TCF Center
TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, United States

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Sat Oct 24 EDT - Mon Oct 26 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location TCF Center
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
Region Americas

At NI19, you will:

Connect to changemakers, innovators, sustainability leaders, activists, influencers, students and companies.
Be inspired to tackle today's biggest challenges.
Learn how to make an impact from where you are.


2020 Speakers

Doug Adolph
Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising

David Alade
Founding Partner, Century Partners

Lama Alzuhd
Coatings Chemist, Resinate Materials Group

Laura Asiala
Senior Fellow, PYXERA Global

Jaime Barclay
Director, Corporate Responsibility, Symantec Corporation

Petersen Barnaby
Commercial Advisor - Nature Based Solutions, Shell Canada

Nia Batts
Co-Founder & CEO at Detroit Blows, Detroit Blows

Canisha Bell
Mindfulness Coordinator, Community Engagement & Outreach Lead, Crim Fitness Foundation

Rita Benn
Executive Director, Founding Board Member, Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education (MC4ME)

Jesse Breidinger
Community & Stakeholder Relations, The Coca-Cola Company

Alexandra Britton
Manager, Thought Leadership, Palladium

Rahul Brown
Founder, Eaternum

Winona Bynum
Executive Director, Detroit Food Policy Council

Kyle Cahill
Director, Sustainability, John Hancock/Manulife

Shania Carroll
Assistant, Diversity & Inclusion + Career Outreach, Penguin Random House

Sam Charner
Associate Director, Net Impact

Cedrik Chavez
General Studies, Texas State University

Dave Chen
Chairman, Equilibrium

Laura Clise
Founder, Intentionalist

Gillian Cobb
Student & Co-President of Net Impact Undergrad Chapter, University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Asandi Conner
Director, Detroit Revitalization Fellows

Jenifer Daniels
Founder, Detroit Human Capital

John Davies
VP & Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group

Eric Decker
Law Clerk, Cannabis Counsel Law Firm

Shawn Dove
Chief Executive Officer, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Romy Drucker
Deputy Director, K-12 Education, Walton Family Foundation

Annika Dubrall
Director of Strategic Initiatives, PVH

Christal Earle
Founder, CEO, Brave Soles

O'Neil Edwards
Alumni, Project Basta

Paul Ellis
Sustainable Finance Consultant / Host, The Sustainable Finance Podcast, Paul Ellis Consulting

Cammie Erickson
Head of Employee Engagement, LinkedIn for Good, LinkedIn

Suzanne Fallender
Director, Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation

Lisa Feria
CEO, Stray Dog Capital

Warren Flood
Corporate Affairs, Detroit, Microsoft Corporation

Alexander Forstner
2021 MBA Candidate, Rotman School of Management

Alex Fraser
AVP - Pivet, Cox Automotive

Richard Garcia
Global Manager - Convenience Retailing Direct Operations, Shell

Sonali George
Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Yusuf George
Director of External Engagement, JUST Capital

Devin Giles
Sustainability Project Leader, International Paper Company

Seth Goldman
Co-founder of Honest Tea & TeaEO Emeritus, Executive Chair of Beyond Meat

Simone Gourguechon
Manager, Global Sustainability, McDonald's

Laura Grannemann
Vice President of Strategic Investments, Quicken Loans

Stephanie Gripne
Founder and CEO, Impact Finance Center

Stuart Hart
Professor and Program Director, the Sustainable Innovation MBA Program, University of Vermont - School of Business Administration

Neil Hawkins
President, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

Davida Heller
Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Citigroup Inc.

Lily Herman
Founder, Get Her Elected

Mark Higbie
Instigator, Ford Motor Company

Daniel Hill
Manager, EDF Climate Corps, EDF Climate Corps

John Hogan
VP Community Relations, Excite Credit Union

Meika Hollander
Co-Founder & Marketing Director, Sustain Condoms

Jeffrey Hollender
Co-Founder, Board Chair & CEO, American Sustainable Business Council

Aimee Hood
Regulatory and Scientific Engagement Lead, Bayer

Shannon Houde
Career, Executive and Impact Coach, Walk of Life Coaching

Chiquita Jackson
Detroit Fellow, IGNITE

Chris Jackson
Government & Legislative Affairs/ Social Equity Lead, Sticky Ypsi

Jess Jackson
COO, Loud.Social

Dy-Min Johnson
Co-Founder & Director, Not Sorry Apparel

Desire Johnson-Forte
Grantee Liaison- The Pollination Project, Founder of BIZ Stoop & Damn Good Teas

Donald Jones
Associate Director, New Economy Initiative

Cecily Joseph
Vice President Corporate Responsibility - Retired, Symantec

Danielle Kayembe
CEO & Founder, GreyFire Impact

Iffa Kazi Davis
Associate Director, Henry Ford Learning Institute

Fred Keller
Founder and Chair, Cascade Engineering

Anand Kesavan
CEO, Equitable Facilities Fund

Jenny Kim
Deputy General Counsel, Political Law and Public Policy, Koch Industries

Antoinette Klatzky
President, Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute

Josh Knauer
Founder & General Partner, JumpScale

Lisa Kreinberg
Director of External Relations, Henry Ford Learning Institute

Debbie Krupitzer
North America Innovation Lead, SAP

Tobias Leenaert
Co-founder, ProVeg

Monica Lewis-Patrick
Co-Founder and President, We the People of Detroit

Pierre Liagre
Offshore Wind Floating Researcher, Shell

Connie K. Lim
Singer-Songwriter, MILCK

Alexandra Lorusso

Lindsay Lorusso

Meghan Lowery
Director, The Greenbaum Foundation

Peter Lupoff
CEO, Net Impact

Jennifer Maiorana
Student & Co-President of Net Impact Undergrad Chapter, University of Michigan

Megan Maltenfort
Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Campbell Soup Company

Christina Mathis
Vice President, CCS Fundraising

Jessica McCall
Vice President, Marketing and External Affairs, Goodwill Detroit

Jenny McColloch
Senior Director, Global Sustainability, McDonald's Corporation

Lauren McDanell
National Director of Programs, SEED SPOT

Ceasar McDowell
Professor of the Practice of Civic Design, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Rose McKinney-James
Managing Principal, McKinney-James & Associates

Dorri McWhorter
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Chicago

Jordan Medina
Social Impact Partnerships Manager, LinkedIn

Nipun Mehta

Ayesha Miah

Dawn Moncrief
Founder and President, A Well-Fed-World

jessica Care moore
Interdisciplinary Poet, Live Arts Producer, Black WOMEN Rock!

Michelle Moore
CEO, Groundswell

Rishi Moudgil
Founding Executive Director, GreenLight Fund Detroit

Sandra Navalli
Faculty Advisor Net Impact Chapter, Social Enterprise Club, Adjunct faculty and Managing Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia University

Derek Noah
Senior Account Manager, Brand Partnerships, TerraCycle

Florence Noel
Founder & CEO, Dear Black Women

Jessica Norwood
Founder, The Runway Project

Alissa Novoselick
Living Arts

Lisa Nuskowski
Founder and Executive Director, MoGo

Alison O'Shaughnessy
Corporate Social Responsibility Marketing Manager, Driscoll's

Jill Ozarski
Program Officer, Colorado River Program at Walton Family Foundation

Mandeep Patel
CEO of ElecTrip, The University of Texas at Austin

Amy Peterson
Co-Founder & CEO, Rebel Nell

Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability, Babson College

Nancy Philippart
General Partner, Co-founder, Belle Michigan

Ethan Powell
Founder, Impact Shares

Nico Probst
Director of Government Relations, Lime

Lavannya Pulluveetil Barrera
Access & Equity Program Manager, Vote Solar

Iqbal Quadir
Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Founder of Grameenphone

Kate Rebernak
Founder/ CEO, FrameworkESG

Marlo Rencher
Director, Technology-Based Programs, Tech Town Detroit

Angela Reyes
Founder and Executive Director, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

Eric Reynolds
Co-founder, Marmot, CEO & Chairman, Inyenyeri

Andrea Riehl
Senior Manager, Social Impact: Best Buy Signature Programs, Best Buy Company Inc.

Marissa Rosen
Founder, Climate Social

Cathy Rowan
Director, Socially Responsible Investments, Trinity Health

Ayushi Roy
Co-founder, The Move, MIT

Anthony Sabatella
President, THC123

Tearsa Saffell
Food Systems Priority Lead, Arizona Sustainability Alliance/Arizona State University

Sheila Sarem
Founder, projectBASTA

Anqunette Sarfoh
Founder, Weed The People

Jamie Saxe
Senior Director, Xylem Watermark & Corporate Social Investment, Xylem Inc.

Meryl Schaffer
Student & VP of Membership and Finance for Net Impact Undergrad Chapter, University of Michigan

Veronika Scott
Founder & CEO, The Empowerment Plan

Jeff Senne
Responsible Business Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Megan Shea
Director of Programs, Net Impact

Jennifer Silberman
Founder & President, Creative Disruption

Mohan Sivaloganathan
CEO, Hip-Hop Artist, and Social Activist, Students for Education Reform

Caitlin Smallfield
Program Associate, Newman's Own Foundation

Sara Soderstrom
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan - Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

Katrease Stafford
Detroit enterprise & investigative reporter, Detroit Free Press

David Stangis
Former VP Corporate Responsibility & Chief Sustainability Officer, Campbell Soup Company, Chair, Net Impact Board of Directors

Dakota Stormer
Carbon Opportunities Analyst, Shell

Randall Strickland
Director, Cornerstone Capital Group

Precious J. Stroud
Founder, BlackFemaleProject

Krista Suh
Craftivist & Creator, The Pussyhat Project

Myra Sung
Director, Strategic Programs & Initiatives, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Joe Tate
State Representative, Michigan’s 2nd House District

Kentaro Toyama
W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information, University of Michigan's School of Information

Gigi Traore
Councilperson, Village of Newburgh Heights Ohio

Brian Trelstad
Partner, Bridges Fund Management

Adonis Trujillo
Business Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Jens Tuidor
Chief of Staff, Special Advisor to the CEO, ProVeg

Lucas Turner-Owens
Fund Manager, Boston Ujima Project

Marijo Upshaw
Lecturer, Wayne State University

Kirsten Ussery
Co-owner & General Manager, Detroit Vegan Soul

Adam Warrington
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility | Better World, Anheuser-Busch

Shannon Watts
Founder, Moms Demand Action

Michael Webermann
US Director, ProVeg International

Bill Weihl
Consultant, Weihl Consulting

Keith E. Whitfield
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wayne State University

Ashley M. Williams
Founder and CEO, RIZZARR

Marlin G. Williams
Assistant Vice President for Economic Development, Wayne State University, Chief Program Officer, Tech Town Detroit

Kathrin Winkler
Sustainability Consultant

Fiona Woody
Sustainability Excellence Manager, Bayer Crop Science

Taylor Zhao
Chief Marketing Officer, Electrip

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• Walton Family

• 3M
• Bayer
• Shell

• Beyond Meat
• Campbells
• ERB Institute
• Ford
• Green Mountain
• The Kresge Foundation
• LinkedIn
• Microsoft
• Target
• Wells-Fargo

• Best Buy
• Centrico Digital
• The Coca-Cola Company
• Cox Enterprises
• Driscoll's
• Intel
• International Paper Company
• McDonald's
• Pearson
• ProVeg
• Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
• Symantec
• Walmart

• 3BL Media

• Brown-Forman
• Comerica Bank
• CCS Fundraising
• New Economy Initiative
• THEO Chocolate

• Brad Sparks
• Brown-Forman
• Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
• Ellen Weinreb
• Erb Institute - University of Michigan
• Ford Motor Company
• Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
• Genevieve Giles & John Duffy
• Greenlight Fund
• Koch Industries
• LinkedIn
• Mark Albion
• Samantha Levine
• Steelcase
• Target