Sustainability Rating Operations Manager
Geoffrey has been working in the analyst team at EcoVadis for 7 years. He is part of the team which developed the internationally recognized EcoVadis methodology for supplier sustainability ratings.
In 2012, Geoffrey initiated the operations for EcoVadis in New York. Since then he has successfully been helping several clients in deploying their supplier sustainability assessment programs and now oversees the ratings operations across the company’s different locations.
President and CEO
New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council
Terrence Clark serves as the President and CEO of the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council. At The Council, Terrence provides operational oversight and carries out full management and operational responsibilities for The Council staff including personnel, administration, work delegation and performance evaluations. He also provide supervision and direction related to The Council program areas and activities in The Council’s market areas which are the State of New York and New Jersey up to the Trenton area.
Prior to this position, he served as the Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Business Development for the National Urban League, where he was responsible for the management of all of the small business and entrepreneurship programs. Terrence also served as the Senior Vice President, Knowledge Sharing for Opportunity Finance Network, where he was responsible for the management consulting, training and annual conference lines of business for community development financial institutions nationwide.
Over the course of his career, he has served in a variety of leadership positions for community and economic development organizations over the past twenty five years. He served as the Executive Director of the 47th Street Business Improvement District for nine years assisting the 2,600 business owners in New York’s Diamond District in improving economic conditions in the district and marketing its services to a wider client base. He also served as the Executive Director of the Manhattan Minority Business Development Center, Bronx Small Business Development Center and the Pace University Minority and Women Business Development Center, where he managed and provided management consulting and business training services to small, minority and women business owners.
Terrence began his career with the United States Small Business Administration, where he served as the Assistant District Director for Management Assistance managing and providing management consulting and training services to SBA clients in the downstate 14 counties of New York. He is a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Sustainable Supply Chain Program Manager and Senior Pollution Prevention Engineer
New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
Patricia Donohue a senior pollution prevention engineer and the manager of the sustainable supply chain program. She provides technical assistance to businesses including manufacturing process assessment, supply chain optimization, material and energy balances, and evaluation of environmentally preferable and cost-effective alternatives.
Prior to joining NYSP2I, Ms. Donohue worked at Xerox where she was responsible for global environmental project implementation and program oversight in energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction, sustainable supplier and vendor management, ISO 14001, and regulatory compliance for air, water, and hazardous waste. Trish is a recipient of the Xerox Performance Excellence Award and two Xerox Earth Awards in Resource Conservation and Source Reduction.
Ms. Donohue holds a BS in environmental management and a MS in environment, health and safety management both from RIT. Professional certifications include “Qualified Environmental Professional” from the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice, “Environmental Management System Lead Auditor” from ANSI-RAB, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Xerox.
Expertise: Sustainable Supply Chains; Environmental Management Systems; Alternative Material Assessments
Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability
Brian is Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at Citi, part of a team responsible for developing and executing in Citi’s corporate sustainability strategy and $100 Billion Environmental Finance initiative; developing sustainability initiatives and strategies in partnership with the businesses; tracking environmental issues and providing advice; engaging with SRI and NGO stakeholders; and helping to develop the reporting strategy for Citi’s overall sustainability performance.
Brian was formerly the Founder and Executive Director of the Seattle 2030 District, a public-private partnership of property owners, managers, design professionals, King County and The City of Seattle to create America’s first High-Performance Building District. Brian has a Masters Degree in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Skidmore College.
Illonka Javette Hines
Senior Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability
IlLonka (Javette) Hines Senior Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Citi is Senior Vice President, Supplier Diversity and Sustainability at Citi. Javette joined Citi Procurement Services in 2008. She manages and sets direction within Procurement for Citi’s Supplier Diversity and Sustainability initiative. Additionally, she ensures awareness of current legislation and trends and is spearheading Citi’s role in the groundbreaking Supplier Connection initiative, www. Supplier-connection.net. The dual role has been a win-win as it ensures supply chain and supplier alignment in Citi’s sourcing efforts and aligns with Operations and Technology’s 2015 sustainable supply chain goals. Most important, it has allowed for an additional educational platform for MWBEs and a way to further realize a level playing field and a greater understanding of contractual requirements regarding sustainable procurement/ethical sourcing.
Javette has over 18 years of experience in procurement, diversity, contracts and management. Prior to joining Citi, Javette worked at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) where her responsibilities included recruitment of supply chain talent, management of US and global sourcing. Javette holds a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education from Clark Atlanta University, and a Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest University School of Law. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Minority Supplier Development Corporation and serves as Secretary; a past secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council.
SVP of Global Sales and Operations
Sean Hobday was named senior vice president in January 2012 to lead the company’s global expansion efforts and develop new business opportunities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, India and Canada. Hobday has held multiple leadership positions at Zones, including director of client development, vice president of enterprise sales and president of Zones Corporate Solutions.
Prior to his time at Zones, Hobday served as managing director of Blue Ice Leisure in Sydney, Australia, an Austral-Asian division of First Team Sports.
Business Development and Supplier Diversity Specialist
Daniel LeBeau is the Business Development and Supplier Diversity Specialist at Ongweoweh Corp, a Native American owned Pallet Management Company. As a Business Development Specialist, Daniel is responsible for marketing, strategic planning, and corporate business plans. As the Supplier Diversity Specialist, he is responsible for enhancing Ongweoweh’s relationships with strategic Diversity and Inclusion partners at the local, state, and national levels.
Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SUNY Oswego, and is currently working on a master’s degree.
Associate Professor, Director, Public Private Community Partnerships, Department of Supply Chain Management
Rutgers Business School
His research includes the integration of sustainable development criteria into global Supply Chain Management systems, processes and operations. Dr. Lyons developed the Supply Chain Environmental Archeology research program/lab, which involves the archeological study of climate change and environmental impacts via the supply chain, big data analytics, risk assessment, decision analysis as well as product end-of-life and new product innovation research.
He conducts research with Rutgers EcoComplex, the Rutgers Energy Institute and the Rutgers Thomas A Edison Research Papers. He is the principal investigator for the Newark (NJ) Industrial Solution Center research project and the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellows program. Dr. Lyons is an Air Force veteran and spent most of his career in procurement and was the Chief Procurement Officer at Rutgers University until 2011.
NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Beth is Special Assistant for Pollution Prevention and Green Procurement with the executive staff of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. She is the Commissioner’s designee to co-chair the Interagency Committee that oversees the State’s agency sustainability and green procurement program. In that capacity, she works closely with staff from the NYS Office of General Services to develop specifications for green products and make sure that a robust selection of green products are offered on state contract.
Beth holds an M.S. in Natural Resource Policy from Cornell University and has worked for state government, first with the New York State Assembly and now with DEC, on pollution prevention and chemicals policy issues for more than twenty years.
Area Director Customer Service and Logistics (East)
Dom has an extensive background in supply chain operations. Dom has held a variety of leadership roles over his career. His experiences include: Plant Management, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Director of Operations Productivity Improvement, and his current role of Area Director Customer Service and Logistics (East)
Dom is a graduate of Fordham University
Chief Procurement Officer
Source-to-Pay Global Process Owner
Enterprise Infrastructure - Enterprise Supply Chain (ESC)
John Sack joined Citigroup in August, 2010 and is presently the Chief Procurement Officer and Source-to-Pay Global Process Owner within Citi’s Enterprise Supply Chain Organization. In this capacity, Mr. Sack leads an organization responsible for developing and executing Citigroup’s source-to-pay strategies and processes globally across all non-compensation categories of spend in support of all Citi Businesses and geographies worldwide.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Sack led the global technology sourcing and procurement organizations for AIG (2007 – 2010) and JPMorganChase (2002 – 2007).
Previously, Mr. Sack was a founding member of a sourcing advisory firm based in Philadelphia, PA engaged in sourcing consulting services and B2B e-commerce strategies for small to mid-size enterprises.
Prior to assuming various leadership roles in sourcing and procurement, Mr. Sack held a variety of senior finance, operations and business development roles in the retail and financial services industry.
Mr. Sack earned a BS degree in Business Administration/Finance from SUNY Binghamton in 1988.
Senior Manager Procurement Corporate Responsibility, Strategic Sourcing Group
TD Bank Group
Having worked at TD Bank Group for more than forty years in a variety of roles, Marcia brings her personal perspective on diversity and inclusion to her position as Senior Manager, Procurement Corporate Responsibility.
Marcia launched and now oversees TD’s Responsible Procurement Program which involves the assessment of TD’s Suppliers on their Human Rights, Ethical and Environmental policies and practices.
Marcia also launched and now oversees TD’s North American Supplier Diversity Program. She is dedicated to demonstrating TD’s commitment to building an inclusive barrier free environment for customers, employees, suppliers and the communities where they live and work while contributing to the overall Supplier Diversity landscape on a global basis.
Anahita Williamson, Ph.D.
EPA Division Director, Environmental Science and Assessment
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
Dr. Williamson has a strong background and extensive experience in the field of chemical and environmental engineering, including manufacturing process modification for improved material recovery and reuse, sustainability & green engineering. Prior to joining the EPA as the Director of the Division of Environmental Science & Assessment, Dr. Williamson served as the Director of the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In this role, Dr. Williamson worked with industries, communities and academia on implementing a variety of solutions that focused on reducing both environmental & economic footprint. Dr. Williamson also has extensive experience in utilizing life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology for evaluating the environmental performance of a process/product from cradle-to-grave and has performed multiple LCAs throughout her career.
Dr. Williamson is a Lean Six Sigma certified Greenbelt. She understands the importance of applying lean thinking when implementing environmental solutions. Dr. Williamson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental engineering, all from Clarkson University.
Chief, Social Sustainability
UN Global Compact
Ursula Wynhoven is the Chief, Social Sustainability, Governance & Legal for the UN Global Compact, the UN’s corporate sustainability initiative. She is a member of the office’s Executive Committee. The area that Ursula leads includes all the UN Global Compact’s social sustainability and governance platforms and workstreams, including on human rights and decent work, gender equality, poverty and inequality, peace, anti-corruption and the rule of law. Ursula also leads legal affairs. Ursula began working with the UN Global Compact in 2002 and as one of the earliest staff members has played an active role in helping to grow the initiative to more than 13,000 signatories in more than 170 countries with a full roster of workstreams advancing virtually all aspects of corporate sustainability.
Ursula led the development with UN agency and other partners of many initiatives, including on human rights and labour, women’s empowerment (Women’s Empowerment Principles), business and children (Children’s Rights and Business Principles), indigenous peoples’ rights, and on business and the rule of law (Business for the Rule of Law). Prior to joining the UN, Ursula worked in law firms and government human rights agencies in Australia and the US and worked for the OECD in Paris on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD’s corporate responsibility initiative. Ursula has Masters of Law degrees from Columbia Law School, where she was a Human Rights Fellow, and Monash Law School in Australia. She also has Bachelors degrees in Law, Economics and Letters. She is admitted to practice law in jurisdictions in Australia, the US (California) and the UK. Since 2007, Ursula has been an Adjunct Professor in Corporate Sustainability, Business and Human Rights at Fordham Law School and previously taught at the Reykjavik University School of Law. Ursula is a Trustee of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and a Girl Scout troop leader.
Monaqui Porter Young
CEO and founder
MPGlobal Connect Inc
Monaqui Porter Young is the CEO and founder of MPGlobal Connect Inc. The company developed and distributes organically-grown SRINA® products.
A lifestyle company, MPGlobal Connect Inc. educates the consumer about the medicinal value of its products, the eco-friendly farming benefits, and shares its stories of achievements in sustainable economic development throughout North America and abroad.
Ms. Porter Young received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Wright State University. She is a board certified holistic health practitioner by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and she has a certification in integrative nutrition from the Teachers College of Columbia University. Ms. Porter Young is the Vice Chair and UN representative for the Worldview International Foundation, an NGO that promotes sustainable development projects in North America, Southeast Asia and West Africa.
Monaqui has conducted workshops and given guest lectures and keynote speeches at universities, small business associations and organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally on various sustainable development topics and wellness.