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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.
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, Sustainability at Work, City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Megan Shuler is the Sustainability at Work program manager with the City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Sustainability at Work is a free service for businesses looking to green their workplace. Megan has over nine years of experience working on sustainability-related programs. In the past three years alone, those programs have served over 3,000 Portland businesses in the areas of transportation, water, energy and waste.
Pam Neal | Senior Program Manager/Clean Energy Liasion, Portland Development Commission (PDC)
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 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.
Osvaldo 'ozzie' Gonzalez, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C | Global Sustainability Director for Industrial & Advanced Technology, CH2M HILL
Trained in Architecture and Environmental Science, Ozzie has been involved with sustainability since 1996. His involvement in the industry is as a designer, a strategic planner, a LEED Administrator, and an educator. As a member of CH2M Hill, Ozzie is part of an enterprise-wide task force dedicated to implementing project delivery tools and methods designed to facilitate the application of sustainable design principles. On projects, Ozzie works across the design and construction team to apply environmental performance criteria to real world situations. Ozzie is a member of the USGBC's LEED for Manufacturers User Group assisting in the development of compliance pathways for large-scale industrial projects. He is also a regular speaker for the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneur's monthly Sustainability Moment. Ozzie is a champion for diversity within CH2M Hill's Portland Office and facilitates teaming efforts with Oregon certified MWESB firms.
John Wasiutynski | Director, Multnomah County Office of Sustainability
John Wasiutynski is a Portlander by choice, relocating from the east coast in 2011. Before moving to Portland John lived Washington DC where he worked as a watershed planner, and helped to implement DC's five-cent-per-a-disposable-bag-fee, and other litter reduction strategies designed to keep rivers free of trash. John has also worked cleaning and greening community gardens and neighborhood parks in NYC; the same city where he graduated with a BS in Biology from Fordham University. John also received an MPA from American University. John has worked for Multnomah County since 2011 and has served as the Office of Sustainability Director for the past year.
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.
Mark Brady is a Clean Tech Industry Strategist with Business Oregon, formerly the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. Mark is responsible for promoting industries and practices that leverage sustainability as a competitive advantage and foster the wise use of natural resources. He is also responsible for helping to ensure state policies facilitate the adoption of sustainability principles. Particular focus areas are electric vehicles, energy storage devices, smart grid technologies and wave energy. In addition, Mark serves as the Sustainability Coordinator for the Department to implement sustainability measures within the departments own operations. Mark previously worked as the Director of the Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition, which is a public private partnership that works to reduce the amount of petroleum used in transportation. Prior to the Coalition, he worked for more than five years in environmental consulting. Mark has masters and bachelors degrees in engineering from Columbia University and University of Miami, respectively.
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