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2011 Keynote Speakers

Al Halvorsen | Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, Frito-Lay North America

Al Halvorsen

As the Sr. Director of Environmental Sustainability for Frito-Lay North America, Al is responsible for: Leading the Energy and Utility Management program for Frito-Lay North America Operations, Leading the Environmental Compliance and Environmental Engineering programs for Frito-Lay North American Operations and Coordinating Corporate-Wide Sustainability initiatives across the energy, water, environmental compliance, packaging, marketing and fleet departments. Al has over twenty-three years of Operations experience with Frito Lay. He has held various Technology and Financial Planning Leadership Positions at the Casa Grande Arizona, Honolulu Hawaii and Denver Colorado manufacturing plants. Seven years ago, he transferred to Frito-Lay Corporate Headquarters in Dallas Texas. Frito-Lay’s Energy Management Program has been recognized as an EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and PepsiCo’s program was recognized as a Sustained Excellence Winner in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Also in 2010, Frito-Lay reached its US EPA Climate Leaders GHG Reduction Goal and recently obtained its 8th LEED Gold Certification for its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution buildings. Al holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Master Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Edward Fox | Chief Sustainability Officer, Arizona Public Service

Edward Fox

Ed Fox is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. He oversees the company’s strategic efforts to incorporate sustainable principles into core operations, as well as the company’s environmental, health and safety programs. He is also responsible for the Technology Development Group that identifies and helps integrate emerging technologies into company operations. Under Fox’s leadership, APS has been recognized for addressing environmental, social and governance issues, For a fifth consecutive year, Pinnacle West was named one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World by Corporate Knights, Inc., which evaluates a company’s performance on social, environmental and strategic governance issues. Also for a fifth straight year, Pinnacle West was selected for the 2007 U.S. Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the premier index recognizing sustainable business practices for publicly held corporations. Pinnacle West earned “best-in-class” status for environmental and social performance, and qualified for investment in Storebrand’s Social Responsibility Index.

2011 Featured Speakers

Phil Gordon | Mayor, City of Phoenix

Mayor Gordon

Phil Gordon was elected Mayor on September 9, 2003 with 72% of the votes and was re-elected in September 2007 with 77% of the votes. In 2008, he was named the Best Mayor in North America by an international think tank located in London. Gordon has worn many professional hats. He taught school, owned his own business, served on the Madison Elementary School Board and was chairman of Landiscor, an aerial photography company. Before serving in elected office, Gordon was a leader in the movement to revitalize, preserve and redevelop central Phoenix. As Mayor, Gordon lists his three priorities for the city as: Public Safety, Education and Jobs. In 2009, the Mayor unveiled his 17-point Green Phoenix plan to make Phoenix the first carbon-neutral city in the United States which already has the endorsement of the Secretary of Energy. The Mayor was also named as one of the 15 "greenest" mayors in the country.

Maria Baier | Commissioner, Arizona State Land Department

Maria Baier

Maria is responsible for managing millions of acres of land across the state, much of which is leased for grazing purposes, while other parcels are sold for development or conservation. Prior to beginning her tenure as Commissioner, Maria served as a Phoenix City Councilwoman. There, she chaired the Economy, Commerce and Sustainability Subcommittee and was a member of the Downtown and Aviation Subcommittee, Housing and Neighborhoods Subcommittee, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Executive Committee, and the Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Policy Committee. Ms. Baier held several executive positions, including President of MBC, Inc. a sustainability consulting firm specializing in sustainable land use and natural resource management practice; President and CEO of Valley Partnership, a trade organization whose primary mission is to “advocate responsible development” primarily on behalf of the commercial real estate development industry; and Director of the Trust for Public Land Arizona Field Office. Maria spent 10 years on the Executive Staff of the Office of the Governor, serving two administrations.

Dr. George Brooks | Owner, Southwest Green & NxT Horizon Group

George Brooks

Dr. Brooks was part of the first class of Ebony Magazine's 30 Under 30 series and has been quoted in Black Enterprise magazine for his knowledge of the new green economy. More than 300,000 people have seen his recent "Grandma was Green" Phoenix Channel 11 video and his thoughts and ideas are directly influencing how Phoenix moves into its future. He is the co-founder of RighTrac a green company focusing on the urban aquaculture of tilapia (fish) and giant freshwater prawns (shrimp the size of small lobsters). He is a frequent writer and contributor to the Arizona Republic Newspaper on issues including green jobs, water, diversity, community awareness and putting green to work. He was the first Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on African American Affairs for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano the current U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. He is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce and the Chair of the Board of Directors for the legendary Southminster Social Service Agency where the ideas behind the national Head Start program were created under his Father the Rev. Dr. George B. Brooks, Sr.

Grady Gammage Jr. | Senior Fellow, ASU Morrison Institute

Grady Gammage

Grady Gammage, Jr. is a part time academic, a practicing lawyer, an author, a sometime real estate developer and a former elected official. He thinks life is more interesting if you do lots of different things. In his academic role, Mr. Gammage is a Senior Fellow at ASU’s Morrison Institute. His work there focuses on urban growth and development, quality of life, and local economic issues. He also teaches at the College of Law and at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. As a lawyer, he has represented real estate projects ranging from master planned communities to sprawling subdivisions to high rise buildings and intense urban mixed use redevelopment. He served on the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors for 12 years, and was President during a period of turbulence when the CAP was suing the Federal Government over the cost of the canal. As a real estate developer, he built an intense, urban mixed use project in the City of Tempe which won three architectural awards and has been widely acclaimed.

Carolyn Bristo | Sustainability Officer, City of Phoenix

Carolyn Bristo

As the citywide Sustainability Officer, Ms. Bristo leads the interdepartmental team responsible for coordinating the city’s sustainability efforts for its 25 departments and over 14,000 employees. As the Acting Public Works Director she manages solid waste enterprise and support services functions including facilities, energy, fleet, solid waste collection, disposal and residential recycling, the citywide Security and Access Review Team, the citywide vehicle replacement program, and the Design and Construction Management General Fund Capital Improvement Program for over 151 projects valued at $2.3B. She manages a gross operating budget of $234M and over 1,100 employees. She is also responsible for managing over $40M in federal energy funds.

Don Henninger | Publisher, Phoenix Business Journal

Don Henninger

Don Henninger, publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal, has been in a newsman in the Valley for 27 years. Don has been publisher since 2001. He was editor of the paper for four years before that. Before joining the Business Journal, Don held a variety of editing roles at the former Phoenix Gazette, which he joined in 1983. He was business, sports and managing editor until moving over to become managing editor of the Arizona Republic, where he served for two years before moving to the Business Journal. Don is very active in the community. He is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and past chairman of HomeBase Youth Services. He also serves on the boards of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, Arizona Technology Council, Downtown Phoenix Partnership and Phoenix Theatre, among others.

Mara DeFilippis | Founder, Director, The Green Chamber: Greater Phoenix

Mara DeFilippis

Mara DeFilippis is the founder of the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce.  She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the organization in 2008.  The Green Chamber is the reflection of her vision of a more responsible and long-sighted, sustainable economy. Prior to founding the Green Chamber, Mara spent several years with Merrill Lynch and a local boutique securities broker as a CPA and licensed financial advisor. During her time in the securities industry, she focused on identifying socially and environmentally responsible companies for clients who had a commitment to socially responsible investments. It is her belief that current economic shifts offer a tremendous capacity and opportunity for growth and profits in socially conscious and sustainable industries. Ms. DeFilippis also has a strong background in human resources as a previous HR Director, where she was responsible for over 130 employees of a parent company and seven subsidiaries. As her involvement in the local "green" community increased in 2005 and 2006, she became aware of the need for a structure that provided information, resources and connectivity related to sustainable-minded businesses.

Kimber Lanning | Founder, Local First Arizona

Kimber Lanning

Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur, economic specialist, and community activist who works to cultivate vibrant, sustainable communities and inspire a higher quality of life throughout Arizona. Lanning is actively involved in fostering cultural diversity, economic self-reliance, regional planning, and responsible growth in the greater Phoenix area. She is the founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the positive economic and environmental impacts of supporting locally owned businesses.

Chris Camacho | Executive Vice President, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)

Chris Camacho

As Executive Vice President, Chris Camacho oversees GPEC's business development efforts with particular expertise in renewable energy, emerging technology, international economic development and tax policy. He manages the domestic and international strategies in attracting new industry to the market. His international work has led him around the globe to South America, Western Europe, Canada and China. Camacho has been instrumental in the design of the Renewable Energy Tax Credit Program which has induced several renewable energy companies to make investments in Arizona. In addition, he has directly assisted more than 70 companies in their expansions or relocation to Metro Phoenix. He has leadership roles with several of GPEC’s strategic councils including the International Leadership Council, Community Building Consortium, Economic Development Directors Team and Healthcare Leadership Council. Camacho has extensive relationships with many corporation site selection firms and corporate real estate executives. Camacho also serves as the President Elect to the Arizona Association of Economic Development, the statewide association of economic development practitioners.

David V. Modeer | General Manager, Central Arizona Water Conservation District

David Modeer

David V. Modeer joined the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) as General Manager overseeing all Central Arizona Project (CAP) operations in January 2009. Mr. Modeer has been a leader in water resource management for nearly 40 years and has significant experience in all areas of water system operations, financing, customer service and planning. He has a thorough understanding of political and operational water issues impacting the western United States. Prior to his arrival at CAP, Mr. Modeer was the Director of Water Services for the City of Phoenix and spent 10 years as the Director of Water in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Modeer also has more than 26 years of management experience with American Water Works, Inc. as Vice President of Operations for both the Pennsylvania-American and Western Region divisions. He also held various managerial positions in the Midwest. In addition to managing and delivering the state's largest allocation of Colorado River water to eighty percent of Arizona's population, CAP operates the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District and is the operating arm of the Arizona Water Bank. Additionally, CAP owns and operates six groundwater recharge facilities, helps shape public and political water policy, and plays an active role in addressing local, regional and national water management and environmental issues.

Shannon Scutari | Leader, Sustainable Communities Working Group

Shannon Scutari

For more than a decade, Shannon Scutari has facilitated changes in the transportation world, creating a path in Arizona for rail, sustainability and transit-oriented development. Ms. Scutari’s work has created new paradigms and multimodal possibilities in a state that has been dominated by an automobile-centered culture with miles and miles of paved road stretches. Currently, she is leading the “Sustainable Communities Working Group,” a unique endeavor with a $20 million fund that harnesses the collective power of public, private and non-profit organizations to build equitable transit-oriented-development along the 20-mile light rail corridor connecting Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Recently, Ms. Scutari served as the Director of State Rail and Sustainability Services at the Arizona Department of Transportation, building a blueprint for a statewide system of passenger and freight rail opportunities and showcasing rail infrastructure’s positive impact on Arizona’s economic future.During her time at the Arizona Department of Transportation, she worked with partners to put Arizona on the National Rail Map with lines connecting Phoenix to LA/San Diego and Phoenix to Vegas. She also led the team that secured $6.5M in federal and state funding to launch Arizona’s first-ever Intercity Rail Environmental Impact Statement connecting Phoenix and Tucson.

John Trujillo | Assistant Director of Solid Waste, City of Phoenix Public Works Department

John Trujillo

John Trujillo has 19 years of local government experience and is currently the Assistant Director for the City of Phoenix Public Works Department. As the Assistant Public Works Director, John has managed all major programs and operations for Public Works, including facilities maintenance, energy, administration, fleet maintenance and solid waste. Currently, he is managing the Solid Waste Services program, which includes over 600 employees, collection of 400,000 residences for garbage and recycling, management of 6 closed and 1 open landfill, 2 transfer stations, 2 municipal recycling facilities, and a $148 million dollar budget. John currently serves as President for the Arizona Chapter of APWA.

Jonce Walker | Sustainability Manager, Maricopa County Arizona

Jonce Walker

Jonce Walker, a LEED Accredited Professional, is the Sustainability Manager for Maricopa County Arizona which employs over 14,000 people and is the 4th largest County in the United States. Jonce co-authored and manages the Maricopa County Green Government Program, a 144 measure comprehensive policy document designed to lead by example in furthering regional sustainability. Jonce is also responsible for interacting with the green business community and continuing to transition the County forward towards more energy efficiency and eco-friendly technology. Additionally, Jonce manages the Green Government Council, a group of Maricopa County management representing various internal departments in their sustainability efforts. Jonce also manages the $3.5 million direct federal allocation of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding. Jonce serves on the Board of Directors of Keep Arizona Beautiful. Jonce also serves on the steering committee of the Sustainable Cities Network through ASU and serves on the Livable Communities Coalition through the Sonoran Institute. Jonce previously served as Vice Chair on the GreenBuild 2009 Legacy Committee, and a Board of Director on the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce.

Lori Singleton | Manager of Sustainability Initiatives, Salt River Project (SRP)

Lori Singleton

Lori Singleton is the Manager of Sustainability Initiatives and Technologies at Salt River Project (SRP). SRP is the third largest public power utility in the nation serving more than 930,000 customers. She has been employed by SRP for over 30 years and a resident of Arizona for 40 years. She is responsible for the management and implementation of SRP’s sustainability projects and programs with a special focus on renewable energy. Lori’s responsibilities at SRP include development and implementation of renewable energy initiatives to help meet SRP’s sustainable resource goals. She oversees research and development efforts related to renewable energy and other company-wide initiatives. She was responsible for the development of the recently constructed 1.5 megawatt (MW) demonstration solar project. This plant uses the Stirling Energy Dish technology and is the only commercial scale plant of its kind in the world. Additionally, she manages SRP’s Residential and Commercial Solar Incentive programs. Today, more than 31 MW of solar is being generated by the approximately 7,000 customers who have installed rooftop solar on their home or business.

Bryan Dunn | Senior Vice President, Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Bryan Dunn

Bryan Dunn, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Vice President at Adolfson & Peterson Construction where he is directly responsible for all operations for the national construction management firm's southwest region. Bryan is a long-time LEED Accredited Professional and champion of sustainable building. He has considerable experience in the delivery of "green" schools and sustainable affordable housing, but his passion for sustainability goes well beyond the structures the company builds. After moving into his leadership role in the southwest, Bryan has collaborated with Adolfson & Peterson Construction's senior management in continuing the firm's long tradition of innovation by implementing best practices that build a sustainable culture within the organization. Under Bryan's leadership, the region recently added a 22kW solar array to the office and converted much of the fleet to hybrid and energy efficient vehicles (including a Smart Car) among other initiatives. Employees have also undertaken a number of behavioral modifications to reduce waste and energy usage in the workplace. Sustainability has become much more than a service offered at the firm. It is a cornerstone to the firm's culture embodied by the day-to-day operations, projects undertaken, the people who work there, and the communities impacted by the company.

Ed Borromeo | VP of Operations, Global Water Resources

Ed Borromeo

Mr. Borromeo currently serves as the Vice President of Operations of Global Water Resources and prior to such appointment served as the General Manager of Global Water Utilities in Pinal County, Arizona. Mr. Borromeo officially joined Global Water in 2006 and prior to that served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, specializing in operations and project management in the civil engineering field. He holds a bachelors degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a masters degree in business from Webster University.

Park Howell | Founder and President, Park & Co

Park Howell

When Park was growing up in Seattle he was often admonished by his folks to “Stop telling stories.” But it was his natural ability to tell compelling tales that insured his survival as one of seven kids in a household that prized independence. Park&Co, his Phoenix-based sustainable marketing firm, reflects his team’s passion for storytelling to ignite the growth of people, products, companies and causes that dare to make the world better. He was honored as the “2010 Advertising Person of the Year,” by the American Advertising Federation – Metro Phoenix, and the agency was recently named among the top 10 IMPACT businesses for 2011 by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Park&Co’s work has been recognized in several publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Stanford University’s, “Social Innovation Review,” Philip Kotler’s college textbook, “Corporate Social Responsibility, Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause,” Craig Cortello’s “Everything We Needed to Know About Business We Learned Playing Music,” David Bach’s “Go Green, Live Rich,” and in Fast Company magazine’s blog.

Diane Brossart | President, Valley Forward Association

Diane Brossart

Diane Brossart has a longtime connection with Valley Forward Association, having first joined the non-profit public interest organization 20 years ago. Brossart served on the Valley Forward Board of Directors for several years and was named President of the association in 1991. As President, Brossart oversees a staff of four and manages a host of committees, which focus on such issues as land use planning and desert preservation, transportation and air quality, water concerns and environmental education. Under Brossart's leadership, Valley Forward has received widespread recognition for its role in addressing environmental and quality of life issues in the Valley. Awards include an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9; Award of Distinction from the Western Mountain Region of the American Institute of Architects; and first-place honors from the City of Phoenix Mayor's Environmental Awards Program.

Craig Rob | Managing Director, Zions Energy Link (National Bank of Arizona)

Craig Rob

Craig Robb is the Managing Director of Zions Energy Link, a new division of the bank specializing in the sustainability finance sector. Craig has been at the helm of the bank’s venture into some of the state’s most significant residential and commercial sustainability programs. Under his leadership, National Bank of Arizona, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation, has become a recognized leader of financing for energy efficiency and renewable projects. Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director of Zions Energy Link, Craig was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Bank of Arizona. He supervised all financial aspects of the bank as well as both Facilities Management and Risk Management. Prior to joining NB|AZ in 2002, Craig worked for Desert Mountain Properties as Senior Vice President of Operations. He received a BS in Accounting from Arizona State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Todd Hardy | AVP of Economic Affairs, ASU Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development

Todd Hardy

Todd Hardy leads the University’s efforts to create collaborative alliances with private industry in local, state, and national markets that advance state wide economic development and promote innovative applications of sponsored research. In that role, he is responsible for engaging the expertise of ASU faculty and the resources of ASU, in the pursuit of solutions to challenges faced by commercial partners in select industries. His work also involves active representation of the University in economic policy matters and multi-party economic development projects throughout the state. Prior to joining ASU, Hardy was President of g inc., a strategic business planning firm focused on sustainable real estate development technologies and projects. Earlier in his career, Hardy was the Executive Director of Digital Knowledge Ventures, the new media entrepreneurial unit of Columbia University. There, he had executive management responsibility for the development of partner collaborations, licensing of content-based intellectual property, and creation of digital content for a variety of external audiences. Throughout his career, including more than twenty-five years as corporate counsel to Fortune 500 and NASDAQ firms and co-founder of a number of startup and early stage enterprises, he has been a leader in the formation and operation of innovative enterprises based in a variety of new technologies in telecommunications and renewable energy markets.

Lynn Paige | CEO, PerfectPower, Inc. and Board Chair, Arizona Small Business Association

Lynn Paige

Owner Lynn Paige of Arizona’s fastest growing, most award winning solar company, brings an Accounting degree, MBA and over thirty years of business experience to her roll as Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect Power Solar. She is one of only a few certified Women Owned Businesses in the solar energy field and is also known for her many hours of volunteer service. Lynn Paige currently is the new Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for ASBA- The Arizona Small Business Association.

Derrick Mains | Co-Founder, GreenNurture.com

Derrick Mains

Derrick is the co-founder and former CEO of GreenNurture.com, an online platform that engages employees in corporate initiatives to reduce a company’s environmental impact while fostering behavioral and attitudinal changes within the workplace through the application of social learning. Derrick's work has been featured on TreeHugger.com, Reuters, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. He is a guest contributor for Environmental Leader, Triple Pundit and Green Economy Post and in 2010 he was awarded the Green Pioneer award. He currently sits on the board of the Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce.

Marc Sobelman | Regional Manager, ECOtality North America (formerly known as eTec)

Marc Sobelman

Marc has over 20 years in Sales, Management and Project Management. He has led teams, managed groups and projects mostly in the technology space in the Phoenix area. His job is the planning and implementation of the requirements of the DOE project and interface with the Stakeholders, both in the public and private sectors to make sure everybody interested can participate. His goal is to provide the best infrastructure plan for Phoenix and Tucson using demographic & transportation data as well as Stakeholder input to place the Level 2 and DC Fast chargers. Marc is an “almost native” attending Chaparral High School and has a BA in Marketing and Management from Northern Arizona University.

Greg Peterson | Founder, Urban Farm

Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson is recognized locally as the ‘Guilt Free Green Guy’, a visionary in urban farming and green living and has appeared extensively on local television, radio and in print. His purpose each day is to “Inspire people into their own greenness” which he does by living what he speaks. After receiving his Masters degree in Urban and Environmental Planning in December 2006, he merged academic planning with over 34 years of real world self study into a cohesive green living conversation. Greg is the creator of the innovative holistic home site, The Urban Farm and www.UrbanFarm.org is a writer, teacher, and lecturer on many aspects of sustainability, green living, and permaculture. Greg is a writer and author of the Simple Sustainability book series.

Kevin Tuerff | Principal and President, Enviromedia

Kevin Tuerff

Kevin Tuerff is Principal and Cofounder of Austin-based Tuerff-Davis EnviroMedia Inc. In 1997, Kevin, and his business partner Valerie Davis, started the nation’s first full service marketing and consulting firm dedicated to improving public health and the environment. The company’s sole focus is behavior change campaigns for a healthier planet. In its nearly 15-year history, EnviroMedia has generated more $100 million in revenue, while designing and implementing campaigns that conserve water and energy, reduce smoking and roadside litter, and helping companies like Green Mountain Energy and Dell increase sales of green products and services. This week in San Diego, his firm will help Daimler’s CAR2GO company launch the first fleet of electric vehicles for carsharing. Since 2007, Tuerff and Davis were the only members of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development to serve as delegates to the United Nations Framework for Climate Change and next week will travel to COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. He is a frequent guest lecturer at universities across the country on authentic green marketing, and he currently serves as chairman of the advisory council for the University of Texas Environmental Science Institute.

Bud Annan | Founder, Science Foundation Arizona and AZ Smart

Bud Annan

Mr. Annan, with 35 years of energy experience, is a central figure in accelerating the development and deployment of advanced renewable energy. From 1964 to 1975 he was staff assistant to Vice Adm. Rickover Director of Joint Atomic Energy Commission/U. S. Navy Project to develop nuclear propulsion. From 1976-1996 he held management positions in the U. S. Department of Energy including Director of the Solar Research, from 1984 to 1996. In November 2004 he was awarded National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s highest honor for “conceiving and directing research programs that have produced major improvements in solar energy technologies and for encouraging public policies that are moving those technologies into the mainstream of American life”. From 1996-present, he served as a consultant on solar energy matters to various organizations with interests in Arizona he led an effort to create the formation of the legislative Renewable Energy Working Group, and passage of the Environmental Portfolio Standard, the first ever and strongest pro-solar state policy in the nation. He assisted Arizona State University in strengthening its solar program to the point of being one of the finest in the nation.

Todd Brady | Global Environmental Director, Intel Corporation

Todd Hardy

Todd Brady is the Global Environmental Director for Intel Corporation. In this role, he directs Intel’s global environmental initiatives and strategy by leading corporate-wide environmental programs such as climate change, water conservation, waste minimization, sustainability and green design. Since joining Intel in 1995, Todd has led a wide range of environmental initiatives within the company, ranging from key public regulatory and policy engagements to design for environment programs at semiconductor and assembly test manufacturing sites. Prior to his existing role, he spent more than 5 years creating Intel’s product ecology strategy, establishing programs to develop environmentally friendly products and leading product-related initiatives such as lead-free development, energy efficiency, product stewardship and product recycling.

Polly Shaw | Director of External Relations, Suntech America

Polly Shaw

Ms. Polly Shaw is the Director of External Relations of Suntech America, based in San Francisco, California. Suntech America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suntech Power Holdings, a global leader in manufacturing solar photovoltaic cells, panel modules, and building-integrated solar solutions. Ms. Shaw leads Suntech America policy and government affairs issues and represents Suntech on the board of key U.S. industry associations, including the Solar Energy Industries Association, Solar Alliance, and the Large Scale Solar Association. She has worked for 18 years to design policy models and programs that advance clean, efficient energy use and climate protection in the U.S., and energy efficiency and methane capture programs in the U.S. and China.

Anthony Floyd | Green Building Program Manager, City of Scottsdale

Anthony Floyd

Anthony Floyd is a registered architect and Green Building Program Manager for the City of Scottsdale. He previously served as building official for the City of Scottsdale from 1988 -1995. In 1995, he participated in an international study program focusing on sustainability, development, and global ecology in England, India, Philippines, New Zealand, and Mexico. After returning in 1996, he worked to promote sustainable building practices in Scottsdale. As city liaison to a local citizen group, Anthony helped to establish Arizona’s first Green Building Program at the City of Scottsdale in 1998. He maintains Scottsdale’s regionally based green building and energy rating criteria for residential and commercial projects and serves as a liaison to the Public Works division in facilitating Scottsdale’s LEED Gold mandate for newly constructed and renovated city facilities. Anthony recently facilitated Scottsdale’s adoption of the new International Green Construction Code for commercial projects seeking a Green Certification of Occupancy.

Barbara Disser | SW Region Commuter Program Manager, Boeing Company

Barbara Disser

Barbara Disser is responsible for defining and implementing alternative strategies for the commuter programs in Arizona and Southern California that support company conservation and environmental policy. In this role she oversees regulatory compliance for Maricopa County Trip Reduction Ordinance No. P-7 and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 2202 programs. Employer commuter program promotes alternative commute modes (bicycle, walk, public transit, carpool, vanpool, compressed work weeks and telework) to reduce average vehicle ridership (AVR) or single occupant vehicle (SOV) rates and air pollution emissions. The Boeing Company is recognized for the following best commuter practices: multi-employer rideshare program, alternate fuel vehicle (AFV) program, pre-tax commuter benefit accounts, and commuter emergency preparedness plan. Since joining the Boeing Company in 1979, Barbara serves as Boeing Mesa Parking & Commuter Services Program Manager the last nine years, before moving into her current role in 2010.

Craig Hughes | CEO and Founder, Total Transit, Inc.

Craig Hughes

Craig Hughes is the CEO and Founder of Total Transit, Inc., the parent company of Discount Cab, one of the largest cab companies in Arizona. The Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association (TLPA), a national trade group, named Discount Cab their 2009 Large Operator of the Year – a prestigious honor that demonstrates Hughes’ commitment to hard work, excellence, and integrity. He was also named one of the Phoenix Business Journal's "2010 25 Most Admired CEOs & Top Level Executives." Additionally, Total Trans was selected as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Green Pioneers for 2010” as well as receiving the Award of Merit from Valley Forward in the Category of Environmental Excellence – Livable Communities, Multimodal Transportation.

Dimitrios Laloudakis | Energy Manager, City of Phoenix

Dimitrios Laloudakis

Dimitrios Laloudakis, CEM, CSTM – Energy Manager, City of Phoenix. Dimitrios organizes and directs the City’s energy management program including development of renewable energy and sustainability policy for the Public Works Department. He manages operating, capital improvement and grant program budgets and leads efforts for renewable energy generation as well as efficient design, construction and operation of city facilities through “green building” practices and LEED program standards. He is the Director for the Energize Phoenix Program supported by stimulus funding to promote energy efficiency upgrades, energy education and transformation of neighborhoods along the light rail corridor. Mr. Laloudakis is a Certified Energy Manager, holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s Academic Certificate in Sustainable Technology Management.

William Carey | President & CEO, Dixon Golf

William Carey

Mr. Carey began his career in the golf industry manufacturing golf balls for some of the best known names in golf. Once he realized that more than 2 billion golf balls are manufactured for sale every year, he decided to do something to revolutionize golf. He shifted his company’s focus from producing golf balls for other companies to producing the world's first high performance eco-friendly family of golf balls. This has become his passion and, under his vision and leadership Dixon Golf has grown to include a recycling initiative, and many new products in development. Dixon Golf balls are now distributed throughout the US and in 22 countries. William holds a B.A. in economics from Brigham Young University and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children in their Mesa, AZ home.

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

Phil McNeely

Philip McNeely, manager of the city of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs (OEP), brings more than 25 years of environmental leadership, education and technical and regulatory experience to the city. He is responsible for advancing environmental protection, and sustainability policies and practices by providing oversight of the city’s air quality program, Brownfields Land Recycling Program, city soil and groundwater remediation projects, Clean Water Act 404 Regulatory Program, Pollution Prevention and Hazardous Waste Programs. Prior to joining the city of Phoenix, Phil worked at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for ten years as the Director of the Tank Programs Division and managed Arizona’s Superfund Program. He holds a Masters Degree in Geology from the University of Florida and a certification in LEED, AP Building Design and Construction. He is also an Arizona Registered Geologist.

Toni Bouchard | Arizona State Director, SmartPower

Toni Bouchard

Antonia “Toni” Bouchard is the Arizona State Director for SmartPower, whose mission is to help Arizona residents make smart energy choices. A couple key projects include leading the Arizona Solar Challenge project to help communities install solar on 5% of owner-occupied homes and the Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Project. Prior to joining SmartPower, Toni was the Renewable Energy Advisor for Arizona Public Service, Arizona’s largest utility. Toni was responsible for strategic outreach to businesses, academic institutions and governmental entities, promoting renewable energy education and policy development. Before joining APS in December 2007, Toni was the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. In this role she was responsible for all outreach, brand development and marketing strategy for Efficiency Vermont, an award-winning statewide energy efficiency utility.

Miguel Jardine | CEO, VermiSoks

Miguel Jardine

Miguel Jardine is the CEO of VermiSoks. Spurred by a desire to see balance in society, the environment, and business, Miguel conceived and developed the VermiSoks Virtuous Cycle™, the foundation of the company’s products and services. He complements a 14-year career in technology and finance with a MBA focused on Social Entrepreneurship from Thunderbird School of Global Management. While at Thunderbird, Miguel developed his Strategy Models for Sustainability that describe how commercial and non-profit organizations can work together to improve the human condition on the planet.

Matt Conway, CHMM, CSP | Environmental/Safety Manager, PING, Inc.

Matt Conway

Matt Conway has worked as an EHS professional since 1994. Presently, he is the Environmental/Safety Manager for PING, Inc. Mr. Conway’s primary responsibilities include managing PING’s environmental and safety compliance programs, implementation of its ISO 14001-registered environmental management system, and corporate governance issues. Previously, he worked as a project manager for a national environmental consulting firm. Mr. Conway holds degrees from Long Island University and Arizona State University. He is the past Chair of the Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance (AESA) and is a Director-At-Large and the Government Affairs Committee Chairperson for the Thunderbird Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP).

Bruno Sarda | Director, Global Sustainability Operations, Dell

Bruno Sarda

In his current role, Bruno is responsible for the operational strategy of Dell's Global Sustainability efforts. This includes governance, information strategy, measurement & reporting, as well as supporting advocacy, policy & objective setting across internal and external stakeholder engagement. Prior to making a shift to sustainability in 2010, Bruno held a number of E-Business leadership positions over 15+ years at Dell and Charles Schwab. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and stays closely connected to their School of Sustainability. Bruno recently moved back to Phoenix after stints in Northern California, Ireland and Texas.

Brad Forst | CEO, Southwest Solar Technologies

Brad Forst

Brad Forst has over 25 years experience as a public company CEO, private company CEO, senior executive, lawyer, and adjunct professor. He is currently the CEO at Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc., a technology developer of the Dish-Turbine concentrated solar power system. He formerly was the president and CEO of Gradient Analytics, Inc., an independent stock research firm. Prior to that Forst was the President and CEO of Simula Inc., a publicly traded aerospace and defense company that he led through a successful corporate turn around and merger. He has been an Adjunct Professor since 2005 at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and at the W.P. Carey School of Business.

Neil Yockey | Environmental Program Manager, Maricopa County Trip Reduction Program

Neil Yockey

Neil Yockey is an Environmental Program Manager with the Maricopa County Air Quality Department and Division Manager for the Trip Reduction Program. His focus is on the administration of alternative mode strategies for employee and student commuters with major employers and schools in the region. Yockey also coordinates trip reduction outreach and training efforts with Valley Metro/RPTA. The Trip Reduction Program, as required by Arizona law, regulates program compliance at 3,120 employer worksites in the region. The program surveys some 675,000 employees and driving-age students each year to provide regional transportation planners with important commuting data and to help employers identify and implement effective measures in reducing drive alone trips.

Heidi Partlowe MSPH, CIH, CSP | Environmental, Health, and Safety Professional, Henkel Consumer Goods Regional Headquarters

Heidi Partlowe

Heidi Partlowe is an Environmental, Health, and Safety professional for Henkel Consumer Goods Regional Headquarters. Heidi has spent the past decade with the company providing oversight for all of their safety and sustainability programs. She currently runs the environmental programs for the LEED certified R&D facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Heidi is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist and is a founding member of the company’s sustainability ‘ecomittment team’. Henkel’s commitment to sustainability is evident; for the fourth time in a row, Henkel has been recognized as sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe). Henkel took first place again in the Non-durable Household Products category and is the sole company of its sector in the DJSI World and DJSI Europe. Additionally “Corporate Knights” – a specialist magazine dedicated to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility – presented a list of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. Henkel was the second best German company and took 11th position overall.

Michael Muscara | Corporate Accounts Director, Waxie Sanitary Supply

Michael Muscara

Mike has been working in the industry since 1982, the most recent fourteen years with Waxie Sanitary Supply. Originally hired as a healthcare market development specialist Mike was subsequently put in charge of public sector contracting. Mike has specialized in developing sustainable supply chain contracts for the public sector that provide incentive programs for business process and environmental impact improvement. Mike has a bachelors degree and masters degree from Stony Brook University in Urban Engineering and Public Policy Analysis. Mike is LEED accredited and CIMS certified.

Rodney Glassman | Director of Public Sector Solutions of Arizona/New Mexico, Waste Management

Rodney Glassman

Rodney Glassman is the Director of Public Sector Solutions for Waste Management of Arizona/New Mexico. In his role he establishes and maintains strategic community partnerships to build significant, long-term relationships based on sustainability. As Director he is charged with developing green strategies to leverage natural resources and strengthen community development while enhancing opportunities for the use of new technologies focused on reducing waste and promoting conservation within the public sector. Rodney holds his PhD in Arid Land Resource Sciences from the University of Arizona and has been published nationally and internationally in the areas of water conservation and sustainability.

Phil Allsopp | CEO, Shaping Footprints, Inc.

Phil Allsopp

Phil Allsopp, M.S. (Public Health), D.Arch., RIBA, FRSA, is an expert on sustainability issues focusing on the regeneration of community, ingenuity and commerce by re-shaping how and where we live, learn and work, the issues at the core of Transpolis Global (www.transpolisglobal.com) and Shaping Footprints, Inc. (An Arizona Non-profit corporation – www.sfpinc.org) the organizations Phil co-founded with operations in the US, UK and the Czech Republic and serving clients worldwide. Phil is based on Scottsdale, Arizona, having moved to Arizona in early 2006 to serve for four years as President and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - based at Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Phil’s professional experience and academic background encompass the fields of architecture, engineering, environmental physics, public health, public policy and management consulting. Phil is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (RSA) in London and also a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He also serves as the US Delegate to the Healthy Cities Conference - a World Health Organization initiative, and his non-profit directorships include the Sonoran Institute, Local First Arizona Foundation, the Green Chamber; Greater Phoenix, and the Royal Institute of British Architects, USA.

Michael Campos | Phoenix Convention Center Sustainability Chair

Michael Campos

Michael Campos has worked for the City of Phoenix since 1993 and the Phoenix Convention Center since 2000. Along with other duties, Michael has been the chair for the department’s Sustainability Committee since its inception in 2007. The department is committed in its efforts to maintain and institute past and future sustainability practices in providing our clients and the city with an environmentally-friendly facility. The Phoenix Convention Center Sustainability Committee is dedicated to preserving and enhancing community awareness by incorporating our environmentally friendly practices to maximize energy efficiency through resource management and public communication to advance the environmental performance of our venues. Michael received both his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Arizona State University.

Christopher Davey | President, EnviroMission

Christopher Davey

Christopher Davey has a deep expertise in renewable energy and finance. Having successfully managed a boutique merchant bank in New York and Los Angeles for 10 years he brings an unparalleled depth of financial market experience to the solar industry. During that time, he worked with a number of public and private companies and held numerous executive roles where he was responsible for compliance, business development and fund raising efforts. Chris completed his education in Australia where he obtained degrees in marketing, management and international business from Deakin University. Since arriving in Arizona, he has and continues to serve on a number of boards, advisory panels and committees. As President of the EnviroMission team his involvement has been vital to the development of the first U.S. Solar Tower project. In his role with EnviroMission, Chris has negotiated a number of Power Purchase Agreements, secured parcels of land with both governmental and private bodies, raised capital to deliver the unique Solar Tower technology and advocated on behalf of the solar industry.

Andrew Soulier, LEED-AP | Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Andrew Soulier

Andrew Soulier is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Climate Change & Sustainability Services Tax Practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. Andrew is a current LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), Construction Document Technologist (CDT), and Energy Manager in Training (EMIT). Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Andrew provides engineering support to help certify LEED green buildings for external clients and also for EY’s own office space. Andrew also focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives, such as tax credits and utility programs, to enhance the value proposition for green investments. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Andrew was a Project Manager for a Phoenix-based LEED consulting firm. Andrew oversaw the commissioning and energy modeling efforts of subcontractors, developed tools and processes to minimize green building documentation, guided design charrettes for project teams and also developed LEED education programs.

Leslie Lindo | President, Co-Founder, IKOLOJI, and President, Green Chamber: Greater Phoenix

Leslie Lindo

Leslie Lindo, President and co-founder of IKOLOJI Sustainability Collaborative and former Lead Instructor of the Sonoran Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) Program, has an unmatched track record in advancing sustainability in Arizona. Leslie is deeply involved in sustainability organizations through her volunteer work and sustainability education through the SBA program. Her in-depth knowledge of sustainable design and experience in Sales and Marketing for multiple corporations gives her a unique perspective on the business opportunities of "going green." Leslie is President of the Board of Directors of The Green Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix, member of the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Building Advisor Institute, and a member of the Governing Council for the U.S. Green Building Council – Arizona Chapter, Central Branch. Additionally, Leslie contributes her time and expertise to the American Institute of Architects – Phoenix Metro, and Valley Forward Association. Leslie has received numerous accolades for her outstanding work in sustainability, is a regular guest speaker both locally and nationally, is a LEED Accredited Professional and is the first Certified Sustainable Building Advisor in Arizona.

Patrick O'Grady | Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

Patrick O'Grady

Patrick O’Grady has been a reporter in Phoenix for nearly 15 years, covering an array of topics ranging from development and growth to city and school issues. He now works covering technology, sustainability and manufacturing for the Phoenix Business Journal. His beats include green building and businesses and solar and renewable energy technologies, as well as the semiconductor, aerospace and manufacturing industries in the state.

Roseanne Albright | Brownfield's Project Manager, City of Phoenix

Roseanne Albright

Ms. Albright is the Brownfields Project Manager for the City of Phoenix and is responsible for managing the $4 million municipally-funded Brownfields Land Recycling Program. She manages the program and is the liaison with other city departments, government agencies, and the public. She provides technical assistance to private sector and city departments redeveloping contaminated sites. She is responsible for preparation and management of EPA brownfields grants and has been successful in obtaining several grants, including the recent award of a new planning grant. The Del Rio Area Brownfields Planning Project relies upon community involvement to develop a vision and plan for the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields in the project area. This new pilot project creates a model for applying sustainability practices using community involvement. She has also managed job training programs that provide opportunities for residents to begin careers in the environmental industry. Ms. Albright has mentored other municipal brownfields programs nationwide, informally, and formally, through the International City/County Management Association's Brownfields Peer Exchange program. Ms. Albright also serves on the Phoenix Green Team, the Redfields to Greenfields Task Force, and in the Sustainable Cities Network.

Lisa Krueger | Vice President, Sustainable Development, First Solar

Lisa Krueger

Lisa Krueger joined First Solar in June, 2006 and currently serves as Vice President of Sustainable Development. In this role Lisa leads First Solar’s efforts to integrate the environmental and social aspects of sustainability into First Solar’s overall business strategy of enabling a world powered by clean, affordable solar electricity. Under Lisa’s leadership, First Solar implemented its vision of creating a pre-funded collection and recycling program for its modules. She is currently the Chair of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Environmental, Health & Safety Committee. Prior to joining First Solar, Lisa worked in a variety of leadership roles including wholesale and retail marketing, energy and emission trading and environmental resources for Dynegy Inc., a merchant generation company. Prior to Dynegy, Lisa spent 10 years at Illinois Power, an investor owned utility, where she held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility in transmission services, wholesale marketing, electric system operations, generation resource planning, and environmental resources.

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