Meet our speakers

Hear from this stellar group of experts, regulators, chefs, managers and other food-industry pros on how to reduce waste, avoid fines and cut costs.

Bridget Anderson  Deputy Commissioner of Recycling and Sustainability  NYC Department of Sanitation

Bridget Anderson
Deputy Commissioner of Recycling and Sustainability
NYC Department of Sanitation

Dr. Nadereh Afsharmanesh  Vice President of Sustainability and Education  Earth Friendly Products

Dr. Nadereh Afsharmanesh
Vice President of Sustainability and Education
Earth Friendly Products

Stephanie Barger  Director of Market Transformation, Zero Waste Programs  U.S. Green Building Council

Stephanie Barger
Director of Market Transformation, Zero Waste Programs
U.S. Green Building Council

Dan Brownell  Commissioner and Chair  Business Integrity Commission

Dan Brownell
Commissioner and Chair
Business Integrity Commission

Mark Chambers  Director of Sustainability  NYC Mayor’s Office

Mark Chambers
Director of Sustainability
NYC Mayor’s Office

Keri Crayne, MPH, RD  Special Projects Director  NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene

Keri Crayne, MPH, RD
Special Projects Director
NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene

Mitchell Davis  Executive Vice President  James Beard Foundation  

Mitchell Davis
Executive Vice President
James Beard Foundation  

Charlotte Dreizen  Project Associate  GreenBlue

Charlotte Dreizen
Project Associate
GreenBlue

Nell Fry  Senior Manager Sustainability Field Support  Sodexo North America

Nell Fry
Senior Manager Sustainability Field Support
Sodexo North America

Eva Goulbourne  Director, Business & Multistakeholder Programs  ReFED

Eva Goulbourne
Director, Business & Multistakeholder Programs
ReFED

Nora Goldstein  Editor  BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
Editor
BioCycle

Ron Gonen  Co-Founder / CEO  Closed Loop Fund

Ron Gonen
Co-Founder / CEO
Closed Loop Fund

Melissa Hall  Pollution Prevention Engineer  NYSP2I

Melissa Hall
Pollution Prevention Engineer
NYSP2I

Mark Izeman  Director of the New York Program and Senior Attorney  NRDC

Mark Izeman
Director of the New York Program and Senior Attorney
NRDC

Adam Kaye  Vice President, Culinary Affairs  Blue Hill

Adam Kaye
Vice President, Culinary Affairs
Blue Hill

Ava Labuzetta  Pollution Prevention Engineer  NYSP2I

Ava Labuzetta
Pollution Prevention Engineer
NYSP2I

Robert Lee  Founder  Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Michael Lodispoto  Lieutenant  NYC Department of Sanitation

Michael Lodispoto
Lieutenant
NYC Department of Sanitation

David Mandell  Deputy General Counsel for Regulatory Enforcement  Business Integrity Commission

David Mandell
Deputy General Counsel for Regulatory Enforcement
Business Integrity Commission

Monica McBride  Senior Program Officer  WWF

Monica McBride
Senior Program Officer
WWF

Thomas McQuillan  Director of Food Service Sales and Sustainability  Baldor Specialty Foods

Thomas McQuillan
Director of Food Service Sales and Sustainability
Baldor Specialty Foods

Clare Miflin  Architect  Kiss + Cathcart  

Clare Miflin
Architect
Kiss + Cathcart  

Monica Munn  Senior Program Associate  The Rockefeller Foundation

Monica Munn
Senior Program Associate
The Rockefeller Foundation

Danielle Nierenberg  Co-Founder and President  Food Tank

Danielle Nierenberg
Co-Founder and President
Food Tank

Christina Rice  Food Law and Policy Fellow  Harvard Law School

Christina Rice
Food Law and Policy Fellow Harvard Law School

Matthew Ridenour   Business Strategy & Partnerships  IDEO

Matthew Ridenour
Business Strategy & Partnerships
IDEO

Ben Rose  donateNYC Senior Manager  NYC Department of Sanitation

Ben Rose
donateNYC Senior Manager
NYC Department of Sanitation

Carla Rossi  ICS Coordinator  NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Alan Someck  Director  Green Hospitality Initiative

Alan Someck
Director
Green Hospitality Initiative

Pedro Suarez  Commerical Outreach Coordinator  NYC Department of Sanitation

Pedro Suarez
Commerical Outreach Coordinator
NYC Department of Sanitation

Barbara Turk  Director  NYC Food Policy

Barbara Turk
Director
NYC Food Policy

Nick Van Eyck  Commercial Outreach Coordinator  NYC Department of Sanitation

Nick Van Eyck
Commercial Outreach Coordinator
NYC Department of Sanitation

Rhodes Yepsen  Executive Director  Biodegradable Products Institute

Rhodes Yepsen
Executive Director Biodegradable Products Institute

Hilary Young  Sustainability Manager  Etsy

Hilary Young
Sustainability Manager
Etsy

Tal Zaken  Senior Organics Outreach Coordinator  NYC Department of Sanitation

Tal Zaken
Senior Organics Outreach Coordinator
NYC Department of Sanitation