Speaker Bios

Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Angela A. Moore

Angela A. Moore

Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society
Christie Keith

Christie Keith

International Coordinator and US Executive Director
GAIA
Portia Sinnott

Portia Sinnott

Program Director
Zero Waste USA
Martin Bourque

Martin Bourque

Executive Director
Ecology Center
Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel

Founder & CEO
Product Stewardship Institute
Patrick Tierney

Patrick Tierney

CEO and Cofounder
Revolution Systems
Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell

Waste Reduction and Recycling Lead Specialist
City of Fort Collins
Jesse Arreguin

Jesse Arreguin

Mayor
City of Berkeley
Maggie Clarke

Maggie Clarke

Zero Waste Researcher
Maggie Clarke Environmental
Julie Muir

Julie Muir

Zero Waste Manager
Stanford University
Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe

President/Co-Chair
Zero Waste USA/Global Recycling Council of CRRA
Jamie Kaminski

Jamie Kaminski

Director of Policy
Zero Waste Canada
Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn

Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn

Chair
City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission
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
Lisa Pellegrino

Lisa Pellegrino

Strategic Partnerships Manager
TerraCycle
Will Bakx

Will Bakx

Soil Scientist
Sonoma Compost/Renewable Sonoma
Dave Bennink

Dave Bennink

Director
Building Deconstruction Institute
Heidi Sanborn

Heidi Sanborn

Executive Director
National Stewardship Action Council
Marvin Hayes

Marvin Hayes

Program Manager
Baltimore Compost Collective Program
Nicole Gaetjens

Nicole Gaetjens

Zero Waste Program Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle
Samantha Sommer

Samantha Sommer

Program Manager
ReThink Disposable
Mark A Funkhouser

Mark A Funkhouser

Director of Sustainability and Custodial Services
Chumash Casino Resort
Neil Edgar

Neil Edgar

Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Clarissa Morawski

Clarissa Morawski

CEO
Reloop Platform
Rory Bakke

Rory Bakke

Principal
Sustainable Concepts Studio
Clare Miflin

Clare Miflin

Founder
Center for Zero Waste Design
Esra Tat

Esra Tat

Associate Director
Zero Waste Europe
Miriam Gordon

Miriam Gordon

Indisposable Communities Director
UPSTREAM
Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

SVP Marketing
WasteZero
Susan Collins

Susan Collins

President
Container Recycling Institute
Pal Martensson

Pal Martensson

Zero Waste in Amazonia
Let´s Do It World
Ana Carvalho

Ana Carvalho

Board Member
Zero Waste International Alliance
Kaity Robbins

Kaity Robbins

Zero Waste Manager
Boston University
Terry McDonald

Terry McDonald

Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.
Mandi McKay

Mandi McKay

Sustainability Manager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Nina Bellucci Butler

Nina Bellucci Butler

CEO
More Recycling
Matthew Cotton

Matthew Cotton

Owner
Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey

Policy & Research Director
Eco-Cycle
Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn

Vice Mayor
City of Berkeley
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Lisa Skumatz

Lisa Skumatz

President / Principal
SERA
David Pinsky

David Pinsky

Senior Plastics Campaigner
Greenpeace USA
Kourtnii Brown

Kourtnii Brown

Founder and Director
Common Compost
Kate M Davenport

Kate M Davenport

Co President
Eureka Recycling
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Programs
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Stephanie Barger

Stephanie Barger

Director - TRUE Zero Waste Program
U.S. Green Building Council
Gary Liss

Gary Liss

Co-Chair, NRC Conference Committee and Vice-President, Zero Waste USA
National Recycling Coalition
Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson

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

Confirmed Speakers

  • Ruth Abbe, Zero Waste USA
  • Laura Anthony, Save the Albatross Coalition
  • Richard Anthony, Zero Waste International Alliance
  • Kate Bailey, Eureka Recycling
  • Will Bakx, Sonoma Compost
  • Stephanie Barger, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Sue Beets-Atkinson, SBM Zero Waste
  • Nina Belluci Butler, More Recycling
  • Joseph Button, Straus Family Creamery
  • Shashawnda Campbell, United Workers
  • Scott Cassel, Product Stewardship Institute
  • Maggie Clarke, Maggie Clarke Environmental
  • Susan V. Collins, Container Recycling Institute
  • Matt Cotton, Integrated Waste Management Consulting
  • Alicia Culver, Responsible Purchasing Network
  • Kate Davenport, EcoCycle
  • Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn, Berkeley Zero Waste Commission
  • Danner Doud-Martin, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Miriam Gordon, Upstream Solutions
  • Jamie Kaminski, Zero Waste Canada
  • Christine Keith, GAIA
  • Lin King, Cal Zero Waste
  • Susan Kinsella, Conservatree
  • Alice Koehler, Waste Zero
  • Gary Liss, Zero Waste USA
  • Leslie Lukacs, Zero Waste Sonoma
  • Terry McDonald, St. Vincent de Paul
  • Mandi McKay, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Erin McNichol, HP
  • Clare Miflin, Center for Zero Waste Design
  • Caroline Mitchell, Fort Collins, CO
  • Julie Muir, Stanford University
  • Sarah O’Brien, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Counci
  • Kirstie Pecci, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Marialyce Pedersen, National Recycling Coalition
  • Lisa Pellegrino, TerraCycle
  • Emily Rusch, CalPIRG
  • Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council
  • Julie Sands Tyne, City of San Diego
  • Meleny Thomas, United Workers
  • Robin Schneider, Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
  • Portia Sinnott, Zero Waste USA
  • Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates
  • Leah Tischler, SBM Zero Waste
  • Gina Wu Lee, Upcyclers Network
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