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State of Green Business Forum 2010: Chicago – Speakers

State of Green Business Forum 2010

Update 2/8: Forum Will Proceed as Scheduled

Speakers

Don Bartell
Senior Director, Environmental Initiatives
Motorola, Inc.
Bartell works with teams across the company to aggregate various environmental stewardship efforts into a comprehensive strategy to continue to advance and showcase Motorola's commitment to Corporate Responsibility. Under his leadership, Motorola is also driving environmental improvements across the entire value chain and helping other companies reduce their carbon footprint.
David Baum
President
Baum Realty Group; Co-founder, Green Exchange
Since co-founding Baum Development in 1989 and Baum Realty Group, LLC in 1991, David has cultivated the business from a two-person start-up into an award-winning commercial and residential development firm and Chicago’s leading retail brokerage firm.
John Davies
Vice-President
GreenBiz Intelligence division
Greener World Media, Inc.
John heads up research efforts for Greener World Media and leads the GreenBiz Executive Network, a member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability professionals. The network is made up of senior executives from $1B+ corporations working together to share best practices and lessons learned for implementing sustainable development programs.
Jim Davis
Executive Director, Sustainability,
Energy & Climate Impact Solutions
SAP
Jim Davis is Executive Director, Sustainability, Energy & Climate Impact Solutions with SAP, the world’s leading business applications software company. Jim works at SAP Labs in Silicon Valley and provides internal and external thought leadership for SAP’s rapidly growing portfolio of enterprise sustainability solutions.
Donna Ducharme
Co-Director
The Delta Institute
Ms. Ducharme is the co-director and co-founder of the Delta Institute and president and founder of its affiliate the ChicagoLand Redevelopment Institute in 1998. The Delta Institute creates, funds and implements programs that promote a healthy environment, a strong economy and thriving, vibrant communities.
Marc Gunther
Senior Contributor
Greener World Media, Inc.
Marc is a veteran journalist whose focus is business and sustainability, most recently as Senior Writer for Fortune magazine, where he spent 13 years. He is author of four books, including "Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business" (Crown 2004), and is creator and co-chair of Brainstorm Green, Fortune's annual conference on business and the environment.
Allison Hannnon
Midwest Regional Manager
The Climate Group
Allison's role focuses on advancing The Climate Group's initiatives in the Midwest United States, working with government and corporate members. She also works with corporate members on carbon and energy in the global supply chain. Allison previously worked at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and in environmental engineering for URS Corp.
Amy J. Hebard, Ph.D.
Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder
Earthsense
Amy is the Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder of Earthsense, an applied marketing and research company formed in 2007 that is responsible for Eco-Insights, the largest consumer survey of its kind providing in-depth insights into consumers’ “green” attitudes and behaviors; she is also the creator of the Green Confidence Index in collaboration with greenbiz.com and SSI.
Rich Lechner
Vice President, Energy & Environment
IBM
Rich Lechner was named vice president, Energy & Environment in September 2008. In this role, he leads IBM’s efforts in helping clients address the issues and opportunities around energy, the environment, and sustainability.
Joel Makower
Chairman and Executive Editor
Greener World Media, Inc.
Joel is Executive Editor of GreenBiz.com and other sites, research reports, and events produced by Greener World Media, of which he is co-founder. He is author of more than a dozen books, including "Strategies for the Green Economy." The Associated Press has called him "the guru of green business practices."
Suzanne Malec-McKenna
Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources and Water Quality
Department of Environment
Malec-McKenna has served for nearly 14 years in the Department of Environment most recently as Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources and Water Quality. Malec-McKenna brings more than 15 years of experience in environmental issues including sustainable development and ecological preservation and restoration.
C. David Myers
Vice President and President: Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls, Inc.
C. David Myers is the Vice President and President of Johnson Controls, Inc. Building Efficiency. Previously, Mr. Myers was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the former YORK International Corporation, now a Johnson Controls company. He became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2003. As of February 2000 he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to 2000, he held various roles with the businesses and corporate activities within YORK.
Sunny Davis Nastase
Senior Director, Sustainability
UPS
As Senior Director-Sustainability, Nastase is responsible for developing and marketing environmental solutions for customers who are seeking to "green up" their supply chains. Some of those customer solutions include carbon impact analysis and measurement, transportation and logistics network redesign to minimize environmental impact, carbon neutral shipping, and "green" packaging.
Christopher Nelson
Director Of Global Commercial Development
UL Environment
Chris Nelson directs global commercial development for UL EnvironmentTM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) that is focused exclusively on environmental services for products, companies and energy. In this role, he is responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and alliances and commercial sales and marketing operations.
Clay Nesler
Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability
Johnson Controls
Clay Nesler is the Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability for the Building Efficiency business of Johnson Controls. In this role, he is responsible for guiding energy and sustainability strategy, policy, marketing, communications and innovation on a global basis.
Chinwe Onyeagoro
O-H Community Partners
Founder and CEO
Ms. Onyeagoro assists clients with strategic planning, program design, public and private project deal structuring, and evaluation in the fields of work force development, small business development, real estate development, community banking, and energy efficiency. OHcp has successfully raised a total of $115 million for clients throughout the country.
Richard L. Sandor
chairman and founder
Chicago Climate Exchange
Sandor is chairman and founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first voluntary, legally-binding emissions cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases. Sandor is also Chairman of CCX’s parent company, Climate Exchange plc, which owns leading environmental derivatives exchanges: Chicago Climate Futures Exchange and European Climate Exchange.
Suzanne Shelton
president and CEO
Shelton Group
Suzanne Shelton is president and CEO of Shelton Group, the nation’s leading advertising and public relations agency skilled at motivating mainstream consumers to make sustainable choices. Founded in 1991, Shelton Group conducts four consumer opinion studies annually–Utility Pulse, Eco Pulse, Green Living Pulse and Energy Pulse®–to continuously track shifting consumer perceptions on these topics.
Amy Skoczlas Cole
Director
eBay Green Team
As the Head of Citizenship Outreach at eBay Inc., Amy Skoczlas Cole is tapping into eBay's unparalleled reach and community to educate and inspire mainstream consumers about how they can create positive environmental and social change.

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