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2016 Keynotes

Dow Constantine | King County Executive  

Dow Constantine

Molly Moon Neitzel | Founder and CEO, Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream  

Molly Moon

Edward Murray | Mayor of Seattle  

Edward Murray

Gifford Pinchot III | Founder & President Emeritus, Pinchot University  

Gifford Pinchot

2016 Speakers

Ash Awad | Chief Market Officer, McKinstry

Ash Awad

Martha Barkman | Vice President of Development, Mack Urban

Martha Barkman

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

Nik Blosser

For the past decade in the Pacific Northwest Nik has been a leading voice in the sustainable business arena, shaping both political and business perspectives around the economic opportunities surrounding sustainability. 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.

Travis Bryan | Chief Operating Officer, OneEnergy    Certified B Corporation

Travis Bryan

Peter Chambers | Manager, Environmental Performance Product Development, The Boeing Company  

Peter Chambers

Carol Cooper | Metro Market Development Supervisor, King County   

Carol Cooper

Ryan Croft | Co-Founder, TransitScreen  

Ryan Croft

Brenna Davis | Director of Sustainability, Virginia Mason  

Brenna Davis

Brenna's reach and commitment extends beyond Virginia Mason's facilities. In 2013, she founded the Pacific Northwest Health Care Sustainability Roundtable, in order to create a collaborative dialogue in the local Health Care industry. In 2014, she facilitated and led the process that created the Washington Climate Declaration. The same year, she co-founded and became chair of the Washington Business for Climate Action, a group of businesses collaborating to act on climate. Also in 2014, she was invited to advise the Obama Administration on climate resilience during the White House Health Care Climate Resiliency Roundtable facilitated by John Podesta. In 2015, she presented on health care climate action at the White House Summit on Climate and Health, urging other health care organizations to engage in climate advocacy. In the end of 2015, she presented at the French Health Care Federation's Low Carbon Conference at COP21 in Paris.

Chris Davis | Senior Advisor for Energy and Carbon Markets, The Office of Governor Jay Inslee   

Chris Davis

He was appointed by Washington Governor Gregoire to her Blue Ribbon Commission on Ocean Acidification and the Ecosystem Coordination Board of the Puget Sound Partnership. Chris has worked in a number of areas of natural resources and conservation planning. He also spent 7 years working in Russia on sustainable economic development before returning to get a Master's Degree in Geography and Resource Management from the University of Washington.

Tamara "TJ" Dicaprio | Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, 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.

Perry England | Vice President Building Performance, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions  

Perry England

Perry is a founding member and acting Treasurer of the Seattle 2030 District, Executive Committee Member for Emerald Cities Seattle and Board of Director and Treasurer for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. He also serves as an advisor to Governor Jay Inslee's Carbon Pollution Accountability efforts and is the Chair for the State of Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.

Stacy Flynn | CEO and Co-Founder, Evrnu  

Stacy Flynn

Ben Franz-Knight | Executive Director, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority  

Ben Franz-Knight

Nicole Freedman | Co-Director, Chief of Active Transportation, City of Seattle   

Nicole Freedman

KC Golden | Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Solutions  

KC Golden

KC was one of Seattle Magazine's "Power 25" most influential people, and its #1 "Eco-Hero." In 2012, he received the Heinz Award for Public Policy for his lifetime achievement as a climate advocate and policy architect. KC earned his Bachelor's Degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he received a Master's in Public Policy.

Kathy Hattori | President, Botanical Colors   

Kathy Hattori

She has consulted on the design of an eco-dyehouse in Kenya, a USDA grant on the feasibility of growing natural dye plants in the southeast US and developed a new natural dye knitting yarn line for The Skacel Collection. She teaches and lectures about natural dyes and has written articles for the Turkey Red Journal and is sought after as a speaker about the status of natural dyes in global textile production.

Tommy Hayes | Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft  

>Tommy Hayes

Marlon Herrera | Master Public Administration & Master Urban Planning Candidate, University of Washington  

Marlon Herrera

Soo-Rae Hong | Director of Sustainable Business Development, SOURCE Denim   

Soo-Rae Hong

Duane Jonlin | Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, Seattle Department of Planning and Development  

Duane Jonlin

Kati Kallins | [e]Team Environmental Design and Construction Portfolio Project Integrator, Google  

>Kati Kallins

Wendy Korthuis-Smith | Director, Results Washington  

Wendy Korthuis-Smith

Jill Mangaliman | Executive Director, Got Green  

Jill Mangaliman

Jenny Martinez | Facilities Manager, MG2  

>Jenny Martinez

Colleen McAleer | President, Washington Business Alliance  

Colleen McAleer

Bree Moore | Transportation & Life Safety Program Administrator, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  

Bree Moore

Erin Nelson | Co-Director, Seattle Good Business Network and Seattle Made   

Erin Nelson

Amelia Nestler, Ph.D. | Project Manager, Northwest Green Chemistry  

Amelia Nestler

Sarah Ogier | Office of Sustainability and Innovation Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment Division, King County  

Sarah Ogier

Kim Otto | Founder, Moon Valley Organics    Certified B Corporation

Kim Otto

Brett Phillips | Director of Sustainability, Unico Properties  

Brett Phillips

Ryan Popple | Chief Executive Officer, Proterra  

Ryan Popple

Committed to moving the industry forward, Ryan serves on the EV Strategic Council working on long-term strategic planning for the transition to clean vehicles. He also serves on the Transportation Committee of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group focusing on policy advisory at the federal, state and local level to advance clean energy and other transportation technology. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the College of William & Mary and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Mary Rose | Co-Director, Network for Business Innovation + Sustainability (NBIS)  

Mary Rose

Michelle Rupp | CPCU & Owner, NRG Insurance    Certified B Corporation

Michelle Rupp

Stephanie Ryan | Director of Community Development, B Lab  

Stephanie Ryan

Mike Schaefer | President, Soaring Heart Natural Bed Co.  

>Mike Schaefer

King County estimates that one ton of discarded mattresses equal 19 tons of landfill space - because mattresses don't compress, regardless of how deep they may be buried. Finding ways to build products which are biodegradable, and backed with 20 year warranties and a commitment to refurbish/rebuild your mattress for your lifetime has to be part of our community's future.

Amarpreet Sethi | Sustainability Lead Pacific Northwest, DLR Group  

>Amarpreet Sethi

Her background in architecture and engineering allows her to have a holistic view, looking for strategies and means that provide solutions for not only improved energy efficiency but also improved indoor environmental quality (daylighting, air quality, acoustics and thermal comfort) increased floor area solutions, and reduced maintenance ideas.

Sarah Severn | Principal, Sarah Severn Consulting; Strategic Advisor, Washington Business for Climate Action  

Sarah Severn

Stacy Smedley | Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building; CEO, The SEED Collaborative  

Stacy Smedley

Stacy is committed to educating and engaging children and her community on sustainable design and has served in various volunteer and mentorship roles, including a founding member of Washington Businesses for Climate Action, Membership Chair for the Seattle Branch of Cascadia Green Building Council, Regional Emerging Professionals Recruitment Chair for USGBC, Sustainable Design and Curriculum Consultant to Northshore School District, and 2013 Scholar in Residence for the National Association of Independent Schools Summit on the Environment. She also volunteers at various K-12 public and private schools, offering sustainable design workshops that engage students to think creatively and apply Living Building Challenge principles to design spaces that they would like to learn in and from. Stacy was named a Living Building Challenge Hero in 2012.

Megan Smith | Director of Climate and Energy Initiatives, Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine  

Megan Smith

Brooke Steger | General Manager, Uber PNW  

Brooke Steger

Richard Stevenson | President and COO, Westin Building Exchange   

Richard Stevenson

Matias Valenzuela, Ph.D. | Director, Office of Equity and Social Justice, King County  

Matias Valenzuela

Susan Wickwire | Executive Director, Seattle 2030 District  

Susan Wickwire

Zach Wilkinson | Co-founder, Tidal Vision USA   

Zach Wilkinson


Greg Hanscom | Editor-in-Chief, Crosscut  

Greg Hanscom

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