Speakers, 2020

Angel Veza

Angel Veza

Senior Manager of Capital, Innovation, & Engagement
ReFED
Krietta Marley

Krietta Marley

Director of Operations
Foodprint Group
Jesse Maxwell

Jesse Maxwell

Advocacy & Safety Senior Manager
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
Sally Brown

Sally L. Brown

Research Professor
University of Washington
Bret Biggers

Bret Biggers

Economist
ISRI
Jeremy Drake

Jeremy Drake

Principal
Strategy Zero Waste Solutions
Susan Long

Susan Long

Sustainability Initiative Manager
REI Co-Op
Kevin Drew

Kevin Drew

Senior Zero Waste Specialist
City of San Francisco Department of Environment
Hayden Sloan

Hayden Sloan

Director of Communications
Race to Zero Waste
Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Programs
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Joanie Burns

Joanie Burns

Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager
Amgen
Denise Braun

Denise Braun

Founder & Principal
All About Waste
Jack McQuibban

Jack McQuibban

Cities Programme Coordinator
Zero Waste Europe
Kourtnii Brown

Kourtnii Brown

Founder and Director
Common Compost
Nik Balachandran

Nik Balachandran

CEO
Zabble Inc.
David Krueger

David Krueger

Environmental Programs Manager
City of San Ramon
Samantha Sommer

Samantha Sommer

Director of Business Innovation
UPSTREAM
Kurt Bjorkman

Kurt Bjorkman

General Manager
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Jacky Brown

Jacky Brown

Vice President Of Retail
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Kate M Davenport

Kate M Davenport

Co President
Eureka Recycling
Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

Real Estate Portfolio Manager
Microsoft
Charles Moore

Charles Moore

Research Director
Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research
Michael J. Sangiacomo

Michael J. Sangiacomo

President & Chief Executive Officer
Recology, Inc.
Christie Keith

Christie Keith

International Coordinator and US Executive Director
GAIA
Casey Mahalik

Casey Mahalick

Senior Technical Associate - Environmental Sustainability
Colgate-Palmolive
Lisa Pellegrino

Lisa Pellegrino

Strategic Partnerships Manager
TerraCycle
Lisa Skumatz

Lisa Skumatz

President / Principal
SERA
Arley Owens

Arley Owens

Executive Director
Ohio Recycling Coalition
Linda Norris-Waldt

Linda Norris-Waldt

Director of Advocacy and Chapter Relations
US Composting Council
Meleny Thomas

Meleny Thomas

Community Organizer
South Baltimore Community Land Trust Inc
Jessica Heiges

Jessica Heiges

PhD Candidate
UC Berkeley
Samantha Sommer

Samantha Sommer

Director of Business Innovation
Upstream
Carlie Bullock-Jones

Carlie Bullock-Jones

Founder and Principal
Ecoworks Studio
Mark Patti

Mark Patti

Senior Program Coordinator
Mattress Recycling Council
Brett Rodgers

Brett Rodgers

Director of Communications
PaintCare
Jason Litt

Jason Litt

Director of Innovation
Ingenium Group, LLC
Susan Collins

Susan Collins

President
Container Recycling Institute
Julie Muir

Julie Muir

Zero Waste Manager
Stanford University
Heidi Solba

Heidi Solba

President and Head of global network
Let's Do It World
Crystal Dreisbach

Crystal Dreisbach

Founder & Director
Don't Waste Durham
Matthew Cotton

Matthew Cotton

Owner
Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
Kevin Koertje

Kevin Koertje

Sales Leader
Boise Paper
Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman

Director of Waste to Wealth Initiative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Leah Tischler

Leah Tischler

Site Manager
SBM Sustainability Team
Rebecca Graham

Rebecca Graham

Project Manager, Communications
MIG
Nichole Dorr

Nichole Dorr

Central California Regional Coordinator
PaintCare
Angela A. Moore

Angela A. Moore

Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society
Rob Watson

Rob Watson

Founder and President
SWEEP Standard
Amity Lumper

Amity Lumper

Waste Composition MythsBusters: Pandemic Trends
Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc.
Eric Winter

Eric Winter

Senior Manager, Product Marketing
CLYNK
Brenda Platt

Brenda Platt

Director, Composting for Community Initiative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon

Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon

AGU/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow
Office of Senator Jeff Merkley
Mersy Maradiaga

Mersy Maradiaga

Sustainability Engineer
Turner Construction
Alejandra Warren

Alejandra Warren

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Plastic Free Future
Stephanie Barger

Stephanie Barger

Director - TRUE Zero Waste Program
U.S. Green Building Council
Greg Sawtell

Greg Sawtell

Zero Waste Just Transition Director
South Baltimore Community Land Trust
Lauren Hibbert

Lauren Hibbert

TRUE intern
USGBC
Chrise de Tournay Birkhahn

Chrise de Tournay Birkhahn

Zero Waste USA Associate, City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission Chair
Zero Waste USA
Kelly Jaramillo

Kelly Jaramillo

Regional Sustainable Operations Specialist and National Greening Fire Team Chairperson
USDA Forest Service
Garr Punnett

Garr Punnett

Chief of Staff
Rheaply
Maurice M Sampson II

Maurice M Sampson II

The Evolving Consensus on EPR
Niche Recycling, Inc
Miriam Gordon

Miriam Gordon

Indisposable Communities Director
UPSTREAM
Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer

Sustainable Food Programs Coordinator
University of California, Merced
Nadereh Afsharmanesh

Nadereh Afsharmanesh

Vice President of Sustainability and Education
Earth Friendly Products
Portia Sinnott

Portia Sinnott

Program Director
Zero Waste USA
Brian Balukonis

Brian Balukonis

Moderator for Recycling Market Development and Infrastructure
Independent Consultant
Sofi Armenakian

Sofi Armenakian

Director of Operations and Sustainability
Atlanta Hawks
Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Assistant Manager, Sustainability
SBM
Lin King

Lin King

Zero Waste Manager
University of California, Berkeley
Kaity Robbins

Kaity Robbins

Zero Waste Manager
Boston University
Gary Liss

Gary Liss

Co-Chair, NRC Conference Committee and Vice-President, Zero Waste USA
National Recycling Coalition
Esra Tat

Esra Tat

Associate Director
Zero Waste Europe
Maricon Alvarez

Maricon Alvarez

Program Manager
Mother Earth Foundation
Jack McQuibban

Jack McQuibban

Cities Programme Coordinator
Zero Waste Europe
Amy Marpman

Amy Marpman

Director of Sustainability
SBM
Stephanie Katsaros

Stephanie Katsaros

Founder and President
Bright Beat
Sue Pinera

Sue Pinera

Senior National Sustainability Manager
SBM
Shashawnda Campbell

Shashawnda Campbell

Community Organizer
South Baltimore Community Land Trust Inc
Leslie Lukacs

Leslie Lukacs

Executive Director
Zero Waste Sonoma
Bergen Hubert

Bergen Hubert

Manager, Built Environment
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII)
Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn

Vice Mayor
City of Berkeley
David Keeling

David Keeling

Board Member, Past President
National Recycling Coalition
Alicia Culver

Alicia Culver

Executive Director
Responsible Purchasing Network
Nina Bellucci Butler

Nina Bellucci Butler

CEO
Stina, Inc.
Kira Stoll

Kira Stoll

Chief Sustainability & Carbon Solutions Officer
University of California, Berkeley
Terry McDonald

Terry McDonald

Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.
Justin Stockdale

Justin Stockdale

Director of CHaRM and Business Operations
Eco-Cycle
Will Bakx

Will Bakx

Soil Scientist
Sonoma Compost/Renewable Sonoma
Heather Trim

Heather Trim

Executive Director
Zero Waste Washington
Dr. Dagny Tucker

Dr. Dagny Tucker

Founder
Vessel
Nina Goodrich

Nina Goodrich

Executive Director
GreenBlue/SPC
Kristine Kubat

Kristine Kubat

Executive Director
Recycle Hawaii
Natalie Lessa

Natalie Lessa

Founder, Consultant and Education and Outreach Specialist
ReCREATE Waste Collaborative
Martin Bourque

Martin Bourque

Executive Director
Ecology Center
Barbara Larson

Barbara Larson

Environmental Educator, Waste Diversion Program Manager
BCK Programs
Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Zero Waste Researcher
Zero Waste New York
Lindsey Hoell

Lindsey Hoell

CEO
Dispatch Goods
Will Zurier

Will Zurier

Program Manager
SWEEP Standard
Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel

Founder & CEO
Product Stewardship Institute
Bob Gedert

Bob Gedert

President
NRC
Patrick Tierney

Patrick Tierney

CEO and Cofounder
Revolution Systems
Eric Ritz

Eric Ritz

Founder and Executive Director
Global Inheritance
Kate O'Neill

Kate O’Neill

Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California at Berkeley
Jill Hamilton

Jill Hamilton

Legislative Assistant
Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Enzo Favoino

Enzo Favoino

Scientific Coordinator - Zero Waste Europe
Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza
Ana Carvalho

Ana Carvalho

Board Member
Zero Waste International Alliance
Freddy Coronado

Freddy Coronado

Advisor
Zero Waste Youth USA
Clarissa Morawski

Clarissa Morawski

CEO
Reloop Platform
Laura Anthony

Laura Anthony

Program Coordinator
Save the Albatross
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Clytie Binder

Clytie Binder

Community Composting Hubs in Brisbane Australia
Brisbane City Council, Australia
Pål Mårtensson

Pål Mårtensson

Zero Waste in Amazonia
Let´s Do It World
Enzo Favoino

Enzo Favoino

Scientific Coordinator
Zero Waste Europe and Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza
Daniel Sanchez

Daniel Sanchez

Co-Founder
Elica Avante
Anthony Rossi

Anthony Rossi

EVP, Global Business Development
TerraCycle & Loop
Angela Howe

Angela Howe

Legal Director
Surfrider Foundation
Elisa Seltzer

Elisa Seltzer

Senior Consultant
RRS
David Pinsky

David Pinsky

Senior Plastics Campaigner
Greenpeace USA
Daniel Hartsig

Daniel Hartsig

Executive Director
WasteCap Resource Solutions
Nathan Proctor

Nathan Proctor

Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair
U.S. PIRG
Marvin Hayes

Marvin Hayes

Program Manager
Baltimore Compost Collective Program
Danner Doud-Martin

Danner Doud-Martin

Associate Director, International Business Development Program and Haas Staff lead for Zero Waste and Sustainability Task Force
Haas School of Business
Lori Mendez

Lori Mendez

Esq. , MAS-MBC
Save The Albatross Coalition
Jamie Kaminski

Jamie Kaminski

Director of Policy
Zero Waste Canada
Carolina Leonhardt

Carolina Leonhardt

Sr. Manager, Environmental Responsibility
Clif Bar
Sarah Goff

Sarah Goff

Executive Director & Co-founder
The Repurpose Project
Manuel Medrano

Manuel Medrano

Environmental Services Manager
California Association of Market Development Zones / City of Chula Vista
Scott J Morrison

Scott J Morrison

Reusables
DreamZero
Sarah Peery

Sarah Peery

Legislative Assistant
Office of Senator Rob Portman
Mike Gable

Mike Gable

Executive Director
Construction Junction
Camille Sowinski

Camille Sowinski

Managing Member
BCK Programs, LLC
Dave Bennink

Dave Bennink

Director
Building Deconstruction Institute
Jasmine Johnson

Jasmine Johnson

Horticulturist and lead on BPCA's Zero Waste Advisory Community
Battery Park City Authority
Faye Christoforo

Faye Christoforo

Co-Executive Director
Post-Landfill Action Network
Young Grguras

Young Grguras

Campaign Director
The Postlandfill Action Network
Gina Lee

Gina Lee

Founder
Upcyclers Network
Alex Nichols-Vinueza

Alex Nichols-Vinueza

Manager, Food Loss & Waste
World Wildlife Fund
Mary Curtiss

Mary Curtiss

Global Head of Energy and Sustainability
HP Inc.
Rory Bakke

Rory Bakke

Principal
Sustainable Concepts Studio
Neil Edgar

Neil Edgar

Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Co-President
Eureka Recycling
Susan Green

Susan Green

Senior Sourcing Manager
Piper Aircraft Inc.
Meghna Dhawan

Meghna Dhawan

SH&E Manager
Nestle Health Sciences
Diane Cohen

Diane Cohen

The Future of Reuse, Materials Management and the Circular Economy
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.
Olivia Sanchez

Olivia Sanchez

Recycling & Community Outreach Program Coordinator
Riverside County - Department of Waste Resources
Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

President
RecycleWorlds Consulting
Kelley Dennings

Kelley Dennings

Campaigner
Center for Biological Diversity
Nicole Kenney

Nicole Kenney

Sustainability Manager
Lifelabs Design, Inc.
Cecilia Allen

Cecilia Allen

Global Projects Advisor
GAIA
Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe

President and Co-Chair
Zero Waste USA and Global Recycling Council of CRRA
Shane Trimmer

Shane Trimmer

Senior Policy Advisor
Office of United States Representative Alan Lowenthal
Heidi Sanborn

Heidi Sanborn

Executive Director
National Stewardship Action Council
Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson

Global Vice President of Sustainability
SBM Management
Ashpreet Kaur

Ashpreet Kaur

PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Ecology
University of Florida
Jill Donello

Jill Donello

Manager of Educational Programs
GreenEducation.US
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Special Initiatives and Stakeholder Engagement
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Hannah Johnson

Hannah Johnson

Founder
Human Eco Consulting
Patrick Currier

Patrick Currier

Partner
S2CPacific
Yvette Arellano

Yvette Arellano

Founder
Fenceline Watch
Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

SVP Marketing
WasteZero
Dr. Paul Connett

Paul Connett

Author of “The Zero Waste Solution”, International Zero Waste Advocate and former chemistry Professor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
Zero Waste USA and Zero Waste International Alliance
Mateus PeÇanha

Mateus PeÇanha

Executive Director
Instituto Lixo Zero Brasil
Mandi McKay

Mandi McKay

Sustainability Manager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Saskia van Gendt

Saskia van Gendt

Head of Sustainability
Rothy's
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Leah Tischler

Leah Tischler

Account Manager, Sustainability
SBM
Bryan S Ukena

Bryan S Ukena

CEO
Recycle Ann Arbor
Adoma Addo

Adoma Addo

Population and Sustainability Intern
Center for Biological Diversity
Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell

Waste Reduction and Recycling Lead Specialist
City of Fort Collins
Jordan Fengel

Jordan Fengel

Sustainability Manager
TetraPak
Amanda Rice Waddle

Amanda Rice Waddle

Director of Zero Waste
The Repurpose Project & Zero Waste Gainesville
Elena Mateo

Elena Mateo

Director
Alianza Zero Waste Costa Rica
Dan Noble

Dan Noble

Compost Renewable Carbon Management Collaboration at the Local Level
Association of Compost Producers
Alec Cooley

Alec Cooley

Senior Advisor
Busch Systems
Clare Miflin

Clare Miflin

Founder
Center for Zero Waste Design
Sophia Huda

Sophia Huda

Vice President
Ohio Recycling Coalition
Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey

National Policy Coordinator
Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers (AMBR)
Amanda Kaminsky

Amanda Kaminsky

Founder + Principal
Building Product Ecosystems LLC
Richard Anthony

Richard Anthony

President
Zero Waste International Alliance
Calvin Lakhan

Calvin Lakhan

Professor, Ph.D.
York University
Bruce Buchan

Bruce Buchan

CEO
CleanRiver Recycling Solutions
Celeste McMickle

Celeste McMickle

Director TRUE
USGBC
Joshua Bradley

Joshua Bradley

Operations Manager
Compass
Angela Moore

Angela A. Moore

Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society
Marialyce Pedersen

Marialyce Pedersen

Moderator + panelist
TRUE Zero Waste
Kaela Martins

Kaela Martins

Manager, Environmental Programs & Retail Compliance Center
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Timonie Hood

Timonie Hood

Zero Waste & Green Building Coordinator
U.S. EPA
Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Maggie Gainer

Maggie Gainer

ZERO WASTE HUMBOLDT Co-Founder
ZERO WASTE HUMBOLDT