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Dr. Cyrus Wadia is the Head of WW Product Sustainability at Amazon where he is leading a retail transformation by raising the sustainability standards for all product sold on Amazon as well as making it easier for customers on Amazon to discover and shop for those products. Prior to Amazon, Cyrus was the Vice President, Sustainable Business & Innovation for Nike where he was responsible for Nike’s rapid acceleration of sustainability in new product innovation, enterprise risk mitigation, and the modernization of Nike’s brand and consumer engagement strategy. Cyrus served as an Assistant Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy between 2010 and 2015. There he advised the Obama administration and introduced new budgetary and legislative initiatives in: energy, climate, advanced materials innovation, manufacturing, and mining. In this role, Cyrus was responsible for the creation and expansion of more than $1 billion in new budgetary initiatives and led the development of the nation’s first policy framework and strategy on critical minerals. Between 1996 and 2010, Cyrus held many leadership roles as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a senior program officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the founding member and Co-Director of the Haas School of Business Cleantech to Market initiative. Cyrus holds a Ph.D. in Energy & Resources from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.S. and S.B. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
Emma Stewart, Ph.D., is the Netflix Sustainability Officer where she is responsible for the company’s climate and environmental strategy and execution. She joined Netflix officially in late 2020, having helped design the program while a consultant at ENGIE. She oversees all company-wide work to decarbonize Netflix corporate and production operations, to further raise environmental awareness through TV and film titles, to engage the 200+ million Netflix households on sustainability, and to partner with key influencers including researchers, investors, employees, NGOs, and the media.
She previously led World Resources Institute’s global work on urban efficiency, climate, and finance, including the Institute’s research and technical assistance to cities and companies worldwide on climate planning, urban financing, zero carbon buildings, and electric mobility. Prior to joining WRI, she spent a decade leading software and sales teams creating and delivering sustainable design software for cities, architects, engineers, and contractors. In that capacity, she founded and directed design software giant Autodesk’s Sustainability Solutions department, where she led a product and go-to-market team to make sustainable design a “no-brainer” for millions of engineering and design customers. In 2009, she founded Autodesk’s Sustainable Design Living Lab program, which uses Autodesk facilities as a testing ground for new software to rapidly green existing buildings. In 2008, she founded its Sustainable Operations program, which was named best-in-class by the Carbon Disclosure Project. She is an architect of the now mainstream Science-Based Targets movement (now 1000+ companies strong), having created the first open-source methodology (“C-FACT”) back in 2009, a methodology which was ultimately named #1 of 100 public company targets by Climate Counts. In 2005, Emma founded and directed the Environmental R&D Division at Business for Social Responsibility, where her team designed corporate initiatives to analyze and adapt to horizon issues such as payments for ecosystem services and water footprinting. She has served as a member of the professional faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business where she taught “Intrapreneurship for Sustainability”. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from Stanford University and a B.A. Honours degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University.
Marion Gross serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, North America. In this position she is responsible for executing the strategic direction of McDonald’s Supply Chain including the oversight of nearly $14 billion in food and beverage, equipment, packaging and premiums, and distribution for more than 15,000 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada. In this role her primary focus is developing strong teams to drive business results, in quality and food safety, strategic sourcing and cost management, logistics and supply chain integration, new product commercialization, field execution and supplier diversity.
Prior to this position, Marion was the Vice President, U.S. Field and Supply Chain Services for McDonald’s USA where she was accountable for the execution of strategic supply chain initiatives through a network of 36 distribution centers and 3PL’s with accountability for expenditures in excess of $5.2 billion annually.
Marion began her career with the McDonald’s system in 1986 at HAVI where she managed transportation and logistics, environmental affairs, packaging R&D and procurement supporting McDonald’s. She joined McDonald’s in 1993, responsible for managing the supply of several national product categories. Post earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Distribution from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, Marion held distribution roles in sales and operations.
Marion was recognized by the National Diversity Council for being one of Illinois’ 2012 Most Powerful and Influential Women and has been recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the 50 most powerful women in corporate America, 2015, Most Powerful Women in Business, 2017, 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, 2018, one of the Most Powerful Woman in Corporate America in 2019, a 2019 CNN Risk Taker and a 2019 Chicago United Business Leader of Color.
Outside of McDonald’s, she actively supports causes that care for the homeless, under-served children, Special Olympics and veterans having proudly served our country. She recently served as a Director on the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana as Vice Chair and Executive Committee member, was a member of the Catalyst Board of Advisors and has served as Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.
She and her husband, Brian reside in the Chicago area.
Edward leads Facebook’s Sustainability team, developing and executing Facebook’s approach to efficient and responsible business operations. Beyond operating responsibly, the team leads efforts to support global communities and make a positive impact on the world by minimizing Facebook’s energy, emissions and water impact, protecting workers and the environment in its supply chain, and partner with others to develop and share solutions for a more sustainable world. Prior to joining the Sustainability team, Edward served for over seven years as Director and Associate General Counsel at Facebook, advising on US and international privacy laws, regulations, and industry practices. Before joining Facebook, Edward was Deputy Chief Privacy Officer at Sprint, where he led the Legal Department’s Office of Privacy. Edward started his legal career at a DC-based communications and tech law firm advising clients on privacy, telecom, and other regulatory matters. Edward also serves on the Board of SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders), a small non-profit working to empower LGBTQ youth in the Washington, DC metro area.
Noel Kinder is Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). As the CSO, Noel leads Global Sustainability, a team committed to protecting our planet to maintain an environment where all athletes can train, live and thrive. Prior to becoming the CSO, Noel was the Vice President of Sustainable Manufacturing and Sourcing, where he was responsible for collaborating with Nike Inc.’s business units, contracted factory leadership, representatives in academia and within the NGO community on the evolution of the company’s sustainable business performance policies. Noel joined Nike in1999 and has held a wide range of leadership positions in the footwear and apparel divisions as well as roles in strategic planning and finance. In 2013, Noel became the General Manager of Nike Vietnam LLC, one of Nike’s largest sourcing countries, and was responsible for all manufacturing operations. He has worked with a wide range of manufacturers; from textile and apparel production in Sri Lanka and Eastern Europe to footwear manufacturing in Brazil and throughout Asia. Prior to Nike, Noel held roles that included leadership in several non-profit organizations as well small, privately-held companies in the United States. He has also served in the United States Peace Corps, spending two years in Honduras. Noel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in Business from Portland State University. He is fluent in Spanish.
Walmart has spent more than a decade collaborating with suppliers, NGOs, and others to drive positive change across global supply chains. Jane Ewing leads Walmart’s Sustainability team and efforts, which prioritize people and the planet by aiming to source responsibly, sell sustainable products, restore natural resources, and reduce waste and emissions.
Jane joined Walmart in 2012 as a Senior Vice President for the International division. In 2013, she transitioned to the Walmart U.S. Merchandising business before being asked to lead the U.S. Business Development team. Here she was responsible for initiatives such as In-Store General Merchandise Pickup, Supercenter Reinvention, and Digital Acceleration, where she developed solutions to provide a seamless shopping experience for customers.
Prior to her current role, Jane led the People Group for Walmart International, supporting around 700,000 associates in 26 countries. She and her team were responsible for ensuring Walmart International attracts, develops, and retains top retail talent around the world.
Before joining Walmart, Jane spent 20 years with Diageo PLC, where she held various general management roles in several countries across Northern & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Global Travel.
Jane is passionate about advancing social and environmental sustainability, fostering inclusion, developing talent, and supporting our next generation of leaders. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Sustainability Consortium and the Partnership for a Healthier America advisory council leading up to the 2021 United Nations World Food Systems Summit. Within Walmart, Jane has served as the Chair of the President’s Global Council for Women Leaders and as the co-chair for the President’s Inclusion Council.
A British national, Jane earned her undergraduate degree in International Business and Modern Languages from Aston University in Birmingham, England. She also holds an Erasmus Diploma in International Business from the École de Management Européen in Strasbourg, France.
Paulette Frank is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Johnson & Johnson. She provides thought leadership and strategic direction to advance the organization’s Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability mission across the breadth of its businesses. She represents the company in external forums, partnerships and stakeholder engagements, providing a voice for the company’s values and commitment to help create a healthy future for people, our communities, and the planet.
Paulette has been working in the fields of environmental stewardship, employee health & safety and sustainability for over 25 years. In 1997, she joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies where she has served in a number of roles within Environment, Health & Safety, Sustainability and Operations across the enterprise.
Paulette earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Duke University and her Master of Environmental Studies degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She serves as an advisory council member for the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale. She is on the Board of Directors for Net Impact and a member of the Leadership Council for the Corporate Eco-Forum.
As Microsoft’s first Chief Environmental Officer, Dr. Lucas Joppa leads the development and execution of Microsoft’s sustainability strategy across its worldwide business. In this role, he drives Microsoft’s core commitment to sustainability through ongoing technology innovation, program development, policy advancement, and global operational excellence. With a combined background in both environmental science and data science, Dr. Joppa is committed to using the power of technology to advance a growing movement to address the world’s sustainability needs. Dr. Joppa leads Microsoft’s ambitious plans to become a carbon negative, water positive, zero waste company and to build a new planetary computing platform that will transform the way we monitor, model, and manage Earth’s natural systems.
Recognized by Fortune magazine in its “40 Under 40” list, Dr. Joppa is a uniquely accredited voice for sustainability in the tech industry. With a Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University and extensive publications in leading academic journals such as Science and Nature, Dr. Joppa brings together subject matter expertise in both environment and technology. In 2020, Clarivate named Dr. Joppa to its Highly Cited Researchers list for “significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade.” In addition to formerly serving on the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained U.S. National Climate Assessment, Dr. Joppa is an Associate Editor in Chief for the Ecological Society of America’s EcoSphere journal and an honorary Fellow at the UN Environment Program World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC). He serves on the boards of leading scientific organizations, such as NatureServe and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Director’s Council at UC Santa Barbara.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Joppa was Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Scientist and led research programs at the intersection of environmental and computer sciences in Microsoft Research, the company’s blue-sky research division. As part of his work he founded Microsoft’s AI for Earth program —a five-year, $50 million cross-company effort dedicated to delivering technology-enabled solutions to global environmental challenges. Dr. Joppa remains an active scientist, speaking frequently on issues related to artificial intelligence, environmental science, and sustainability. Along with his Ph.D., Dr. Joppa holds a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin and is a former Peace Corps volunteer to Malawi.
Perry Jones, President, North America Supply at Diageo and President, Diageo US Virgin Islands Board of Directors, is a global leader in beverage alcohol. Diageo has an outstanding collection of more than 200 brands, including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit, Smirnoff, Cîroc, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness, enjoyed in more than 180 countries based in New York.
Perry previously served as SVP Manufacturing based at Diageo’s Plainfield, Illinois site, Diageo’s only location in the world that houses both a technical center and a full, state-of-the-art production facility.
Mr. Jones has extensive food and beverage industry experience in applying innovative approaches to end to end operations, supply chain management, change management, procurement, supply planning, commercialization, and contract manufacturing. Mr. Jones is responsible for implementing world-class supply chain strategies and best practices in areas including purchasing, inventory management, SAP, Lean, Six Sigma and Total Productive Manufacturing to deliver bottom line financial results.
Prior to joining Diageo in 2017, Mr. Jones was with the Coca-Cola Company, where he served as Vice President/Thermal and Water, Vice President/Thermal and Contract Manufacturing, and Regional Vice President for the company’s Eastern Region Coca-Cola Refreshments business.
At Mark Anthony Brewing, a division of The Mark Anthony Group of Companies, Mr. Jones was Senior Vice President of Operations.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Jones was with PepsiCo, where he served as Vice President Operations and Integration, Vice President Operations, Vice President Manufacturing, and Director of Manufacturing for the Gatorade brand.
Perry previously served as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees for Alabama A&M University and currently serves on the Black and Gold Facilities Board at Grambling State University, two Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Mr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Grambling State University.
Diageo North America is the company’s largest market and contributes approximately 50% of the company’s operating profit. Diageo North America’s Supply organization represents the leading producer of alcoholic beverages distilled, blended, matured, barreled, brewed, bottled and warehoused in the market. North America operates 10 domestic facilities across the United States, Canada and U.S.V.I. In 2017, Diageo was named to the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25.
Dr. Gayle Schueller is 3M’s Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. Gayle started in 3M’s corporate laboratory as a product development engineer and has over 29 years of technical and business leadership experience. Her career spans a broad range of businesses from electronics to healthcare to consumer industries. She has led technical and business teams from around the world including Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America.
Gayle’s previous assignments include Vice President of New Platforms for Growth and Commercialization, Directora General for 3M Mexico, Vice President for Global Sustainability, and Vice President of Research & Development and Design for 3M’s Consumer and Office Business.
She is passionate about making a positive impact in the world through science and technology.
Rebecca is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Unilever.
She is responsible for driving the company’s overall sustainability strategy and transformational change on priority areas of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP): climate change and eliminating deforestation; sustainable agriculture & smallholder farmers; water, sanitation and hygiene; opportunities for women; plastics and the circular economy; impact finance; and health and wellbeing. As CSO Rebecca also leads the next chapter of Unilever’s sustainability journey beyond the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
Prior to this role, Rebecca was Global Vice President of Sustainability at Unilever where she led the global advocacy, policy and partnerships team, heading engagement with external stakeholders and building the optimal enabling environment to drive sustainable business. Under her leadership Unilever played a key role in major sustainability milestones such as the 2015 Paris Agreement and the creation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, positioning Unilever at the forefront of sustainable business.
Before joining Unilever, Rebecca served as Global External Affairs Director at L’Oréal and in External Affairs at the UK Department for Trade & Industry. Here she was responsible for stakeholder management on UK Government projects.
Rebecca is a Non-Executive Director at WSUP (Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor) and a member of the TENT Advisory Council .
Chris Raymond is the chief sustainability officer and vice president of Global Enterprise Sustainability for The Boeing Company, and a member of the company’s Executive Council. As Boeing’s first chief sustainability officer, Raymond is responsible for further advancing Boeing’s approach on environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities, stakeholder-oriented engagement, reporting, and company performance. Raymond’s Executive Council responsibilities include driving shared awareness of ESG trends, opportunities and targets to guide company decision-making and global impact.
Prior to this role, Raymond was the vice president of Sustainability, Strategy and Corporate Development (SSCD) for The Boeing Company, leading the team that shapes the company’s future through market insights, strategies, partnerships and investments for sustainable innovation, productivity and growth.
In addition to his SSCD role, Raymond was asked to also lead enterprise-wide efforts to engage, inform and seek feedback from stakeholders following the tragic accidents involving the 737 MAX airplane. Raymond partnered with the Communications team and leaders from across the company to focus on employees, customers, passengers, suppliers and other valued partners, ensuring their voices and interests were actively represented across all the company’s efforts.
Raymond was previously vice president of Embraer Integration, a role in which he led the efforts for a potential strategic partnership between Boeing and Brazilian aerospace company Embraer. Raymond also previously served as the first vice president and general manager of Autonomous Systems (AS), a division within Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) focusing on enterprise autonomous aviation and marine technologies, intelligence capabilities, and networking solutions from seabed to space. Prior to his role with AS, Raymond was vice president and general manager of several businesses involving integrated missile defense, sensors and signals intelligence, and undersea capability. He also served as vice president of global Business Development & Strategy for BDS, leading a global team focused on customer solutions, partnerships, new business capture and strategic planning.
Raymond began his career as an engineer at Boeing’s Long Beach, California operation. He has served in leadership assignments in engineering, supply chain management, strategy, sales, program management and operations. Raymond is an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is part of The Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition, is a World 50 member and serves as an advisory board member with Dell Technologies, the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium, and the University of Illinois Aerospace Engineering Board.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Illinois, as well as a contract management certificate and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California-Irvine.
Vien is Nike’s Senior Director of Global Engagement for Sustainability. Her team drives engagement on Nike’s sustainability agenda internally and externally.
She has led climate campaigns for over a decade. Most recently, she directed the Climate Justice efforts for the Tom Steyer PAC where she led the Biden-Harris Climate Engagement Advisory Council efforts. She simultaneously supported the climate efforts of the State of California’s Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force. She previously served as Senior Advisor to Tom Steyer for President 2020 and was a leading author for his climate platform.
Vien previously served as the President and CEO of the Dream Corps, which brings people together to solve America’s problems by backing initiatives that close prison doors and open doors of opportunity for all. Under her leadership, the Dream Corps’ team (#cut50, Green For All, YesWeCode, and LoveArmy) passed historic policies in criminal justice, climate justice, and created nationally recognized programs to increase tech diversity. Her team worked regularly with leaders to move the country forward, from influencers like Kim Kardashian to Flint moms, from Wall Street investors to White House insiders. Under her leadership, her team’s work was covered from NY Times, CNN, Fox News, TechCrunch to TMZ.
Vien has helped develop numerous energy, environmental, and economic policies and programs at the state, federal and local levels. She has advised on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs. She’s developed strong workforce standards for clean technology sectors, direct investments to ethnic and minority cleantech businesses, and create sustainable communities throughout California.
Vien co-led the coalition to pass and implement California’s law creating the biggest fund in history for the poorest and most polluted communities, which has since directed $5.3B from big polluters to the poorest and most polluted areas. A model that has been replicated in other states. She also co-led Charge Ahead California, a policy that accelerated the move to electric vehicles while ensuring that low income communities most impacted by pollution will benefit from zero tailpipe emissions.
Vien has received numerous congressional, state, regional and local awards for her work advocating on behalf of those most vulnerable to climate change. She received a White House Champion of Change award for her work on climate equity. She was nominated for the UCLA Emerging Environmental “Genius Prize.” Vien was featured in the SF Chronicle as one of San Francisco’s “Top Women Leaders.” She has been profiled in Forbes, Shondaland, Parent Magazine, and other major outlets. Both Van Jones’ Beyond the Messy Truth and Steve Philips’ Brown is the New White included profiles of Vien in their NY Times Bestsellers for her work in creating historic policies. Vien is a Board Member for the California Endowment and Ceres. She’s also a senior advisor for Elemental Excelerator. Vien was Chair of the City of Oakland’s Planning Commission, helping guide
the growth and development of her hometown. She holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Jason Blake is Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer for PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA). PBNA is PepsiCo’s $21 billion beverage business in North America as well as Global Foodservice with an iconic portfolio of beverages including, Pepsi, Gatorade, Tropicana, bubly, MTN DEW, Naked Juice, Starbucks ready-to-drink coffee, LIFEWTR, Rockstar Energy Drink, and KeVita.
Jason is a 12-year PepsiCo veteran. In his current role, Jason leads PBNA’s efforts to deliver its long-term sustainability targets across the full beverage portfolio.
Prior to returning to PepsiCo in August 2020, Jason served as Vice President of Commercial at Delta Airlines since June 2019 where he led the diversification and de-risking of the company’s revenue model and led key innovation and business development initiatives.
Since joining PepsiCo in 2007, Jason held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President of Customer Management & Channel Strategy for Frito-Lay North America (FLNA), in which he led PepsiCo’s Target and Costco teams and channel strategy for FLNA in traditional and emerging e-commerce; Region Vice President for the Southeast Region of FLNA; and Senior Director of Customer Management for the Great Lakes Region of Pepsi Beverages Company.
Jason is a member of the board of directors of the American Beverage Association. Jason holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Morehouse College where he graduated cum laude. Jason is married with two children.
Angie Slaughter is a VP of Sustainability, Logistics, SVC and Capabilities Procurement at Anheuser-Busch. During Angie’s time with the company – spanning over 20 years – she has held several roles within operations and procurement dedicated to driving transformational change to ensure Anheuser-Busch remains an industry-leader in sustainability. Angie received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Bob Holycross is Ford Motor Company’s vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, effective December 1, 2019. He serves as the company’s top environment and safety officer, responsible for implementing sustainability best practices throughout the company and leading our global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance.
Prior to his current role, Bob was director, Sustainability, Homologation and Compliance (2018 to 2019). In this position, he was responsible for sustainable business plans and policies, environmental negotiations with regulatory bodies around the world, reporting on the company’s environmental and social performance, and engaging with non-government organizations and other outside stakeholders.
Previously, Bob was vice president of Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa (2016-2018). In this role, he was responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental and safety regulations, as well as the development and implementation of the company’s environment and safety strategy, policy and performance in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Bob began his career at Ford in 1993 as a Ford College Graduate. Since that time, he has held several engineering and supervisory positions related to streamlining and reforming regulatory protocols in support of Ford’s business plans. He has chaired several government and industry committees, testified before federal and state government bodies on environmental and energy matters, and moderated several third-party technical panels through organizations such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State.
Bob and his wife have two children.
Page Motes leads Corporate Sustainability, overseeing Dell Technologies’ strategic vision and goals, as well as stakeholder engagement. This role, and the work of her team, includes deep collaboration with internal business groups to advance sustainability programs with long-term value. Other work includes engaging in third-party partnerships to accelerate initiatives and position the company as a thought leader, as well as foster innovation and engagement within Dell Technologies’ global enterprise. Programs span across the themes of advancing the circular economy, climate change, and deep engagement in the supply chain.
Prior to this role, Page spent 10 years as a leader in the Global Ethics & Compliance Office, overseeing and managing Dell Technologies’ ethics strategy and proactive culture of integrity initiatives, including the Code of Conduct, compliance and ethics-related awareness programs and key operational processes for Dell Technologies and its global team members. Both roles have been complimented by an additional 15 years in sales and consulting, much within the ethics, compliance, risk and governance space, and Page has lectured at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and McCombs Business School, as well as the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School and Bentley College.
Page lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons. She is a member, and former Board member, of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) Hill Country Chapter, which engages high school boys to develop a heart for service in their communities.
Emily Bishop is responsible for leading Mastercard’s ESG Strategy and ensuring Mastercard is positioned for and responsive to the growing expectations among internal and external stakeholders on ESG issues. She leads ESG reporting including the reports and submissions to rankings and ratings, as well as the integration of ESG across the enterprise. Emily serves as a partner and advisor to internal leadership, supporting efforts to meet ESG objectives. During this role, she has led an ESG materiality assessment and directed a human rights impact assessment, which resulted in Mastercard’s first Board-approved Human Rights Statement. Prior to this role, Emily led Mastercard’s Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Diversity program with a strong focus on managing and reducing Scope 3 emissions. She received her BSBA in Sustainability, Economics and Management as well as Marketing from Xavier University.
Brad Surak is a transformative leader with a history of building innovative digital business models in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and transportation. He has extensive experience with IoT connectivity, advanced analytics technologies, and a track record of hyper-scaling teams. Leading Turntide’s product organization as the Chief Product Officer, Surak has a passion for connecting the science of data to drive outcomes that change industries and power good in the world. He is responsible for the commercialization of the Company’s revolutionary electric motor design and the development of next-generation sustainable operations solutions to further its mission to make every watt of energy worthwhile for humanity.
Surak joined Turntide from Hitachi Vantara. As President of Digital Solutions, he spearheaded the transformation of the 110-year-old global company into a digital solutions leader. Previously he served as COO at GE Digital, a $1B+ division with 25K+ employees operating in EMEA, APAC, and the Americas, where he co-created a portfolio of advanced analytic applications with GE’s global industrial businesses that delivered $500M in annual profitability. His achievements were recognized with the Chairman’s Award for outstanding performance and leadership. Prior to GE, Surak held various executive titles at SAP for more than a decade. Most recently he was the was the General Manager of Mobile Analytic Applications where he lead the development of innovative applications across SAP’s industrial business units. Named Distinguished Science Alumni in 2017, Surak holds a B.S. Computer Science from Purdue University.
Angela Brown joined Moody’s in October of 2019 and serves as the Head of Product for Moody’s newly formed ESG Solutions Group. Angela is a seasoned veteran of product management and strategy in the financial services industry working across a broad range of solutions including data, analytics, research and platform tools. In her new role she is responsible for bringing together capabilities from across the company to deliver a comprehensive and integrated suite of ESG, Climate and Sustainable Finance solutions.