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


Taskforce members include 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; Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Sustainability Officer, UCLA; Tim Brick, Executive Director, Arroyo Seco Foundation; Randy Britt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vanir Construction Management; Sasha Calder, Director of Sustainability, Beauty Counter / Counter Brands, LLC; John B. Cobb, Chair, Pando Populus and Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Robyn Eason, Senior Sustainability Planner, City of West Hollywood; Austin Eriksson, California State University – Northridge, Director of Energy & Sustainability; Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County; David Grannis, Managing Partner, Point C; Russell Greene, Chief Sustainability Officer (ret.), Cheesecake Factory; Dominique Hargreaves, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles; Christopher Hazen, Director of Corporate Development, Enovity Inc.; Dean Kubani, Chief Sustainability Officer (ret.), City of Santa Monica; Pablo La Roche, Cal Poly Pomona, Interim Director, Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, and Callison RTKL, Associate Vice President; Adam Lane, Vice President of Programs, Los Angeles Business Council; Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council; Loraine Lundquist, Lecturer, CSUN; Dolores Mitch, MM, Maryknoll Sisters; Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, ArtCenter College of Design; Luis Navarro, Associate, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; Carrie Norton, founder, Green Business Base Camp; John Rego, Vice President Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, Sony Pictures; Craig Reiter, LA Metro, Senior Director, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability; Christopher Rhie, Urban Planner and Sustainability Strategist, BuroHappold Engineering; Linda Rogers, Marketing Director, Earthjustice; Sandy Skees, Global Lead, Innovation & Impact Practice, Porter Novelli; Ezra Silk, The Climate Mobilization, Director of Strategy and Policy; Jesse Smith, COO, Calarts; Mark Spears, Director, Sustainable Business Practices (ret.), Walt Disney Company; Michael Swords, VP Government Relations, LA Cleantech Incubator; Mike Wallace, Partner, ERM.


Meetings

October 27, 2020

February 16, 2020

October 16, 2019

August 22, 2019

April 23, 2019

December 5, 2018

October 9, 2018

March 18, 2018

November 17, 2017

July 31, 2017


Programs

PANDO DAYS
A four-part series of events to harness the genius of LA County’s creative community for the most ambitious regional sustainability plan in the country.

CITY BLITZ
Executive-level education and innovation for sustainable cities.