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Geoffrey Carbonnel


Sustainability Rating Operations Manager
EcoVadis

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.

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Terrence Clark


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.

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Trish Donohue


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.

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Brian Geller


Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability
Citi

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.

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Illonka Javette Hines


Senior Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability
Citi

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.

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Sean Hobday


SVP of Global Sales and Operations
Zones

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. 

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Daniel LeBeau


Business Development and Supplier Diversity Specialist
Ongweoweh Corp

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. 

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Kevin Lyons


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.

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Beth Meer


Special Assistant
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.  

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Dom Passerelle


Area Director Customer Service and Logistics (East)
Mondelez International

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)

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John Sack


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.

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Marcia Seymour


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. 

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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.

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Ursula Wynhoven


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.

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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.

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