10 Jun

Keshia Kinney

Keshia Kinney is currently the Manager of the City of Dayton’s Division of Water Supply and Treatment. The Division has 117 personnel who are responsible for managing the City’s two well fields, two 96 MGD treatment plants, 800 miles of distribution piping, 12 booster stations, 2 main pump stations, and the Lime Reclamation Facility. She graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor of science in Environmental Science and a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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29 May

Joey Maiocco

A Producer at Newsy's Brand Studio, Joey has worked extensively over the last 12+ years to help redefine the purpose of media. His current role blends the world of advertising and journalism in order to help integrate brands into bigger, more impactful stories. A Veteran of the US Army, he received his BFA in Film and Design from the University of Cincinnati's Electronic Media Division and has worked with some of the biggest brands on the planet including HBO, Adidas, and Procter and Gamble.

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29 May

Karen Lankfer

Karen Lankfer is an Account Executive at Commute with Enterprise, the largest vanpool provider in North America. At Commute with Enterprise, our goal is to not only save commuters time and money, but to connect and improve our communities. We work closely with employers, business partners, and public transit agencies to reduce congestion and wear and tear on public roads. Karen graduated from Miami University with a BA in Communications and is currently entering her 15th year at Enterprise where she has held a variety of sales, marketing, and management roles throughout her tenure in the transportation industry.

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23 May

Chris Smyth

Chris is a regenerative designer, group facilitator, and rebuilder of the Commons. After studying and practicing Permaculture for 11 years he now teaches with the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute and practices his craft in Cincinnati through a private design practice that is implementing Permaculture Orchards on Vacant Land with the Port Authority of Cincinnati. Formerly the Director of Sustainability for Price Hill Will, Chris lives in Price Hill in the Sankofa House, a homestead dedicated to remembering what it is to be human.

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23 May

Hope Wilson

Hope Wilson is the Director of Operations/Housing Program Manager for Working In Neighborhoods (WIN). Prior to her current role she worked as the Community & Housing Development Manager and was involved in the development process for 45 single family homeownership units and 18 senior rental units. Hope was involved in the acquisition, rehab, new construction, and sale of WIN’s homes that are sold to low-moderate income first time homebuyer’s. In addition she has been a Housing Counselor & Homebuyer Educator helping families attain and maintain homeownership in the Greater Cincinnati region. Hope joined WIN in 2000 as a Community Organizer focused on housing & lending issues. Hope has a Masters in Urban and Regional Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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22 May

Anna Haas

Anna Haas, MA, MEd, is COO and Local Foods Program Director for the regional food hub Local Food Connection based in Newport, Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area. Anna brings 18 years of experience in community-based education, non-profit management, local food, and farming to her work. She collaborates directly with growers, buyers, and partnering organizations to set and execute strategies for long-term relationships that maximize local food purchasing. Local Food Connection and team members like Anna use an online marketplace and pre-season planning to work year-round with more than 100 regular growers and food artisans plus hundreds of institutional, wholesale, and household buyers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

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21 May

Tanner Yess

Tanner was raised by scientists, and grew up paddling, pedaling, and planting trees. Whether on the trail or in the lab, he learned how to hustle in settings that lacked diverse representation. After earning a degree in ecology, he worked on a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea. His Peace Corps service involved resource management and eco-tourism. During graduate school, Tanner helped form Greater Cincinnati’s Tri-State Trails Coalition. He is a National Park Service Mountains Ambassador; SHIFT Emerging Leader; and recipient of the 2018 Murie Center Rising Leader Award. As part of Mill Creek Alliance he builds programs that connect communities to nature through recreation, science, and jobs. Yess' passion is creating new pathways for urban youth to access green careers.

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21 May

Carla Walker

In 2008, Carla stepped down from her post as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Cincinnati and founded think BIG strategies, a boutique consultancy that creates and executes public relations and strategic campaigns for not for profit, start up, and public sector clients. She specializes in projects that are in the environmental space and those that have a global reach or impact. Through think BIG, she guided the strategy for and lead facilitation on the development of the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan, assisted in securing the Mayor’s support for the Sierra Club’s Mayor’s for 100% Clean Energy pledge, and lead the NAACP Cincinnati Branch launch of their Environment and Climate Justice Committee. Carla is currently serving as the Climate Advisor to the City of Cincinnati for the American Cities Climate Challenge. She is a board member for Ohio Citizen’s Action, and in 2018, she was appointed by the Mayor of Cincinnati to serve on the Cincinnati Environmental Advisory Council. Carla holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, a Master’s degree in Environmental Science & Engineering from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati.

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20 May

Krista Jaeger

During her 12 years with Cintas, Krista has held several roles within the Global Accounts Division and has served some of the corporation’s largest customers. For the past four years she has worked in the Global Supply Chain Division on Environmental Sustainability initiatives, where her primary focus has been heading up Zero Waste Certification Projects for all Global Supply Chain Facilities as part of the Zero Waste to Landfill Initiative.

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20 May

Haley Hayes

Haley graduated from Xavier this Spring, and presented her Sustainability capstone project on Fast Fashion and the need to implement a Circular Economy into the fashion industry. Haley graduated with a major in Economics Sustainability and Society, with a Peace and Justice studies minor.

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