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2011 Conference Program

sponsored by:
Energy Trust of Oregon
Kickoff by Patrick Reiten | President, Pacific Power
Emcee: Craig Wessel | Publisher, Business Journal
Keynote Introductions by:
Justin Yuen | President, FMYI
Margie Harris | Executive Director, Energy Trust of Oregon

sponsored by: Nike
Hannah Jones | Vice President Sustainable Business & Innovation, NIKE
Lorie Wigle | President, Climate Savers Computing & Eco-Technology General Manager, Intel Corporation

sponsored by:
VOIS Champions of Change
Our Carbon Future: State Business Leaders on Economic Impact
Introduction by: Sattie Clark | Founder, VOIS Business Alliance
Moderator: Ryan Deckert | President, Oregon Business Association
Patrick Reiten | President, Pacific Power
Lorie Wigle | President, Climate Savers Computing & Eco-Technology General Manager, Intel Corporation
Gordon Brinser | President, Solarworld


Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability: Strategies for Driving Change
Moderator: Carrie Farrar | Director of Sustainability, The Standard
Anne Murray Allen | Director, Executive Development Center, Willamette University
Dick Roy | Founder, Center for Earth Leadership
Max Miller | Sustainability Practice Group, Tonkon Torp
Kristen Sagan | Sustainability Manager, Columbia Sportswear
Collaborative Approaches to Achieving Zero Waste at Your Business
Moderator: Will Elder | Business Waste Reduction Planner, Sustainability Center, Metro
Dorothy Atwood | Project Manager, Zero Waste Alliance + ResourceFull Program
Heather Schmidt | Sustainability Manager, New Seasons Market
Stan Jones | Aviation Environmental Compliance Manger, Port of Portland



sponsored by:
Bonneville Power Administration
2011 Energy Innovators: Changing the Business Landscape
Moderator: Jules Bailey | State Representative, Oregon House 42
Kevin DeWhitt | Founder, Agilyx
Tatianna Pavich | Co-Founder, Solamor
Alan Hickenbottom | General Manager, Tanner Creek Energy
Rich Bader | CEO, EasyStreet
Green Your Fleet: Integrating Alternative Vehicle Strategies Into Your Business
Moderator: James Mast | Interim Operations Director, Drive Oregon
Chris Hoffman | Founder and President, Ryno Motors
Melissa Brandao | President, Redcloud EV
David Kayes | Environmental Compliance, Daimler Trucks North America
Rick Wallace | Policy Analyst, Department of Energy

LUNCH by Artemis Foods

SPECIAL LUNCH SESSION: The Truth About Greenwashing
Valerie Davis | CEO & Principal, Enviromedia
Kim Sheehan | Professor of Advertising, University of Oregon

sponsored by:
Hotel Fifty
Harnessing Sustainability to Build The Portland/Oregon Global Brand
Introduction by: Terry Hanley | General Manager, Hotel Fifty
Moderator: Colin Sears | Business Recruitment Manager, PDC
Matt Donegan | CEO, Forest Capital Partners
Martin Tull | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance
Jan Willemse | Partner, ZGF Architects
Green Your Workplace: Assistance and Incentives for High Impact Change
Moderator: Megan Stein | Program Manager, Sustainability at Work
Mychael Mai | President, Shin Shin Foods
Holly Brunk | Training Manager, Green Building Services


Building The Business Case: Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability Goals
Introduction by: George Northcroft | Regional Administrator, General Services Administration
Moderator: Ann Widmer | Chairperson, Sustainability Committee, Widmer Brothers Brewing
Manuel Castaneda | President, PLI Systems/Pro Landscaping
Roger Cole | Manager of Sustainable Operations, OHSU
J. Isaac | Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Portland Trail Blazers
The Social Bottom Line: Business as if People Mattered
Moderator: Alison Dennis | Executive Director | Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability, Portland State University
Tony DeFalco | Chair of the Board, Center for Diversity and the Environment
Ed McNamara | Owner, Turtle Island Development LLC
Sharon Bernstein | Deputy Director, Family Forward Oregon



sponsored by:
First Independent Bank
Best Sustainable Business Showcase: 2011 Award Winners
Introduction by: Joe Storm | Senior Vice-President and Director of Commercial Banking, First Independent Bank
Moderator: Craig Wessel | Publisher, Portland Business Journal
Sam Pardue | Founder, Indow Windows
Chris Oxley | General Manager, Rose Quarter
Kyle Stavig | CEO, Myers Container
Financing Sustainability Initiatives: How to Fund Green Programs
Moderator: Stephen Green | Program Manager, Urban Development Department, PDC
Matt Mylet | VP, Commercial Relationship Manager, One PacificCoast Bank
Glenn Dahl | Owner, NatureBake
David Weiss | Business Finance Officer, Business Oregon

sponsored by: Sustain at Work PDX
Hosted Networking Reception
Live Couture Trashion Show by Junk to Funk PDX
Featured Speaker: Mayor Sam Adams
Featuring Snoqualmie Winery and Full Sail Brewing
Snoqualmie Winery Full Sail Brewing Junk to Funk

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