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Speakers 2011

Carol Williams
Group Senior Vice President & Executive Vice President, Manufacturing & Engineering,
Dow Chemical

Carol Williams is a Group Senior Vice President at Dow Chemical Company as well as President of the company’s Chemicals and Energy Division. In the latter role, Ms. Williams has responsibility for the following Dow businesses: Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol; Chlor-Vinyl; Chlor-Alkali; Chlorinated Organics; and Energy. She also serves a member of the company's Executive Leadership Committee and the Strategy Board.

Ms. Williams joined Dow in 1980 as an engineer in R&D for plastic films and foams and subsequently worked in the areas of styrene butadiene/isoprene block copolymers; analytical science; and epoxy products and intermediates. In 1999 she was named the North America Chlor-Alkali Assets business operations leader and site leader for Oyster Creek in Freeport, Texas. She became business vice president for Chlor-Alkali Assets in 2000, and was named vice president of Global Purchasing in 2003.

The following year, Ms. Williams became R&D vice president for Hydrocarbons & Energy, Chemicals & Intermediates and Core (Corporate R&D). In 2005, she was named vice president of Business Development for Market Facing Businesses and in 2007 became Corporate Vice President for Dow's Market Facing, Business Development and Licensing Portfolio, which included Dow Automotive, Dow Building Solutions, Dow Coating Solutions, Dow Footwear, Dow Oil & Gas and several other potential market facing businesses in development. Her portfolio also included Dow Technology Licensing & Catalyst, and Ventures & Business Development. Ms. Williams was named Senior Vice President of Basic Chemicals in January 2009.

Corporate Bio
Dow (NYSE: Dow) combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

John Frey
Americas Sustainability Executive
Hewlett-Packard Company

With over 20 years of global experience in sustainability, Mr. Frey brings a unique perspective on the topics of sustainability, climate impacts, lifecycle design, asset disposition, stakeholder engagement and brand protection. He provides practical suggestions for implementing sustainable practices throughout the IT lifecycle which increase efficiency, lower costs and reduce environmental impacts. His leadership led HP to be named one of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world by The Global 100. Mr. Frey is widely quoted by global broadcast, online and print media such as Financial Times, InfoWorld, SkyNews, CNET, MSNBC, CNN, BusinessWeek, Federal News Radio, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, CCT (China) and the Sky Radio Network. Prior to HP, Mr. Frey held leadership roles with ARCO, Boeing, Compaq and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Mr. Frey earned a bachelor's degree in Safety Engineering from Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Houston Graduate School of Theology.

Corporate Bio 
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work. No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers' specific needs.

Bruce Karas
Vice President, Environment and Sustainability
Coca Cola Company

Mr.Karas is the VP of Environment & Sustainability for Coca-Cola Refreshments. He has over 20 years of experience as an EHS professional and has practiced in a wide range of Industrial operations in the U.S, Canada and China. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist in Comprehensive Practice, a Certified Safety Professional and is a Registered Occupational Hygienist in Canada. He has served in various positions in national and local professional organizations and has presented various papers on topics ranging from ergonomics, health effects of flavorings, water stewardship and sustainability.

Corporate Bio
Coca-Cola Refreshments is an operating unit of The Coca-Cola Company, which is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, the Company's portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate of 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our website at

Debra Duneier
President and Founder
EcoChi, LLC / Living Home by Debra, LLC

Founder and President of Living Home by Debra and EcoChi LLC, Debra Duneier is a Feng Shui Master Practitioner, an accredited LEED® Green Associate and Certified Eco-Designer. Ms. Duneier is the creator of the EcoChi® system of design. Her training, background and perspective have made her a resource on topics including: Feng Shui, Real Estate, Wellness, Green Design and Sustainability for media outlets including Martha Stewart Radio, Brokers Weekly, Social Life Magazine,, CNBC, MSNBC, CBS, Better Homes and Gardens TV, and the Associated Press. As a keynote speaker she is in much demand and also runs workshops and seminars for a variety of corporations and trade organizations..

David Walker
Managing Director
Dyson Commercial

David joined Dyson in 2006 to launch the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer in the UK. After moving to take over the European market for Dyson, David moved to the USA in July 2009 to run the US Commercial Operations for Dyson. Before joining Dyson, David spent six years at Sky Television, a News Corporation company, working as Head of Sales in the Business division. David started his career at Barclays Bank, where he spent many years in the offshore banking service division based in London and Switzerland. David has given a number of key presentations in the US, including Greenbuild and ISSA Interclean in 2010 and NFMT in 2011.

About Dyson
Design at Dyson is about challenging the norm, developing new technologies and making things work better. Dyson’s 650-strong research, design and development department consists of engineers and scientists creating new and different technology - the very lifeblood of Dyson. Dyson has over 1,900 patents and patent applications for over 300 different inventions. Dyson’s RDD investment has quadrupled over the last 5 years with plans to double engineers to continue to invent new machines. Dyson employs nearly 400 people in the US, and more than 3,100 worldwide. Dyson engineers and scientists took three years to design an entirely new type of hand dryer. In 2008, Dyson launched the Airblade™ hand dryer in the US - revolutionizing a tired and neglected category. The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer creates a high speed sheet of filtered air that literally scrapes hands dry in just 12 seconds. Visit us at

Stephanie Rico
Vice President, Environmental Affairs
Wells Fargo

Stephanie is a vice president of Environmental Affairs at Wells Fargo. In this role, she leads the company’s external environmental marketing, communications and reporting initiatives. She has more than 15 years experience in driving positive change, including supporting issues such as resource management, healthcare, education and the environment. Stephanie has a BA in Social Science, Interdisciplinary Studies from San Francisco State University and an MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. She serves on the e-Stewards leadership council and is passionate about working together to protect our environment.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores and 12,000 ATMs and the Internet ( and across North America and internationally. We’re headquartered in San Francisco, but we’re decentralized so every local Wells Fargo store is a headquarters for satisfying all our customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed financially. One in three households in America does business with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has $1.2 trillion in assets and approximately 280,000 team members across our 80+ businesses. We ranked fourth in assets and second in market value of our stock among our U.S. peers as of March 31, 2011.

Mike Lewis
Advisor, Sustainable Development
Rio Tinto

Mike is Advisor of Sustainable Development for Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper. In this role, Mike works with internal and external stakeholders to further Kennecott’s commitment to social well-being, environmental stewardship, economic prosperity and strong corporate governance. As chair of the company product stewardship team, Mike participates in a variety of supply chain initiatives.

Mike has also led sustainability initiatives in the ski industry, as a private consultant, and as an adjunct MBA professor at Westminster College.

About Rio Tinto and Kennecott Utah Copper

As the second largest copper producer in the United States, Kennecott Utah Copper comprises nearly 25 percent of U.S. copper production. Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with total production at more than 19 million tons. In 2010, Kennecott produced approximately 296,000 tons of copper, 596,000 ounces of gold, 4.7 million ounces of silver, 28 million pounds of molybdenum and other products. Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the United Kingdom, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and Southern Africa.



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Jim Weinbauer
Vice President, Director of Sustainable Development

Jim Weinbauer is the Vice President, Director of the Sustainable Development Services consulting practice for AECOM Environment.  He has a proven and acknowledged record of developing, implementing, and maintaining industry-leading environmental sustainability programs consistent with business objectives.  He brings global experience to this role having previously served as Senior Vice President, Director of Environment for Stora Enso Oyj a leading integrated paper, packaging, and forest Products Company with 36,000 employees in more than 40 countries on five continents.

Jim Weinbauer is responsible for the growth and development of AECOM’s global Sustainable Development practice within the Specialty Emerging Technology global practice area.  Services include development of holistic programs, carbon management, water management, process optimization, pollution prevention, waste minimization, built environment, data administration, reporting, and social responsibility programs, leveraging AECOM capabilities in architecture, engineering and scientific disciplines.  He has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of current environmental sustainability issues based on more than 30 years of experience.

A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in approximately 125 countries and had revenue of $7.0 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2010. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Bill Olson
Director, Office of Sustainability and Stewardship, Mobile Devices business
Motorola, Inc.

Bill Olson is Director of the Office of Sustainability and Stewardship for Motorola Mobile Devices, leading a key corporate initiative named ECOMOTO. In his role, Bill drives go-to-market strategy for green mobile device products and technologies, and has championed the adoption of ECOMOTO principles across several Motorola business units. ECOMOTO focuses on the realization of environmentally sound, seamless Motorola mobile products and seeks to deliver sustained business impact through green materials and innovative ecodesign practices as can be found in the world’s first carbon free phones built with post consumer recycled plastic: W233 RENEW and MOTOCUBO A45 ECO and the world’s first “green” android phones introduced in 2010 - CITRUS and SPICE.Bill graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Bill has 23 US patents and more than 40 technical publications.

About Motorola
Motorola Mobility,Video distribution systemsCable modems and gatewaysBluetooth® accessoriesPassive Optical Networking solutionsDigital and IP video solutionsDigital entertainment devicesand MediosSoftware and services, including MOTOBLURMobile phones, including smartphones, mobile computing devices and tabletsproduct categoriesvisit and data-access devices. For more information,data delivery; and management solutions, includingand tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video andMotorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones.

Donna Capizzi
Director, Global Environmental Health & Safety
Covance, Inc

Donna Capizzi, is currently the Director, Global Environmental, Health & Safety, with Covance, Inc. She has responsibilities for delivering EHS services and support to Covance sites worldwide. Prior to joining Covance in 2008, she was the Global Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for Catalent, and an 18 year career in EHS with the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Her contributions to EHS reflect a philosophy of achieving business results through leadership, accountability, organizational development and innovation. Businesses she has supported have been recognized for EHS performance excellence, including Governor’s Awards for Safety Excellence, the Campbell Award and OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. Ms Capizzi holds membership in the American Society for Safety Engineers and the American Industrial Hygiene Association and is a past president of the New Jersey Section-AIHA. Community activities: Ms Capizzi served on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Safety Council, is currently a member of the Board of the Somerset Valley YMCA, and is a past member of the board of the Delaware-Raritan Girl Scouts Council. Ms Capizzi has a BS, cum laude, in Biology from Villanova University, a MS in Radiation Science from Rutgers University. She is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. She and her husband are the proud parents of a daughter, Stefanie, and live in Bridgewater, NJ.

About Covance
Covance Inc. is a worldwide leading drug development services company providing a wide range of early-stage and late-stage product development services primarily to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Covance also provides laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical, and food industries. Covance is the market leader in toxicology services, central laboratory services, discovery services, and a top global provider of Phase III clinical trial management services. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has annual revenues greater than $1.9 billion, a backlog of over $6 billion, and more than 10,000 employees in more than 60 countries.

Gerrard Arroti
Senior Director of Safety & Sustainability

Gerard Arrotti is the Senior Director of Safety and Sustainability for ESPN, Inc. Gerry formerly worked for ABC Television Network and the United States Department of Labor. He holds a Master of Science degree from New York Medical College in Environmental Health Science. He joined ESPN in 1998 and was promoted to his current position in 2004. Gerry is responsible for occupational safety, fire protection, business continuity planning, and sustainability initiatives across all ESPN business segments.
About ESPN
ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Based in Bristol, Conn., with 3,900 employees (6,500 worldwide) ESPN Plaza includes 900,000 square feet in 17 buildings on 116 acres, with additional office space (400,000 sq. ft.) rented nearby. The company is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

Douglas R. Sterbenz. P.E.
Chief Operating Officer, Westar Energy

Doug Sterbenz is Chief Operating Officer for Westar Energy. He leads the operating activities for the largest electric provider in Kansas. He has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of Texas, and his master of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. He believes in individual continuous learning, and growing leaders. Doug started his career as an engineer in a large power plant for Texas Utilities Company. He moved into supervision and held many leadership positions in various power plants. He then moved on to power marketing for Questar Energy Trading. He joined Westar Energy and served in several positions in power marketing before becoming a senior vice president in 2001 and then chief operating officer in 2007. He is a graduate of Leadership Topeka, serves on the board of directors for the Kansas Capital Area American Red Cross, United Way of Greater Topeka, and is an EEI Energy Supply Executive Advisory Board member. Doug and his wife Connie have three children and live in Topeka. They all enjoy attending K-State football and basketball games.

Corporate Bio As the largest electric energy provider in Kansas, serving more than half a million residents, Westar Energy is dedicated to operating the best electric utility in the Midwest and providing quality service at below average prices. Our goal is to become a preferred energy provider, both inside and outside our service territory. Headquartered in Topeka, Westar Energy employs about 2,200 people and serves more than 674,000 customers in much of east and east-central Kansas. Our energy centers generate more than 6,100 megawatts of electricity, and we operate and coordinate 33,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. It is also important to Westar Energy to give something back to the people we serve. Through the Westar Energy Green Team, the Westar Energy Foundation and Westar Energy Community Partners, we help preserve the state’s environment, support non-profit agencies and encourage volunteerism among our employees and retirees.

Cynthia Curtis
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
CA Technologies

As vice president and chief sustainability officer, Cynthia oversees the CA Technologies Office of Sustainability and is responsible for global sustainability strategy and initiatives for the company. Cynthia also meets with customers looking to use IT management solutions to further their sustainability efforts. Since joining CA Technologies in 2010, Cynthia has established a track record with measurable results for the company's sustainability program. She has extended the scope of the company’s sustainability initiatives, and established a cross-functional advisory board and program management office. In addition, she has helped enhance the environmental performance of CA Technologies operations by working with internal teams to further leverage the use of the company’s energy, carbon and sustainability management solution, CA ecoSoftware. Prior to joining CA Technologies, Cynthia was chief marketing officer at Utimaco Safeware. Previously, she was senior director of marketing for EMC Global Services. Cynthia also has held positions in the public and private sectors, including vice president of global marketing for Unisys Corporation’s network and desktop services division, and director for the United Services Organization (USO) in Germany. Earlier in her career, Cynthia served as a government liaison for Rogers & Wells in Washington, D.C.; and a legislative correspondent for former Senator Lowell Weicker, Jr. Cynthia earned a master of business administration degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor of arts degree from Boston College. She speaks German and lives in a LEED-certified home in Massachusetts.

Peter Coffee
Vice president and head of Platform Research

Peter Coffee, VP and head of Platform Research, joined in January of 2007. He previously spent 18 years as a senior contributor to the enterprise IT journals eWEEK and PC Week. Based in the Los Angeles area, he works with IT professionals and ISVs to build a global community based on the enterprise cloud computing platform. Peter has 28 years’ experience in guiding the introduction and adoption of new technologies and practices as a developer, consultant, educator, and internationally published author and lecturer. He has appeared on national newscasts in the U.S., Mexico and India addressing a broad range of eBusiness issues. He chaired the four-day Web Security Summit conference in Boston during the summer of 2000; he has been a keynote speaker, moderator or workshop leader at technical conferences, business computing events and academic gatherings throughout the U.S. and Asia as well as in Australia, Canada, Latin America and western Europe. Peter was previously the first manager of desktop computing integration at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space systems project management and in space-asset applications of artificial intelligence techniques. Before that, he held various project management roles in arctic development, chemical facility construction, and alternative-fuels production for Exxon operations in New Jersey, Louisiana, California and Alaska’s Beaufort Sea. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, where he also served as an instructor for core classes in IT management; he has held faculty appointments in computer science (artificial intelligence) at UCLA and in business analytics at Chapman College. He is the author of two books, How To Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs.

Ed Pinero
Chief Sustainability Officer
Veolia Water North America

Appointed chief sustainability officer for Veolia Water North America in 2010, Mr. Pinero leads Veolia Water's sustainability efforts in North America. He works to support programs at company operations as well as develop and implement sustainable programs and services for Veolia Water's clients. The company's North American operations serve more than 14 million people in approximately 650 communities. A graduate of State University of New York and Texas A&M University, Mr. Pinero began his environmental services career in the southern United States working as a geologist with Mobil Oil Corporation in 1980. In 1989, he served as director of environmental services with RETTEW Associates, where he successfully led environmental projects involving both the government and public sector. In 1998, he took the position of Pennsylvania Energy Director, serving the Governor of Pennsylvania. In 2003, he took his work to a federal level, serving as the deputy federal environmental executive at the White House where he focused on industrial ecology, sustainability and federal-state cooperation.

Christopher P. Hartmann
Executive Vice President & CEO
Rexel Holdings USA

Christopher P. Hartmann, 49, is the current Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer (EVP& CEO) of Rexel Holdings USA. (RHUSA). RHUSA is the holding company for Gexpro worldwide and the Rexel banner in the United States. RHUSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the one of the largest electrical wholesalers in the world, Rexel SA, which is based in Paris, France. Mr. Hartmann also serves on the Executive Committee of Rexel SA. Prior to joining RHUSA in January of 2008, Mr. Hartmann served as the Chief Operating Officer for Thomas & Betts Corporation with global responsibility for operations, marketing and sales. Mr. Hartmann was President of the Electrical Division before taking the COO position. Prior to that, Mr. Hartmann served as President and COO of Affiliated Distributors (A-D) and was responsible for A-D’s four divisions: Plumbing; Industrial Supply; Pipe, Valve and Fittings; and Electrical Supply. Mr. Hartmann has held other executive positions with A-D where he was responsible for Affiliate and Supplier relations, marketing programs and a national accounts program. Prior to A-D, Mr. Hartmann held a variety of strategic planning, sales, marketing and engineering positions with Rockwell Automation, AB Electrolux and General Electric Company. Mr. Hartmann successfully completed GE’s Corporate Manufacturing Management Program. Mr. Hartmann has a BSEE from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and an MBA from Marquette University. Mr. Hartmann has participated in management training curriculums at Rockwell and General Electric as well as executive development programs at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and Columbia University. Mr. Hartmann serves on the Board of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, the Board of Delegates of the National Association of Wholesalers, and has served as an independent director on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Thermadyne Corporation

Linda Keenan
Vice President of Corporate Stewardship
Dow Corning

Primary Responsibilities
Provide executive oversight for the key elements of Dow Corning’s corporate stewardship initiatives
Drive and align company sustainability, environment, health and safety efforts
Ensure global regulatory compliance
Experience and Expertise
Linda Kennan joined Dow Corning Corporation in 1984 in a research position. Throughout her career at Dow Corning she has held positions in basic research, product and application development followed by roles in industry and business management. In 2009, Linda was named region president for the ASEAN and ANZ regions.
She was appointed to her present position in 2011.
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry: University of Illinois
Master of Science, Chemistry: Central Michigan University
External Representation
Linda is a passionate volunteer, teaching science and life skills to school children. She has also served as a Director for Shelterhouse and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for Midland and Gladwin Counties.
Guiding Principle
True success comes from recognizing the unique strengths of eachindividual

Amber Harrison
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility

Amber has worked for SITA – the specialists in air transport communications and IT solutions – since 1996. Responsible for developing and implementing the organisation’s global CSR strategy, her role sees her engaging with stakeholders at all levels across the business, identifying and driving targets, leading the company’s CSR Steering and Green IT Working Groups and communicating and reporting progress. Her previous roles in brand management and communications at SITA have brought additional insight to the challenges faced in implementing new programmes. Past appointments include 5 years at De La Rue, as well as running her own business. Amber holds a Masters in Marketing, and is partway through a Masters in Environment Management at the University of Bath. She splits her time between London and Dorset, and is an enthusiastic gardener, opening her garden to help raise money for local causes. SITA is one of the world's most international companies. Its global reach is based on local presence, with 3,200 customers in over 200 countries and territories – almost every airline and airport does business with SITA. The organisation employs 4,500 people of more than 140 nationalities, speaking over 70 different languages. This makes SITA both an interesting and challenging place to implement a CSR strategy.

Lee Broughton
Head of Corporate Sustainability
Enterprise Holdings

Lee Broughton heads up Corporate Sustainability for the most comprehensive service provider in the car rental industry, Enterprise Holdings, which includes Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental as well as its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand. With annual revenues of $12.6 billion and more than 68,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings owns and operates, through its regional subsidiaries, more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest car rental company in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. The only investment-grade company in the car rental industry, it also leads with more than a third of all airport business in the U.S. and Canada. Enterprise Holdings is owned by the Taylor family of St. Louis and ranked No. 17 on the Forbes “Top 500 Private Companies in America” list. Under Mr. Broughton’s direction, Enterprise Holdings’ Corporate Sustainability initiative focuses on the “triple bottom line” – global economic, social and environmental sustainability – and how those interdependencies impact the car rental industry overall, regardless of whether vehicles are being rented for an hour, a day, a week or longer. The company’s new Web site highlights three sustainability themes:
  • Legacy – based on the Taylor family’s heritage, founding values and principles of accountability.
  • Foresight – based on a commitment to manage operations for the long term with sustainable business practices, including its “20/20 Vision” program.
  • Innovation – based on bringing innovation and sustainability together to help drive competitive advantages and new technologies.
In addition, Enterprise Holdings is a member of the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders representing the entire value chain of the growing electric vehicle industry. Specifically, the unparalleled Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network – consisting of more than 5,000 local offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population – offers consumers a convenient way to experience electric vehicles and other emerging technologies, right where they live and work. The Taylor family also helped establish the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels in conjunction with one of the world's leading plant science research facilities, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Further, the company’s WeCar car-sharing program – a natural extension of the local Enterprise Rent-A-Car business rental program – provides a totally automated, membership-based and environmentally friendly transportation solution for businesses, universities and government offices nationwide. WeCar car-sharing complements Enterprise Rideshare which serves both individual vanpool groups and large employer work sites, and together the two programs help customers reduce traffic congestion, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
When Mr. Broughton began his car rental career in 2003 in London, he used his in-depth marketing and public relations experience to set up the first-ever Enterprise Rent-A-Car Corporate Communications department in Europe. Prior to joining Enterprise, Mr. Broughton worked on a portfolio of high-profile corporate accounts for a London-based communications consultancy and then moved in-house to take a Marketing and Communications position for Eversheds LLC, one of the world’s largest law firms. Mr. Broughton received his Bachelor of Theology degree from Brunel University in London, England.

Beckey Vollmer
Senior Vice President & Co-Chair of Global Sustainability Practice
Fleishman Hillard

Becky Vollmer is a senior vice president and co-chair of Fleishman-Hillard’s global Sustainability practice, bringing more than 15 years of experience in journalism, politics and strategic communications consulting for broad range of clients and issues. Becky focuses on developing and promoting clients’ sustainability / CSR strategy and initiatives. That includes creating and communicating meaningful corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship initiatives; helping clients understand the risks and opportunities related to ESG issues and adopting sustainable business practices; securing management buy-in to help contain costs through sustainability initiatives and operate on a triple bottom line; aligning volunteerism and corporate philanthropy efforts with business objectives; engaging key stakeholders such as employees, investors, policymakers, NGOs and communities; storytelling and CSR reporting. In addition to her focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility, Becky has counseled clients in several other aspects of reputation management and strategic communications, including communications strategy and message development, issues and crisis management, media relations and communications training, corporate positioning and branding, public affairs and litigation. Her experience spans a variety of sectors, including transportation, energy, telecommunications, healthcare, hospitality, consumer products and more.

Brigitta Witt
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Brigitta Witt serves as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. In this role, Witt is responsible for integrating and optimizing Hyatt community engagement and volunteer efforts, its environmental and social programs and policies, and its philanthropic and disaster relief efforts. In particular, Witt focuses on aligning the long established Hyatt commitment to these areas with the company’s business goal of being the preferred brand for guests, employees and owners. Prior to her latest position, Witt served as vice president of environmental affairs for Hyatt from 2007 to 2010 and during this time assisted in developing and implementing a corporate environmental policy that expresses the company’s commitment to minimizing its impact on the global environment. Witt’s employee-oriented approach to environmental policy emphasizes awareness and education to promote and reinforce a culture of environmental consciousness through all facets of Hyatt global operations. Witt brings more than a decade of experience in marketing, change management and strategy consulting to her work at Hyatt. Prior to joining the company, she served as senior director of business development and general manager for GreenDimes, an organization dedicated to reducing the production and environmental impact associated with junk mail. Her responsibilities included managing daily operations and establishing partnerships with global companies and organizations. Witt has spent the greater part of her professional career developing and implementing large-scale programs and initiatives at a variety of organizations, ranging from global corporations and state governments to Silicon Valley start-ups. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University. Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Witt currently resides in Chicago with her husband.



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Josh Whitney
Lead Corporate Sustainability Practice
WSP Environment & Energy

Josh Whitney leads WSP E&E’s Corporate Sustainability Strategy practice in the US and brings with him 7 years of management consulting experience with high technology, clean technology and sustainability-focused start ups and Fortune 500 firms. Josh has consulted broadly on aspects of business planning and change management, operational and supplier risk management, management systems and corporate communications and disclosures related to environmental and sustainability issues.

Most recently, Josh led WSP’s engagement with Microsoft to assess the Environmental Sustainability Benefits of Cloud Computing which has garnered significant exposure and impact within the ICT sector. He holds a B.A. from Skidmore College and an MBA from the University of Colorado-Boulder Leeds School of Business, where he focused on entrepreneurship, venture capital and marketing. Prior to starting business school, Josh spent 4 years in WSP’s San Francisco offices where he was in charge of growing client relationships, delivering on projects and managing global teams. Key clients have included Microsoft, Cisco, Monster Cable, Seagate and Merrill Lynch.

Corporate Bio 
WSP Environment & Energy (WSP) is one of the world’s leading global consultancies, delivering creative business solutions to environmental, energy and sustainability issues. We collaborate with our clients to shape their sustainability strategies, improve business performance and lower operating costs. Our broad range of services covers city master-planning to corporate sustainability strategies; EHS due diligence & compliance auditing to environmental impact assessments; and greenhouse gas management to site assessment and remediation. Across the world we have some of the brightest thinkers in their fields of expertise. We have strong and diverse in-country teams, with access to a network of world-class global experts. We employ over 1,000 people across 65 offices globally. WSP Environment & Energy is part of the WSP Group plc, a FTSE 250 listed, 9,000 strong international design, engineering, infrastructure, and management consultancy.

Dana Bourland
Vice President
Green Initiatives
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Dana Bourland is vice president of green initiatives for Enterprise and leads environmental strategy for the national organization. She oversees all aspects of Enterprise’s national award-winning Green Communities program from strategic planning and program development to evaluation and public policy advocacy, including the next generation of this initiative focused on greening all affordable housing within the next decade. Dana works with Enterprise’s financial affiliates to package and integrate the delivery of various forms of project financing to Enterprise Green Communities developments, including equity investments and predevelopment loans. She also serves as managing director of the Enterprise Green Communities Offset Fund.

Dana previously worked for the Maryland Department of Planning, where she implemented and collaborated with other state agencies and national organizations on Smart Growth-related policies, including a Smart Growth fund, Port Land Use, Smart Codes, transit oriented development and the management of a statewide infrastructure needs analysis. Prior to the Maryland Department of Planning, Dana worked on poverty reduction strategies in communities across an eight-state region with the Northwest Area Foundation.

A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Dana holds a master’s degree in planning from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Program in Real Estate. She is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), a LEED Accredited Professional, a juror for the Washington Smart Growth Alliance Smart and Sustainable Growth Recognition Program, and serves on the Affordable Housing Finance Editorial Advisory Board and the Affordable Comfort Board of Directors. Dana was recently named one of Fast Company magazine’s “Most Influential Women Activists in Technology” and a 2009 Young Leader by Affordable Housing Finance. She is also featured in the book Becoming an Urban Planner: A Guide to Careers in Planning and Urban Design, and is included as faculty in Fast Company’s 30-second MBA program.

About Enterprise

Since 1982, Enterprise has raised and invested more than
$11 billion to help finance more than 280,000 affordable homes across the United States. Our award-winning Enterprise
Green Communities initiative offers the first national framework for green affordable housing – and inspires us to achieve sustainability across all of our activities and operations.

The current economic, energy and environmental challenges demand greater investment in affordable housing and healthy communities. Enterprise is leading the way, with a strong national voice and a driving strategy that will build – and rebuild – diverse, thriving communities for generations to come.

Brian T. Slowik
Vice President, Sales and Operations
Wright Express

Wright Express rapid! PayCard Corporate  Bio

Wright Express rapid! PayCard provides your company with the most comprehensive PayCard benefit and Green/paperless ePayroll program designed for employers choosing to convert to electronic delivery of payroll at zero cost.

Wright Express rapid! PayCard provides your organization with the most comprehensive PayCard benefit and e-Payroll program designed for employers choosing to convert to electronic delivery of payroll at zero cost.

- Recruited by Sembler Investments, located in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1997 to become the Vice President Sales and Marketing for Skilled Services Corporation, a $30 Million Construction Staffing Company that was sold to True Blue / Labor Ready.
- Brian is currently Wright Express Corporation VP, Sales & Operations rapid! PayCard / Founding Partner since 2003.
- A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native and graduate University of Florida College of Journalism Class of 1986.

Daniel Kreegers
Co-founder and Executive Director
Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)

Daniel Kreeger is co-founder and executive director of the Association of Climate Change Officers.  He has vast experience establishing partnerships and collaborating with Federal agencies, environmental non-profits, academic institutions and multinational corporations, and has a unique familiarity of key sustainability leaders at and efforts by most Fortune 500 companies, top 100 government contractors, and government entities.  He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and an accomplished business executive with nearly 15 years of cross-functional experience in change management, business strategies, public relations, public affairs, research and consulting within business-to-business, government, and consumer-centric sectors with a particular focus on the economic and operational implications of environmental and healthcare issues.  Since 2009, he's published numerous papers and spoken at dozens of industry events on operational and workforce issues related to climate change, environmental sustainability and national security.

About ACCO: The Association of Climate Change Officers is a 501(c)(6) non-profit membership organization for executives and officials worldwide in industry, government, academia and the non-profit community. ACCO’s mission is to advance the knowledge and skills of those dedicated to developing and directing climate change strategies in the public and private sectors, and to establish a flexible and robust forum for collaboration between climate change officers. For more information about ACCO, please visit

Tracy Fairman
Chief Executive Officer
E-Pro Direct

I eat, sleep and breathe meetings, hospitality and everything related.  As the CEO of E-proDirect I would love to say that I get a thrill out of managing all the day to day operations but I really enjoy using my creativity.  Although I have worn every hat within the company, I am currently more focused on new projects and innovations that enable our clients to get the best experience possible.

Although I’ve lived in the hotel universe for the last 20 years I have spent most of my time with my primary focus on sales and marketing within the meetings and conventions world.  I am deeply involved with MPI, PCMA, DMAI and HSMAI and was honored in 2007 with HSMAI’s “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality & Travel Sales & Marketing” award.

About E-Pro Direct

E-proDirect is a marketing & technology company that focuses solely on the meetings & convention segments of the hospitality industry.

A little over 10 years ago, two hospitality Sales & Marketing Executives recognized that hotels and other meeting suppliers needed an affordable solution to communicate more effectively with Meeting & Event Planners. E-proDirect was the result— a company that is committed to helping meeting planners and meeting suppliers forge new connections and better maintain existing relationships.

With the success of developing and launching DirectConnect email marketing campaigns as a technology solution to build partnerships within the meetings community, E-proDirect saw several other opportunities to assist both meeting planners & meeting suppliers by utilizing cutting edge technology solutions. When developing technology solutions E-proDirect focuses on four main criteria: save time, save money, generate revenue for planners or suppliers, or enhance the event experience for meeting attendees.

A combination of innovative solutions, exceptional customer service, and extensive experience in the hospitality industry are what have allowed them the opportunity to work with over 600 clients a year and 98.2% of those clients are repeat clients.

This same entrepreneurial spirit, innovative hospitality solutions, and commitment to client success are what still defines E-proDirect today and will continue to lead them into the future.

Joe Tragert
Senior Director of Market Development

Joe Tragert is the Senior Director of Market Development for EBSCO Publishing. He is responsible for identification and development of new products and services, and extension of core offerings into the corporate, government and consumer markets. In this role, he oversees EBSCO’s sustainability services. In his ten years at EBSCO, he has led product management, content licensing, and interface design in previous roles within the company. Joe holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Russian Studies from Georgetown University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College, where he teaches in the MBA program. Joe has authored three books in the Complete Idiot’s Guide series, on Iran, Iraq and North Korea.

Corporate Bio

EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of researchers worldwide. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to topics surrounding sustainability and environmental stewardship. EBSCO’s product lines include databases such as Sustainability Reference Center™, Sustainability Watch™, Energy & Power Source™ and Business Source® Corporate. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems.

Being an environmentally-conscious company has long been a guiding directive of EBSCO Publishing. In an effort to promote green awareness, EBSCO Publishing offers free resources, ideas and initiatives for companies to maximize their level of environmental responsibility and operate in a more efficient and environmentally-sound manner.

As part of the green initiative, EBSCO released GreenFILE™, a free database designed to help people research the impact humans have on the environment. GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. GreenFILE is freely available at

As a leading content provider, EBSCO hopes to both facilitate and add to the current discussions surrounding all facets of sustainability and green awareness within business. EBSCO has made business decisions with the environment in mind, including the installation of two large solar electric arrays, changing its corporate fleet of cars to hybrids, and creating a “Green Team” of employees which has led to larger recycling programs, lunchtime seminars and a full public transportation reimbursement program for employees.

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Kenneth J. Tomaszewski
Ph.D., M.S.
, President, CEO
KJT Group, LLC

Dr. Tomaszewski has extensive background in market research, much of which has focused on the pharmaceutical industry, medical device research and studies in the areas of renewable energy and environmental sustainability.  His areas of expertise also include discrete choice decision modeling, market share, and loyalty analysis.  At KJT Group, Dr. Tomaszewski is the principal consultant, responsible for most initial design and analytic considerations, both qualitative and quantitative.

Ken earned his Ph.D. in Health Services Research and Policy from the University of Rochester School of Medicine.  He earned his M.S. in Public Policy Analysis, also at the University of Rochester.

About KJT Group
KJT Group’s Green Research Practice is focused on providing custom research insights to the growing renewable energy and sustainability markets.

KJT Group is a global, industry-leading market research firm.  For organizations requiring information and insights related to renewable energy and environmental sustainability, KJT Group provides consulting enabling our clients to confidently make important strategic decisions.  Our research experiences in the areas of alternative fuels, flex fuel vehicles and residential & business energy efficiency have provided the foundation for our strong understanding of this marketplace.

Unlike database research and syndicated reports, KJT Group’s customized approach yields proprietary stakeholder data not available to your competitors. Our dedicated team of researchers works in partnership with our clients to understand their challenges, design research programs, and deliver actionable recommendations.

Linda Kennan
Vice President, Corporate Stewardship

Dow Corning

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide executive oversight for the key elements of Dow Corning’s corporate stewardship initiatives
  • Drive and align company sustainability, environment, health and safety efforts
  • Ensure global regulatory compliance

Experience and Expertise

Linda Kennan joined Dow Corning Corporation in 1984 in a research position. Throughout her career at Dow Corning she has held positions in basic research, product and application development followed by roles in industry and business management. In 2009, Linda was named region president for the ASEAN and ANZ regions.
She was appointed to her present position in 2011.

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry: University of Illinois
  • Master of Science, Chemistry: Central Michigan University

External Representation
Linda is a passionate volunteer, teaching science and life skills to school children. She has also served as a Director for Shelterhouse and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for Midland and Gladwin Counties.

Guiding Principle
True success comes from recognizing the unique strengths of each individual.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® ( brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

Dow Corning is also the majority shareholder in the Hemlock Semiconductor Group ( joint ventures, which includes Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began operations in 1961 and has announced more than $4 billion of investments since 2005.

Dow Corning was established in 1943 specifically to explore and develop the potential of silicones. It has grown to become a global leader in silicone-based technology and innovation.

Mike Enberg
Enterprise Manager


Mike Enberg is the e-Stewards Enterprise Manager, who enrolls and supports companies, organizations and governments that pursue responsible e-waste recycling solutions. He began his career promoting ecotourism, traveling aboard expedition ships and by safari to the most remote corners of the world. Subsequently, Mike built and managed preferred supplier sales and marketing programs for an international network of travel agencies, and managed key accounts for a major daily newspaper.

About e-Stewards
The e-Stewards Initiative is a project of the Basel Action Network (BAN), which is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization of the United States, based in Seattle, Washington. It is against the backdrop of the growing e-waste crisis that the e-Stewards Initiative was born. Without appropriate national and international legislation or enforcement in place in many regions, it is unfortunately left up to individual citizens, corporations, universities, cities – all of us – to figure out how to prevent the toxic materials in electronics from continuing to cause long term harm to human health and the environment, particularly in countries with developing economies.

Carol Howe
Senior Advisor
University of South Florida (USF)

Carol Howe-Carol recently joined the University of South Florida Patel School of Global Sustainability as a Senior Advisor.  For the last 5 years Carol managed the SWITCH programme for UNESCO Institute of Water Education in The Netherlands. SWITCH was a 5 year European Union action-research program with 33 global partners who worked with local stakeholders in twelve cities around the world to move toward more sustainable urban water management.  Before joining SWITCH Carol was Director of the Commonwealth’s (CSIRO) Future Cities and Urban Water Programmes in Australia, Manager of Strategic Planning for Sydney Water, Principal Planner with MWH Consulting in Northern California and a wastewater treatment plant operator in Pennsylvania.  Carol has a B.S. from Penn State University  and is a Fellow of the International Water Association. She is the author of books on Triple Bottom Line Reporting, Water Sensitive Cities and Climate Adaptation for Urban Water.

About USF

Visitor Information
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Academic Programs
USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelor, 97 master, two ed specialist, 36 research doctoral, and four professional doctoral programs.

Admission Requirements
While Florida has established minimum admission standards for all state universities, USF's admission requirements are significantly more competitive.

Cost to Attend
Visit University Scholarships and Financial Aid for information about cost of attendance, financial aid, scholarships, Florida Pre-Paid, Florida Bright Futures and more.

USF is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research activities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities.

Statistical Information
USF serves more than 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. Visit the USF Infomart to view complete details about USF's enrollment by course listings, student credit hours, degrees awarded and more.

The University of South Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (SACS)

USF System
The USF System is operated under the laws of the State of Florida and governed by the Florida Board of Governors and the USF Board of Trustees.

Brian Johnson
Chief Technology Officer
Quality Technology Services (QTS)

As Chief Technology Officer, Brian Johnston provides technology leadership for IT infrastructure, product development and data center design. Brian has a unique combination of design, technological expertise, and vast experience in delivering IT solutions.

With more than 17 years of experience, Brian has worked in various engineering positions for several of the nation's top technology companies. Brian's experience working with large organizations and systems around the world, affords him an intimate understanding of the importance of performance and capacity through analytics, monitoring and reporting, making him invaluable to the QTS organization

Prior to his role as Chief Technology Officer, Brian was Chief Operations Officer of QTS. Brian has also served as the President of Capaciteam, a capacity planning and mathematical modeling service provider located in Omaha, Nebraska. Capaciteam provided modeling services for high-end system users like Ebay and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He later successfully sold Capaciteam to First National Technology Services of Nebraska.

Brian served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Bellevue University with an AA in Electronic Engineering with Honors. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society for academic achievement. Brian and his family support a number of charities including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Veterans with Disabilities, and the Aba House Foundation. Brian lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and 3 children.

About QTS

QTS is the third largest data center provider in the US and provides core data center services - Custom Data Center Services, Colocation Services, and Cloud Services - to meet the varied infrastructure requirements of our customers' web services environments. With carrier neutral connectivity to hundreds of access providers and a full array of monitoring and Managed Services, QTS offers the complete solution to your data center IT infrastructure hosting needs.

Rudly Raphael
Vice President Research
Survey Analytics

Survey Analytics has more than 12 years of professional experience in the online market research industry. Prior to SurveyAnalytics, he was Director of Online Research for the Cunningham Research Group. As Director of Online Research, Mr. Raphael was the architect responsible for coordinating initiatives to plan and develop Cunningham's Online Research infrastructure. He was responsible for implementing internal IT system infrastructure to streamline business processes, channel communication, survey analysis and design, and implemented marketing strategies to build an online consumer panel consisting of more than 1,000,000 members, after less than 6 months in operation.

Rudly has designed and implemented sophisticated in-house CRM and customized research solutions. As Vice President of Research, he oversees all aspects of research logistical design involving quantitative methodology. Rudly attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He’s also a graduate of Harvard University.

Jose Sarraga
Territory Manager
APC by Schneider Electric

Jose Sarraga is Territory Manager for APC by Schneider Electric.
Jose has held various roles in sales, district and territory management during his 13 years at APC. Jose currently supports various partners including IT integrators, design/build firms, engineers, contractors, and end-users focused on business continuity, data center design, and physical infrastructure.

Jose holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a degree in Marketing and Computer Information Systems from Bryant University, in Smithfield RI. Jose also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern, University in Fort Lauderdale.

About APC by Schneider Electric
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of €2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture, the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries,achieved sales of €18,3 billion in 2008. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

Marty Metro
Founder & CEO

Marty Metro is the Founder & CEO of (UCB), a venture-funded reuse company tackling the gratuitous $50 billion cardboard industry in the US, where most boxes are used once, then recycled or simply thrown away. A former “Big 6” consultant with an MBA, Metro has become a prolific eco-entrepreneur, successfully balancing the need for financial returns with his passion for environmental and social responsibility.

Metro was far from an overnight success. In 2002, he initially launched a retail model to serve the Los Angeles area, with dreams of a national franchise. This first attempt was undercapitalized and riddled with logistical challenges. In 2005, Metro was forced to cease operations and absorb over $300,000 of personal debt. Devastated but not discouraged, Metro took a “day job” as an ERP consultant and devoted his nights and weekends to pursuing his dream. Within a year, Metro raised venture capital, rewrote the business plan and launched a more scalable, tech-centric model, known today as UCB. Beginning with a pilot distribution center in Los Angeles, Metro expanded UCB across the entire country.

Today, UCB works with some of the largest manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the country. They “rescue” quality used boxes from within a supply chain, and often pays more than the recycling rate. UCB then inspects, sorts and inventories those very same boxes to be resold as a low-cost, eco-friendly alternative to new. Most boxes are sold by the truckload to other large companies and many are used to make UCB’s eco-friendly moving kits, for consumers.

Andrew Jeavons
Executive Vice President
Survey Analytics

Andrew Jeavons is an Executive Vice President at Survey Analytics. As Executive Vice President, Andrew's focus has been on increasing competitiveness, improving customer experience, improving employee engagement and increasing the depth of services.

Andrew started in the MR sector with Quantime as a software developer, went on to start E-Tabs and a specialist Quantime products consulting company. Worked in survey software in the USA, Europe and Australasia. Periodic presenter at conferences and writer. Experience in statistics, neuropsychology, psychology, writing and presenting, survey software and software development in general. Andrew is in charge of all day to day operations at Survey Analytics.

Scott Tew
Executive Director
Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
Ingersoll Rand

As executive director of Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES), W. Scott Tew leads a global group of experts dedicated to integrating best practices for the long-term use of energy and other resources. His team is responsible for helping to shape the future of energy efficiency and sustainability for the company and the global industry.

A six-year veteran of Ingersoll Rand, Tew has served as the company’s senior director of government and public affairs, community engagement and industry trade relations. He has led programs to advocate energy efficiency, green buildings and greenhouse gas emissions standards and policies, and served as a core member of the enterprise sustainability strategy council since its inception in 2008.

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands - including Club Car®, Hussmann®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency.

Tim Swanson
Vice President of Business Development
Sterling Planet

Tim Swanson, VP of Business Development at Sterling Planet, assists clients with procuring renewable energy and achieving their energy-related sustainability goals. A two-time recipient of the US Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Marketer of the Year award, Sterling Planet is known as a large-volume provider serving the nation’s top renewable energy purchasers among their vast corporate client base. The company also provides specialized purchases that can help with, for instance, LEED. To meet the needs of the diverse green power market, Sterling Planet contracts with more than 800 renewable generators coast-to-coast. By working with sustainability-minded organizations of all types, Sterling Planet helps to explore new ways to engage stakeholders, build awareness and extend the environmental benefits of a company’s commitment in ways that make economic sense and give back to communities.