Editorial Team

Joel Makower, Executive Editor

Joel is an award-winning writer and strategist on corporate sustainability practices and clean technology who, over 25 years, has helped a wide range of companies align sustainability goals with business strategy. He is the bestselling author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America's Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century, and a sought-after speaker to companies and business groups around the world.

Elsa Wenzel, Managing Editor

Elsa has covered business, technology and sustainability for PCWorld, CNET, the Associated Press and MotherJones.com. She holds an MS from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and a BA from the University of Iowa.

Heather Clancy, Senior Writer

Heather Clancy is an award-winning journalist specializing in coverage of transformative technology and sustainable business practices. Heather's articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. She is a senior writer for GreenBiz, and author of FORTUNE Data Sheet, a daily dose of enterprise tech news.

Anya Khalamayzer, Associate Editor

Anya has covered risk management, business, finance and technology news for more than seven years. She also brings a wide net of freelance projects to the table, including writing for FlavorWire, Huffington Post and Gotham Gazette. She holds a BA in business journalism from CUNY Baruch College.

Lauren Hepler, Senior Writer

Lauren Hepler is a reporter and editor focused on cities, transportation and climate. Her work has been published by Slate, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Congressional Quarterly and the campaign finance watchdog OpenSecrets.org. She holds a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and is currently enrolled in UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

Barbara Grady, Senior Writer

Barbara Grady, Senior Writer

Barbara Grady has been a reporter and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, writing for Reuters, the Oakland Tribune, the New York Times, Oakland Local, New America Media and the San Francisco Public Press. She has won several journalism awards including a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Sureya Melkonian, Podcast Producer

Sureya works with the Editorial team as an editor and writer of GreenBiz stories, and as the producer of the weekly GreenBiz 350 podcast. Her media background includes work as a radio DJ, videographer and news photographer. Sureya proudly holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley where she also studied energy policy.