2018 SPEAKERS


We are so pleased to welcome national and international leaders and innovators from investment, policy, business, nonprofits, sports and entertainment and academia to speak at the 2018 Sun Valley Forum.

Sam Arons

Director of Sustainability
Lyft, Inc.

Shane Atchison

Chief Marketing Officer
Domo

Rocky Barker

Author & Prize-Winning Journalist, Idaho Statesman

Rob Bernard

Chief Environmental Strategist
Microsoft

GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN

Governor of Kentucky

Amber Bieg

Systems Designer, Entrepreneur & Sustainability Consultant
Warm Springs Consulting

CHRISTOPHER BOONE

Dean of the School of Sustainability
Arizona State University

Mark Brand

Social Entrepreneur
Founder of A Better Life Foundation

AIMEE CHRISTENSEN

Founder, Sun Valley Institute
CEO, Christensen Global Strategies

MICHAEL COHEN

Co-Founder & President
Cypress Creek Renewables

DAVID CRANE

Senior Operating Executive
Pegasus Capital Advisors

BRIDGET CROKE

VP External Affairs
Closed Loop Partners

MATTHEW DILLON

Senior Director of Agricultural Policy & Programs
Clif Bar & Company

DAVID EICHBERG

Sustainability and Social Innovation Global Initiatives, HP

HILARY FRANZ

Commissioner of Public Lands
State of Washington

VICTOR E. FRIEDBERG

Co-Founder
Seed 2 Growth Ventures (S2G)
Founder & Chairman of FoodShot Global, Inc.
Executive Chairman, Lavva

Ivan Frishberg

Vice President
Sustainable Banking
Amalgamated Bank

Zoe Gamble Hanes

CEO
Pine Gate Renewables

Steve Glenn

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

Jeff Goodell

Contributing Editor
Rolling Stone

Sharon Grant

LEED, AP
Sustainability Consulting

Kavita Gupta

Founding Managing Partner
ConsenSys Ventures

ROBERT F. HEMPHILL

CEO and Founder
Sunshine Soldier

KRISTIN HULL

Founder & CEO
Nia Impact Capital

BRANDON HURLBUT

Co-Founder & Partner
Boundary Stone Partners

STEPHEN JONES

Director
The Bread Lab

BRODY LEVEN

Professional Adventure Skier

SAM LILLIE

Founder/CEO
Vinder

JESSICA LONG

Managing Director
Accenture

Renske Lynde

Co-Founder
Food System 6

Alex Mackay

Director
Business Development &
Investor Relations
Iroquois Valley Farms

Liz McCartney

Co-Founder & Executive Director
the St. Bernard Project

Gavin McClurg

Athlete
Podcast Host
Author
Patagonia Ambassador

Lauren McLean

Council President
Boise City Council

James McMahon

Co-Founder & CEO
The Climate Service

Ken Meter

President
Crossroads Resource Center

Katherine Neebe

Senior Director ESG Trust & Transparency
Global Responsibility
Walmart

Terry O’Connor, MD

Founder
The Adventure Activist

Mark Peters

Director
Idaho National Laboratory

Brooks B. Preston

Member
Sun Vally Institute
Advisory Board

Lila Preston

Partner
Generation Investment Management

JULIA PYPER

Senior Writer
Greentech Media

Ted Richane

Director of Engagement & Impact
Vulcan Productions

Geof Rochester

Managing Director
The Nature Conservancy

Zack Rosenburg

Co-Founder
SBP

VIVEK SARIN

Executive Officer
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Gregg Servheen

Wildlife Program Coordinator
Idaho Department of Fish and Game

JULIE SHAFER

Head of Purpose Investments
Bank of the West / BNP Paribas

Linda Sheehan

Senior Counsel
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF)

MICHAEL H. SHUMAN

Director of
Local Economy Programs
Telesis Corporation

Shane Skelton

Partner
S2C Pacific

ERIK SNYDER

Co-Founder
The Drawdown Fund

BRETT STEVENSON

Co-Founder
Hillside Grain

Eamonn Store

Founder & CEO
FairShare

K. Robert “Bobby” Turner

Recovering Capitalist & Enlightened Philanthropist
Chairman and CEO
Turner Impact Capital, LLC

PAUL WALSH

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

DR. BURTON J. WEBB

President
University of Pikeville

Jonathan Webb

Founder & CEO
AppHarvest

Harry Weekes

Head of School and Founder
The Sage School

KIMI WERNER

United States National Spearfishing Champion

KATHARINE WILKINSON

Senior Writer
Project Drawdown

Steve Wysmuller

Global Lead Meteorologist
IBM

Julie Wrigley

President and CEO
Wrigley Investments, LLC