2019 Summit Speakers

Summit Speakers2019-02-20T16:25:08-06:00

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James Kenney

Mayor, City of Philadelphia

Since taking office in January 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney has implemented a progressive agenda that supports working families and creates more opportunities for our city’s children. He worked closely with City Council to pass a tax on sweetened beverages — to fund bold anti-poverty initiatives, including the expansion of free, quality pre-K; the creation of Community Schools; and the historic investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in parks, recreation centers, playgrounds, and libraries. Building on his early commitment to education, Mayor Kenney successfully initiated the return of the School District to local control, and for the first time in nearly two decades, the District is led by a locally appointed Board of Education.

The Kenney Administration has taken a hard stance — and made national headlines — in defending its values as a Welcoming City. Philadelphia has also made significant strides in public safety and criminal justice reform. The City safely safely reduced its prison population by over a third as part of the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge, and the number of pedestrian stops have been cut nearly cut in half. At the same time, the city is experiencing the lowest overall crime rates in nearly 40 years.

Now near the end of his first term, Mayor Kenney continues fighting to increase equity in every neighborhood to ensure Philly is a city that works for all.

Roger McClendon

Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance

Roger McClendon is the Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance. In his role, he leads the Alliance of international sports and stadium executives, as well as sustainability experts, to use sports as a vehicle to promote healthy, sustainability communities throughout the world. Prior to joining the Alliance, Roger was the first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer for Yum! Brands, whose holdings include Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC restaurants. He also led the development of Blueline, a sustainable design guide for restaurants built on the LEED certification program. Blueline was a global standard implemented in approximately 5,000 Yum! Brand restaurants globally. Due to his efforts, Yum! Was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2017 and 2018, as well as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Roger’s other passion is basketball. He was named a McDonald’s All-American in 1984, on eof the top 25 high school basketball players in the nation and went on to be a four-year starter who closed his University of Cincinnati men’s basketball career as the No. 2 scorer, second only to Oscar Robertson at the time. Roger was inducted into the UC Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Elaine Aye

Associate / Regional Manager, RWDI

Elaine is a widely respected sustainability consultant and strategist focused on building performance, wellness, equity and resiliency. Her passion is to move organizations towards a more sustainable future, helping achieve performance and social responsibility goals. She listens to diverse stakeholder groups with an intuitive ear, discerns challenges, facilitates corporate visioning sessions, and develops plans and protocols to implement strategies for desired outcomes. A strategic thinker and engaging communicator, Elaine’s approach to facilitating project teams results in long-term client success – whether that means achieving certification, educating staff, or enhancing building performance through materials, water and energy efficiency. Driven by a desire to protect the environment, Elaine addresses critical issues facing the built environment – helping achieve sustainability and equity one building or organization at a time.

Nick Igdalsky

CEO, Pocono Raceway & Director, The Mattioli Foundation

The Grandson of Pocono Raceway founders Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rose Mattioli, was named Sr. Vice President of Pocono Raceway in July of 2007. In August 2011, Dr. Mattioli retired naming his eldest grandson Brandon President and CEO, & Nick COO and Sr. Vice President. In July of 2017, Nick was promoted to his current position as the CEO of Pocono Raceway.

Igdalsky worked and observed every aspect of the operation at Pocono Raceway since he was thirteen years old. He started off in the maintenance department and worked in the facilities sewer plant before making the rounds to nearly every other department within the organization. Over the course of the years his duties included maintenance, hospitality, PR, sales and marketing.

Nick attended Elon University from 1995-1999 where he graduated alongside Pocono Raceway’s current President and close personal confidant, Ben May.

Nick has also been overseeing operations at the family’s other track, South Boston Speedway since 2004. He helped return South Boston to one of the nation’s premier short tracks and over the past few years has taken the lead in designing and implementing South Boston’s million-dollar renovation, which was completed in 2017. SoBo, as it is affectionately known to locals, has consistently ranked among the top NASCAR’s short track in attendance and car counts over its historic 60-years run.

Nick’s experience as a driver in NASCAR Whelen All American Series, SCCA Pro Racing, ARCA Racing Series and IMSA has given him the ability to see the motorsports business from multiple perspectives. He has taken the lead at Pocono in facility design changes and safety improvements. Nick personally designed and championed the upgrades of Pocono’s expansive road course complex. Pocono now houses 22 course designs ranging from .5 – 3.5 miles in length. The new design increased Pocono’s rental capacity 1/3 and there has been a waiting list on dates since project was completed in 2013.

In addition, Nick has also been the Director of the families Mattioli Foundation since 2010. Nick and his wife, Brandy are proud parents of daughters Payton and Kennedy.

Ryan Mundy

Founder of SWZLE, Former NFL Player

Ryan Mundy, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, is an eight-year veteran of the National Football League. Drafted in 2008, Ryan spent five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (Super Bowl XL Champion), one season (2013) with the New York Giants and two seasons (2014-2015) with the Chicago Bears.

Ryan is the co-founder of SWZLE – a premium eco-friendly straw company. Based in Chicago, IL, SWZLE provides premium paper straws to businesses of all sizes. Additionally, SWZLE empowers consumers with eco-friendly stainless- steel straws (with cleaning brush) housed in an eco-chic case, The SWZLE Straw Pack.

Ryan serves on the National Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Advisory Board of the NFLPA ONE TEAM Collective – an athlete driven tech accelerator, and the Illinois Growth & innovation Fund – a state fund of funds aimed at investing in Illinois based fund managers.

Norman Vossschulte

Director of Fan Experience, Philadelphia Eagles

Norman Vossschulte is originally from Berlin, Germany. His culturally rich background included ten years living abroad in Africa, Iraq and Spain before moving back to Germany to finish High School and College. He studied Biology and Physical Science before deciding to move to New York City in 1996 to attend the Herbert Berghof Institute for Fine Theatre Arts and Drama.

Norman’s work experience is as eclectic as his upbringing. He has worked in the hotel industry, the non-profit industry, as well as both sports and entertainment industries. Sixteen years of practicing customer and client relations, has given him an overview of which techniques consistently enhance guest experiences. Norman has over eight years of staff training and team leadership experience working with The Walt Disney Company and currently the Philadelphia Eagles. Norman served as an Ambassador for Disney under the Corporate Citizenship and sustainability umbrella and now serves as the Go Green spokesperson for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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