The 2012 GreenGov Symposium is presented by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO).  This year's program will be held Sept. 24-26, 2012 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

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Session Descriptions and Speaker Bios (last updated September 18, 2012)

Climate Change: Risk & Resilience Track

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Ready for the Future: Planning for Climate Change Adaption   Monday, Sept. 24, 2012   11:00am - 12:15pm
Federal agencies and local governments are moving forward with strategies to deal with the impacts of climate change, developing planning methodologies and solutions to reduce risk across all sectors of the economy. Highlighting some of the most innovative work on this issue, panelists from New York City, Miami-Dade County and the Department of Homeland Security discuss how they have developed plans that incorporate climate adaptation into organizational objectives, assessing and addressing vulnerabilities and capitalizing on potential opportunities related to resilience efforts.

Speaker Bios:

Leah Cohen - Policy Advisor, Climate Resilience, Mayor's Office for Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, New York City
Leah Cohen is the Policy Advisor on Climate Resilience with the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability in New York City. Leah is responsible for coordinating with other City agencies to develop and implement City resilience efforts under PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s long-term sustainability plan. She also chairs the NYC Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, which is working to address climate risks to the city’s infrastructure and natural areas. Previously, Leah worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on climate adaptation and for the Mayor’s Office in San Francisco on urban sustainability. Leah holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School.
Nichole L. Hefty - Manager, Miami-Dade Office of Sustainability, Dept. of Regulatory and Economic Resources
Nichole Hefty earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Miami, Florida in 1987. She has worked for Miami-Dade County since 1989, during most of which she managed the County’s Pollution Prevention Program and climate change efforts. Mrs. Hefty was a core team member responsible for developing Miami-Dade County’s community-wide Sustainability Plan, "GreenPrint; Our Design for a Sustainable Future," and is now the manager of the County’s Office of Sustainability. She is currently serving on the Steering Committee of the SE Florida Regional Climate Compact, which is a groundbreaking regional collaboration of four SE Florida counties (Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, & Palm Beach) on climate change issues, policies, and strategies for the SE Florida region.
Alice Hill - Senior Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Retired Judge Alice Chamberlayne Hill joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as Senior Counselor to Secretary Janet Napolitano in June 2009. As Senior Counselor, Hill chairs numerous Department-wide initiatives including the Department’s anti-human trafficking program, the Biodefense Leadership Group, and the Climate Change Adaptation Executive Steering Committee. Hill also serves as the Department’s representative on the White House Interagency Environmental Justice Working Group, the White House Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, the National Oceans Council, the Interagency for Arctic Research Policy Committee, and the National Climate Assessment Federal Advisory Committee. Before joining DHS, Hill served as a Judge in Los Angeles, California, including as Supervising Judge of the North Valley District for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Prior to joining the bench, Hill served as Chief of the Major Frauds Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. Before embarking on her career in public service, Hill was in private practice at the law firms of Morrison and Foerster in Los Angeles, California and De Chambrun and Associates in Paris, France and clerked for a Federal Judge.
MODERATOR: Susan Ruffo - Deputy Associate Director for Climate Change Adaptation, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Susan Ruffo is the Deputy Associate Director for Climate Change Adaptation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. She manages the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, which focuses on strengthening Federal policies and programs to better prepare the nation to respond to climate change impacts. Before joining CEQ, Susan was the Director of Coastal and Marine Adaptation at The Nature Conservancy, where she led the coastal adaptation strategy, focusing on how ecosystems such as reefs and marshes can reduce human vulnerability to coastal hazards and climate change. Previously, Susan was a Foreign Service Officer at the State Department. Her last posting was as Senior Trade Policy Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where she led a team that analyzed China’s implementation of its WTO commitments. She also served in Argentina and Nigeria. Susan has degrees in Economics and Political Science from MIT.

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Assessing Climate Risks to Critical Infrastructure   Monday, Sept. 24, 2012   1:30pm - 2:45pm
Panelists will discuss the different ways climate adaptation is being considered, assessed, and incorporated into planning for infrastructure projects. This session will feature case studies on assessing climate related risks to energy, water and transportation infrastructure.

Speaker Bios:

Brian Bidolli - Executive Director, Greater Bridgeport Regional Council
Brian Bidolli is the Executive Director of the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council. Through his experience at the local and regional level, he has supported numerous quality of life initiatives in the San Diego and Greater Bridgeport region with a focus on integrating environmental mitigation strategies into land use and transportation plans.

 

Blair Feltmate - Associate Professor, School of Environment Enterprise and Development (SEED),University of Waterloo
Dr. Feltmate is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo. Positions he holds include: Chair, Climate Change Adaptation Project (Canada); Chair, Pollution Probe; Advisory Board, Willis Energy Services (Ont.); Co-Chair, Extreme Weather Task Force, City of Toronto; Co-Chair, Greening Greater Toronto; Senior Advisor (and Past Chair), Sustainable Electricity Program, Canadian Electricity Association; and Board Member, Sustainable Hamilton. Previously, Dr. Feltmate was Director of Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation, and before that he was Vice President of Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal. Earlier in his career, Dr. Feltmate developed the sustainable development programs for two dozen multi-national companies.
Ann Kosmal - Convener, GSA Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Team, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration
Fifteen plus years of diverse architectural experience ranging from Capital One to Walt Disney Imagineering and the Culver City colony with Eric Owen Moss has tuned Ann’s insights to outcome delivery. Ann has specialized knowledge in the area of high performance ecological design from her work implementing the requirements of LEED and an extensive study of resiliency methodologies. Back to GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings from a staff extension focused on sustainability quality assurance in the ARRA Program Management Office, she is the convener of GSA’s Agency Climate Adaptation and Resiliency team developing and operationalizing the agency’s climate change adaptation plan. She uses her strengths as an integrator and technical resource to hone business processes toward a resilient enterprise. She is a graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executive Fellows program and is a licensed architect in California and Virginia, a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) as well as a Certified Permaculture Designer – all supporting resilient design.
Barbara Thomson - Senior Associate, First Environment
Barbara Thomson has 25 years’ public transit experience – currently focusing on transportation and climate change. Barbara was the Project Manager for NJ TRANSIT’s, "Resilience of NJ TRANSIT Assets to Climate Change." She is presently working on LA Metro’s Pilot Program – funded by an FTA Adaptation grant – expanding its Environmental Management System (EMS) to include an adaptation module, and the TRB ACRP Synthesis EMS Development Process. Barbara spent 14 years at MTA NYC Transit in various roles for the Department of Subways and as Assistant Chief Maintenance Officer for the Department of Buses. She received the NYCT President’s Circle Award for Outstanding Service. Barbara holds a BA and MS from Stony Brook University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.
Adam Whelchel - Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Adam Whelchel’s twenty year career has focused on ecological restoration and climate preparedness while with federal agencies, ecological consulting firms, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations across the United States, Caribbean and Africa. As the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, Dr. Whelchel is currently responsible for overseeing climate impact assessment and responses with municipalities and states via the Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience Network (www.coastalresilience.org). Adam is also serving as a key advisor for Puerto Rico Climate Adaptation Project and a Lead Author on the Northeast section of the U.S. National Climate Assessment.
MODERATOR: Chris Baglin - Principal, AEA-Project Performance Corporation
Ms. Baglin is a Principal at the AEA group’s Project Performance Corporation in McLean, VA. She leads its climate change risk and adaptation practice, including data and knowledge management solutions. She has been Principal Investigator for Transportation Research Board projects related to climate change, including a synthesis of airport responses to climate risk. While at the Department of the Interior, she directed work on climate change adaptation, environmental planning, and drought and water conservation policy, among other issues. She is an attorney experienced in policy development and consensus building in the U.S. Senate and in the Executive Branch. She has an M.P.H. and law degree from Boston University, and a B.A. from Wellesley College.

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Managing Green House Gas Emissions   Monday, Sept. 24, 2012   3:15pm - 4:30pm
During this session, panelists from across sectors will explore the tools, strategies, and best practices that are currently being used and developed to track, manage and reduce GHG emissions in their organizations.

Speaker Bios:

Meghan Chapple-Brown - Director of the office of Sustainability, The George Washington University
Meghan Chapple-Brown is Director of the Office of Sustainability at The George Washington University (GW). She brings expertise on business strategy, innovation, organizational change, and sustainability education. She has worked with organizations such as The Albright Group, Ford, Dow, and small and medium-sized enterprises in the US and Latin America. Ms. Chapple-Brown also served in Americorps with Public Allies on the south side of Chicago to build local green businesses and economic capacity. She has an MBA in Corporate Strategy and a Masters of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Environmental Science from Northwestern University.

 

Leo Angelo Gumapas - Greenhouse Gas Program Manager, National Institutes of Health
Leo Gumapas is a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service and the Greenhouse Gas Program (GHG) Manager for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is responsible for developing NIH's GHG inventory and developing strategies to reduce NIH's carbon footprint. Leo received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University, and he is a licensed Professional Environmental Engineer. Leo worked previously as a consultant in Kennesaw, GA helping industries comply with the Clean Air Act and as a state regulator in Columbia, SC enforcing the Clean Air Act.
Jennifer Hazelman - Program Manager, U.S. General Services Administration
Jennifer Hazelman is with the General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service. Mrs. Hazelman is the Project Manager for the GSA Carbon Footprint Tool, a free tool offered to federal agencies to assist them in developing a comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions inventory. Mrs. Hazelman has 25 years experience with GSA in acquisition and supply programs.
Paul Narog - Manager, Corporate Environmental Operations & Sustainability, 3M
Paul Narog has responsibility for corporate-level environmental compliance and sustainability strategy and communications in 3M’s environment, health and safety organization. In this role, Narog manages a dynamic group of environmental and sustainability professionals who engage with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders to advance 3M’s environmental stewardship around the world. Areas of focus include environmental compliance management and governance programs, regulatory advocacy, environmental management systems, metrics and goals, business sustainability strategy direction, employee and customer engagement, and external reporting and communications. Narog has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP). He is a member of NAEM and A&WMA and is a frequent speaker at many environmental and sustainability focused conferences.
MODERATOR: Robyn Camp - Executive Vice President, The Climate Registry
Robyn Camp is the Executive Vice President for The Climate Registry, based in Los Angeles, California, USA, the official voluntary greenhouse gas reporting registry of 60 North American states, provinces, territories and tribes. In this role she directs The Registry’s voluntary and mandatory greenhouse gas reporting & verification programs, and is the liaison to the Global Climate Registry Alliance. Ms. Camp’s work experience has spanned the private and non-profit sectors, and has focused on analyzing and identifying market opportunities for advanced efficient technologies, the impacts of air quality and climate regulations, and strategies to promote sustainable technology choice. Prior to joining The Climate Registry, Ms. Camp held several positions with the California Climate Action Registry and the Climate Action Reserve, a leading voluntary offsets registry. She also worked for Energy Resources International in Washington, D.C., conducting domestic and international clean technology market analyses. Earlier, she helped create the World Energy Efficiency Association, and supported international energy and environmental policy dialogues sponsored by the Atlantic Council of the United States, a foreign policy institute. Originally from the Chicago area, Ms. Camp earned her Master’s degree in Economics and International Energy & Environmental Policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University.

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Integrating Federal Agency Needs into Climate Research   Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012   10:45am - 12:00pm
A discussion on the unique requirements of Federal agencies relating to climate research, the coordination efforts currently taking place to account for Federal science needs and the roles of the U.S. Global Change Research Program and National Climate Assessment in supporting Federal agencies.

Speaker Bios:

Ann Bartuska - Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, , U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dr. Ann M. Bartuska is Deputy Under Secretary for USDA's Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area. She came to REE in September, 2010 from the USDA Forest Service, where she was Deputy Chief for Research & Development, a position she had held since January 2004. She served as Acting USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment from January - October of 2009, and was the Executive Director of the Invasive Species Initiative in the Nature Conservancy. Prior to this, she was the Director of the Forest and Rangelands staff in the Forest Service in Washington, DC. Bartuska is an ecosystem ecologist with degrees from Wilkes College (B.S.), Ohio University (M.S.) and West Virginia University (Ph.D.). She represents USDA on the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Sustainability of the White House National Science and Technology Council and also is co-chair of the Science and Technology for Sustainability Roundtable of the National Academies. She is active in the Ecological Society of America, serving as Vice-President for Public Affairs from 1996-1999 and as president from 2002-2003. She has served on the Board of the Council of Science Society Presidents and is a member of AAAS and SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science).
Kathy Jacobs - Assistant Director for Climate Assessment and Adaptation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Kathy Jacobs is the Assistant Director for Climate Assessment and Adaptation at the Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is on a mobility assignment from the University of Arizona, where she is on the faculty of the department of Soils, Water and Environmental Science. She is the Director of the National Climate Assessment and part of a team working to develop a national adaptation strategy. Jacobs recently chaired a National Research Council panel on climate change adaptation within the America’s Climate Choices Project, and has served on six other Academy committees. From 2006-2009 Jacobs was the Executive Director of the Arizona Water Institute, a consortium of the three state universities focused on water-related research, education and technology transfer in support of water supply sustainability. She has 23 years of experience as a water manager for the state of Arizona, including 14 years as director of the Tucson Active Management Area, and has a master’s degree in environmental planning from the University of California, Berkeley.
Julie Morris - Lead, Strategic and Implementation Planning, U.S. Global Change Research Program
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Chris Weaver - Lead for Science Integration, Joint EPA - US Global Change Research Program
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MODERATOR: Thomas Armstrong - Executive Director, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Dr. Thomas Armstrong joined the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Executive Director of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a $2.6 Billion annual program across thirteen different Federal agencies focused on understanding and responding to global change and its impacts. Prior to this, Tom served as the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Senior Advisor for Climate Change and has been a key figure in the implementation of Secretary Salazar’s Executive Order on climate change (S.O. 3289), as well as in the development of the Department’s climate change-related policies, organizational elements and budget strategies. Dr. Armstrong also served as the Vice-Chair for Adaptation Science on the CENRS Subcommittee on Global Change. Prior to that, Dr. Armstrong was the Principal for DOI to the United States Global Change Research Program. Some of his other responsibilities have included serving as the Senior Advisor for Global Change Programs at the U.S. Geological Survey, the DOI lead for the World Climate Conference, the United States Head of Delegation for the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Chair of the Sustained Arctic Observations Network (SAON), Associate to the Chair for development of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) response to Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Implementation Plan, a United States delegate for the United Nations Framework Council on Climate Change, advisor on DOI’s International Polar Year activities, a DOI principal to the CEQ-OSTP-NOAA Climate Change Adaptation Taskforce, and as Chair of the Science Committee for the Department of the Interior’s Climate Change Task Force. Tom has also participated in numerous testimonies and briefings to various Congressional Committees and high-level briefings for DOI at various international forums regarding climate change, adaptation and circum-Arctic activities.

 

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Quantifying Climate Risk   Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012   1:15pm - 2:30pm
The next frontier in climate response is in quantifying climate related risks upon operations. This panel will focus on approaches to modeling and quantifying climate risks, as well as leveraging that data for risk management, planning purposes and engaging leadership.

Speaker Bios:

Ben Harper - Climate Product Officer, Zurich North America
Ben Harper is the Climate Product Officer for Zurich's global Climate Office and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is primarily responsible for developing new risk transfer products to address climate change risk. Mr. Harper and his team have developed products to address concerns ranging from renewable energy sources and carbon emissions to geologic sequestration. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harper headed Zurich North America's environmental engineering unit where he managed a group of engineers and geologists responsible for all aspects of environmental risk management in support of Zurich’s environmental business. Mr. Harper serves on the stakeholders committee for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Risk National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP), the financial committee for the European Zero-Emissions Platform (ZEP), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Hydraulic Fracturing Focus Group. Before joining Zurich, Mr. Harper worked in engineering consulting with a focus on large-scale environmental remediation projects, impairment assessments, remedial design, regulatory compliance and civil/environmental construction. Mr. Harper holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University and is a Certified Cost Engineer (CCE).
James H. Lambert - Research Associate Professor, University of Virginia
James H. Lambert, P.E., Ph.D., D.WRE, is the Associate Director of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering, both at the University of Virginia. His research interests include quantifying the impacts of climate change for long-range transportation plans. He is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, an Area Editor of the journal Risk Analysis, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, and Co-Editor-in-Chief (with Dr. Igor Linkov) of the Springer journal Environment Systems & Decisions. He represents AASHTO and the US as a delegate to the World Roads Association (PIARC) for 2012-2015 on the topic of transportation risk management. His research sponsors have included the US DoD, DHS, FAA, EPA, FHWA, DOT, and others. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (Ph.D. and M.S.) and Princeton University (B.S.E.).from Johns Hopkins University.
Jennifer Layke - Executive Director, Institute for Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
Jennifer Layke is the Executive Director of Johnson Controls’ Institute for Building Efficiency, a global initiative to provide information and analyses of technologies, policies, and practices in high performance buildings and smart energy systems from a practitioner’s perspective. Jennifer leads the Institute’s research agenda and collaborations with global experts on building efficiency retrofits, smart buildings, green buildings, and energy and climate policy. In addition, she supports global facilities teams pursuing corporate energy and sustainability goals. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Jennifer was the deputy director, Climate and Energy Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI). There, she founded The Green Power Market Development Group which developed innovative energy procurement paths for corporate use of clean energy in the U.S. and Europe. Her policy work included analysis of U.S. climate policy options as lead WRI staff negotiator in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership. Jennifer also founded Beyond Grey Pinstripes –a sustainability ranking of business schools conducted in partnership with the Aspen Institute. Jennifer’s international experience includes consulting for the World Bank and the U.S. EPA on technology transfer under the Montreal Protocol.
Jeff Williams - Director, Climate Strategy, Entergy
Jeff Williams is Director, Climate Consulting for Entergy Corporation. In that capacity he plays an important role helping Entergy manage carbon risk, help business units develop strategy to build resilient communities, prosper in a carbon constrained economy and execute future sustainable growth opportunities. Jeff has been a strong advocate for taking proactive, responsible action to manage climate risks and build cost effective resilience to a changing climate.
MODERATOR: Michael Savonis - Fellow, ICF International
Mike Savonis, currently a Fellow at ICF International, is an internationally-recognized expert on adapting transportation systems to climate change. He has worked with the UN, OECD, and USAID. Mike was recently a lead author on 2 reports on infrastructure adaptation for the 2013 National Climate Assessment. He served as Senior Policy Advisor and in other capacities for 19 years at the Federal Highway Administration. Mike was a contributing author to Global Climate Change Impacts in the US for the Executive Office of the President and led development of the Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.7, Gulf Coast Study, for USGCRP. He helped spearhead establishment of the US DOT Center on Climate Change and pioneered the study of impacts and adaptation there.

 

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Considering Climate Risks in the Supply Chain   Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012   3:00pm - 4:15pm
This session will highlight cutting edge work in assessing how climate change may cause interruptions, cost surges and other material risks in the supply chain.

Speaker Bios:

Jeremey Alcorn - Consultant, Energy and Environment, LMI
Mr. Alcorn is an environmental scientist and certified energy manager (CEM) with expertise in leading edge energy, environmental, and sustainability analysis and management, regulatory and policy support, and practical solutions. As a consultant with LMI, he supports federal clients, such as DLA Energy, GSA OFHPGB, and DOE FEMP, with alternative and advanced biofuels fuels analysis, building and facilities energy management (reporting, metering, efficiency, renewables), federal energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) and sustainability reporting and analytics, federal climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainability performance research, metrics development, and risk management. Mr. Alcorn has a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College in Environmental Science and Political Science and a Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University (GMU).
Katie Miller - Program Analyst, U.S. General Services Administration
Katie Miller is a Program Analyst with the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Acquisition Management where she manages green purchasing and climate change adaptation projects. Prior to her current position, Katie was a support contractor to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis Program. Her prior experience includes leading sustainable supply chain initiatives for GSA, serving as a Senior Program Manager at the White House Council on Environmental Quality's Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, and managing the GSA Fleet National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program. Katie holds a Master of Arts in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Millersville University.
Scott Stone - Director of Global Environmental Initiatives, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Scott Stone is the Director of Global Environmental Initiatives for the Sierra Nevada Corporation, where he seeks to apply advanced information integration technologies to environmental issues. Previously, Scott worked as a lawyer at Hunton & Williams, where his practice focused on international, environmental, and administrative law, with emphasis on energy and climate change, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, corporate sustainability, technology, and international climate and stratospheric ozone negotiations. He also served as the chair of the Climate Consensus Workshops, an initiative of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment to open a new channel between the private sector and the international climate negotiations, which involved 15 governments and 50+ multinational corporations over seven dialogues in 2011. Scott is a recipient of the U.S. EPA Climate Protection Award and the U.S. EPA Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award for his contributions to a 2007 agreement on HCFC control measures under the Montreal Protocol.
Kevin Watson - Manager, Life Cycle Logistics and Supply Chain Management, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Kevin Watson serves as the Manager for Life Cycle Logistics and Supply Chain Management within the Logistics Division at NASA Headquarters. He leads NASA efforts in the area of supply chain sustainability and also served as co-Chair of the Executive Order 13514 Section 13 sub-Working Group that addressed apportionment of supply chain greenhouse gas emissions. From 1990 through 2008 he worked in a variety of positions in the area of logistics and maintenance in support of human space flight programs at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He holds Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University and an M.S. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California.
MODERATOR: Rebecca Ranich - Director, Federal Energy Management, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Rebecca Ranich leads Deloitte’s Adaptation Initiative and Federal Energy Management practice with more than 25 years of experience as an energy industry executive. Her practice focuses on strategic energy management investments with both government and industry clients, advising on mitigating and managing risks related to energy supply/demand and climate change issues. She brings an experienced perspective on the integration of efficiency improvements and new energy sources with existing infrastructure. Prior to joining Deloitte, Rebecca was an executive for a large U.S. engineering firm involved in major oil and gas pipeline projects in the Russian Federation. Rebecca is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Gas Technology Institute.

 

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