ASU Sports & Sustainability Symposium

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Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Location: Arizona State University, Sun Devil Stadium Founders’ Club | Tempe, AZ
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm MST

The Sports & Sustainability Symposium, hosted by Arizona State University will convene regional professional and collegiate sports teams and venues, concessionaires, business and public leaders, and athletes to explore how the industry can make plays to advance healthier, more sustainable communities.

Programming will highlight sustainable waste, water, and energy practices and solutions, with an emphasis on golf, collegiate, and professional sports sectors.

Hosted in the Sun Devil Stadium Founders’ Club, this event will be located on the premium level, offering an unprecedented experience including outstanding views of the field.


8:00am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:30am – Welcome & Introductory Remarks

  • EMCEE: Colin Tetreault | Senior Sustainability Scholar and Global Sports Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Ray Anderson | Vice President for University Athletics & Athletic Director, Arizona State University
  • Christopher Boone | Dean & Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

8:40am – Local Leadership Panel

  • Moderator: Colin Tetreault | Senior Sustainability Scholar and Global Sports Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Tamara Woodbury | CEO, Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
  • Kenneth L. Shropshire | CEO, Global Sport Institute; adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport, Arizona State University; Professor Emeritus, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

More to come!

9:15am – Water Panel

  • Moderator: Nicole González Patterson | Arizona and Nevada Policy Director, Business for Water Stewardship
  • Dave Dunne | General Manager, Salt River Fields
  • Jon Freedman | Senior Vice President – Global Government Affairs, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
  • Warren Gorowitz | Vice President of Sustainability, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply
  • Todd Reeve | CEO, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF)

10:05am – Networking Break

10:25am – Energy Panel

  • Andy Tobin | Commissioner, Arizona Corporate Commission
  • Fred Corsi | University of Phoenix Stadium
  • Dhruv Patel | VP EPC, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Greg Bernosky | Director of Integration and Implementation, APS

More to come!

11:15am – Keynote

11:45am – Lunch & Networking

1:15pm –  Waste Panel

  • Moderator: Kelsey GaudeProgram Manager, Facilities Management – Zero Waste, Arizona State University
  • Doug Kunnemann | Business Development Leader – Performance Packaging, NatureWorks
  • Matt Helmeid | Director, Special Projects & Brand Development, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Brandie Barrett | Deputy Public Works Director, City of Phoenix

More to come!

2:05pm – Networking Break 

2:25pm – Golf Panel & Discussion

  • Shawn Emerson | Director of Agronomy, Desert Mountain Club
  • Bradley Klein | Senior Writer, Golf Channel, and Journalist,
  • Pamela Smith, Esq., CGCS | Director of Agronomy, Parks & Recreation, Golf Division, City and County of Denver
  • Andy Staples | Owner, Staples Golf Design

3:40pm – Keynote

4:00pm – Closing Remarks

4:30pm – Networking Event

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Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available

A wide range of sponsorship levels are available. Please click here for our Sponsorship Overview.

For information about sponsoring this event or to confirm your participation, please contact Director of Partnerships, Erik Distler, at

Register to Attend

Click here to register for the ASU Sports & Sustainability Symposium.

Special discounted rates are available for Green Sports Alliance sports and corporate members. Please contact Jessica Crawford at for discount codes.

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