Speakers

Brent Goddard

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Managing Director of Humanitarian Operations Nu Skin

Email: blgoddar@nuskin.com

hide details<<Nu Skin’s humanitarian operations include a for-profit social enterprise called Nourish the Children and a non-profit corporate foundation called the Force for Good Foundation. Brent has been involved with Nu Skin’s humanitarian efforts since 2002. Previously, Brent directed the company’s Olympic Sponsorship, headed Pharmanex Product Development and managed U.S. Pharmanex Marketing. Brent completed an MBA at Harvard University and then began his career in Product Management with General Mills. Brent worked as a Marketing Executive for Gourmet Brands, Oral-B Laboratories, Shasta Beverages and Diet Center, Inc. For several years, Brent worked as a consultant, assisting companies such as Sisco, Compaq, Kodak, Borden, and various public utilities with communications training, proposal development, and strategic planning.

Ryan Evans

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Vice President of Business and Community Relations Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

Email: revans@slchamber.com

hide details<<Ryan Evans joined the Salt Lake Chamber in 2003 and currently serves as vice president of business and community relations. Ryan is responsible for the Chamber’s relationships with its highest-level members, community development initiatives, and building collaborative relationships with other chambers of commerce and business associations throughout the state. Ryan serves as executive administrator for the Utah State Chamber, national chamber liaison for the Salt Lake Chamber, Advisory Board member for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association, Utah Hispanic Chamber Advisory Board Member and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management, a four-year non-profit management program. Ryan is actively involved in the community, as well. He is the vice chair for Special Olympics Utah Board of Directors, a member of United Way’s Young Leaders Program, on Salt Lake City’s Business Advisory Board, and is the founder and board member of the Utah Small Business Coalition. In 2010 Utah Business Magazine recognized Ryan as one of Utah’s 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders. Before joining the Chamber, Ryan was the chef/owner of the Firehouse BBQ Grill, a southern- southwestern restaurant, and Wasatch Smokin’ Company, a BBQ catering operation.

Nonda Diamant

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HR and Risk Manager Nicholas and Company, Inc.

Email: nonda.diamant@nicholasandco.com

hide details<<Mr. Diamant is responsible for integration of all Human Resources and Corporate Communications functions to support the goals and desired culture of the company. The individual will work in the areas of risk strategy and implementation of food safety, OSHA oversight, disaster recovery, liability compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations in the above areas. He previously served as Compensation and Benefits Manager for Nicholas, crafting the company’s strategic compensation and benefit plans. He worked as a professional recruiter for Human Resource Advantages and started out his career as an HR generalist at Sysco. He has an MBA from the University of the Pacific.

Michael Johnson

Director of Sustainability 3form

Maura Olivos

Sustainability Coordinator Alta Ski Resort

Email: molivos@alta.com

Rich Young

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Sustainability Director SWCA Environmental Consultants

Email: ryoung@swca.com

hide details<<Mr. Young previously served as Founding President of Environmental Performance Group (EPG) Founded EPG a consulting firm specializing in sustainability and climate change, one of the first of its kind in the United States. EPG provided sustainability and GHG services to both public and private clients in a wide range of sectors. EPG was acquired by SWCA in 2009. He worked for Kleinfelder Engineering for 16 years, rising to western Divison Mnager as Board of Directors as a Senior Vice President.

Ellie Gates

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Director, Management Effectiveness Adobe

Email: egates@adobe.com

hide details<<Ms. Gates is the senior manager of organizational development and global learning with Adobe Systems Inc. Her team is responsible for creating and delivering global collaborative learning solutions for developing managers worldwide. Additionally, Ellie is responsible for organizational design and consulting for one of Adobe’s largest and newly acquired business units-Omniture. Ellie has nearly 20 years of experience in the high tech industry. Prior to Adobe she directed talent and organizational capability at Omniture, as well as holding senior HR leadership positions at Microsoft, T-Mobile, MCI, and Pitney Bowes. Ellie is a certified professional coach, earned her MBA and is presently completing her MA in global leadership form Azusa Pacific University.

Kimberly Barnett

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Senior Advisor Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office

Email: KBarnett@slco.org

hide details<<Prior to joining Mayor McAdams’ administration Kimberly Barnett (Kimi) proudly served with Mayor Peter Corroon during his last term in office. Her emphasis was on environmental policy and intergovernmental relations. Among other priorities, she continues to manage environmental policy for the McAdams administration. Ms. Barnett’s areas of focus include energy efficiency and renewable energy issues, sustainable County buildings, recycling, and air quality issues. A native Utahn, she received her MPA from the University of Utah in 2004. Prior to joining Mayor Corroon’s staff she was Development Officer for the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center. She also spent nine years with the YWCA of Salt Lake City responsible for fund development, public relations, and program management.

Ryan Dupont

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Professor of Environmental Engineering Utah State University

Email: ryan.dupont@usu.edu

hide details<<Ryan Dupont is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a Research Associate at the Utah Water Research Laboratory, and the Head of the Division of Environmental Engineering. His research interests focus on the bioremediation of petroleum and chlorinated solved contaminated soil and groundwater. He has recently been heavily involved in the use of natural attenuation and bioaugmentation for site remediation, and in the use of DNA probes for describing microbial community response to engineering management controls applied for site remediation. Ryan also has interests and expertise in soil vapor extraction and soil gas monitoring, pollution prevention and life-cycle analysis, and municipal solid waste management issues.

Poppy Benavides

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Owner Spa Secrets 4 You

Email: spasecrets4u@gmail.com

hide details<<Poppy and her daughters have created Spa Secrets 4 U, a wholly sustainable business with little environmental impact. Her products are luxurious, all natural, safe and effective, packaged in the safest, eco friendly containers and wrapping that will do no harm and leave no waste. With these products she intends to create and spread awareness of the impact from manufacturing, waste, pollution, toxins, chemicals and packaging. She will not use: synthetic chemicals, palm oil, animal products(except bee) or solid substance packaging. Her inspiration can from taking care of her family and managing the fitness facility she owned with her family for 17+ years. When her youngest child had eczema, Poppy researched what needed to be done to help her daughter and learned about the harmful chemicals in commercial skincare products. With a new and unique twist on Thalassotherapy, Spa Secrets 4 U is bringing the best skin essential nutrition that Nature offers, pricing it less that most commercial products that are not only synthetic but

Mike Bernier

Director of Sustainability Swire Coca-Cola, Inc.

Email: mbernier@swirecc.com

hide details<<Mike Bernier is the Director of Sustainability for Swire Coca-Cola, USA where he has led the corporate sustainable development efforts since 2008. Mike has been successful in driving improvements in water efficiencies, energy management, waste management, and community initiatives as well as facilitating a recent LEED building construction project. He received his bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Utah, and prior to joining the Swire team, Mike spent 22 years working in all aspects of operations management for the food, beverage and dairy industries. This experience has been invaluable to his achieving success in sustainability initiatives. Mike has been a board member of Tree Utah for the past four years, where he has served to support their organizational goals while aligning Swire’s initiatives in the community. Mike is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Peter Nelson

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Sustainability Coordinator Salt Lake City e2 Program

Email: Peter.Nelson@slcgov.com

hide details<<Peter Nelson is currently the E2 program coordinator for Salt Lake City, which located in the sustainability department of the mayor’s office. his job is to create and manage sustainability programs and support the small local business in Salt Lake City.

 

 

 

Jon Nepstad

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Principal-in-Charge for Rocky Mountains Fehr and Peers

Email: J.Nepstad@fehrandpeers.com

hide details<<Jon Nepstad, AICP, is the Principal-in-Charge for the Rocky Mountains for Fehr & Peers, a traffic and transportation consultant firm with offices throughout the West. Jon also manages projects and has over twenty years of comprehensive transportation planning and traffic experience. He has worked on or managed a variety of projects, including many controversial corridor studies and plans. His portfolio includes a variety of public and private projects, including the City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City, the Mountain Transportation Study, projects in Sugar House, the University of Utah, Park City, and many others. Jon also serves on a local planning commission. Jon is a member of the American Planning Association as well as a member of the Urban Land Institute. Jon holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Kansas.

George Bandy

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Vice President for Sustainability Interface

Email: george.bandy@interfaceflor.com

hide details<<George Bandy, Jr. currently serves as the Vice President of Sustainability at Interface, concentrating on global relationships. He is a dynamic speaker and travels extensively as a presenter with lectures covering such topics as: The Business Case for Sustainability, Innovation and Design with Nature in Mind, Greening the Supply Chain, Social Sustainability and Culture Change. George provides substantial knowledge of the concepts and practices of sustainability. He believes that looking at opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for customers can set the standard for other businesses to follow that will result in a brighter future for us all.

Robert Bell

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Executive Director Energy Commercialization Center

Email: robert.bell@utah.edu

hide details<<Robert is an entrepreneur with a passion for technology, effectiveness, sustainability, and efficiency. He is a general opportunist that believes in making the world a better place for our children and growing our economy more sustainably. Robert has an interesting and well rounded background. He worked in Oil & Gas, DSM / Utility Energy Efficiency program implementation, has BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA focused in entrepreneurship and marketing. He is the Executive Director of the Energy Commercialization Center, and the Metro Director for the Clean Tech Open. Robert is building a coworking space in Salt Lake City for entrepreneurs who want to build or grow a sustainable startup, both financially and environmentally.

Ben Mates

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Advisor Wasatch Cooperative Market

Email: benjmates@att.net

hide details<<Ben Mates is a community activist involved with creating and sustaining healthy, resilient communities. Ben served for many years as Operations Manager for The Robert G. Hemingway Foundation, a private family foundation, which brought him into partnership with non-profit organizations such as The Hunger Project and Berkana Institute and their initiatives to empower communities to use available resources to create their desired future. He has served on the Salt Lake Bioneers Conference Planning Committee and hosted several annual Sustainability Summits in Salt Lake. Ben is a long-time student of whole systems thinking, sustainability, and human and environmental health. He is a long-time member and supporter of food co-ops, food buying clubs and community-supported agriculture.

Ryan Henrie

Facility Services Manager Salt Lake County

Email: RHenrie@slco.org

hide details<<Ryan Henrie is a project manager for Salt Lake County’s Facilities Management Division. Ryan has helped implement the county’s efforts to construct all new buildings to a certified LEED Gold standard. He is also helping to initiate strategies for ongoing energy management, retro commissioning and sustainable practices for existing county facilities.

Kenner Kingston

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Director of Sustainability Architectural Nexus

Email: kkingston@archnexus.com

hide details<<Kenner Kingston’s enjoyment of all things complex has led him to specialize in hospitals and other multi-faceted building types such as laboratories and libraries. His comprehensive attention to the needs of his clients spans each project from early programming and schematic design through construction and project closeout. His mission is to teach young architects the best practices of the profession. Kenner’s leadership in terms of sustainable design and three-dimensional drafting has positioned Architectural Nexus on the cutting edge of current technology.

Bruce Reed

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Owner Intermountain Plantings

Email: bruce@intermountainplantings.com

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Rivera

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Owner Ace Cleaning

Email: heather.acecleaning@gmail.com

hide details<<Heather Rivera has been professionally involved in the commercial cleaning industry and has been working for Ace Cleaning for the past 6 years where she coordinates schedules for jobs, assists in quality control and helps manage employees while maintaining client relationships. Heather¹s no nonsense approach to communication has served her well. Those she works with and those she works for enjoy their interaction with her and admire her ability to get things done.

Mark Miller

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Owner Mark Miller Toyota

Email: markm@markmiller.com

hide details<<Mark Miller began working in the sales, service and parts departments of his father’s Pontiac dealership. Early on, he developed a computer system that became marketed by IBM and Advance Computer Systems nationally. He has served key roles for the National Automobile Dealers Association Board of Directors. He has received the highest recognition for automobile dealership including the AIADA/Sports Illustrated All Star Dealer Award. He has led important community organizations including roles as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Venue Chair for the Utah Olympic Park during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and is currently Chairman of Board of Trustees of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and Chair of the Utah Genome Project. As a commercial pilot he recently completed his 150th mission for Angel Flight. In 2011, Mark and Kathie Miller received the United Way’s Compassionate Leader of the Year Award.

René Oehlerking

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Marketing Director Garbett Homes

Email: Rene@garbetthomes.com

hide details<<Rene was born and raised in South Africa and received his education in Advertising and Marketing. He has been developing and marketing innovative product for the residential construction industry for over 12 years and has received multiple national and international awards for his work with Garbett Homes. He is credited for putting Garbett Homes on the map as one of the foremost green builders in the country with award-winning progressive designs.

Christina Oliver

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Director of Economic and Business Development  Salt Lake County

Email: COliver@slco.org

hide details<<Prior to her role at the County Ms. Oliver headed the Department of Transit Oriented Development for the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). In that capacity Ms. Oliver and her team facilitated economic and transit oriented commercial, retail and multi-residential development along UTA’s transit corridors. Ms. Oliver also served as the Director of Corporate Recruitment and Incentives for the State of Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development under former Governor Jon Huntsman and current Governor Gary R. Herbert. In 2011 she was named as one of the /30 Women to /Watch by Utah Business Magazine. Before joining the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 2008 as the Incentives Manager, Ms. Oliver served in the accounting office of Amer Winter and Outdoor Americas, who is best known for its Solomon and Atomic ski brands. She has also worked in commercial property assessment with a focus in statistical and sales analysis for the Salt Lake County Assessor’s office.

Jacob Allen

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Social Impact Practice Director Cicero Group

Email: jallen@cicerogroup.com

hide details<<Mr. Allen leads the company’s social impact practice, specializing in strategy and evaluation solutions for mission-driven initiatives in the US and globally. Through his work at Cicero and, previously, as a manager at the Bridgespan Group, he has worked with leading corporate philanthropies, international NGOs, and domestic nonprofits large and small. Recent work includes designing and managing a robust performance monitoring system for a corporate philanthropy’s multi-year efforts to train thousands of entrepreneurs in 20+ countries and the development of growth strategies for nonprofits serving disadvantaged high school students in the U.S. and providing nutritional meals for impoverished school children in Malawi and Liberia. He recently co-wrote Stop Starving Scale: Unlocking the Potential of Global NGOs, which identifies what’s keeping global organizations from truly scaling their impact. Jacob has worked, lived, and traveled extensively throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia. His education includes a PhD (ABD) in International Politics from UC San Diego, an MA in International Education from Stanford University, and a BA in International Studies from BYU.

Karren Nichols

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Sustainability Coordinator University of Utah J Willard Marriott Library

Email: karren.nichols@utah.edu

hide details<<Assists in development of University Climate Action Plan, develop and present recommendations, identify funding opportunities, coordinate student internships/projects, and prepare annual reports, goals, and implementation plans. Also serves as administrative program coordinator, supporting executives, planning events, developing policy and training staff. Have received University of Utah Staff Excellence and Academic Affairs award for sustainability projects both at the Library and campus wide. Previously served as on office manager and legal assistant to Barton Law Firm, Medical Services Operations Coordinator for Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics, Telecom Analyst for Gateway Lockheed Martin and Business Systems Coordinator for Willis Corroon Insurance Brokerage.

Kinde Nebeker

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Principal Intus Associates

Email: kinde@intusassociates.com

hide details<<Kinde Nebeker is Principal of Intus Associates and Director of Design-thinking and Compassion. Intus Associates is a training and consulting firm that helps organizations bridge the gap between young professionals and those that manage them to create a culture of inter-generational understanding and intrapreneurial spirit. Kinde draws upon her 30 years of experience as design communicator and educator to help individuals listen deeply, see new perspectives and solve problems from a place of self-knowing and creativity. Kinde has been an adjunct professor in both the art department and the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah, teaching the universal concepts and processes of design. She has been owner of her own small business since 1991. Through her mentoring and guiding work, Kinde re-connects people to nature, resulting in their greater capacity for creativity and healthy relationships. Kinde holds master’s degrees in graphic design and transpersonal psychology with a concentration in ecopsychology.

Stormy Sweitzer

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Principal  Intus Associates

Email: stormy@intusassociates.com

hide details<<Stormy Sweitzer is Principal of Intus Associates and Advisor of Structures and Right Action. Intus Associates is a training and consulting firm that helps organizations bridge the gap between young professionals and those that manage them to create a culture of inter-generational understanding and intrapreneurial spirit. Since 1996, Stormy has consulted with nonprofit, government, and commercial organizations on leadership and business development, organizational performance, and managing the risks and rewards associated with developing new ideas. As an intrapreneur, Stormy carved out roles for herself within both grassroots and large-scale organizations where she conceptualized, planned for, and led team development of new products, community initiatives, services, and programs. She has also created several businesses of her own. She brings this experience to her teaching. Stormy has bachelor’s degrees in economics and Russian literature, and master’s degrees in both public health and business administration with a focus on marketing and entrepreneurship.