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