“To halt the decline of an ecosystem, it is necessary to think like an ecosystem.”
–Douglas P. Wheeler

CSO Strategic Taskforce

The CSO Strategic Taskforce includes Chief Sustainability Officers from Los Angeles County academic, business, and government institutions and is a collaborative initiative with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz.

Taskforce Members

John Onderdonk, Chair, Director of Sustainability Programs, Caltech

Andy Shrader, Founding Principal, Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy and Sustainability, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz

Eugene Shirley, Founding Principal, President, Pando Populus

Nadereh Afsharmanesh, VP of Sustainability and Education, ECOS

Scott Ammons, Outdoor Programs & Community Relations Manager, REI

Shannon Bart, Sustainability Director, NBC Universal

Bonnie Bentzin, Deputy Sustainability Officer, UCLA

Halli Bovia, Sustainability Programs Manager, USC

Tim Brick, Executive Director, Arroyo Seco Foundation

Randy Britt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vanir Construction Management

Sasha Calder, Director of Strategy, Sustainability and Impact, Josie Marin Cosmetics

John B. Cobb, Chair, Pando Popopulus; founder at the intersection of philosophy, religion, ethics and the environment; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Liz Crosson, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Robyn Eason, Senior Planner, City of West Hollywood

Austin Eriksson, Director of Energy & Sustainability, CSUN

Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County

David Grannis, Managing Partner, Point C

Russell Greene, Chief Sustainability Officer (ret.), Cheesecake Factory

Dominique Hargreaves, Managing Partner, US Green Building Council – Los Angeles

Christopher Hazen, Director of Corporate Development, Enovity Inc.

Dean Kubani, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Santa Monica

Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council

Loraine Lundquist, Lecturer, CSUN

Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, ArtCenter College of Design

John Rego, Vice President Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, Sony Pictures

Steve Sabicer, Chair, Sustainable Claremont

Mark Spears, Director, Sustainable Business Practices (ret.), Walt Disney Company

Michael Swords, VP Government Relations, LA Cleantech Incubator

Mike Wallace, Managing Director, BrownFlynn