Speakers

Denise Morrison

Friday Keynote Speaker Denise Morrison

11:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, March 10
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom S/C

Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Under her leadership, Campbell is realizing the potential of its Purpose, "Real Food that Matters for Life's Moments." Read more

Doug Rauch

Saturday Keynote Speaker Doug Rauch

9:00 - 10:15am, Saturday, March 11
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom S/C

Doug spent 31 years with Trader Joe's Company, the last 14 years as a President, helping grow the business from a small, nine-store chain in Southern California, to a nationally acclaimed retail success story. Read more

Paul Hawken

Climate Day Featured Speaker Paul Hawken

4:30 – 5:20pm, Wednesday, March 8
Marriott, Grand Salon F

Paul Hawken has written seven books published in over 50 countries in 28 languages including four New York Times bestsellers, The Next Economy, Growing a Business, and The Ecology of Commerce, and Blessed Unrest. Read more

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Thomas Aarts

Founder & Principal
NCN & Nutrition Business Journal

Dave Alexander

President
Global Organics

Kirsten Anderberg

CFO
Fantasy Cookie Company

Robert Anderson

Senior Trade Advisor, Organic Trade Association
Principal, Sustainable Strategies LLC

Emma Andrews

BA, RHN, NPDP Co-Founder & Director of Education
Pineapple Collective

Tonya Antle

EVP & Co-Founder
Organic Produce Network

Ray Archuleta

Soil Health Specialist & Agronomist
NRCS USDA

Nikhil Arora

Co-Founder
Back to the Roots

Gina Asoudegan

Senior Director of Mission
Applegate

Tim Avila

Founder & CEO
Systems Bioscience, Inc.

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Tripp Baird

Founder & Managing Partner
The Builders Fund

Tobias Bandel

Managing Partner
Soil & More International

Laura Batcha

CEO & Executive Director
Organic Trade Association

Jacob Bauly

Global Marketing Manager
DSM Nutritional Products, Human Nutrition & Health Division

Kathleen Baumgardner

Co-founder & Executive Director
FoCo Cafe

Olu Beck

CEO
Wholesome!

Raphael Bemporad

Founder & Principal
BBMG

Mark Bittman

Food Journalist and Author

Jenna Blumenfeld

Senior Food Editor
New Hope Network

Gail Bornhorst Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of California Davis

Eric Bost

Assistant Director for External Relations and Special Assignments

Kyria Boundy-Mills

Curator, Phaff Yeast Culture Collection Department of Food Science and Technology
University of California Davis

Jaclyn Bowen

Executive Director
Clean Label Project

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's

Mike Burgmaier

Managing Director
Whipstitch Capital

Bob Burke

Principal
Natural Products Consulting Group

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Birgit Cameron

Senior Director
Patagonia Provisions

Elizabeth Candelario

Managing Director
Demeter

Allan Christian

Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service/U.S. Department of Commerce

Jeanne Cloutier

Director of Sustainability Projects
Elk Packaging

Taylor Collins

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions

Ken Cook

President & Co-Founder
Environmental Working Group

Dr. Bill Crawford PhD(c), MS

Founder & Principal Consultant
Crawford.Solutions

Pat Crowley

Co-Founder, CEO
Chapul

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Paul Davis

Technical Service Engineer
Capsugel

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting

Angela Diesch

Partner at Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett LLP

Kim Dietz

Senior Manager, Environmental, Natural & Organic Policy
J.M. Smucker Company

Matthew Dillon

Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs
Clif Bar & Company

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association

Andrea Donsky R.H.N

Founder
Naturally Savvy Media Inc.

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Scott E. Faber

Senior Vice President, Environmental Working Group, Adjunct Professor of Law

Chris Fenster

Founder & CEO
Propeller Industries

Lisa Feria

CEO
Stray Dog Capital

Ron Finley

Head Trouble Maker
Ron Finley Project

Greg Fleishman

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Foodstirs

Mara Fleishman

CEO
Chef Ann Foundation

Andy Fleming

CEO & Founding Principal
Way to Grow Inc.

John Foraker

President
Annie's, Inc.

Jane Franch

Director of Quality, Sourcing & Sustainability
Numi Organic Tea

Steve French

Managing Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)

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Leah Garcés

US Executive Director
Compassion in World Farming USA

Kyle Garner

CEO
Organic India USA

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Co-Founder & Chief Mom
Foodstirs

Bill Giebler

Senior Editor
Nutrition Business Journal

Justin Gold

Founder
Justin's

Seth Goldman

Co-founder & TeaEO Emeritus
Honest Tea

Manuel Gorrin

Social Sustainability Specialist
Nature's Path Foods, Inc.

David Gray

EVP & Partner
GreenSeed Contract Packaging

Neil Grimmer

Founder & CEO, Habit
Co-founder & Chairman, Plum Organics

Aaron Gross

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Farm Forward

Andrew Gunther

Executive Director
A Greener World

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Bentley Hall

CEO
Good Eggs

Joshua Halpern

Founding Director, eCommerce Innovation Lab
U.S. Department of Commerce

Beau Haralson

Co-Founder
Clymb Marketing

Will Harris

Fourth Generation Cattleman
White Oak Pastures

Paul Hawken

Executive Director
Project Drawdown

Sue Heilbronner

CEO
MergeLane

Arno Hesse

Co-Leader & Investor
Slow Money Northern California

Jeff Hilton

Partner & Co-founder
BrandHive

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic

William Hood

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Shirley Huang

Founder & CEO
Vision Avenue Consulting

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Jessica Iclisoy

President & Founder of California Baby®

Jenny Ivy

Content Producer
New Hope Network

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Ian Justus

Sr. Manager Controlled Environment Production
Driscoll's

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Michael Kanter

Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer
Cambridge Naturals

Christine Kapperman

Editor in Chief, Natural Foods Merchandiser
New Hope Natural Media

Blair Kellison

CEO
Traditional Medicinals

Anne Kelly

Senior Program Director, Public Policy, Ceres
Director, Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy [BICEP]

Chris Kerston

Director of Public Outreach & Events
The Savory Institute

Larry Kopald

Founder & Managing Partner
The Carbon Underground

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Galit Laibow

Co-founder & CEO
Foodstirs

Timothy LaSalle Ph.D.

International Coordinator, Alternatives to Agricultural Burning, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, Chico State University

Gero Leson

Director of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's

Paola Lugari

Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, Colombia

Steve Lykken

President
Applegate

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Caroline Macgill

Managing Director
Armonia

Finian Makepeace

Co-Founder
Kiss the Ground

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.

Chris Mann

Chairman of the Gourd
Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products

Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia

Monique Marez

Director of International Trade
Organic Trade Association

Carlotta Mast

Executive Director of Content & Insights
New Hope Network

Matt Mayer

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

Executive Director of Sustainability
George Washington University

Jane Miller

Founder
Janeknows.com

David Mills

Peter J. Shields Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science
University of California, Davis

Tracy Misiewicz

Associate Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center

Steve Mister

President & CEO
Council for Responsible Nutrition

Maryellen Molyneaux

President & Founding Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)

Denise Morrison

President & Chief Executive Officer
Campbell Soup Company

Sara Morrow

Deputy Editor
Modern Farmer

Joelle Mosso

Product Line Manager - Natural Products
Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients

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Abraham Nabors

2nd Generation Owner
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

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Thea O'Carroll

Founder, CEO & Farmer
YieldOrganic

Andi O'Conor

SpeakCoach

Natalie Ohanessian

Founder & Certified Food Scientist
Food Happy Consulting

Kristin Ohlson

Author
The Soil Will Save Us

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers

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John Papola

Director, Writer, and Producer

Jessica Pautsch

Founder & CEO
Mesh Exchange

Larisa Pavlick

VP, Regulatory & Compliance
United Natural Products Alliance

Mo Payette

CEO
Mother's Market & Kitchen

Steve Peirce

President
Ribus, Inc

Justin Perkins

Founder, Olomomo Nut Co & VP Strategic Partnerships, Care2.com

Steven Petusevsky

Chairman, Appetites & Innovation Initiative
The Culinary Institute of America

Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network

Deanna Pogorelc

Content Producer
New Hope Network

Michelle Poler

Founder
Hello Fears

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network

Nicole Pontes

Senior Strategist
BBMG

Kelley Poole

Vice President of Government Affairs
Organic Trade Association

Nate Powell-Palm

President
Cold Springs Organics (MT)

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Brianna Quindazzi

Strategy Director
BBMG

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Kristen Race Ph.D.

Founder, Mindful Life
Author, Mindful Parenting

Doug Rauch

Co-CEO, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.
Founder & President, Daily Table

Elizabeth Reaves

Program Director, Agriculture & Environment
Sustainable Food Lab

Jonathan Reinbold

Sustainability, Research & Grant Manager
Organic Valley

Graham Rigby

Chief Innovation Officer
Organic India

Jessica Rolph

Founding Partner & Board Member
Happy Family

Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach

Nancy Rosenzweig

Director of Mergers and Acquisitions
Big Path Capital

John Roulac

Founder and CEO
Nutiva

Jessica Rubino

Content Marketing Director
New Hope Natural Media

Todd Runestad

Editor in Chief, Engredea
New Hope Network

Matt Ryan

Retail Services Manager
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

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Shauna Sadowski

VP of Sustainability & Industry Relations
Annie's Inc.

John Salley

Health & Wellness Advocate

Jason Sapsin

Counsel
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Tobias Schultz

Manager of Corporate Sustainability Services
SCS Global Services

Leah Segedie

Creator
ShiftCon, Mamavation

Jessica Shade PhD

Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center

Jessie Shafer

Editor in Chief, Delicious Living
New Hope Network

Bill Shen

Director
Encore Consumer Capital

Jules Shepard

Owner
Jules Gluten Free

Albert Shieh M.D.

MD
University of California, Los Angeles

Corinne Shindelar

CEO
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association

Robynn Shrader

CEO
National Co+op Grocers

Jennifer Silberman

Chief Sustainability Officer
Target

Michele Simon JD, MPH

Executive Director
Plant Based Foods Association

Rob Sinclair

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Susan Skjei

Director, Authentic Leadership Center
Naropa University

Ned Spang Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis
Associate Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, University of California, Davis

Lisa Spicka

Associate Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association

Adam Spriggs

Founder
Nucleus Maximus

Scott Steinford

CEO
Trust Transparency Consulting

Michael Stroka JD, MBA, MS, CNS, LDN

Executive Director
The Nutrition Consortium

Andy Swindler

Storyteller/Consultant

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Ashish Talati

Partner
Amin Talati & Upadhye, LLC

Jerry Taylor

President
Niskanen Center

Luanne Theseira

Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore

Koel Thomae


Noosa Yoghurt

Josh Tickell

Filmmaker
Kiss the Ground

Rebecca Tickell

Filmmaker
Kiss the Ground

Keeley Tillotson

CEO & Co-Founder
Wild Friends

James Topper

Market Development Manager
Neogen Corporation

Mark Trexler

Climate Risk Advisor
The Climatographers

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Ron Ubels

Vice President
CDS Custom Services Ltd.

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Alejandro Velez

Co-Founder
Back to the Roots

Lisa Versaci

Writer and Producer

David Vetter

Farmer
Grain Place Foods, Inc.

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market

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Jason Wachob

Founder & CEO of mindbodygreen

Aubry Walch

Co-Founder
Herbivorous Butcher

Jessica Walden

Material Specialist
USDA National Organic Program

Lynsey Walker

MSc, RHN Founder & Director of Content Marketing
Pineapple Collective

Te'Lario Watkins II

Founder & Owner
Tiger Mushroom Farms, LLC

Katherine Wintsch

Founder & CEO
The Mom Complex

Wayne Wu

Managing Director
VMG Partners

Gwendolyn Wyard

Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
Organic Trade Association

Shari Wynne Ressler

Founder/President
SKU

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Bart Yablonsky

Director of Operations
Dawson's Market / Ellwood Thompson's

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Jeff Zachwieja, PhD

Sr. Director Global R&D Nutrition Sciences