Speaker Bios

These speakers were confirmed for the Spring 2020 event. We’re in the process of re-confirming many of them for the virtual conference.

Michael J. Sangiacomo

Michael J. Sangiacomo

President & Chief Executive Officer
Recology, Inc.
Ana Carvalho

Ana Carvalho

Board Member
Zero Waste International Alliance
Sophia Huda

Sophia Huda

Vice President
Ohio Recycling Coalition
Jacky Brown

Jacky Brown

Vice President Of Retail
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Susan Collins

Susan Collins

President
Container Recycling Institute
Timonie Hood

Timonie Hood

Zero Waste & Green Building Coordinator
U.S. EPA
Christie Keith

Christie Keith

International Coordinator and US Executive Director
GAIA
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Programs
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Esra Tat

Esra Tat

Associate Director
Zero Waste Europe
Heidi Sanborn

Heidi Sanborn

Executive Director
National Stewardship Action Council
Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel

Founder & CEO
Product Stewardship Institute
Terry McDonald

Terry McDonald

Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.
Clytie Binder

Clytie Binder

Community Composting Hubs in Brisbane Australia
Brisbane City Council, Australia
Martin Bourque

Martin Bourque

Executive Director
Ecology Center
Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sr. Director of Sustainability
SBM Management/ GBCI TRUE Zero Waste
Pal Martensson

Pal Martensson

Zero Waste in Amazonia
Let´s Do It World
Patrick Tierney

Patrick Tierney

CEO and Cofounder
Revolution Systems
Rory Bakke

Rory Bakke

Principal
Sustainable Concepts Studio
Will Bakx

Will Bakx

Soil Scientist
Sonoma Compost/Renewable Sonoma
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Alec Cooley

Alec Cooley

Senior Advisor
Busch Systems
Faye Christoforo

Faye Christoforo

Co-Executive Director
Post-Landfill Action Network
Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

SVP Marketing
WasteZero
Leslie Lukacs

Leslie Lukacs

Executive Director
Zero Waste Sonoma
Mary Curtiss

Mary Curtiss

Director of Energy and Sustainability
HP
Nina Goodrich

Nina Goodrich

Executive Director
GreenBlue/SPC
Kaity Robbins

Kaity Robbins

Zero Waste Manager
Boston University
Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe

President/Co-Chair
Zero Waste USA/Global Recycling Council of CRRA
Nina Bellucci Butler

Nina Bellucci Butler

CEO
More Recycling
Clarissa Morawski

Clarissa Morawski

CEO
Reloop Platform
Samantha Sommer

Samantha Sommer

Program Manager
ReThink Disposable
Dave Bennink

Dave Bennink

Director
Building Deconstruction Institute
Miriam Gordon

Miriam Gordon

Indisposable Communities Director
UPSTREAM
Lisa Pellegrino

Lisa Pellegrino

Strategic Partnerships Manager
TerraCycle
Jamie Kaminski

Jamie Kaminski

Director of Policy
Zero Waste Canada
Gary Liss

Gary Liss

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

David Pinsky

Senior Plastics Campaigner
Greenpeace USA
Marvin Hayes

Marvin Hayes

Program Manager
Baltimore Compost Collective Program
Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Maggie Clarke

Maggie Clarke

Zero Waste Researcher
Maggie Clarke Environmental
Lisa Skumatz

Lisa Skumatz

President / Principal
SERA
Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn

Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn

Chair
City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission
Kourtnii Brown

Kourtnii Brown

Founder and Director
Common Compost
Clare Miflin

Clare Miflin

Founder
Center for Zero Waste Design
Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey

Policy & Research Director
Eco-Cycle
Matthew Cotton

Matthew Cotton

Owner
Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
Mandi McKay

Mandi McKay

Sustainability Manager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Angela A. Moore

Angela A. Moore

Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society
Nathan Proctor

Nathan Proctor

Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair
U.S. PIRG
Sue Beets- Atkinson

Sue Beets- Atkinson

Senior Director of Sustainability
SBM Management, LLC
Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn

Vice Mayor
City of Berkeley
Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell

Waste Reduction and Recycling Lead Specialist
City of Fort Collins
Arley Owens

Arley Owens

Executive Director
Ohio Recycling Coalition
Kate M Davenport

Kate M Davenport

Co President
Eureka Recycling
Leah Tischler

Leah Tischler

Site Manager
SBM Sustainability Team
Portia Sinnott 2016

Portia Sinnott

Program Director
Zero Waste USA
Stephanie Barger

Stephanie Barger

Director - TRUE Zero Waste Program
U.S. Green Building Council
Julie Muir

Julie Muir

Zero Waste Manager
Stanford University
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
Neil Edgar

Neil Edgar

Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
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