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Sven Birkerts

Essayist and Literary Critic

Sven Birkerts  has been editor of AGNI since July 2002. He is the author of nine books: An Artificial Wilderness: Essays on 20th Century Literature (William Morrow), The Electric Life: Essays on Modern Poetry (William Morrow), American Energies: Essays on Fiction (William Morrow), The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age (Faber & Faber), Readings (Graywolf), My Sky Blue Trades: Growing Up Counter in a Contrary Time (Viking, 2002), Reading Life (Graywolf, 2007), Then, Again: The Art of Time in the Memoir (Graywolf, 2008), The Other Walk (Graywolf, 2011), and Changing the Subject: Essays on the Mediated Self (Graywolf, 2015).

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Tony Cervone

Tony Cervone

Senior Vice President, Global Communications, General Motors Company

Tony Cervone was named senior vice president, Global Communications, in May 2014. As GM’s top communications executive, he is responsible for the company’s overall global communications strategy. In October 2015, he assumed responsibility for GM corporate giving activities. He is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a senior advisor to CEO Mary Barra.... Read more about Tony Cervone

Ted Freeman

Ted Freeman

Culture Officer and Facilitating Leader, Eileen Fisher

Edmund B. (Ted) Freeman, Psy.D., is the Culture Officer at EILEEN FISHER, INC., and a member of EF’s Facilitating Leader Team. In support of a brand-led sustainable business model, Ted and his partners engage and empower a community of employee owners, engender a thriving culture, and create and execute strategies that provide supporting infrastructure and business processes. Ted leads the People & Culture Circle (inclusive of internal communications, talent acquisition, organization development, learning and development and benefits and compensation), provides leadership to the Information Technology team, and facilitates Operations Circle (governing the end-to-end supply chain).... Read more about Ted Freeman

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Peter Higgins

Director, Global Responsible Sourcing, VF Corporation

Peter Higgins is the Hong Kong-based Director, Global Responsible Sourcing at VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories. VF’s Global Responsible Sourcing function – which is part of VF’s Global Supply Chain – leads product stewardship initiatives for all VF products, drives supply chain sustainability improvements across the entire supply chain, and accelerates factory social and environmental leadership.... Read more about Peter Higgins

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Matthew Killingsworth

Senior Fellow in People Analytics,Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Matt Killingsworth is a Senior Fellow in People Analytics at the Wharton School the University of Pennsylvania and the creator and director of trackyourhappiness.org, a global research project that uses smartphones to collect real-time happiness data and track the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Matt’s research investigates many aspects of people’s lives, including happiness at work, the relationship between money and happiness, the impact of social connection on happiness, how a person’s thoughts affects their experience and productivity, and other topics.... Read more about Matthew Killingsworth

Michael Kobori

Michael Kobori

Vice President, Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.

Michael Kobori is Vice-President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co.  He has led the function since 2001. Under his tenure, the company has been a pioneer, reducing the environmental impact of its products through its Levi’s® Waste<Less™ and Water<Less™ collections, Dockers’® WellThread collection, Care for Our Planet program, and leadership on the Better Cotton Initiative.  In addition, the company has gone beyond labor compliance by publicly disclosing its manufacturing supplier locations, leading the industry in banning sandblasting, and partnering with NGOs and key suppliers to support programs that improve workers’ lives.... Read more about Michael Kobori

Eileen McNeely

Eileen McNeely

Director, Sustainability & Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. McNeely is Founder and Director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  SHINE helps corporations across all sectors measure and accelerate the ways in which they help the world become a healthier, more sustainable place. The Initiative is setting a bold vision for companies to factor their impact on health into all business decisions and business outcomes, and act in ways that will protect the planet and its inhabitants.... Read more about Eileen McNeely

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Kay Mooney

Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President, Workplace Well-being & Inclusion, Aetna

In her nearly three decades with Aetna, Kay has served in many leadership roles and led strategic assignments across the organization. She joined Human Resources in 2014 as Vice President, Employee Benefits and Well-being, where she continues to play a vital role in overseeing the strategic design, delivery and administration of employee health, well-being and retirement benefits. In 2018, Kay’s role was expanded to include leadership of the Workplace Culture, Diversity and Inclusion team.... Read more about Kay Mooney

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Neema Moraveji

Co-founder & Chief Scientist, Spire

Neema Moraveji, Ph.D. is an expert on the design and study of technologies that promote healthy and high-performing states of mind. As director of Stanford University's Calming Technology Lab, he studies how interactive products can mitigate the damaging and distracting effects of acute and chronic stress. He teaches the popular “Designing Calm” at the Stanford Design School and his work has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR among other esteemed publications. Dr. Moraveji is co-founder and chief science officer at Spire, the first wearable to track and influence both activity and state of mind.... Read more about Neema Moraveji

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Greg Norris

Director, Sustainability & Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gregory Norris Directs SHINE (the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise) at MIT; SHINE is an MIT/Harvard joint initiative.  His research focuses on advancing and applying methods for Net Positive sustainability: creation and assessment of positive social and environmental “handprints” that exceed the actor’s footprints.  Greg teaches Life Cycle Assessment at Harvard, and directs graduate student research there.  He serves as Chief Scientist with the International Living Future Institute, where he helped design and launch and now helps to advance the Living Product Challenge.... Read more about Greg Norris
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Frank O'Brien-Bernini

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Owens Corning

Frank O’Brien-Bernini is vice president and chief sustainability officer of Owens Corning, a world leader in insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. His role encompasses global accountability for Owens Corning’s sustainability strategy development and implementation, including: operations sustainability/environmental, health and safety (EH&S); product and supply chain sustainability; corporate medical/wellness; product stewardship and toxicology; and the company’s science and technology center in Granville, Ohio.... Read more about Frank O'Brien-Bernini

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Melissa Perry

Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research,The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Melissa Perry, Sc.D., MHS, is a Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Before joining George Washington University, she spent 13 years on the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Environmental Health faculty. She received her B.A. from the University of Vermont, and her MHS and Sc.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.... Read more about Melissa Perry

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Kimberly Pittel

Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company

Kimberly Pittel is Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, a position she has held since January 1, 2017. She serves as Ford Motor Company’s top environmental and safety officer.  In this role, Pittel is responsible for the company’s global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance and assuring that Ford meets or exceeds all safety and environmental regulations worldwide.

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Roy Raymann

Vice President, Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs at SleepScore Labs

Roy Raymann, PhD is Vice President, Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs at SleepScore Labs. As a leading researcher in the field of sleep science, Dr. Raymann spent more than a decade in academia studying sleep at the Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences, before joining the private sector. He was most recently at Apple where he was responsible for the company’s efforts in health-related initiatives, which included features such as Night Shift, Bedtime and the Sleep part of Apple Health. Prior to Apple, he was the Sleep Thought Leader at Philips Research focusing on the consumer sleep division where he founded the Sleep Experience Lab.... Read more about Roy Raymann