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2016 Climate Economy Summit Speakers

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Keynote Speaker: Danny Kennedy
Danny Kennedy, an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. Click here to find out more.

 

Other Speakers, Facilitators, Moderators, and Panelists:

  • William Belongia, Executive Director, Vermont Community Loan Fund
  • Kathy Beyer, Vice President for Development, Housing Vermont
  • Rosalea W. "Jo" Bradley, Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Sen. Christopher Bray, Vermont State Senator
  • Chris Brooks, Co-Founder and CEO of the Vermont Wood Pellet Company
  • Greg Brown, Chair, VCRD Board of Directors
  • Denisse Casey, Owner, Casey Inc.
  • Kyle Clark, Co-Founder and Head of Product, DesignBook
  • Patricia Coates, Vermont State Colleges
  • Hal Cohen, Secretary, Agency of Human Services
  • Chris Cole, Secretary, Agency of Transportation
  • Andrea Colnes, Executive Director, Energy Action Network
  • Paul Costello, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Carl Deithelm, Student, Green Mountain College
  • Morgan Easton, Student, Vermont Technical College
  • Peter Elwell, Town Manager, Brattleboro
  • John Erickson, Professor of Ecological Economics, UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Chad Farrell, President, Encore Renewable Energy
  • Joshua Faulkner, Farming and Climate Change Program Coordinator, UVM Extension's Center for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Gina Fiorile, Student, University of Vermont
  • Mark Foley, President, Foley Services
  • Joe Fusco, Vice President, Casella Waste Systems
  • Judy Geer, Director, Craftsbury Outdoor Center
  • Margaret Gish, Student, University of Vermont
  • Karen Glitman, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Lisa Gosselin, Vice President, Addison Press
  • Christine Hallquist, Vermont Electric Cooperative
  • Nate Hausman, Project Manager, Clean Energy Group
  • John Hollar, Mayor, Montpelier
  • Allison Hooper, Co-Founder/CEO, Vermont Creamery
  • Mary Hooper, Vermont House of Representatives
  • Kerrick Johnson, VT Transco, VELCO
  • Mark Johnson, VTDigger.org
  • Scott Johnstone, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vemront Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Chuck Karparis, Senior Vice President of Lending, Vermont State Employees Credit Union
  • Rep. Tony Klein, Vermont House of Representatives
  • Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets
  • Tom Lauzon, Mayor, Barre
  • U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, United States Senate
  • Lucy Leriche, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Chris Louras, Mayor, Rutland
  • Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • David Marvin, Founder, Butternut Mountain Farm
  • Michael Nobles, President & CEO, Union Mutual of Vermont
  • Beth Pearce, Vermont State Treasurer
  • Rep. Christopher Pearson, Vermont Senate
  • Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power
  • Chris Recchia, Commissioner, Department of Public Service
  • Patty Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Cooperative
  • Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture and Markets
  • Judge William Sessions, Chair of the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council
  • Arthur "Buzz" Schmidt, President, Retreat Farm, Ltd.
  • Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
  • Shap Smith, Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
  • Ross Sneyd, Director of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, National Life Group
  • Nathanial Vandal, Principal, Green Peak Solar
  • Sarah Waring, Executive Director, Center for an Agricultural Economy
  • U.S. Congressman Peter Welch, United States House of Representatives
  • Jenna Whitson, Community and Policy Manager, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Steve Zind, Vermont Public Radio