Speakers

Circular City Week is an opportunity to meet and learn from circular pioneer, international frontrunners, local champions and innovative business professionals. 

Below overview is a guide to which event they will be speaking at. More speakers will be publicized as the different event host are ready with their full lineup. 

Pioneer Partners

ANNE VAN RIEL

Head of Sustainable Finance

ING Americas

Will be speaking at:

Do Consumers Care?

JOHN LOCHNER

Vice President Innovation

NYSERDA

Will be speaking at:

Circular City Week Closing Celebration

OLIVER DUDOK VAN HEEL

Head of Client Sustainability and Environment

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Will be speaking at:

Circular City Week Closing Celebration

TOM KENNEDY

Principal

Arup

Will be speaking at:

Circular City Week Opening Celebration

Circular Business Next Steps 

Speakers

ABEEY BARKSDALE

ESG Manager

American Water

Will be speaking at:

Impact from the Mainstreaming of ESG Investing

AMANDA KAMINSKY

Founder + Principal

Building Product Ecosystems

ANTONIO LOPEZ

Development Manager

Lower East Side Ecology Center

ASHLEY TAYLOR

Founder 

Regency

Will be speaking at:

Red Hook Case Story

BERNA TURAL

Director, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives

UpstreamSolutions

Will be speaking at:

Sustainable Investing

BRENDAN SHEEHAN

VP & Senior Analyst: ESG

Moody's Investors Services

CHRISTINA GRACE

CEO & Founder

Foodprint Group

DIEGO S. SEGALINI

Executive Director, Finance & Operations 

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Will be speaking at:

Community Compost Build

EVA GLADEK

Founder & CEO

Metabolic

HERMAN LINDSEY

Exoneree

Witness to Innocence

Will be speaking at:

Psychosocial Dimensions

IMKE MYRICK

Danish Clean Tech & Circular City Week

Senior Project Manager

Will be speaking at:

Co-Creating Circularity City

JASON FROM

Founder

LAVA Records

Will be speaking at:

Psychosocial Dimensions

JENNIFER GROVE

Founder

Repeat Roses

Will be speaking at:

Closing the Loop

JOE SILVER

Director of Programs

Urban Future Lab - Cleantech Startup Incubation

Will be speaking at:

Closing the Loop

JOSHUA KATCHER

Founder & Creative Director

BraveGentleMan

Will be speaking at:

Circular Fashion: Local Initiatives and Resources

KATE MACKENZIE

Director

Office of the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy

Will be speaking at:

Creative Solutions for Tackling Food Waste

KRISTY CAYLOR

CEO

For Days

LAURA NOVICH

Sustainability Strategist

Hyloh

Will be speaking at:

Repair Scale-Up: Designing a Fixing City

MARK CHAMBERS

Director

New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability 

Will be speaking at:

Circular City Week - Opening Ceremony

MIKE NEWMAN

CEO

Returnity

Will be speaking at:

Circular Furniture and Materials in the Design Environment 

MICHAEL DELUCIA

Principal

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners

NAOMI COOPER

Vice President

Cooper Reclycing

PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST

Journalist

Financial Times

Will be speaking at:

Launch of New York Circular City Initiative

RENIERA O'DONNELL

Higher Education Lead

 Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Will be speaking at:

 The Role of Higher Education

RON GONEN

CEO

Closed Loop Partners

Will be speaking at:

Launch of New York Circular City Initiative

SANDRA GOLDMARK

Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action

Barnard College

SIMON

KOFOD-SVENDSEN

Head of Projects

Realdania

Will be speaking at:

Closing the Loop

SIMP GULATI

Co-founder & CEO

Dropel Fabrics

Will be speaking at:

Circular Fashion: Local Initiatives and Resources

TAZIA SMITH

Managing Director

Closed Loop Partners

THOMASE MCQUILLAN

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Culture and Sustainability

Baldor

Will be speaking at:

Designing Out Waste

USHMA PANDYA

Co-Founder

Think Zero LLC

WESLEY CAINES

Chief of Staff

The Bronx Defenders

Will be speaking at:

Psychosocial Dimensions

ADAM BUNCHANAN

Chief Contracting Officer/Assistant Commissioner 

Office of Citywide Procurement

ANDREA LIESKE

Resource Recovery Coordinator

Earth Matter

Will be speaking at:

Community Compost Build

AHMED ABOUTALEB

Mayor of Rotterdam

ASHIIMA SUKHDEV

Government & Cities Program Lead

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

BERTHA JIMENEZ

 Founder

Rise Products

Will be speaking at:

Closing the Loop

CAROLYN KISSANE

Clinical Professor

Center for Global Affairs

Will be speaking at:

Closing the Loop

DANA DAVIS

Vice President of Sustainability, Product and Business Strategy

Mara Hoffman

Will be speaking at:

Circular Fashion: Local Initiatives and Resources

EBAN GOODSTEIN

Director Graduate Education in Sustainability

Bard College

GARRETT BENISCH

Industrial Designer

Pratt Institute

HENRY SHILLING

Director of Research, Sustainable Research and Analysis

LLC

JAMES PATCHETT

President and CEO

NYC Economic Development Corporation

Will be speaking at:

Launch of New York Circular City Initiative

JASON SCHWARTZ

Executive Director

McEnroe Organic Farms

JESSICA SCHREIBER

Founder

FABSCRAP

Will be speaking at:

Circular Fashion: Local Initiatives and Resources

JON WASSERMAN

Associate Director, Program Management, Global Lead 

FrogImpact

Will be speaking at:

Co-Creating Circularity City

KARA NAPOLITANO

Education And Outreach Coordinator 

Sims Municipal Recycling

Will be speaking at:

Tour of Sims Municipal Recycling Facility

KATE MIKULIAK

NYC Department of Transportation

LINDSAY CLINTON

Senior Vice President
NYC Economic Development Corporation

Will be speaking at:

Circular City Week Opening Ceremony

LUNA YU

CEO

Genecis Bioindustries

Will be speaking at:

Closing the Loop

MARY ELLEN SULLIVAN

Board Memeber

Cora Dance

Will be speaking at:

Red Hook Case Study

MIKKEL KJÆR

Co-Founder & CEO

Human Habitat

Will be speaking at:

Impact Farm Tour

Tour of Harlem Impact Farm

MICHAEL HIRSCHHORN

CEO

mebl -Transforming furniture

NICK VAN EYCK

Senior Manager & Commercial Programs

NYC Departement of Sanitation

PAUL KIM

Senior Fellow

The City College of New York

RICKY STEPHENS

Director of Digital Strategy

Agritecture

Will be speaking at:

Designing Out Waste

SABINE VALENGA

Chief Marketing Office and Co-Founder

Food For All

Will be speaking at:

Designing Out Waste

SANDRA NOONAN

Chief Sustainability Officer

Just Salad

SONJA PLESSET

Executive Director

The Plymouth Rock Foundation

STEPHANIE BENEDETTO

Founder

Queen of Raw

Will be speaking at:

Closing the Loop

TERESA HO KIM

Portfolio Manager

Jennison Associates LLC

TOM SZAKY

CEO

TerraCycle

Will be speaking at:

Launch of New York Circular City Initiative

VICTORIA YOUNG

Co Founder

TightRope

ALLISON SHAPIRO

Executive Director

Closed Loop Partners

Will be speaking at:

Designing Out Waste

ANN ROSENBERG

Senior Vice President, UN Partnerships & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen

AKHMOSE ARI-HOTEP

Organics Recovery Coordinator 

NYC Compost Project, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Will be speaking at:

Red Hook Case Story

BILL IRVINE

Kara Water

Will be speaking at:

Closing the Loop

BOB BALDER

Director of Planning and Urban Design

Gensler and Cornell

Celeste McMickle

Director

TRUE Zero Waste

DAVID BRIEFEL

Sustainability Director

Gensler

ELIZABETH BALKAN

Director

Natural Resources Defense Council

GERALDINE SIMONIS

Head Beekeeper

Brooklyn Grange

Will be speaking at:

Introduction to Beekeeping

HILDEGAARD LINK

Co-Chair

Resilient Red Hook

Will be speaking at:

Red Hook Case Study

JAMIE FAS

Special Project Coordinator

Westbourne

JESSICA MYERS

Global CSR Partnerships Director 

Repeat Roses

Will be speaking at:

Zero-Waste Blossom Bar

JUSTIN GREEN

Executive Director and Founder of Big Reuse and Big Initiatives

JOS DE KRIEGER

Architect/Partner

Superuse Studios

KAREN BLONDEL

Environmental Justice Initiative

Turning the Tide

Will be speaking at:

Red Hook Case Study

KELLY FISHER

Head of Corporate Sustainability

US HSBC

Will be speaking at:

Launch of New York Circular City Initiative

LAURENCE CARR

Founder & CEO

Laurence Carr Design

MARC DE WIT

Director of Strategic Alliances

Circle Economy

Will be speaking at:

Circular City Week - Closing Celebration