joel holds a masters of urban planning from the University of Washington with an emphasis on sustainable land use and infrastructure Brian Geller Sustainable Designer ZGF Architects Brian has worked for ZGF architects as a sustainable designer since 2008 overseeing sustainable design of major projects at the Seattle office including Seattle s King Street Station and Nintendo of America s new corporate headquarters in Redmond WA He recently won the national Natural Talent Design Competition hosted by the U S Green Building Council Brian currently serves on three technical advisory committees for the City of Seattle Living Buildings Energy Policy and Land Use Planning Brian has a Masters Degree in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Skidmore College Rob Bernard Chief Environmental Strategist Microsoft Rob Bernard is the Chief Environmental Strategist for Microsoft and is responsible for defining and implementing the global strategy for the company s environmental efforts In this role he oversees the company s environmental impact at all levels including working with product groups to create technology innovations in software and hardware that can help enable customers to minimize their impact on the environment helping accelerate scientific breakthrough on environmental issues assuring responsible business practices that work to reduce the company s direct and indirect environmental impact and working with partners in industry government and non government to engage on global environmental issues Molly Phillips Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle After completing a sustainability degree Molly was named Manager of Sustainable Partnerships for all three Seattle Kimpton hotels where she worked on many sustainable initiatives for the hotels She created a pilot program to set companywide standards and metrics for monitoring the hotel s environmental footprint and represented the company on panels roundtable discussions and press interviews The pilot program was then adopted company wide to provide footprint analysis for guest rooms and meetings Molly recently joined Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle as Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility She is currently expanding their PanEarth Program to explore and improve upon all aspects of their environmental and social sustainability Keith Cotton Urban Programs Manager Washington State Department of Transportation Keith Cotton works in the Public Transportation Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation in Olympia Washington As the Urban Programs Manager Keith leads statewide programs and projects focused on reducing drive alone commuting by giving people more and better transportation options His programs public private partnerships between large and small employers local governments and transit agencies provide access to commute options programs for more than 765 000 commuters around the state Ruth Johnston Ph D Associate Vice President Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office University of Washington Ruth Johnston Ph D works at the University of Washington as Associate Vice President for F2 Administration Strategy Management in Finance Facilities In this role Dr Johnston leads the development of strategy and metrics for the organization for process improvement currently using LEAN and is responsible for leadership and staff development Additionally Ruth is responsible for the administratively focused UW Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office and for the UW s Business Diversity Program Ruth is also working as Special Assistant to the Provost leading a UW wide initiative to improve Organizational Effectiveness in central administrative units Lynn Frosch Puget Sound Transportation Services Manager Microsoft Lynn is the Puget Sound Transportation Services Manager at Microsoft in Redmond In overseeing the Commute Intra campus Shuttle and Connector Bus programs for Microsoft Puget Sound Lynn is involved in company local and regional transportation matters These Microsoft programs are in place in order to meet public corporate and social responsibilities as well as help Microsoft meet trip reduction goals specified by the State of Washington CTR Law and the City of Redmond Transportation Management Program Lynn currently serves on the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction board and as Vice President on the Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association board Lewis Rudd President Co Founder Ezells Famous Chicken Under Mr Rudds leadership as President CEO Ezells Famous Chicken has grown to six units a thriving catering business and has built a brand that is recognized nationally Lewis is very active in the Seattle community supporting various organizations He volunteers to speak with students at various schools about career options and opportunities Other institutions have invited him to provide motivational speeches and help design and develop incentive programs to increase GPAs Lewis was elected as Vice President for the Tabor 100 and currently serves on the Board of Directors He is also an active member of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and past member of the Board of Trustees Kevin Daniels President of Nitze Stagen Co Inc and Daniels Development Co LLC Kevin Daniels has over 30 years of real estate experience including leasing development and property management and is the President of Nitze Stagen Co Inc and Daniels Development Co LLC Nitze Stagen focuses on the investment into and Daniels Development the redevelopment of historic structures and community redevelopment projects in Seattle Washington Mr Daniels is recognized as a leading voice for historic preservation in his community and is nationally recognized on the issue of stimulating economic development through preservation efforts Over the last few years his development team has received two National Preservation Awards and numerous local state awards for their work Recently he was named as the first recipient of the Urban Hero award from International Sustainability Institute and received the Washington State Special Achievement Award and the Judge s Choice Award from the National Association of Office Industrial Properties for his work to save the historic First United Methodist Church in Seattle Kathleen Judd Sustainability Lead Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL Kathleen Judd is a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL which she joined in 2000 Her professional experience and research interests include greenhouse gas GHG accounting and management sustainable development technology planning and assessment and stakeholder involvement Kathleen has provided technical leadership in developing PNNL s sustainability strategy and assessing its sustainability performance including leading the development of PNNL s sustainability reports She also provides technical assistance to Federal agencies responding to Executive Order 13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental Energy and Economic Performance including supporting the development of Federal GHG accounting and reporting guidance and assessing the government wide impact of adopting different GHG mitigation strategies David Allen Executive Vice President McKinstry David E Allen is Principal and Executive Vice President of McKinstry a Seattle based construction engineering and facility services firm McKinstry with sales in the 400 million range is the market leader in the Pacific Northwest for design build mechanical construction energy services and facility operation and management In his position David is responsible for the company s Brand development through managing its strategic positioning and overseeing its business development community relations and client service activities David is widely respected for his contributions to creating McKinstry positioning strategy that has resulted in the firm s national reputation as a leader in integrated facility services delivery and engineered solutions in the clean technology sector Steve Klein General Manager Snohomish County PUD Steve Klein was appointed General Manager of Snohomish County PUD on April 10 2006 Before joining the PUD he headed Tacoma Power Mr Klein is recognized for his expertise and vision with smart grid and the integration of advanced telecommunications technology with the electric delivery system He is also a leader in the study and development of renewable energy having been instrumental in the filing of the first permits for the study of tidal and geothermal power systems in the Puget Sound area Valerie Bone Director Corporate Responsibility Pacific Market International PMI Valerie joined PMI in 1995 with 16 years of experience in design product development quality and Corporate Social Responsibility CSR In 1997 Valerie initiated PMI s first CSR program Today she is responsible for overseeing global CSR Liability Philanthropy and Quality functions at PMI Valerie s work at PMI in CSR has enabled PMI to be recognized in its field for its work in this area Most notably are the 2006 2008 American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai Corporate Social Responsibility Awards for CSR program excellence in China Since 1998 Valerie has worked closely with PMI factories to enable continuous improvement on both social and environmental initiatives Valerie was part of the 2005 PMI Environmental Task Force that researched and mapped out environmental initiatives for PMI Sarah H Patterson Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Virginia Mason Medical Center Sarah Patterson has been a member of the leadership team at Virginia Mason Medical Center for more than 27 years and currently serves as the executive vice president and Chief operating officer She has responsibility for all operations of the clinic and hospital along with the Kaizen Promotion Office Human Resources Quality and Compliance Facilities and Pharmaceutical Services Over the past five years she has received extensive training in the Virginia Mason Production System VMPS VMPS is a management method based on manufacturing principles that seeks to continually improve how work is done The training has included four study missions to Japan As part of the executive leadership team she has responsibility for leading the implementation of the Virginia Mason Production System throughout the VM system She maintains certification in Lean methodology Greg Smith Founder and CEO Urban Visions Greg Smith founder and CEO of Urban Visions controls strategic and creative direction for the company As a fifth generation Seattleite Greg is dedicated to preserving Seattle s rich history and distinctive culture By integrating sustainable development practices into all of his projects Greg directly addresses density traffic reduction sprawl and other activities which negatively impact the environment Greg is passionate about sustainable real estate and his forward thinking approach to development helped elevate Seattle on the list of our nation s top green cities Thanks to the success of his Seattle South Downtown Vision Project Greg aided in the rezone of the City Center and South Downtown districts Smith was formerly a principal of Martin Smith Inc which was founded by his father in 1948 he was also president and founder of MSI s subsidiary Martin Smith Development Corporation Eli Reich Leader Alchemy Goods Eli Reich is a sustainable business entrepreneur who leads Alchemy Goods a six year old Seattle based company whose mission is simple Turning useless in useful Collecting waste material from companies across North America Eli and his staff innovate novel designs that turn useless items such as bicycle inner tubes into beautiful durable handbags and other accessories Prior to starting Alchemy Goods Eli worked as a wind energy consultant specializing in turbine testing and wind resource assessment With a B S in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University Eli has a strong background in the numerical analysis of wide ranging problems He now applies these skills to product costing financing and operations at Alchemy Goods In his spare time Eli is an avid bicyclist and Ultimate Frisbee player Rae Anne Rushing President and CEO Rushing Company Is many things a natural leader an engineer an entrepreneur and a visionary With this toolbox of traits starting Rushing Company was the obvious next step to continuing her vision of strong creative sustainable engineering The way she sees it there is no creativity without diversity more than one way of thinking is critical in the development of a successful solution It is her passion for this that led to the evolution of Rushing Company into a diverse multi disciplinary firm constantly seeking new innovative approaches to engineering and sustainability In 1988 Rae Anne graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Mechanical Engineering She worked for as a design engineer and then a Project Director at leading Design Build Mechanical Contractors Janice Boman Community Conservation Manager Seattle City Light Janice Boman currently serves as Community Conservation Manager for Seattle City Light the City of Seattle s municipal electric utility Her twenty nine year career spans a broad scope of experience in energy use analysis market transformation and the development of innovative marketing and communication campaigns Her inspiration for protecting natural resources was attendance at the first Earth Day celebration in Seattle back in 1970 She channeled that passion into a focus on energy conservation and renewable energy supporting Seattle s leadership in this arena In 1995 Janice received the Electric Power Research Institute EPRI National End Use Leadership Award for her early development of market initiatives for efficient appliances Joanie Parsons President Parsons Public Relations Joanie Parsons is the President of Parsons Public Relations a Seattle based full service strategic communications firm that serves a select roster of forward thinking clients both local and national With a deep history of leading and facilitating the complex and fast evolving green conversation Joanie and her company have won several awards for their commitment to social and environmental sustainability In addition Joanie is a noted speaker on green communications as well as emerging trends in marketing and public relations The firm has established a company giving program GoodWorks through which over one percent of the firms gross profit is donated annually to a variety of organizations and causes Joe Mc Swiney President Cascade Designs Inc Joe Mc Swiney is President of Cascade Designs Inc owners of the Therm a Rest MSR Platypus and SealLine outdoor gear brands He previously served as General Manager of European operations Joe if of Irish nationality and an Engineer by training He was a founder board member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association and has served on the management committee of the Outdoor Industry Association s OIA Eco Working Group creators of the Eco Index He currently sits on the OIA Trade Advisory Committee and was formerly Vice President of the Irish Exporters Association Steve Grose Administrative Director of Support Services Virginia Mason Medical Center Stephen is the Administrative Director of Support Services at Virginia Mason Medical Center In 2006 Stephen was asked to develop Virginia Mason Medical Center s organizational sustainability program which has been named EnviroMason In 2010 Virginia Mason Medical Center became a founding member to the Seattle 2030 District and was awarded the Green Washington Award for Healthcare Stephen has recently been chosen for the BetterBricks Award which celebrates the achievements of standout leaders whose work supports the design and operations of high performance buildings throughout the Northwest Chase Mueller Footwear Operations Manager Brooks Sports Inc Chase Mueller is responsible for developing and implementing sustainable supply chain initiatives internally and externally to manage capacity constraints minimize inventory investment develop suppliers understanding of environmental considerations enhance planning processes and reduce waste in the supply chain His interest in seeking a common approach to measuring the sustainable position of a product or process led to his involvement in the Outdoor Industry Association Eco Working Group He has been actively engaged in the development of the guidelines and indicator tools that ground the framework for the Eco Index Dave Cook Principal GeoEngineers Inc Dave has a broad environmental and geological consulting background spanning 20 years with GeoEngineers He currently leads GeoEngineers sustainability initiatives with responsibility for internal green team initiatives and external solutions based on new innovations in earth science and engineering practices as they relate to low impact development such as land recycling through brownfields redevelopment land revitalization through a natural systems approach construction waste surface and rainwater recycling and reuse and other innovative water resource impact mitigation strategies In addition to managing hundreds of contaminated site cleanups in his career he currently oversees energy reduction strategies such as directing ground source heat pump pilot studies feasibility analyses and ground loop design Dave is responsible for GeoEngineers Ground Source Heat Pump Research and Development group which is leading the industry in ground loop design and efficiency The objective of the R D is to use GeoEngineers geologic and hydrogeologic knowledge and thermal modeling expertise to optimize designs so that first costs are reduced and long term performance is enhanced Nicole Trimble Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Coinstar Inc Nicole Trimble is Coinstar Inc s first Director of Corporate Social Responsibility She is responsible for designing the CSR strategy and developing programs in support of the company s community engagement philanthropy and environmental sustainability initiatives She is a visionary leader with diverse experiences in the national service nonprofit and philanthropy arenas including her most recent position as a Program Officer at the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation making grants to address the needs of vulnerable children youth and families with a special focus on improving the college completion rate of low income young adults Nicole earned her undergraduate degree in business from Miami University and a graduate degree in education policy from Harvard University She lives in Seattle Washington and is the mother of two young sons Jayson Antonoff Sustainable Infrastructure and Energy Climate Change Policy Advisor City of Seattle Department of Planning Development Jayson is the Energy and Climate Change Advisor for the City of Seattle s Green Building Team He is lead for the Dept of Planning and Development on several of the city s most important initiatives including the Building Performance Scorecard the analysis and revision of existing building codes which inhibit energy efficiency and cross departmental development of an electric car infrastructure Through Aalborg University in Denmark he received a Master s degree in Renewable Energy Planning one of the few such programs in the world

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    projects both domestically and internationally Sheri also managed Costcos participation in a private public collaboration to develop and build a replicable affordable and high quality early learning center for children and families Sheri has been a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at various universities in the Pacific Northwest discussing topics related to business ethics and sustainability She is a past Board Member of the Foundation for Early Learning and served on the Governor s Commission on Early Learning for Washington State Nik Blosser Co Founder President Celilo Group Nik Blosser started Celilo Group Media Inc a Portland Oregon based media company with the mission of expanding markets for sustainable products Celilos primary media property are the EcoMetro consumer guides which include printed resource and coupon guides in Portland Seattle Californias Bay Area and Minneapolis and ecometro com which features city specific green business directories product listings and local bloggers helping people find the best of green and local in their communities Nik has been a leading voice in the sustainable business arena for the past decade in the Pacific Northwest shaping both political and business perspectives around the economic opportunities surrounding sustainability He is an expert on green marketing integrating sustainable business sectors and using policy to address environmental and sustainability issues Nik is co founder of the Oregon Business Association and is the Chairman of the family business Sokol Blosser Winery Jemae Hoffman Lead for Sustainable Transportation and Climate Change Seattle Department of Transportation Jemae is the Seattle Department of Transportations lead on Sustainable Transportation and Climate Change Prior to her current position Jemae managed the City of Seattles Mobility Management and Plan Implementation teams These teams develop policy and implement plans for Parking and Transportation Demand Management and Freight Transit Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Her work includes coordinating efforts with other transportation economic land use and community development staff Jemae has over 15 years of experience in transportation policy and over 20 years of experience in managing programs and contracts Before coming to her job at the City she was Executive Director of the Transportation Choices Coalition a statewide non profit advocacy group Jemae created and managed several innovative trip reduction projects including Way to Go Seattle where families received an economic incentive to give up their extra car She is a graduate of Cornell University Aaron Fairchild Principal G2B Ventures Aaron began his career in residential real estate finance at Continental Savings Bank and Pacific Crest Savings Bank where he worked in many capacities including commercial and residential finance recruiting training and managing Loan Officers and electronic and loan committee Underwriting Throughout his career in real estate finance he has been involved in providing more than 250 million of financing for a wide variety of local real estate acquisitions Aaron has been working within the Seattle community over the past four years to create energy efficient consumer financing solutions for existing buildings He serves on former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels Existing Buildings Green Building Task Force works as a consultant to ShoreBank Enterprise Cascadia on the development of a revolving loan fund designed for residential energy efficient retrofits and recently he worked with Puget Sound Energy in their Residential Energy Efficiency Department Gabriel Scheer Founder Re Vision Labs In 2008 Gabriel founded Re Vision Labs a social enterprise that provides comprehensive community building products and strategies for world changing projects in global development education government and finance RVL offers innovative strategic design coupled with appropriate application of social media community organizing innovative storytelling and collaborative software solutions to solve complex problems In 2003 he founded Seattle Greendrinks a non profit dedicated to convening and growing Seattles environmental community In five years he has grown the organization from an initial mailing list of 20 people to one of over 3 200 has attracted over 50 sponsors and in June 2008 he produced a celebration of the organizations fifth anniversary that drew a crowd of over 1 000 people making Seattle Greendrinks one of the largest such organizations of over 500 worldwide Kevin Maas Founder Farm Power Kevin Maas founded Farm Power with his brother Daryl in 2007 while completing an MBA in Sustainable Business at Bainbridge Graduate Institute Since then they have built relationships with dairy farmers throughout Northwest Washington while also working with environmental regulatory and community groups Their first anaerobic digester west of Mount Vernon has been operating since August 2009 and they continue to develop other projects Jamie Cheney Director Commute Seattle Jamie Cheney has over 20 years experience providing business solutions to Seattle companies At Flexcar the Seattle based car sharing company she developed business value propositions and strategies that grew Seattle as the leading U S market for car sharing in the business environment As general manager of Zipcar she lead operations marketing sales and customer service strategies to create change in the way that individuals and businesses relate to vehicle ownership Now as director of Commute Seattle Jamie works to reduce commute trips into downtown Seattle by helping employers implement commuter transporation strategies that align with their business values culture and budget Marty McDonald Founder and Creative Director egg Marty McDonald is a thought leader in the field of brand development and sustainability He is the founder and Creative Director of egg a 6 year old Seattle firm specializing in brand development and communications for sustainable brands Marty has 20 years of national advertising agency experience with numerous Cannes Lions Effies and Clios under his belt for clients ranging from industry leaders like Stonyfield Farm Coca Cola and Southwest Airlines to next generation renewable energy start ups like Southwest Windpower Ricardo Rabago Social Media Specialist PCC Natural Markets Ricardo has been using media socially since the early 1990s He s been online since the early 1980s on various CompuServe bulletin boards posted on Usenet built web sites and participated in virtual environments since the early 1990s Since then he has helped politicians non profits corporations and others use online social media to share their story online utilizing technologies like ebooks enewsletter audio video streaming and podcasting Today serving as a consumer owned natural food co operative Buzz Agent through the use of social media including blogs vlogs Twitter Facebook Friendfeed and more Encouraging advising and contributing to the use of social media tools and outreach Providing counsel to marketing or division counterparts on consumer messaging and strategy as it relates to consumers perception of the co operative online Brian Lagerberg Washington State Department of Transportation Brian has worked on strategies to improve Washington State s transportation system since 1989 An employee of the Washington State Department of Transportation since 1996 he is currently the Assistant Director of WSDOT s Public Transportation Division He oversees Urban and High Capacity Programs including demand management construction traffic management park and ride lots vanpooling commute trip reduction GTECs and transportation energy policy Brian has been part of the state s Commute Trip Reduction team since 1992 and currently serves as chair to the Governor convened CTR Board Kate Davies Director Center for Creative Change Antioch University Seattle Kate Davies has a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford University 1981 and an MA in cultural anthropology and social change from the California Institute for Integral Studies 2002 Kate has worked on sustainability and social change for all of her career In the 1980s she set up and managed the City of Toronto s Environmental Protection Office the first local government environmental office in Canada and the 1990s she established and directed a successful environmental policy consulting company which provided services to the Canadian federal government and international agencies Since moving to Seattle in 2002 she has been employed at Antioch University Seattle and served on several non profit boards including the Steering Committee of the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative the Institute for Children s Environmental Health Washington Toxics Coalition Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation and the Collaborative for Health and Environment Washington She is currently completing a book provisionally titled People and Pollution The Past Present and Future Possibilities of the Environmental Health Movement Hugh O Neill Lean and Green Project Manager Washington State Department of Ecology Hugh has worked on pollution prevention waste reduction issues for over two decades and has helped to develop and manage several business assistance services at Ecology including toxic chemical use waste and emission reduction water and wastewater reduction through Ecology s engineering efficiency program in partnership with WSU UW and utilities energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction and in partnership with Washington Manufacturing Services Lean and Green assistance Paulo Nunes Ueno Director of Transportation Seattle Children s Hospital Research Foundation Paulo is director of transportation for Seattle Children s one of the nation s top pediatric hospitals and research institutes With over 23 sites around the region and over 5 000 staff Seattle Children s has been a leader in progressive transportation programs winning 6 Diamond Awards for outstanding commute programs and several governor s awards for excellence in transportation demand management He holds a bachelor s degree from New York University and a Master s in Public Administration from the University of Washington Bob Donegan President Ivars and Kidd Valley Bob works at Ivar s offices on Pier 54 where Ivar s has been based since 1938 He has been with Ivar s for 13 years and has seen the company grow from 37 to 62 locations and into many major sports stadiums in the region In addition Ivar s produced enough of its famous white clam chowder in its plant near Boeing s Mukilteo plant last year to fill 14 777 200 s or if stacked in 8 ounce cups as tall as 138 Mt Rainiers Bob grew up in Milwaukee graduated from the first UW in Madison met his wife in graduate school in Connecticut and moved to Seattle in 1984 so she could teach in the business school at the second UW Prior to Ivar s Bob worked with Peet s Coffee and Tea in its Bay Area headquarters Maud Daudon President Seattle Northwest Securities Corporation Maud Daudon joined Seattle Northwest Securities Corporation SNW on February 1 2002 On August 24 2006 the Board of Directors of SNW appointed her Chief Executive Officer and President promoting her from the position of Managing Director of Investment Banking and Municipal Sales and Trading Prior to joining SNW Ms Daudon served for four years as Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff for the City of Seattle focusing on overall City strategy public safety labor issues budget information technology and personnel Prior to this role Ms Daudon was the Chief Financial Officer for the Port of Seattle for six years and held other finance related positions for another two years Alicia Daniels Uhlig Director of Sustainability GGLO Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an Architect with over 15 years of professional experience in sustainable design In 2005 she joined GGLO a multi disciplinary design firm with an established reputation for creating vibrant community environments in the Pacific Northwest and California As Director of Sustainability Alicia spearheads internal sustainability initiatives including research operations and education efforts and leads client driven projects from charrette facilitation and LEED administration to technical design Alicia assists clients that have a full range of experience from those starting their first sustainable project to others who are leading the market She explores and advances sustainable design opportunities in projects ranging from mixed use developments market rate and affordable housing to hospitality and renovation of historic and contemporary buildings Michael R Thomas II Chief of Operations Cochran Inc Michael R Thomas II has over 16 years of experience in the electrical and technologies industry He is currently the Chief of Operations for Cochran Inc s Technologies Division overseeing daily operations for Cochran s Audio Visual Communications Security and Strategic Technologies services throughout the Pacific Northwest including locations in Seattle Portland and Spokane Mike is also a LEED Green Associate and heads Cochran s Sustainability Taskforce the driving force behind many of Cochran s sustainability initiatives including carbon footprint analysis reduction of energy consumption sustainable operating practices new technology development and environmental stewardship Joseph Whinney Founder Theo Chocolate Joseph Whinney has deep roots and profound expertise in the global realm of cacao After working with cacao growers in the tropics of Central America and Africa for many years Joe recognized that the environmental degradation of the tropical rainforest and accompanying economic adversity endured by cacao farmers could only be addressed via economic solutions In 1994 as a bullishly resolute 25 year old Joe pioneered the importation of organic cocoa beans into North America paving the way for the manufacture and supply of organic chocolate products in the United States Combining his passion for cacao with a desire to foster the fair trade cause over a decade later Theo s manufacturing process and products reflect Joe s long term vision and tenacity The same integrity and creativity that have consistently characterized Joe s commitment to supporting growers worldwide are echoed in Theo s flavor profiles packaging and ultimately taste Joyce LaValle Senior Vice President Interface Americas alumni A veteran in the commercial interiors industry and advocate for environmental sustainability Joyce is Senior Vice President of Customer and Associate Engagement and took on the additional role as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Interface Americas in 2008 As SVP of Associate and Customer Engagement she is responsible for developing and enhancing initiatives designed to strengthen the company s ties among associates and customers She has had an integral role in implementing a strengths based leadership and development program within the company Currently she leads InterfaceFLOR s marketing and outreach efforts to end users Tina Stotz Manager of Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives Holland America Line Tina is currently up to her elbows completing Holland America Line s first ever sustainability report Prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative s G3 Guidelines this document will inform stakeholders about the company s practices regarding employees safety environmental protection product responsibility and community Tina has been employed by Holland America Line for 5 years and initially joined the company to help them build an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system while more recently she managed their project to test the use of sea water scrubbing technology on the ms Zaandam Tina has been working to protect the environment for more than 25 years in government consulting and other private industry positions She holds Master s Degrees in geology and public administration and serves on the board of the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle Heidi Reys Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Sustainability Waggener Edstrom Worldwide As a vice president with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Heidi collaborates with the agency s advisory board in the development measurement and monitoring of the agency s strategic plan This includes managing the systems for cascading the plan and corresponding scorecards throughout their worldwide business units She is also responsible for leading the agency s global sustainability programs to reduce their environmental footprint which involves the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions setting quantifiable annual targets for reduction developing programs to reduce reuse and recycle and reporting results via the agency s Corporate Responsibility Report Molly Ray Manager of Sustainable Partnerships Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Molly Ray was recently appointed as the new Manager of Sustainable Partnerships for Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Previously Molly held a similar role with Seattle Kimpton hotels working on many sustainable initiatives She created a pilot program to set companywide standards and metrics for monitoring the hotel s environmental footprint She represented the company on panels roundtable discussions and press interviews for publications such as Green Lodging News and HotelWorld She has been involved with preparation for Green Seal Certification and created the Kimpton Sustainable Partnership program which rewarded companies for their sustainable efforts and operations with discounts on hotel room nights She is now implementing similar sustainably focused programs and initiatives at the Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle She graduated from Bainbridge Graduate Institute s Certificate in Sustainable Business program in 2008 Rich Feldman Pacific Northwest Regional Manager Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation eTec As Senior Policy Advisor for Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels he developed the Mayor s nationally recognized electric vehicle agenda Because of Rich s efforts Seattle was selected as a 2009 E Visionary City by the World Electric Vehicle Association one of the first launch markets for Nissan s LEAF and one of five regions in the country to participate in the US Department of Energy s 200 million EV charging infrastructure demonstration project Mark Morford Partner Stoel Rives J Mark Morford is a member of Stoel Rives LLP with more than 25 years of experience as an environmental attorney Mark is one of the most experienced and respected environmental attorneys in the Pacific Northwest He has in depth experience with the full range of environmental issues that face industrial energy forest products and agricultural facilities including water quality air quality waste management radioactive materials management endangered species issues and cleanups He works closely with regulatory agencies and trade organizations in the development of sensible and responsible environmental laws and assists clients in developing corporate strategies for meeting environmental obligations with limited resources Mark chairs the Stoel Rives Sustainability Committee Sandra Mallory Program Manager City Green Building Sandra Mallory is the Program Manager for City Green Building Seattle s green building program within the Department of Planning and Development She leads the team to develop the programs and policies that will make green building standard practice in Seattle Recent work has included the development and implementation of green permitting processes establishing a standard for energy performance measurement disclosure for commercial and multi family buildings and the creation of a methodology for the ongoing analysis of green building energy water and waste savings Sandra is the project manager for multiple research initiatives including the cost of green in both market rate and affordable multi family housing and comparing the energy reduction impacts compared to code of green

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