Carmen Rojas is the CEO of The Workers Lab, an innovation lab that invests in entrepreneurs, community organizers, and technologists to develop new ways to build power for working people in the US. The Workers Lab invests capital, offers business development training, and connects ventures to a broad network of supporters. She has over 15 years of experience working with organizations to test revenue models & exploring the range of capital vehicles that can scale power building. Prior to assuming this position, Carmen was the Acting Director of Collective Impact at Living Cities where she worked with 22 of the largest foundations and financial institutions in the world. From 2008 to 2011, Carmen was the Director of Strategic Programs at the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, where she oversaw the Foundation’s Green Access and Civic Engagement programs. She has a PhD in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley and is a Fulbright Scholar.
Joohee Rand, VP, Community Investment and Strategy, Santa Fe Community Foundation
Joohee Rand is the Vice President for Community Investment and Strategy at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. She is responsible for Foundation’s strategy development and impact investing and oversees strategic strategic initiatives including birth to career collective impact initiatives and the Foundation’s education and economic opportunities areas of impact. In her previous career, Joohee was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co advising cross-sector clients ranging from global corporations to national foundations in various areas including strategy, mergers and acquisitions, organization, and performance management. She was a member of the Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice and the Nonprofit Practice at McKinsey. She also worked as an independent consultant for philanthropic and educational organizations in New Mexico prior to joining the Foundation, was an Executive Director at a San Francisco-based nonprofit start-up focused on college access and financial literacy education for low-income youth, and worked as a Summer Associate at the Echoing Green Foundation in New York during her business school years. Ms. Rand holds a MBA from Harvard Business School, a MPP in International Economic Policy from Korea, and a BA in General Management from Thailand.
Kyle Rawlins, Co-Founder, Development Director, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
Kyle Rawlins is a co-founder and development director of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS), a public interest architecture and real estate development firm focused on addressing the root causes of mass incarceration. He is also a co-founder of BIG Oakland, a coworking space focused on supports small businesses in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Kyle has been active in the analysis, financing, design, construction and management of real estate in North and South America for nearly 20 years. In addition to pursuing development projects, Kyle has consulted to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) in the development of a solution for how might NYCHA, as landlords with a mission to help residents grow their income and assets, spearhead the creation of an economic development model to empower unemployed, unbanked, credit challenged “NYCHApreneurs” so that they may access capital to build sustainable, livable wage producing businesses. DJDS is a winner of the ArtPlace America 2017 National Creative Creative Placemaking Fund. Kyle and his co-founder, Deanna Van Buren, are both Echoing Green Fellows - 2016 Black Male Achievement Cohort. Kyle holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Lisa Renstrom, Trustee, Bonwood Foundation, and Board Chair at Confluence Philanthropy
Lisa Renstrom identifies as a Nebraskan, but a decade in the hotel industry in Mexico enhanced her world view while she focused on a business bottom line - not a triple one. Back in the US she discovered the concept of social returns, first as a local Sierra Club group chair, then Executive Director of Voice & Choices, later, as President of the national Sierra Club and then Rachel’s Network. Lisa currently serves as a Board member to Bonwood Social Investments, ecoAmerica, Interfaith Power & Light, and Confluence Philanthropy while chairing the Management Committee for DivestInvest Individual. Her formal education derived from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Owner President Management (OPM) at Harvard Business and MC/MPA from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Isela Rosales, CAIA, Managing Director, Bridge Investment Group
Isela Rosales, CAIA, serves as a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group at Bridge Investment Group. Prior to joining Bridge, Ms. Rosales worked at Brevan Howard in Investor Relations, managing corporate and public pension, endowment, foundation, private wealth, and investment consultant relationships. Previously, she was Head of Client Services for Lyxor Asset Management, Inc. and Director of Marketing & Investor Relations for Coast Asset Management in their New York offices, cultivating institutional level client relationships for each multi-billion dollar firm’s hedge fund and multi-manager products. She began her career at Cambridge Associates, serving on consultant teams for the firm’s endowment, foundation, and family office clients, covering traditional and hedge fund asset classes. Ms. Rosales received her dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish from Stanford University, graduating with honors distinctions. She holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and is a member of 100 Women in Finance. Ms. Rosales is fluent in Spanish and competes in Ironman and marathon competitions in her spare time.
Jeff Rosen, Chief Financial Officer, Solidago Foundation and Vice-Chair of the Confluence Board
Jeff Rosen is the Chief Financial Officer for the Solidago Foundation and its affiliated Foundations, where he oversees all of the financial systems as well as managing the MRI and PRI portfolios. Jeff is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and holds a Masters in Resource Economics and Policy from the University of Maine, where he worked to pioneer sustainability focused impact assessment techniques. He has worked in the private sector as a serial entrepreneur, developing and selling food sector businesses, and as a chief financial officer for several restaurant chains and food manufacturers. He is an active, founding member of PVGROWS, a local food system collaboration located in Western Massachusetts, where he is part of a group focused on financing the regional food economy. Jeff served as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Antioch University Sustainable MBA program, teaching Ecological Economics for Social Entrepreneurs from 2007 to 2015. Jeff lives in Northampton MA, with his wife and three children.
Delilah Rothenberg, Managing Director, Pegasus Capital
Delilah Rothenberg is an ESG and impact specialist with over 13 years of experience in financial services and over 9 years focused on developing countries, including application of the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards. At Pegasus, Delilah provides advisory services focused on integration of ESG best practices into the investment process, impact strategy, and supports investor relations initiatives. Delilah has worked with firms in the following sectors: private equity, banking, palm oil and agribusiness, infrastructure and real assets, personal care, food and beverage, and education. Companies include Impala Energy, Citigroup, PepsiCo, Tiossan, Zephyr Management, Herakles Capital, Black Rhino, and the African School of Economics, to name a few. She has been an active contributor to USAID’s initiatives related to responsible land-based investments in developing countries, as well as Bpeace, She is a Board Member of Invest Africa US, a member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) Supply Chains Working Group, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Holding Company Working Group, and serves on Pegasus’ ESG Working Group and Sustainability Committee.
James Rucker, Founder, Color of Change
James Ruckeris co-founder and managing director of Springboard Partners LLC, which focuses on designing and executing social-justice campaigns to fill movement gaps, while incubating start-up companies with the promise of financial upside to fuel movement work. James founded and led Color Of Change, an online community of over a million people dedicated to amplifying Black America's political voice, and co-founded Citizen Engagement Lab (CEL), an incubator for creating similar efforts for other underrepresented communities. James has led several notable campaigns including the stripping of 300+ advertisers from Fox's Glenn Beck Program, leading to the show’s demise, and the forced take-down of the Confederate flag in South Carolina led by Bree Newsome after the killing-spree by white supremacist Dylann Roof.James' previous career was in the software industry working as a software architect and start-up founder, which he left to work as a campaign and technology director at MoveOn.org. James serves on the boards of Southern Poverty Law Center, MoveOn.org and Color Of Change.
David F. Sand, Chief Investment Strategist, Community Capital Management
David has more than 35 years of investment management experience and is a trailblazer in the socially responsible/impact investing arena. In 1994, he co-founded Access Capital Strategies and served as its president and chief investment officer from 1994 to 2010. In this capacity, he pioneered the development of market-rate, fixed income impact investments for institutional investors. He then worked as a consultant to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s), non-profits and social enterprises. David serves on the following boards: New York Advisory Board for Enterprise Community Partners, Croatan Institute, and AERIS®: The Information Service for Community Investors. He is also a former board member of U.S. SIF: The Forum for Sustainable Investment. David received his A.B. in American History from Princeton University and an M.P.A from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 63.
Tom Sargent, Founding Board Member: New Field Foundation, Tamalpais Trust, Kalliopeia Foundation
Tom spent the last 30 years working on innovative community-oriented projects that bring to life underutilized urban areas. As a founding principal of Equity Community Builders LLC (ECBSF.com) since 1993, he has led the development of award winning projects such as the Thoreau Center for Sustainability and the Cavallo Point Lodge. The firm is committed to responsible locally based development, and directly developed or managed over $600 million in historic rehabilitation, non-profit multi-tenant centers, affordable housing and green building projects. Tom also participates actively as an advisor to the non-profit sector and as an investor in social enterprises through his investment firm- Highlands Associates (HighlandsSRI.com)- which has focused on sustainable agriculture and forestry, renewable energy, and local community food systems and building enterprises. He believes that public/private partnerships and creatively structured, patient capital investment strategies provide significant opportunities for serving both human and natural communities, and has successfully invested in several dozen community oriented companies and non-profit organizations.
Rebekah Saul Butler, Co-Executive Director, Grove Foundation
Rebekah Saul Butler is Co-Executive Director of the Grove Foundation, where she leads the Foundation’s transition to mission aligned investing, co-manages operations, and oversees the Foundation’s environment, health and safety-net grantmaking. Prior to her work at the Foundation, she was a healthcare-focused strategy and operations consultant with Deloitte Consulting. She spent the beginning of her career as a policy associate at The Guttmacher Institute, where she was managing editor of the Guttmacher Report and spearheaded policy analysis on a range of subjects. Rebekah has served as chair of Funders for Reproductive Equity, on the steering committee of the Bay Area Workforce Funders Collaborative, and as an adolescent health expert on panels for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She earned an AB in Sociology and Spanish from Stanford University and an MBA and MPH from UC Berkeley, where she helped launch the Global Social Venture Competition.
Jeff Scheer, Senior Client Advisor, Pathstone Federal Street Advisors
As a Senior Client Advisor, Jeff develops and delivers portfolio advice and handles day-to-day client-related operations. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. Jeff is also a faculty member for the Confluence Philanthropy Next Gen Fellowship Program, a learning program for trustees and individual donors seeking to align their values with the management of their assets.
Jeff grew up in Albany, NY and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Union College. At Union, Jeff was a Liberty League All-Academic Team performer as a member of the football team, as well as a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon Economic Honor Society. Prior to joining Federal Street in 2011, Jeff was an Accounts Receivable Specialist at Chapman Waterproofing where he handled contractor billing and the tracking and collection of accounts receivable. Jeff currently resides in South Boston with his wife, Estefanía, and dog, Maeve.
Joseph Sciortino, Executive Director, Schmidt Family Foundation
Joseph Sciortino is Executive Director of The Schmidt Family Foundation, overseeing all facets of its programs, including The 11th Hour Project and Mission Investing entities. He has been with the Foundation since its inception in 2006, and was formerly Director of eCommerce at Williams-Sonoma. Mr. Sciortino currently serves on the Board of The Regeneration Project and is active in several organizations, including the Environmental Grantmakers Association and the Justice Funders Network. He has a M.S. in Environmental Management from USF and a B.S. in Finance from NYU. Outside the office, he can be found cycling the hills of Marin (or Iowa), and making hot sauce from scratch (though not at the same time).
Scott Ruskay-Kidd, Senior Staff Attorney, Judicial Strategy, Center for Reproductive Rights
Scott Ruskay-Kidd serves as Senior Staff Attorney for Judicial Strategy with the Center for Reproductive Rights, a 170-person legal organization that advances women’s reproductive rights worldwide. For twenty-five years, the Center has been the driving force in many of the most significant legal victories ensuring access to reproductive health care. The Center’s game-changing litigation and unparalleled expertise in constitutional, international, and comparative human rights law have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies. Scott works on developing new legal theories, managing strategic alliances, and strengthening the jurisprudence protecting reproductive rights. Scott previously practiced commercial litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Scott graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, and Columbia Law School, and clerked for Judge Robert Patterson, Jr. of the Southern District of New York and Judge Robert Sack of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jason Scott, Co-Managing Partner, Encourage Capital
Jason Scott is a Co-Managing Partner and on the Board of Directors of Encourage Capital. He was a co-founder of EKO. Jason is a member of the Investment Committee of the EKO Green Carbon Fund. Prior to EKO, Jason was a founding Director and investment analyst at Generation Investment Management, co-founded by David Blood and former Vice President Al Gore, Jr. As its first employee, Jason helped build the firm and its first and second products, investing in global listed equities and climate change solutions respectively. From 1999 to 2004, Jason worked with Acumen Fund, Flatiron Future Fund/Foundation and New Philanthropy Capital. From 1996-1999, Jason was President of a NYC-based software company. Previously, Jason helped found and build Public Allies, a youth and community development organization. In 1998, the Rockefeller Foundation selected Jason as a fellow in its Next Generation Leadership Program. He co-founded Cleantech for Obama and served on several transition advisory boards for the Obama Administration and is currently on the boards of Oil Change International, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and Public Allies. Jason also co-founded and jointly leads a network of family offices investing in Cleantech, Renewables and other Environmental Opportunities (called the CREO Syndicate). Jason graduated from Duke University cum laude and has an M.B.A. with honors jointly from Columbia and London Business Schools.
Ruth Shaber, M.D., President, Tara Health Foundation
Ruth Shaber MD is the founder and president of Tara Health Foundation, which promotes health, well-being and opportunity for women and girls through innovative evidence-informed programs. The foundation demonstrates the creative use of philanthropic capital to solve social problems.
Ruth had a robust career as a clinician and executive at Kaiser Permanente from 1990 to 2012. Her positions included chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, director of Women’s Health for the Northern California division of Kaiser Permanente, founder of KP’s Women’s Health Research Institute and the Medical Director at the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute from 2007 to 2012.
Ruth is on the Medical Advisory Committee for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Shuaib Siddiqui, Director, Impact Investing, Surdna Foundation
Shuaib A. Siddiqui serves as the Director of Impact Investing at the Surdna Foundation where he manages Surdna’s impact investing portfolio, leading an effort to better align the foundation’s investment policies and practices with its mission. He works with the program teams to investigate ways to realize both social and financial returns through program and mission related investing.
Prior to Surdna, Shuaib spent 9 years at Acumen where he most recently was the Director of Global Portfolio. He managed the organization’s global investment process, management of its global investment committee, and helped manage is $100m portfolio. He also directly managed a portfolio of companies and represented Acumen’s investment on several boards. Acumen, an impact investing pioneer, raises charitable donations and investor capital to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.
Prior to Acumen, Shuaib worked for two years in the Quantitative Alpha Generation Group at Citadel Investment Group, a hedge fund based in Chicago, where he focused on developing trading strategies utilizing fundamental company data. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch working on The Global Analytic and Thematic Research team. He holds a BA in Economics from New York University.
Arjan Schütte, Founder and Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital
Arjan Schütte is the founder and a managing partner of Core Innovation Capital, a leading venture capital fund investing in financial services companies empowering everyday Americans. Arjan is a sought-after consumer finance expert and a passionate advocate for market-based financial inclusion. He blogs for Forbes, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Economist, among others. Arjan is a Senior Advisor to the Center for Financial Services Innovation, which he helped start in 2004. Arjan also serves on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board. A number of Arjan’s investments have been successfully acquired, including AccountNow (by Green Dot), CircleLending (by Virgin Group), L2C (by TransUnion), RentBureau (by Experian), and TIO Networks (by PayPal). He is based in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Tim Smith, Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management
Timothy is the Director of ESG shareowner engagement at Walden Asset Management, and leads Walden’s ongoing shareholder engagement program to promote greater corporate leadership on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. He is co-chair of Walden’s ESG Research & Engagement Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, he served as executive director of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) for 24 years. He is a board member of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church. He serves on the boards of The Thirty Percent Coalition and Shared Interest, and is the chair of the Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Advisory Board. Mr. Smith earned a BA from the University of Toronto and masters of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary.
Paul Solli, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Aperio Group
Paul Solli is Aperio’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer and head of product development. He began his career as a CPA with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company in Boston, and also worked in strategy consulting for Bain & Company. Prior to Aperio, Paul was Vice President of Salomon Brothers Investment Strategies group, responsible for structuring portfolios and advising pension funds and investment companies. While at Salomon Brothers, Paul also provided consulting services to the firm's largest indexers. He received his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Paul is a Norwegian citizen who has all but relinquished his cross-country skis for a surfboard.
Joel Solomon, Chairman & Co-Founder, Renewal Funds
Joel Solomon is the author of The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism. He’s the Chairman of Renewal Funds, a $98 million mission venture capital firm. He has invested in over 100 early growth-stage companies in North America, delivering above market returns while catalyzing positive social and environmental change.
Eric Stephenson, Portfolio Director, Cordes Foundation
Eric Stephenson is the Portfolio Director at the Cordes Foundation, working to advance the Foundation’s impact investing and philanthropic initiatives. He was previously part of the fund investments team at Hamilton Lane and global leasing group at Xerox. Eric serves on the investment committee for Align Impact, the advisory board for Duke University’s CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing, and is a due diligence mentor at Harvard University’s Initiative for Responsible Investment. Eric earned his BBA from Temple University, MA from University of the Pacific and is an active CAIA charterholder and alumnus of the SEO Career Program.
Kathleen Starr, Chief Investment Officer, Flat World Partners
Kate leads the investment team at Flat World Partners, a next generation investment firm. She advises foundations, family offices, pensions and other institutional investors on building competitive, sustainability-focused portfolios. Prior to joining Flat World, Kate led the strategy, policy and management of Heron’s efforts to invest its $300 million portfolio for mission. Kate started her career as an economics and equities analyst at First Asset Management and moved into microfinance in Tanzania. She is a CFA and advisor to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Humanity United’s Working Capital Fund, and OpenInvest, the first digital investment advisor to offer customizable portfolios. She is active in the CFA Society of New York’s Sustainable Investing Group. Kate graduated from Indiana University with an Honors degree in English and Italian, and earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.
Beatrice Stern, President, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc
Beatrice Stern is President of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc., a family foundation located in Mountainville, NY. The Foundation is a lead investor in the Chester Agricultural Center (CAC) in Chester, NY, and funds projects related to farmworker rights, farmland preservation and food justice, both locally and in Latin America.
Prior to taking on her position at the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Beatrice was as a full-time partner in Dillon & Stern, Architects, and URBIO, S.A., architecture and planning firms in New York State and Panama. She attended The Putney School, and holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Masters in Architecture from Rice University.
Katherine St. Onge, Director, Syndications and Institutional Partnerships, Calvert Impact Capital
Katherine St. Onge is Director of Syndications and Institutional Partnerships at Calvert Impact Capital. She helps institutions structure fixed-income investments to support Calvert Impact Capital and the mission-driven organizations within CIC's portfolio, through a variety of investments including subordinated debt, the Community Investment Note and syndication transactions. Prior to Calvert Impact Capital, Katherine worked at the Aspen Institute where she focused on building entrepreneurial and early-stage investment ecosystems in the Middle East and North Africa. She also worked for Louisiana Economic Development, crafting policies and strategies to enhance the state’s economic competitiveness, and Goldman Sachs, managing both equity and fixed-income investment products. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in economics and mathematics from Bucknell University and her M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Roy Swan, Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation
Roy Swan leads the foundation’s Mission Investments team, managing Ford’s portfolio of mission-related investments (MRIs) and program-related investments (PRIs), and working to expand and strengthen the impact investing field. Before joining Ford, Roy served as managing director and co-head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley. During his time at Morgan Stanley, Global Sustainable Finance committed over $13 billion in community development transactions. Among his prior experiences, he was the founding chief investment officer of New York City’s Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), a federal initiative to bring new resources to distressed urban communities which played a key role in Harlem’s economic rebirth. He also served as CFO at Carver Bancorp, a Harlem-based publicly traded financial institution and the nation’s largest African American managed bank. Over the course of his career, Roy has worked in corporate law at Skadden Arps, investment banking at The First Boston Corporation, Salomon Brothers, and JPMorgan, and finance at Time Warner. Roy serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Dalton School, Enterprise Community Partners, Low Income Investment Fund, and the Partnership for After School Education. He also serves on the advisory boards of several private equity funds. Roy received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a JD from Stanford Law School, where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Julia Sze, Founder, Julia Sze Consulting
Julia W. Sze, CFA is a strategic leader in the impact investing and social entrepreneurship fields, with over 25 years of experience in investment management, asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management, and due diligence. Since 2008, Julia has worked with individuals, family foundations and family offices to translate mission and values into an effective investment strategy. She has used the rapidly expanding set of financial tools to implement a full spectrum of mission mandates from financially competitive to high impact concessionary deals. She has been an active speaker and thought leader in the field, speaking at numerous conferences and providing educational content for programs all over the world. Julia serves on the board of New Resource Bank, a B Corporation and member of the Global Alliance on Banking on Values, and as an advisor to Global Social Venture Competition at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Diana Trump, Trustee and Treasurer, Penney Family Fund
Diana Trump is a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Penney Family Fund, a Berkeley-based foundation supporting human rights advocacy, government accountability, and environmental sustainability. The foundation’s main focus is on green jobs creation and youth-led efforts to improve the health and sustainability of local communities. As Treasurer, Diana has overseen the transition of the foundation’s corpus to a fully screened portfolio devoid of carbon-intensive assets. In her professional life, Diana is a Marketing Manager with the venture-backed analytics startup, Heap. Diana is based in San Francisco and received her B.A. from Duke University.
Kat Taylor, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Beneficial State Bank
Kat Taylor works in service of restoring social justice and environmental well-being to build a more equitable and inclusive world. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast focused on deep systems change. Currently, she serves as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and certified B Corporation whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner – and to change the banking system for good. Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF), dedicated to inspiring a sustainable food system through ranching, training, tours, research, and school food and garden programs. TKREF owns the social enterprise LeftCoast GrassFed , humanely raising cattle and other livestock for the benefit of healthy soils. Kat serves and has served on many non-profit boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, Ecotrust , Good Samaritan Family Resource Center , UC Davis - Agricultural Sustainability Institute , ProPublica , CuriOdyssey , Insight Prison Project , KQED , and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts . Tom Steyer, Kat's climate/energy/justice activist husband, and she have four grown children, each pursuing their one wild and precious life, too.
Tom Starrs, Vice President, Market Strategy and Policy, SunPower Corp.
Tom Starrs serves as SunPower Corporation’s vice president for market strategy and policy, where he is responsible for the company’s global market analysis, policy analysis, and policy advocacy. He has 25 years of experience in solar and renewable power, including senior management positions with Iberdrola Renewables (now Avangrid), PPM Energy, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and Schott Solar. Starrs is widely recognized as a leading strategist on solar energy market development, business strategy, and policy. He is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies and the Wind Energy Foundation, and on the advisory board of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity Innovation Laboratory (eLab). Starrs holds a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Program at the University of California, Berkeley; and a J.D. from the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.