Janine Benyus - President
Janine Benyus is a natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including her latest − Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In 1998, Janine co-founded an education and innovation practice called Biomimicry Guild, which has helped clients such as General Electric, HOK Architects, Levi’s, NASA, and Seventh Generation create sustainable products, processes, and policies based on nature’s principles. In addition to her biomimicry work, Janine teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. She has received several awards including Rachel Carson Environmental Ethics Award and the Lud Browman Award for Science Writing.
Lynelle Cameron is the Director of Sustainability at Autodesk, a leading provider of design innovation software to architects, engineers and designers. Before joining Autodesk, Lynelle spent seven years building a Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility program at Hewlett Packard. She joined the private sector after working in the environmental nonprofit sector with The Mountain Institute, World Wildlife Fund, National Outdoor Leadership School, and the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance.
David Fox - Vice President
David Fox is an IT entrepreneur and has been in the computer industry for more than 20 years. David's first company, InfoMagic, was founded in 1985 and became a leading Australian full-service distributor focused on the print and electronic publishing industries. In 1995, David and his wife Kelli created KnowledgeWeb, Inc. to develop interactive content and related transaction systems for business and consumer markets. David is an internet commerce expert and has led the internet commerce sessions at Internet World conferences in Sydney, Dallas, and Boston, and the first WebLink Conference in Jakarta.
Mary L. Hansel - Board Treasurer
Mary Hansel has an extensive and varied background in sustainability principles and strategies, and financial and information management. She was a licensed Certified Public Accountant for 20 years and is currently leading a strategic initiative to integrate more sustainable practices into the daily operations and professional practices of Carollo Engineers, a consulting engineering firm that designs municipal water and wastewater treatment systems.
Cynthia currently serves as Hewlett Packard Corporation’s worldwide customer reference lead, and has more than twenty years experience in marketing, strategic planning, communications, and business development, primarily in the high technology arena.
Susan Mac Cormac
Susan Mac Cormac is a partner at the San Francisco law firm Morrison & Foerster, where she serves as co-chair of the firm's Cleantech Group and Business Department. Susan has extensive experience representing start-up to late-stage private companies primarily in the Cleantech or Sustainable space. She also teaches sustainability and corporate governance at both the Stanford Director's College and the Northwestern Corporate Counsel Institute, and is co-chair of the Clean Technology & Climate Change Committee for the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law. She was recognized by the San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the Top Ten Rainmakers in California in 2008.
For nearly 20 years, Joel Makower has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. As a writer and strategist on corporate sustainability practices and clean technology, he has helped a wide range of companies align environmental goals with business strategy. He is chairman and executive director of Greener World Media, which produces the acclaimed resource center GreenBiz.com and its sister sites ClimateBiz.com and GreenerBuildings.com.
David Oakey founded David Oakey Designs in 1985 and leads global efforts in sustainable or “smart design” by learning from nature. Oakey challenges industrial designers, architects, teachers, and students to take action and impact change today. He has been featured in Business Week, Fast Company, Interior Design Magazine, New York Times Science, Green Futures Magazine, I.D. Magazine, and The Smithsonian Magazine.
Duke Stump is the Principal and Chief Architect of The Northstar Manifesto, a dynamic culture and leadership studio focused on cultivating and nurturing bonfires with soul—positive systemic change-makers who are out to transform the world and have a great time along the way. Prior to creating The Northstar Manifesto, Duke worked as a brand builder for more than 20 years, most recently as the Chief Marketing Officer for Seventh Generation and prior to that as a senior executive for NIKE.