, Research Analyst, Office of Economic Policy and Analysis
, Environmental Defense Fund
Jonathan Camuzeaux is a Research Analyst in the Office of Economic Policy and Analysis at the Environmental Defense Fund. He provides economic analysis to support the development of market-based solutions to environmental issues with a focus on climate and energy economics. Before joining EDF, Jonathan studied environmental economics and policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. During his studies, he worked with the NYC Natural Resources Group, with Booz Allen Hamilton, with the Climate Group and with the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute. Before coming to New York, Jonathan was working in international development in the southern part of India.Rich Dailey
, Senior Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Mr. Dailey, Senior Director for Environmental, Safety, and Health Compliance, joined Walmart in October 2006 to direct a multi-disciplinary staff with a mission to develop programs and services designed to identify and mitigate potential risks to human health and the environment posed by the operation of Walmart facilities in the United States. Many of the programs under his purview involve materials management, and a number of those programs have gone from costing money to generating income over the last several years.
Prior to joining Walmart, Mr. Dailey spent 28 years with the Federal government, working for 10 years at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in the Toxic Substances and Superfund Offices, and then at the Department of Energy where he managed environmental compliance programs and several offices within DOE’s environmental remediation program. He finished his Federal career as the Director of DOE’s Oakland Field Office, which was responsible for the remediation of DOE nuclear weapons, reactor, and high-energy physics laboratories and other experimental facilities in California.
Mr Dailey's undergraduate education was in biology/chemistry at Tusculum College, in Greeneville, TN, and his graduate work in environmental science was done at The American University in Washington, D.C.Lara Ettenson
, Director of California Energy Efficiency Policy
, Natural Resources Defense Council
Lara Ettenson is the Director of California Energy Efficiency Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco. Her main task is to work collaboratively with the utilities and other stakeholders to ensure that the investor owned utilities’ efficiency programs continue to be a model for other states, and the publicly owned utilities meet the law’s requirements to set and meet their aggressive energy saving targets. Prior to joining NRDC, Lara worked on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy education projects for the New York City Economic Development Corporation in Manhattan and was an elementary Science teacher in Marin County. Lara holds a Master’s of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University-SIPA and a Master’s in Education from San Francisco State University.Larry Goldenhersh
Mr. Goldenhersh blends the entrepreneurial experience of founding and managing Enviance with a successful 15-year career in the practice of law with one of the nation's most prestigious law firms. Mr. Goldenhersh founded Enviance in 1999 to drive a sea change in compliance management by leveraging the revolutionary power of the Internet. As President and CEO, Mr. Goldenhersh is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the company. Prior to founding Enviance, Mr. Goldenhersh was a partner at Irell & Manella, a Los Angeles firm of more than 150 lawyers, where he served on the firm's management committee.
Mr. Goldenhersh has published regularly on trends in environmental compliance, carbon risk management, carbon accounting, software as a service and supply chain environmentalism and has lectured at Duke University on performance-based compliance organizations. Larry has also spoken at many investor, technology and environmental, health and safety conferences.
Mr. Goldenhersh holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. Tom Vander Ark
, Education Expert, Author and Executive Director
, Getting Smart
Tom Vander Ark is author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World and founder of GettingSmart.com. Tom is also a partner in Learn Capital. Previously he served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and was the Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tom was the first business executive to serve as public school superintendent in Washington State. Tom is a director of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and several other nonprofits.Amy Westervelt
Amy Westervelt is a journalist covering the environment from various angles for Forbes, Good magazine, GreenBiz and various other outlets.Blair Wimbush
, Vice President – Real Estate and Corporate Sustainability Officer
, Norfolk Southern
Blair Wimbush is vice president - Real Estate and Corporate Sustainability Officer for Norfolk Southern. He began his railroad career as an attorney for Norfolk and Western Railway Company and progressed through a number of leadership positions in the NS Law Department, including general counsel - Operations and senior general counsel (Operations, Litigation and Casualty Claims), before he moved to Real Estate. On June 1, 2004, he was elected vice president – Real Estate and in November 2007, Wimbush was given additional responsibilities when he became the railroad industry’s first corporate level chief sustainability officer.
Wimbush was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2005, a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation in 1998, and has been recognized as a member of Virginia’s Legal Elite. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation, the immediate past president of the Alumni Council of the UVA School of Law, and a member of the UVA School of Law Business Advisory Council. Wimbush also serves on the boards for Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate, Virginia Symphony Orchestra Foundation, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, and the Monarch Bank Norfolk City Board.
Wimbush has held a number of leadership positions within the legal profession and in the community, including: President of the Virginia Commission on Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession; President of the Virginia Law Foundation; Board membership on the Old Dominion and Virginia Bar Associations; Member of the Supreme Court of Virginia Task Force on Gender Bias; Member of the Virginia Bar Association Committee on Special Issues of National and State Importance; President of the Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts; and Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Wimbush is a graduate of the University of Rochester, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.