Join us for the summit kickoff and celebration, featuring a musical performance by soulful songstress Kat Wright and the best of Vermont's local food trucks.
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.
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Tammy Agard is the co-founder and CEO of EEtility, a “B” (Benefit) Corporation and Energy Efficiency Program Operator located in Little Rock, Arkansas that specializes in operating on bill Energy Efficiency programs for the Rural Electric Cooperative sector.
Todd Barker is a Senior Partner at Meridian Institute; he joined Meridian in 1999. Mr. Barker has more than 20 years of experience facilitating policy dialogues, negotiations, and strategy development processes.
Jay is an executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the professional world, with a full spectrum of technology knowledge and leadership expertise in areas of power, systems integration, telecom, data centers, software, networking and project management.
Tedd, founder of Bensonwood (1973) and Unity Homes (2012), has devoted his life to developing a better way to build. A key figure in the revival of timber framing in America, Tedd was one of the founders of the Timber Framers Guild of North America (1984) and authored four books on the subject.
As CEO, Jeff oversees day-to-day business operations and administrative areas, and is also responsible for Native Energy’s project origination and development, asset management, and supply partnerships
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.
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.
Jessica Brown is Associate Director at CPI and supports CPI’s work on global climate finance. Jessica previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the State Department where she led all international climate finance negotiations on behalf of the United States government.
Aaron Carpenter is the CEO of TideSmart West and a former VP of Global Marketing at Levi's and The North Face. He has been a long-time champion of eco-friendly marketing efforts and cause-marketing programs. TideSmart Global (Maine-based) is currently working on a unique national mobile sustainable living tour.
Jean Carroon is a principal at Goody Clancy, a Boston-based design firm committed to building social, economic and environmental value through a practice embracing architecture, planning and preservation.
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.
Paul Costello has served as the Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development since 2000. VCRD runs an annual Rural Summit, and conducts “Community Visits” that help rural communities build priorities, set action plans, and build connections to resources.
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.