Sustainable Brands Advisory Board

The Advisory Board exists to advance Sustainable Brands' mission of enabling more brands to prosper by leading the way to a better world and future, including ensuring successful delivery on its brand promise and voice. The Advisory Board’s objectives are to ensure the integrity of Sustainable Brands worldwide and its operations; to provide critical skills required to scale its impact on brands, its community and the world; and to catalyze constant innovation to maintain leadership in the field. You can read about the full role of the board and the rules governing the work in the SB Advisory Board Governance Guidelines.

Compiling our elite set of speakers, building an inspiring program and constructing the community that Sustainable Brands is year after year would not be possible without the guidance of our esteemed advisors. Allow us to show our deepest gratitude for their participation in our community and introduce you to our Sustainable Brands Advisory Board.

Chair of the Board: Mark Lee

Álvaro Almeida's picture
Report Sustentabilidade
Jonathan Atwood's picture
VP, Sustainability & Corporate Communications
Arnold Barlow's picture
Senior Manager, Sustainability Solutions
Raphael Bemporad's picture
Founding Partner & Chief Strategy Officer
Pablo Benavides's picture
Thinking Partner
Pablo Benavides Consulting
Coleman Bigelow's picture
Senior Brand Partner
Ricardo Caceres's picture
Global Marketing Director Sustainability
The Coca-Cola Company
Carol Cone's picture
Mary Jo Cook's picture
President & CEO
Pacific Community Ventures
Cindy Drucker's picture
Executive Vice President
Weber Shandwick
Gil Friend's picture
Founder and Chair
Natural Logic, Inc.
Santiago Gowland's picture
Executive VP Global Innovation and Managing Director for Latin America Regio
The Nature Conservancy
Kevin Hagen's picture
Dir Corporate Responsibility
Iron Mountain
Paul Hawken's picture
Environmentalist, Author, Entrepreneur
Paul Hawken
Virginie Helias's picture
Vice President Global Sustainability
Procter & Gamble
Inge Huijbrechts's picture
Vice President Responsible Business
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Susan Hunt Stevens's picture
Founder & CEO
Jose Antonio Ilana's picture
CEO & Founder
Quiero Salvar el Mundo Haciendo Marketing
Brendan LeBlanc's picture
Partner - Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Mark Lee's picture
Executive Director
Annie Longsworth's picture
Founder & CEO
The Siren Agency
Simon Mainwaring's picture
We First Branding
Atlanta McIlwraith's picture
Senior Manager Community Engagement and Communication
Melissa McLean's picture
Manager, Sustainability Strategy and Business Integration
Gwen Migita's picture
Vice President Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship
Caesars Entertainment
Kevin Moss's picture
Global Director, Business Center
Kirk Myers's picture
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
Bonnie Nixon's picture
Senior Partner, Courageous Catalyst for Change
ERM: Environmental Resources Management
Claus Stig Pedersen's picture
Head of Corporate Sustainability Affairs
Geof Rochester's picture
Chief Visibility Officer
The Nature Conservancy
Helen Sahi's picture
Director of Sustainability, Retail Branding & Information Solutions
Avery Dennison
Sonali Sharma's picture
Senior Director, Sustainability & Engagement
Johnson & Johnson
Sandy Skees's picture
Regional Director / Northern California
BSI EHS Services & Solutions
Dave Stangis's picture
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer
Campbell Soup
Jim Sullivan's picture
Vice President, Sustainability Management & Strategy
Heather Tansey's picture
Business Development Manager, Global Sustainability
Wood Turner's picture
Vice President
Agricultural Capital Management
Sally Uren's picture
Chief Executive
Forum for the Future
Pam Van Orden's picture
Director of Brand
John Viera's picture
Global Director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters
KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz's picture
Sustainable Brands
Charlene Wall-Warren's picture
Director, Sustainability
Andrew Winston's picture
Author, Founder
The Big Pivot, Winston Eco-Strategies
Karen Yacos's picture
Director, Water Infrastructure
Jonathan Yohannan's picture
Director of Public Relations
Panera Bread

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Advisory Board Sub Committees

Organizational Strategy & Design Council

Chair: Raphael Bemporad & KoAnn Skrzyniarz

The Org Design Team established a strategic framework to inform board activities and priorities. Now, its primary responsibility is to establish board culture and engagement to create a rewarding and valuable board experience, and to capture the value of the group for the community and each other.


Community Engagement Design Council

Chairs: Annie Longsworth & Valerie Miller

Works with SB's Executive Producer of Events to help design & innovate engagement strategies to be used at the SB conferences & Activation Hubs  globally.


Content Council

Chairs: Kevin Hagen & Dimitar Vlahov

Works with SB's content team to serve as ongoing sounding board; recommend and develop themes for future SB events, adjudicate potential conflicts of  interest.


Brands Communications & Marketing Council

Chairs: Jonathan Yohannan & Marie Perriard

Helps to define, monitor and extend SB's brand positioning and experience, marketing communications and media partnerships globally.


Membership Council

Chairs: Gwen Migita & Darren Beck

Provide ongoing direction to SB team on deepening value of corporate membership.