2017 Keynote Speakers
Bill Walton
Basketball Legend & Ambassador for the Health of the Earth

Bill Walton is a retired professional basketball player and television sportscaster. Bill has had a prominent career in the NBA with the Trailblazers, Clippers, and Celtics. He was a league MVP and has won multiple NCAA and NBA championships. He remains active in basketball through clinics, camps, coaching, and television commentary with positions over the last 21 years with ABC, ESPN, NBC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, Turner Sports, KCAL, NESN, and the NBA. Walton has also been inducted into the San Diego Breitbard Sports Hall of Fame, The UCLA Hall of Fame, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame and the Guinness Hall of Brilliance. ...READ MORE

Bill Walton is a retired professional basketball player and television sportscaster. Bill has had a prominent career in the NBA with the Trailblazers, Clippers, and Celtics. He was a league MVP and has won multiple NCAA and NBA championships. He remains active in basketball through clinics, camps, coaching, and television commentary with positions over the last 21 years with ABC, ESPN, NBC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, Turner Sports, KCAL, NESN, and the NBA. Walton has also been inducted into the San Diego Breitbard Sports Hall of Fame, The UCLA Hall of Fame, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame and the Guinness Hall of Brilliance. In 2007, Walton was named one of the top 10 pundits in America by Forbes as well as one of the top 20 Business Athlete representatives by TSE Sports and Entertainment Group. In 2009, Walton was named one of the top 50 sports broadcasters of all time by the American Sportscasters Association, and named as the inaugural inductee into the Grateful Dead Hall of Honor. Walton is currently the Executive Chairman of Connect SD Sport Innovators (SDSI) and serves on the board of the Junior Seau foundation.

2017 Scheduled Speakers Include:
Lindsay Arell
Lead Strategist and Consultant to Eagles, Honeycomb Strategies

Lindsay Arell is the founder and lead strategist of Honeycomb Strategies, a firm focused on working with clients to go beyond sustainability programs that simply reduce energy and implement recycling. Instead, the goal of Honeycomb Strategies is to create programs with purpose, because we understand purpose drives performance. Ms. Arell is a LEED AP and has received many recognitions for her efforts to further the sustainability of the hospitality and events industry including: Convention Industry Council 2014 PaceSetter Award for Sustainability, “Top 40 Under 40” by Connect Meeting Magazine, “2012 Industry Innovator” by BizBash Magazine. She is also a current member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Sustainability for the City of Denver, a member of the Convention Industry Council’s Sustainability Leadership Council, and Past-Chair of the ASTM E60.02 Committee on Hospitality Sustainability 2012-2016.

Elaine Aye
Associate/Regional Manager, Green Building Services

As Associate/Regional Manager of Green Building Services (GBS), Elaine Aye leads one of the country’s premier sustainability consulting and technical services firms. Elaine has spearheaded national green building milestones over the past decade with an emphasis on efficient design through operations of existing buildings. Her extensive background in interior design and architectural discipline gives her a unique perspective on occupant behavior and building operations. She combines this insight with a deep understanding of organizational culture to effect widespread change, enhancing both corporate and building sustainability. ...READ MORE

As Associate/Regional Manager of Green Building Services (GBS), Elaine Aye leads one of the country’s premier sustainability consulting and technical services firms. Elaine has spearheaded national green building milestones over the past decade with an emphasis on efficient design through operations of existing buildings. Her extensive background in interior design and architectural discipline gives her a unique perspective on occupant behavior and building operations. She combines this insight with a deep understanding of organizational culture to effect widespread change, enhancing both corporate and building sustainability. Since 2000, Elaine has served as an ambassador for the USGBC and Green Building Certification Institute, and was awarded the prestigious designation of LEED Fellow in 2012. She has made more than 25 major conference presentations over the last decade, and has contributed articles to industry publications. As a consultant, she has been involved with more than 100 buildings and their project teams worldwide. She served as a member of the LEED-CI (Commercial Interiors) Core Committee, and has taught industry professionals and students about green building. Her efforts assisting the “greening” of the Rose Garden Arena (Moda Center) in Portland led her to help create The Green Sports Alliance, a national non-profit that promotes sustainability in the sports and entertainment industries. Her influence on diverse precedent-setting projects ranging from operations and maintenance of existing buildings, commercial interiors, and state-of-the-art assembly spaces to corporate campuses and LEED volume certifications distinguishes her in the green building industry. She was named Woman Executive of the Year for Small/Medium size Companies by the Portland Business Journal as part of their 2015 Women of Influence Orchid Awards. In 2014 she was honored by the Portland DJC with a Women of Vision Award, and in 2012 received an Orchid Award, the Portland Business Journal’s highest honor of achievement for women of influence.

Todd Brandel
Director of Energy Procurement, Goby

Todd Brandel is the Director of Product Management and Energy Procurement at Goby. Goby is a recognized North American leader in enabling Better Run Buildings via its could-based software platform that tracks, monitors, and optimizes whole-building and whole-portfolio energy and sustainability performance. Goby users annually manage more than 750 million sq ft from the cloud, and the US EPA has recognized Goby with its ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award after achieving Partner of the Year for 2014, 2015, and 2016. ...READ MORE

Todd Brandel is the Director of Product Management and Energy Procurement at Goby. Goby is a recognized North American leader in enabling Better Run Buildings via its could-based software platform that tracks, monitors, and optimizes whole-building and whole-portfolio energy and sustainability performance. Goby users annually manage more than 750 million sq ft from the cloud, and the US EPA has recognized Goby with its ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award after achieving Partner of the Year for 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Upon graduating from Miami (OH) University in 1999, Todd and a group of classmates started greeting card service that began as a project for an Entrepreneurship class. Todd left the company in 2003 to attend law school at Northwestern University, graduating in 2005. Todd then practiced commercial litigation for several years in Chicago, representing clients in a broad range of disputes. He left the law for the packaging industry in 2010, where he helped patent and license a new method of manufacturing carded blister packaging that was subsequently adopted by leading CPGs and multinational packaging supply companies.
With his passion for entrepreneurship and sustainability reinvigorated, Todd joined Goby in 2015 to help re-launch Goby’s energy procurement department. In March of 2017, Todd took on a new role of Product Manager for Goby, being responsible for all aspects of the product, the user experience, and the future roadmap. Todd also handles much of the legal work and contract drafting and negotiation for Goby.
Todd is an avid golfer, sports fan, and craft beer enthusiast. He and his wife Michele live in Chicago with their rambunctious 1.5-year old beagle mix, Buster.

Chris DeVolder
Vice President | Sustainable Design Leader, Sports + Recreation + Entertainment, HOK

As a project leader and the sustainable design leader for HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice, Chris DeVolder has more than 20 years of experience designing environmentally responsible facilities for sports, civic, commercial and residential markets. Known for his thought leadership in the green sports movement, Chris has led sustainability initiatives and the LEED certification process for projects throughout the US and Canada. His creative and technical skills have advanced the way the design profession approaches sports venues, not just in the design and construction process, but with sustainable operations and programming as well. ...READ MORE

As a project leader and the sustainable design leader for HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice, Chris DeVolder has more than 20 years of experience designing environmentally responsible facilities for sports, civic, commercial and residential markets. Known for his thought leadership in the green sports movement, Chris has led sustainability initiatives and the LEED certification process for projects throughout the US and Canada. His creative and technical skills have advanced the way the design profession approaches sports venues, not just in the design and construction process, but with sustainable operations and programming as well.

Chris’ expertise and commitment to sustainable design has shaped notable facilities and districts including the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium Renovation, MetLife Stadium and Southern Methodist University’s Moody Coliseum Renovation. Currently, he is the sustainability project director on Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, and Rogers Place, an arena for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, as well as the project leader for the sports-related components of Notre Dame’s $400 million Campus Crossroads project. Chris also serves as the co-leader of HOK’s soccer market, working with clients across North and South America.

As co-chair of the Green Sports Alliance Corporate Membership Network Steering Committee and the USGBC National LEED User Group for sports venue development, Chris is focused on redefining sustainability and best practices within the profession. In addition, he recently led the Council for Responsible Sport green certification of the WinforKC Triathlon in Kansas City for the third consecutive year.

Chris’ work in sustainable sports facility design has been recognized internationally by publications like The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, Sports Illustrated, Greenability, Sports Business Journal and Stadia. A frequent speaker, Chris has presented with organizations like the USGBC, The Canadian GBC, The Green Sports Alliance, and most recently, at COP21, the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. In addition, he is a fellow and lecturer at Presidio’s MBA Course on sports and sustainability and is a graduate of the Kansas City Chamber’s Centurions Leadership Program.

Prior to joining HOK, Chris was a project leader with 360 Architecture and a project architect with Ellerbe Becket. He has a Bachelor of Architecture and graduate studies from the University of Kansas.

Michael Dohnert
Senior Director, Ballpark Operations, New York Mets, Citi Field

Michael began his career with the New York Mets in 1999 as an intern in the Stadium Operations department while at Shea Stadium. Now Senior Director, Ballpark Operations for the New York Mets ballpark, Citi Field, which opened in 2009. His day to day operations include assisting in the maintenance and operation of the ballpark and oversight of in-house labor (engineers, plumbers, electricians, utility / grounds crew), life safety, vertical transportation, trash removal as well as all structural issues, repairs and financial analysis of the department. He is spearheading the current, and future, sustainability efforts of the ballpark and is solely responsible for the data collection, benchmarking and reporting of the results.

John Doonan
Director of Motorsports North America, Mazda

As director of motorsports for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), John Doonan develops the overall strategy and manages Mazda’s motorsport programs in North America. The motorsports program includes numerous professional racing series in two major categories. In sports car racing, Doonan head the Mazda Road to 24, a program that provides a clear ladder system to help drivers climb from grassroots racing to the top level of sports car racing in North America. ...READ MORE

As director of motorsports for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), John Doonan develops the overall strategy and manages Mazda’s motorsport programs in North America. The motorsports program includes numerous professional racing series in two major categories. In sports car racing, Doonan head the Mazda Road to 24, a program that provides a clear ladder system to help drivers climb from grassroots racing to the top level of sports car racing in North America. This features the Mazda Prototype program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as well as Mazda Prototype Lites presented by Cooper Tires, the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the new Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires. In open-wheel racing, the Mazda Road to Indy program provides a similar ladder for drivers as they traverse the Cooper Tires USF2000 Series powered by Mazda, the Pro Mazda series presented by Cooper Tires and the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire.

In grassroots racing, Mazda-powered machines comprise more than 50 percent of all entries.

Doonan joined Mazda in 2003 as the regional advertising manager in the Midwest region. In 2005, Doonan became manager, motorsports and team development and was promoted to director of motorsports in 2011.

Doonan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Augustana College and an MBA from Western Illinois University. Doonan lives with his wife and three children in Plainfield, IL.

Charlotte Dreizen
Project Associate, GreenBlue

Charlotte Dreizen is a Project Associate with GreenBlue, a non-profit that advances the sustainable materials economy and runs the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Charlotte works in GreenBlue’s composting initiatives including the Composting Collaborative, an industry platform for the composting supply chain, and leads research exploring the role of compostable packaging in food-service operations. In addition, she develops educational offerings like GreenBlue’s Essentials of Sustainable Packaging course. Ranging from high-level policy work to working in the field at waste characterizations, she leverages a diverse background in sustainability from the green building and international development spaces. In the athletic world, Charlotte is a rowing coach with eight years of experience and has obtained four ultra-distance rowing world records.

Val Fishman
Chief Development Officer, BEF

Val Fishman is BEF’s Chief Development Officer, where she leads sustainability partnerships with pro sports teams, companies, and universities to support water stewardship programs that include public and stakeholder engagement. Val is a corporate sustainability authority, educating businesses and consumers on energy and environmental water stewardship. She has authored several articles and hosted numerous corporate panels on the topic of corporate sustainability and water stewardship. Her leadership on the Change the Course national water campaign with National Geographic and Participant Media enabled the Colorado Basin initiative to expand across North America. She leads fundraising and corporate sponsorship for the Business for Water Stewardship, a network of businesses focused on securing water for business, nature and communities.

Ashley Gravlee
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Novelis, Inc.

Ashley Gravlee is Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility for Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world’s largest recycler of used aluminum cans. In this role, Ms. Gravlee is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s global charitable investment and volunteer program. Ms. Gravlee earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Ms. Gravlee is a member of The Conference Board’s Global Social Investing Council and Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta. Ms. Gravlee is on the board of directors for CannedWater4Kids and the Walton Robotics Foundation. She also serves on Metro Atlanta Chamber’s board of advisory for Atlanta Partners for Education.

Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist, Department of Sustainability & Energy Management, Stanford University

Moira serves as a Sustainability Specialist in the Department of Sustainability & Energy Management at Stanford University. Her work includes coordination of Stanford’s overarching sustainability in Athletics program as well as management of several campus-wide sustainability programs, from plug load energy reduction initiatives to holiday building shutdowns. Moira is also responsible for compilation and analysis of metrics for sustainability reporting at Stanford. Before joining Stanford, Moira served as the Program Manager for a residential energy efficiency program, where she trained volunteers to perform energy-saving home visits for local residents. Moira graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Environmental Science.

Alexandra Harry
Senior Program Associate, Commercial Real Estate Engagement, Institute for Market Transformation

As a senior associate with the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), Alexandra Harry works on the Market Engagement team. Alex develops cooperative working relationships with landlords, tenants and property management groups, and trade associates in order to devise long-term energy efficiency transformation on topics such as green leases, plug load reduction, and small business energy management. Alex works with varied audiences including building owners, tenants, chambers of commerce, utility alliances, and consultants. Last year, Alex wrote a market study about EMIS called Transforming the Market through Energy Management Information Systems. ...READ MORE

As a senior associate with the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), Alexandra Harry works on the Market Engagement team. Alex develops cooperative working relationships with landlords, tenants and property management groups, and trade associates in order to devise long-term energy efficiency transformation on topics such as green leases, plug load reduction, and small business energy management. Alex works with varied audiences including building owners, tenants, chambers of commerce, utility alliances, and consultants. Last year, Alex wrote a market study about EMIS called Transforming the Market through Energy Management Information Systems. Prior to joining IMT, Alex worked at Paladino and Company, ushering 21 new and existing buildings through the LEED certification process totaling over 7.2 million square feet. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in commercial real estate with a focus on finance from Georgetown University. Alex is a LEED AP EBOM.

Julia Landauer
Championship Winning Driver, NASCAR

Julia Landauer is a 2-time championship winning NASCAR racer from New York City. Having won in many different types of racing in her 15 year career, Julia is now making history with her results in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, which televises races on NBCSN. Julia is also a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. In January 2017, Forbes listed Julia as a 30 Under 30 honoree in the sports division. Having established herself as a sought after motivational speaker, Julia uses her platform to advocate for STEM education and women’s empowerment.

Steve Levine
President and CEO, Clean Air Group, Inc.

Steve Levine is the founder and President/CEO of Clean Air Group, Inc. of Fairfield, CT, a company he founded in 2004 dedicated to providing cleaner, healthier air to indoor spaces. Under Steve’s leadership, Clean Air Group has created a stable of innovative, proprietary indoor environmental technologies designed to significantly improve the quality of a wide range of indoor building environments. Steve positioned the company to focus on situations where the well-being of people is improved and sustained even in difficult indoor surroundings. Clean Air Group’s brands include the AtmosAir Solutions line of air purification products for commercial and residential use. CAG has expanded its reach with the opening of offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. ...READ MORE

Steve Levine is the founder and President/CEO of Clean Air Group, Inc. of Fairfield, CT, a company he founded in 2004 dedicated to providing cleaner, healthier air to indoor spaces. Under Steve’s leadership, Clean Air Group has created a stable of innovative, proprietary indoor environmental technologies designed to significantly improve the quality of a wide range of indoor building environments. Steve positioned the company to focus on situations where the well-being of people is improved and sustained even in difficult indoor surroundings. Clean Air Group’s brands include the AtmosAir Solutions line of air purification products for commercial and residential use. CAG has expanded its reach with the opening of offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Mr. Levine brings over 30 years of experience in building and leading companies. Prior to Clean Air Group, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Protective Alarms, the largest independent security company in Connecticut.

As a business leader, Mr. Levine actively supports the industries in which his companies operate. Today, he represents the indoor air quality industry as industry liaison in his Board position with the National Green Energy Council. He is also very involved with both industry groups ASHRAE and the US Green Building Council.

In addition to his business involvement, Mr. Levine uses his personal time to support others in need. He has served as Founder and Chairman of the Pro Sports Challenge for over twenty years. The Pro Sports Challenge is a fundraising event that has raised over $1M to support the quality of life of developmentally disabled adults living at the Lower Fairfield Center, a state-run group home in Norwalk, CT.

Kevin Lewis
Sports Practice Director & Senior Vice-President, Henderson Engineers

Kevin Lewis is the sports practice director and a senior vice president at Henderson Engineers. A professional engineer and LEED AP with more than 16 years of experience, he is actively involved in the design and oversight of a wide range of sports facility projects ranging from collegiate to professional, including numerous high-profile arenas, stadiums, and practice facilities nationwide. Recent projects include The Ford Center at The Star, LA Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, and the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center and practice facility

Kaela Martins
Zero Waste Coordinator, Center for Sustainability, University of Denver

Kaela Martins is the Zero Waste Coordinator at the Center for Sustainability. She has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Denver (DU) and is pursuing her Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and Management from DU. Her work experience includes the Denver Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Denver Arts & Venues, and Denver Recycles. She started at the Center for Sustainability in 2014 working to excel zero waste hockey and encouraging composting in the residence halls. Kaela has continued her role at the Center promoting proper waste decisions across campus. From zero waste sports and events, to building level waste audits and proper bin parity, Kaela looks to increase DU’s diversion rate over the next couple years!

Aubrey McCormick
Principal, IMPACT360 Sports & Former Professional Golfer

Aubrey McCormick is Principal of IMPACT360 Sports, a sustainability consulting company focused on whole-value environmental, social, and economic sustainability within golf and the sport industry. She is a professional golfer with over 15 years of experience in the industry, ranging from tournament competition, television and media, and public and private club operations and maintenance. McCormick is a certified LPGA T&CP professional and collaborates with numerous organizations, to develop programs that better serve underprivileged youth, disabled youth, and wounded veterans. ...READ MORE

Aubrey McCormick is Principal of IMPACT360 Sports, a sustainability consulting company focused on whole-value environmental, social, and economic sustainability within golf and the sport industry. She is a professional golfer with over 15 years of experience in the industry, ranging from tournament competition, television and media, and public and private club operations and maintenance. McCormick is a certified LPGA T&CP professional and collaborates with numerous organizations, to develop programs that better serve underprivileged youth, disabled youth, and wounded veterans.

In 2012, McCormick took a hiatus from competition golf, to serve as a foster care mentor and Donor Manager of Green America, a DC based non-profit that promotes ethical consumerism. McCormick starred on the NBC Golf Channel hit show, “The Big Break” and was named the First Green Golfer. She has been featured on numerous Golf Channel television broadcasts, international interviews, international radio stations, and served as a model ambassador for Cleveland Golf.

McCormick led as Director of Development for Eco-Coach, a DC based sustainability consulting firm, where she spearheaded the business case for whole-value sustainability consulting in the golf industry. McCormick’s new market development expertise, led to a strategic partnership with the Pet Sustainability Coalition, where she develops association and corporate partnerships to drive sustainable impact in the pet industry.

McCormick earned an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School, a program ranked #1 by the New York Times for students who want to “Change the World.”

Named “Golf’s Voice of Reason,” by TurfNet magazine, McCormick is an experienced speaker committed to educating all stakeholders of the value of sustainability, diversity and inclusion, community resilience and global impact through golf and sport. She is co-author of The Olympic Club Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, the first in the history of golf. McCormick is a member of The World Golf Foundation Women’s Task Force, board member of Renewable Now TV, columnist for GreenBiz publications, and is a LEED Green Associate

Aileen McManamon
Founder and Managing Partner, 5T Sports Group

Aileen McManamon is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a diehard Indians, Cavs and Browns, so she knows a thing or two about perseverance. Her career start in Germany with General Motors and Fiat, set the wheels in motion for crafting top-performing partnerships between brands and sports properties in Europe and North America.
Her field of play has included the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Nürburgring Classic, Winter Olympic Games, Minor League Baseball, the NFL, Major League Soccer and numerous skiing World Cups. She has worked with global brands including FIAT, Alfa Romeo, General Motors, Molson, EA Sports, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Hewlett Packard on strategic partnerships and fan engagement campaigns. ...READ MORE

Aileen McManamon is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a diehard Indians, Cavs and Browns, so she knows a thing or two about perseverance. Her career start in Germany with General Motors and Fiat, set the wheels in motion for crafting top-performing partnerships between brands and sports properties in Europe and North America.
Her field of play has included the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Nürburgring Classic, Winter Olympic Games, Minor League Baseball, the NFL, Major League Soccer and numerous skiing World Cups. She has worked with global brands including FIAT, Alfa Romeo, General Motors, Molson, EA Sports, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Hewlett Packard on strategic partnerships and fan engagement campaigns.
Following her cup of coffee as President of a Minor League Baseball club, she founded 5T Sports Group, a hands-on service firm focused on creating triple bottom line impact in the sports industry. She is passionate about leveraging sports for sustainable development, and has delivered social and economic impact programs and sustainability strategies for teams and marquee events, and designed sustainable partnership programs for corporate clients.
Aileen holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from Kent State (Ohio) and a Master’s of International Business from the University of South Carolina. She currently lives in Vancouver, BC.

Dan Morash
Founder, California Safe Soil, LLC

Dan is a former investment banker in the energy and infrastructure sector. He was previously global head of energy and infrastructure for CIT, a team of 40 professionals in New York, Toronto and London, built from a start-up office opening in NYC for the Toronto-based Newcourt Capital. Dan structured and executed complex project financings, tax oriented leveraged leases, private placements, securitizations and partnership financings. ...READ MORE

Dan is a former investment banker in the energy and infrastructure sector. He was previously global head of energy and infrastructure for CIT, a team of 40 professionals in New York, Toronto and London, built from a start-up office opening in NYC for the Toronto-based Newcourt Capital. Dan structured and executed complex project financings, tax oriented leveraged leases, private placements, securitizations and partnership financings. These transactions involved various technologies, including nuclear, coal, and gas fired conventional power generation, and geothermal, waste-to-energy, hydropower, wind, solar and biomass renewable power projects. Transactions also involved conventional energy technologies, such as refineries, gas storage, gas gathering and transmission pipelines, and power transmission facilities, as well as alternative energy technologies, such as ethanol, anaerobic digestion, landfill gas, gasification and pyrolysis. Dan also has energy investment banking experience with large Wall Street firms, like JP Morgan Chase and Bankers Trust, as well as investment banking boutiques, such as Marathon Capital and Connell Securities. In his research, Morash realized that technology that captured value from food waste was practically nonexistent, despite the enormous amount of waste that was being produced. In 2011, Morash joined his brother David in California and together took the necessary steps to start California Safe Soil (CSS), which is a fresh food recycler that aims to increase the productivity of farms at a low cost, while also helping to improve the environment. In 2012, they secured an agreement with Safeway Company, signed a research agreement with UC Davis and leased a facility in West Sacramento that is currently serving as their pilot plant. In the fall of 2016, the first commercial facility was completed in McCllelan, California. Dan received his MBA from the Tuck school at Dartmouth College, and his BA from Yale University.

Dan Munn
Global Energy + Engineering Leader, DLR Group

Dan is DLR Group’s Global Energy + Engineering Leader and a member of the firm’s Executive Leadership Team. He engages DLR Group’s professionals worldwide in planning and implementing integrated design and project delivery. He collaborates with market and practice leaders in the firm to advance strategies, best practices, and quality assurance to design buildings and spaces that are beautiful, sustainable, and efficient. Dan has led the growth of DLR Group’s Building Optimization practice. This practice drives invention of how buildings are constructed and used to dramatically reduce energy consumption. His recent work includes leading design of on-site solar and renewable energy systems for the largest photovoltaic arrays in professional sports at the home of the Miami Heat, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, and Houston Texans.

Deveron Musgrave
Waste Prevention & Green Building Program Coordinator, City of Eugene

After working in the non-profit sector in sustainability and reuse, Deveron shifted into a role as a public employee in the Waste Prevention and Green Building Program at the City of Eugene. As the Program Coordinator she works on the City’s Sustainable Events program and the Love Food Not Waste commercial composting program, and also serves as the Internal Zero Waste program coordinator for the City.

Andrew Pigozzi
Associate, Stantec Architecture

Mr. Pigozzi has over two decades of experience with institutional, education, and mixed-use projects. As Senior Project Architect for the Wrigley Field project, Andy is responsible for all technical development of the design and management of the team.

Aaron Popkey
Director of Public Affairs, Green Bay Packers

Aaron Popkey is director of public affairs for the Green Bay Packers. Enjoying his 25th year with the organization, he serves as the primary liaison with local and state government and civic officials, and also oversees external communications for all non-football departments, including Lambeau Field, the Packers Hall of Fame, marketing, community outreach, sales, special events and tickets. His responsibilities also include assisting with the club’s media relations efforts involving the football team. Through the course of his career, Popkey has been involved in many of the organization’s major events of the past 25 years, including appearances in Super Bowls XXXI, XXXII and XLV, and the redevelopment of Lambeau Field in 2003 and current development projects, including Titletown. ...READ MORE

Aaron Popkey is director of public affairs for the Green Bay Packers. Enjoying his 25th year with the organization, he serves as the primary liaison with local and state government and civic officials, and also oversees external communications for all non-football departments, including Lambeau Field, the Packers Hall of Fame, marketing, community outreach, sales, special events and tickets. His responsibilities also include assisting with the club’s media relations efforts involving the football team. Through the course of his career, Popkey has been involved in many of the organization’s major events of the past 25 years, including appearances in Super Bowls XXXI, XXXII and XLV, and the redevelopment of Lambeau Field in 2003 and current development projects, including Titletown. On an individual level, he coordinated the media schedule of Brett Favre and the late Reggie White. The De Pere, Wis., native began his career with the Packers in 1993 as an intern in the P.R. department and later served as an assistant. From 1999 through 2003, he also coordinated team travel. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994. In the community, he serves on the board of directors for the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce and Advance, Bellin Health Foundation, Green Bay Marathon, Live54218 and Notre Dame Academy High School, and previously served on the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. Away from work, he enjoys competing in endurance events, skiing and spending time with his family.

Gina Rizzi
President ARCUS Marketing Group, LLC. & Principal IMPACT360 Sports

Gina Rizzi is President of ARCUS Marketing Group, LLC. She is a speaker and passionate advocate for helping businesses drive financial performance while positively impacting society and the environment. She is also a Principal and founding partner in a life sciences company, real estate investment firm, and IMPACT360 Sports; a joint venture responsible for publishing the first Corporate Social Responsibility report for golf in North America. ...READ MORE

Gina Rizzi is President of ARCUS Marketing Group, LLC. She is a speaker and passionate advocate for helping businesses drive financial performance while positively impacting society and the environment. She is also a Principal and founding partner in a life sciences company, real estate investment firm, and IMPACT360 Sports; a joint venture responsible for publishing the first Corporate Social Responsibility report for golf in North America.

Prior to founding ARCUS in 2010, Rizzi led business development operations at Avis Budget Group, Inc. She pioneered operations responsible for new store openings at automotive dealerships, supplier diversity platform best practices, environmental sustainability, motorsports partnerships, and strategic alliances. Under her leadership, Avis launched its first proprietary Carbon Footprint Reporting Model for North America operations.

Rizzi held sales, media, and marketing positions at Time Inc. and 3M; she also served four years as executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children of Illinois, a non-profit helping abused, homeless, and neglected children.

She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a Master of Business Administration, Cum Laude, and Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising, High Honors. She holds a Clean-tech Certificate in Sustainable Energy Management from Presidio Graduate School and a Certificate in Sustainability Best Practices from the Global Business Travel Association Project Icarus.

She serves on the Diversity Task Force of the World Golf Foundation and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Rizzi is an avid runner, including completing three marathons and being distinguished as a Saucony® 26 Athlete. She enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, and travel.

Monica Rowand
Program Manager, Ralphie's Green Stampede & President, Net Impact, University of Colorado Boulder

As the Sports Sustainability and Fan Engagement Team Leader for Ralphie’s Green Stampede, the University of Colorado Boulder’s sports sustainability program, Rowand uses fan engagement campaigns made possible by corporate partnerships to encourage behaviour change in the university’s fan base. She has experience as a consultant for corporate sustainability strategy, reporting, and communications. Before joining CU’s team, she designed and managed outreach and education programs at the non-profit organization Global Green USA. Rowand has an MBA in Sustainability from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Sunny Sohrabian
Manager of Environmental Sustainability Projects and Initiatives, AEG

As the Manager of Environmental Sustainability Projects and Initiatives at AEG, Sunny Sohrabian manages projects for AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s corporate environmental sustainability program. In this role, she works with AEG’s worldwide portfolio of venues, festivals, sports teams, and other operations to measure and reduce the company’s environmental impact. Additionally, Sunny manages AEG’s corporate sustainability communications, including the production of AEG’s annual sustainability report, and works to raise awareness of environmental issues among employees and guests. ...READ MORE

As the Manager of Environmental Sustainability Projects and Initiatives at AEG, Sunny Sohrabian manages projects for AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s corporate environmental sustainability program. In this role, she works with AEG’s worldwide portfolio of venues, festivals, sports teams, and other operations to measure and reduce the company’s environmental impact. Additionally, Sunny manages AEG’s corporate sustainability communications, including the production of AEG’s annual sustainability report, and works to raise awareness of environmental issues among employees and guests. Prior to joining AEG, Sunny worked for Context America, an international sustainability reporting consulting firm where she developed reporting strategies for major corporations. Sunny holds a Master’s in Environmental Science and Management, with a focus in Corporate Environmental Management from UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.

Norman Vossschulte
Director of Guest Experience, Philadelphia Eagles

Norman Vossschulte is originally from Berlin, Germany. His culturally rich background included ten years living abroad in Africa, Iraq and Spain before moving back to Germany to finish High School and College. He studied Biology and Physical Science before deciding to move to New York City in 1996 to attend the Herbert Berghof Institute for Fine Theatre Arts and Drama. Norman’s work experience is as eclectic as his upbringing. He has worked in the hotel industry, the non-profit industry, as well as both sports and entertainment industries. Sixteen years of practicing customer and client relations, has given him an overview of which techniques consistently enhance guest experiences. ...READ MORE

Norman Vossschulte is originally from Berlin, Germany. His culturally rich background included ten years living abroad in Africa, Iraq and Spain before moving back to Germany to finish High School and College. He studied Biology and Physical Science before deciding to move to New York City in 1996 to attend the Herbert Berghof Institute for Fine Theatre Arts and Drama. Norman’s work experience is as eclectic as his upbringing. He has worked in the hotel industry, the non-profit industry, as well as both sports and entertainment industries. Sixteen years of practicing customer and client relations, has given him an overview of which techniques consistently enhance guest experiences. Norman has over eight years of staff training and team leadership experience working with The Walt Disney Company and currently the Philadelphia Eagles. Norman served as an Ambassador for Disney under the Corporate Citizenship and sustainability umbrella and now serves as the Go Green spokesperson for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bill Walton
Basketball Legend & Ambassador for the Health of the Earth

Bill Walton is a retired professional basketball player and television sportscaster. Bill has had a prominent career in the NBA with the Trailblazers, Clippers, and Celtics. He was a league MVP and has won multiple NCAA and NBA championships. He remains active in basketball through clinics, camps, coaching, and television commentary with positions over the last 21 years with ABC, ESPN, NBC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, Turner Sports, KCAL, NESN, and the NBA. Walton has also been inducted into the San Diego Breitbard Sports Hall of Fame, The UCLA Hall of Fame, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame and the Guinness Hall of Brilliance. ...READ MORE

Bill Walton is a retired professional basketball player and television sportscaster. Bill has had a prominent career in the NBA with the Trailblazers, Clippers, and Celtics. He was a league MVP and has won multiple NCAA and NBA championships. He remains active in basketball through clinics, camps, coaching, and television commentary with positions over the last 21 years with ABC, ESPN, NBC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, Turner Sports, KCAL, NESN, and the NBA. Walton has also been inducted into the San Diego Breitbard Sports Hall of Fame, The UCLA Hall of Fame, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame and the Guinness Hall of Brilliance. In 2007, Walton was named one of the top 10 pundits in America by Forbes as well as one of the top 20 Business Athlete representatives by TSE Sports and Entertainment Group. In 2009, Walton was named one of the top 50 sports broadcasters of all time by the American Sportscasters Association, and named as the inaugural inductee into the Grateful Dead Hall of Honor. Walton is currently the Executive Chairman of Connect SD Sport Innovators (SDSI) and serves on the board of the Junior Seau foundation.