We are thrilled to announce that Kate Gordon, Founding Director, Risky Business Project will be our keynote speaker at the Dinner.
Gordon is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of clean energy and economic development. Before joining the Paulson Institute, she was the Founding Director of the “Risky Business Project,” co-chaired by Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, and focused on the economic risks the U.S. faces from unmitigated climate change.
More about Kate..
will emcee the event. She is the NW Client Relations Manager for the
Blink Network, a CarCharging Company. In this role she works with
private and public organizations to maximize public, private, fleet and
workplace charging options. Previously she worked with ECOtality and
Sustainable Industries. She currently serves as Board Chair for Drive
Oregon and sits on other sustainability and community related
boards. Amy holds an MBA from Presidio (formerly Bainbridge Graduate
Jackie Dingfelder is a new member of Climate Solutions Board of Directors and will be making the ask for support at the Dinner. She brings 30 years of environmental planning and policy experience in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. She recently earned her PhD in Public Policy and Affairs at Portland State University in the Hatfield School of Government. In 2016, she served as a 2016 Ian Axford/Fulbright public policy fellow researching freshwater reforms and indigenous water rights in New Zealand. More about Jackie...
Gregg Small is the Executive Director at Climate Solutions. Gregg brings nearly 25 years of experience working on environmental and public policy issues, including 20 as an Executive Director. At Climate Solutions, Gregg oversees a staff of almost two dozen policy experts, campaigners, innovators, and researchers across three Northwest offices, providing strategic direction for one of the most effective regional climate and clean economy organizations in the nation.
Climate Solutions’ mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Climate Solutions is at the forefront of Oregon and Washington’s statewide coalitions organizing for action on climate and clean energy. Working with a robust community of partner organizations in various sectors, we provide strategic and policy leadership, field organizing, business engagement, communications outreach, administration, and fundraising support for Power Past Coal, Stand Up to Oil, Renew Oregon, and the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy. Climate Solutions partners with and mediates among many different stakeholders, communities, and constituencies to help create and sustain powerful advocacy coalitions. With a clear focus on accelerating a rapid and equitable transition to a clean energy economy, we strive to reconcile different approaches, address trade-offs, and facilitate decision making that will enable forward progress. www.climatesolutions.org