2012

Nick Forster

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eTown
Founder & Host

eTown host, founder and CEO, Nick Forster, is no stranger to the world of music. He began his career as a professional musician more than 30 years ago. He was a founding member of the world renowned bluegrass band, Hot Rize, and continues as a record Producer, session musician, touring sideman, and as leader of the highly respected eTown house band, the etones.

Katie Wallace

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New Belgium Brewing Company
Sustainability Specialist

Katie Wallace is the Sustainability Specialist (aka, Purveyor of the Good Life!) at Colorado-based, employee-owned New Belgium Brewing Company.  She is one of two full time coworkers dedicated solely to sustainability.  Rather than thinking of this two-person team as a “Sustainability Department”, they like to consider themselves facilitators of the brewery-wide conversation around sustainability.  Katie helps to set the strategic direction of NBB’s sustainability efforts, engage coworkers in these initiatives and offer expertise during decision making.  As this compassi

Matthew Alsted

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Calvert Investments
Vice President, Channel Marketing & Brand Strategy

Calvert Investments is an investment management company offering mutual funds and separate accounts to institutional investors, workplace retirement plans and insurance alliances, and financial advisors and their clients. A leading provider of investment products that feature integrated environmental, social, and corporate governance research, the firm offers a diverse array of more than 30 equity, bond, cash and asset allocation strategies.

Kim Bixel

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Pangea Organics
CFO

Kim is a passionate steward:  of the environment and of entrepreneurs and the companies they create, and of innovative thinking.

In her role as CFO of Pangea Organics, she gets to live this passion.  Pangea Organics is a well-established brand of high-performance organic and “ecocentric” personal care products.  Founded in 2000 in Boulder, Colorado, by Joshua Onysko, the company was started on the belief that he could create a positive, “ecocentric” model for business.

Alan Murray

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GoodBelly
CEO

As the CEO of GoodBelly, Alan Murray spearheads business development, strategic planning, and management of NextFoods’ GoodBelly brand. He also played an integral role in the founding of NextFoods, having been involved in naming sessions and venture capital negotiations.

Rich Hoops

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HUB Boulder
Co-Founder/Board Member

Rich began his 14-year career in the personal computer industry in 1986 with Tandy Corporation and then left to join Dell Computer Corporation where he held a variety of senior management and executive positions in sales, marketing and business development over an 11-year period. After leaving, Dell in 2000, Rich founded, and served as CEO of Outdoor Intelligence, a startup focused on delivering digital map information and data to the recreational fishing industry. 

Liz Myslik

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Fresca Brands
CEO

Liz Myslik is CEO of Fresca Brands and Executive Vice President of Fresca Foods, a company that is redefining how innovative food concepts become mass market brands.  Fresca creates, manufactures, and markets natural food products for leading brands across a broad range of categories.  Fresca's unique capabilities enable entrepreneurs to rapidly scale operations, finance their growth, and build sustainable businesses that bring healthier food to millions of consumers. 

Kamilah Forbes

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Performing Arts
Director/ Producer

Kamilah Forbes has over 10 years of experience in television producing and live event production.  She produced the Peabody award-winning HBO’s Russel Simmons presents Def Poetry Jam for 7 seasons. She followed up Co-Executive Producing two seasons of the spin off series and NAACP Image award nominated HBO’s BRAVE NEW VOICES.

Jayson Jackson

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Seven Days Entertainment
Principal

If you bring up the name Jayson Jackson, it's usually associated with some of todays genre breaking artists -- Santigold [listed as one of Rolling Stones top 10 albums of 08] to Spankrock. Jayson is a career builder. His addiction is really spotting a twinkle in the eye of a passionate artist. His job is simply delivering it to the worldstage, regardless of whatever tools his industry dictates at the time.

Back in 1993, it was less about internet and more about the quintessential mix tape.

Kelly M. Semrau

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S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Senior Vice President Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability

With more than 25 years of experience, Kelly oversees sustainability actions, public and governmental policy, public affairs, and overall corporate social responsibility on a global and local level for S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in Racine, Wisconsin.  Kelly is also responsible for community leadership and the company’s philanthropy efforts and sits on the Board of Trustees as the Vice Chairman and President of the SC Johnson Fund, Inc.

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