Our Keynote Speaker

Morning Panelists

Brent Boyd
Global Technology Executive
Brent Boyd Global Technology Executive

Brent Boyd’s career has included all stages of advanced technology: launching and managing technology ventures

Carl Satterwhite
President & Owner, RCF Group
Carl Satterwhite President & Owner, RCF Group

Carl Satterwhite is the President/Owner of RCF Group. RCF Group focuses on providing tailored and comprehensiv

Tim Wiley
Project Manager, emersion Design
Tim Wiley Project Manager, emersion Design

Tim’s 17 years of experience in architecture includes an emphasis on designing and managing federal and munici

Chad Edwards
Principal & Architect, emersion Design
Chad Edwards Principal & Architect, emersion Design

An architect, urban designer and eco-consultant. Chad has built Net Zero Energy/ Waste/ Water buildings in the

Maria Gutierrez
Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Bendix
Maria Gutierrez Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Bendix

Maria started her early career in quality in the ceramic industry. After completing her master’s in environmen

Sal Pellingra
Vice President of Innovation and Technology, ProAmpac
Sal Pellingra Vice President of Innovation and Technology, ProAmpac

Sal holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently he is Vice Presid

Sean Turner
Global Asset Recovery Purchases, Proctor & Gamble
Sean Turner Global Asset Recovery Purchases, Proctor & Gamble

Sean is an 18 year Procter and Gamble veteran who currently leads the North American Global Asset Recovery Pur

Ron DeLyons
CEO & Principal, Creekwood Energy Partners LLC
Ron DeLyons CEO & Principal, Creekwood Energy Partners LLC

Ron DeLyons is CEO/Managing principal of Creekwood Energy Partners LLC, and its affiliate Creekwood Capital Pa

Steve Winbigler
Global Technical Leader - Facility Systems, Procter & Gamble
Steve Winbigler Global Technical Leader - Facility Systems, Procter & Gamble

Steve Winbigler is a 31 year employee at the Procter & Gamble Company, having worked in a variety of Engineeri

Sumit Ray
Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll Energy Group
Sumit Ray Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll Energy Group

Sumit Ray is the senior managing consultant for Ramboll- Energy group. Ramboll is among the 10 leading energy

Jenny Lohmann
Program Specialist, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District
Jenny Lohmann Program Specialist, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

Jenny Lohmann is a Program Specialist for Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District as well as co-cha

Michael Forrester
Energy Manager, City of Cincinnati, Office of Environment and Sustainability
Michael Forrester Energy Manager, City of Cincinnati, Office of Environment and Sustainability

Michael Forrester is the Energy Manager for Cincinnati. He is responsible for the purchase of gas and electri

Tremaine Phillips
Director, Cincinnati 2030 District
Tremaine Phillips Director, Cincinnati 2030 District

Tremaine has worked for over a decade to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean and renewable energy reso

Sarah Mead
Account Executive, Johnson Controls
Sarah Mead Account Executive, Johnson Controls

Sarah Mead is the Senior Account Executive of municipal infrastructure and smart communities for Johnson Contr

Catherine Olteanu
CEO, 2030 Districts Network
Catherine Olteanu CEO, 2030 Districts Network

Ms. Olteanu serves as CEO of 2030 Districts Network. She began her career as Director of Market Research & Ana

Aly Laughlin
Environmental Sustainability Leader, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center
Aly Laughlin Environmental Sustainability Leader, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center

Aly Laughlin leads the environmental sustainability strategy of the CAC and supports the Director in major ini

Erin Mullen
Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Specialist, Cintas Corporation
Erin Mullen Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Specialist, Cintas Corporation

Erin Mullen is the Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Specialist at Cintas Corporation. She advances the co

Tanner Yess
Green Corps Co-Founder, Mill Creek Alliance
Tanner Yess Green Corps Co-Founder, Mill Creek Alliance

Tanner was raised by scientists, and grew up paddling, pedaling, and planting trees. Whether on the trail or i

Hope Wilson
Operations Director & Housing Program Manager, Working in Neighborhoods
Hope Wilson Operations Director & Housing Program Manager, Working in Neighborhoods

Hope Wilson is the Director of Operations/Housing Program Manager for Working In Neighborhoods (WIN). Prior to

Chris Smyth
Permaculture Designer and Educator
Chris Smyth Permaculture Designer and Educator

Chris is a regenerative designer, group facilitator, and rebuilder of the Commons. After studying and practici

Joey Maiocco
Producer, Newsy's Brand Studio
Joey Maiocco Producer, Newsy's Brand Studio

A Producer at Newsy's Brand Studio, Joey has worked extensively over the last 12+ years to help redefine the p

Lunchtime Panelists

Oliver Kroner
Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cincinnati
Oliver Kroner Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cincinnati

Ollie Kroner is the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Cincinnati, where he works with city government

Scott Burns
President, Global Asset Recovery Programs LLC
Scott Burns President, Global Asset Recovery Programs LLC

Scott Burns retired from Procter & Gamble Purchases in 2015 after 30 years. His last seven years were spent le

Katie Robinson
Director of Sustainability and Resilience, City of Indianapolis
Katie Robinson Director of Sustainability and Resilience, City of Indianapolis

Katie Robinson has served as the Director of the Office of Sustainability since January 2017. Under her leader

Alana Shockey
Assistant Director of Sustainability, City of Columbus
Alana Shockey Assistant Director of Sustainability, City of Columbus

Alana leads the City of Columbus, Office of Sustainability and oversees the Blueprint Columbus, GreenSpot, and

Afternoon Panelists

Nachy Kanfer
Partner, Donovan Energy
Nachy Kanfer Partner, Donovan Energy

As the head of Donovan Energy’s consulting practice, Nachy Kanfer sees energy as a strategic asset. He works w

Jay Garland
Division Director, USEPA
Jay Garland Division Director, USEPA

Dr. Jay L. Garland joined the EPA’s Office of Research and Development in 2011 after working over 20 years on

Jennifer Plent
Account Executive, Scoop Technologies
Jennifer Plent Account Executive, Scoop Technologies

Jennifer Plent is a Strategic Account Executive with Scoop Technologies, where she works with the largest and

Mark Fisher
Vice President of Facilities, Planning, and Sustainability, Cincinnati Zoo
Mark Fisher Vice President of Facilities, Planning, and Sustainability, Cincinnati Zoo

A product of the University of Cincinnati's Civil and Environmental Engineering program, Mark spent the first

Michele Simmons
Environmental Manager, City of Dayton Storm Water and Source Water Protection
Michele Simmons Environmental Manager, City of Dayton Storm Water and Source Water Protection

Michele Simmons has worked with the City of Dayton since 1998. Currently serving as Environmental Manager of t

Derek Peebles
Managing Partner & Director, Neighborhood Grow
Derek Peebles Managing Partner & Director, Neighborhood Grow

Derek Peebles is a servant-leader, consultant, and a connector with a strong faith in the links between all th

James Buchanan
Director, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University
James Buchanan Director, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University

James Buchanan became director of the Brueggeman center in 2003. He studied comparative religions and ethics a

Scott Hassell
Director of Environmental Sustainability, Fifth Third Bank
Scott Hassell Director of Environmental Sustainability, Fifth Third Bank

Scott Hassell is the director of environmental sustainability at Fifth Third Bank. He leads the Bank’s efforts

Michaela Oldfield
Director, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council
Michaela Oldfield Director, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council

Michaela coordinates a cross-sector coalition of stakeholders advocating for policies and systems changes to e

Charlie Gonzalez
Communications and Membership Coordinator, Green Umbrella
Charlie Gonzalez Communications and Membership Coordinator, Green Umbrella

Charlie Gonzalez is an activist and community organizer with over 20 years of transformative leadership experi

Scott Burns
President, Global Asset Recovery Programs LLC
Scott Burns President, Global Asset Recovery Programs LLC

Scott Burns retired from Procter & Gamble Purchases in 2015 after 30 years. His last seven years were spent le

Jeremy Faust
Environmental Sustainability Leader, Fifth Third Bank
Jeremy Faust Environmental Sustainability Leader, Fifth Third Bank

Jeremy believes that designing spaces with greater focus on human wellness, will help us unlock pathways to im

Elizabeth Rojas
Principal, Rojas Design
Elizabeth Rojas Principal, Rojas Design

To enrich the lives of those that interact with spaces we create. This is the heart of Elizabeth’s approach to

Yasha Ogg
Sustainability and Wellness Designer, emersion Design
Yasha Ogg Sustainability and Wellness Designer, emersion Design

Can the design of a building influence your health or productivity? Yasha thinks so. Using industry research f

Jamie Liebert
Senior Associate, Mercer
Jamie Liebert Senior Associate, Mercer

Jamie Liebert is the Employee Health & Benefits (EH&B) Senior Associate for Mercer in their Cincinnati office.

Sanyog B. Rathod
President, Sol design + consulting
Sanyog B. Rathod President, Sol design + consulting

Sanyog Rathod is the founder of Sol design + consulting, a Cincinnati-based firm which provides sustainability

Lisa Zwack
Head of Sustainability, Kroger
Lisa Zwack Head of Sustainability, Kroger

Lisa Zwack is the Head of Sustainability at The Kroger Co., the country’s largest grocery retailer, where she

Cindia Wren
Associate Director of Facilities, 84.51°
Cindia Wren Associate Director of Facilities, 84.51°

Cindia Wren is the Associate Director of Facilities at 84.51°. In addition to managing day to day operations o

Mark Biery
Ambulatory Care Operations Director, VA Medical Center
Mark Biery Ambulatory Care Operations Director, VA Medical Center

Mr. Mark Biery is the Ambulatory Care Operations Director / Group Practice Manager at the VA Medical Center in

Chris Flores
Founder, Three Corners Capital
Chris Flores Founder, Three Corners Capital

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a BBA in Finance and International Business, Chris Flo

Scott Mackey
VP Responsible Investment Strategy Specialist, Calvert Funds
Scott Mackey VP Responsible Investment Strategy Specialist, Calvert Funds

Scott Mackey is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and responsible investment strategy specialist for

Patrick Maulden
Business Development Executive, Northern Trust
Patrick Maulden Business Development Executive, Northern Trust

Patrick joined the FlexShares ETF team in July of 2015 as the Business Development Executive for the Ohio Vall

Allison Sternad
Marketing Manager, Melink Corporation
Allison Sternad Marketing Manager, Melink Corporation

Allison Sternad is the Marketing Manager at Melink Corporation, a Cincinnati-based company dedicated to changi

Kyle Wilson
Urban Planning Student, University of Cincinnati
Kyle Wilson Urban Planning Student, University of Cincinnati

Kyle is a 4th-year Urban Planning student at the University of Cincinnati. He has always been passionate about

Mike Fackler
Sustainability Student, Ohio State University
Mike Fackler Sustainability Student, Ohio State University

Mike is an incoming 4th year student at The Ohio State University studying sustainability and business. He is

Alli Brown
Operations Leadership Program, Fifth Third Bank
Alli Brown Operations Leadership Program, Fifth Third Bank

Alli Brown is a recent graduate from Xavier University with a degree in Sustainability, Economics and Manageme

Lucy Schroder
Philosophy and Sustainability Student, Xavier University
Lucy Schroder Philosophy and Sustainability Student, Xavier University

Lucy is a true hipster foodie- not the Instagram kind, but the kind who is fascinated by food systems, hates w

Nijia Zhou
Associate Scientist, P&G
Nijia Zhou Associate Scientist, P&G

Nijia Zhou is a Research & Development Associate Scientist at P&G working on upstream design, new product laun

Jessica Shelly
Director of Food Services, Cincinnati Public Schools
Jessica Shelly Director of Food Services, Cincinnati Public Schools

Jessica Shelly is the Director of Food Services for Cincinnati Public Schools. She is responsible for overseei

Allison Rowland
Research and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Allison Rowland Research and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Council of Development Finance Agencies

Allison Rowland is a Coordinator on the Research and Technical Assistance team at the Council of Development F

Carolyn Gahn
Local Procurement and Sustainability Director, Aramark University of Kentucky Dining Services
Carolyn Gahn Local Procurement and Sustainability Director, Aramark University of Kentucky Dining Services

Carolyn Gahn is the Local Procurement and Sustainability Director for Aramark at the University of Kentucky Di

Nancy Bertaux
Economics Professor, Xavier University
Nancy Bertaux Economics Professor, Xavier University

Nancy Bertaux is Professor of Economics at Xavier, holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Mich

Cathy Cowan Becker
Ready for 100 Chair. Sierra Club
Cathy Cowan Becker Ready for 100 Chair. Sierra Club

Cathy chairs the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 in Columbus and Ohio. So far 120 cities, including Cincinnati and

Caitlin McCall
Master of Textiles Graduate, NC State Wilson College of Textiles
Caitlin McCall Master of Textiles Graduate, NC State Wilson College of Textiles

Caitlin received her Masters of Textiles in the discipline of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management f

Haley Hayes
Sustainability Student, Xavier University
Haley Hayes Sustainability Student, Xavier University

Haley graduated from Xavier this Spring, and presented her Sustainability capstone project on Fast Fashion and

Krista Jaeger
Manager of Sustainability, Cintas Corporation
Krista Jaeger Manager of Sustainability, Cintas Corporation

During her 12 years with Cintas, Krista has held several roles within the Global Accounts Division and has ser

Carla Walker
American Cities Climate Challenge Climate Advisor, City of Cincinnati
Carla Walker American Cities Climate Challenge Climate Advisor, City of Cincinnati

In 2008, Carla stepped down from her post as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Cincinnati and founded think BIG s

Anna Haas
COO & Local Foods Program Director, Local Food Connection
Anna Haas COO & Local Foods Program Director, Local Food Connection

Anna Haas, MA, MEd, is COO and Local Foods Program Director for the regional food hub Local Food Connection ba

Karen Lankfer
Sales Executive, Commute with Enterprise
Karen Lankfer Sales Executive, Commute with Enterprise

Karen Lankfer is an Account Executive at Commute with Enterprise, the largest vanpool provider in North Americ

Keshia Kinney
Division of Water Supply and Treatment Manager, City of Dayton
Keshia Kinney Division of Water Supply and Treatment Manager, City of Dayton

Keshia Kinney is currently the Manager of the City of Dayton’s Division of Water Supply and Treatment. The Di