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NACW 2021 Speakers

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Matt Baker

Deputy Secretary for Energy, California Natural Resources Agency

Mandela Barnes

Lieutenant Governor, State of Wisconsin


Michael Berends

Managing Director of Origination, ClearBlue Markets


Tauni Berger

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Xpansiv market CBL

Analisa Bevan

Assistant Division Chief of the Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division, California Air Resources Board

Josh Bledsoe

Counsel, Latham & Watkins

Jean-Philippe Brisson

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Chelsea Bryant

Managing Director, Global Markets & Strategy, Radicle

Kim Carnahan

Director of Disruption Technologies, ENGIE Impact

Sean Carney

President, Finite Carbon

Adam Chambers

Leader - Environmental Markets, USDA-NRCS

Benoit Charette

Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Québec

Jim Clark

President, North Coast Resource Management

Michael Colvin

Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, California Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Lauren Cooper

Program Director, Forest Carbon & Climate Program, Department of Forestry, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Michigan State University

Jon Costantino

Founder and Principal, Tradesman Advisors Inc.

Dorn Cox

Project Lead, OpenTEAM

Wade Crowfoot

Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

Lisa DeMarco

Senior Partner and CEO, Resilient LLP

Brian de Place

Director of System Planning, Sound Transit

Craig Ebert

President, Climate Action Reserve

Carol Ekarius

Executive Director, Coalition for the Upper South Platte

Mireille Emire Meneses Campos

Consultant, South Pole

Stuart Evans

Senior Engagement Manager, Vivid Economics

Julio Friedmann

Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Global Clean Energy Policy, Columbia University

Dirk Forrister

President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association

Erick Giles

Attorney, Tribal Nations practice group, Drummond Woodsum

James Grabert

Director, Mitigation Division; Acting Director, Communication and Engagement Division, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat

Karen Haugen-Kozyra

President, Viresco Solutions

Matthew Hurteau

Associate Professor of Quantitative Ecology in the Department of Biology, University of New Mexico

Stacy Kauk

Director - Sustainability Fund, Shopify

Nat Keohane

Senior Vice President for Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

Alexa Kleysteuber

Independent Consultant, Environmental Defense Fund

Kelley Kizzier

Vice President for Global Climate, EDF

Ugbaad Kosar

Deputy Director of Policy, Carbon180

Randy Lack

Founder & Co-President, Element Markets

Cheryl Laskowski

Chief, Transportation Fuels Branch, California Air Resources Board

Rob Lee

Program Director, Climate Action Reserve

Chris Leeds

Executive Director, Commodity Origination, Standard Chartered

Jean Lemire

Envoy for Climate Change, Northern and Arctic Affairs, Government of Québec

Joel Levin

Executive Director, Plug In America

Stella Li

Senior Vice President of BYD Company Limited & President of BYD Motors LLC

Shelby Livingston

Manager of the Cap-and-Trade Offset Program, California Air Resources Board

Scobie Mackay

Managing Director, Macquarie

PJ Marshall

Founder and Executive Director, Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc.

Jan Mazurek, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Carbon Dioxide Removal, ClimateWorks

John McDougal

Vice President of Environmental Products, Element Markets

Lauren Mechak

Director of Program Development, ClimeCo

Paola Mellow

Executive Director of the Clean Fuels Standards team, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Judy Meltzer

Director General, Carbon Pricing Bureau, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Alden Meyer

Senior Associate, E3G

Peter Miller

Director, Western Region, Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Diane Moss

Founder and Director, Renewables 100 Policy Institute

brad neff

Brad Neff

Director, Biofuels Business Development and Strategy, Radicle

john nickerson

John Nickerson

Owner, Dogwood Springs Forestry

Malcolm North

Research Forest Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station

Sami Osman

Policy Director, Climate Action Reserve

Robert Parkhurst

Robert Parkhurst

Founder, Sierra View Solutions

Juan Pedro Searle

Head of Climate Change, Ministry of the Energy, Chile

Jonathan Peress

Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, SoCalGas

Eduardo Piquero


Steven Polzin

Senior Consultant and former Senior Advisor for Research and Technology, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, USDOT

Tim Profeta

Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Kristin Qui

Climate Diplomacy Advisor - SIDS Support, Climate Analytics

Liane Randolph

Chair, California Air Resources Board

Catherine Reheis-Boyd

President and CEO, Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)

Jon Remucal

Senior Manager, Climate Action Reserve

Heather Repenning

Executive Officer, Sustainability Policy, Los Angeles Metro

Kate Robinson

Head of Energy and Environment, British Embassy in Washington DC

Katelyn Roedner Sutter

Manager, U.S. Climate, EDF

Daniel Sanchez

Assistant Specialist, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley

Lambert Schneider

Research Coordinator for International Climate Policy, Öko-Institut

Eric Seilo

Senior Manager of Strategy & Program Development, eMobility, Southern California Edison

Zaib Shaikh

Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles

Joseph Shapiro

Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in Agricultural & Resource Economics and the Department of Economics

Derek Six

Chief Business Officer, Board Member, ClimeCo

Ed Smith

VP, Indigo Carbon

Mike Smith

Managing Partner, RenewWest

Eric Sprague

Vice President of Forest Restoration, American Forests

Katie Sullivan

Managing Director, IETA

Nancy Sutley

Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Naomi Swickard

Chief Program Officer, Verra

Kaarsten Turner

Vice President, Conservation & Stewardship, Pacific Forest Trust

Beth Valiaho

Beth Valiaho

Vice-President, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre

Nancy Young

Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America