Director of Emerging Technology
Montrose Environmental Group
Austin Heitmann is the Director of Emerging Technology with 7 years' experience managing technology development and evaluation as well as all aspects of air monitoring programs. Mr. Heitmann applies his expertise in the installation, integration and commissioning of ambient, indoor, and source continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) for a variety of client projects across North America. Mr. Heitmann’s extensive background of developing and managing cost effective ambient air sensors for integration in community and industry-based air monitoring programs, and his ability to support interpretation and communication of what the data collected means has proved invaluable to clients.
Vice President, ESG
The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC)
Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy is Vice President, ESG at The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), where she leads the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) transparency strategy. Aleksandra drives the implementation and continuous enhancement of ESG data collection, consolidation, governance, and controls. She is responsible for implementing ESG disclosure approaches to satisfy expectations of key stakeholders, including investors, regulators, consumers, and employees. She spearheads the annual development of the company’s Social Impact and Sustainability Report, as aligned to major reporting frameworks including SASB, GRI, TCFD, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior to joining ELC, Aleksandra was President and Chief Operating Officer at Framework ESG, where she led the delivery of core services in sustainability strategy and disclosure. Aleksandra started her career at the US Environmental Protection Agency. She holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University, and a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut.
Director, Renewables Advisory
Brian Dooley develops renewable energy strategies for ENGIE Impact’s clients, beginning with portfolio and opportunity assessment through implementation and execution of those strategies. With a decade of experience as a corporate purchaser and commercial developer of renewable energy solutions, he is focused on guiding clients through the complexities of renewable energy solution assessment, strategy development, business case development, sourcing and execution of transactions that meet their core business needs while achieving corporate sustainability goals.
Cody Glavey-Weiss is an electrical engineer with over a decade of experience supporting New York’s conservation and load management initiatives, ranging from technical consulting on utility-lead energy efficiency programs to strategic market development of emerging building decarbonization technologies.
Mr. Glavey-Weiss leads the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority’s Energy Management Technologies initiative, which is focused on accelerating the adoption of real-time data collection and cloud-based energy analytic systems in buildings across the Commercial, Industrial, and Multifamily sectors. To date, the program has committed over $85 million, across 1000+ sites, to real-time energy management projects, and is continuing to investigate and promote new technologies or energy management strategies which enable deeper building decarbonization.
VP, Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)
Ian Lifshitz is Vice President of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, the Americas for Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas. He is responsible for leading the company's sustainability, media relations and stakeholder engagement programs across Canada, the United States and Latin America.
Ian has more than 20 years of experience developing sustainability, public relations and other stakeholder strategies for international companies, governments and non-profits, including expertise in managing issues and crisis communication strategies for high-profile companies within the pulp and paper, packaging, retail and telco sectors.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Janelle Meyers has +20 years of experience enhancing economic, environmental and social performance of global value chains, products and services.
Janelle joined the Kellogg Company in February 2016. Prior to becoming the Chief Sustainability Officer in Dec 2021, Janelle held several roles in Global Procurement, including leading Kellogg’s Global Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Diversity and Responsible Sourcing programs.
Before joining Kellogg, Janelle spent 11 years with Walmart in Merchandising and the Corporate Sustainability team, and five years in International Finance and Brand Management with General Motors.
Born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, she and her husband, Eric, reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and have two children.
Manager, Energy & Sustainability Analytics Intelligence
Jonathan has been with ENGIE Impact for 12 and a half years and currently manages the Energy & Sustainability Analytics Intelligence team, which focuses on market intelligence and rate forecasting. He also has a background in finance and marketing.
Managing Director - ESG & Sustainability Services
Grant Thornton, LLP
John Friedman is a managing director in Grant Thornton LLP’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability practice, based in the firm’s Arlington, Virginia office. As a member of the firm’s ESG and Sustainability leadership team, Friedman focuses on developing sustainability strategies and reporting solutions for organizations ranging from the middle-market to the Fortune 500.
With an international career spanning three decades, Friedman is an award-winning ESG and sustainability leader who has helped global companies integrate their operational, financial and cultural initiatives into sustainable and responsible business practices. He has also been instrumental in helping companies of all sizes rise to the top of the sustainability rankings for their respective sectors, including building materials, food service and facilities management and energy. Additionally, Friedman has extensive experience helping organizations define long-term sustainability goals, especially as it relates to environmental stewardship, social progress and sound governance practices.
Friedman is a respected voice in the ESG community, often presenting at colleges and universities as well as meetings and conferences, including Sustainable Brands, 3BLForum, Just Means and Business for Social Responsibility. He has also authored several books on sustainability and has been quoted frequently in national news outlets.
He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Albany State University and a business certification from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Contact John: @johnfriedman and @grantthorntonUS
SVP Global Regulatory Climate Disclosure
Kristina is Persefoni’s SVP of Global Climate Reporting. She joined Persefoni from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where she was Sr. Counsel to the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, focused on climate and ESG. Before joining the SEC, Kristina was Director of Sustainability at the law firm Latham & Watkins.
Executive Director - Sustainability & Energy Management
Lincoln Bleveans has been an executive in the global energy industry for nearly 30 years, focused on electric power and sustainability, from start-ups and emerging technologies to independent power project development to utilities and 24/7 operations. He currently leads Stanford University’s mission-critical operations and world-leading innovation in sustainability and resilience, energy, water, civil infrastructure, building energy management, and waste management. He is a frequent speaker and writer on these topics and is also active as a mentor and board member for technology start-ups in the US, Europe, and India.
Marcel Guevara is an EHS professional with more than 25 years of experience leading organizations to achieve excellent EHS performance. His area of experience covers all aspects of EHS management, including the design and development of compliance and management systems, audit programs, and ensuring a cycle of continuous improvements; with experience in multiple jurisdictions in the Americas, Europe, and Africa; as well as in the oil and gas, mining, construction, and manufacturing industries. Since he joined ehsAI he is dedicated to identifying the challenges that EHS professionals are facing in their day-to-day work to develop AI advanced solutions to facilitate and improve their work and performance.
Marcel is a Certified Environmental Professional (EP) and a Compliance Environmental Auditor (EP-CEA) by the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (currently as non-Practicing status) by the Board of Canadian Safety Professionals.
Toyota North America
Counsel, Environmental Law Group
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti
Matthew A. Karmel is Counsel with Riker Danzig, based in New Jersey. An award-winning environmental attorney, Matt is the only attorney ever to receive Waste360’s 40 under 40 award, which recognizes the next generation of leaders in the waste management industry. He represents businesses seeking to advance sustainable initiatives and projects in the waste management industry and beyond. His clients include waste and recycling companies, energy and renewable energy producers, financial institutions and investment firms, and manufacturers, as well as community groups and nonprofit organizations.
With regard to environmental justice specifically, Matthew has been advancing EJ solutions in New Jersey for many years, including through his efforts to revise recycling regulations to allow community composting in urban communities. Matthew also advises businesses on the impact of environmental justice on all aspects of the business life-cycle.
Michelle has worked in the Sustainability industry for over 7 years with a focus on software, sustainable asset dispositions, and ESG program creation. Michelle is passionate about making sustainability a part of every organization and motivating companies to do their part to reduce climate change and help the environment. She is a graduate of York University and Western University with a Masters degree in Environmental Sustainability. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her partner and two cats. Michelle tries to lead a sustainable lifestyle and is also a beekeeper and avid camper.
Chief Customer Officer
Benchmark Digital Partners
Natasha Porter, Chief Customer Officer of Benchmark Digital Partners LLC (renamed from Gensuite LLC on 1-Jan-2021), has over 25 years of experience and leadership in the EHS and the digital solution field, with roles as a Compliance Assurance Manager, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Program Manager, EVP, and her current role as Chief Customer Officer for Benchmark Digital Partners. Her history of leading large organizational compliance and regulatory based digital initiatives for diverse global customers has been key in her career and current role.
Alongside Founder & CEO, R Mukund, Natasha initiated the development of the first Benchmark ESG web applications. Today, Benchmark ESGsupports 350+ subscriber companies globally of its cloud-based, best-practices-driven Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) digital business transformation software solutions for operational risk and compliance, EHS, sustainability/ESG reporting, and product stewardship and responsible sourcing. Together, these solutions enable global Benchmark ESGusers to foster safe, sustainable work environments and high-performance functional programs worldwide. With best-in-class Mobile capabilities, multi-lingual interfaces, and integrated analytics, Benchmark ESG serves over 2.9 million users in 30+ industry sectors and 120+ countries, supported by a global team located in 11 offices and 10 countries, and headquartered in Mason, OH, USA.
Natasha leads a cross-functional team in advancement and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning technologies by a cross-industry group of organizations looking to disrupt the way technology is applied to safety in the workplace. The thesis of this workgroup as has been that AI, ML and natural language processing, operations and safety teams can expedite what can often be a time-consuming, manual identification process to determine if an incident could have been more severe. The PSI AI Advisor solution developed from this work leverages a compilation of 68,000+ serious injuries and fatalities from publicly available sources to enhance traditional event and incident investigation with machine learning to identify and prioritize activities and scenarios that have the greatest potential to lead to a more severe incident which might have otherwise been missed. With an 85% or greater accuracy, the new AI provides occupational safety leaders with focused areas for improvement, deep operational understanding of associated risks, and actionable insights to proactively improve the safety of their workforce.
Natasha received her B.S. in Civil Engineering (Major): Environmental Engineering (Minor) and graduated with a M.S.E. in Environmental Management and Economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member on the Center for Leadership Education for Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and was recognized by Environment+Energy Leader in their 100 Honorees list of 2021 for her recent work in AI/ML technologies.
Director of Technology and Product
Exec. VP, Stewardship
Tillamook County Creamery Association
Paul Snyder joined the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) in 2019, as Executive Vice President of Stewardship. In this role, Paul leads several functions including corporate responsibility, sustainability, community engagement, corporate communications, government affairs, farm services, and co-op member relations.
Before joining TCCA, Paul served as Global Vice President – Corporate Responsibility at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), based in Atlanta, Georgia. In that role, Paul co-led IHG’s global corporate responsibility function and directly oversaw sustainability strategy and execution for the company’s nearly 5,200 hotels worldwide. Additionally, he directed the company’s Americas Public Affairs activities, its U.S. based Foundation and several community-based and diversity-focused initiatives. He also held various other leadership positions during his time at IHG in development, operations, marketing, and brand management. Prior to joining IHG, Paul worked at Marriott International in the company’s Brand Management, Development and IT departments. He started his career in the hospitality industry with Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. as a line level employee at a Holiday Inn hotel and was promoted into managerial positions in both the Food & Beverage and Rooms departments.
In addition to his role at TCCA, Paul currently serves on the board of directors for Newtrient, an organization that partners with dairy farmers, technology providers and other stakeholders to help them make informed decisions regarding manure management opportunities and challenges. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Committee of Oregon’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program 2021 Rulemaking — a new Climate Protection Program to limit greenhouse gas emissions from some of the most significant sources in Oregon.
Prior to relocating to Oregon to join TCCA, Paul was a committed community leader in Atlanta, having served on the Boards of the Georgia Center for Non-Profits, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera and the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also led the Marketing efforts for the Atlanta chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at Lawrence University and an MBA at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Director of Sustainability, NA
Sara Axelrod currently leads sustainability initiatives in North and Central America for Ball Packaging, where she is focused on creating and promoting a commercial and regulatory environment in which the company can support its customers’ sustainability goals, drive efforts around real recycling and the circular economy at scale, and ultimately utilize its market position to create systemic change.
She previously led marketing and innovation for the sustainability team at Land O’Lakes Inc. and was a founding member of the Food & Agriculture team at the Glover Park Group, a leading public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. She holds an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University.
American Family Insurance
Sean W. Hyland is a facilities professional with 30 years of experience in energy, project management, and data science experience. Recent projects are leveraging data science strategies, open-source software, and facilities knowledge to create new opportunities to drive energy and operation savings through energy reduction and asset management strategies.
Sohail Jooma serves as a Product Manager at OneTrust, the Trust Intelligence Platform, unlocking every company’s value and potential to thrive by doing what’s good for people and the planet. OneTrust connects privacy, GRC, ethics, and ESG teams, data, and processes, so all companies can collaborate seamlessly and put trust at the center of their operations and culture.
In his role, Sohail supports the OneTrust ESG & Sustainability Cloud where he advises companies on ESG and sustainability management operations to help the business prioritize people and the planet. Sohail earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Mercer University and holds CIPP/E, CIPM, and CSPO certifications.
CEO & Co-Founder,
As FigBytes CEO and Co-Founder, Ted is motivated by both the urgency and the importance of connecting data with purpose to fight climate change, improve working conditions, and create a better future. By applying his deep expertise in sustainability, humanitarian relief operations, and military experience, Ted leads the FigBytes team in understanding and responding to the latest trends in ESG management, the role of structure and strategy, and building an ethical and responsible company for our employees.
Zoë has 10 years of experience in the B2B SaaS market, starting with client services and then moving into product management. She has a long-time passion for sustainability and renewable energy, with a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration in Corporate Finance and Sustainability. At FigBytes, she leads the product team to develop real solutions for sustainability leaders, optimizing the ESG Insight Platform to help reduce environmental impacts and drive organizational success. Outside of work Zoë enjoys horseback riding, gardening with native Ontario species, hiking, and overall developing a lifestyle that minimizes her personal carbon footprint through thoughtful choices.
Outreach Program Manager at the Office of SBIR/STTR Programs
U.S. Department of Energy
Eileen Chant joined the DOE as the Outreach Program Manager at the Office of SBIR/STTR Programs in 2020. Eileen is a Mechanical Engineer with has over 25 years of experience. Her diverse experience area encompasses design and modeling of diverse energy technologies including novel cooling and dehumidification processes, fossil and nuclear power and hydrogen storage. She also has over a decade of experience as an ASME Section VIII pressure vessel analyst and aiding startup companies with technology evaluation and grant writing. Eileen has extensive experience in Knowledge Management and as a Director with non-profit engineering and other volunteer associations. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Founder & CEO
Colin Dunn is founder and CEO of Fend Incorporated where he leads a team focused on safely bringing critical infrastructure into the industrial internet of things. In previous roles, Mr. Dunn worked as an engineer and consultant to help clients including the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration.
Norm Allen is the former President of New Products and Technology at Duracell and a serial entrepreneur in energy technology ventures. Currently Norm is COO and CTO of NanoFlex Power Corporation, developing and commercializing third generation solar cell technology developed at the University of Michigan with initial applications in solar powered wireless sensor networks (Ensorasystems.com) and Building Integrated Organic PV (DOE Phase I and Phase II)
Norm was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Solidia Technologies, a Kleiner Perkins funded company developing revolutionary cement with the potential to both save energy consumption as well as sequester carbon dioxide.
Norm was Co–Founder and COO of UltraCell, a micro fuel cell company developing micro fuel cells for military and first responder applications.
Norm was Founder and CEO of PowerSmart Inc, which was sold in 2002 to Microchip Technology. PowerSmart was one of the first developers of smart battery electronics for laptop and vehicle applications.
Norm Allen’s prior 32 years in the battery industry culminated in his position as President of the New Products and Technology Division at Duracell, Inc. He was on Duracell’s Operating Committee and headed up all R&D, Rechargeable and Global OEM Sales Norm holds a B.S.E. in Science Engineering and an MBA-Finance/Marketing from the University of Michigan.
Technology Manager, Solar Energy Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
Emanuele Francesco Pecora is a Technology Manager with the Solar Energy Technologies Office within the U.S. Department of Energy. He supports the creation, negotiation, execution, and monitoring of funding opportunities, with a focus on awards to for-profit entities (especially start-ups) creating and commercializing new innovation in the solar space. His portfolio includes hardware and software projects, as well as projects aimed at creating new investment funds and business models generating innovative pathways to bring new capitals to the solar space. Emanuele is also the office’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR-STTR) portfolio manager, overseeing the program, ensuring alignment of office goals and award selection, and monitoring awards progress and impact. In addition, Emanuele leads an office effort to use data-driven statistically-rigorous methodologies to measure the impact of government funding as well as external variables in the success of start-ups in the solar space.
Before joining SETO, he was a PostDoc at Stanford University (2013-2016) and Boston University (2011-2013) working on the interaction between light and matter, with a particular interest in light emission from semiconductor nanostructures, and the use of nanostructures and metamaterials to increase solar cells’ performances. He is author or co-author of more than 40 scientific papers, presented his works at more than 20 international scientific conferences, and published a book on his research activity. He is a reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals and a mentor of young students. Emanuele holds a Ph.D. in physics (University of Catania, Italy, 2010). He was awarded a full scholarship for his Master program at the Scuola Superiore di Catania (top 1% of his class). Emanuele is a TEDx licensee and organizer, he was President of his Alma Mater Alumni Association, and facilitator for a class on communication and management at Stanford University. His passion for innovation brought him to volunteer for the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing, where he assessed the business model for new technologies. He was also a communication coach for start-ups in the StartX accelerator.
Program Outreach Manager
Michelle McGinty is CRS’s Program Outreach Manager, working to get the word out about the benefits of Green-e® certification and other program initiatives at CRS. She initially developed an interest in Corporate Social Responsibility while studying at U.C. Berkeley, where she graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. Michelle was later exposed to renewable energy while working at Sungevity, a national residential solar provider, and continues to enjoy helping organizations reduce their climate impact.
Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
Peter Mostow is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents renewable energy and clean technology companies on project development, purchase and sale, and finance. Peter represents solar, wind, energy storage, and biomass project sponsors in site acquisition, power transmission and power purchase agreements; distributed energy companies in developing key commercial and financing agreements; and producers of new technologies from energy storage to renewable fuels in drafting and negotiating key commercial transactions. A proud CRS board member and supporter of voluntary renewable energy markets, Peter helped pioneer the corporate renewable energy market and has led over 3000 MW of corporate PPAs and VPPAs on both the buyer and seller sides of the table.
Peter graduated from Yale Law School in 1993.
Director of Product Management, Planetly by One Trust
Dan Quintas serves as the Director of Product Management for Planetly by OneTrust. In his role, Dan drives the product strategy and delivery of Planetly by OneTrust, helping organizations simplify ESG data collection, reporting and action to accelerate progress towards sustainability goals. Prior to joining OneTrust, Dan held several leadership positions at AirWatch (acquired by VMware in 2014 for $1.54B) in Sales Engineering and, most recently, led the VMware mobility management R&D team as Sr. Director of Product Management. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Technology to Market (T2M) Advisor, SBIR/STTR Programs Office
U.S. Department of Energy
Carol Rabke joined the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office in July 2021 as a Technology to Market (T2M) advisor. In this role, she is focused on improving partnering of SBIR/STTR applicants and awardees providing resources to help them build the necessary relationships at each step of the development path. The goal is to improve both research and commercialization outcomes.
Prior to joining DOE, Carol spent over twenty years working in the SBIR/STTR community as a commercialization service provider while employed by Dawnbreaker. During this time, she worked with hundreds of SBIR/STTR funded small businesses - the bulk of which were NSF-funded or DOE-funded. She served as the program manager of Dawnbreaker’s Phase I commercialization programs for both NSF and DOE and played a key role in developing the Virtual Strategic Partner Introduction (VSPI®) Series that facilitated virtual introductions between small businesses and perspective partners from industry and the investment communities.
Carol has a Ph.D. in physical/analytical chemistry from the University of Utah where she built several scanning tunneling microscopes and an atomic force microscope for biological applications. She has authored several peer reviewed publications including articles in Science and Langmuir.
Director of Product Management, Planetly by One Trust
Nicole A. Bulgarino, P.E. is an Executive Vice President for Ameresco, supporting the cleantech strategy for the company, including innovative solutions focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. She is responsible for the overall management of Ameresco’s leading business unit serving the critical Federal government agencies. She also manages the Southeast regional business unit, focusing on customers in the municipal, higher education, K-12 schools and healthcare markets.
Ms. Bulgarino has 25 years of experience in developing and executing innovative clean technology and distributed energy solutions through multiple diverse contract structures. Ms. Bulgarino has overseen the development and implementation of over $3 billion of sustainable solutions in federal and government energy projects, including deep energy retrofits integrating Smart Building controls, advanced microgrids and energy storage solutions, and multiple clean generation systems.
As the general manager for Ameresco’s Federal and Southeast group, Ms. Bulgarino oversees 315 professionals specializing in business development, engineering, commissioning, construction, operations and maintenance, and performance assurance. Under her leadership, Ameresco’s Federal Solutions group has developed and delivered projects featuring efficiency, generation, and resiliency solutions to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, and other civilian agencies.
Ms. Bulgarino is a seasoned industry executive with strong leadership, communications, and strategic execution talents. A recognized leader within the industry, she has presented on technical and business panels at major conferences and has skillfully developed solutions for some of the most highly regarded Federal agencies across North America. As a leading woman in technology, she demonstrates the unique balance of developing and managing complex technical projects, while promoting strategic, long-term corporate success. Ms. Bulgarino has been highlighted for numerous industry awards and accolades, including being named to the 2021 Environment + Energy Leader 100 list, as well as being listed as a finalist for the S&P Global Platts Rising Star Individual award.
Ms. Bulgarino is a licensed professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an Executive Management and Leadership Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
University Executive Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation
City of New York
Tria Case is the University Executive Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation for the City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to joining CUNY in 2006, Ms. Case served as the Director of the Office of Environmental Business Services for Empire State Development, supporting policies and programs across NYS that facilitated local government and industry in meeting NYS environmental regulations. Ms. Case coordinates and provides resources to CUNY’s 25 institutions of higher education to meet the goal of reducing CUNY’s energy consumption and fight climate change. Since 2006, Ms. Case has led the development and the implementation of multiple Federal, State and City funded solar, and now storage, programs on behalf of NYC and NYS, working with large stakeholder groups and leading to a significant growth in solar capacity, with storage expected to follow the same trajectory. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Ms. Case formed the Smart Distributed Generation (DG) Hub, with City, State, and Federal participation, in an effort to integrate storage and distributed generation into emergency power and resiliency deployment. Ms. Case received her undergraduate degree from Union College and earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Lead Energy and Water Specialist
Tinika Brijlal is the Lean Energy and Water Specialist at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. She is passionate about science and technology with experience in FMCG, Pulper and Paper, Sustainability, Continuous Improvements, Projects, Research and Development and Engineering.
Trinika graduated from University of KwaZulu-Natal with a BSc. Engineering (Chemical) as well as MSc. in Engineering (Chemical).
She believes, we, as a global society, have a responsibility to use our combined skills to develop sustainable solutions to the opportunities we face today. We are at a tipping point; the time is now to drive innovative solutions in the Energy and greater Sustainability context.
CEM CEA CLEP CBCP PMP FAEE, EcoDistrict-AP Energy Director
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Multi-skilled Public Servant; Community Organizer/Servant; 30+ years of Energy Management implementation, Process improvement, and advocacy; Aviation Management, Planner and Project Manager; Public Housing, Manufacturing; ISO 50001 Professional; Strategical and Organization Development; Change Manager; Author; Preacher; Pastor; International Speaker; Motivator; Teacher; Workshop Clinician; Professional. Experienced multi-cultural, inter-generational, leader and collaborator.
Senior Vice President of Facilities and Events
Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena
In 2018 Geoffrey Stiles joined the Atlanta Hawks Basketball as the Vice President of Operations and Events for State Farm Arena. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the operational departments in the Arena. During his tenure, State Farm Arena received the prestigious Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers and was certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Buildings Council. Prior to joining the Atlanta Hawks organization Geoff worked for Marriott International as the Director of Engineering.
Geoff is an experienced Vice President Facilities with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Food & Beverage, Operations Management, Hotel Management, Facility Management (FM), and Hospitality Industry.
Head of Energy Development, Data centers
Maud Texier is Head of Energy Development at Google. She leads a team responsible for developing and scaling 24/7 carbon-free energy for Google’s data centers worldwide with various initiatives including new technologies, clean energy supply and policy efforts. Prior to joining Google, Maud was Head of Industrial Energy Products at Tesla, leading the product management group for large-scale batteries for various applications across US, Europe, and APAC markets. Previously, Maud worked for Electricite De France as part of the Innovation office in charge of new technologies for the group. Maud holds an MS of engineering in Energy and Power systems from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Sr. Manager, Strategy & Business Development
CPower Energy Management
Millie Knowlton is the senior manager of strategy and business development at CPower Energy Management, a leading national energy solutions provider. In her role, Knowlton leads new product development and commercialization. Prior to CPower, Knowlton spent four years at Tesla working in commercial energy storage, grid services and project development. Knowlton has a master’s degree in Environmental Change and Management from University of Oxford.
SVP of Corporate Development
Erik has over twenty years of leadership experience helping to grow technology businesses. At Urjanet he is responsible for corporate strategy, strategic alliances, utility outreach, and M&A activities. Prior to joining Urjanet, Erik held senior management roles in sales, marketing, and business development with both growth stage and mature technology companies. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.