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Reem Yusuf

As the Net Zero Advocacy Lead, Reem develops and manages Google’s strategic advocacy campaigns in support of Google’s 24/7 carbon-free energy and Net Zero goals. Previously, she was the Net Zero Senior Manager at Target, where she was responsible for advancing the company’s decarbonization efforts across its operations and value chain through strategic partnerships and […]

Leigh Pearson

As the Sr. Director of Facilities, Sustainability, Sourcing and Procurement for Staples Canada.  Leigh is responsible for the facility maintenance, repair, and service-related programs and partners/contractors for all Canadian properties (320+ locations) inclusive of Retail, Corporate, Warehouse and closed-door locations.   Leigh is responsible for setting the sustainability agenda and identifying key focus areas for the […]

Carlos Gamarra

Dr. Carlos Gamarra is the Director of Clean Energy and Senior Research Scientist for HARC. He also serves as Director of the US DOE’s Onsite Generation TAP for the Southcentral Region.He began his career in designing and constructing low and medium-voltage electrical facilities for industrial plants, power lines, and renewable power plants. Before switching to […]

Shannon McGriff

Shannon McGriff is the Executive Director of The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) and the Principal of McGriff Energy Consulting, a full service energy management firm based in Houston, Texas. As Executive Director for TEPA she drives the association’s board of directors’ strategic plans, including industry advocacy efforts, membership activation and retention, government relations, event management, […]

Liliya Quebedeaux

Liliya Quebedeaux is the North America Director of Sustainability at Intertek Group. She is passionate about leading sustainability performance and driving change by revitalizing company culture and building effective internal and external partnerships. Her knowledge and experience in the field span over 15 years within a broad range of organizations in public and private sectors. […]

Renée Yarmy

Renée Yarmy, LEED AP O+M Renée Yarmy has over 20 years’ experience in architecture, sustainable development, climate action planning, and project management. Renée serves as the Program Director for Maritime Sustainable Development at the Port of San Diego. In this role, Renée develops and implements strategic energy planning initiatives and clean freight projects to meet […]

Melissa Pierce

Melissa Pierce is currently an experienced PM Program Manager, Scheduling & Planning, with over 18 years of experience in Facilities & Operations Management. Driven by the need to serve others, Melissa enjoys working to keep the Academic buildings for University of Maryland up and running for the students and faculty. Melissa takes pride in providing […]

Rob Sevier

Mr. Sevier is a Senior Account Executive representing Ameresco for the State of Colorado and the western part of Nebraska.  In growing relationships and developing sustainability projects, he remains the main point of contact for any project from beginning to end. His primary responsibility involves developing business opportunities within Colorado local governments, state agencies, K-12 […]

Stephanie Armistead

A senior Sustainability executive with an extensive background in sustainability, project management, and expertise in business development, Stephanie Armistead has been a catalyst for sustainability in the southeast. Fluent in sustainability-focused project management, Stephanie is well versed in utilizing market research data to design, develop and execute projects on time and within scope. She has […]

Patricia Laskowsky

Patricia Laskowsky works at General Motors as a Global Technical Specialist in the Vehicle Energy Transfer domain, which really means she move electrons on and off the vehicle. Her work includes providing the best customer experience when it comes to charging your EV, fast charging and providing innovative charging features. She also works on ground […]

Graham Maxwell

Chartered Energy Engineer (CEng, MEI) and Project Manager with a broad skill set and track record of designing and executing impactful energy efficiency and sustainability projects. Commercially astute with a passion for learning and development. Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with peers, clients, and managers, working to identify and achieve measurable and sustainable […]

Emily Freeman

Emily Freeman is a Circular Economy Policy Advisor for the City of Boulder. She oversees the success of Boulder’s deconstruction ordinance to keep carbon intensive building materials available for reuse and recycling. Since ordinance implementation Boulder has diverted 85%, or 111,168,000 pounds, of building materials from the landfill. Boulder’s landmark hospital deconstruction saw 93.5% diversion […]

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