Administrator, U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency
Appointed by President Obama in 2009 as Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment.
Senator Maria Cantwell
United States Senator for Washington
Maria Cantwell currently serves as a United States Senator for the State of Washington. As a respected leader – both in public service and in the private sector – Maria has always embraced the values she first learned growing up in a strong working-class family. With the help of Pell Grants, Maria was the first member of her family to graduate college. Later, a successful businesswoman in Washington's hi-tech industry, she helped build a company that created hundreds of high-paying jobs from the ground up.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ralph Izzo was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) in April 2007. He was named as the company’s president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of PSEG in October 2006. Previously, Mr. Izzo was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G).
NFL Football Player
Will Allen began his professional career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he quickly became a leader on and off the field. Aside from playing the game of football he also possessed a great passion to be a leader in the community. He was inspired to give back and make a difference; therefore, in 2008 he established the Will Allen Foundation.
Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Transportation at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Austin Brown is a senior policy analyst on detail to the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. His work focuses on technologies and policies for clean energy and sustainable transportation. His home institution is the Washington, DC., office of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he covers analysis topics for the Department of Energy.
Mayor, Palo Alto, CA
Pat Burt has an extensive career as an entrepreneur, elected official and environmental policy advocate. He was mayor in 2010 and is a current city council member in the city of Palo Alto, California.
Chief Customer Officer, Essess
Rebecca oversees all activities related to customer development and success; program design, delivery and evaluation; and strategic partnerships for Essess. She also works closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Scaramellino, on defining Essess’ role in the future of utility customer operations and energy efficiency markets.
Mayor, Binghamton, NY
Richard David is the 50th Mayor of the City of Binghamton. His career in public service began in 2000, and he announced his candidacy for Mayor in 2013 — running on a platform of improving basic city services, while stabilizing the tax rate.
Managing Director, 1776
Christian Garcia is Managing Director at 1776, where he focuses on venture investments in Energy, Food and Agriculture. 1776 is a global incubator and seed fund that helps engineer the success of the world’s most promising startups tackling important challenges in areas like education, health, energy and sustainability, and transportation and smart cities.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy
Richard K. Hartley is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. He is responsible for the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets to meet Air Force installations, energy, environment, safety and occupational health objectives.
Principal, 38 North Solutions
Katherine is a Principal at 38 North Solutions. Previously, she was a Director at QGA Public Affairs, introducing energy efficiency, smart grid, and trade association clients into the portfolio of the firm’s clean energy team.
Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration
Kevin Kampschroer is the Director of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). He has created the framework for which GSA responds to the challenges of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s mandate to move GSA’s Federal building inventory toward high-performance green buildings.
Head of Sustainable Development, Covestrao
Kimberly Kipin-McDonald is the Head of Sustainable Business Development for Covestro’s North America region. Covestro’s vision is to innovate and drive growth through polymer technologies that benefit society and reduce impact on the environment. Kim is a member of the global Corporate Sustainability Community, which strategically pursues value-added non-financial targets, reporting and transparency excellence, and sustainability through collaboration.
Acting Director, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
David Nemtzow directs the work of the Building Technologies Office to help create a self-sustaining market for building energy efficiency including developing innovative advanced technologies, promoting highly efficient buildings and homes, and accelerating the adoption of building codes and equipment standards.
Former Mayor of Seattle
Greg Nickels was born in Chicago in 1955. His family moved to Seattle in 1961 and he was schooled at Seattle Prep, then attending the University of Washington. Nickels began his political career in 1979 as an adviser to city councilor Norm Rice, who went on to become the city's first and only Afro-American mayor in 1989. Nickels himself secured election to the King County Council in 1987 and was re-elected on three subsequent occasions.
Dr. Francis Slakey
Upjohn Lecturer on Physics and Public Policy , Georgetown University
Francis Slakey is the Upjohn Lecturer on Physics and Public Policy at Georgetown University, specializing in energy and security policy. He is also the author of the best-selling adventure memoir "To The Last Breath".
Mayor, Takoma Park, MD
Kate Stewart was elected Mayor of Takoma Park in November 2015. She previously served on the city council and has been instrumental in advancing the city’s sweeping environmental goals.