September 6–8, 2017

Stephen Lacey leads Business and Policy Fishbowl

Stephen Lacey leads Business and Policy Fishbowl

Stephen Lacey, the Editor-in-Chief of Greentech Media, will lead a dynamic discussion between national business and policy leaders on the current progress of the climate economy, the opportunities ahead, and how to scale these efforts to achieve their optimal potential for the renewal of the American economy.

David Blittersdorf, AllEarth Renewables, Inc.

To describe David as passionate about renewable energy is a huge understatement. His enthusiasm for finding earth-friendly solutions established itself early: At age 14 he built his first wind turbine to light the small shack he used to boil sap into maple syrup. After he earned his driver's license, he vowed to help the U.S. transition from dependence on fossil fuels following the 1973 oil embargo. And a year after graduating from the University of Vermont, he founded NRG Systems—one of the nation's most successful wind-energy companies—in 1982. Not one to rest on his laurels, however he stepped down as CEO of NRG to found AllEarth Renewables 22 years later. 

Ted Brady, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development 

Governor Phil Scott appointed Ted Brady to be the Deputy Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) in January 2017.  ACCD works to grow Vermont’s economy, helps businesses create jobs, encourages the creation of affordable workforce housing, and supports vibrant and resilient communities.

Sue E. Coakley, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Since founding NEEP in 1996, Sue Coakley has served as Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors. She provides strategic direction for NEEP's development, management and operations, and manages relationships with NEEP's broad base of funders. In her role, she leads NEEP’s efforts to transform markets to provide high-efficiency solutions on a regional scale.

Marguerite Dibble, GameTheory

President and CEO

Marguerite Dibble is the CEO of GameTheory, a company that uses game design toolkits and mindsets to tackle challenging real-world problems through app development and strategic consulting. GameTheory has worked to provide unique game-based solutions across healthcare, energy, and finance, creating products and techniques that exist in the sweet spot between logical and the creative. Marguerite founded her company before graduating Champlain College in 2012. She has spoken at TEDx events and provides keynotes on technology and game intersections nationally as she continues to grow her company in Burlington, VT.

Sessions: #FutureFormula Pitch Contest (Master of Ceremonies)