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“Mitigating CLIMATE CHANGE will help your business thrive! “
Terry Tamminen, President 7th Generation Advisors
Former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary
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Terry provides advice through 7th Generation Advisors to Pegasus Capital Advisors, the Green Climate Fund and numerous global businesses on sustainability and “green” investing. Terry has developed expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, where Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative.
In 2010 Terry cofounded the R20 Regions of Climate Action, a new public-private partnership, bringing together sub-national governments; businesses; financial markets; NGOs; and academia to implement measurable, large-scale, low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects that can simultaneously solve the climate crisis and build a sustainable global economy. An accomplished author, Terry’s books include “Cracking the Carbon Code: The Keys to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy” (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2011, Terry was one of six finalists for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and The Guardian ranked Terry No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”
Resilient Realism Series
Robert E. Braun
Co-Chair of the JMBM Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, Bob counsels clients on privacy and security, information technology, software development and licensing, and electronic commerce transactions. Bob represents clients in corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financing, franchising, licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, with an emphasis on hospitality and on new and emerging technologies.
Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Transportation, METRANS Transportation Center
His teaching and research focus on logistics, supply chain management, and goods movement policy. Dr. O’Brien has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Development and a Ph.D. in Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California. He is both an Eno and Eisenhower Transportation Fellow and a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Intermodal Freight Transport Committee and Urban Freight Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the National Visiting Committee of the National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education for the National Science Foundation and the Chair of the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium.
Specializing with women leaders, Randi Braun is an executive coach, consultant, speaker, and the Founder of Something Major. She has coached leaders across the Fortune 500, financial services and real estate investment firms, law firms, start-ups, non-profits, and trade associations.
A thought leader who has been featured by Forbes, The Washington Post, and Parents Magazine, Randi speaks frequently on the topics of women’s professional development and leadership, business development, thriving in working parenthood, and building meaningful professional relationships.
Prior to founding Something Major, Randi was a fundraiser-turned-business- development executive. As a sales leader, Randi generated tens of millions of dollars for a diverse portfolio of organizations including non-profits, publicly traded and privately held companies, and tech start-ups.
Dr. Scott Valentine
Dr. Scott Valentine, a world-renowned authority on Circular Economy, Director and Senior Circular Economy Specialist from KPMG, will introduce the concept of the circular economy and provide a number of case examples to demonstrate how this new strategic perspective on economic development can help enhance sustainability, improve corporate profitability and, if done well, can restore a sense of community.
CEO Aqua Metrology Systems Limited
Rick is a graduate from the University of Cambridge, UK. He has held senior international executive positions with leading companies in the energy, consumer products, technology and consulting services sectors. He has also led and advised a number of European technology and education start-ups. In 2018, he was awarded a PhD in Education from the University of California Santa Barbara. He joined AMS in 2011 and has led its growth and development as a leading Environmental Technology company. Recently, Rick jointly patented an innovation in a water treatment technology that removes at a fraction of the cost of traditional technologies, arsenic, lead, chrome and many other toxic contaminants that threaten the environment and human health . He is fluent in French and Spanish and is currently based in Sunnyvale, California.
Ron E. Ainsworth
Principal, Boustead and Company
Ron has been involved in Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Financial Restructuring, and Business Valuations for over thirty-five years. Mr. Ainsworth’s career experience encompasses 400+ domestic and cross-border transactions totaling over $15 billion in value across an array of industries, including food services, healthcare, manufacturing, apparel, and technology. As the CEO of Trenwith Securities, Inc., Ron partnered with BDO, the world’s fifth largest accounting firm and grew Trenwith’s footprint to over 135 offices across 110 countries. In 2008, Ron sold his interest in Trenwith Securities, Inc. and pursued a variety of personal investment projects. Ron currently resides as a Principal of Boustead & Company Limited. Boustead & Company Limited focuses on providing mergers & acquisitions and capital markets advisory to the middle market.
Managing Partner, Mohr Partners
Chris Maese, managing partner for Mohr Partners, Inc. in Los Angeles, has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience with an extensive background in national, multi-site corporate tenant advisory and investment real estate sales and leasing.
Chris is keenly focused on helping clients gain the perspective needed to make the right decisions to solve their commercial real estate needs.
Prior to joining Mohr Partners, Chris was a vice president at the Zacuto Group. Before his time with Zacuto, Chris was vice president of real estate services for Johnson Controls. Chris was also responsible for implementing strategic consulting, account, portfolio and transaction management, and local brokerage services.
Robert D. Amoruso,
CEO and Managing Partner
Robert Amoruso is the Founder and CEO of Gideon Strategic Partners, a boutique investment advisory firm based in Santa Monica. Robert provides high net worth clients with proprietary access to both registered and non-registered investments, with a unique focus on tax-efficient alternatives. Robert founded Gideon Strategic Partners in 2012, while at AXA in New York City. His vision has always been to reenergize the wealth management industry and to provide customized financial planning and impeccable client service by leveraging financial technology. In 2016, Gideon SP became an independent firm and joined M Financial Group’s global network of Member Firms. Robert won several awards for production and management including Circle of Excellence, Summit, Hallmark I, and the Management and Development Award, and he was inducted into the Sterling Group and Elite Producer Group.
President 7th Generation Advisers
Terry provides advice through 7th Generation Advisors to Pegasus Capital Advisors, the Green Climate Fund and numerous global businesses on sustainability and “green” investing. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, where Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative.
An accomplished author, Terry’s books include “Cracking the Carbon Code: The Keys to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy” (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2011, Terry was one of six finalists for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and The Guardian ranked Terry No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”