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KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz's picture
CEO/Founder
Sustainable Brands

Koann is the Founder and CEO of Sustainable Life Media and Sustainable Brands whose involvement with the intersection of environmental and human issues in business dates back to the mid-1980s when she launched international conferences on improving log utilization, reducing Waste Paper, and... +

Scott Broomfield's picture
Chief Operating & Financial Officer
Sustainable Brands

I’m an executive with considerable general management, CEO, CFO and CMO experience. I have 25+ years in B2B software, as the CEO of a public software company and as a SaaS business growing from $15M to $90M, taking that company public as CFO, GM and CMO. I am a generalist who understands what it... +

Darren Beck's picture
Vice President, Corporate Member Network
Sustainable Brands

Darren's passion is finding the sweet spot between financial success and a positive return for our world. Formerly the Director of Environmental Initiatives for Sprint, he now leads the corporate member network for Sustainable Brands. With more than 25 years of combined experience in marketing,... +

Marie Perriard's picture
Senior Director, Global Brand & Corporate Communications
Sustainable Brands

Marie is a marketing and brand strategist dedicated to fresh insights, authentic messaging and measureable results in sustainability. Her professional experience spans over 15 years working in the advertising, marketing and design industry in both Chicago and San Francisco, including several... +

Valerie Miller's picture
Director - Culture and Resources for People
Sustainable Brands

Valerie has been with Sustainable Brands since 2012, and her journey continues to develop her career and feed her spirit. Currently, Valerie serves as the Director of Culture & Resources for People, where her main priority is to empower others to do their best work, and make sure their... +

Dimitar Vlahov's picture
Director of Content Development
Sustainable Brands

Dimitar is the Director of Content Development at Sustainable Brands. He joined the team after earning a Master’s degree in Management Science & Engineering – focused on sustainable business – from Stanford University. Before Stanford, Dimitar worked in international development at the... +

David Fiss's picture
Executive Producer - Live Events
Sustainable Brands

David Fiss, CMP - serves on Sustainable Brand's leadership team and is our Executive Producer for Live Events.  David brings years of cause related event and meeting producing to his role with Sustainable Brands. David enjoys building value for the conference attendees and sponsors.

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Jonathan Reese's picture
Director of Business Development
Sustainable Brands

Jonathan has 20 years experience in sustainable business leadership, most recently in sustainability-related events management and consulting. He brings to SB a strong desire to match our company offerings with businesses that will benefit from them, while aiding in the creation of new... +

Jennifer Elks's picture
Managing Editor
Sustainable Brands

Jennifer Elks is Managing Editor at Sustainable Brands. She is a writer, editor and foodie who is passionate about improving food systems, closing loops and creating more livable cities. She loves cooking, wine, cooking with wine, correcting spelling errors in the media, and shows about people... +

Joy Pettirossi-Poland's picture
Senior Manager - Business Development
Sustainable Brands

Professionally, Joy has worked with Investment Advisors and CPAs for over 25 years as an expert in business development strategies, brand differentiation, building strategic alliances and crafting CPE and professional development forums. In 2012 Joy created the MVP (More Value & Profit)™... +

Bo's picture
Senior Manager, Marketing Operations Research Analyst
Sustainable Brands

Bo has extensive and successful experiences in IT solution and software development companies from her previous positions in system analyst, system engineer and project executive. After earned an MBA from Thammasat University in Thailand, she ... +

Riley Scherer's picture
Senior Manager, Sponsorship Fulfillment, Business Development & Expo
Sustainable Brands

Riley is the Senior Manager, Sponsorship Fulfillment, Business Development & Expo at Sustainable Brands.  As a UC Santa Cruz grad with a degree in Global Economics, and studying in Shanghai, China and Washington, DC, she is very excited to be learning about how sustainability... +

Tamay Kiper's picture
Senior Manager, Member & Advisory Services
Sustainable Brands

Tamay joined the team as Content Development Manager and became Senior Manager, Member & Advisory Services when she saw the impact she can make through helping Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network. She is a risk and... +

Danielle Rubio's picture
Manager, Member Experience
Sustainable Brands

Danielle is a graduate of the Claremont Colleges with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis and Policy. Before coming to Sustainable Brands, she worked with social enterprises both domestically and globally that used business as a means for social change. With a strong background in... +

Alexandra Smith's picture
Coordinator, Member and Advisory Services
Sustainable Brands

Alex is Coordinator for Member and Advisory services at SB, providing member companies with sustainability research to support their goals. 

Alex received her MS in Applied Social Psychology from Royal Holloway,... +

Talia Arbit's picture
Senior Manager, Global Brand & Communications
Sustainable Brands

Talia is a Project Manager on the Global Brand and Corporate Communications team. She has her BA in Environmental Biology and French Language & Literature from Barnard College, Columbia University and her M.Ed in Urban Education & Policy from Loyola Marymount University. After university... +

Hannah Furlong's picture
Editorial Assistant
Sustainable Brands

Hannah Furlong is an Editorial Assistant for Sustainable Brands, based in Canada. She is researching the circular economy as a Master's student in Sustainability Management at the University of Waterloo and holds a Bachelor's in Environment and Business Co-op. Hannah is interested in economic... +

Haleh Hashemi's picture
Design Manager
Sustainable Brands

Haleh is the Design Manager at Sustainable Brands. She is an award winning designer with 10 years of extensive experience in all stages of the design process from client relationship management... +

Matthew Long's picture
Marketing & Business Analyst
Sustainable Brands

Matthew is an interdisciplinary studies major at UC Berkeley, with a focus on business, environmentalism, and social problems. He aims to create a new paradigm of business that focuses on producing social and environmental wealth, in addition to material revenue.

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Leslie Isaac's picture
Executive Assistant
Sustainable Brands

Leslie Isaac is a well seasoned Executive Assistant and is the liaison to our illustrious Advisory Board. She has not previously worked in Sustainability before but feels clear that this is the place she wants to be in her career. Previously, she has worked with Salesforce, with 3D Systems in 3D... +

Eda Isik's picture
Associate Manager, Event Operations & Marketing
Sustainable Brands

Eda is Associate Manager, Event Operations & Marketing for Sustainable Brands. She has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Previous to joining Sustainable Brands,... +

Nkolo Lebongo's picture
Business Development Coordinator
Sustainable Brands

Nkolo is Coordinator for the Business Development team at Sustainable Brands, managing growth projects, launching strategic partnerships, and connecting value to vision.

She has a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with a minor in Sociology, and... +

Jed Nugal's picture
Member Experience Intern
Sustainable Brands

Jed is the Membership Experience intern at Sustainable Brands, helping ensure that our corporate members have a smooth and rewarding membership experience. Prior to Sustainable Brands, Jed studied Environmental Justice & Sustainability and Urban Development at UC Berkeley. An... +

Kaelin Oppedal's picture
Member Experience Intern
Sustainable Brands

Kaelin is a Member Experience Intern at Sustainable Brands, helping the Membership team provide a positive and rewarding experience for our corporate members. 

Prior to Sustainable Brands, Kaelin attended the University of Oregon and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in... +