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GoGreen Conference Phoenix

What We Do. Why We're Here.

The GoGreen Conference, created and organized by Social Enterprises, is a sustainability learning experience for business and government decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind.

Cities

From humble beginnings in the Pacific Northwest, we've taken our message nationwide — sustainability is good for the planet AND the bottom line.

Want to bring the GoGreen Conference to your city? Contact us at cities@gogreenconference.net to start a dialogue with the organizing team.

Advisory Team

Our city-specific advisory teams ensure that GoGreen is able to build an experience that is timely and relevant to the region's economy, environmental issues, market opportunities and culture by providing guidance, connections and insights into each community we serve.

Philip McNeely | Manager, Office of Environmental Programs, City of Phoenix

Philip McNeely

His responsibilities include oversight of the city's air quality programs, Brownfields Land Recycling Program, city soil and groundwater remediation projects, Clean Water Act 404 Regulatory Program, and the city Pollution Prevention and Hazardous Waste Programs. Prior to joining the City of Phoenix, he worked at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for 10 years as the Director of the Tank Programs Division and managed Arizona's Superfund Program. Mr. McNeely has a Masters Degree in geology from the University of Florida and is an Arizona Registered Geologist, and a LEED, AP.

Jennifer Mellor | Vice President of Program Development, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Mellor

Jennifer is also involved with several local non-profit organizations including Special Olympics Arizona and the United Way. She serves on the board of Alliance for Audience as the Treasurer. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience in accounting in various roles.

Talonya Adams | Board Chair, Project Rising Phoenix

Talonya Adams

A Committee is designed to inform and advise the Mayor of sustainable, smarter, innovative initiatives, opportunities and best practices for the City of Phoenix. She is passionate about smart cities, public policy, meditation and food.

Martin Tull | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance

Martin Tull

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

Ann Becker | Chief Sustainability Officer, Arizona Public Service

Ann Becker

Before becoming Associate General Counsel, Ann spent a year working with the Senior Vice President of Fossil Generation to develop and implement the Fossil Operations Model that defines and guides how that organization does business. Prior to joining the Pinnacle West Law Department in 2001, Ann practiced with the law firm of Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Becker serves on the Executive Board of Central Arizona Shelter Services and chairs the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce's Agriculture, Water and Environment Committee. Becker graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University Law School in 1992, and from the University of Northern Iowa with highest honors in 1989.

Patricia Reiter | Director, Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

>Patricia Reiter

She led the effort to identify priorities and articulate a vision of GIOS 3.0 that provided the context for the seven programs funded by this transformative investment. Through her cultivation of prospective investors, management of the Board of Directors for Sustainability at ASU, and collaborations with faculty, students and staff she built a strong foundation for moving GIOS forward. Reiter initially joined the ASU Foundation as special adviser, board liaison and chief of staff to the ASU Foundation President. She was also involved in the design and business strategy for SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. Prior to joining the foundation, Reiter led large teams of staff and consultants delivering complex projects and optimized business operations for creative enterprises. She drove the successful completion of numerous multi-million dollar projects including two World's Fairs, three national heritage parks, 13 theaters, 300 units of multi-family housing, four galleries and several residences. She holds bachelor's degrees in fine arts and architecture from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Business in Boston. Patricia's work is currently focused on impact investing, social enterprise models, and performance measurement for mission-driven enterprises. By employing design thinking and business acumen she will direct a team of professionals to move GIOS solution sets and methods into practice.

Patrick O'Grady | Managing Editor, Phoenix Business Journal

Patrick O'Grady

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