What We Do. Why We're Here.

The GoGreen Conference, created and organized by Social Enterprises, is a sustainability learning experience for business and government decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind.

Advisory Team

Our region-specific advisory teams ensure that GoGreen is able to build an experience that is timely and relevant to the region's economy, environmental issues, market opportunities and culture by providing guidance, connections and insights into each community we serve.

Megan Shuler | Program Manager, City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Megan Shuler

Megan Shuler works at the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, where she leads a team that encourages Portlanders to take climate action through reuse, repair, recycling and composting. With over a third of Portland's carbon emissions coming from the "stuff" we consume and dispose of, these programs empower Portlanders to reduce their impact with smart choices. Megan has 16 years managing sustainability programs, and is committed to advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through her work.

Pam Neal | Senior Program Manager/Clean Energy Liasion, Prosper Portland (formerly PDC)

Pam Neal

Pam currently serves as a liaison to clean technology firms to develop and implement strategies and innovative approaches to support business development activities. Pam has 20 years of economic development experience in the Portland metropolitan area and has been actively involved with the recruitment of new firms and implementing activities that allow Portland's regional manufacturing companies to diversify into clean technology supply chains.

Susan Jowaiszas | Senior Marketing Manager, Commercial + Industrial, Energy Trust of Oregon

Susan Jowaiszas

Susan Jowaiszas is the senior marketing manager for the commercial and industrial programs at Energy Trust of Oregon. She brings a long history of energy and utility experience, having worked with Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric and several Northwest utility trade associations.

Leesha Posey | Sustainability Advisor, Sustainability at Work, City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

Leesha Posey

Having run her own consulting business, where she helped small businesses grow, Leesha is well acquainted with what it takes to run a business. She is skilled at providing technical advice and problem solving, has developed and facilitated small business workshops, and is an experienced program promoter and partnership builder. As a Sustainability Advisor, Leesha is building relationships with Portland's minority-owned businesses, celebrating the sustainable practices they're already doing, leveraging their existing knowledge, and looking for new opportunities.

Osvaldo 'ozzie' Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP BD+C | Director Of Diversity and Social Sustainability, Howard S. Wright

Osvaldo ozzie Gonzalez

Ozzie is an Environmental Scientist and Architecture professional who specializes in building healthy, prosperous communities that work alongside nature. Ozzie holds a Master's Degree in Architecture from California Polytechnic University in Pomona and a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science from Humboldt University. As a proponent of healthy, culturally diverse, and environmentally responsible cities, Ozzie works across the spectrum of design, policy, and community engagement to bring solutions to our city's greatest environmental, social, and economic challenges. As Howard S. Wright's Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Ozzie builds strategic partnerships with small businesses to create positive impacts in the neighborhoods where we work. In his home of Portland, Oregon, Ozzie serves his community in a variety of ways. Ozzie is a founding member of the US Green Building Council's LEED User Group for Industrial Facilities, President of the Jardín Portland Foundation, and Board Member of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Hamilton | Co-Director, Oregon Business Alliance for Climate

Nancy Hamilton

Extensive management and negotiation skills make Nancy Hamilton a natural when it comes to strategic planning while in the public eye and under deadline pressure. A skilled negotiator and effective communicator, Nancy has consistently rallied interest groups in support of shared goals throughout her career. She has extensive management and communications experience in government, marketing, not- for-profit, and private sectors. Nancy brings deep relationships across a diverse cross-section of stakeholders in the Portland Metro area and across Oregon, developed over the last decade while moving from her work as Chief of Staff to Portland Mayor Tom Potter, to her focus on workforce and economic development for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. She is known for her ability to bring diverse groups together and get things done. Since starting her own MWESB-certified consulting firm in 2012, Nancy has had the great honor of working with a host of clients in pursuit of important work, focused on public process efforts, government affairs, media relations, communications, and economic development programs. She is very excited to be helping launch the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate in that capacity.

Tamara Kennedy-Hill | Vice President of Diversity and Community Relations, Travel Portland

Tamara Kennedy-Hill

Tamara Kennedy-Hill is Vice President of Diversity and Community Relations for Travel Portland. In her role at Travel Portland, Tamara seeks to bring the voice of the tourism/hospitality industry to a wide array of local community issues as well as advance the organization's work in building and strengthening relationships with diverse groups, organizations and communities. Tamara serves on the City of Portland's Private for Hire Transportation Board, Travel Oregon's Sustainable Tourism Advisory Committee and provides staff support to Travel Portland's Community Action Community and Multicultural Advisory Board. Prior to her role at Travel Portland, Tamara served as the executive director for the Green Meeting Industry Council, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainability in the meetings and hospitality industry. In this role, Tamara advocated for green meeting standards and served on the APEX/ASTM green meeting panel as well as the GRI Event Sector Advisory Committee.

Anthony Roy | Director, Policy & Partnerships, Earth Advantage

Anthony Roy

Anthony Roy is the Director, Policy & Partnerships at Earth Advantage. Anthony leads research, education, and policy initiatives for the organization. Prior to joining Earth Advantage, he held senior level positions at energy and sustainability consulting firms in Portland, New York City, and Seattle. Anthony began his career supporting sustainability programs at the City of Portland. He received a BA degree from Northwestern University and a degree in International Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (UK).

Stephanie Swanson | Director of Marketing and Communications, Oregon Community Foundation

Stephanie Swanson

Stephanie joined the OCF Executive Team, leading OCF's entire communications effort, creating an integrated marketing and communications strategy to proactively promote and fulfill OCF's vision and mission. Previously, Stephanie led brand, communications, marketing and community outreach for a nationally recognized non-profit organization, Enhabit (formerly Clean Energy Works), during its transition from a federally subsidized entity to a self-sustaining enterprise. Over a career spanning nearly 30 years, Stephanie has worked directly in government, business, media and non-profit organizations and collaboratively with diverse community leaders and academic organizations focused on framing complex issues for market and organizational change.

Molly Hatfield | Sustainability Program Manager, Bonneville Power Administration

Molly Hatfield

Molly Hatfield is the Sustainability Program Manager at the Bonneville Power Administration. In this role, she works to reduce the environmental impacts of BPA's internal operations by means of performance tracking, targeted research and initiatives, and stakeholder engagement. During her two years at BPA, the agency has been recognized for outstanding sustainability performance by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Energy, and the Association of Oregon Recyclers. Molly has been deeply involved in the sustainability field for over a decade and earned her masters in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.