Ryan McMullan

Currently consulting on strategic sustainability, over his career Ryan McMullan has led several sustainability and zero waste programs including the Mattress Recycling Council, Toyota’s Corporate Responsibility department and Rice University’s Facilities & Engineering department. These have included shifting cultures from recycling to focus on reduce and reuse, establishing new recycling programs, and using zero waste … Read more

Will Zurier

Will Zurier has worked at SWEEP since its inception. Will oversaw the Standard’s National Consensus Committee and now works with SWEEP pilot partners to ensure a smooth certification process. Will is also currently pursuing his M.S in Sustainability Management from Columbia’s earth institute. Will is also currently helping the State of New York in reaching … Read more

Eric Ritz

Eric Ritz is the founder and Executive Director of Global Inheritance, an environmental nonprofit organization that develops interactive experiences to engage audiences at immersive cultural events like music festivals. Eric has produced over 300+ original environmental programs for the Coachella Music & Arts Festival over the past 19 years while also serving audiences attending the … Read more

Jasmine Johnson

Jasmine Johnson works at Battery Park City Authority as a Horticulturist and the Lead on BPCA’s Zero Waste Advisory Committee. She oversees Battery Park City’s community compost and dog waste composting programs as well. Jasmine has her Bachelor’s degree in Horticultural Science from the University of Florida, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in … Read more

Saskia van Gendt

Saskia van Gendt is head of sustainability at Rothy’s, a global lifestyle brand best known for creating stylish, comfortable shoes from recycled plastic water bottles. As an environmental scientist with 15 years of experience in sustainable manufacturing and design, Saskia develops strategies to reduce Rothy’s footprint and advance innovations in materials and production. Prior to … Read more

Stephanie Katsaros

Stephanie Katsaros is the Founder and President of Bright Beat, a Chicago-based consultancy founded in 2010 to activate environmental stewardship and social responsibility across sectors and up the value chain. She has built a legacy of award-winning programs with cities, stadiums and festivals, raising the bar for responsible operations and public engagement. Bright Beat supports … Read more

Rob Watson

Rob Watson, LEED Fellow, is an international leader in market transformation in solid waste, green buildings and sustainable tourism. Best known as the “Founding Father of LEED,” which he launched in 1993. Under Rob’s direction, LEED became the world’s largest, fastest-growing green building standard. Author Thomas Friedman called Rob “one of the best environmental minds … Read more

Sofi Armenakian

Sofi Armenakian currently works for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena as the Director of Operations and Sustainability. In this role, she is responsible for the conversion, uniform, housekeeping department as well as the venue’s sustainability operation with a special focus on Zero Waste operations. Most recently, she was instrumental in delivering the first-ever … Read more

Elena Mateo

Elena Mateo is co-director of the Alianza Zero Waste Costa Rica and has 25 years of experience in environmental education, natural resource management, conservation and sustainability. Elena is an advocate of activities that promote environmental and social awareness in the educational, public, private, NGO and community sectors. She works with schools, municipalities, and organizations in … Read more

Susan Green

Susan Green is a Sr. Sourcing Manager at Piper Aircraft, Inc., in Vero Beach, Florida. She has more than 25 years of experience in project management and execution, process improvement, generating cost savings, contracts negotiation, and customer service with a strong background in sales management and data analytics. Before joining Piper, Susan was Branch Manager … Read more