SSF Panel Members

Presenter Role
Agha Iqbal Ali Agha Iqbal Ali, Ph.D., Professor of Management Science and Operations Management Isenberg School of Management UMASS Amherst
Anne Lewis, founder and president of America’s Waterway, the on-line community of interest for the Mississippi Riverr
Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Ph.D., the Founder and President of America Speaks, an organization dedicated to countering the deep partisan divide in Washington and the growing disconnection between citizens and government
Charlie Deutsch, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, Rivers Project, US Army Corps of Engineers
Darlene Pope Darlene Pope, Managing Director at Consolidated Green Services. Expert in technology solutions for buildings
Ed Pinero Ed Pinero is an executive vice president and chief sustainability officer of Veolia Water North America. Piñero’s experience includes serving as the Federal Environmental Executive responsible for advancing the U.S. government’s environmental stewardship initiatives, building on the programs of prior administrations while creating and implementing new sustainability programs to further “green” the federal government and reduce its overall environmental footprint. Appointed in 2003, he helped agencies achieve double digit results in reducing energy consumption, exceeding renewable energy target goals, and reducing greenhouse gases.
Eileen Shea, Chief Climate Services and Monitoring Division of the NOAA National Climatic Data Center and Director of the NOAA Integrated Data and Environmental Applications (NOAA IDEA) Center.
Harold W. Neil, Jr. Harold W. Neil., Jr. Founder and Board Chair, Homeland Defense Solutions, Inc.; former New Jersey Dept of Transportation Director, Office of Transportation Security
Jay Knott Jay Knott, Abt’s Executive Vice President of Global Business, was the former AID Mission Director in Jordan currently oversees agriculture and food supply chain projects providing support to USAID, IDB, DFID (British counterpart to USAID), ADB and IDB.  Included is work on the economic impact of CC on vulnerable farming communities in South America to help promote political and social stability. He joined USAID in 1988 and worked in a number of leadership roles in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Prior to joining USAID, Knott worked as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice focusing on the enforcement of U.S. environmental laws.
Karla Perri Karla Perri, Principal, The Spectrum Group. She served as Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environment. During her public service she had worldwide responsibility for the Defense Departments Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. Currently she co-manages Spectrum’s homeland security division and works on varied energy, environmental and biodefense issues.
Kevin Kampschroer Kevin Kampschroer, Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, GSA. He has been leading GSA’s activities in response to the 2005 and 2007 Energy Bills & Executive Order on the Environment, Sustainability & Energy Conservation. He is creating a new Office within GSA intended to consolidate and coordinate Federal efforts in the broad realm of building sustainability, influence and accelerate industry capability and adoption of sustainable principles across all aspects of asset creation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
Kevin Shafer Kevin Shafer, Executive Director at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
Lindene Patton Lindene Patton, Chief Climate Product Officer for Zurich Financial Services will discuss continue the climate risk discussion from an insurance perspective and explain why investment in sustainable infrastructure protects the insurability of the built environment and how climate risk is modeled.
Lyle Guyon, Ph.D., Terrestrial Ecologist, The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
Lynn Scarlett, Co-Director of Resources for the Future’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth; former DOI Deputy Secretary
Lynne Carter Dr. Lynne Carter is Associate Director and Program Manager, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) –a stakeholder-driven program focusing on serving the adaptation and climate information needs of the south-central US (TX, OK, LA, MS, AR, and TN) and Associate Director for the Coastal Sustainability Studio also at LSU
Michael Penders Michael Penders, Former Director of Legal Counsel for EPA’s Office of Criminal Enforcement and chair of the G8 Nations’ Law Enforcement Project on International Environmental Crime
Missy Stults Missy Stults serves as the Climate Programs Director for ICLEI USA. As part of this role, Missy works with local governments throughout the country to help them identify strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also working to building local resilience to climate change and climate variability.
Patrick S. McGinnis, Water Resources Team Leader, The Horinko Group
Peter H. Gleick Dr. Peter H. Gleick is a co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California. Dr. Gleick is an international water expert whose work addresses the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources. He is a MacArthur Fellow and elected an Academician of the International Water Academy, in Oslo, Norway and to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Robyn Colosimo Robyn Colosimo, Deputy Associate Director for Natural Resources Council on Environmental Quality
Rowan Douglas Rowan Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Global Analytics, Willis Re and Chairman, Willis Research Network Willis, Ltd. leads the company’s analytics team and resources to support risk modeling, risk management and reinsurance transactions. In 2008 Rowan was appointed by the UK Science Minister to Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) the public body which oversees public environmental science expenditure.
Tayfur Altiok Tayfur Altiok, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Director, Laboratory for Port Security, CAITRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Tim Bonnemann, Founder and CEO the founder, President and CEO of Intellitics, Inc., a digital engagement company.
Tim Harvie Tim Harvie, President of Fluensee, RFID Enabled Asset Tracking; former President and CEO of Vizional Technologies.
Tracy Mehan, Principal and former Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water for EPA. Also held positions as Director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes as well as Director of the Missouri Depart, ment of Natural Resources.


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