2017 Keynotes

Suzanne Fallender | Director of Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation   

Suzanne Fallender

During her time at Intel, Suzanne has held a number of corporate responsibility-related roles, including leading Intel's Global Girls and Women's Initiative, a set of programs and partnerships designed to empower millions of girls and women around the world through technology and education. Prior to Intel, Suzanne served as Vice President at Institutional Shareholder Services where she managed the firm's socially responsible investing division. Suzanne holds an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She has served on a number of leading industry advisory boards and committees on sustainability and corporate responsibility over the past decade and currently is a member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Executive Forum and the Net Impact Advisory Council.

Ted Wheeler | Mayor, City of Portland, Oregon  

Ted Wheeler

A sixth-generation Oregonian, Ted was born in Portland, and graduated from Lincoln High School. Ted earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Featured Speakers

Lisa Abuaf | Development Manager, Prosper Portland  

Lisa Abuaf

Fawn Bergen | Global Program Manager, Water and Carbon Footprint, Intel Corporation  

Fawn Bergen

Scott Bolton | Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Pacific Power  

Scott Bolton

Marcelo Bonta | Philanthropy Northwest Momentum Fellow, Meyer Memorial Trust  

Marcelo Bonta

Marcelo is also a DEI consultant for environment-focused clients and will step into this role full time in 2018. He delivers keynote talks, trainings, and workshops, coaches DEI councils and change agents, and advises projects. Marcelo believes that effective DEI work is more about "how" you do your work rather than "what" you do. In his experience, empathy, compassion and love have been the only consistently successful approaches to achieving DEI.

Kimberly Branam | Executive Director, Prosper Portland  

Kimberly Branam

Prior to working for Mayor Adams, Ms. Branam earned a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. While at Harvard, she consulted to the US Treasury on the strengthening of targeted public/private partnerships and spent time working in Congressman Earl Blumenauer's office. Before attending Harvard, Ms. Branam worked for the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Her work focused on education and community development in a rural village. After the Peace Corps, Ms. Branam remained in West Africa to serve as a community development project manager for Catholic Relief Services. Ms. Branam is a third generation Portlander, and a graduate of Grant High School and Colby College in Maine.

Peter Brandom | Senior Project Manager, City of Hillsboro  

Peter Brandom

Ryan Buchanan | CEO, eROI; Founder, Emerging Leaders Internship  

Ryan Buchanan

Through Buchanan's leadership, eROI was named an Inc. 500 company nationally and was recognized as one of the Most Admired Companies in Oregon by a Portland Business Journal survey of 2,000 CEOs in the state. Buchanan currently serves as the Chairman of the Greater Portland 2020 Council - setting a vision for the Greater Portland region for a shared economic prosperity for all residents, not just the usual suspects. He is also incoming President of Entrepreneurs Organization- Portland (EO), and runs the Strategy Committee on the Board of Friends of the Children and has recently served on the Board of Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), and Portland Ad Federation (PAF). Buchanan also co-founded a non-profit called Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) which connects underrepresented college students and college graduates to opportunities in top Portland companies and improves their access to leadership development. Buchanan was named as the Portland Business Journal's '40 Under 40,' an award that recognizes city leaders under 40 years old. He was also named by Oregon Business magazine as one of "the 50 Great Leaders for Oregon - 50 who fix it, move it, build it, change it and get it done right." Buchanan was named as 2013 Marketer of the Year by American Marketing Association Oregon Chapter.

Ridhi D'Cruz | Co-Director, City Repair  

Ridhi D'Cruz

Liz Decker | Purchasing Manager, DoubleTree Portland  

Liz Decker

Bertony Faustin | Partner and Manager, Abbey Creek Vineyard  

Bertony Faustin

David E. Hall, Ph.D. | Systems Psychologist, Seed Pattern LLC & PSU  

David Hall

Anyeley Hallová | Partner, project ^

Anyeley Hallova

Before joining project^, Anyeley served as a Development Manager for Gerding Edlen Development in Portland, where she worked on student housing, civic projects, and public-private partnerships. Her roles at GED included predevelopment planning, proforma analysis, design supervision, and construction management. Anyeley began her career as an Associate Urban Designer at the leading design firm EDAW Inc, now AECOM Design. While there, she managed a broad range of projects including: a master plan for Fredrickstad, St. Croix; transit-oriented mixed-use developments along the Beltline Transit Corridor in Atlanta; and greenway plans to facilitate land acquisition for the Trust for Public Land. With the Prime Minister of the Bahamas as the client, she was a lead designer for the downtown master plan for Nassau; and was a designer for Porta Nuova one of Europe's largest urban regeneration projects. Anyeley is a published researcher and writer on cultural/agricultural landscapes and developing public consensus. She is also a guest lecturer and critic at Universities including Louisiana State, Harvard, Auburn, Georgia Tech, University of Oregon, and Portland State University. She has been a juror for the ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition and an expert on ULI Advisory Services Panels and the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Her civic work includes a mayoral appointment to the City of Portland's Adjustment Committee, Community Involvement Committee for the Portland Plan, and a member of the Policy Expert Group for Residential Development and Compatibility for Portland's Comprehensive Plan. She is currently a board member of 1000 Friends of Oregon; Portland Housing Center (PHC), and the Black Investment Corporation for Economic Progress (BICEP).

Sarah Heinicke | Executive Director, Lloyd EcoDistrict  

Sarah Heinicke

Prior to Lloyd EcoDistrict, Sarah worked in public and private sector real estate development, sustainability advisory services, and in higher education student services. She holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and an undergraduate degree from University of Chicago.

Rob Hoos | Director of Coffee, Nossa Familia Coffee  

Rob Hoos

Matt Horvat | Founder, Lean Portland  

Matt Horvat

Brion Hurley | Consultant, Business Performance Improvement  

Brion Hurley

Shantae Johnson | Co-Founder and Owner, MudBone Grown

Shantae Johnson

Susan Jowaiszas | Senior Marketing Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon  

Susan Jowaiszas

Kurt Jun | Diversity & Inclusion Director, PGE  

Kurt Jun

Alisa Kane | Green Building and Development Manager, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability   

Alisa Kane

Tamara Kennedy-Hill | Vice President of Diversity and Community Relations, Travel Portland  

Tamara Kennedy-Hill

Philippe Lacamp | Senior Vice President, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways  

Philippe Lacamp

Philippe has also held a number of overseas management positions within Cathay Pacific, including Country Manager of Sri Lanka & Maldives, and France, Spain & Portugal, as well as Vice President Canada, overseeing all Cathay Pacific business and operations in Vancouver and Toronto. Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Philippe graduated from Durham University. He is married with two children.

Wade Lange | Vice President, American Assets Trust

Wade Lange

Nolan Lienhart | Principal and Director of Planning & Urban Design, ZGF  

Nolan Lienhart

He has served as Board President for 1000 Friends of Oregon, is a member of the Portland Development Commission's Central City Budget Advisory Committee, and is on the Inclusionary Housing Panel of Experts for the Portland Housing Bureau. He is also on the Board of the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Nolan received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography from Colgate University and a Master of City Planning and a Certificate of Real Estate Design and Development from the University of Pennsylvania.

Cinthia Manuel | Director of Internships, Portland Leadership Foundation

Cinthia Manuel

She is a founding member of the Gates Millennium Scholarship Alumni Association (GMS). There, she held various roles including partner liaison, secretary/treasurer, and Vice President. She currently holds a position as the GMSAA National Volunteer Initiative Chair to support a national educational outreach effort in partnership with COE/Upward Bound. Since graduating from college she has volunteered at local high schools to support students and parents by promoting awareness of post-secondary education, scholarship, and college readiness. Due to her passion for education, she has been featured in the Jopwell online community supporting scholarship blogs. She has served on the Board of Directors for INROADS Oregon, Portland ALPFA, and George Fox University Advisory Board. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys running half-marathons on her free time and when she is not running you can find her kickboxing.

Ethan Martin, PE | Northwest Regional Director, WoodWorks  

Ethan Martin

Lindsey Maser | Business Sustainability Advisor, Sustainability at Work   

Lindsey Maser

Skip Newberry | President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon  

Skip Newberry

Sam Pardue | CEO & Founder, Indow   

Sam Pardue

Indow was named by DWELL Magazine as a Top 10 Product at Greenbuild 2012, and received a 2011 Bronze Medal from the Edison Awards. In 2014 Indow won Environmental Leader's Product of the Year and Door & Window Magazine's Green Product Award. In 2015 Indow was recognized by Portland Business Journal as the Small Business Manufacturer of the Year.

Lee Po Cha | Executive Director, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization  

Lee Po Cha

Todd Reeve | Chief Executive Officer, BEF

Todd Reeve

Anthony Roy | Director, Policy & Partnerships, Earth Advantage  

Anthony Roy

Michelle Sanders | Founder, Attic Journals  

Michelle Sanders

Lisa Sedlar | Founder and CEO, Green Zebra Grocery  

Lisa Sedlar

She has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Oregon Food Bank, Upstream Public Health, All Hands Raised, the James Beard Public Market, Village Gardens, Oregon Business Association and Harper's Playground. In her "spare time" Lisa enjoys traveling with her daughter, playing competitive badminton, swimming, eating hot dogs and watching her beloved Detroit Tigers play ball. Today, as Founder and CEO of Green Zebra Grocery, Lisa is achieving her dream of making healthy food more convenient and accessible.

Emma Sharer | Redd Operations Manager, Ecotrust  

Emma Sharer

Jaime Soltero Jr. | Founder, Tamale Boy  

Jaime Soltero

Mark Stell | Founder and Managing Partner, Portland Roasting Coffee  

Mark Stell

Julie Sullivan | Owner and Co-Founder, Ground Up PDX

Julie Sullivan

Serilda Summers-McGee | Owner, Workplace Change   

Serilda Summers

She has more than 15 years of experience in government, higher education, and corporate environments with experience across a broad range of HR practices. Ms. Summers-McGee received a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Willamette University. She is a board member of Meals on Wheels Oregon, Stand for Children, and Willamette University's Atkinson Business School. In 2014 she received the Portland Business Journal's Forty Under Forty award for professional excellence, leadership and community commitment.

Kat Taylor | Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Beneficial State Bank     Certified B Corporation

Kat Taylor

Beneficial State Bancorp also owns the majority of Albina Community Bank in Portland, OR. Collectively the two banks operate 17 locations throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Beneficial State Bank's revolutionary ownership mandates that any distributed profit be invested in the low resourced communities it serves and the environment upon which we all depend. With strong organizational commitments to diversity, inclusion and environmental justice, Kat's work is focused on advancing a fair, regenerative, and prosperous economy for all.

Kjell van Zoen | Lean Business Consultant, vanZoen LLC  

Kjell van Zoen

Mari Watanabe | Executive Director, Partners in Diversity; Director, Leadership Portland   

Mari Watanabe

Past board service include the City of Beaverton's Diversity Advisory Board, Washington County Cultural Coalition, and Business for Culture and Arts Diversity Board. Nationally, Mari serves on the National Veterans Network Advisory Board and the U.S.-Japan Council's membership committee representing Oregon as regional vice-chair. She was a participant on the coveted Japanese American Leadership Delegation to Japan in March 2011, when the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami occurred. She is a recipient of the Executive Development Institute's Ted Yamamura Leadership Award and the NAACP Woman in Business and Civic Engagement award.

Judges - Leadership and Innovative Partnership to Advance Equity

Tastonga Davis | Deputy Director, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon

Tastonga Davis

Mary Moerlins | Community Affairs and Environmental Programs Manager, NW Natural

Mary Moerlins

Thuy Tu | Principal and Founder, Thuy Tu Consulting, LLC

Thuy Tu

Thuy is a commissioner with the City of Portland Urban Forestry Commission (UFC), advocating and advising for urban forestry and citywide canopy. Within the UFC, Thuy chairs the newly Geographical Area of Interest subcommittee and serves on the Citywide Tree Planting Strategy committee. As a professor at the University of Portland - Donald Shiley School of Engineering, Thuy teaches upper level engineering students resiliency, seismic planning for the next big Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake due to hit the Pacific Northwest. Thuy serves as the Sustainable Transportation Consultant for the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts and is the professional mentor of project management and civil engineering for the Portland State University Student Chapter of Engineers without Borders USA. Thuy is an advocate for sustainable, equitable, resilient and livable communities. She serves on the JADE District Steering Committee Member, and is a member of the Community Development Sub Committee and on the JADE Governance Team, a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative through Prosper Portland. She represents the JADE/APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) on the community advisory committee (CAC) for the Division Transit Project in the East Portland communities.

Conference Emcees

Carrie Hearne | Director of Sales and Marketing, B-Line  

Carrie Hearne

She has served on boards and business association committees including the Northwest Earth Institute, the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Women in Sustainability and the Environment (WISE), the City/County Climate Action Plan, and the Environment and Economic development group for the Oregon Business Association. Carrie earned her bachelor's degree from Earlham College and holds sustainability certificates from University of Oregon and Willamette University. Carrie is a lifelong Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, and is currently an MBA candidate in Sustainable Systems through Presidio Graduate School. She enjoys photography, exploring the PNW with friends, baking and most of all getting outdoors with her dog Timber.

Kim Moore | Research Editor, Oregon Business  

Kim Moore

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