Ms. Cater is Founding Principal and President of Cater Communications, a bipartisan strategic engagement firm, working across the aisle and across the country on critical global issues. Cater is a recognized expert on climate and clean energy issues, and speaks regularly on the national stage, including the 2013 TED conference, where she spoke about Bridging the Partisan Divide over Climate. Her firm works across political, economic, demographic and cultural lines to engage new constituencies, develop collaborations, reframe the national narrative and achieve results.
Ms. Crouse is an award-winning veteran of stage and screen, continuing a family tradition in drama as the daughter of Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Russel Crouse and mother of actress Zosia Mamet. Crouse has garnered awards on- and off-Broadway. Crouse is perhaps best known for her films, including, among many others, House of Games, The Verdict, All the President’s Men, and Places in the Heart, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.
Mr. Femia is cofounder and president of the Center for Climate and Security and co-chair of the Climate and Security Advisory Group. He is a regular commentator on how militaries and intelligence communities address climate change risks. He has over a decade of experience at the intersection of climate change, national, and international security.
Jordan Lane Gilmore
Mr. Gilmore is a creative generalist, investor, and relationship manager focused on three E’s: environment, entrepreneurship, and entertainment. As president of Lane Group, a management and political consulting firm, Mr. Gilmore serves as a lobbyist to energy companies and on behalf of a range of international water issues. As a scientist and entrepreneur, he develops smart devices and consumer products, many of which are environmentally conscious.
Dr. Green is cofounder and chief technology officer of Phylagen, Inc. She is internationally recognized for her research in microbiome science and technology and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, in Forbes, and on NPR. Dr. Green has received numerous awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a TED Senior Fellowship. She received a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California Berkeley.
Rev. Mitch Hescox
Rev. Hescox is president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. He has testified before Congress and appeared on CNN, NPR, and PRI. Named one of the 10 Environmental Religious Saints by the Huffington Post, he led the 80-mile Gulf Coast Prayer Walk during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. He pastored a church for 18 years and, before becoming ordained, served the coal industry as director, fuel systems, for Allis Mineral Systems.
Ms. Kemper is the managing director of the Boston chapter of Golden Seeds. She is an active early-stage investor, mentor to entrepreneurs, and board member. Prior to working at Golden Seeds, Ms. Kemper spent years in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. She earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she was a Tuck Scholar.
Dr. Miller is founder and executive managing director of Clean Energy Venture Group. He brings over 20 years of technology startup management experience and over 18 years of seed-stage investing experience. He has been on the board of directors or advisory board of MyEnergy, Azima DLI, and Cambrian Innovation. Dr. Miller founded several companies, including Quantum Telecom Solutions. He received his BS and MS from MIT and completed his doctorate at MIT’s Lab for Energy and the Environment.
Mr. Mullins is a 9th generation Appalachian and was the 5th generation of his family to work in the underground coal mines of central Appalachia. He is a 2016 graduate of Berea College where he received his BA in communications with focuses in Appalachian studies and sustainability and environmental studies. Nick’s commentary has been featured in several publications including Yes! Magazine, Audubon Magazine, The Hill, The Washington Post, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and NPR’s The World.
Mr. Rosenzweig is an entrepreneur and innovator in the expert witness search and litigation finance industries. His first company, Round Table Group, was founded in 1993 and acquired in 2010 by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Rosenzweig is the founder and executive director of World Ventures Group, dedicated to resolving global conflicts via commerce and entrepreneurship. He holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Rubens has started and run over 10 small businesses and makes his living as an investor in commercial real estate and high-tech startups. Mr. Rubens served in the state senate and launched debate on passage of New Hampshire’s electricity deregulation law. He has chaired the NH GOP Platform Committee and ran in the Republican primaries for US Senate in 2014 and 2016. He attended Dartmouth College.
The Honorable Claudine Schneider was the first and only woman elected to the U.S. Congress from Rhode Island, where she introduced the Global Warming Prevention Act and secured the bipartisan support of 140 of her colleagues. She has worked with the Department of Energy on costs and benefits of utility-scale solar, the Environmental Protection Agency on helping Fortune 500 corporations reduce greenhouse gases, and led 30 of the world’s largest photovoltaic solar manufacturers to increase domestic market share as president of the Solar Alliance.
Ms. Slachta is an attorney, entrepreneur, and investor. Leveraging over a decade of experience in corporate law, Ms. Slachta focuses her work on investment and finance structures that generate both economic and social impact. She spent seven years with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, and Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, LLP, in the corporate transactional and fund formation groups. She served as vice president, counsel at Wellington Management Company, LLP.
Ms. Syman is a managing partner at New Profit, where she oversees field building, communications, and convening strategies, which accelerate social problem solving by bringing together social entrepreneurs with leaders in government, philanthropy, business, and the media. In 2013, she was named to a cohort of the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship, focusing on advanced leadership in public, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Mr. Steiner is a networker, transpartisan activist, and creative consultant. He helped organize Reuniting America and was a founding board member of Search for Common Ground and a cofounder of the National Commons. He is also a cofounder and board member of the Bridge Alliance, coleader of the Citizen Summit, and board member of the Mediators Foundation. With their two grown children, he and his wife, Margo King, are trustees of the Steiner King Foundation.
Mr. Yanofsky provides strategy consulting to CEOs. Current and recent board positions and advisory engagements include Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Snap Kitchen, Smart Lunches, Mobee, and Papa Gino’s/D’Angelo. His past roles include president, international of Dunkin’ Brands; CEO of Generation Mobile; president of Panera Bread; and vice president of Fidelity Ventures. He received his BA from Harvard College and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Strimling is the chairman and CEO of UltraCell Insulation. Mr. Strimling has launched multiple CleanTech ventures and led turnarounds, including taking SharpSpring to the NASDAQ. He cofounded and led policy efforts at the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and was a founding board member at the Alliance for Green Heat. Mr. Strimling combines 20 years of operating experience honed at firms like General Electric with advanced degrees in Operations & Engineering from MIT Sloan.