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The Association of Climate Change Officers proudly launches its inaugural Climate Strategies Forum in conjunction with the recent publication of Core Competencies for Climate Change Officers (version 1.0). The Forum will feature prominent leaders from across sectors in a plenary format, and a series of half-day bootcamps aligned with the core competencies. Plenary sessions will focus on climate and energy, and bootcamps will focus on topics including adaptation planning, implementing change management schemes, implementing a GHG management structure, and building a public-private partnership project.

Keynote & Plenary Speakers:

  • NEW: John Holdren -- Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • NEW: Gina McCarthy -- Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Chad Holliday -- Board Chair, Bank of America & Managing Partner, East Meets West Solutions, LLC
  • Tom Carnac -- President, North America, CDP
  • Steve Frenkel -- Midwest Office Director, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • NEW: Mary Glackin -- Commissioner, Weather and Climate Enterprise, American Meteorological Society
  • David Hales -- President and Chief Executive Officer, Second Nature
  • Lou Hutchinson -- Vice President, Public Sector & Energy Efficiency, Constellation
  • Lisa Jacobson -- President. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Chris Pyke -- Vice President, Research, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Dorothy Robyn -- Former Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Jane Snowdon -- Director and Chief Innovation Officer, IBM
  • Maria Vargas -- Director, Better Buildings Challenge, U.S. Department of Energy

Bootcamp Instructors & Roundtable Hosts:
(more to be announced shortly)

  • David Antonioli -- CEO, Verified Carbon Standard
  • Larry Atkinson -- Professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University
  • Jeff Austin -- Senior Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Wells Fargo
  • Christine Baglin -- Principal, Project Performance Corporation
  • Anisa Baldwin Metzger -- School District Sustainability Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
  • James Barsimantov -- Chief Operating Officer, SupplyShift
  • Ryan Beesley -- Smarter Infrastructure Business Development Lead, IBM
  • Wendell Brase -- Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services, UC-Irvine
  • Sam Brooks -- Associate Director, Department of General Services, District of Columbia
  • Pat Brown -- Assistant Vice President, Infrastructure Architecture Services, The Hartford
  • NEW: Kelly Burks-Copes -- Ecologist, Ecological Resources Branch, Ecosystem Evaluation and Engineering Division, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Develop Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Tom Carnac -- President, North America, CDP
  • Matt Clouse -- Director, Renewable Energy Policy and Programs, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Blaine Collison -- Director of Network Services, Altenex, LLC
  • Betty Cremmins -- Senior Manager, Supply Chain, CDP
  • Thomas Day -- Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. Postal Service
  • Melanie Dickersbach -- Environment and Climate Strategy Manager, Exelon Corporation
  • Olga Dominguez -- Retired, Assistant Administrator, Office of Strategic Infrastructure, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Steven Driver -- Global Energy Program Director, Genzyme
  • Phil Duffy -- Senior Advisor, U.S. Global Change Research Program
  • Colin Dunn -- Project Lead, Noblis
  • NEW: Corey Enck -- Director of Rating System Development, U.S. Green Building Council
  • David Feldman -- Senior Financial Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Brodi Fontenot -- Assistant Secretary for Administration, Acting Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Alexis Fuge -- greeNG Project Manager, Northrop Grumman
  • Stephen Gill -- Chief Scientist, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric
  • Nancy Gillis -- Senior Manager for Sustainable Procurement, Supply Chains and System Dynamics, Ernst & Young
  • David Hales -- President and Chief Executive Officer, Second Nature
  • NEW: Emily Hansroth -- Senior Environmental Engineer, Environmental Sustainability Program, Lockheed Martin
  • Amy Hargroves -- Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Sprint
  • David Herring -- Director of Communications & Education, NOAA Climate Program Office, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric
  • Chad Holliday -- Board Chair, Bank of America and Managing Partner, East Meets West Solutions, LLC
  • Scot Holliday -- Partner, East Meets West Solutions, LLC
  • Lou Hutchinson -- Vice President, Public Sector & Energy Efficiency, Constellation
  • Bryan Jacob -- Director, Climate Protection, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Lisa Jacobson -- President, The Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Sarah Jensen -- Sustainable Buildings Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), U.S. Department of Energy
  • Tim Juliani -- Director of Corporate Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
  • John Kadyszewski -- Director, American Carbon Registry, Winrock International
  • Anne Kelly -- Director, Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) & Co-Director Policy Program, Ceres
  • Mark LaCroix -- Executive Vice President, The CarbonNeutral Company
  • Chris Lawless -- Director, Greenhouse Gas Management Services, Cameron-Cole, LLC
  • Emilie Mazzacurati -- Managing Director, Four Twenty Seven LLC
  • Christy Melhart Slay -- Research Manager and Biodiversity Project Leader, The Sustainability Consortium
  • Gwen Migita -- Vice President, Sustainability & Community Affairs, Caesars Entertainment
  • Rawlings Miller -- Technical Specialist, ICF International
  • Rich Miller -- Director of Environmental Policy, University of Connecticut
  • Michael Mondshine -- Vice President, Sustainability & Energy, WSP
  • Kevin Moss -- Head of Net Good, BT
  • Joshua Murphy -- Senior Spatial Analyst, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Chris O'Brien -- Director of Sustainability, American University
  • Valerie Patrick -- President and Founder, Fulcrum Connection LLC
  • Alex Pennock -- Green-e Energy Manager, Center for Resource Solutions
  • Chris Pyke -- Vice President, Research, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Kevin Rabinovitch -- Global Sustainability Director, Mars
  • Sean Robertson -- Director, Bostonia Partners
  • Dorothy Robyn -- Former Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Gene Rodrigues -- Energy Efficiency VP of Market Development, ICF International
  • NEW: Rick Saines -- Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Connie Sasala -- Chief Sustainability Officer, Cameron-Cole, LLC
  • Joel Scheraga -- Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Stephen Scott -- Senior Project Development Manager, SunPower Corporation
  • Brendan Shane -- Director, Office of Policy and Sustainability, District Department of the Environment
  • Nick Shufro -- Director, Advisory, Sustainable Business Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Josh Silverman -- Director, Office of Sustainability Support, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Ryan Snow -- Community Developer, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Mary Sotos -- Associate, GHG Protocol Team, World Resources Institute
  • Michael Steinhoff -- Senior Program Officer, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
  • Jim Sullivan -- Vice President, Sustainability, SAP
  • Susanne Torriente -- Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Walt Tunnessen -- National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR Industrial, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Krista van Tassel -- Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Wells Fargo
  • Maria Vargas -- Director, Better Buildings Challenge, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Paul Wagner -- Senior Ecologist and Branch Chief, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Max Weiss -- Senior Manager, Disclosure Services, CDP
  • Adam Whelchel -- Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy
 

Announcements:

> Ecology & Environment, Inc. Joins Forum as a Bronze Sponsor
> White House OSTP Director John Holdren Confirmed to Speak on May 13 Plenary
> EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Confirmed to Speak on May 13 Plenary
> May 10 Golf Outing Announced
> ACCO to Host April 11 Town Hall on CCO CertificationTM
> SunPower Joins Forum as a Silver Sponsor
> CCO Roundtables Added to Program
> Bootcamp Schedule Updated; Offsets Bootcamp Added
 

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