ASU Sports & Sustainability Symposium | Speakers

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Below you will find a list of our speakers for the ASU Sports & Sustainability Symposium – more are being added daily!

Brandie Barrett-headshotBrandie Barrett | Deputy Public Works Director, City of Phoenix
Brandie Barrett currently serves as a Deputy Public Works Director for the City of Phoenix, where she is responsible for providing cross-disciplinary leadership and implementing circular economy and economic development initiatives in support of the city’s Reimagine Phoenix Initiative to improve diversion from landfill to 40 percent by 2020 and achieve zero waste by 2050.  She serves as a liaison to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE 100 and manages the city’s agreement with Arizona State University that formed the Resource Innovation Solutions Network (RISN) partnership, which is modeled internationally as a powerful platform to advance circular economy and sustainability initiatives.

Over her 14 years of local government experience, Brandie has managed a multitude of high profile activities, including managing the city’s fleet of 7,500 pieces of equipment, which was recognized with a Government Green Fleet award. She has presented policy alternatives to the City Council on a diverse range of citywide programs and issues.  Brandie holds a Master of Arts in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts in German Culture Studies from Mount Holyoke College.

Karen Morgan-headshotKaren Morgan | President & CEO, Dynamic Energy Networks
Ms. Morgan is the President and CEO of Dynamic Energy Networks (“DEN”), an energy infrastructure investment platform established to own and operate microgrid and distributed energy networks. Ms. Morgan has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the energy and industrial financing industry. Prior to founding DEN, Ms. Morgan was the CEO of RET Capital, a private financial sponsor backed aggregator of utility scale solar and wind power generation assets in the U.S. and Canada. During her tenure at RET Capital, Ms. Morgan and her team built the platform to over 420MW of operating and developments assets with an enterprise value of over $750M. Prior to RET, Ms. Morgan founded AC Solutions which advised and financed the development of over 500MW of distributed solar generation assets in the US.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Morgan also served as a managing member of GlobalNet Partners, an international finance and advisory firm and as CEO of PetroChemNet where she operated one of the first commodity chemical trading platforms. Ms. Morgan holds a BS in Biology from Boston University.

karina bohn-headshotKarina Bohn | Chief Operating Officer, Global Sport Institute
Karina Forbes Bohn joined Arizona State University in January 2016 as the Executive Director of the Global Sport Institute and was named Chief Operating Officer in August 2017. Before joining ASU, Bohn was a front office executive with the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team from 2004 – 2016. There she most recently held the position of Vice President, Marketing. In this role, she was responsible for building the D-backs brand and driving revenue by developing the team’s annual marketing strategies. During her tenure, the marketing department took a lead role in generating single-game ticket sales by creating targeted special events, game day giveaways, theme nights, ticket packages and other promotions. Prior to the D-backs, Bohn was with Momentum Worldwide, an experiential marketing agency, where she developed methods for tracking and measuring the return on investment for clients’ sports-based hospitality events and assisted with local and national sponsorship activation. She has also previously held various technology marketing positions, including Director of Corporate Communications for the Phoenix-based national headquarters of a publicly-traded e-business integrator.

 Bohn holds an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received a Master of Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at ASU, and earned an MBA from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU. During her time at W. P. Carey, she served as president of the MBA Association and was recognized with the school’s Sports Business award for outstanding academic achievement.

Cheryl Wong-headshotCheryl Wong |Assistant Commissioner, Sport Management and Championships, Pac-12 Conference
Wong, starting her seventh year at the Pac-12 Conference, serves as the Assistant Commissioner for Sport Management and Championships, overseeing women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s rowing.  With almost 15 years of experience in collegiate and professional athletics, Wong has held a variety of positions in athletics, starting as an athletic trainer at UCLA, with stops in marketing and corporate sponsorship, and most recently came to the Conference from the University of California, Berkeley where she oversaw travel operations for the athletic department.  Wong continues her development with participation in various NCAA leadership conferences and programming as well as serving on the National Board for MOAA (Minority Opportunities Athletics Association).  Wong completed her undergraduate degree at UCLA and also holds a Masters degree from the University of Miami.

 

Deana Garner-headshotDeana Garner | Senior Associate Athletics Director & Senior Woman Administrator, Arizona State University
Deana is currently working at Arizona State University where she is the Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator. She is primarily responsible for co-sport supervision over several sports teams; Sun Devil Athletics Title IX Deputy; liaison to campus for student-athlete engagement and health and welfare initiatives; oversees Sun Devil Athletics Sports Nutrition program; liaison to Sun Devil Athletics Counseling Lead; served on the Pac-12 Council and is the SWA liaison to the Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Coaches Committee; and currently serves as the SWA liaison to the Pac-12 Wrestling Coaches Committee.

Previously, she was working at the National Football League as the Director of NFL Player Security Services and serving as the Player Engagement Director of Education. Deana attended Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and French.  Then, she attended law school at Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1991. Deana began her legal career working as a Deputy Prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s office in Indianapolis, Indiana for approximately 9 years primarily focusing in the Domestic Violence courts.

Greg Bernosky-headshotGreg Bernosky | Director of Strategy Integration and Implementation, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
Greg is the Director of Strategy Integration and Implementation for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW), an energy holding company and parent company to Arizona Public Service Company (APS). From this position he works closely with the senior executives of the Company to establish the long-term strategy of PNW and its subsidiaries. Prior to this role, Greg served as Director of State Regulation and Compliance for APS where he led a team that interacted with the Arizona Corporation Commission on compliance, rates and regulation, program and budget approvals, and consumer advocacy issues.  His team was responsible for strategic planning, communications, and relationship management on all State regulation issues.

Greg also served as Manager of the APS Renewable Energy Program, where he developed and executed corporate strategic planning for solar and renewable initiatives, as well as state compliance activities related to utility-scale generation and customer-sited distributed energy programs. He led the annual development of APS’s Renewable Energy Standard Implementation Plans, which identify the programs and budgets supporting the company’s renewable energy strategy over the subsequent five years. Mr. Bernosky has previously led Arizona-wide initiatives to identify opportunities for renewable resource development, emphasizing the transmission requirements to serve these areas throughout Arizona. Greg earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and is currently an MBA candidate at Arizona State University.

Jon Freedman-headshotJon Freedman | Senior Vice President – Global Government Affairs, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Jon is based in Washington, DC, where he leads global government affairs for SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions. Previously, Jon led global government affairs for GE Water and GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy.  He also served as a director for GE’s Corporate Marketing Initiatives Group, where was the project leader responsible for developing GE’s global environmental sustainability initiative (Ecomagination). He also helped GE build a global water company by creating GE’s strategy for water and then leading the acquisition of an NYSE-listed global water company.

Jon currently serves on the Advisory Committee of The Wharton School’s Institute for Global Environmental Leadership, as well as on the Board of Directors for the WateReuse Association.  In addition, he teaches a class at the University of Pennsylvania called “The Future of Water.”

Jon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from William & Mary, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Janette Micelli-headshotJanette Micelli | Corporate Communications Manager, Waste Management
Janette Micelli is a corporate communications manager for Waste Management. She joined the environmental solutions company in 2011, and serves in a key planning role for the company’s title sponsorship of the Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA TOUR golf tournament. Janette is a driver of sustainability messages around the “Greenest Show on Grass”, and a passionate spokesperson for the tournament’s zero waste mission.

As external communications manager, Janette works with corporate departments, including recycling, compressed natural gas fleet, and renewable electricity and renewable natural gas landfill facilities, to advance and grow the business through communication and media relations initiatives. She also facilitates corporate media inquiries and supports a large team of communications professionals across the organization.

Prior to joining Waste Management, she worked in a variety of industries including solar, economic development, higher education and sports marketing. During her 20-year career, Janette has served companies and clients with public relations, communications, marketing, event management and stakeholder relations.

Fred Corsi-headshotFred Corsi | Executive Director of Operations, State Farm Stadium
Fred Corsi has been involved with management of Engineering, Housekeeping, Conversions, and Capital Projects for the past (37) years. This includes coordination with utility companies (gas, electric, and water) to manage the budget and control our costs. He currently works at State Farm Stadium as the Executive Director of Operations. Previously, he worked at Enterprise Rental Center in St. Louis, Mo from 1993-2008. Before that he worked at St. Louis Arena, Great Western Forum, Nassau Memorial Coliseum, and Long Beach Arena and Convention Center.

Fred Corsi joined the States Air Force Security Service from 1968-1972. He attended Long Beach City College where he received an Associate of Arts degree.

 

Rico Tesio-headshotRico Tesio | Co-Founder & COO, Blue Strike Environmental
As Co-Founder and COO of Blue Strike Environmental, Rico Tesio divides his talents on sustainable events and management consulting.

Rico has over 15 years of experience working in event operations and has led sustainability programs at multiple PGA TOUR events. This experience provides an intimate knowledge of high-level organizational commitment and budget restrictions placed on sustainability programs. Most recently, Rico has served as a Sustainability Consultant for the Sacramento Running Association and assisted them in being recognized by the Green Sports Alliance as a 2018 Innovator of the Year.

Rico also serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Responsible Sport. As the world’s leading responsible sport certification program, the Council for Responsible Sport helps organizations transform their thinking toward essential pieces of their business model. The result is new ways of doing business that is noticeable, meaningful and more responsible.

Curt Hilliker-headshotCurt Hilliker | Sr. Director, Business Development, Commercial Division, Sun Valley Solar Solutions
Hilliker brings 30 plus years of management, operations and business development experience to his current role at Sun Valley Solar Solutions. His acumen in global facilities management, finance and operations has allowed him to secure very large, visible solar contracts throughout the southwest for clients such as Target, TJ Maxx, PepsiCo, Apple and SRP.  Curt’s fascination with solar started when he moved to sunny Arizona, and he notes that his childhood spent in a small farming village in cloudy, cold, central Michigan may have contributed to his love of the Arizona sun and desert. His AZ home is powered by a solar system with battery backup. In his spare time Curt likes to barbecue with family & friends, jet ski, camp, do home improvement projects and cook. He went to culinary school in Switzerland and has visited 45 of the 50 states and 27 countries.

 

Kelsey Gaude-headshotKelsey Gaude | Program Manager, Facilities Management – Zero Waste, Arizona State University
Kelsey Gaude is a Program Manager in the Facilities Maintenance and Management Department, Zero Waste, at Arizona State University. Her role at ASU is primarily focused on large scale zero waste events with Sun Devil Athletics and ASU Residential Life. Kelsey has a B.A. in Anthropology from Appalachian State University and an M.A. in Sustainability from Wake Forest University. She is an AmeriCorps alum that got her start in her sustainability career by working for a Fortune 500 company on accessing their zero waste initiative among their manufacturing facilities.

 

 

Todd Reeve-headshot for webTodd Reeve | CEO, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF)
Todd has more than 18 years’ experience building partnerships and pursuing innovations around small-scale renewable energy projects, collaborative environmental solutions, watershed restoration and ecosystem services. He has worked in various capacities for community-based organizations, agencies and universities, and since 2000 with BEF. As the leader of an entrepreneurial environmental organization, Todd’s professional focus is set squarely on catalyzing a social movement that will empower corporations, businesses and individuals to participate in meaningful sustainability solutions that address pressing energy, water and carbon challenges.

Todd co-developed BEF’s Water Restoration Certificate Program—the first ever national-level program that allows water users everywhere to balance the amount of water they use with an equal amount of water restored to a critically dewatered ecosystem. Todd also developed the first 10-year Model Watershed approach to support community-based efforts to restore watershed ecosystems. He leads work with National Geographic, pro-sports teams, outdoor gear manufacturers, food and beverage companies and others to encourage water conservation and restoration. Todd earned an MS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from the University of Oregon.

WP Carey School of Business PortraitKenneth L. Shropshire | CEO, Global Sport Institute; adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport, Arizona State University; Professor Emeritus, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Shropshire recently closed out a thirty-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, Professor of Africana Studies, and Academic Director of Wharton’s sports-focused executive education programs. He now holds the title of Wharton Professor Emeritus.

As an author, his books include: Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in SportsNegotiate Like the Pros: A Top Sports Negotiator’s Lessons for Making Deals, Building Relationships and Getting What You Want; and Being Sugar Ray: The Life of America’s Greatest Boxer and First Celebrity Athlete.  Additional works include the foundational books In Black and White: Race and Sports in AmericaThe Business of Sports; and The Business of Sports Agents. His twelfth book is The Mis-Education of the Student Athlete: How to Fix College Sports, which was published last year.

He graduated from Stanford in 1977 with a degree in economics and Columbia Law School in 1980. Before beginning his career in the academy he practiced law in Los Angeles and was an executive with the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. He serves as a consultant to numerous sports entities and can be heard on his regular podcast, Why Sport Matters. His wife of 30 years is Diane Morrison Shropshire ‘79.

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Dhruv Patel | Vice President, EPC
Dhruv Patel has been with McCarthy since 2013. In his role as Vice President, EPC within the company’s renewable energy team, he oversees estimating, design and procurement of equipment and leads supplier and subcontractor selection and negotiation nationally for McCarthy’s renewable projects. Dhruv brings his experience with renewable and conventional power plants, transmission line, and substation design and construction to assist clients considering solar and energy related projects across the country. He has been instrumental in expanding McCarthy’s solar construction resume from 60MW to 1.3GW with projects in 14 states.

Prior to joining McCarthy, he worked for Arizona Public Service for 8 years where he held several key positions within the company’s Distribution & Transmission operations group, Interconnection management and Power Procurement team where he was responsible for negotiating PPAs and tolling agreements with developers. In his most recent position at APS he led the APS’s program to develop and own 200MW of utility scale solar projects, where he was responsible for site identification and acquisition, financial analysis, permit and design management, EPC Contract negotiation, regulatory strategy, capital budget management, and compliance reporting.

Ray Anderson-headshot for webRay Anderson | Vice President for University Athletics & Athletic Director, Arizona State University
Ray Anderson was named Arizona State University’s Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director on Jan. 9, 2014, and has quickly begun to redefine the collegiate athletics landscape over the course of his tenure at ASU.

While national trends lean toward downsizing athletics departments and eliminating non-revenue generating sporting programs, Anderson has made it his mission to not only add NCAA Division I sports at Arizona State, but expand educational and scholarship opportunities for future Sun Devil student-athletes. In 18 months, Anderson added men’s ice hockey, women’s triathlon, women’s lacrosse and provided the lead $1M gift, with wife Buffie, to resurrect men’s tennis.

Anderson was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Minorities in Sports in February 2016, noting that he had “helped position the Sun Devils as one of the most innovative brands in college sports”.

Anderson joined the Sun Devil Family after serving as the executive vice president of football operations for the National Football League (NFL) since August 2006. He was recognized during the week of Super Bowl XLIX by the National Football League for his outstanding leadership with a desire to improving his community as he was presented with both the 2015 Paul J. Tagliabue Award and the John Wooten Lifetime Achievement Award, two of the NFL’s most prestigious honors.

A Los Angeles, California native, Anderson earned a BA in political science from Stanford in 1976 and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1979. He was an all-league high school quarterback and shortstop, and a three-year football letterman and two-year baseball letterman at Stanford.

About Page-Leadership HeadshotsChristopher Boone | Dean & Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Christopher Boone is the Dean of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University.  His research contributes to ongoing debates in sustainable urbanization and global environmental change. He is a co-PI for the urban Long Term Ecological Research projects based in Baltimore and Phoenix, both supported by the National Science Foundation. At ASU, he has taught classes on sustainable urbanization, urban and environmental health, principles and methods of sustainability, environmental justice, sustainable design and innovation, and interdisciplinary methods for socio-ecological research. Boone serves on the Executive Committee for the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors and the Board of Directors for the National Council on Science and the Environment. He has a PhD from the University of Toronto and was a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University.

 

Portrait of Dave Dunne at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 6, 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Willey/Arizona Diamondbacks)

Dave Dunne | General Manager, Salt River Fields
Dave Dunne is the General Manager of Salt River Fields, in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies.  SRF is the first MLB facility built on Native American Land, and is LEED Gold certified.  In the 8 seasons it has been open for baseball, they are the 8 top seasons, all time in attendance, in the history of MLB spring training.   SRF also hosts a large amount of festivals and events each year, such as the Arizona Taco Festival, the Halloween Balloon Spooktacular, AZ. Barrels, Bottles and Brews, Mac and Cheese Fest, and more, bringing in over 300,000 people to non- baseball events.

Dave has been at SRF since before construction began, overseeing the construction of the multi-award winning facility and compiling the events for the facility, which is located in the Talking Stick Entertainment and Cultural District, and running the day to day business of the facility.  Dave previously worked in Mesa, Arizona, running the Chicago Cubs spring training facility for 13 years, combining baseball with festivals and special events.  Dave was also the Superintendent of the Chicago Heights Park District for 6 years, before relocating to Arizona.

Shawn Emerson-headshot for webShawn Emerson | Director of Agronomy, Desert Mountain Club
Shawn has worked for Desert Mountain since December 1996 on his second tour. He first began employment as the Assistant Superintendent at the Renegade Golf Course and was later promoted to Superintendent. He left Desert Mountain for two years to work at PGA West as a Superintendent. He returned to Desert Mountain in 1996 to take his current position as the Director of Agronomy. He has been the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of 12 PGA, SRPGA, LPGA and USGA tour events. In 2017, Shawn was induced into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.

 

 

Nicole Gonzalez Patterson-headshot for webNicole González Patterson | Arizona and Nevada Policy Director, Business for Water Stewardship
Nicole González Patterson is an experienced attorney, with strong public policy, advocacy and government relations experience, and deep ties to the business community in Arizona. As an advocate, Nicole brings over 10 years of developing, building and managing coalitions, and experience leading stakeholder groups, with an emphasis on water and environmental policy advocacy. As our Arizona and Nevada Policy Director Nicole provides strategic policy guidance and works closely with businesses and Chambers of Commerce in Arizona to develop an effective engagement strategy at the State and Regional level.  Nicole graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received her Juris Doctor degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.

 

 

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Warren Gorowitz | Vice President of Sustainability, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply

Warren S. Gorowitz, vice president of sustainability, is a 24-year Ewing team member, respected industry leader, and water efficiency and sustainability professional. He sits on numerous industry association boards, and is a speaker and expert on issues related to water and sustainability in the Green Industry.

Warren maintains oversight of all sustainability initiatives and products at Ewing, including Ewing’s environmental impact and broader sustainability efforts in the landscape industry. He previously served as Ewing’s National Water Management Product Manager and was responsible for water conserving irrigation and landscape solutions, from vendor relations to product selection. Additional responsibilities included branding guidance for water conservation products and oversight of Ewing’s 12-member regional Water Management Specialists team.

Warren is an Irrigation Association Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California and received an Executive Master’s of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Phoenix, AZ - Feb 9: Matt Helmeid's head shot. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Arizona Diamondbacks)

Matt Helmeid | Director, Special Projects & Brand Development, Arizona Diamondbacks
As Sr. Director of Special Projects & Fan Experience for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Matt Helmeid is heavily involved in both the day-to-day business operations and strategic planning efforts of the organization.  Paying special attention to a fan experience that has resulted in the organization being branded as the most fan friendly team in sports, Helmeid manages the relationships between the D-backs and several key business partners, including Levy Restaurants and Rank + Rally Retail.  He also oversees the sustainability planning for Chase Field and through new initiatives launched in 2017, helped the D-backs significantly increase waste diversion, decrease energy consumption and water usage, introduce a vertical urban garden and develop a ballpark-wide organics collection program.  The Green Sports Alliance recently recognized the D-backs’ efforts with a 2018 Environmental Innovator of the Year award.

 

Bradley Klein-headshot for webBradley Klein | Senior Writer, Golf Channel, and Journalist, GolfAdvisor.com
Bradley S. Klein is senior writer and architecture editor for Golf Channel and its affiliated website, GolfAdvisor.com.

Previously, he was architecture editor of Golfweek for 30 years and the founding editor of Superintendent News. Dr. Klein is a former PGA Tour caddie, a stint that included six U.S. Opens and service as Bernhard Langer’s first U.S. Tour caddie. In 2006 Klein was inducted into the International Caddie Hall of Fame.

He holds a Ph.D. in political science and was a university professor for fourteen years in international relations and political theory before “retiring” from academia in 1999 to devote himself fulltime to golf writing.

He has published seven books on golf architecture and history, including Discovering Donald Ross, winner of the USGA 2001 International Book Award, and Wide Open Fairways (2013). In 2015 he won his industry’s highest honor, the American Society of Golf Course Architecture’s Donald Ross Award for lifetime achievement. He has also written extensively on golf and the environment.

Klein has served as a consultant on numerous golf course development and restoration projects, including Desert Forest Golf Club here in Carefree, Old Macdonald at the Bandon Dunes Resort in Oregon, and Augusta Country Club in Georgia.

Doug Kunnemann-headshot for webDoug Kunnemann | Business Development Leader – Performance Packaging, NatureWorks
Doug is the Business Development Leader for NatureWorks LLC Performance Packaging business unit.  He has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and business management for such companies as The Dow Chemical Company, Ashland Chemical Company, UCB, Innovia Films and has been with NatureWorks for twelve (12) years.

Prior to becoming the Business Development Manager, Doug served as the Global Segment Leader for NatureWorks LLC Food Service segment.  He has served NatureWorks in additional capacities as a North America Commercial Manager and the North America Market Development Manager for Film and Sheet market segments.  He assumed the role of Business Development Manager in July of 2017. His current responsibilities include management of NatureWorks Performance Packaging business development activities working with global commercial and technical teams.  Doug and his family reside in Marietta, GA.

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Pamela Smith, Esq., CGCS  | Director of Agronomy, Parks & Recreation, Golf Division, City and County of Denver
Pamela C. Smith, Esq, CGCS, is the Director of Agronomy for the City and County of Denver.  She is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent with over 30 years in the golf industry.  Pamela oversees the maintenance operations for Denver’s seven municipal golf courses; encompassing six metro courses and one mountain course.  She and her team were twice awarded Denver’s prestigious 5281 award for their sustainable golf initiatives.    Pamela is a regular contributor to Golf Course Management magazine’s environmental column and has covered a broad range of golf industry topics such as water law, energy, and wildlife.

Pamela is also an attorney and licensed to practice in Michigan and Colorado.  She received her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law; a Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy from the University of Denver; and a Bachelor of Political Science from Ball State University.

While Pamela considers Michigan her home state, she always wanted to live in Colorado and has taken full advantage of the Rocky Mountain lifestyle.  Along with golfing and great drives at a mile high, she enjoys Colorado’s epic wilderness by snowshoeing, hiking, and camping.

Tamara Woodbury headshot for webTamara Woodbury | CEO, Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
Tamara Woodbury has spent her entire career creating the conditions for personal and organizational transformation. Her work in integrated leadership has brought new depth and possibilities in preparing youth and adults for leadership that is sourced from an inner authority and authenticity. She has almost 30 years of professional leadership experience in social sector organizations and has served as a facilitator, trainer and public speaker at many local and national gatherings.

As CEO of the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. (GSACPC), Woodbury has transformed this large nonprofit by abandoning the traditional organizational structure and fostering the leadership abilities of each staff member and thousands of volunteers. Her leadership has resulted in unprecedented growth in services and resources, bringing national recognition and research interest to the organization and community.
Her service to the community and her business accomplishments were recognized when the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Phoenix presented her the Athena Award as businesswoman of the year in 2007. Woodbury holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and is a graduate of numerous leadership courses at Yale University, Smith College and Harvard University. She speaks frequently and publishes articles primarily on leadership, organizational development and gender issues.

Andy Staples-headshot for webAndy Staples | Owner, Staples Golf Design
Andy Staples, ASGCA, is a nationally renowned thought leader on sustainable golf course architecture.  His firm, Staples Golf Design, is based in Scottsdale, AZ.  Staples received his Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arkansas, focusing his studies on golf course architecture. He began his career in golf by working with the national golf course builder Wadsworth Golf Construction, and has worked with national golf architects such as Robert Muir Graves, John Fought, Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt. Staples serves on the Board of Governors of the ASGCA, and is a member of the Education Committee.  He regularly participates in review of environmental issues on ASGCA’s behalf.

Staples Golf implements sustainable, efficient designs and management practices on golf courses throughout the U.S., and is known for its signature development vision, Community Links; a paradigm shifting approach with regards to how public golf fits into a community.

He lists the following remodeled representative courses: Sand Hollow Resort, Hurricane, Utah, Rockwind Community Links, Hobbs, New Mexico and Meadowbrook Country Club, Northville, Michigan.

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Colin Tetreault | Senior Sustainability Scholar and Global Sports Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Colin Tetreault is an accomplished sustainability business, policy, and senior scholar practitioner. Colin serves as Principal for S2 Consulting, LLC, an innovation-driven sustainability and management consulting firm. Colin drives revenue & sparks innovation, mitigates & manages risk, and advances brands & causes. Select clients include US Foods, PetSmart, Intel, Starbucks, Cox Enterprises, Competitor Group, and various government partners.

Colin is the Chair of the City of Phoenix’s Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission. As the ranking appointed citizen official in the state focused on sustainability, Colin serves an impactful board of senior executive leadership and community changemakers to advance the region in a nonpartisan and outcomes focused manner.

Colin currently serves Senior Sustainability Scholar & Global Sports Scholar – focusing on: business & sustainability strategy; national energy & environmental policy; entrepreneurship & smart cities; “resource” & circular economies – at ASU’s School of Sustainability.

Colin is recognized as a “40 under 40” by the Phoenix Business Journal, TED Speaker, and served as the Chairman of the Final Four 2017 Sustainability Committee.

Andy Tobin-headshot for webAndy Tobin | Commissioner, Arizona Corporate Commission
Commissioner Andy Tobin was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006 and served as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2014. His leadership within the State of Arizona includes his time as former Director of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures, Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance, and Acting Director for the Arizona Department of Financial Services. Mr. Tobin also served as National President of the U.S. Jaycees Foundation. He was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to fill a vacant seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2015 and elected to serve a full term in 2016. During his time at the Commission, Commissioner Tobin has focused on getting broadband (internet) connections into rural Arizona schools, been instrumental in establishing the Water Emergency Team to proactively protect Arizona’s water supply, and introduced the Arizona Energy Modernization Plan, which calls for 80 percent of the state’s electricity generation to come from clean energy by 2050 and advocates for an end to devastating wildfires through the adoption of biomass related energy.