Summit Speakers

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Summit Speakers

Summit speakers are experts and influencers with the insights we need on reforming capitalism, fostering economic justice and economic equality, translating triple-bottom-line business values into sustainable business practices, and much more. Don’t miss this chance to hear all their powerful, innovative, energizing ideas on one day, in one place!

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Alex Bozmoski
Managing Director, republicEn.org

Alex started the Energy and Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University with former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) in 2012. The project grew into republicEn.org, a community of EcoRight libertarians and conservatives advancing climate action rooted in free enterprise. 

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Ellen Dorsey
Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund

Ellen Dorsey is Executive Director of the Wallace Global Fund, a private foundation focused on progressive social change. She has held a range of academic, philanthropic and non-profit leadership positions in the human rights and environmental fields, including directing the Rachel Carson Institute, launching the Human Rights and Environment program at Amnesty International, and serving as a senior environment officer at the Heinz Endowments.

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Richard Eidlin
Summit Director, American Sustainable Business Council

Richard has played a key role in building the responsible business movement. He has worked at the intersection of business, policy and advocacy for thirty years. This includes the UN Environment Programme, several renewable energy firms, NYC government, and with advocacy organizations on sustainability, energy and CSR issues. He is co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council and served eight years as the Vice President of Policy.

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Linda Fowler
Founder, Regionerate LLC

Linda Fowler is founder of  Regionerate LLC, a woman-owned consulting firm that works with civic leadership groups; government units,; workforce and economic development organizations; colleges; and industry to activate transformative regional partnerships.  Focusing on manufacturing competitiveness, entrepreneurship support, innovation strategy, talent development, smart growth and sustainable communities, Fowler has guided regional prosperity and revitalization efforts in cities including North Chicago, IL; Flint, MI; Detroit, MI; Cleveland, OH; and Toledo, OH.

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Jay Coen Gilbert
Cofounder, B Lab

Prior to B Lab, despite having no game, Jay cofounded and sold AND 1, a $250M basketball footwear and apparel company based outside Philadelphia. Jay led AND 1’s product and marketing and was AND 1’s CEO during its period of most rapid growth and decline. Jay is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Board member of KIPP Philadelphia Schools, a growing cluster of high performing public charter schools, and a former Board member of Investors’ Circle and Social Venture Network.

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Amy Hall
Vice President, Social Consciousness, EILEEN FISHER

Amy serves as Vice President, Social Consciousness for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER.  In this capacity, she guides the company toward greater alignment with its Benefit / B Corporation status and Quadruple Bottom Line framework.   Amy collaborates internally and externally to position the company at the leading edge of human, environmental and economic sustainability.  A frequent public speaker, Amy chairs the advisory board of Social Accountability International and represents the company on the Development Council of Future Fit.  An avid cyclist with a

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Darrick Hamilton
Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University; and Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Hamilton has earned international recognition as a pioneering scholar in stratification economics, which fuses social science methods to examine the causes, consequences and remedies of racial, gender, ethnic, tribal, nativity, etc. inequality in education, economic and health outcomes. He innovates approaches and policies that break down hierarchy, empower people, and move society towards greater equity, inclusion, and participation.

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John Hocevar
Oceans Campaign Director, Greenpeace USA

John Hocevar serves as director of the Oceans Campaign at Greenpeace USA, overseeing the organization’s efforts to keep oceans healthy for future generations. Since joining Greenpeace in 2004, Hocevar has led a range of crucial projects supporting ocean health, including efforts to phase out single-use plastics, improve the sustainability of seafood sold in supermarkets, and establish a network of ocean sanctuaries

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Meika Hollender
Co-founder and CEO, Sustain Natural

Certain products possess the potential to empower. Not only does Sustain Natural Co-Founder, CEO, author, activist, and entrepreneur Meika Hollender consistently make marketplace history with a myriad of products innovations, she also fulfills an ambition to redefine the narrative around female sexuality.

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Jeffrey Hollender
Co-founder, COB and CEO, American Sustainable Business Council

Innovator and role model Jeffrey Hollender exemplifies leadership of successful firms conducted with regard for people and planet as well as profits. A key co-founder of ASBC in 2009, Hollender chairs the ASBC board of directors. Currently, he also serves as CEO, overseeing this organization that represents more than 250,000 businesses in a wide range of industries through its national member network.

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MaryAnne Howland
Founder and President, Ibis Communications, Inc.

MaryAnne Howland comes to ASBC with more than 20 years of experience at Ibis Communications, where she has led a team of professionals in branding and marketing solutions directed toward a diverse and inclusive audience. She founded the Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, which is a member of the United Nations Global

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Karen Hughes
Senior Manager, Government and Public Relations, LEGO

As Senior Manager of Government and Public Relations in the Americas for The LEGO Group, Karen represents the LEGO citizenship agenda, focusing on the LEGO Planet Promise and Learning Through Play initiatives. She brings a wealth of experience as a political analyst, international environmental advocate and tireless crusader for innovative problem-solving. Karen works across The LEGO Group to unite leading voices for change around practical policy solutions.

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Nancy Jacobson
Founder, No Labels

After spending her career helping Gary Hart and Bill Clinton remake the Democratic Party, Jacobson worked for Sen. Bayh for fifteen years. In 2010, she founded No Labels, and has since served as the organization’s volunteer CEO. 

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Tequila Johnson
Co-founder and Vice President, The Equity Alliance

Tequila Johnson is award-winning community organizer and strategist whose work focuses on creating equality and increasing civic engagement among Black Americans and other communities of color.  She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, on CNN, MSNBC and around the country. Johnson is the co-founder and vice president of The Equity Alliance, a Tennessee-based nonprofit that equips black and brown citizens with tools and strategies to strengthen their communities and make government work better.