Boards of Directors ASBI & ASBC

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Steven P. Salsberg – Chair
Chairman, Global Access Group

Steven is the Chairman of Global Access Advisors and serves on the Board of GROWNYC (formerly the Council on the Environment of New York City), where he was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Steven is also an active member of numerous other boards including the Board of Visitors of the CUNY School of Law, The Friends of Hudson River

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Mitch Rofsky – Treasurer
President and CEO, Better World Club

Mitch brings nearly two decades of experience of leading businesses and non-profit organizations that champion social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and environmentally friendly products. Mitch was also the first chair of Business for Social Responsibility. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles and a

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Michael Peck – Secretary
Founder, MAPA Group

Michael founded MAPA Group more than 20 years ago with a proven mission that outlines business development approaches that promote best practices, and cross-border commercial opportunities between the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the United States. Beginning in 2000, Michael has served as the North American Delegate for

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Kyle Datta
General Partner, Ulupono

At Ulupono, Kyle is responsible for developing partnerships with stakeholders, policy makers, and community organizations. He also oversees the systems thinking approach for Ulupono, where he supports sustainability by promoting the acquisition of large-scale catalytic changes to improve the quality of life for and self reliance by promoting

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April De Simone
Co-founder, Designing the We

April brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the strategic design, development, and launching elements of for-profit and non-profit projects. She is the co-founded Designing the We in 2014, a social impact design studio that address complex social challenges with actionable market-based solutions. April is the co-chair and founding

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Jeffrey Hollender – CEO & Co-founder, ASBC

Jeffrey Hollender is CEO, co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, which through its national member network represents more than 250,000 businesses in a wide range of industries. He was co-founder and CEO of Seventh Generation, which he built into a leading natural product brand known for its authenticity, transparency,

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David Levine
Co-founder and President, American Sustainable Business Council

David is the co-founder and president of the American Sustainable Business Council. He has worked as a social entrepreneur for over 30 years focusing on the development of whole systems solutions for a more sustainable society through building strategic partnerships and broad stakeholders initiatives. Previously, he was the founding

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Wiley Rhodes
CEO, One Step In Foundation and Newpoint Gas, LLC.

Founder of One Step In Foundation (1Si) and CEO of Newpoint Gas, LLC, Wiley has over three decades of experience in natural gas and hydrocarbon development. With his wide range of international experience and an eye on advances in process technologies, he has worked to establish a dialog between oil and gas innovators and the

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Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks
CEO, Earth Friendly Products

Kelly has more than 15 years of experience as the CEO of Earth Friendly Products (EFP), and a combined total of more than 23 years in its administration. Prior to leading EFP, she spent numerous years working at other companies before working her way up the ladder of the family-owned corporation. EFP is champion of environmentally sustainable

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Pat Heffernan – Vice Chair
Founder and President, Marketing Partners, Inc.

Pat established Marketing Partners, Inc in 1992, where she has produced a portfolio of award winning marketing, communications, and media plans for public information campaigns and products. Prior to founding Marketing Partners, Inc., she served as the associate dean at the Vermont Law School. She is a founder and first president of Vermont Businesses for

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Denise Bowyer – Treasurer
Vice President, American Income Life

Denise joins the ASBC board with more than 26 years of experience with American Income Life (AIL). she also serves as AIL’s Secretary of the Labor Advisory Board. With a background in social justice, she coordinates AIL’s public policy advocacy agenda for working families. Denise is a Huffington Post contributor, focusing on environmental justice

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Sandra McCardell – Secretary
President, Current-C Energy Systems, Inc.

Sandra joins the ASBC Board of Directors with more than 22 years of promoting energy efficiency and sustainability. She founded Current-C Energy in 1996, an energy efficiency consulting firms to businesses, nonprofits, government, and educational institutions. Her passion for the responsible use of water and energy generation drives her consulting

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Joey Bergstein
CEO, Seventh Generation

Joey has 23 years of experience in marketing. He began his career at Procter & Gamble (P&G), based out of their Toronto, Paris, and London offices. While there he established new markets in the U.K. for a diverse array of products, such as Sunny Delight, hair care products, and home-care products. After leaving P&G, Joey joined Diageo, where he

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Nancy Himmelfarb
Principal, NJH Sustainability Consulting

Nancy Himmelfarb (himmelfarb.com) helps companies leverage sustainability to build trust, competitive advantage and impact. She specializes in sustainability positioning, strategy development and corporate communications, and is particularly skilled at engaging stakeholders, based on 15 years’ experience as corporate attorney, general counsel and board advisor for public and private companies.

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Susan Inglis
CEO, Sustainable Furnishings Council

Susan co-founded Sustainable Furnishing Council (SFC) in 2006 and has continued to lead the SFC ever since. She has worked alongside furniture industry leaders to establish a set of standards for the sustainability of furniture products and manufacturing practices. Susan has developed programs to promote and educate the industry and has attracted

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Leanne Krueger-Braneky
State Representative, PA's 161st District

Leanne served as the Executive Director for the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia for seven years, after which her passion for sustainability led her to run for elected office to promote green jobs and sustainable business practices. As a state representative, she serves on several committees, including the Environmental Resources & Energy

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David Levine
Co-founder and President, American Sustainable Business Council

David is the co-founder and president of the American Sustainable Business Council. He has worked as a social entrepreneur for over 30 years focusing on the development of whole systems solutions for a more sustainable society through building strategic partnerships and broad stakeholders initiatives. Previously, he was the founding

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Chris Lu
Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor

Chris Lu comes to ASBC with more than 20 years of public service. Before he was the Deputy Secretary of Labor, Chis served on President-elect Obama’s transition team in 2008. Prior to his role in the executive branch, Chris was then-Senator Obama’s Legislative Director and Acting Chief of Staff from 2005 until 2009. Chris has served in all three branches of

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Holly Sklar
CEO, Business for a Fair Minimum Wage

Holly is the founder and CEO of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, an organization whose membership is comprised of a national network of business owners, organizations, and executives that believe in a fair minimum wage. Holly is an authored advocate for social responsibility. She has co-authored the Raise the Floor: Wages That Work for All of Us