SPEAKERS


Sun Valley Forum speakers are innovators from investment, policy, communications, business, nonprofits, and academia, and include local and global leaders.

At this time, we are pleased to announce confirmation of the following speakers:

Rocky Barker

Author & Prize-Winning Journalist, Idaho Statesman

Rob Bernard

Chief Environmental Strategist
Microsoft

Matthew Bishop

Senior Editor
The Economist Group

KATE BRAY

Energy Program Manager
Sun Valley Institute

MIKE BRUNE

Executive Director
Sierra Club

ALISON CARLSON

Founder & Chair
Forsythia Foundation

AIMEE CHRISTENSEN

Founder, Sun Valley Institute
CEO, Christensen Global Strategies

MICHAEL COHEN

Co-Founder & President
Cypress Creek Renewables

SHELLEY COHEN

CEO & Co-Founder
Alpha Solar Group

Gary Dirks

Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Director, LightWorks

DARYN DODSON

Managing Director
Illumen Capital

SARAH DOLL

National Director
Safer States

Lexi duPont

Adventure Athlete & Environmentalist

NICHOLAS MOORE EISENBERGER

Managing Partner
Pure Energy Partners

Leif Elgethun

CEO
Retrolux

DANIEL ELLIOTT

CEO
Enerblu

TONY TEKARONIAKE EVANS

Reporter and Columnist
Idaho Mountain Express

HILARY S. FRANZ

Commissioner of Public Lands
State of Washington

S. David Freeman

Engineer, Attorney,
& Author

Mark George

Founder & President
Accord Capital Management

Steve Glenn

Founder & Managing Director, Living Homes
Founder & CEO, Plant Prefab

Wendi Goldsmith

Co-Founder and Director
Center for Urban
Watershed Resilience

Jeff Goodell

Contributing Editor
Rolling Stone

MEADE HARRIS

Founder & CEO
The Hawthorn Club

MICHAEL HEALY

Director of Origination
8minutenergy Renewables

ADRIAN HOROTAN

General Partner
SaferMade

PETER HORTON

Writer, Director & Actor
Pico Creek Productions

KRISTIN HULL

Founder & CEO
Nia Impact Advisors

SUMER JOHAL

Founder
Agralogics

SYDNEY McNiff Johnson

Senior Advisor
Dentons Global Energy Practice

PAULETTE JORDAN

Idaho House Representative & Former Member, Coeur D’Alene Tribal Council

GREG KANDANKULAM

Sustainable Energy Strategist
NRG Energy

Jay Koh

Founder
Lightsmith Group

MICHELLE LAPINSKI

Vice President
The Earth Genome

DR. PHILIP LANDRIGAN, MD, MSc, FAAP, DIH

Dean for Global Health
Mt. Sinai

Dr. Renee Lertzman

Psychologist

Liz McCartney

Co-Founder & Executive Director, SBP

JAMES MCMAHON

Founding CEO
The Collider

LANGELY MCNEAL

Director of Community
Summit Series

EILEEN MOCKUS

CEO
Coyuchi

JAKE MOE

Founder
Powder Magazine

Werner Morawitz

Advisory Board
Sun Valley Institute

Nancy Pfund

Founder & Man­ag­ing Part­ner
DBL Part­ners

DR. PHIL POLAKOFF, MD, MPH, MEnvSc.

Consulting Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
CEO, A Healthier Me

Sam Polk

Co-Founder & CEO, Everytable and Founder & Executive Director, Groceryships

Raúl Pomares

Founder
Sonen Capital

Lila Preston

Partner
Generation Investment Management

Suzanne Price

Founder & CEO
Sprout San Francisco

HOWARD PYLE

Senior Vice President of Customer Experience & Design
MetLife

Cass Redstone

Co-Founder
Gender Smart

Rui Resendes

President & CEO
FireRein Inc.

Geof Rochester

Managing Director
The Nature Conservancy

Zack Rosenburg

Co-Founder
SBP

REBECCA RUSCH

Athlete, Author,
Adventurer

Sara Sanford

Co-Founder
Gender Smart

LAUREL SAYER

President & CEO
Midas Gold Idaho, Inc.

Astrid J. Scholz Ph.D.

Chief Everything Officer
Sphaera

LOUIE SCHWARTZBERG

Award-Winning Cinematographer
Director & Producer

Joel Serface

CEO & Co-Founder
Catalyze Inc.

JULIE SHAFER

Head of Purpose Investments
Bank of the West / BNP Paribas

P.J. SIMMONS

Chairman & Co-Founder
Corporate Eco Forum

Russel Sparkman

CEO, Content Strategy
FusionSpark Media

BILL STODDART

Founder
HomeStake Venture Partners

Eamonn Store

Founder & CEO
FairShare

ROBERT SWAN (OBE)

Polar Traveler
Foundation 2041

RAINA THIELE

Founder & Principal Consultant, Thiele Strategies LLC

PAUL WALSH

Director, Weather Strategy,
IBM Global Business Services/
The Weather Company

Jonathan Webb

Founder & CEO
AppHarvest

FREYA WILLIAMS

CEO, North America,
Futerra
Author, Green Giants

Tim Willink

Director of Tribal Programs
GRID Alternatives

JENNIFER WORRALL

CEO
Iteros

Julie Ann Wrigley

President/CEO
Wrigley Investments, LLC

Steve Wysmuller

Global Weather Leader
IBM/The Weather Co.