2019 Speakers

Please check back frequently for updates as we continue to confirm our 2019 speakers.

If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact Susie – forumspeaker@sunvalleyinstitute.org.


Mitch Anderson

Founder, Executive Director
Amazon Frontlines

Richardson Antoine

Haiti Country Manager
at Thread

Kathy Araújo

Director, Energy Policy Institute
Associate Professor, Boise State University

JOHN BAILEY

Founding Partner
Hawaiian Cloud Forrest Coffee

VIC BARRETT

Co-Plaintiff, Juliana v. The United States of America & Action Fellow, Alliance for Climate Education

FELICITY BARRINGER

Writer in Residence
Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West

JON BONANNO

CXO, New Energy Nexus
California Clean Energy Fund

 

JODI BOND

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Government & Industry Affairs
Chubb Limited

MARK BRAND

CEO – MB Inc. & A.B.L.F.
Exec Chef – American Refugee Committee
Prof. of Innovation – USC

ISAAC BROWN

Executive Director
Business Coalition for Conservation and Climate

JAY BRUNS

Senior Climate Policy Advisor Commissioner Mike Kreidler
Washington State Insurance Commission

 

TOM CHI

Founding Member
GoggleX

AIMEE CHRISTENSEN

Founder, Sun Valley Institute
CEO, Christensen Global Strategies

MARTIN CHUNGONG

Secretary General
Inter-Parliamentary Union

SHELLEY COHEN

Director of Solar Programs
DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)

 

CHRISTI COOPER

Director/Producer
YOUTH v GOV (a Barrelmaker Production’s Film)

ALEX CORNELL DU HOUX

Public Affairs Officer
US Navy Reserve

DANIEL DART

Founder & CEO
DEC Projects

Amy Davidsen

Executive Director
The Climate Group, North America

 

Julie Davitz

Head of Impact Solutions
BNP Paribas/Bank of the West

Noah Deich

Executive Director
Carbon180

COLIN le DUC

Founding Partner
Generation Investment Management

Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D.

Founder & Executive Director
Earthfire Institute:Wildlife Sanctuary and Retreat Center

 

AMANDA ELLIS

Executive Director
Hawaii & Asia-Pacific, ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

MEAGAN FALLONE

CEO and Founder
Barefoot College International

FRANCESCO FEMIA

Co-CEO
Council on Strategic Risks

DANIELA V. FERNANDEZ

Founder & CEO
Sustainable Ocean Alliance

 

BRYNN FOSTER

Founder
Voyaging Foods

Hilary Franz

Commissioner of Public Lands
State of Washington

KATE GEAGAN

Food & Nutrition Consulting| Media Communications
Author, Go Green, Get Lean | Columnist, Clean Eating Magazine

 

David Gelber

Co-Creator, Executive Producer 
YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY

 

ANAKE GOODALL

Chair
Hillary Institute of International Leadership

JEFF GOODELL

Contributing Editor
Rolling Stone

Sherri Goodman

Senior Advisor for International Security, Center for Climate and Security
Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate and Security

JONAH GOTTLIEB

Executive Youth Director
National Children’s Campaign

 

Michael Green

Chief Executive Officer
Center for Environmental Health

Dr. Stephanie Gripne

Founder and CEO, Impact Finance Center, CO Impact Days, and Impact Investing Institute

Dayna Gross

Senior Corporate Engagement Advisor
The Nature Conservancy

STEPHENNE HARDING

Senior Campaign Director, Campaign for Nature
National Geographic Society

 

PETER HORTON

Writer / Director
Producer / Actor

Kristen Hull

Founder & CEO
Nia Impact Capital

Brandon Hurlbut

Co-Founder & Partner
Boundary Stone Partners

ELLEN JACKOWSKI

Global Head of Sustainability Strategy & Innovation
HP

 

DIRK JAMESON

Retired Lt. General
U.S. Air Force

DON JERGLER

Western Region Editor
Insurance Journal

KELSEY CASCADIA ROSE JULIANA

Lead Plantiff, Juliana v.
The United States of America

HOLLY KAUFMAN

Founder
Environment & Enterprise Strategies

 

JENN KENNING

CEO & Co-Founder
Align

Ksenia Koban

Vice President, Municipal Strategist
Payden & Rygel

MIKE KREIDLER

Insurance Commissioner
State of Washington

DAN LASHOF

Director
World Resource Institute

 

BONNI LEI

AI for Earth Project Manager
Microsoft

Amy Lientz

Director, Stakeholder and Education Partnerships
Idaho National Labratory

Laura Liswood

Secretary General
Council of Women World Leaders

DAVID LIVINGSTON

Deputy Director for Climate & Advanced Energy
Atlantic Council

 

RENSKE LYNDE

General Partner 1st Course Capital
Co-Founder, Food System 6 Accelerator

JIM LYONS

Lecturer and Research Scholar
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

JAMIE MARGOLIN

Founder Co-Executive Director
Zero Hour, Youth Climate March

ADAM MARVEL

Managing Director
Imfoco

 

LIZ MCCARTNEY

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
SBP

CRISTINE MORGAN, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer
Soil Health Institute

JENNIFER MORRIS

President
Conservation International

EMILY S. NIEHAUS

Mayor, City of Moab
Founder, Community Rebuilds

 

TYLER NORRIS

Chief Executive
Well Being Trust

ROBYN O’BRIEN

Vice President
rePlant Capital

DARREN PARRY

Chairman
Northwest Shoshone Nation

JOHN PIOTTI

President
American Farmland Trust

 

MARK PRAIN

Founding Director
Hillary Institute of International Leadership

TIM PROFETA

Director
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University

LOUIE PSIHOYOS

Photographer & Filmmaker
“Racing Extinction”, “The Cove”

Julia Pyper

Contributing Editor Greentech Media & Host, Political Climate Podcast

 

Emma Riley

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Lonely Whale

Ted Robb

Co-Founder
New Barn Organics

Sarah Finnie Robinson

Founding Director
The 51 Percent Project

GEOF ROCHESTER

Founder
Geof Rochester Consulting

 

HENK ROGERS

Founder
Blue Planet Foundation

BRUNO SARDA

President
CDP North America

ASHLEY SCHULTEN

Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing
Global Fixed Income at BlackRock

AUSTIN SHELTON

Director
Center for Island Sustainability

 

SHANE SKELTON

Partner
S2C Pacific

KIRK SIEGLER

Correspondent
NPR’s National Desk

OLAF SLEIJPEN

Director of Insurance Supervision
De Nederlandsche Bank N.V. (DNB)

ERIK SNYDER

Co-Founder
The Drawdown Fund

 

NATHANIEL STINNETT

Founder & Executive Director
Environmental Voter Project

EAMONN STORE

Founder & CEO
FairShare

BENJAMIN VON WONG

Artist/Activist

TATJANA VUJIC

Director of Biogas Strategy
Duke University

 

MATTHEW WEATHERLEY-WHITE

Co-Founder, Managing Director
Caprock

DR. BURTON WEBB

President
University of Pikeville

CAITLIN WERRELL

Co-CEO
Council on Strategic Risks

JUSTIN WINTERS

Executive Director
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

STEVE WYSMULLER

Global Lead Meteorologist
IBM

Jin Yang

Culinary Director
Boise Co-op

ADMIRAL PAUL ZUKUNFT

U.S. Coast Guard