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
Founder
Report Sustentabilidade
Daniel Aronson's picture
Founder
Valutus
Jonathan Atwood's picture
VP, Sustainability & Corporate Communications
Unilever
Judy Beals's picture
Director, Private Sector Department
Oxfam America
Raphael Bemporad's picture
Founding Partner & Chief Strategy Officer
BBMG
Pablo Benavides's picture
Thinking Partner
Pablo Benavides Consulting
Carol Cone's picture
CEO
Carol Cone ON PURPOSE
Mary Jo Cook's picture
President & CEO
Pacific Community Ventures
Cindy Drucker's picture
Executive Vice President
Weber Shandwick
John Frey's picture
Senior Technologist, IT Efficiency and Sustainability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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
Virginie Helias's picture
Vice President Global Sustainability
Procter & Gamble
Eileen Howard Boone's picture
SVP of CSR & Philanthropy
CVS Caremark
Inge Huijbrechts's picture
Vice President Responsible Business
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Jose Antonio Ilana's picture
CEO & Founder
Quiero Salvar el Mundo Haciendo Marketing
Dr. John Izzo's picture
Bestselling Author and Thought Leader
Awakening Corporate Soul
Brendan LeBlanc's picture
Partner - Climate Change and Sustainability Services
EY
Mark Lee's picture
Executive Director
SustainAbility
Annie Longsworth's picture
Founder & CEO
The Siren Agency
Atlanta McIlwraith's picture
Senior Manager Community Engagement and Communication
Timberland
Melissa McLean's picture
Manager, Sustainability Strategy and Business Integration
Target
Gwen Migita's picture
Vice President Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship
Caesars Entertainment
Kevin Moss's picture
Global Director, Business Center
WRI
Kirk Myers's picture
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
REI
Laura Palmeiro's picture
Sustainability Integration Director
Danone
Claus Stig Pedersen's picture
Head of Corporate Sustainability Affairs
Novozymes
Geof Rochester's picture
Chief Visibility Officer
The Nature Conservancy
Douglas Sabo's picture
VP, Head of Global Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy
Visa
Sonali Sharma's picture
Senior Director, Sustainability & Engagement
Johnson & Johnson
Sandy Skees's picture
Regional Director / Northern California
BSI EHS Services & Solutions
Mark Spears's picture
Retired
The Walt Disney Company
Dave Stangis's picture
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer
Campbell Soup
Jim Sullivan's picture
Vice President, Sustainability Management & Strategy
SAP
Solitaire Townsend's picture
Co-founder
Futerra
Pam Van Orden's picture
Director of Brand
McAfee
John Viera's picture
Global Director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters
Ford
KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz's picture
CEO/Founder
Sustainable Brands
Charlene Wall-Warren's picture
Director, Sustainability
BASF
Andrew Winston's picture
Author, Founder
The Big Pivot, Winston Eco-Strategies
Karen Yacos's picture
Director, Water Infrastructure
Ceres
Jonathan Yohannan's picture
Vice President of Public Relations
Panera Bread
Glenn Zaccara's picture
Director of Corporate Media Relations
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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.