Our Team

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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

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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Thomas Oppel
Executive Vice President

Thomas Oppel has more than three decades of experience in management, communications, policy and political campaigns.

From 2009 to 2017, he served as Chief of Staff to the 75th Secretary of the United States Navy, Ray Mabus, responsible for overseeing the development, execution and communication of the Secretary’s policies, goals and objectives throughout the Navy and Marine Corps, the Pentagon, the federal

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Tony Mazza
CAO

Tony Mazza joined ASBC as its Chief Administration Officer. Tony is a New York-licensed attorney primarily engaged in IT Operations, IP issues, and business process improvement. He provides thought- leadership on financial and cyber-related issues and has led major initiatives involving IT and business process re-designs and model

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Colton Fagundes
Policy Associate

Colton Fagundes comes from a background in both environmental policy and the natural products industry. He has a Masters of Global Environmental Policy from American University and has worked extensively on issues of sustainability and agricultural policy for multiple organizations. Prior to that, he and had been working on and

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Kathleen Hutton
Senior Manager, Web Content and Technology

Kathleen has over 16 years of non-profit experience working for environmental and university institutions. She has held various analytical, technical, and stewardship positions within development, communications, and marketing departments. Before joining ASBC, Kathleen was the Website and Social Media Senior Manager for Manomet

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Karina Kays
Operations and Campaigns Associate

Karina Kays was named an Operations and Campaigns Associate on staff at ASBC after serving a two-month tenure as an ASBC Policy Intern. She has a B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from UC Davis and works from California to support ASBC’s efforts to reduce packaging waste, advocate for safer chemicals in the supply chain, and push for stronger legislation to tackle the climate crisis.

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Bob Keener
Deputy Director of Public Relations

Bob is responsible for setting ASBC’s press strategy and communications. He directs and implements all press-related activities; oversees development of press materials, op-eds and columns; and conducts training and coordination of media spokespeople. He has been working in issues advocacy for 12 years after a career in the private sector, first

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John O’Neill
Senior Analyst, Tax Policy

John has 12 years of tax-related experience, including five years as a tax and budget aide to Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee.  For seven years, he worked at the accounting firm Deloitte, educating its partners and clients on federal tax policy changes. Prior to that, he worked as a journalist for ten years,

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Ali-Reza Vahabzadeh
Vice President of Memberships & Chief of Staff to CEO

Ali-Reza “A.R.” Vahabzadeh is a solutions-geared organizational development professional with strong experience in relationship management and marketing. He has worked in business development and investor relations roles for companies such as Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase in the U.S., Europe and Middle East.