We held our most recent annual meeting in November 2016. We are currently planning our next annual meeting to be held during the 2017 academic year.
Laura Bryant | Patrick R. Cairo | Philip Dahlin | Jon Freedman | Linda Froelich | Elinor Haider | Eunice Heath | Karissa Kruse | Colby T. Manwaring | Lane Moore | Robert V. Pragada | Kori Recalde | Kim Rumph (Emeritus) | Suzanne Lindsay Walker
Laura Bryant heads Corporate Communications for the most comprehensive service provider in the car rental industry, Enterprise Holdings, which – through its regional subsidiaries – owns and operates the Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands as well as its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand. With annual revenues of $14.1 billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also owns and operates more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest car rental company in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. The only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry, it leads with more than a third of all airport business in the U.S. and Canada. Enterprise Holdings is owned by the Taylor family of St. Louis and ranked No. 16 on the Forbes “Top 500 Private Companies in America” list.
Enterprise Holdings’ Corporate Sustainability initiative focuses on the “triple bottom line” – global economic, social and environmental sustainability – and how those interdependencies impact the car rental industry overall, regardless of whether vehicles are being rented for an hour, a day, a week or longer. The company’s new www.DrivingFutures.com Web site highlights three sustainability themes: Legacy – based on the Taylor family’s heritage, founding values and principles of accountability; Foresight – based on a commitment to manage operations for the long term with sustainable business practices, including its “20/20 Vision” program; Innovation – based on bringing innovation and sustainability together to help drive competitive advantages and new technologies. In addition, Enterprise Holdings is a member of the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders representing the entire value chain of the growing electric vehicle industry. Specifically, the unparalleled Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network – consisting of more than 5,500 local offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population – offers consumers a convenient way to experience electric vehicles and other emerging technologies, right where they live and work. The Taylor family also helped establish the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels in conjunction with one of the world’s leading plant science research facilities, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Further, the company’s WeCar car-sharing program – a natural extension of the local Enterprise Rent-A-Car business rental program – provides a totally automated, membership-based and environmentally friendly transportation solution for businesses, universities and government offices nationwide. WeCar car-sharing complements Enterprise Rideshare which serves both individual vanpool groups and large employer work sites, and together the two programs help customers reduce traffic congestion, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
Until his retirement in 2016, Patrick Cairo was responsible for strategic planning and growth for Suez North America (Suez). He was also responsible for external relations with multilateral agencies and industry groups in the water sector. Cairo has over forty-five years of experience in the water industry, including twenty-five years with Suez where he was the founder and CEO of SUEZ Environmental Services, its municipal and industrial services business in North America. Until 2002, he was Director of Technology and Innovation for Suez in Paris, responsible for all of the company’s technology services and research centers throughout the world. During this period, Suez expanded its water service activities to forty-four countries. Prior to working for Suez, Cairo served as Deputy Commissioner for the Philadelphia Water Department, managing its Engineering and Operations. Cairo has served on numerous U.S. and international organizations, including for eight-years the Board of the World Water Council. With the Council, he helped organize the World Water Forums in Mexico, Istanbul and Marseille. Cairo holds both a B.S. and M.S in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Philip Dahlin is the Global Director of Sustainability for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Phil’s main responsibility is the operation of Janssen’s Global Sustainability Council, which is charged with the development and implementation of sustainability strategies that are material for pharmaceutical products, operations and stakeholders yet support progress toward achievement of the overall J&J sustainability goals. He joined J&J in 1999 and has worked in the consumer and pharmaceutical sectors. He has 20+ years of experience in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) field. Phil holds a BS in Environmental Science from Syracuse University and SUNY ESF and was commissioned as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers upon graduation. Within J&J, Phil is a member of the Earthwards Board, which oversees product stewardship across all sectors, and is a member of the Global EHS Leadership Team. Externally, Phil is a member of the Corporate Eco Forum, participates in a number of PhRMA Environmental Key Issue Teams (eKIT), and is an active member of Practice Greenhealth in the US.
Jon monitors and shapes domestic and international water policies and helps GE Power & Water develop technology collaborations with government entities. Jon also co-leads GE’s Natural Gas Policy Working Group.
Prior to assuming his current role in February 2005, Jon served as a director for GE’s Corporate Marketing Initiatives Group. While in this role he was the project leader responsible for developing GE’s global environmental sustainability initiative now called ecomagination*. He also served as general manager, contractual services for GE Water & Process Technologies, with responsibility for developing and executing business plans to drive global expansion into a range of water service segments.
Jon joined GE in 2001 as business development leader for GE Energy. During his tenure in that position, Jon led the acquisition of an NYSE-listed global water company and initiated the acquisitions of two other NYSE-listed companies.
Active in the community, Jon serves as co-chair of the WateReuse Association’s Industrial Reuse Committee and served six years on the organization’s board of directors. Jon teaches a class at the University of Pennsylvania called “The Future of Water.” He currently serves of the advisory committee of The Wharton School’s Institute for Global Environmental Leadership and on the US Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee. He has authored numerous articles and speaks frequently on the future of water, water reuse, and policy best practices.
Jon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from William & Mary, and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Linda Froelich has recently been appointed to be the Global Sustainability Director for FMC Corporation. After graduating from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY, Linda immediately started working for FMC in 1977 and has held several positions since that time in research, development and the businesses. Linda’s first position was as a technician screening compounds for fungicidal activity. In the 1980’s, Linda worked in the Biotechnology group isolating natural product herbicides and insecticides from fungi. In the 1990’s, Linda moved from research into development where she was responsible for doing studies to support product registrations around the world. In 2003, Linda moved to FMC’s Philadelphia headquarters offices to manage the North America Registrations and Regulatory group and then took the position as the Product Stewardship Manager for FMC’s Agricultural Solutions business ensuring that FMC’s products are used safely and responsibly around the world. Linda lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, Rick. Linda and Rick enjoy traveling, boating, skiing and cooking and recently became “empty nesters.” Their daughter, Jen, was married three years ago and lives in northern Vermont where she works as carpenter and has also started her own business making furniture and cabinets. Their son, Dan, lives in North Carolina and is currently working and enjoying being independent. Linda and Rick have been married for 36 years and are hoping to go on a safari in Kenya someday soon!
Elinor Haider is Vice President of Market Development for Veolia North America. In this role she leads development and execution of a commercially-oriented policy, regulatory and sustainability/CSR strategy for its over $2 billion Municipal & Commercial and Industrial lines of business. Ms. Haider leads active engagement with government decision makers and industry organizations to support regional operations, lead generation and M&A activity. She represents VNA on key industry organizations including the Advanced Energy Economy, US Conference of Mayors, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Wharton IGEL, and the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency. Ms. Haider holds a MBA in Real Estate Finance from the Wharton School, MA in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and BA from Georgetown University. Ms. Haider served in numerous civic leadership roles including on the Boards of Directors of Philadelphia Outward Bound, Schuylkill River Development Corp and Reed Manufacturing.
Eunice Heath is the Global Director for Sustainability Business Engagement and Education. Eunice has the responsibility of leading Dow’s participation in The Sustainability Consortium and related external sustainable products initiatives. She is also responsible for managing sustainability higher education programs and relationships for Dow, which includes overseeing the implementation of the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) program at 18 global strategic universities.
Eunice joined Dow in 1991 as part of the Commercial Development Program and has worked in a myriad of marketing, sales and supply chain roles, including positions as Global Business Director for POLYOX™ Water Soluble Resins in 2002, Marketing & Sales Director for Dow Wolff Cellulosics in 2007, General Manager of Home & Personal Care in 2009 and Senior Director of Northeast Government Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, STEM Education in early 2012.
Eunice earned her MBA at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. Among Eunice’s many talents and accomplishments, she has a strong passion for the development and advancement of people and support of STEM which is represented by her leadership on the corporate Diversity & Inclusion Council and executive liaison for Dow’s African American Network. She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, a recipient of the 2007 Black Engineer of the Year Award and 2011 Women of Distinction winner by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Karissa Kruse is President of the Sonoma County Winegrowers, a marketing and educational organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier grape growing regions. Karissa joined Sonoma County Winegrowers as Director of Marketing in September 2012 and was named President for the organization on May 1, 2013. Karissa earned a BS in Economics and an MBA in Marketing from Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. She has over 17 years of experience in various aspects of marketing, brand management, strategic planning and business development. Karissa has worked for companies such as General Mills, Universal Studios, Mattel and Dairy Management, where Karissa worked for seven years on behalf of dairy farmers nationally. She is a partner in a small winery, Argot Wines, and the owner of a 25 acre parcel in Bennett Valley, with five acres planted to grapes. Karissa is on the boards of the Sonoma County Tourism, Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm Foundation, Ag Trust Committee and Viticulture Advisory Committee and a member of Leadership Santa Rosa Class 29. Kruse was selected as a North Bay Business Journal ‘Women in Business 2014 Honoree’ and ‘Forty under 40’ Award recipient in 2012.
Colby T. Manwaring Colby Manwaring is the Chief Executive Officer of Innovyze, the leading global provider of smart water analytics software solutions. Colby is responsible for the company’s strategic vision and leads the development and growth of Innovyze’s global software technology portfolio. With advanced degrees in civil and environmental engineering as well as business administration, Colby is a licensed Professional Engineer and an experienced software company executive.
Having lived and worked in the USA, Australia, Spain, and the UK, Colby has a broad understanding of the global water and wastewater industry and the software technology required to elevate professional practice worldwide. Over the course of his career prior to leading Innovyze, he held senior positions as software developer, product manager, consultant & trainer, sales & marketing executive, and commercial manager within the engineering software industry. He has worked with water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide to create solutions to empower thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems.
Colby holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a Spanish Minor and International Emphasis from Brigham Young University, a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University, with a Minor of Engineering Business Administration from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management.
Mr. Lane B. Moore is the Founder of QuarterMoore Capital and also serves as its Managing Partner an Atlanta based private investment firm proving growth capital and strategic support for companies across the United States. Mr. Moore served as an Associate at Five Paces Ventures, LP and Five Paces Ventures Fund, L.P. He served at Stephens Inc. He has historically focused its investments in the consumer products and services, franchising, logistics, waste management and
Bob returned to Jacobs after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brock Group, a provider of industrial specialty services including routine maintenance, turnarounds and capital projects.
During his initial ten years with Jacobs, Bob held a number of senior management positions, including Senior Vice President, Global Sales; Group Vice President, Northern Region; and Vice President, Field Services.
Bob has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Kinetics, a $500 million global provider of process solutions – design, manufacturing, and mechanical construction, where he was responsible for global sales and operations.
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Bob began his career in the Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps and Seabees officer, providing base construction and maintenance services and international contingency operations, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He also earned a Master of Science in Engineering and Management from Stanford University.
Kori Recalde serves as Senior Director of Sustainability for United Technologies Corporation. A global leader in the aerospace, commercial building and food refrigeration industries, United Technologies provides high-technology systems and services that move the world forward with well-known global brands such as Carrier, Otis, Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems. Kori manages the company’s sustainability communication initiatives focused on greening aviation, accelerating green buildings, securing the future of food and strategic engagements with nonprofit organizations. She is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® User Group: Industrial Facilities.
Kori joined United Technologies in 2008 as an Environment, Health & Safety Leadership Associate and has held roles of increasing responsibility since then, including Sustainability Manager for UTC Climate, Controls & Security. Prior to joining the company, she was a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton.
She holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University and a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Kori is a LEED Accredited Professional with Operations & Maintenance specialty.
Kim Rumph is the former President of CHEP North America, a component of Brambles Limited. Kim joined the Brambles Group in 2006 and was appointed President, CHEP North America in March 2013. Previously, she served as President, CHEP US and Brambles Group Vice President, Global Acquisition Integration. Prior to her time with Brambles, she worked for the General Electric Company and US Steel. Kim began her career as an environmental engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Auburn University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the US Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the Auburn University College of Engineering’s 100 Women Strong. Kim resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their two children.
Suzanne is an experienced, strategic corporate sustainability leader with a proven track record of creating, implementing and communicating strong sustainability programs. She is a creative and passionate individual with the ability to exercise influence without authority, as well as a strong analytical and critical thinker who works across functional areas to create and implement fiscally responsible and highly performing initiatives. Suzanne is also a strong public speaker with the ability to communicate complex, technical concepts to different audiences. Lastly, she is a skilled driver of engagement and educational strategies that promote broad awareness and involvement of initiatives at all levels in a complex/matrix environment.