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2014 Speaker Roster

The GoGreen team is diligently working to build a renowned speaker line-up of leaders and influencers for 2014. Stay tuned for updates on this year's roster! In the meantime, check out our 2013 line-up below and consider submitting a case study or session proposal if you'd like to see yourself on stage in April.

2013 Keynote Speaker

Dow Constantine | King County Executive  

Dow Constantine

As a Councilmember in 2006, he co-authored a Climate Motion committing to county actions to reduce climate pollution and prepare for the impacts of climate change. As Executive, he outlined the next wave of King County climate change priorities in the 2012 Climate Motion. King County provides transit service to more than 100 million passengers and operates 175 miles of regional trails, giving easy alternatives to commuting alone. In 2011, the county purchased 178 hybrid buses and 25 electric vehicles, and installed 36 electric vehicle charging stations. Dow knows that meaningful progress on reducing climate pollution can only happen through partnerships with other governments, businesses and residents. In 2011, he kicked off the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration. He supports King County programs like EnviroStars and Built Green that promote businesses with sustainable practices.

2013 Plenary Speakers

Christie True | Department Director, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, King County, Washington  

Christie True

Christie has proven to be a leader in positive community engagement, managing change and being dedicated to continuous system improvement. Christie is known for her experience in establishing processes to better manage and deliver complex projects and budgets, and for her technical expertise and analytical approach to challenges. In 2006, she was named Local Official of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders for her work on the Brightwater project.

Larry Frank, PhD | President, Urban Design 4 Health & Bombardier Chairholder in Sustainable Transportation at the University of British Columbia  

Larry Frank

Over the past decade Dr. Frank has been working directly with local governments to help translate results from research into practice based tools that can provide direct feedback on the health and environmental impacts of alternative transportation and land development proposals.

Amy Snover | Assistant Dean, Applied Research Director, Climate Impacts Group, College of the Environment, University of Washington  

Amy Snover

David Giuliani | Co-Founder & Board Chair of Washington Business Alliance  

David Giuliani

Tamara "TJ" Dicaprio | Sr. Director, Environmental Sustainability at Microsoft Corporation   

TJ Dicaprio

She brings an educational background of Environmental Studies and Energy from the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduate work in Sustainable Business and Government Policy Administration from Marylhurst University. TJ is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Climate Change Officers, helping to develop the profession of climate change professionals.
On a personal note, TJ is a certified pilot and enjoys sailing. She has led several expeditions piloting aircraft across the Americas and Africa, and sailed extensively off the coast of Croatia, French Polynesia, Marquesas, North America, St. Martin, and Turkey. TJ is a member of the Board of Directors of Forterra Land Conservation Organization; Steering Committee member of the Environmental Studies Department at UCSB; Keystone member of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum; and an active member of the Explorer's Club.

Bellamy Pailthorp | Environment Reporter, KPLU Public Radio   

Bellamy Pailthorp

Matt Larson | Mayor, City of Snoqualmie

Matt Larson

The Seattle summit was the largest-ever meeting of American mayors devoted solely to climate protection. He actively applies his knowledge and enthusiasm for sustainability to city initiatives and programs. As the Mayor of Snoqualmie, his highest priority is to protect and maintain a high quality of life for Snoqualmie citizens by providing responsive, comprehensive, and sustainable city services.

Joan McBride | Mayor, City of Kirkland  

Joan McBride

John Marchione | Mayor, City of Redmond

John Marchione

Regionally, Mayor Marchione is chair of the Cascade Water Alliance, serves on the boards of Sound Transit and Sound Cities Association (SCA), and he represents SCA as a member on the Puget Sound Regional Council's Executive Board and Operations Board. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Medic One/EMS Levy Reauthorization Advisory Task Force. Nationally, Mayor Marchione was recently selected to serve on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Infrastructure Financing for Cities Task Force Before his election as mayor, John Marchione served on the City Council for four years. He has over 20 years of professional experience in local government working in finance, capital projects, water quality and supply, and economic development. He has worked for the cities of Snoqualmie, Kent and Federal Way and the King County Budget Office. John earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington (1987) and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Seattle University (1985).

Liz Dunn | Principal, Dunn & Hobbes LLC

Liz Dunn

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 Dilloway

Alma Lorraine Bone Constable | Founder and CEO, TayaSola   

Alma Lorraine Bone Constable

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 Smith

Zeke Spier | Executive Director, Social Justice Fund in Seattle  

Zeke Spier

2013 Featured Speakers

Dune Ives | Founder Milepost Consulting

Dune Ives

Gary Kaplan | Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Mason Health System  

Gary Kaplan

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  

Amee Quiriconi

Brooke Bascom | Communications Director, King County Healthy Incentives  

Brooke Bascom

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

Jessie Israel | King County Wastewater Treatment Division  

Jessie Israel

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

Holly Houser | Executive Director, Puget Sound Bike Share  

Holly Houser

Matt Hansen | Supervisor, Market Development, King County Metro   

Matt Hansen

Hilary Franz | Executive Director, Futurewise  

Hilary Franz

Dave Bell P.E. | Quality Control Manager, Lakeside Industries  

Dave Bell

Sophia Cavalli | Supplier Diversity Officer, Multnomah County  

Sophia Cavalli

Kris Beatty | LinkUp, King County Solid Waste Division  

Kris Beatty

Dr. Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH | Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health, and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences  

Howard Frumkin

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

Matt Lerner | Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Walk Score   

Matt Lerner

Aubrey Batchelor | Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Coordinator, University of Washington  

Aubrey Batchelor

Aubrey serves on the Intercollegiate Athletics Green Team working to reduce game day waste for all Husky athletic events. Aubrey has a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Washington where she participated in atmospheric chemistry research related to climate change in Salvador, Brazil. Aubrey has previously worked with the International Respiratory and Severe Illness Center, a collaboration among global health doctors and governmental programs aimed at reducing the burden of illness in low resource areas worldwide.

Gregory Heller | Client Engagement Manager, EnergySavvy  

Gregory Heller

Teresa Burrelsman | Principal, Site Story

Teresa Burrelsman

Steve Webb | Corporate Communications Director, RelayRides  

Steve Webb

Bart Kale | Environmental Safety Manager, Nucor Steel  

Bart Kale

Andrea Learned | Author, Speaker and Sustainability-Focused Communications Strategist  

Andrea Learned

Troy Hutson | Director of Customer Solutions and Continuous Improvement, Puget Sound Energy  

Troy Hutson

He is a seasoned executive with demonstrated leadership, management, continuous improvement, fundraising, strategic planning, policy/advocacy, and implementation skills, and his recent positions include: Information Technology Special Projects Manager at King County, Assistant Secretary at the state Department of Social and Health Services, and Executive Director/Vice President at the Washington State Hospital association. Troy has a Nursing Degree from Seattle University and a law degree from the University of Washington.

Paige Pauli | Co-Founder & Designer, WhichBus  

Paige Pauli

Paul Andersson | Program Administrator, City of Bellevue, Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Paul Andersson

Mary Evans | Director of Public Sector Services, Waste Management Pacific Northwest Region  

Mary Evans

Ms. Evans holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Marketing from Georgetown University, Washington DC and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of California.

Valerie Bone | Director of Corporate Responsibility, Pacific Market International Worldwide

Valerie Bone

In that same year, Valerie's team set nine Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that drive and document environmental and social improvements in their offices and supply chain. In 2010, Valerie led a team of both employees and consultants that produced PMI's first CSR Report per GRI guidelines. Valerie is a member of the following professional organizations: American Society for Quality, Business for Social Responsibility, International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Advisory Council and Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability.

2013 Emcees

Leslie Helm | Editor, Seattle Business Magazine  

Leslie Helm

Nik Blosser | Co-founder and President, Celilo Group Media  

Nik Blosser

He was the founding Publisher of Sustainable Industries business magazine in 2003. Celilo Group Media's publications have been recognized with several awards including the 2007 Cecil D. Andrus Leadership Award for Sustainability and Conservation, the first ever Aveda Environmental Award for the magazine industry, a BEST Award from the City of Portland, A Founder of the Northwest Award and several Utne Independent Press Award nominations. Nik is also co-founder and current Board Chair of the Oregon Business Association. He was appointed by two Oregon governors to serve on the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission, which included service as Vice-Chair of the Commission. Nik received his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in aeronautical engineering and English from Stanford University. Nik is married to Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury and resides in Portland, Oregon with their three children.

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