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
Globescan Brasil
Daniel Aronson's picture
Jonathan Atwood's picture
VP, Sustainability & Corporate Communications
Raphael Bemporad's picture
Founding Partner & Chief Strategy Officer
Pablo Benavides's picture
Thinking Partner
Pablo Benavides Consulting
Carol Cone's picture
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
Vice President Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Strategy
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
Global VP Responsible Business
Radisson 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
Mark Lee's picture
Executive Director
Annie Longsworth's picture
Founder & CEO
The Siren Agency
Atlanta McIlwraith's picture
Senior Manager Community Engagement and Communication
Melissa McLean's picture
Manager, Sustainability Strategy and Business Integration
Gwen Migita's picture
Social Impact, Equity & Sustainability Advocate & Collaborator
Caesars Entertainment
Kevin Moss's picture
Global Director, Business Center
Kirk Myers's picture
Senior Manager, Sustainability
Laura Palmeiro's picture
Sustainability Integration Director
Claus Stig Pedersen's picture
Head of Corporate Sustainability Affairs
Helen van Hoeven Ripmeester's picture
Associate Director Private Sector and Inclusive Value Chains
Oxfam America
Douglas Sabo's picture
VP, Head of Global Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy
Sonali Sharma's picture
Senior Director, Sustainability & Engagement
Johnson & Johnson
Sandy Skees's picture
Director / Sustainability Practice
BSI Professional Services
Mark Spears's picture
Founder & Chief Strategist
Common + Value
Dave Stangis's picture
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer
Campbell Soup
Jim Sullivan's picture
Vice President, Sustainability Management & Strategy
Solitaire Townsend's picture
Nick Udali's picture
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
Andrew Winston's picture
Author, Founder
The Big Pivot, Winston Eco-Strategies
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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Chair: Annie Longsworth

Bring more diversity to the fields of CSR, sustainability and brand management. Members include Gwen Migita and Mary Wroten.

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 & Impact Council

Chairs: Sandy Skees & 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.


Brand 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.