Speakers

Featuring speakers from these industry-leading organizations and many more.

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Keynote Speakers

Ed Mazria

Founder & CEO
Architecture 2030
Morning Keynote

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO
International Living Future Institute
Midday Keynote

Terry Tamminen

Former CEO
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Afternoon Keynote

Kevin de León

California Senator Emeritus
Robin Hood Gala Keynote

Master Speakers

Joel Cesare

Sustainable Projects Manager
City of Santa Monica

James Connelly

Vice President, Strategic Growth
International Living Future Institute

Lauren Faber O’Connor

Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

Eric Corey Freed

Sustainability Disruptor
Morrison Hershfield

David Hertz

Founder
Studio of Environmental Architecture / Skysource

Sara Neff

Senior Vice President, Sustainability
Kilroy Realty Corporation

Matt Petersen

President and CEO
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Nancy Sutley

Chief Sustainability Officer
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Speakers & Panelists

John Ambert

Founder and President
Studio Verde

Jacob Arlein

Partner
stok

Sean Armstrong

Managing Principal
Redwood Energy

Eera Babtiwale

Associate Principal / Vice President of Sustainability
HMC Architects

    Scott Beckman

    Director of Sustainability
    PCL Construction

    Janice Berman

    Director, Grid Innovations
    Pacific Gas & Electric

    Jennifer Berthelot-Jelovic

    President and CEO
    A SustainAble Production

    Martha Brook

    Energy Policy Advisor to Commissioner Andrew McAllister
    California Energy Commission

    Anthony Brower

    LEED Fellow & Director of Sustainable Design
    Gensler

    Washington, D.C.

    Jessie Buckmaster

    Sustainability Manager
    Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company

    Marlon Calderon

    Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s La Kretz Innovation Campus
    Office of Sustainability and Economic Development

      Wayne Campbell

      Design Manager
      Webcor

      Eric Carbonnier

      VP of Sustainability
      HMC Architects

      Mike Carey

      Environmental and Sustainability Coordinator
      Orange Coast College

      Charlie Christenson

      Vice President & Senior Project Manager
      Brummitt Energy Associates

      Joseph Coriaty

      Partner
      Frederick Fisher and Partners

      Heidi Creighton

      Associate Principal
      BuroHappold Engineering

      Nura Darabi

      Associate
      Integral Group

      Monique Davis

      Senior Engineer & Practice Lead
      Skid Row Housing Trust
      Robin Hood Gala Speaker

        Steve Delgado

        Chief Development Officer
        Homeboy Industries
        Robin Hood Gala Speaker

        Philip Donovan

        Studio Principle
        Little Diversified

        Marika Erdely

        CEO
        Green EconoME

        Farhad Farahmand

        Project Manager
        TRC

        Ali Flynn

        Sustainability Coordinator
        Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company

        Xavier Gaucher

        Principal
        ePHiciency

        Gary Gero

        Chief Sustainability Officer
        County of Los Angeles

        Julia Gisewite

        Director of Sustainability
        Turner Construction

        Jon Griesser

        Supervisor of Energy and Climate Programs
        County of San Luis Obispo

        Steve Gross

        Senior Energy Analyst & Mechanical Engineer
        Interface Engineering

        Andreas Gyr

        Real Estate Sustainability Program Manager
        Google

        Avideh Haghighi

        Architect / Sustainability Specialist
        ZGF Architects

        Tony Hans

        National Director of Sustainable Projects
        CMTA

        Dominique Hargreaves

        Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer
        Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

        Kathleen Hetrick

        Senior Sustainability Engineer
        BuroHappold Engineering

        Holly Hill

        Senior Sustainability Program Manager
        Southern California Edison

        Steven M. Hilton

        President and CEO Emeritus
        Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

        Emma Hughes

        Project Manager, LEED
        U.S. Green Building Council

        David Jacot

        Director of Efficiency Solutions
        Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

        Chelsea Johnson

        Associate
        David Baker Architects

        Tahseena Kahn

        President
        Energy Managers LLC

        David Kaneda

        Principal, Electrical
        Integral Group

        Nurit Katz

        Chief Sustainability Officer
        University of California, Los Angeles

        Kris Kim

        Managing Director, Business Development
        Bloom Energy

        Alice Kimm

        Co-Founder
        John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

        Sara Kingman

        Sustainability Engineer
        BuroHappold Engineering

        Bernie Kotlier

        Executive Director
        Sustainable Energy Solutions Labor Management Cooperation Committee, California and Nevada

          Chris Ladner

          Founding Partner
          Entegrity Partners

          Gary Lai

          Principal
          AHBE/MIG

          Pat Lando

          Executive Director
          Recode

          Andrew Lee

          Zero Energy Director
          International Living Future Institute

          Richard A. Ludt

          Director of Environmental Affairs
          Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.

          Rosie Magana

          Self-Generation Incentive Program Manager
          SoCalGas

            Moshik Mah

            Design Principal
            HDR

            John Marler

            Vice President of Energy and Environment
            AEG

            Maria McCain

            Sustainability Coordinator
            Natural Resources Defense Council

            Cynthia McClain-Hill

            Commission Vice President
            LADWP

            Ryan McMullan

            Principal
            Lean Green Way

            Sindu Meier

            Senior Associate
            William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.

              Mitra Memari

              Partner
              ZGF

              Katherine Miller

              Director, Campus Development
              Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

              Pete Muñoz

              Senior Engineer & Practice Lead
              Biohabitats

              Warren Neilson

              Vice President of Real Estate
              Flow Kana

              Josh Nelson

              Project Manager
              Hathaway Dinwiddie

              Hilary Noll

              Architect / Sustainability Integration Leader
              Mithun

              David Nott

              Apprentice Coordinator, Los Angeles County Chapter
              National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

              Nika Parsa

              Principal
              Integral Group

              Marialyce Pedersen

              Senior Policy Analyst
              Disney

              Marcel Porras

              Chief Sustainability Officer - Transportation Technology
              Los Angeles Department of Transportation

              Eileen Quigley

              Regional Sustainable Operations Manager
              WeWork

              Riji Raja

              Retail Manager Events Coordinator
              The Giving Keys
              Robin Hood Gala Speaker

                Amber Richane

                Project Manager
                City of Santa Monica

                Frank Romero-Crockett

                Impact Communications & Design Manager
                United Way
                Robin Hood Gala Speaker

                Katie Ross

                Senior Sustainability Program Manager
                Microsoft

                Heather Schrock

                Director, Environmental Partnerships
                Bonneville Environmental Foundation - Business For Water Stewardship

                Kanika Sharma

                Senior Project Manager & Energy Analyst
                Verdical Group

                Alan Shepherd

                Principal
                PAE Engineers

                Drew Shula

                Founder & Principal
                Verdical Group

                Pete Skala

                Deputy Director of Energy Division
                California Public Utilities Commission

                Allan Skodowski

                Principal
                Rivion

                Katie Sloan

                Director, eMobility and Building Electrification
                Southern California Edison

                Pauline Souza

                Partner and Director of Sustainability
                WRNS Studio

                Laurence Spang

                Principal
                Arrowstreet Architecture

                Lauren Sparandara

                REWS Sustainability Program Manager
                Google, Inc.

                Ben Stapleton

                Executive Director
                U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter

                Michelle M. Stevenson

                COO / CMO
                The Giving Keys
                Robin Hood Gala Speaker

                Michael Strong

                Senior Project Manager
                Pankow Builders

                John Supp

                Account Services Manager
                Silicon Valley Clean Energy

                Sharon Tomkins

                Vice President, Customer Solutions, Communications and Environmental Strategy
                SoCalGas

                Kristen Torres Pawling

                Sustainability Program Director
                Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office

                Julie Tumamait-Stenslie

                Native American Heritage Commissioner & Chairperson
                Barbareno / Ventureno Band of Mission Indians

                Brian Turner

                Project Manager
                CMTA

                Will Vicent

                Energy Codes & Standards, Customer Programs & Services
                Southern California Edison

                Bill Walsh

                Founder & President of the Board
                Healthy Building Network

                Deborah Weintraub

                Chief Deputy City Engineer, Chief Architect, Bureau of Engineering
                City of Los Angeles

                  Larry Young

                  Senior Manager of Supply Chain Management
                  Southern California Edison

                  Nick Young

                  Senior Project Manager
                  Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

                  Abstract Review Committee

                  With a focus on diversity of thought leadership, the Abstract Review Committee evaluates all submitted abstracts to select the highest quality educational program content for NZ19. The Committee is composed of nationally leading subject-matter experts in energy, water, waste, transit, policy, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, utilities, government, and sustainable design.

                  Liz Beardsley

                  Senior Policy Counsel
                  U.S. Green Building Council
                  Washington, D.C.

                  Patrick Boyle

                  Director, Corporate Sustainability
                  Sloan Valve Company
                  Chicago, IL

                  Denise Braun

                  Principal
                  All About Waste
                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Jessie Buckmaster

                  Sustainability Manager
                  Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company
                  Sacramento, CA

                  Dan Burgoyne

                  Dan Burgoyne
                  California Department of General Services (DGS)
                  Sacramento, CA

                  Tony Hans

                  Vice President/National Director of Sustainable Projects
                  CMTA Engineers
                  Prospect, KY

                  Andrew Lee

                  Zero Energy Director
                  International Living Future Institute
                  Seattle, WA

                  Bill Maclay

                  Founder & Principal
                  Maclay Architects
                  Waitsfield, VT

                  Pete Muñoz

                  Senior Engineer & Practice Lead
                  Biohabits
                  Portland, OR

                  Corinne Ralph

                  Head of Transit Operations
                  LADOT
                  Los Angeles, CA

                  Rami Vagal

                  Senior Manager, Sustainability
                  Mohawk Group
                  Atlanta, GA

                  Ruby Rose Yepez

                  ZNE & Building Energy Code Technical Specialist
                  Southern California Edison
                  Los Angeles, CA