2020 Virtual Summit Program

All times listed are EDT

Summit Day 1 – Tuesday, October 13th

  • Roger McClendon | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance
  • Richard Altice | President & Chief Executive Officer, NatureWorks
  • William Moomaw | Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School/Tufts University
  • Garry Gilliam | Former NFL Athlete, Founder & CEO of The Bridge
  • Moderator: Kunal Merchant | Managing Director, Lotus Advisory & Board Member, Green Sports Alliance
  • Jerry Crabb | Senior Director of Ballpark Operations, Cleveland Indians
  • Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi | Global Technology & Sustainability Director Olympic & Sports Solutions, Dow
  • Additional speakers to be announced shortly
  • Brandon Igdalsky | Managing Director, Touring and Weekly Series, Sustainability, NASCAR
  • Paul Marquez | Head of Architectural Specifications – Corporate Sales, Excel Dryer
  • Tom Whaley | Executive Vice President, St. Paul Saints
  • Speaker to be confirmed | AtmosAir
  • Speaker to be confirmed | US Green Building Council
  • Christy Briggs | Sustainability Manager, CenturyLink Field/Seattle Seahawks
  • David Fridland | Sustainability Maven, EcoProducts
  • Ashley Walsh | Founder & President, Pocono Organics
  • Moderator: Jeff Tkach | Chief Impact Officer, Rodale Institute
  • Sanjay Patel | Director of Strategic Projects, Soccer in the Streets
  • Jennifer Paulett | Senior Manager, ESPN Corporate Citizenship
  • Geoffrey Stiles | Vice President, Facilities & Building Operations, State Farm Arena
  • Moderator: Maddy Orr | Founder, The Sport Ecology Group & Assistant Professor of Sport Management at SUNY Cortland
  • Ben Chadwick| Executive Director of Renewables Origination, Constellation
  • Kelly Cheeseman | Chief Operating Officer, LA Kings – AEG Sports
  • Don Koon | Senior Director of Field Sales, Greenworks
  • Moderator: Chip Wood | Director of Strategic Partnerships, Center for Resource Solutions
  • Nelson Cruz | Right Fielder, Minnesota Twins & Players for the Planet
  • Renee Montgomery | Activist and WNBA Champion
  • Forrest Shearer | Professional Snowboarder & CLIF Athlete & POW Ambassador
  • Brent Suter | Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers & Eco Athletes & Players for the Planet
  • Moderator: Cyrus Wadia | Head of Sustainable Product, Amazon & Green Sports Alliance Board Member
  • Kim Davis | Senior Executive Vice President, National Hockey League
  • Renata Simril | President & CEO, LA84 Foundation
  • Moderator: Melanie LeGrande | Vice President of Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball
  • Roger McClendon | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance

Tailored networking sessions to be announced shortly.

Summit Day 2 – Wednesday, October 14th

  • Roger McClendon | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance
  • Blake Bolden | NHL Scout + Growth and Inclusion, LA Kings & 1st Black Professional Women’s Ice Hockey Player
  • Michele Meyer Shipp | Chief People & Culture Officer, MLB
  • Moderator: Ash Hanson | Chief Diversity & Sustainability Officer, Aramark
  • Jen McCrary | District Manager, Northern California, Sports & Entertainment, Aramark
  • Lee Spivak | Managing Principal, Sports & Entertainment, Waste Management
  • Mariagiovanna Vetere | Global Public Affairs Manager, NatureWorks
  • Moderator: Shelley Villalobos | Managing Director, Council for Responsible Sport
  • Reece Pacheco | SVP Ocean Responsibility, World Surf League
  • Lauren Tracy | Director, Strategic Programs, USTA
  • Lindita Xhaferi Salihu | Sectors Engagement Lead, UN Climate Change
  • Moderator: Claire Poole | Founder & CEO, Sport Positive Summit
  • Meegan Jones | Sustainability Programme Advisor, The Global Reusable at Events Hygiene Project
  • Todd Shuttleworth | Corporate Sales, Zero Waste TRUE Advisor, Max-R/Prestwick Group
  • Dave VanDeventer | Recycling Manager, Clemson University
  • Moderator: Dune Ives | Executive Director, Lonely Whale & Board Member, Green Sports Alliance
  • Anupa Asokan | Campaign Manager, WSL PURE
  • Matt Hill | Chief Environmental Evangelist, One Tree Planted
  • Lauren Burm | Head of Public Affairs + Communications, Ørsted North America
  • Robyn Pacini | Coordinator of Facilities Services, Boston Red Sox
  • Randolf Waters | Director – Global Partnerships & Branding, Xylem Inc.
  • Moderator: Aileen McManamon | Founder/Managing Partner, 5T Sports
  • Chris Davenport | Professional Skier & CLIF Athlete & POW Ambassador
  • Chris Dickerson | Retired MLB outfielder, Players for the Planet co-founder
  • Curtis Granderson | Former MLB Outfielder & Founder of Grand Kids Foundation
  • Moderator: Jill Savery | Sustainability Director, 11th Hour Racing & Olympic Gold Medalist & Board Member, Green Sports Alliance
  • Jason F. McLennan | CEO, McLennan Design + Founder International Living Future Institute + Lead Sustainability Consultant – Climate Pledge Arena
  • Mari Horita | VP of Community Engagement & Philanthropy , Seattle Kraken
  • Daniel Griffis President, Global Partnerships, Oak View Group
  • Moderator: Scott Jenkins | Board Chair, Green Sports Alliance
  • Roger McClendon | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance
  • Additional speaker to be announced shortly

Tailored networking sessions to be announced shortly.