Speakers

Past Speakers

speaker-image Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

Professor at Harvard University

Gina McCarthy is Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (Harvard C-CHANGE).

speaker-image Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Vice President at the National Wildlife Federation

A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali serves as the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation.

speaker-image Patricia Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC

On 18 May 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa of Mexico as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Ms. Espinosa took office on 18 July 2016.

speaker-image Carl Pope

Carl Pope

Vice Chairman America's Pledge

A veteran leader in the environmental movement, Carl Pope is the former executive director and chairman of the Sierra Club.

speaker-image Chris Crane

Chris Crane

President and CEO, Exelon Corporation

Crane is a leader in the electric utility and nuclear industries. He is chairman of the Institute of NuclearPower Operations, and a vice chairman of the Edison Electric Institute.

speaker-image Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan

Governor State of Maryland

Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. was sworn in as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015.

speaker-image Melissa Vernon

Melissa Vernon

Director of Client Engagement Natural Capital Partners
speaker-image Dan Welch

Dan Welch

Project Manager CALSTART
speaker-image Mark Way

Mark Way

Global Coastal Risk & Resilience Director The Nature Conservancy
speaker-image Dan Sobrinski

Dan Sobrinski

Vice President, Sustainability, Energy and Climate WSP
speaker-image Andria N. Smith

Andria N. Smith

Sustainability Program Manager UPS
speaker-image Jonathan Shopley

Jonathan Shopley

Managing Director Natural Capital Partners
speaker-image Bill Schleizer

Bill Schleizer

CEO Delta Institute
speaker-image Andrea Romano

Andrea Romano

Associate Director, Energy Navigant
speaker-image Danny Richter

Danny Richter

VP of Government Affairs Citizens Climate Lobby
speaker-image Allie Reilly

Allie Reilly

Social/Equity Associate WSP
speaker-image Dave Ribeiro

Dave Ribeiro

Senior Researcher American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
speaker-image Margaret Peloso

Margaret Peloso

Partner Vinson & Elkins, LLP
speaker-image Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova

Vice President, Government Relations Schneider Electric North America
speaker-image Shaun O'Rourke

Shaun O'Rourke

Director of Stormwater and Resilience Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
speaker-image Chelsea Mozen

Chelsea Mozen

Sustainability Lead Etsy
speaker-image Michael Mondshine

Michael Mondshine

Director, Sustinability, Energy, and Climate Change WSP
speaker-image George Minter

George Minter

Regional Vice President for External Affairs and Environmental Strategy SoCalGas
speaker-image Rawlings Miller

Rawlings Miller

PhD, Climate Scientist/Risk Lead WSP
speaker-image Katie Miller

Katie Miller

Principal Consultant, Founder Adaptive Futures, LLC
speaker-image Nancy Meyer

Nancy Meyer

Director of Business Engagement Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
speaker-image Eric McCarthy

Eric McCarthy

Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Public Policy and Legal Affairs Proterra
speaker-image Lisa Manley

Lisa Manley

Senior Director, Sustainability Engagement & Partnerships Mars Incorporated
speaker-image Wayne Killen

Wayne Killen

Director of Infrastructure Planning & Business Development Electrify America
speaker-image Robert Kay

Robert Kay

Principal, Climate Change ICF
speaker-image Melissa Lavinson

Melissa Lavinson

Senior Vice President, Government External Affairs Pepco
speaker-image Mark Huston

Mark Huston

President of Retail Energy Business Constellation
speaker-image Jennivine Kwan

Jennivine Kwan

Vice President, Sustainability Strategy Consultant Corporate Properties Group Wells Fargo
speaker-image Ramé Hemstreet

Ramé Hemstreet

Vice President of Operations and Chief Sustainable Resources Officer Kaiser Permanente
speaker-image Scott Hassell

Scott Hassell

Director, Environmental Sustainability Fifth Third Bank
speaker-image Sarah King

Sarah King

Sustainability Director Skanska
speaker-image Ryan Harty

Ryan Harty

Environmental Market Development Manager American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
speaker-image Michael Flood

Michael Flood

National Resiliency Lead WSP
speaker-image Yoon Kim

Yoon Kim

Director of Advisory Services Four Twenty Seven
speaker-image Marcius Extavour

Marcius Extavour

Executive Director, Prize Operations, Energy & Resources Carbon XPRIZE
speaker-image Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

President Business Council for Sustainable Energy
speaker-image Jeff Erikson

Jeff Erikson

General Manager, Client Engagement Global CCS Institute
speaker-image Jessica Hogle

Jessica Hogle

Senior Director, Federal Affairs PG&E Corporation
speaker-image Tom Dower

Tom Dower

Senior Director, Government Relations ArcelorMittal
speaker-image Geoffrey Danker

Geoffrey Danker

Policy and Environmental Strategy Manager Sempra
speaker-image Judi Greenwald

Judi Greenwald

Principal Greenwald Consulting, LLC
speaker-image Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Partner & VP Ballast Research
speaker-image Sandra Genee

Sandra Genee

Director of Business Development Gold Standard Foundation
speaker-image Chris Bruno

Chris Bruno

Project Consultant, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change WSP
speaker-image Bill Brady

Bill Brady

Vice President, Corporate Environmental Strategy Exelon
speaker-image Carla Frisch

Carla Frisch

Principal Rocky Mountain Institute
speaker-image Jeff Bobeck

Jeff Bobeck

Director, Energy Policy Engagement Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
speaker-image Joyce Coffee

Joyce Coffee

President Climate Resilience Consulting
speaker-image Joe Berg

Joe Berg

Senior Restoration Ecologist Biohabitats
speaker-image Chris Adamo

Chris Adamo

Vice President Federal and Industry Affairs Danone North America
speaker-image Roian Atwood

Roian Atwood

Director of Sustainability Lee and Wrangler
speaker-image Mark Allen

Mark Allen

President and Chairman Algae Biomass Organization
speaker-image Kristin Baja

Kristin Baja

Climate Resilience Officer Urban Sustainability Directors Network
speaker-image Julia Rockwell

Julia Rockwell

Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Program Philadelphia Water Department
speaker-image Lisa McNeilly

Lisa McNeilly

Director of Sustainability City of Baltimore
speaker-image Doug Melnick

Doug Melnick

Chief Sustainability Officer City of San Antonio
speaker-image Sushma Masemore

Sushma Masemore

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, State Energy Director, North Carolina DEQ
speaker-image Josh Saks

Josh Saks

Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Commonwealth of Virginia
speaker-image Susanne Torriente

Susanne Torriente

Assistant City Manager and Chief Resiliency Officer City of Miami Beach
speaker-image Roger Sorkin

Roger Sorkin

Executive Director American Resilience Project
speaker-image Janet Peace

Janet Peace

Senior Vice President, Policy and Business Strategy Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
speaker-image Selwin Hart

Selwin Hart

Executive Director for the Caribbean Constituency Inter-American Development Bank
speaker-image Noora Singh

Noora Singh

Director of Sustainability PepsiCo, Inc.
speaker-image Kevin Rabinovitch

Kevin Rabinovitch

Global VP Sustainability Mars Inc.
speaker-image Lisa Shpritz

Lisa Shpritz

Senior Vice President, Environmental Business & Engagement Executive Bank of America
speaker-image Doug Huxley

Doug Huxley

Climate Change Practice Leader CH2M, now Jacobs
speaker-image Cathy Woollums

Cathy Woollums

Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer Berkshire Hathaway Energy
speaker-image Elliot Diringer

Elliot Diringer

Executive Vice President Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
speaker-image Linda Coady

Linda Coady

Co-Chair Canada’s Generation Energy Council
speaker-image Abigail Ross Hopper

Abigail Ross Hopper

President and CEO Solar Energy Industries Association
speaker-image Rich Brown

Rich Brown

Senior Vice President, Environmental Program Director, Global Environmental Group Bank of America
speaker-image Vicki Arroyo

Vicki Arroyo

Executive Director Georgetown Climate Center
speaker-image Scott Tew

Scott Tew

Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Ingersoll Rand
speaker-image Danielle Azoulay

Danielle Azoulay

Head of CSR and Sustainability L'Oréal USA
speaker-image Jean-Christophe Flatin

Jean-Christophe Flatin

President of Innovation, Science, Technology & Mars Edge Mars Incorporated
speaker-image Ann McCabe

Ann McCabe

Interim Executive Director The Climate Registry
speaker-image Frank Sesno

Frank Sesno

Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
speaker-image Bob Perciasepe

Bob Perciasepe

speaker-image Alex Liftman

Alex Liftman

Global Environmental Executive Bank of America
speaker-image Marsha Wills-Karp

Marsha Wills-Karp

Anna M. Baetjer Professor of Environmental Health and Chair Johns Hopkins University
speaker-image David Hayes

David Hayes

Executive Director State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, NYU School of Law
speaker-image Ben Grumbles

Ben Grumbles

Secretary Maryland Department of the Environment
speaker-image Michelle Romero

Michelle Romero

National Director Green For All
speaker-image Georges Benjamin

Georges Benjamin

Executive Director American Public Health Association
speaker-image Edan Dionne

Edan Dionne

Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs IBM
speaker-image Monica Trauzzi

Monica Trauzzi

Senior Director, External Communications Nuclear Energy Institute
speaker-image Diane Regas

Diane Regas

President and CEO The Trust for Public Land
speaker-image Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor

President Niskanen Center
speaker-image Amy Harder

Amy Harder

Energy Reporter Axios
speaker-image Paul D. Tonko

Paul D. Tonko

20th District of New York U.S. House of Representatives
speaker-image Katherine Hamilton

Katherine Hamilton

Chair 38 North Solutions
speaker-image Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah

President and Co-Founder Generate Capital
speaker-image Bernadette Woods Placky

Bernadette Woods Placky

Chief Meteorologist, Climate Matters Director Climate Central
speaker-image John Racanelli

John Racanelli

President and Chief Executive Officer National Aquarium

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